We are proud to be Armstrong Eagles!

Armstrong Elementary School


Armstrong Volunteer Schedule Website

Easily sign up to volunteer at Armstrong with the volunteer calendar at ArmstrongPTA.org.
Use the website to request a sub or trade for shifts in the cafeteria, library, Eagle Store, or teacher workroom.

THANK YOU to everyone who so generously spends time volunteering at our school!

Additional Giving Opportunities


Armstrong hosts several fun fundraisers throughout the year. These events are a great way for students and parents to get involved in giving back to our school through monetary and volunteer support. These include:


Armstrong Book Fair

The Armstrong library and PTA host a Scholastic Book Fair offering a variety of titles for all ages as well as resource books, games, and posters.  All proceeds benefit the library.


Armstrong Auction



Armstrong Reads Program

The Armstrong Reads program allows students to raise funds through their reading efforts.


Armstrong Carnival

The Armstrong Carnival is an afternoon for family fun featuring games, booths, concessions, and raffle baskets.  Be ready for a great time!


Dad’s Club - All Year Long

Join Armstrong’s Dads Club and have fun helping with car pool, sno-cones, and a variety of other fun events throughout the school year.


Parent Teacher Association - All Year Long

Join the PTA to help support our events and programs throughout the year. 


Community Rewards - All Year Long

These are third party programs that provide cash benefits to Armstrong at no additional cost to our families.  It’s easy to participate:

Link your Amazon.com, Kroger, Tom Thumb, and Office Depot reward cards to Armstrong.

Collect Box Tops & Labels for Education

Donate to Schoola

Visit participating restaurants during Armstrong Dines Out Month-April 2016


Spirit Sales - All Year Long

Spirit Wear is sold each Monday, Wednesday
and Friday before school and at school events throughout the year. Get excited to show your school spirit every Friday! Wear your green and gold.  Go Eagles!




Armstrong PTA Volunteer Positions 2017-2018


The Armstrong Parent Teacher Association plans special events and fundraising programs, assists in the operation and maintenance of Armstrong, and furthers communication between parents, teachers, and students. Join the fun and help make a difference in your child’s day...the Armstrong PTA needs YOU!!!

Please return this form no later than Friday, January 27, 2017.

You may return this form to the PTA box in the school office or email it to allyblow@gmail.com.

Questions? Please contact Allyson Blow at 214-707-2651 or allyblow@gmail.com.

Name: ___________________________________________________Phone:______________________                               Email: ________________________________

Your child(ren)’s grade(s) next school year:_____________

Please check as many areas as you have interests so that the nominating committee can slate you in a spot that you will enjoy.

All job descriptions can be found www.armstrong.hpisd.org.


___ President-Elect

___ Vice President Communications

 ___ Vice President Development

___ Vice President Faculty

___ Vice President Special Events

___ Treasurer Elect

 ___ Recording Secretary


 ___ Auction Chairman (2-3)

___ Live Auction Chairman (2)

___ Online Auction Chairman (2)

___ Silent Auction Chairman (2)

___ Underwriting (2)

___ Auction Treasurer (1)

 ___ Class Contest Chairman (2)

___ Preview Party Chairman (2)

___ Auction Chairman-Elect (Fall 2018 Auction Chair)

 ___ Armstrong Dines Out Chairman (2)

 ___ Armstrong Reads Chairman (2)

___ Family Giving Chairman (2)

 ___ Carnival Chairman (2)

___ Eagle Store/Spirit Chairman (2)

 ___ Eagle Store Chairman-Elect (2)


___ Mad for Plaid Representative

 ___ HP Arts Representative

 ___ HPISD Parent Education Committee Representative


If you would like to share one of the below positions with a friend(s), please include all of your names beside the job title.

___ Arts Project Chairman (2)

 ___ Beautification

___ Bike Rodeo Chairman (2)

___ Bulletin Board Chairman (2)

 ___ Cafeteria Cashier/Server Chairman (2)

 ___ Cafeteria Treasurer-Elect

 ___ Class Coordinator Chairman

 ___ Class Coordinator (1 boy & 1 girl parent per grade level; please indicate here ____________)

 ___ Crossing Guard Appreciation

 ___ Directory Chairman-Elect (3)

___ Directory Sponsorship Sales

___ Fall Curriculum Night Chairmen (2)

 ___ Field Day Chairman (2)

___ Find Your Place in the Eagle’s Nest Chairman (2)

___ Garden Chairman

___ Garden Volunteer Coordinator

 ___ GrandFriends’ Day Coordinator (2)

 ___ Founder’s Day Chairman (2)

 ___ Invention Convention Chairman (2)

 ___ Joys and Concerns Chairman

 ___ Library-Media Center/Book Fair Chairman (2)

 ___ Linda Somerville Scholarship Representative

 ___ Lost and Found Coordinator

___ New Families Chairman (2)

 ___ Nutrition Month Chair

 ___ Back to School Sign Up Chairman Elect

 ___ One School One Book Chairman (2)

 ___ Outreach Chairman (2)

 ___ Publicity Chairman

 ___ Red Ribbon Week (PEC) Chairman (2)

 ___ Rewards Program Chairman

 ___ Room Parent Chairman (2)

 ___ Safety Liaison

___ School Supplies Chairman-Elect

 ___ Science Fair Chairman (2)

 ___ Spring Open House Chairmen (2)

___ Student Advisory Health Committee

 ___ TAG Representative (2)

___ Teacher Appreciation: Gifts Chairman (2)

 ___ Teacher Appreciation:Luncheons Chairman (2)

___ Teacher Workroom Chairman

___ Teacher Workroom Chairman-Elect

 ___ Volunteer Website Elect

___ Website Chairman

 ___ Yearbook Chairman

___ Yearbook Chairman-Elect (2)

 Interested in a more flexible volunteer opportunity? If you would like to serve on one or more committees (not as chairman), please note that here.

Once chairs are slated and approved by vote, they will contact you.

Eager to nominate a friend?

Your ideas are valuable and welcome. Please write in suggested names next to any position.


PTA Job Description 2017-18



President-Elect: Assist 2017-2018 PTA President, attend monthly District PTA President luncheons, Chair of Armstrong Gift Committee, serve as PTA President 2018-2019.        


Vice President Communications: Provide support & guide PTA positions that promote & communicate about Armstrong- Recording Secretary, Yearbook, Directory, Back to School Sign Up (BSSU), Bulletin Boards, Arts Display, Joys & Concerns.


Vice President Development: Provide support & guide PTA positions that coordinate our Fundraisers- Auction, Carnival, Armstrong Reads and Mad for Plaid.


Vice President Faculty: Provide support & guide PTA positions that focus on Teacher, Class & Grade Events-Class Coordinators, Teacher Workroom, TAG Representative, Room Parents and Outreach.


Vice President Special Events: Provide support & guide PTA positions that coordinate our Special Events-Bike Rodeo, Field Day, Eagle’s Nest, GrandFriends’ Day, Founder’s Day Picnic, Open House, Science Fair and Library.


Treasurer: Collect receipts, write checks, maintain accounting efforts and work with event treasurers.


Treasurer Elect: Make deposits, oversee Eagle Store operations and act as Treasurer in 2018-2019.


Recording Secretary: Take attendance and minutes at all PTA and Executive Committee meetings and distribute copies of minutes at next meeting.




Auction Chairman (2-3):  Oversee auction team and all operations pertaining to the Armstrong Auction.

     Live Auction Chairman (2)

     Online Auction Chairman (2)

     Silent Auction Chairman (2)

     Underwriting (2)

     Auction Treasurer (1)

     Class Contest Chairman (2)

     Preview Party Chairman (2)

Auction Chairman-Elect (2): Assist Auction Co-Chairman in 2017, serve as Auction Chairman in 2018.


Armstrong Dines Out Chairman (2): Plan, coordinate and organize Armstrong Dines Out in the spring.


Armstrong Reads Chairman (2): Coordinate brochure to send home with students, promote Armstrong Reads to the school and collection of money raised.


Carnival Chairman (2): Put together and lead Carnival Committee for event in April.


Eagle Store/Spirit Chairman (2): Purchase, promote and sell school spirit items and coordinate Eagle Store operations.


Eagle Store Chairman-Elect (2): Work with Eagle Store Chairs next year and run the store 2018-2019.


Family Giving Chairman (2): Work with VP Development & President on Family Giving Campaign-Annual “all in” fundraising initiative during Back to School Sign Up online in late summer and 1st weeks of school.




HPISD Parent Education Committee Representative: Work with administration and counselor to promote campus & district workshops.  Serve as Red Ribbon Coordinator by organizing and leading red ribbon week.


Mad for Plaid Representative: Work with Mad for Plaid Committee to communicate information to PTA members & Armstrong parents about the Education Foundation’s fundraiser.




If you would like to share one of the below positions with a friend(s), please include all of your names beside the committee. 


Arts Display (2): Organize and lead committee to work with Art teacher to display students' artwork around the school.


Back to School Sign Up Chairman Elect: Assist the BSSU Chair for 2017-2018. BSSU Chair in 2018-2019.


Bike Rodeo Chairman (2):  Plan and organize the Bike Rodeo and Safety Week in October.


Bulletin Board Chairman (2):  Design, install and maintain school’s two large bulletin boards at

the main entrance.


Cafeteria Cashier/Server Chairman (2): Schedule cafeteria volunteers to serve as cashiers and servers.  Help coordinate volunteers for the first 10 days of school to help with Kindergarten & 1st grade lunch.


Cafeteria Treasurer: Work with cafeteria volunteer chairs and cafeteria manager; manage cafeteria budget.


Cafeteria Treasurer-Elect: Assist Cafeteria Treasurer in 2017-2018, serve as Cafeteria Treasurer in 2018-2019.


Class Coordinator Chairman: Assist & guide throughout the year to help promote Yahoo groups, grade level parent events & other grade level parties.


Class Coordinator (10): 1 boy parent and 1 girl parent from each grade level to coordinate parent social events, grade level parties and organize Yahoo groups.


Crossing Guard Appreciation: Coordinate appreciation and gifts to the six crossing guards.


Directory Chairman (2): Responsible for the overall publication of the school directory, the Eaglette (computer skills necessary).


Directory Sponsorship Sales Chairman: Responsible for getting sponsors/ads for the school directory.


Fall Curriculum Night Chairman (2): Organize and implement the Fall Curriculum Night.


Field Day Chairman (2): Organize and run Field Day on the last day of school.


Find Your Place in the Eagle’s Nest Chairman (2): Organize Meet the Teacher Night on the Thursday before school begins.


Founder’s Day Coordinator (2): Coordinate the annual Founder’s Day family picnic in the fall.


Garden Chairman:  Manage the Armstrong Garden. Work with teachers and master gardeners to coordinate plantings with classes. Keep planters and beds at school entrances filled.


Garden Volunteer Coordinator: Create a schedule and coordinate volunteers to work shifts during garden class time.


GrandFriends’ Day Coordinator (2): Coordinate the annual GrandFriends’ Day in the spring.


Invention Convention Chairman (2): Coordinate Invention Convention in the fall.


Joys and Concerns Chairman: Responsible for reaching out to parents or faculty who are going through a major life event, including writing notes or sending a gift.


Library-Media Center Chairman (2): Organize library volunteers, book fair & promote and maintain box top collection.


Linda Somerville Scholarship Representative: Acknowledge donations, interface with Somerville family to collect teacher requests for scholarships.


Lost and Found Coordinator: Hangs lost and found items for retrieval.  Coordinates donation pick up at holidays and end of school.


New Families Chairman (2): Host New Families Welcome Coffee the week after school starts, provide information on Armstrong to newcomers to the school during the summer and throughout the year.


Nutrition Month Chairman (2): Plan and coordinate Nutrition Week with the Cafeteria Manager in the spring.


One School One Book Chairman (2): Organize books to distribute to students, plan any special events or activities, work with Bulletin Boards Chair to display OSOB and coordinate with the Librarian.


Outreach Chairman (2): Organize school outreach program, coordinate outreach room mothers.


Publicity Chairman: Take pictures during school events, send items to newspapers, save press clippings.


Red Ribbon Week (PEC) Chairman Elect: Work with administration and counselor to promote campus and district workshops.  Serve as Red Ribbon Coordinator by organizing and leading red ribbon week with the PEC Representative.


Rewards Program Chairman: Coordinate collection of Box Tops.


Room Parent Chairman (2): Assign room parents to classrooms; hold organizational meeting in early September with the chosen room parents.


Room Parent Treasurer: Keep track of budget for each class/room parents and collect expense reimbursement forms.


Safety Liaison: Plan safety program, recruit volunteers to assist in the afternoon with traffic control and safety.


School Supplies Chairman Elect: Assist School Supplies Chairman in stocking student and teacher supplies.  Responsible for distributing supplies in the summer to teachers.


Science Fair Chairman (2): Coordinate science fair for 3rd and 4th graders at end of January/February.


Spring Open House Chairman (2):  Plan and coordinate the Spring Open House.


TAG Representative (2): Two parents that currently have children in the TAG program.  Attend PC-TAG meetings and report information to Armstrong parents. 


Teacher Appreciation Luncheons/Gifts Chairman (4): Plan a monthly lunch or gift for all teachers and staff.  Plan “Back to School” teacher luncheon the Friday before school starts.


Teacher Workroom Chairman: Organize volunteers to staff teacher workroom and maintain supplies.


Teacher Workroom Chairman-Elect: Assist Teacher Workroom Chairman in 2017-18.  Serve as Teacher Workroom Chairman in 2018-2019.


Volunteer Website Elect: Responsible for inputting data and keeping the volunteer website updated regarding volunteer opportunities for the teachers/classes, workroom, special events and the cafeteria.


Website Chairman: Responsible for updating the Armstrong website accordingly. 


Yearbook Chairman (2): Responsible for publication and marketing of student yearbook.