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    April 29, 2019
     
    UPCOMING EVENTS
     
    April 30                        Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (8:15 - 9:30 a.m.)
    May 3                           Kindergarten Program & PTA Meeting 8:15 a.m.
    May 3                           3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show Act Submission Deadline
    May 7                           3rd & 4th Grade Talent Show Auditions
    May 13                         STAAR 3rd & 4th Math
    May 14                         STAAR 3rd & 4th Reading
    May 15                         PAWS General Meeting (Sky Flex Space)
    May 15                         Kinder to 1st Grade Transition Meeting (8:15 a.m.)
    May 16                         1st Grade to 2nd Grade Transition Meeing (8:15 a.m.)
    April 29, 2019
     
    Dear Armstrong Parents,
    Can you believe that this week brings May 1st, which we all know, means the mad rush to the finish line of a great school year! We still have 23 days of teaching, learning and making memories together, so please take a look at these important topics so that we can have a safe and successful end to the school year.
     
    *Please join us tomorrow morning for our volunteer breakfast!
     
     
    *CAFETERIA VOLUNTEER HELP!
    We desperately need your help in the cafeteria. Our parent cafeteria volunteers tremendously help our school, our children and our district. Last week, there were two days that we only had 2 of the required 8 volunteers show up for their designated time. This means that our cafeteria staff serve food, which means students are waiting in longer lines and have less time to eat. Also, we are not able to sell ice cream when volunteers are not present for their shifts. It is a 2 1/2 hour commitment, and it takes over 200 plus volunteers to help the cafeteria run smoothly and feed our children. If you are signed up for a shift and unable to attend, please make a concerted effort to find a sub to serve in your place.  The administration, students, teachers, and cafeteria staff rely on every single person who signs up for a shift. Just seeing your child and their friends' smiling faces will make it worth the effort! If you cannot make it, grandparents, neighbors, friends, or empty-nesters are welcome to serve in the cafeteria. All they need to bring with them is their driver's license, patience, and a positive attitude! Thank you!
     

    *SAFETY REMINDERS
    All parents and visitors must sign-in to the front office when visiting the school. Safety is our top priority, so please only enter through the front door during the school day. We encourage all parents to make an appointment if you will be visiting your child's classroom. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
     
    Sincerely,
    Betsy Cummins
     
     
    Monday May 20th (School assembly for STUDENTS ONLY)
    Tuesday May 21st (Dinner and Show open to Public - dinner starts at 5pm)
     
    REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Friday May 3rd.  Registration forms will be available in the classrooms starting April 23th
     
    MANDATORY AUDITIONS: Tuesday May 7st in the Armstrong auditoriumbetween 3:30pm and 5:30pm (first come, first serve)
     
    MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSAL: Tuesday May 14th in the Armstrong Auditorium at 3:30pm
     
    AUDITORIUM OPEN FOR PRACTICE (OPTIONAL): Thursday May 9th and Thursday May 15th 3:15pm - 5:00pm
     
    WHAT TYPE OF ACTS:  Singing, dancing, illusions, comedy, musical instruments, cup stacking, ventriloquism, sleight of hand, gymnastics, origami, performance art, magic, martial arts, karate moves, feats of strength, Shakespeare, or just about anything else performed by a 3rd or 4th grader in under 4 minutes.
     
    ACTS ARE LIMITED TO 4 INDIVIDUALS EACH. SOLO ACTS WILL BE GIVEN PREFERENCE IN THE EVENT THE SHOW NEEDS TO BE SHORTENED
     
    Jeff Brooks (214) 460-2772
     
    John Toomay (214) 500-1012
     
     
     
     
     
    PARENTS' NIGHT OUT 
    Friday, May 10
    6 PM until 11 PM
    with Mrs. Nelson & Ms. Stare
    Chance to celebrate Mother's Day Date Night!
    Registration forms HERE or in the front office. 
     
     
    TRANSITION MEETINGS
     
    Please come to learn from Principal Cummins  what to expect NEXT YEAR. 
    There will be lots of information!
     
    All meetings are in the Sky Flex Space from 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
    Kindergarten - 1st Grade - May 15
    1st Grade - 2nd Grade - May 16
    2nd Grade - 3rd Grade - May 21
    3rd Grade- 4th Grade - May 24
     
     CUSTODIAN FOR THE DAY
     
     
    One of Armstrong auction winners of the Custodian for the Day enjoyed working alongside Mr. Branch throughout the day this week. Mr. Branch certainly makes this a special event!
     

     
    ATTENTION 4TH GRADE PARENTS:
     
    At the end of 4th grade, there will be a video to celebrate the 4th grade class and their time at Armstrong.  We need your help by submitting 3 pictures (1 individual/2 group) per student by April 5th.  We would like the pictures to be school or sports/activity related from different years at Armstrong.
     
    TO SUBMIT:  Email your 3 pictures to armstrong4thgrade@yahoo.com  with your student's name in the subject line.  Please only send in ORIGINAL files (we can only use pictures with high resolution).  We will use as many of the pictures as possible.
     
    Also, if your 4th grader was not at Armstrong for kindergarten, please submit their kindergarten portrait picture as well. 
     
    If you have questions, please contact Nicole Brewer or Robin Nowak
     
    Thank you!
     
     
    4th Grade Eagles End of Year Calendar
    (a little heads up for planning purposesJ
    mark your calendars
    more details for each event will come closer to the date of the event)
     
    April 5th
    All photos DUE
    (details with information of what we need will be coming soon)
    May 23
    Car Decorating- Armstrong Carpool Lane
    2:00-3:15pm
    (Parents decorate their cars, add floaties, etc. so when the students come out of school they see all the cars decorated and we pack up and carpool out to Royal Oaks)
    Royal Oaks End of Year Celebration
    3:30-6:00pm
    (Party for all 4th graders (only) and parents to celebrate the end of their time at Armstrong)
    May 29th
    Wear 2027 (from Kindergarten) T-shirt to School
    May 30th
    4th Grade Recognition - Armstrong Auditorium
    8:00am
    (Program for students and parents to see the 4th grade slideshow, class gift, etc. Students dress up for Program)
    Clap Out
    Immediately following Program
    (Parents line up and students walk through line as we all clap them moving "out" of Armstrong)
    May 31st
    Field Day


     
    Click HERE for the registration form. 
     
     
    COMMUNITY NEWS
    Boy Scout Troop #68
    Troop 68 is a growing Boy Scout troop wishing to strengthen its relationship with the Armstrong community. We focus on High Adventure as well as special events. Last year, we were visited by Apollo astronauts. We would love to have fourth graders and their families visit us at 7:00 pm Mondays until May 6. For further information, please contact David Cary at davecary6@gmail.com.
     
    HPISD Seay Tennis Center - HP Tennis Academy
    SUMMER 2019   TENNIS and SWIM CAMP

                                          11 Weekly Sessions for HP Tennis Academy Camps

    Camp Sessions are Mon-Fri except for Session 5 due to
     July 4 
    th   Cost for this short week will be prorated.
     
     
    HIGHLAND PARK LIBRARY NEWS
     
     
     
    For Families:
     
    • Saturday, May 4: To celebrate May the Fourth, the Highland Park Library will host an animated movie screening from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4.
     
    • Be sure to visit the Highland Park Library during its new evening hours. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the Library is open until 9:00 p.m.
     
     
    For Adults:
     
    • Thursday, May 9:  Learn about your financial personality with Dr. Melanie Ross Mills at the Highland Park Library on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Mills will help the audience discover their unique temperament money type: the Controller, the Giver, the Procrastinator or the Saver. She will address each type and explains how each manages money in certain ways.
     
    • Saturday, May 18:  Not sure what a Tweet is? Is that Facebook post real or fake? How do you keep your profile private? The Highland Park Library is offering a Social Media for Beginners class on Saturday, May 18 at 11:00 a.m. for adults that would like to know about the different social media sites and how to be part of them. This class is limited to 12 adults, and reservations are required. Please call the Library at 214-559-9400 to save your seat! 
     
    Kortney Nelson, MLS | Town Librarian | Town of Highland Park
    4700 Drexel Drive
    Highland Park, Texas 75205
    Office: 214.559.9404 | Cell: 214.244.4500
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