IMPORTANT DATES TO PUT ON YOUR CALENDAR:
Thursday, October 18th-School dismisses at 12:30, Parent/Teacher Conferences (by appt), also fundraiser pick up at Armstrong School 3:30-6:30pm.
Friday, October 19th-NO SCHOOL--Parent/Teacher Conferences (by appt)
Tuesday, October 23rd & Wednesday, October 24th-Hearing & Vision Testing
Friday, October 26th-First Grading Period Ends
Saturday, October 27th-Trunk or Treat 4:00-5:00pm, held at Armstrong School
Wednesday, October 31st-Halloween Parties, kids dress at 1:45, Parade at 2:00. Report Cards sent home
Also, Fundraiser Money is due on October 31st too. Thank you!!
Tuesday, November 6th-Hearing & Vision Rescreening & Picture Re-Takes
Wednesday, November 7th-Book Fair
Thursday, November 8th-Book Fair & Muffins with Mom at 7:45am
Friday, November 9th-SIP Day, School dismisses at 12:30 (lunch will be served)
Thursday, November 15th-A/B Parent Club Mtg at 6pm at Bolin School
Monday, November 19th-1st Graders Thanksgiving Program at 2:00
Wednesday, November 21st, Thursday, November 22nd & Friday, November 23rd-NO SCHOOL
2018-2019 School Calendar
Congratulations to Miss Sollberger on her Retirement after 23 years of teaching, she will be missed. We will be having a Lending Library built and dedicated in honor of her by the prairie. If you'd like to donate childrens books to the lending library, you can drop them by the school office.
1848 Highview Road
East Peoria, IL 61611
Fax: (309) 306-7559
- Tips for parents/caregivers and teachers for how to help children cope with loss
- Tips for Using Books to Engage With Children After a Loss & A Collection of Books Recommended by the National Association of School Psychologists About Coping with Loss
- A collection of books about bereavement provided by St. Jude
A Welcome from the Principal:
Thank you for visiting the website of Armstrong School! Built in 1969, Armstrong is a primary building which serves approximately 200 students in kindergarten through second grade.
Armstrong offers a variety of educational experiences for its students. Placing primary emphasis on the language arts skills of reading and writing, our students are supported by both a literacy program and an at-risk reading program. In addition, guided reading is utilized in all first and second grade classrooms as a means of individualizing reading instruction and practice to the specific skill levels of each student.
Math and science are additional areas of emphasis at Armstrong. In math, we balance daily practice of foundational skills and concepts with open-ended mathematical problem solving. In science, we aim to engage students in hands on activities that expose them to scientific skills and concepts while also encouraging higher level thinking skills.
In addition to the subject areas of reading, writing, math, and science, one of Armstrong's goals is to increase our ability to differentiate instruction in order to better meet the needs of individual students. We have a variety of initiatives to work toward this goal, including curriculum mapping, flexible grouping of students, and peer observations.
Armstrong has a prairie located in the front of the school. It is used in a variety of educational ways and is enjoyed by all. We invite you to take a look, by stopping by and walking the paths or contact the office to find out more ways to help volunteer. Be sure to visit our Friends of the Prairie web site!
Armstrong School Hours
The Armstrong school day begins at 8:40 a.m. Students are welcome to arrive at school any time between 8:20 and 8:40 a.m. We ask that students enter through the front main entrance of the school and go to the gym. Students who arrive after 8:40 a.m. should check in with Mrs. Davidson at the office.
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Take a look at us!
Firefighter of the Year, April Huffstutler came to Armstrong School and taught the children about fire safety. They were educated and then went through the fire safety house. Thank you to the East Peoria Fire Department for educating our students in these dangerous situations.
Mr. Whittington & Mrs. Davidson joined in on the fun and became fellow firefighters.