Armstrong Parent Newsletter


5 Tips to Stay Stress Free During the Holidays

Follow this easy-as-pie advice to lessen stress and simplify your holiday celebrations.

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December Breakfast and Lunch Menu

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Mr. Hayden's Robotics Students Build Their Future!

Students in our 7th-grade Robotics class work on constructing mechanisms. Teamwork, problem-solving, and engineering are just a few of the skills our learners are developing. Soon, they will be building more complex projects and helping to shape the world in which they live, learn, and grow.

Cuneiform Crafters in Mrs. Acker's Classroom!

Cuneiform Crafters in Mrs. Acker's & Mrs. O'Hare's Social Studies Classrooms!

6th Grade Social Studies students in Mrs. O'Hare's and Mrs. Acker's classes learned about Sumer, the first civilization. They wrote facts on clay tablets in cuneiform, the world's first written language.

STEAM Projects for Grade Social Studies Students

6th-grade students from Mrs. Acker's and Mrs. O'Hare's classes completed a STEM Challenge- Ziggurat Marble Run. The goal of the STEM Challenge was to create a design of a Ziggurat structure that has the longest properly-functioning marble run track.
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Safe2Say Something is a school safety tool that will save lives.

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What is Safe2SaySomething?

Safe2Say Something is a youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General. The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” BEFORE it is too late.

How does Safe2Say Something Work?

  • Submit an anonymous tip report through the Safe2SaySomething system
  • Crisis center reviews, assesses and processes all submissions
  • Crisis center sends all submissions to school administration and/or law enforcement for intervention
  • If needed, crisis center may contact tipster anonymously through the app

Spotlight on Guidance Counselor

Greta Giunta, M.S. (Miss G)

Q - What is your favorite food?
Sushi and cookies.

Q - What is one of your hobbies?

I like to read, watch movies/tv shows, bake, spend time with friends/family, and go to the beach.

Q - Do you have any pets?

No, but I love animals!

Q - Do you have any children?


Q - What is your favorite sports team?

The 76ers.

Q - Where did you go to college?

Holy Family University.

Q - How long have you been a guidance counselor and at what level?

I have been a school counselor for approximately 2 years. I have worked with students from grades K-12!

Q - Why did you become a Guidance Counselor?

Great question! The reason why I decided to become a school counselor is because I am passionate about truly listening to and helping others. As a school counselor, I am here to help students navigate their world and aid in overcoming any obstacles that students may encounter. I see the school counselor’s role as the bridge between students, teachers, parents, and other school staff. With that in mind, I am dedicated to helping each student to grow socially, emotionally, and academically as to realize their vision for success.

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  1. All Saturday school hours must be completed prior to the activity.

  2. CANNOT have one (1) Out of School Suspension (OSS) 40 days prior to the activity.

  3. CANNOT have three (3) Out of School Suspensions (OSS) for one year.

  4. CANNOT be failing two (2) or more classes.

After School Clubs for NEXT WEEK!

The schedule for next week is attached below. If you have not done so already, please complete the Registration Google Form below to participate.

2021-2022 Armstrong Middle School Registration Form

21st Century After School Clubs: Week of 12/13/2021

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Armstrong Support Groups Starting Soon!

Armstrong teachers and staff will be starting student support groups shortly. Below is the permission slip being sent home for students being considered for group. Some group topics may include the following:
  • Friendship

  • Self-Esteem

  • Social Skills

  • Decision Making

  • Stress Buster

  • Communication Skills

  • Organization

  • Anger Management

Group Information/Permission Slip

Cell Phones!!!

Cell phones are not permitted at Armstrong. Cell phones will be confiscated if they are seen.

If a cell phone is confiscated, it will only be returned to a parent/guardian between the hours of:

7:50am to 9:00am and 2:15pm to 3:30 pm.

No exceptions will be made.

Chromebook Issues?

If your child is having any Chromebook issues, he/she should complete the Google form below. It is also posted in our student grade level Canvas courses.


Are you a parent observer on your child's Canvas account? Follow these instructions.

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Having Technology Issues??

If your child is having technical issues please use the following information.

ICampus Portals

The Campus Portal Links have been updated. Please use the links below and replace any old bookmarks with the new URL below. If you are having issues with the Parent Portal App, please delete and re-install the app.

Student Portal Link -

Parent Portal Link -

If you are having issues with your username or password please email


Please email or call 267-599-2021 if you need to pick up a Chromebook or have one repaired.

Armstrong students with gmail password issues can be resolved by emailing


Armstrong students with Canvas password issues can be resolved by emailing Ms. Hannah at

Attendance Notes and Documentation!

Please direct all attendance notes to Mrs. Capriotti. The notes can be sent in with your child or emailed to Mrs. Capriotti at

Important Contact Information

Armstrong Middle School

Phone - 267-599-2270

Principal - Mr. Dayton

Principal Secretary - Mrs. Page

Phone - 267-599-2269

Assistant Principal - Ms. Hannah

Attendance/Assistant Principal Secretary - Mrs. Capriotti

Phone - 267-599-2268

School Counselors

School Counseling Website

Mr. Benson - All 7th Grade and 6th last names A-L

Phone - 267-599-2272

Ms. Jones - All 8th Grade and 6th last name M-Z

Phone - 267-599-2274

School Counseling Secretary - Mrs. Stinson

Phone - 267-599-2265

Social Worker - Ms. Donnelly

Phone - 267-599-2264

School Nurse - Ms. Rose

Phone - 267-599-2262

Fax - 215-949-1721

Special Education Department Chair - Mrs. Schultz