Armstrong Parent Newsletter
Important Dates 🗓️
Nov. 21 - Dodgeball Day
Nov. 22 - 1/2 day for students
Nov. 23-26 - Break (No School)
The YMCA After School Program returned this month! It is currently for 6th grade only, and runs Monday through Thursday. Free snacks are provided!
Some of the clubs offered include Sewing, Cooking, Art and Gym Games.
The following flyer includes a link for registration.
If you have any questions, email Mrs. Hayden or Mrs. Slenker.
Student Work - Art 🎨
Hopefully these pieces of art from Mrs. DeFelice's students can help you think warm thoughts!
Students in Mrs. Abele's classes are exploring various forms of expression including Gesture Drawing.
Our annual Dodgeball Tournament will be during the school day on November 21st.
Students have been excited to form their teams!
Thanksgiving Day Luncheon 🦃
This is not a school-sponsored event.
If you have questions, or would like to attend, you may call Calvary between 9am and 4pm from Monday through Friday (but before Wednesday, November 22).
Pennsylvania's FREE Power Library ⚡
Did you know Pennsylvania has a free online library resource for residents?
Click here to visit the Power Library and sign up for your free library card. This cards gives you access access e-resources, library catalog browsing, resume builders, and more!
Armstrong Discount Cards 💰
Buy Local & Save Money
Help support the Armstrong News Network and the athletic programs at our school and save money at the same time! Students must bring payment for their card(s) to Ms. Feeley in B-3 once the following order form has been completed.
No money or checks should be given to ANY other staff member or left in a mailbox.
Mr. Dayton's SEL Tip 😌
Dear Armstrong Families,
As you know, the C on our R.O.C.K.S. matrix is for Cooperative. During the break, encourage your child to be cooperative by helping out around the home, cleaning up any mess they may make, and using a gentle tone when communicating with family members. This will create a calmer environment for everyone!
From the School Nurse🩺
Private Physical form
Medication Administration while at school
Private Dental form
BTSD Health and Safety Plan
Bucks County Technical High School Information
Hello, Parents and Guardians!
Armstrong Guidance hopes you find this message well. We have some exciting news to share with you about Bucks County Technical High School (BCTHS) for 8th grade students.
Our primary goal is to make this journey as smooth as possible for you and your child. It's essential to note that while BCTHS is indeed an exciting option, it's not the sole path to high school success. Truman High School offers a wide range of educational opportunities, including after school clubs, dual enrollment courses, and AP classes. Our mission is to meet your child's needs and support their growth throughout their educational journey.
Let's talk about the process of applying for BCTHS:
1. Getting Started:
Your child's path to BCTHS begins with the application. This application can be found on the BCTHS website, which can be found by clicking here, or in the Guidance Office at Armstrong. Applications will not be available until 11/10/2023.
The essay includes an essay section that must be handwritten to show your student's unique and individual creativity and perspective.
2. Submission Details:
The completed application should be physically delivered to BCTHS. Please mark your calendar of the submission period, which runs from Monday, November 27, 2023, to Friday, December 1, 2023, during the hours of 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
If you encounter any challenges during the submission process, don't hesitate to reach out to the counselors. We are here to help!
Once the application is submitted, an application number will be assigned. It's important to understand that this number will be used for the lottery drawing to determine the order of application review. However, it does not guarantee admission.
3. Lottery Drawing and Exciting News:
The application lottery drawing is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 9:00 AM at BCTHS.
You and your student are not required to be present during the drawing, but can attend. If your student plans to attend the lottery, please send in a note to school to excuse his or her absence.
The results of the lottery drawing will be announced on the following Monday, December 18, 2023. To receive this news, contact the Pupil Services Office at 215-949-1700, ext. 2976.
- Please feel free to contact your student's school counselor. You can find who your student's school counselor is and their contact information by clicking here.
Yearbook Special 📸
Back to School Special
2023-2024 Armstrong Yearbooks are on sale for $25 until January 1, 2024. Starting January 3rd the cost will be $30. You can pay cash, check made out to BTSD, or online (please see the link below). If interested, send your payment with your child in an envelope with their Name and first period teacher name on the envelope. They can turn the envelope in to their 1st period teacher, Mrs. Schultz or Mrs. McHugh in D-2, or the guidance office.
Link to purchase 2023-2024 Armstrong Yearbook online:
Cell Phone Policy 📵
Cell phones are NOT permitted at Armstrong. Cell phones will be confiscated if they are seen. If you would like to contact your child during the day, please call the school.
Confiscated cell phones will only be returned to a parent/guardian and between the hours of:
7:45am to 9:00am
2:00pm to 3:30 pm.
No exceptions will be made.
Please direct all attendance notes to Ms. Capriotti. The notes can be sent in with your child or emailed to Ms. Capriotti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A parent/guardian may excuse the first 10 absences each school year. Any student absence after 10 days must be accompanied with a medical note. Anything else is considered unexcused.
Armstrong Middle School
Location: Neil A. Armstong Middle School, Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA, USA
Phone: (267) 599-2270
Fax: (215) 945-1664