Armstrong Parent Newsletter
March 13th - March17th
March & April 2023
March 17th- St. Patrick's Day
April 6th-10th Spring Break No School
April 11th End of Third Marking Period
April 21st Professional Development Day No School
BTSD 2022-2023 Calendar
Armstrong Middle School 2022-2023 Yearbook
The Neil Armstrong MS Yearbook is a one of a kind publication. It’s a limited edition collection of stories and events from the school year, and time is running out to reserve a copy.
The deadline to order is Friday, March 24th!
This year, very few, if any, copies will be available at delivery, so act now and reserve your book today!
If you have not ordered, you can do so easily by going to sscyearbooks.com and following the instructions.
The yearbook staff has been working hard putting together a great book - so don’t delay, purchase your yearbook today!!
2023 Neil Armstrong MS Yearbook Staff
Black History Museum
Ms. Rutecki's Students' Black History Museum
During the month of February, students in Miss Rutecki's 8th grade US History classes, studied notable, and influential African Americans; many of whom were not known prior. Students choose a person, researched, and then created an artifact in the Maker Lab to best represent that person and their impact on our history. Students also wrote an essay specifically highlighting the person's achievements. This project tied together our unit on the Civil War and Reconstruction and was cross-curricular pulling in student's studies from ELA on the Civil Rights Movement; three events though a hundred years apart, are directly connected. Armstrong students never cease to amaze, and this display is just another example of their talent. Their ability to draw connections across curriculum, create artifacts, and express themselves using the written word are a testament to their commitment to learn, create deeper understandings and meaning, and their willingness to share their knowledge with others.
Armstrong Music Department T-Shirts!
Attention Armstrong Students and Staff, the music department is selling shirts for $10 until Wednesday, March 15th. Check your grade level announcements for the google order form and please turn in your payment to Mrs. Winebrenner as soon as possible.
Thank you to all our families and students that signed up and attended our Family Brain Night! A special thank you to Julia Skolnik from Professional Learning Partnerships for sharing ways we can all learn together and the opportunity for our Armstrong Families to come together. We look forward to having Julia come in the future to work with our students and community.
PSSA 2023 Testing Dates
The Importance of the PSSA's
Pennsylvania State Testing
The Every Student Succeeds Act or ESSA, requires students to take state tests in reading and math every year in third through eighth grade and once in high school. In Pennsylvania, students in third through eighth grade take the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) in English language arts and math.
Bristol Cares Newsletter
Mr. Dayton's SEL Tip of the Week!
Please check your child's iCampus for information about their grades, behavior, and acdemic progess!
While you are there, please make sure all of your contact information is up-to-date!
Attention all 7th & 8th grade girls who would like to play softball:
Tryouts will begin Tuesday, March 21st through Friday, March 24th. It is strongly encouraged & recommended to attend EVERY tryout, but you must make a minimum of 3 days in order to be considered for the team.
Be prepared for both INDOOR & OUTDOOR tryouts.
Wear a shirt with either your name or a number on it. You will need a glove and sneakers for tryouts, but bring cleats, helmet, and a bat if you have them.
You must be fully cleared (have an approved physical and Family Id registration) in order to tryout.
If you have any questions please stop by and see me (room E1) or email me at: email@example.com
Interested in track?
Attention 7th and 8th grade students interested in trying out for the Track & Field: there will be an informational meeting after school on Wednesday until 5 pm. Tryout procedures and expectations will be discussed. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Adams.
From the Guidance Department
From the Armstrong Guidance Department
From the School Nurse
Private Physical form
- BTSD Physical letter and form
Private Dental form
-BTSD Private Dentist Letter & Dental Form
Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
- CHIP information in English
- CHIP information in Spanish
I have about 40 free smart thermometers that were donated to our school from Kinsa’s FLUency™ program, if your family is in need of a thermometer, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-599-2262 to request one!
BTSD Health and Safety Plan
State Screenings and BTSD Wellness Policy Information
Bullying and Teens
What Teens Can Do
Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If you are bullying, it's not cool! SPEAK UP: If you feel uncomfortable with the comments or actions of someone...
Bristol Township Bullying Policies and Procedures
Bristol Township School District is committed to providing a physically safe and emotionally secure environment for all students and staff. Local school policies assist school personnel in identifying bullying, intimidation, and harassment, and provide a framework for an appropriate response that reinforces positive conduct. The district defines positive behaviors as those which evoke non-violence, cooperation, teamwork, understanding, and acceptance toward all students and staff in the learning and teaching environment. It takes a community to prevent bullying of children--stopping bullying behavior needs a team of school people, students, and families. Together we can intervene to stop bullying behaviors.
Victims: - All students who believe they have been the victim of bullying shall promptly report the bullying incident to a teacher, counselor or building administrator.
Parents/Guardians: - All parents/guardians who become aware of any bullying are encouraged to report the bullying incident to a building administrator.
Witness(es): - All students who witness bullying shall immediately report the bullying incident to a teacher, counselor or administrator. Any teacher, counselor or administrator who witnesses bullying shall immediately intervene and take appropriate action to stop the bullying.
Teachers/Counselors: - Any teacher/counselor who witness bullying or receives a report of bullying shall document such incident and promptly investigate the matter. Administrators shall seek to discuss the bullying incident with the victim in a place where the victim feels secure. The initial discussion with the victim shall not take place in the presence of the offending student. If more than one (1) student is involved in perpetrating the bullying, the administrator shall talk to each of the offending students separately. After the investigation has been completed, the building principal shall take appropriate actions consistent with this policy.
Anyone who is the victim of or has witnessed bullying please submit the incident form to building administration.
Incident Reporting Form
BTSD Bullying Policy
Disciplinary and other action
Disciplinary action shall be in accordance with Board approved district procedures and guidelines. Depending on the severity of the offense, the disciplinary action for bullying may include loss of privileges, removal from class, suspensions, and a Board expulsion hearing. If the investigation has determined that the conduct rises to the level of a crime, disciplinary action may also include referral to law enforcement officials. In addition to imposing and disciplinary action, the building administrator will discuss the bullying behavior with the offending student and the parent/guardian and review why the behavior was inappropriate.
In some circumstances, mediation may be used as a viable alternative or in addition to disciplinary action when addressing a first offense of bullying. The building administrator shall consider the nature and sensitivity of the offense in determining whether mediation is appropriate. Mediation shall not be used without the consent of the victim and their parent/guardian or where the building administrator has a concern about retaliation being perpetrated against the victim. Victims shall not be pressured into participating in mediation.
All incidents of confirmed bullying, including those that are mediated, shall be recorded in writing and placed in the offending student's discipline file.
The penalties and prohibitions in this policy are in addition to, and do not replace or supersede, any related provisions in district policy prohibiting conduct such as harassment, violence, assault, and hazing.
What is bullying?
Bullying implies an imbalance in strength or power. The student who is bullied may have difficulty defending him/herself.
Bullying shall mean an intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act or series of acts directed at another student or students which occurs in a school setting that is severe, persistent or pervasive, and that has the effect of doing any of the following:
Substantially interfering with a student's education;
Creating a threatening environment; or
Substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.
[School setting shall mean in the school, on school grounds, in school vehicles, at a designated bus stop or at any activity sponsored, supervised or sanctioned by the school.]
21st Century YMCA After School Programs
March 13th - March 17th
Join the YMCA after school program for food and fun! All clubs meet here at Armstrong and are FREE! Sign up in your grade level canvas today.
YMCA 7th Grade Initiative
Students Need to Purchase Chromebook Insurance!
All students need to purchase Chromebook Insurance!
Sometimes accidents happen! Please make sure you protect your Chromebook!
Students please remember to charge your Chromebook nightly, and it may be helpful to bring your charger to school just in case! Please keep in mind that having a Chromebook is a responsibility and it is your job to keep it in good working condition. Chromebooks should not be carried by the screen and should be closed when moving from place to place. If something happens, please be sure to fill out a Chromebook Issue Form found in your Canvas Grade Level Classroom.
Policy, Procedures, and Information
Having Technology Issues??
ICampus PortalsThe 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 - https://bristolpa.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/students/bristol.jsp
Parent Portal Link - https://bristolpa.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/parents/bristol.jsp
If you are having issues with your username or password please email email@example.com.
Armstrong students with Canvas password issues can be resolved by emailing Ms. Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lost and Found
Lost and Found Items
Thank you, to Mrs. Ewing's class for sharing these recent lost items. Check with the front office if any of these items belong to you!
Keeping Track of Your Child's Progress
Are you a parent observer on your child's Canvas account? Follow these instructions.
Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures
Drop off and Pick-up Procedures at Armstrong MS
Walkers: will enter and exit through the front of the building. There will be no vehicular traffic permitted in the main parking lot.
All buses and vans: will drop-off and dismiss through the main parking lot.
Car Riders (Arrival): During arrival, car riders will drop-off on the left-hand side at the end of the main drive. In the morning, cars should drop off students at the end of the long drive by the walkway that leads to the building near the softball field. Please do not park and/or exit the vehicles in the main parking lot. Students are not permitted in the main parking lot during arrival and dismissal times.
Car Riders (Dismissal): Please arrive at 3:00 to pick up your child. At afternoon dismissal, cars will need to loop around at the end of the drive to wait for the student(s). Cars should park on the softball field side of the driveway. Cars can then proceed out one row at a time. Please do not park in the driveway or on the fields. Students are not permitted in the main parking lot during arrival and dismissal times.
Important Information for Parents and Guardians
When possible, please avoid scheduling appointments for your child during the school day or at a time requiring an early dismissal for your child. A note from the appropriate doctor confirming medical appointments requiring your child to miss school time should be sent to the homeroom teacher after the visit.
If an early dismissal is unavoidable, please come to the school and your child will be called down for dismissal. Reminder: You must provide proper ID to take your child from school.
Early dismissals requested for the convenience of parents/guardians are not considered "Excused" and will be counted as "Unexcused" according to District policy.
Home - Safe2Say Something
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.
What is Safe2SaySomething?
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
Armstrong Family Engagement Plan
Armstrong Parent School Compact
Armstrong Family Engagement
Bristol Township School District Neil A. Armstrong Middle School 475 Wistar Rd Fairless Hills, PA 19030 215-945-4945 Review/Revision Date:2022-2023 Goals 1. Schedule parent/family meetings and activities 2. Survey both parents/students annually 3. Conduct Confe...
Attendance Notes and Documentation!
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
Mr. Benson - All grades last names A-L
Phone - 267-599-2272
Ms. Guinta - All grades last names M-Z
Phone - 267-599-2274
School Counseling Secretary - Ms. Fleming
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
Armstrong Middle School
Location: Neil A. Armstong Middle School, Wistar Road, Fairless Hills, PA, USA
Phone: (267) 599-2270