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Book of the Month

During the Month of September, I will be welcoming the students back to school by reading All are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman.  This shares a powerful message of acceptance and inclusion of all students in school.  Our city sends the message that “Everyone is Welcome Here”, Our District motto is We Want You Here, and I wanted students to hear directly from me to them that ALL ARE WELCOME HERE! I talk to the student about including one another in games, in conversations, and in all situations if somebody wants to join, I would hope they welcome them warmly.  We will discuss our Buddy Bench and its appropriate use here and any way we can make every student feel welcome throughout the day.  I encourage you to read this story with your child and help spread this message of acceptance of all students from every type of background as they are all truly welcome here as an Eagle.

Housekeeping Items housekeeping 

  • - Please make sure to bring your ID with you each time you come to campus.  Our new sign-in system has you swipe your ID and cross-checks with Be-a-mentor to ensure you are cleared to come on campus.

    - Any items your children forget at home should be left on the forgotten items table in the front office and our staff will notify the teachers for your student to pick them up at an appropriate time.

    - This year, Eagle gear will be available to families three times per year as opposed to on the website throughout the year.  The first opportunity will be at our Carnival which is taking place on September 27th

     
     
     

     

     

Principal's Corner

 

     MESSAGE FROM THE                      PRINCIPAL

 

Neil Armstrong Community –

    Welcome to September!  We hope your student has adjusted well to being back with us and is working to get back into a comfortable school rhythm.  The first few weeks are always challenging as students adjust, bell schedules change, and we all acclimate to being back together. If there is anything I can do to help with this process, please do not hesitate to ask.

   As we kick-off this school year, I wanted to say thank you to our community for all of the generous donations that were made during our registration process.  The amazing things we do on this campus would not be possible without you and your support.  The website will close down on SEPTEMBER 17th, so if you have not yet had a chance to go through registration, or complete it, please do so by then.  If you had any issues with the site and need support, please let me know and we will do what we can to help you through it.  Thank you again for all your generosity and support.

    One of our focuses this school year is making all students feel welcomed and ensuring that each student feels connected to us here at Neil Armstrong.  To this end, we will be giving a survey to ALL students to ask if they are feeling connected here, if they are happy and get a general sense if we can do more to support each student.  Each and every student is important to me and I want to make sure they feel that they are loved and appreciated here at Neil Armstrong.  This survey will be administered again during the year to continue to survey students to know, from them, how they feel here at school.

    Another focus is our Maker’s Space that will be built out later this month or in the month of October.  We will need plenty of parent support that day to build the project storage racks, work stations, and equipment storage racks to make the space usable for our hands-on learning projects we are implementing.  Please keep an eye out for more information on the date as it gets set and please join us in this fun community day of building for the benefit of our students!

     Lastly, our school cannot operate without the amazing support of all of our parents and community members.  Thank you for those of you who have already found a way to get involved and volunteer in our parent organizations.  If you have any amount of time and are interested in getting involved, please visit our school website and go to the PTA or NAAB (Neil Armstrong Academic Boosters) pages to find ways to get involved.  Also, we are present on social media so you can follow us.  We post pictures, updates, and information about what’s going on at school, so please follow us on all the following platforms.

FACEBOOK:

NEIL ARMSTRONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL – Official School Page

NEIL ARMSTRONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA – Neil Armstrong PTA Page

NAAB EAGLE FUND – Neil Armstrong Academic Boosters Page

NEIL ARMSTRONG RUN CLUB – Neil Armstrong PTA’s page for Run Club Announcements

TWITTER:

@NAESeagles – Official School Twitter

@SRVUSD – Official District Twitter

@SRVUSD_Supt – Official Twitter of the Superintendent

INSTAGRAM:

@naabeaglefund – NAAB’s Official Instagram account

@neilarmstrongpta – Neil Armstrong’s Official PTA Instagram

 

     The following events are coming up this month:

9/11 – Pastries for Parents in the MPR from 7:00 – 8:30. Bring your families!

9/11 – Flag Ceremony on the Blacktop @ 8:35

9/13 – PTA Movie Night in the MPR 5:00 – 8:00

9/27 – Fall Carnival on the Blacktop from 5:00 – 8:00

 

Have a wonderful month and we look forward to seeing you at school.

 

Mr. Jared Gagnon

Principal

Neil Armstrong Elementary School

 

Staff Spotlightspotlight

This month I would like to spotlight the incredible things that are taking place in Mrs. Paula Tye’s classroom.  When walking into Mrs. Tye class, the warm, welcoming and friendly feeling she creates is immediately palpable. Students are always hard at work and learning with Paula as they have been during her 21 years of service to our students and community. Paula is a resource to many of her colleagues and a leader on our campus who always advocates for what is best for all our kids. Her students are respectful and kind to one another and Paula models her expectations with her calm tone, patient nature while always pushing them to be their best self. Students frequently engage with one another in partner work, collaborative thinking or in silly dances to music about numbers.   Thank you to Mrs. Tye for her dedication to our students and commitment to our Neil Armstrong Community.

Mr Gagnon
Principal Jared Gagnon
Contact Information
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Safety Corner safety logo

We had Street Smarts from the city of San Ramon and the San Ramon Police department out to speak to all of our students and here are a few take-aways to remind you of.

Always:

-  Wear bright colored clothing when walking or riding their bikes, especially later in the day;

-  Look both ways and always cross in the crosswalk

-  Never jaywalk especially in front of school property

- Exit the car on the right side

- Wear a helmet when riding their bike, scooter or skateboard!

 

Visit Bike, Pedestrian and Driver Safety Tips! or additional safety resources when riding their bike or walking to school. Also, fun activity books are available for printing through this link.