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Book of the month

During February I will be reading two separate books to the students. Alma and how she got her name by Juana Martinez-Neal will be our book that we read during Words Matter Week. The focus of our week with your students is that each of them matters and that starts with their name! Hopefully you have been able to talk with students about their name origin and they will be sharing that in their classrooms.  On top of that, the February book of the Month is I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown. I chose this so that I can talk with the students about who each of us are and that we are all perfect just the way that they are!  We all have our own unique gifts and we should be celebrated just the way we are.  I encourage you to find these titles and read them with your students so that you are able to continue these conversations at home.

Staff Spotlight

spotlight This month, I would like to spotlight the hard work and dedication of Mrs. Megan Schulman.  Megan is currently a member of our Kindergarten team after teaching various levels across our campus.  She is passionate about the work she is able to do with her students and loves how they make her smile and laugh.  She celebrates the differences of each student and works hard to get the students to embrace that within themselves. Megan enjoys seeing the learning that takes place within our youngest Eagles and has a passion for the arts.  She gets a kick out of watching what they can create and strives to give them new experiences within her classroom.  Across our campus, Megan is a leader.  She has been at the forefront of our leadership team for the past couple of years, worked on our site council and recently started facilitating reading intervention with our first graders.  Megan is a wonderful colleague and team member and we are lucky to have her on our staff.


Principal's Corner

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Neil Armstrong Community –

    Welcome to February! I hope you and your families are back

into the routine of school and are off to a great start in this

second semester.  February is an exciting month for us at

school as we celebrate Black History Month, kick off the

month with Words Matter week (be sure to complete your

parent homework and discuss with your students the

importance of their names) and start our planning season for

the upcoming school year.  Right now, Transitional

Kindergarten and Kindergarten registrations are open for our

youngest students as they prepare to begin their schooling

career. If you or someone you know has a student who will be

entering one of these programs next year, please remind

them that now is the time to enroll.

    As we look ahead to next year, I wanted to highlight that all

our parent organizations are currently looking to fill out their

executive boards.  Neil Armstrong Academic Boosters (NAAB),

Neil Armstrong PTA and our Focus programs all have

President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, etc. positions or some

combination of those positions open that need to be filled in

order to continue the amazing work that we do here within

these organizations.  Each program performs a vital role on

our campus. Without volunteers to fill these roles, our

students would see a significant decline in support and

activities that each student benefits from. Some of our most

active parent volunteers are in their final year of service at

Neil Armstrong and others have already served in a given role

and are not allowed to fill that same role again. Thus, we are

currently left with a significant void in volunteers to fill each

position within these organizations.  I encourage each family

to please consider reaching out to one of these organizations

to fill the roles necessary to keep our school organizations

operational.  Even if it cannot be a board position, but rather,

coordinating our Eagle March, throwing our Pastry for Parents

event, chairing the auction event, writing our PTA newsletter,

etc. there are countless volunteer positions. Many hands can

make light work to continue the amazing work our community

is able to do, together. Please support us as we support our

students. The e-mail addresses for NAAB and PTA are:

     NAAB –

     PTA -

or you can visit their websites for more information.  Thank

you in advance for your time and support of our Neil

Armstrong Community.  We cannot do what we do without al

l of you!

      Lastly, just a reminder that our auction is our next

large event for our school community.  We will be having

our auction on Friday, March 13th at 6:00 at Bridges Golf

Course in San Ramon. This event was such a blast last

year with great food, great company and all supporting a

good cause.  The teachers and I were able to enjoy an

evening with so many of you and we look forward to being

able to do that again this year. The last day to purchase

your tickets is February 21st! Get your tickets now at . Our online auction opens on February

24th and runs through February 28th. Thank you for your

support and we hope to see you at the auction.


   Here are some of the other things we have coming up during

the month of February.


2/6 – Variety Show@ 6:30 PM in the MPR

2/7 – Donuts for Dads from 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM in the MPR

2/12 – NAAB Meeting @ 6:30 PM in the Library (ALL ARE


2/17 & 2/18 – NO SCHOOL


2/24 – 2/28 – Online Auction


Have a great month ahead and we look forward to seeing you

at school.


Mr. Jared Gagnon


Neil Armstrong Elementary School












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Safety Corner

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-   In the interest of keeping all of our students safe, please do not drop your students off at school until after 8:20 as we do not have supervision out on the blacktop until then.  On Tuesday’s and Thursday’s our PTA has run club in the morning, but they are only allowed to supervise students who have signed a waiver and are participating. We ask that parents do not just drop their students off until we have teachers present, which begins at 8:20.

   -  This month we will be having a Shelter-in-Place drill to walk through with the students what they should do should a major earthquake or catastrophe occur.  

Housekeeping Items

- Please make sure to put your child’s name in their jackets and sweatshirts so that we can help get them back to them if they end up in the lost and found.

- Remind your students that personal items should not be brought from home to school.  Pokémon cards, toys, balls, etc. should be left at home as we cannot be responsible for all of these if they are lost or stolen. Please remind your students to keep personal belongings at home.

- Due to allergies and respect for other parents’ preferences, please remind your students we do not share food in the lunch room.

housekeeping- Lastly, just a reminder that I am asking students who bring their lunch to bring home their wrappers and any food left over so parents are able to see what they did and did not eat during lunch (unless it will make a mess in their lunch box.)  Please reinforce this with your student.