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Registration Information for 2015-16
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Focus Calendar


Stuffed Bear Party

Stuffed Bear Party will donate 10% of party proceeds to the FOCUS Program for FOCUS families that book a party with us.  Visit for more information. 


Message from the Focus Treasurer

Thank you FOCUS Parents, for your generous donations for the 2014-15 school year. The suggested donation facilitates the operation and continued success of the program and is the primary source of funding. If you need information on making donations or corporate matching, please contact the Focus Treasurer, Gil Roman at



Parent Involvement:

When we think about what makes FOCUS an outstanding educational experience for our children, three things come to mind:

  • Exceptional, committed, creative teachers
  • Educational enrichment through para-professionals, field trips, second-language instruction, performing arts, etc.
  • Parent involvement through volunteering, donations, and participation on the Board and at Parent Meetings

Family unity and a sense of community are keys to the program goal to educate the whole child. Our community -- with staff, students and parents working together -- makes FOCUS a unique program.


We invite and strongly encourage all parents to attend the Parent Meetings, where priorities and programs are reviewed and approved. This is an important way to stay informed and to play an active role in your child's education and a chance to interact with the FOCUS teachers and other parents.



Position Name Email


Loralee MacDonald
Rebecca Spiros Hoyer


Gil Roman
Anne-Marie Vanniasinkam

Secretary Anita Jain


Kimberley Ehrlich
Kathy MacLean


Eric Mau


Elaine Oliquiano


About Focus

The Focus program at Neil Armstrong School is an alternative education program that features:

  • Parent participation in the classroom.
  • Students in the program loop for two years with the same teacher for K-1 and then again for 2-3.
  • Second language instruction.
  • Additional paraprofessional help in the classrooms.

Class curriculum is standardized by the district, but teachers use parent donations and volunteer time to supplement school resources and provide additional educational experiences and field trips for students. Please contact a board member for more information.

FOCUS Alternative Program


2014-2015 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, 9/9/14 at 6:30pm Board Meeting Focus First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 10/14/14 at 6:00pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Tuesday, 10/14/14 at 7:00pm Parent Meeting Focus First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 11/18/14 at 6:30pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Tuesday, 1/13/15 at 6:00pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Tuesday, 1/13/15 at 7:00pm Parent Meeting Focus First Grade Classroom
Thursday, 2/19/15 at 5:30pm Board Meeting MPR (before Mandatory Orientation Meeting)
Tuesday, 3/10/15 at 6:30pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Tuesday, 4/21/15 at 6:00pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Tuesday, 4/21/15 at 7:00pm Parent Meeting Focus First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 5/12/15 at 6:30pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
TBD at 7:00pm Parent Meeting MPR (before play)


Focus Staff

DeNardi, MaryAnne
Para Professional
Dulle, Peggy
Kindergarten Teacher
Forsythe, Sherry
1st Grade Teacher
Gann, Bill
2nd Grade Teacher
Robinson, Sue
3rd Grade Teacher

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