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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.


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.
  • Educational enrichment through field trips, performing arts and holiday experiences.
  • Additional paraprofessional help in the classrooms.

Class curriculum is standardized by the district.  In support of the FOCUS whole-child educational philosophy the program endeavors to provide the above enhancements, through fundraising and volunteer time.  Should our fundraising efforts not be sufficient to provide these enhancements, adjustments to the program will be made as decided by the parent group.  Please contact a board member for more information.



PROPOSED 2016-2017 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, 9/13/16 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting FOCUS First Grade Classroom
Thursday, 10/06/16 at 6:00 pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Thursday, 10/06/16 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting FOCUS First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 11/08/16 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Tuesday, 1/10/17 at 6:00 pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Tuesday, 1/10/17 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting

FOCUS First Grade Classroom

Wednesday, 02/22/17 6:00 pm 2017-2018 Orientation Meeting MPR
Wednesday, 02/22/17 7:00 pm Board Meeting MPR
Tuesday, 03/14/17 6:30PM Board Meeting Library or Classroom
Tuesday, 04/18/17, 6:00 PM Board Meeting Library of Classroom
Tuesday, 04/18/17 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting FOCUS First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 05/09/17 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library or Classroom



Position Name Email
Co-Chair Kimberly Ehrlich
Co-Chair Julie Fwu Chan
Treasurer Anne-Marie Vanniasinkam
Finance Officer Dave Barry 
Secretary Anita Jain

Volunteer Coordinator

Loralee MacDonald

Volunteer Coordinator

Maggie Poon
Fundraising Kayi Li
Technology Eric Mau
Marketing Elaine Oliquiano


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
Swisher, Lisa

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