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 email@example.com.
The Mandatory Meeting for new FOCUS families has been scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year. If you wish to be included in the lottery process you must attend the FOCUS Mandatory Orientation Meeting on Thursday, 02/19/2015 at 6PM in Neil Armstrong's MPR. Hope to see you there!
COMMENTS FROM THE CO-CHAIRS
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.
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
|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)|