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COMMENTS FROM THE CO-CHAIRS

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.


 

FOCUS Board

Position Name Email
Co-Chair George Merjano cycle4life@att.net
Co-Chair Anne-Marie Vanniasinkam annemariev@sbcglobal.net
Secretary Tamara Low tamarasathome@hotmail.com
Finance Officer James Chang jameskchang@gmail.com
Treasurer Tracy Lee tracy_y_lee@yahoo.com
Fundraising Coordinator Wendy Zamarripa pancandy.wz@gmail.com
Fundraising Coordinator Anita Jain anita.c.jain@gmail.com
Parent Volunteer Coordinator Maggie Poon mwypoon@gmail.com
Parent Volunteer Coordinator Loralee MacDonald loraleemacdonald@yahoo.com

Marketing Coordinator

Sylvia Kwan wingwing125@hotmail.com
Marketing Coordinator Ada Leung lwmada@yahoo.com
Newsletter Mitch Bathke m.bathke@yahoo.com
Technology Coordinator Rakesh Shah rakeshshahus@yahoo.com

 

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 2017-2018 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, 9/12/17 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library
Tuesday, 10/17/17 at 6:00 pm Board Meeting Library
Tuesday, 10/17/17 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting FOCUS First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 11/14/17 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library
Tuesday, 1/09/18 at 6:00 pm Board Meeting Library
Tuesday, 1/09/18 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting

FOCUS First Grade Classroom

Tuesday, 3/13/18 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library
Tuesday, 4/10/18 6:00PM Board Meeting Library
Tuesday, 04/10/18 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting FOCUS First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 5/8/18 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library

 

Board Meetings are 1 hour: 6:30-7:30 PM typically, or 6:00-7:00 PM if prior to Parent Meeting.
Parent Meetings are 1 hour: 7:00-8:00 PM.

Focus Staff

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

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