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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.



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


Kimberly Ehrlich

Rebecca Spiros Hoyer


Anne-Marie Vanniasinkam

Finance Officer Dave Barry 
Secretary Anita Jain



Loralee MacDonald
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


2015-2016 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, 9/08/15 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library
Tuesday, 10/06/15 at 6:00 pm Board Meeting Library 
Tuesday, 10/06/15 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting Focus First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 11/10/15 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library 
Tuesday, 1/12/16 at 6:00 pm Board Meeting Library 
Tuesday, 1/12/16 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting Focus First Grade Classroom
Thursday, 2/09/16 at 7:00 pm Board Meeting Library
Tuesday, 3/08/16 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library 
Tuesday, 4/12/16 at 6:00 pm Board Meeting Library 
Tuesday, 4/12/16 at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting Focus First Grade Classroom
Tuesday, 5/10/16 at 6:30 pm Board Meeting Library 
TBD at 7:00 pm Parent Meeting MPR (before FOCUS Graduation)


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

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