Principal's Message

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December 2016

Dear Armstrong Families,

It is that time of year when we need to prepare our students for outdoor play during colder temperatures and snowy conditions at recess time. Outdoor lineup in the morning and recess during the day is outdoors unless the temperature drops below 20 degrees; or the “feels like” temperature, taking into account the wind chill, drops below 20 degrees. Every morning and throughout the day we go to the following website where this is calculated for us. Hats, gloves/mittens and a warm coat are mandatory.

When there is snow on the ground, children need boots and a change of foot wear to use in school. Little feet in boots all day, sweat too much. When children are uncomfortable; they are not learning to their full potential! Boots are not option for the gym floor and could potentially lead to an injury. If your child comes to school with no boots he/she will be asked to stay out of the snowy/wet areas on the playground.

Students who come to school are expected to go outside for recess when the weather allows. We do not have staff to supervise individual students inside when all other students are outside. All students should be prepared for outdoor recess at all times.

Thank you for assisting us in making sure that our students are comfortable and warm during this time of year.

Please feel free to contact the school if you have any questions. 


John Mendes, Principal, Armstrong School