Proud Pirate Parent (P3) Newsletter
August 2012, Volume 2, Issue 1

Hello Parents and welcome.
We are pleased that you've joined the community of Proud Pirate Parents (P3) and that your student selected Armstrong to prepare for the future!
Please read on, as this newsletter gives you some tips, dates and deadlines to help your student move successfully through the semester. We invite you to contact our office with questions: 

Office of Parent Services

Tips for Student Success

Helping your Pirate navigate through first semester
The Armstrong Galley has a great selection of food, but it may not be a replacement for a home-cooked meal. It won't be long before your son or daughter is back at the dinner table — if only for a night. Here are some dinnertime conversation starters that may keep your student on a path toward college success. Read more...


Can you check your student's grades?
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs access to and privacy of student records at institutions that receive federal monies. In general, the law allows a student to review and inspect his or her education records, and the law limits the disclosure of information contained in the student's educational records, even to parents, without first obtaining the student's consent.  Read more...

Healthy Information

Freshmen Should be Vaccinated Against Meningitis
The Center for Disease Control highly commends the meningococcal vaccine for incoming freshman living in dormitories or close quarters. Read more...

Events and Fairs

Part-Time Job Fair
Historical Tour of Downtown Savannah

Student Services & Resources

Student Employment Center
For fall 2012, Armstrong has launched a Student Employment Center (SEC). The SEC focuses on assisting students with finding and applying for on-campus employment positions. Read more…

HOLA Introduces New CAMINO Program
New this year to HOLA (Hispanic Outreach and Leadership at Armstrong) is the CAMINO (College Access Mentoring Information and Outreach) program. Read more...

Disability Services
The Office of Disability Services provides accommodations for students diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, Acquired Brain Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Systemic Medical Conditions, Mobility Impairments, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Psychological Disorders and Visual Impairments. Read more...

Good to Know

Pirate Card Information
When a student leaves for college, it is normal as a parent to be concerned about whether or not they will have everything they need. How can you assure your student has the necessary funds for books, printing and meals without risking overdraft fees and interest? Read more...

Student Insurance
The University System of Georgia is currently in the process of changing insurance providers. Information on the new provider will be available on or before July 23. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience. Read more...

Office of Parent Services

The Office of Parent Services provides communication to parents with the goal of helping to support student success and working together to empower students to take personal responsibility for their social and academic choices. You will receive the Parent Newsletter on a regular basis and, in the near future, find even more information on our expanded parent website which is in development.