For our next Principal's Corner feature, we hope you will enjoy our newest newsletters The Middle Years ‘Working Together for School Success’ and Helping Students Learn ‘Tips Families Can Use to Help Students Do Better in School’. Please click here for the April editions.

The Middle Years

The Middle Years En Espanol

Helping Students Learn

Helping Students Learn En Espanol

• 5/24 National Junior Honor Society 9am

• 5/25 & 5/26 NYS Science 8 Performance Test

• 5/25 Arts Out Loud - A Middle School Celebration NRHS Auditorium 6:30pm

• 5/27 NYS Science 8 Performance Test make-ups

• 5/27 Music Hour

• 5/30 Memorial Day - School and Offices Closed ________________________

• 6/1 PTA Meeting

• 6/3 Music Hour

• 6/8 Awards Night 7pm-8:30pm Auditorium

• 6/9 STEM Presentation 5pm-9pm NRHS

• 6/9 Holiday Hills 7:30am-5pm

• 6/10 Principal's luncheon

• 6/10 7th grade trip to Playland and Rec Night

• 6/13 End of Marking Period

• 6/14 Last Full Day of School

• 6/22 Graduation 5pm

Monday, May 30
Memorial Day - Schools & Offices Closed

Tuesday, May 31
Day 1
Wednesday, June 1
Day 2
PTA Meeting - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 2
Day 3
Friday, June 3
Day 4
Monday, June 6
Day 1
Tuesday, June 7
Day 2

Reminder Monday, May 30th, Schools and Offices are closed for Memorial Day!
Dear Families and ALMS Students,

We hope everyone is having a great spring! We are grateful to work with our fabulous students, talented staff members, and incredible families. Thank you for your continued collaboration as we work to support our students on their quest to become their personal best!

Here at Albert Leonard Middle School, we are dedicated to ensuring the safety of our school community in an academically challenging and supportive learning environment. In particular, we have devoted time at ALMS to promote the up-stander mentality (as opposed to the by-stander mentality) when it comes to bullying.

We thank STOMP Out Bullying (CEO Ms. Ross Ellis) and The New York Jets (Mr. Jesse Linder) for coming to ALMS and recognizing our entire school community for our efforts as we work to eradicate bullying in our school. It was a special day with Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker visiting the school and speaking about bullying from both a by-stander and victim's perspective. Although we had a full audience, you could have heard a pin drop as these personal stories were shared with our engaged students. It is quite an honor for Albert Leonard and the district for us to be the first school recognized in The New York Jets' School Recognition Program. Congratulations to all! For more information about STOMP Out Bullying, please visit their website http://www.stompoutbullying.org

Our PTA is actively involved in all aspects of our school, and we are a better school as a result of our partnership and strong home/school connection. This year, Fran Nordquist and Nancy Podhradsky have served as our PTA Co-Presidents. We thank Ms. Nordquist for her two years of service as our PTA President and will miss her next year! We hope to see you at our next PTA meeting, taking place on June 1st. We will be beginning at 7:00 pm in the ALMS library, with doors open at 6:45 pm. Please mark it down in your calendar and join us for this important meeting. 

Cheers to a wonderful school community and a great conclusion to a phenomenal year!

With appreciation,
John Barnes
ALMS Principal

To the Albert Leonard Middle School Families,

It is with great enthusiasm that we are upon the 2015 - 2016 school year! My name is John Barnes and I am thrilled to be working with you and to serve the community as the Albert Leonard principal. I have worked for the last twelve years as a secondary school principal. I love working with students as they transition from childhood to young adulthood and believe it is the most important time in the lives of young scholars.

Congratulations to all our ALMS Music department teachers and students. ALMS won first place in the middle school division for Band, Chorus, and Orchestra on Friday, May 13th, at the Dorney Park Music Competition. 

ALMS Sixth Graders Fuel Up To Play 60 with the NY Jets!
For one month sixth graders tracked their daily physical activity with the goal of sixty minutes a day in partnership with the NY Jets and the NFL Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative. Congratulations to all those achieving their goal of 60 minutes a day!

Congratulations to Wendy Yu, 7th grade, for her perfect score on the National Latin Exam. Only 747 students received a perfect score of over 22,200 students that participated around the world. 

Earth Day 2016 Poster Contest
NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins offers her wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this years Earth Day 2016 Poster Contest, especially 3 of our ALMS students on their participation: Olivia Moxey, Lilliana Mandras, and Tehya Rose. The winner of this year's contest, Olivia Moxey, 6th grade. Congratulations!
Please click here for link. 
Please click here for the exciting announcement on Senator Stewart-Cousins webpage!

ALMS Won the Reserve Section at the Brunswick Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 9th: 6th graders, Jason Newman and Kieran Freed competed for ALMS. Jason also took first place in the section. Congratulations! pictured: Jason Newman.

Children's Dental Health Month Creative Contest:
Congratulations to Ms. Glickman's art student, Sophia Kosturova, 6th grade for receiving 2nd place!
Congratulation to Ms. DelGurcio's art students, Stella Giordano and Melissa Rosa, 7th graders, for receiving 1st place!


New Immunization Requirements for School Entry for 2016-17 Grades 7 and 12

Click here for further information.

An Important Health Advisory for the ALMS Community
Click here for the notice from our Health Dept. Dr. Adrienne Weiss-Harrison

New Rochelle Public Library Free Resources
Homework Help
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00pm-7:50pm
Wednesday 3:00pm-5:50pm
Location: Children's Room and Second Floor

Please see attached for the ALMS updated extra help schedule.
Extra Help schedule.pdf
We encourage parents/guardians to update any home phone, cell numbers or email addresses that may have changed since September. Please reach out to your child's house guidance office and we will update the data in our student information system.

CSDNR CLOUD Information:
To CSDNR Parents & Guardians for Students in Grades 3-12,
In order better to support teaching, learning and communications with your child(ren) in Grades 3-12 we
will be providing a secure CSDNR Google for Education email accounts for your child. This email
account will be utilized in the CSDNR CLOUD and students will only be able to communicate with
CSDNR teachers and with other CSDNR students who have nredlearn.org accounts. It is secure,
monitored, and safe. En Espanol click here


Web-based Resources - Instructions for Students
We are pleased to provide students with access to Successmaker and Castle Learning. Please use the following instructions when logging on both from home and at school.

Thank you to all who helped make Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention 2014 a success!


New Immunization Requirements for School Entry for 2016-17 Grades 7 and 12

Click here for more information

New Rochelle Orchestra Teacher Wins Golden Baton

Congratulations to ALMS/IEYMS orchestra teacher Mr. David Tobey, who was recently presented the "Golden Baton" award by the Westchester Philharmonic for his passion for music and contributions to the orchestra.  


Unofficial Results of Votes Cast May 17, 2016

New Rochelle voters approve City School District of New Rochelle's capital improvement bond, 2016-2017 budget

“We are grateful for the support from New Rochelle voters for this capital improvement bond and annual budget and the trust the community has placed in our administration,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian G. Osborne. “This is a necessary investment in our school buildings that will not only address safety and health issues but also reflect the pride we all have in our district.”

Board Election: Rachel Relkin re-elected and Todd Kern elected to fill two seats

Amy Bass, WVOX Interviews Dr. Osborne and Mr. White on the School Budget & Bond

Click here to listen to this clear, concise explanation.

Video on Capital Bond Referendum

Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne discusses the need for the passage of the $106.5 million bond. The CSDNR schools provide a top tier education and are the envy of many, but some of the physical facilities are in dire need of fixing.

2016-2017 Proposed School Budget

Board of Education Unanimously Approves $106,479,575 Capital Bond Project: Proposal Will Go to Voters May 17, 2016

2016 Capital Bond Project Financing Estimate

2016 Capital Bond Project Total Project Cost Estimate

2016-2017 CSDNR School Budget & Bond FAQ

2016 Summer Camp Shape Fitness Academy Registration April 13

Register 3rd-7th graders for Camp Shape this summer (see flyer for full details) on Wednesday, April 13 from 6-8 p.m. in New Rochelle High School's House 4 Cafeteria. The camp runs Monday, June 27-Thursday, July 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Campers will have an opportunity to sign up for a single sport consisting of Basketball, Tennis, and Soccer.  For enrolled campers, there will be an additional swimming option in the afternoon.  Camp fee $300; Swimming option additional $200.  Bring a check payable to:  City School District of New Rochelle.  Questions:  Call Steve Young at 914-576-4583.

Do you know there will be a Full Worm Moon March 23?

Spend an Evening Under the Stars
Come to the planetarium to find out why it's called a Full Worm Moon
Welcome spring on March 20
Say goodbye to Orion and the winter constellations
Say hello to Leo the Lion and the stars of spring

March 23 at 7 PM, NRHS Planetarium, Free

Flyer with full details attached.
March 23 Planetarium Show.pdf




Please Click Here to Review the Plan


There will be a Public Hearing on Smart Schools Bond Act Fund on November 24 at 7:45 PM at:

 Isaac E. Young Middle School, 270 Centre Avenue, New Rochelle