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• 11/4: Rachel's Challenge Presentations: 6th Grade - Periods 4 and 5

7th Grade - Periods 1 and 2

8th Grade - Periods 7 and 8

•Family Community Presentation 6:00 pm in the auditorium



Monday, November 3
Day 4
Tuesday, November 4
Day 1
Rachel's Challenge Presentations

6th Grade - Periods 4 and 5
7th Grade - Periods 1 and 2

8th Grade - Periods 7 and 8

Family Community Presentation 6:00 pm in the auditorium

Wednesday, November 5
Day 2
Thursday, November 6
Day 3
Friday, November 7
Day 4
6th Grade Rec Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$2.00 in advance
Monday, November 10
Day 1
Tuesday, November 11
VETERANS DAY-District Offices & School Closed

www.stompoutbullying.org

We are pleased to announce that our recent PEP RALLY in honor of the Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention was a complete success. Albert Leonard Middle School was selected by the national organization, STOMP Out Bullying™ to spread the message that bullying of all kinds must be stopped. The CEO and founder of STOMP Out Bullying™, Ms. Ross Ellis, was enthusiastic to learn of our school's mission to eradicate bullying and to promote a school culture of up-standers. In addition, Armour Foods sponsored the pep rally, provided giveaways, and helped to arrange a special visit from celebrity, Mario Lopez. Please join me in celebrating the great work and partnership of STOMP Out Bullying™, Armour Foods and the City School District of New Rochelle.


Weather

Today, 11/1/2014
High: 52 Low: 39
Rain likely
74% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/2/2014
High: 51 Low: 36
Breezy
4% chance of precipitation.
Tuesday, Nov. 4th, Rachel's Challenge Family Community Presentation 6:00 pm in the auditorium.
October 31, 2014
 
Dear Families and ALMS Students,

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.

On October 6th, we facilitated a pep rally for students. In an effort to continue the momentum around our anti-bullying campaign, we have an educational and inspirational program, being brought to us by our student council, for your child on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014. We also have a community extension program planned at 6:00 pm in the ALMS auditorium. We hope to see you on Tuesday evening if you can make it.

On Tuesday, every student will take part in Rachel's Challenge, which includes a series of student empowering, educator motivating programs, and strategies called the Awaken the Learner Five-step School Improvement Process that equips students and adults to create and sustain safe, caring and supportive learning environments essential for academic achievement. Please feel free to visit the Rachel's Challenge website for additional information about this program:  http://www.rachelschallenge.org.

Before her death, Rachel wrote a powerful essay in an effort to reinforce the concept of kindness and compassion. We asked our students to please take a few moments to read the essay prior to Tuesdays event. We will be taking some time on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 to discuss the essay and to launch the program. Below are a few talking points for conversations you may want to have, as well as for our school-based discussions:
  • What message is Rachel trying to convey in her essay?
  • How does this connect to the ALMS anti-bullying campaign?
  • What can you do to support Rachel's message inside and outside of the school environment?
  • If everyone takes part in Rachel's Challenge, how might this impact our world?

We thank you, in advance, for your support of our initiative to end bullying in schools.
 
 
With appreciation,
 
John Barnes
ALMS Principal



To the Albert Leonard Middle School Families,

It is with great enthusiasm that we are upon the 2014 - 2015 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 eleven years as a middle 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.
ALMS hosts Rachel's Challenge on Nov. 4th:
The presentation will be held in the main auditorium for staff and students where the audience will learn about Rachel's incredible story of courage and hope. We will also host an evening presentation for parent/community members at 6:00 pm.

Rachel's Challenge is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel's Challenge provides a continual improvement process for schools designed to awaken the learner in every child. We motivate and equip students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities.


Astorino's Challenge in Education (ACE)
The Astorino's Challenge in Education (ACE) is a way to encourage Westchester’s students in grades 6-12 to do their very best in the classroom from the beginning of the school year to the very end.
Success starts with a well-rounded education. To build character and good study habits, it's important that students work hard and learn all that they can each and every day they are in school. That's why the ACE Challenge rewards both excellence and effort in the classroom.
What does it take to meet the challenge?
To win the free season pass to Playland, students must achieve one of the two following benchmarks in the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Final G.P.A of 3.8, 95 percent or A average, or better.
    - or -
  • Perfect attendance for the entire school year.

The bar is high to win this challenge, because the ACE coordinators want students to strive to do their very best.
If you would like further information please go to the organization's website: www.WestchesterGov.com/ACE


Early Dismissal:
There is an early dismissal on October 31st at 2:25pm. However, please know students will remain with their teachers and be dismissed by 2:40pm.


Click here for the ALMS Extra Help Schedule! 
Extra Help Schedule.pdf
Please see link below for ALMS Co-Curricular Schedule 2014-2015.
Co-Curricular Schedule 2014.pdf
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.
Inside the CSDNR CLOUD students will be able to utilize secured email, word processing,
spreadsheets, presentation software, virtual storage, eBooks, wiki's, instructional software and
discussion boards-all secured and inside the CSDNR CLOUD. Students will not be able to email or
communicate outside the CSDNR CLOUD. Students will be monitored to make sure that they utilize
these tools responsibly and for the purpose of teaching, learning and communications. Access to email,
discussion boards, and virtual projects, will give students more opportunities to practice reading,
writing, research and communication skills. It will also provide students who are shy and have a
question, to communicate with their teachers through email. In addition, students using Google Docs
can electronically send their writing, presentations and projects to their teachers for feedback.
If you do not want your child to participate in this program, you can opt out by writing a note to your
building Principal stating that you do not wish your child(ren) to have a CSDNR Google for Education
email account.
If you choose to opt out, understand your child(ren) will be given the instructional
resources in a paper format and still be required to complete all assigned work.
We are excited to move instruction to a more 21st Century model for Grades 3-12 and extend learning
in a more digital way. We invite you to review the CSDNR CLOUD at www.nredlearn.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Dr. Coleman, Director of Technology, Email: ccoleman@nred.org

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.
SUCCESSMAKER
To log on to the SuccessMaker Student Interface and launch an assignment:
1. Open your browser and go to http://albertleonard.nred.org
2. Hover over your mouse cursor over "Student" and a menu will open. Click on "Successmaker" on the bottom of that menu.
3. On the "Log In" page, enter your Username (Student ID) and Password (Student ID), and then click "Log In."
4. Click your course's name on the "Assignments"page to launch the assignment.
To exit an assignment and log off the Student Interface:
1. Click the X (Close) to exit your course and preserve your session data.
2. Click "Log "Out" on the Student Interface page to log off SuccessMaker.
CASTLE LEARNING
1. Go to www.castlelearning.com
2. Enter your child's CLO login ID and password* and click the Sign In button. *Note: If your child has not set a password, leave the password field blank for the first time and click Sign In. Then, follow the steps to create a password.
3. Assignments from teachers will appear near the top of the page under the section labeled Your Classes.
4. To generate an assignment without a teacher, select a Course to review in the middle of the Student Home Page and click the GO button. Once the screen refreshes your child can create an activity or review completed work.
5. Should you have any questions, please contact support@castlelearning.com

ALMS - Common Core Learning Standards Power Point presentation
ALMS PTA meeting
click here


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

We are pleased to announce that our recent PEP RALLY in honor of the Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention was a complete success. Albert Leonard Middle School was selected by the national organization, STOMP Out Bullying™ to spread the message that bullying of all kinds must be stopped. The CEO and founder of STOMP Out Bullying™, Ms. Ross Ellis, was enthusiastic to learn of our school's mission to eradicate bullying and to promote a school culture of up-standers. In addition, Armour Foods sponsored the pep rally, provided giveaways, and helped to arrange a special visit from celebrity, Mario Lopez. Please join me in celebrating the great work and partnership of STOMP Out Bullying™, Armour Foods and the City School District of New Rochelle.





Please click here to see the 'Helping Students Learn' October 2014 newsletter!
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Octubre!


Please click here for the helpful 'Daily Learning Planner' newsletter for the month of October!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española! Octubre!


Please click here for the helpful 'Firm, Fair & Consistent' Newsletter for the month of October!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española! Octubre!


Please click here for the helpful 'Guiding Ideas' Newsletter for the month of October!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española
! Octubre!


Please click here for the October 2014 'Middle Years' Newsletter!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española! Octubre!

Please click here to see our archived newsletters!




Huffington Post Partnership

Today, to mark this last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Osborne begins a relationship with the Huffington Post. In his inaugural piece for the Education section, Dr. Osborne writes about a critical topic that's impacted our community and addresses the longstanding and meaningful relationship the CSDNR has nurtured with My Sisters' Place, a leading domestic violence awareness organization. You can find his piece below. It debuts on the front page of the Education section.

In the coming months, Dr. Osborne will address subjects in education that cut across local, state, and national lines, and he will bring sharp focus to the incredible breadth of talent and leadership in our entire District.

PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL 2013-2014 APPR SCORES AND RATINGS 

Please click here for information from Dr. Korostoff, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum & Instruction.

Click here for Request Form, para Español oprima aquí.


PROCEDIMIENTO PARA SOLICITAR CALIFICATIONES Y NOTAS DE MAESTROS Y DIRECTORES, SEGUN EL APPR DEL 2013-2014

Para Español oprima aquí.


 


CSDNR on NPR

CSDNR Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne and NRHS Principal Reggie Richardson were featured on October 27th in a thoughtful interview on domestic and dating violence during NPR's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.

http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/ray-rices-high-school-struggle-hometown-heros-legacy/

Listen to The Takeaway live online at thetakeaway.org.

Spend an Evening Under the Stars

Mr. Zeller, his crew and Irving the planetarium projector will explain why Earth has seasons.  We will point out the planets visible in the evening and those visible in the morning.  Oasis in Space will be presented using our Spitz Scidome. Oasis in Space "transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water-a key ingredient for life on Earth" Spitz, Inc.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Place: New Rochelle High School Planetarium

Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45


Shows begin promptly and no one is admitted once the door closes
For further information: bzeller@nred.org or mheywood@nred.org Admission is Free

The CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

Forgot your password, need an account, please email: 

nrhomeaccess@nred.org



2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.


PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Please click here for more information

New York State's $2 Billion Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum Includes $3.5 Million for New Rochelle Schools

Vote on Bond (Proposal #3) is November 4, 2014

In January 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act that will build out schools and classrooms for the 21st Century to ensure that students graduate with the skills they need to thrive in the economy of today and tomorrow.

 
Specifically, if this proposal is passed, it would provide funding to allow school districts to: 1) purchase technology equipment such as interactive whiteboards and computers; 2) install high-speed wireless internet connectivity in schools and communities; 3) construct and modernize educational facilities; and 4) install high-tech security features in school buildings and on school campuses.


Should the Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum, Proposal #3, pass on November 4, 2014, The City School District of New Rochelle will receive over $3.5 million in funding for these projects.


For more information, go to:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/smart-schools-ny


Please remember to vote November 4, 2014.



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Paperless Board Meetings

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