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For our next Principal Corner feature, we hope you will enjoy this video featuring 12 year old students from New York City. It captures the same feelings, thoughts, and journey our 12 year old students live, just by being 12! Often times, us adults wonder what is going on in the beautiful minds of our middle schoolers. I hope you enjoy the video. It certainly brought me back to a time of my own adolescence and serves a reminder that even though they are young they have just as much, if not more, going on in their lives. Click here

If you are interest in the Being 12: The Year Everything Changes series, it is running right now on WNYC. Here is the link for you to enjoy. Click here


• Learning Academy schedule: Tues - Thurs. 2:45-4:45pm

• March 24: ALMS hosts BOE mtg, 7pm

• March 26-28: Model UN Trip NYC


This year, the New Rochelle Fund for Excellence is hosting a new event just for 7th and 8th students called Arts Out Loud. Students are invited to express themselves and their views through poetry, art or music. On April 30th, 2015, at New Rochelle H.S., select students will have the chance to present their original piece on the NRHS auditorium stage. All presented work will be published in a commemorative journal. The deadline for submissions is the week of February 23rd, 2015. ALMS: See your ELA teacher or the ELA Committee Facilitators (Margaret Bavosa or Toby Weber), Art, or Music teacher (Mr. DeMicco) for details!
Monday, April 20
Day 2
Tuesday, April 21
Board of Education
Special Meeting 7:00pm BOCES Vote
Trinity School

Click here for CSDNR Board Docs.
Day 3
Wednesday, April 22
Day 4
Thursday, April 23
Day 1
Friday, April 24
Day 2
Tuesday, April 28
Day 3
Wednesday, April 29
Day 4
Thursday, April 30
Day 1
Rockwell 7 - Ny Hall of Science
9:00 AM - 2:15 PM

Thank you to all who participated in our Rachel's Challenge presentations! Let's continue the chain reaction!
www.stompoutbullying.org

We are pleased to announce that our 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, 4/18/2015
High: 71 Low: 48
Mostly cloudy
16% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/19/2015
High: 62 Low: 46
Partly sunny
25% chance of precipitation.
Please join us at NRHS for Family University on April 20th from 6pm-915pm! This event is for Middle School Students, High School Students, and Parents! For further information please see save the date pdf below!
Dear Families and ALMS Students,

We hope everyone is ready for the spring and geared up for an excellent season of learning. We are grateful to work with our amazing 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!

We hope to see you on March 19th for our PTA's annual Taste of New Rochelle fundraiser. In addition to supporting our school community, all attendees will have the opportunity to eat delicious food from some of our amazing New Rochelle restaurants and a chance to win some great prizes. We are grateful to all of our PTA members and appreciate the generosity of all the people who make the event so special each and every year. If you are able to join, the fun begins at 7:00 on Thursday evening. We hope to see you!

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.

In October, we facilitated a pep rally for students. We thank STOMP OUT Bullying and Armour Foods for hosting the pep rally. For more information about STOMP OUT Bullying, please visit: http://www.stompoutbullying.org.

In an effort to continue the momentum around our anti-bullying campaign, the entire ALMS community took part in Rachel's Challenge in November. The challenge included a series of student empowering, educator motivating programs, and a series of five strategies (challenges) to equip students and adults to create/sustain safe, caring and compassionate learning environments. Please feel free to visit the Rachel's Challenge website for additional information about this program:  http://www.rachelschallenge.org.

In December, we have focused on encouraging members of our school community to pay things forward through random acts of kindness. Students have worked on fund-raising for the needy, collecting supplies for our local animal shelter, and thinking about the power of their words and the impact, good and bad, that they can have on another person.

In January, students worked to raise money for The Make A Wish Foundation. During our second school spirit week, students were encouraged to pay things forward and to make an impact by considering the small gestures they can do in order to help other people.

In February, students worked on a food drive and campaign to raise funds for cancer victims.Our student council, led by Ms. Heiss, has been instrumental in keeping the momentum going and fostering a community of students looking to make a positive contribution to our world at large.

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.


Family University Save The Date for April 20, 2015
The City School District of New Rochelle, New Rochelle FOCUS (Families Organized to Curb the Use of Substances), and New York Presbyterian Hospital, will host the Sixth Annual Family University on April 20, 2015 at New Rochelle High School from 6:00PM- 915PM.
Please click here for the article in The Shriver Report from last year's Family University.
2015 Family U_Save the Date2.pdf
ALMS is having a SPRING SNEAKER DRIVE. We have receptacles set up in the main entrance of the building and in the gym. We are collecting GENTLY used sneakers so we can give them away to other kids who could use a little "love" on their feet! The kids receiving these sneakers will want to take pride in their gently used kicks, so
please keep that in mind when considering which sneakers to donate.
  • Please tie your pair together and drop them in one of the marked receptacles in the gym or front entrance.
  • Please do NOT donate sneakers with worn treads, tears or caked on mud. Kids won't feel good about taking sneakers that are tattered and worn.
  • Remember, you're helping other kids in our community and beyond and that's something to feel great about!

Family Fitness Event: On Friday, Jan. 23rd  students and staff participated in a Yoga class as part of our Family Fitness events! Thank you Mr. Cioffi and Mrs. Gersh! It was outstanding to see the students come out to try something new! Fun for all!

Highlights Newsletter March 2015
We are excited to announce our first issue of Highlights! Please click here for the newsletter!


MODEL UN CLUB TAKES NEW YORK: The Model UN Club participated in the 10th Global Classrooms International Middle School model United Nations Conference, the largest of its kind. Thirty students traveled to New York City and attended opening ceremonies in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. It was exciting for students to be able to be in a place where world leaders have spoken and tried to tackle global problems. Students researched their assigned countries and topics prior to the conference and were eager to use their knowledge to work with other students to resolve some of the challenging problems facing the world. They spent two days in committee and developed promising resolutions and had fun in the process. Out of almost 1700 students, four Albert Leonard students were recognized for their efforts in their respective committees. Dylan Klein and Jack Rieger received Honorable Mention Best Delegation while Carly Rieger and Lisbet Trinidad were honored with the Outstanding Delegation award. We are proud of all of our delegates for their hard work. We look forward to returning next year.
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Please click here for the updated Metro Card payment form!
Please note *This message is for our students that ride the beeline bus and who paid $100 in September (for the first 5 months of the year). Students will now have to pick up a new student pass, which will cost $100 for the remaining 5 months of the school year, or $20 per month. These passes are payable before the 1st of each month. Please see Ms. Gilda Melillo in the main office with cash, check, or money orders before February 1st. 
For your convenience, we have listed the Metro Card days in our student planner/agenda books. Students are asked to come during their designated lunch period. Thank you.

Please see important Cold Weather Preparation Health Advisory from our district physician/medical director, Adrienne Weiss-Harrison, M.D.
14-15 Cold Weather Preparation.pdf

Y.E.S. Program is Accepting Applications:
The YOUNG ENGINEERS SCHOOL (Y.E.S.) is now accepting applications for this summer.  This program, now in its’ eighth summer, is an outstanding enrichment opportunity for middle school students who have shown and continue to show proficiency in Math, Science, and Technology Ed. Students must be currently attending the New Rochelle Public Schools. We offer expert instruction combined with fascinating experiments and S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities specially designed for middle school students.  The program runs in two week sessions at A.L.M.S. Students can sign up for one two week session, during which time a daily snack and lunch will be provided, transportation is not provided.  The hours of operation are from Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. There is a $150.00 tuition fee in addition to a $100.00 materials fee per student, therefore, the cost for one two week session is $250.00.  For more information and/or brochure/applications please contact Mr. Stephen G. May, in the Technology Education Dept. at A.L.M.S. at sgmay@nred.org.  Due to the popularity of this program seats fill up quickly. Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2015. 


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' April 2015 newsletter!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española!
  Abril!


Please click here for the helpful 'Daily Learning Planner' newsletter for the month of March, April, May!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española! Marzo, Abril, Mayo!


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


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


Please click here for the April 2015 'Middle Years' Newsletter!
Haga clic aqui para obtener la versión española! Abril!

Please click here to see our archived newsletters!





Family University - April 20 - Register Now!

The City School District of New Rochelle, New Rochelle FOCUS (Families Organized to Curb the Use of Substances), and New York Presbyterian Hospital will host the Sixth Annual Family University on April 20, 2015 at New Rochelle High School from 6:00PM- 9:15PM.

Read more...

Dr. Osborne's Huffington Post article published April 7, 2015:

Student Academic Success Gets Boost from Fitness and Nutrition





Please note IMPORTANT 2014-15 City School District of New Rochelle (CSDNR) calendar updates:

April 27, 2015: All Schools OPEN (No Superintendent's Conference Day)
May 22, 2015: All Schools CLOSED (Superintendent's Conference Day)
May 26, 2015: All Schools OPEN




CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

Forgot your password, need an account, please call 576-4209 or email nrhomeaccess@nred.org


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2015-2016 School Calendar

Click here to view calendar.

Paperless Board Meetings

Click here for the link!
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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

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

Please click here for information.  Para Español oprima aquí.



Click here for Request Form, para Español oprima aquí.