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• 9/18: ALMS Co-Curricular Night

• 10/14: ALMS PTA Meeting


Thursday, September 25
Rosh Hashanah
Schools Closed
Friday, September 26
Rosh Hashanah
Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday, September 30
Board of Education
Special Meeting
Campus School
7:00pm

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Tuesday, October 7
Board of Education
Regular Meeting 7:00pm
City Hall

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Wednesday, October 8
Wykagyl 7 - Bronx Zoo
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday, October 13
Columbus Day
Schools and Offices Closed
Tuesday, November 11
VETERANS DAY-District Offices & School Closed

Weather

Today, 9/16/2014
High: 75 Low: 54
Slight chance rain showers
93% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/17/2014
High: 73 Low: 55
Sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
We look forward to seeing you on September 18th for our Co-Curricular Night!
Dear ALMS Families,
We hope everyone is enjoying the start of the school year. It is great to be back and to have our hallways buzzing with our enthusiastic and amazing student body.
We hope you will please consider joining the ALMS PTA. We greatly appreciate all the wonderful things brought to our school community as a result of us having such an active, involved, and supportive Parent-Teacher Association. This year our Co-Presidents are Ms. Amy Pace and Ms. Fran Nordquist.
We welcome our incoming sixth graders and all the new students who have joined our school community. In addition, it is great to see our returning students ready for another great year of learning. 
We would like to thank the entire ALMS community for the collaborative spirit and partnership demonstrated each and every day. ALMS is a special place thanks to the incredible people that make up our school family!
If anyone would like to discuss student grades, overall academic progress, or any matters pertaining to social-emotional needs, please call the school at (914) 576 - 4339 to schedule an appointment or team meeting to address your inquiries.

It is a pleasure to serve as your principal.
With gratitude,
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.



Please click here to see the 'Helping Students Learn' September 2014 newsletter!
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Please click here for the helpful 'Daily Learning Planner' newsletter for the month of September!
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Please click here for the helpful 'Firm, Fair & Consistent' Newsletter for the month of September!
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Please click here for the helpful 'Guiding Ideas' Newsletter for the month of September!
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As part of a reading community, we provide summer reading assignments to help students to stay connected to literature and to enhance the literacy skills that they have developed throughout the year.

Please see listed below the 5th grade (incoming 6th grade) summer assignment information: 
Gr. 5 Summer Parent Letter
Gr. 5 Summer Parent Letter (En Espanol)
Summer Reading Gr. 5 Student Letter
Summer Reading Gr. 5 Tic-Tac-Toe Assignment
Scoring Rubric 2014 Summer Reading

Please see listed below the 6th and 7th grade summer assignments.
Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Summer Parent Letter
Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Summer Parent Letter (En Espanol)
Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Summer Assignment Directions
Gr. 6 & Gr. 7 Summer Assignment
Scoring Rubric 2014 Summer Reading

Please see listed below the 8th grade summer assignment.
Gr. 8 Summer Reading Assignment

In order to support your child in successfully completing this summer activity, books will be available at ALMS for purchase at a discounted rate through the month of July. The New Rochelle Public Library will also be carrying limited copies of these titles.         

When students begin school in September, we expect that your child will have completed the summer reading assignment. This assignment will count as your child’s first English Language Arts grade.

REQUIRED SUMMER MATH ASSIGNMENT FOR ALL ALMS 8TH GRADERS - June 2014

Dear Parents/Guardians of an 8th grader graduating and attending New Rochelle High School in the Fall 2014:

            The Mathematics Department at New Rochelle High School requires all students to complete the Summer 2014 Mathematics assignment prior to the start of school in the Fall 2014. The assignment will be posted, by math course, on the New Rochelle School website at the end the school year in June 2014 at the following link:

http://nrhs.nred.org/www/nred_nrhs/site/hosting/Math_Department/mathmain1.html

I am communicating this information with the hope that your child puts forth the effort this summer and enters high school prepared for the Fall 2014. Best wishes for continued success in the New Rochelle mathematics program going forward.

Sincerely, John T. Pratt, Math/Tech Department Chair, Albert Leonard Middle School


Important Update from our CSDNR Health department:
New York State Dept. of Health (NYSDOH) has released new immunization requirements for school entry in September 2014.  The students most effected are Kindergarten students and 6th grade Middle School Students. If you have any questions please contact the CSDNR Health office (914) 576-4264. Please click on the links below for important details.

6th grade Immunization

Kindergarten Immunization

Notice to Parents

NYS DOH Immunization letter


FALL 2014 SPORTS NOTICE - Students entering 9th grade:
  • 8th  Grade Students who wish to participate in the Fall 2014 sports program at NRHS, must have a physical exam along with an Interval Athletic Health History form.
  • 8th Grade Students should pick up the Health Appraisal and Interval Athletic Health History forms from the School Nurse. These forms can be mailed or faxed back to NRHS Health Office.(914-632-4232). Forms must be received by August 15.  Please indicate which Sport you are interested in playing. The NRHS Health Office will be closed July and August except for 7/28, 7/29, 7/30 and 8/13, 8/14, 8/15.
  • If the required forms are not received by August 15th, students will not be able to participate in sports try-outs or practice sessions which begin August 18.
  • The necessary Health Appraisal and Interval forms can be accessed at District Resources / Health Services Dept./ Sports Forms).   Speak to your School Nurse BEFORE SCHOOL ENDS with any questions.

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





The Coalition for Mutual Respect Honors Joel Fridovich

The CSDNR is pleased to share that Joel Fridovich, Campus Alternative High School Program Administrator, will receive the Yitzhak Rabin Peacemaker Award on Wednesday, September 17 at 5:45 p.m. in the New Rochelle City Hall Chambers. The award is given by The Coalition for Mutual Respect and all are invited to attend. Congratulations to Mr. Fridovich! See attached flyer for more information.

A New Beginning

Dear CSDNR Family,


A New Beginning

With excitement and anticipation, I welcome you to the 2014-15 school year. Today on the first day of school, from the elementary to middle schools to the high school, I saw fantastic energy and enthusiasm among students, teachers and staff. We began by coming together yesterday at our staff opening convocation, in an inspiring beginning to the new school year. I share that first-day enthusiasm, as do our administrators and Board of Education. As your new Superintendent, I know that our also new Board of Education President Lianne Merchant and her esteemed colleagues are prepared to harness the power of a fresh perspective – adding that to a passion for building on our numerous existing successes. Working together, I am confident that we can sustain that “first day” feeling for all of us as we embark on this year’s educational journey.

Preparing for the School Year

This summer, many teachers engaged in curriculum writing, continuing education and professional enrichment opportunities. I have spent the summer getting to know this wonderful district and its dedicated employees. In the past several days, we have expanded our activity by welcoming and orienting 47 new staff members (see more at www.nred.org), congratulating 25 new tenure recipients at the Tuesday, September 2 Board meeting, and beginning an in-depth analysis of the grades 3-8 state test scores, 2013-14 New Rochelle ELA and Math Results.pdf.         

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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




Paperless Board Meetings

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