October 20, 2017
I hope everyone is having a great fall season and enjoying this beautiful weather! I am excited to share information regarding our upcoming Red Ribbon Week themes and activities (please see below). We hope everyone will participate beginning Monday, October 23rd! Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. Please see below for the ALMS daily themes and activities. We look forward to participating with our entire community!
Thank you, John Barnes, Principal
RED RIBBON WEEK – Theme Days!
Monday October 23, 2017- KICK OFF DAY
Wear Red and a Barbecue at lunch
Tuesday, October 24, 2017-Kick drugs away
Students and staff wear their favorite shoes
Drug Fact #1 during the morning PLEDGE
Period 7 announcement to announce the following day’s festivities-Sock it to drugs
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Sock it to drugs
Students wear their favorite socks or mismatch socks
Drug Fact #2 during the morning PLEDGE
Period 7 announcement for the following day’s festivities – Decades and Decades without Drugs! Students and staff may dress like their favorite decade – 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, etc.
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Decades and Decades without Drugs! Students and staff may dress like their favorite decade – 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, etc.
Drug Fact #3 during the morning PLEDGE
Period 7 announcement for the following day’s festivities – Team up against drugs.
Friday, October 27, 2017-Team up against drugs
Students wear their favorite team jersey.
Drug Fact #4 during the morning PLEDGE
Period 7 announcement for the following day’s festivities – Living drug free is NO SWEAT
Monday , October 30, 2017- Living drug free is NO SWEAT
Drug Fact #5
Students wear their favorite sweatshirt.
Playlist of music during the lunch periods
Period 7 announcement for Monday’s festivities –Say BOO to Drugs ! Wear your Halloween costume to school.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017-Scare drugs away
Drug Fact # 6
Students and staff wear their favorite Halloween costume
Red Ribbon Celebration period 9 with a Halloween theme.
Dear ALMS Community Members,
Welcome to the 2017 – 2018 school year! 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 entire school community in an academically challenging, enriching, 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/Founder - Ms. Ross Ellis) and The New York Jets Community Relations Department for recognizing our entire school community for our efforts, over the last four years, to eradicate bullying in our school. This year, we are highlighting a weekly Up-stander of the Week. Please join me in congratulating Roan Etkin as our first recipient. Roan is a student leader who cares deeply about our school community and putting an end to bias and discrimination in our society. Roan received two tickets to October 29th’s New York Jets Game and was featured as our first “tweet” on our new Twitter account (#ALMSNewRo). Please follow us if you are using Twitter!
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 past year, Nancy Podhradsky and Kim Castellano served as our PTA Co-Presidents. We thank Ms. Podhradsky for her two years of service as our PTA President and will miss her this coming year! We also thank Ms. Anne Todd for joining Ms. Castellano as our 2017/2018 PTA Co-Presidents, and look forward to a great year of working together.
We look forward to welcoming family members to our annual Meet the Teacher Night on September 18, 2017. We begin in the ALMS auditorium at 7:00 pm. Please note, we will be opening doors at 6:45 pm. Meet the Teacher Night allows family members to follow an abbreviated eight period schedule and to meet this year’s teachers who are working with their children. We hope to see you.
On September 27th, we hope to see you at our Co-Curricular Night. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for our after-school clubs and check out our enrichment offerings that take place after our regular school day. We hope all students will participate in a club and experience, explore and discover something they may like/dislike or want to pursue in the future.
Cheers to a wonderful school community and a phenomenal 2017-2018 school year! Please check our website and feel free to call or email with any specific questions you may have.