The NYS ELA exam is April 1st-3rd. The NYS Math exam is April 30th-May 2nd. The NYS Science Performance Test for Gr.8 is May 21st-30th. The NYS Science Written Test for Gr.8 is June 2nd.
Please Join Us for "A Taste of New Rochelle" Wednesday, March 12th, 7-9pm, ALMS Cafeteria, sponsored by ALMS PTA. Admission $15 in advance at www.almspta.org ($20 at the door). Mingle with FRIENDS while TASTING Samplings from Local Restaurants & Enjoying EXCITING Entertainment. BIDDING on Fun & Fabulous SILENT AUCTION items! Don’t Miss this POPULAR Night Out and Remember. ALL Adults are Welcome: Parents/Guardians, ALMS Administration, Staff, Teachers, Relatives, Friends.
Friday, March 7
6th Grade Rec Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 9
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Monday, March 10
Tuesday, March 11
Board of Education School Budget Review Session 7 PM at New Rochelle High School
for CSDNR Board Docs.
National Latin Exam
Wednesday, March 12
HALF DAY ALL SCHOOLS
8th Grade Dance Concert
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM
PTA Taste of New Rochelle
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
13% chance of precipitation.
13% chance of precipitation.
everyone enjoyed the mid-winter recess and that you are geared up
for a fantastic conclusion to this year's winter season. Hopefully,
we will not have any more snow days and all the snow will melt
quickly in the school-yard, allowing our students to go back
outside during our lunchtime recess.
note, we are eager to see you at our next PTA meeting. We are
thrilled to have Mr. Bruce Daniele (Head of School Security/Retired
New Rochelle Police Detective) and Ms. Ellen Garcia (District
Safety Administrator) accompany our administrative team for a
presentation dedicated to school safety. We begin THURSDAY,
February 27th at 7:30 pm. We
will be meeting in the library. Please note, if we have a large
turnout, we will move the session to the auditorium. All are
encouraged to attend if you can make it. We are also eager to learn
your suggestions, questions, and possible concerns.
Please do check our district calendar in order to stay abreast of
upcoming events and our athletics schedule. There is a lot
happening and we don't want you to miss anything.
If anyone would like to discuss student grades, overall academic
progress, or anything pertaining to social-emotional needs, please
do call the school at (914) 576 - 4339 to schedule an appointment
or team meeting to address your inquiries.
To the Albert Leonard
Middle School Families,
It is with great enthusiasm that we are upon the 2013 - 2014 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 ten 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.
Great middle schools prepare their students for the challenging
world of high school/college and the content specific course work,
which requires that a strong academic foundation be in place. This
allows students to soar with the ability to think critically,
problem-solve, read for meaning, and communicate with
self-confidence and a sense of purpose. It is clear how fortunate I
am to work with such a talented and dedicated staff within a
beautifully diverse community of such caring and involved
families. Please note I am open to your feedback, suggestions,
ideas, and counsel. I want to ensure we are honoring the traditions
and legacy of the school community, while we also work to prepare
for the rigorous demands of the Common Core Learning Standards
requiring even more of our students.
There is much to be done, but with the team of extraordinary people
in our district, I am confident we can exceed even our own
expectations and goals to facilitate our students reaching their
maximum potential academically, socially, and emotionally with many
opportunities for enrichment experiences for all students at
I am thrilled to be a part of the New Rochelle family and want
nothing more than to meet your needs, and to support you in any way
possible. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to
assist you and your family in insuring we have a great year of
Congratulations Albert Leonard Junior Model UN Club:
On Friday, January 17th, the Albert Leonard Junior Model UN Club held their 2nd Annual Pasta & Bingo Night with a crowd of over 250 enthusiastic participants. The Model UN has over fifty members and they, their family, and their friends gathered to enjoy a hearty pasta dinner and lively Bingo games. The large prizes and delicious foods were donated by the generous Model UN families. Principal Barnes was our feature Bingo Caller, while the club advisors, Colleen O'Reilly and Glenn Kaplan, kept the evening organized. Cheers and shouts followed every round, up to and including the final round where one lucky winner went home with a brand new iPad Mini. Event proceeds will be used to offset expenses for upcoming conferences at The College of William & Mary, Boston University and the United Nations in New York City. Students have been preparing for these conferences by researching their assigned countries including Syria, Tunisia and China. Congratulations Albert Leonard Junior Model UN Club! Great job!
ALMS - Common Core Learning Standards Power Point presentation
ALMS PTA meeting click here
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
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: email@example.com
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda Book Update!
Please click here for access to our agenda book pages.
Attention students/parents, please click here to print the calendar from the agenda book. The calendar in the printed agenda book had a typo.
Please click here for our after school schedules!
THIS WEEK IN THE NEW ROCHELLE SCHOOLS E-Newsletter
The City School District of New Rochelle is excited to bring you the March 3-7 edition, in both English and Spanish, of our This Week in the New Rochelle Schools e-newsletter. It contains both districtwide and school-by-school news. This e-newsletter is a work in progress. It will continue to be improved and expanded to include even more information from the PTAs and The New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful as you plan your week!
Click here for English version
Click here for Spanish version
UPDATE on CSDNR SUPERINTENDENT SEARCH
At the Wednesday evening, February 26th, public presentation to the Board of Education and community, the district's professional consultants reported on the search status for our next permanent CSDNR Superintendent of Schools. At the conclusion of an extensive, ultimately six-month national search, including a strong component of community engagement, the Board of Education expects that a new Superintendent will be hired in May.
The documents found at the links below outline the Superintendent search thus far in greater detail, including: 1) hiring/search process timeline and details; 2) a summary of the community's input regarding our district's strengths and challenges; and 3) a draft of the community's identified criteria for desired candidate background, experience and skills.
LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY REGARDING BUDGET DISCUSSIONS
Please click here for important information on 2014-2015 budget discussions.
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FOR CSDNR PARENTS & GUARDIANS
REQUESTS FOR APPR SCORES AND RATINGS OF
TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
Consistent with Education Law §3012-c(10)(b), parents and guardians of students currently enrolled in the New Rochelle Public Schools will be able to receive the final quality rating and composite effectiveness score for their child(ren)’s present teachers and building principal. This information will be available beginning on Monday, December 2, 2013. Read more...