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  • Update on School District Water Testing

    Dear Families,

    Please see attached letter from Dr. Osborne outlining the latest water testing results for district schools.

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  • Strategic Roadmap Presentation

    Presented to Board of Education - October 5, 2016

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  • Seeking Public Input on the District’s Strategic Roadmap

    The Board of Education is developing an action plan that will guide the implementation of the District’s Strategic Roadmap. We seek your input on the draft plan, provided below in both English and Spanish.

    One avenue for input is to email your comments to All comments received by September 30th will be reviewed by each Board member before the October 5th Board of Education meeting.

    Prior to that meeting, there will a presentation detailing the plan’s strategic objectives. Following the presentation, a public input session will be held to provide stakeholders with an additional way to make suggestions.

    We encourage you to be a part of this collaborative process by emailing your comments or taking part in the public input session.

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  • Department of Health - Review of Latest Battery of Water Reports & Press Release

    Please see attached letter from Superintendent Osborne regarding latest water testing results and associated press release.

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  • Health & Safety

    Please click here for Health & Safety information, which includes the Lead in Schools water reports.

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  • Sign Up for CSDNR NEWS

    Register here to sign up for the 2x weekly CSDNR News.

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  • 2016-2017 School Calendar

    Please see attached for the 2016-2017 School Calendar.

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    New Immunization Requirements for School Entry for 2016-17 Grades 7 and 12. Please see attached for more information.

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Message from the Principal

October 5, 2016

Dear Families and ALMS Students,

We hope everyone is having a great start to the fall season. We look forward  to seeing you at our first PTA meeting taking place on October 5th at 7:00 pm in the ALMS Library. All attendees will have the pleasure of meeting our two new assistant principals! Please join me in welcoming Mr. Daniel Goldberg and Mr. Patrick Keevins to ALMS. Both Mr. Keevins and Mr. Goldberg are excited to be at ALMS, and to lead ALMS to reach our full potential. Mr. Goldberg will be grade supervisor for grades six and eight. Mr. Keevins will be grade supervisor for grade seven and our self-contained special education classes. They are both talented, smart, and eager to serve the ALMS community and to get the school year up and running.

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 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 Ms. Ross Ellis) and The New York Jets (Mr. Jesse Linder) for coming to ALMS, last school year, and for recognizing our entire school community for our efforts as we work to eradicate bullying in our school. We had a special day with Eric Decker and Jessie James Decker visiting the school and speaking about bullying from both a by-stander and victim's perspective. Although we had a full audience, you could have heard a pin drop as these personal stories were shared with our engaged students. It is quite an honor for Albert Leonard and the district for us to be the first school recognized in The New York Jets' School Recognition Program. Congratulations to all! Mr. Barnes recently spoke at Met Life Stadium on August 22nd to a panel of educators looking to combat bullying in their school organizations. For more information about STOMP Out Bullying, please visit their website

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, Fran Nordquist and Nancy Podhradsky served as our PTA Co-Presidents. We thank Ms. Nordquist for her two years of service as our PTA President and will miss her this coming year! We also thank Ms. Kim Castellano for joining Ms. Podhradsky as our 2016/2017 PTA Co-Presidents, and look forward to a great year of working together.

Cheers to a wonderful school community and a phenomenal school year!

With appreciation,

John Barnes
ALMS Principal

School Announcements

  • Red Ribbon Week 2016

    Monday, October 24th -- KICK OFF DAY! Red Shirt Day: Wear red shirts or head to toe


    Tuesday, October 25th – Be a Superhero. Have the Power to Say No to Drugs Day: Wear

    your favorite superhero t-shirt or outfit.

    Wednesday, October 26th – Team Up Against Drugs Day: Wear your favorite team’s


    Thursday, October 27th – Put A Lid On Drugs Day: Wear your favorite hat or cap.

    Friday, October 28th – iTUNE Out Drugs and it’s NO SWEAT Day: Wear your favorite


    Monday, October 31st – Say BOO to Drugs! Day: Wear your favorite Halloween costume.

    No clown costumes allowed.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Special Screening of ScreenAgers

    Wednesday, November 09, 2016, 7:00pm      Location : ALMS Auditorium
    Contact :
    Join us for the one-hour long film about Growing Up in the Digital Age followed by a panel discussion.

    Limit seating so please rsvp:

    Suggested donations is $3.00.

    For more information about the movie: http://www.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • ALMS, IEYMS students stomp out bullying

    ALMS, IEYMS students stomp out bullying

    Both Albert Leonard Middle School and Isaac E. Young Middle School held assemblies on Thursday as part of STOMP Out Bullying's Blue Shirt Day World Day of Bullying Prevention – a national campaign that focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse.

    October is recognized as National Bullying Prevention Month; and the first Monday is traditionally Blue Shirt Day. The schools acknowledged the day on Thursday this year because the buildings were closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of Rosh Hashanah.

    Students from both schools gathered in their respective auditoriums to learn about bullying, and how to combat it. “We’re here to what?” Albert Leonard Principal John Barnes asked a large group of seventh- and eighth-graders. “Stomp out bullying,” the chorus of students chanted back.

    “The whole day is dedicated to fighting bullying,” said Isaac E. Young Assistant Principal Tawanda Robinson.  “Content teachers are focusing class time on anti-bullying messages.”

    ALMS welcomed singer, songwriter, poet and anti-bullying ambassador Shacara Atiyá to address students for two assemblies. As a senior in high school, Atiyá was bullied and brutally assaulted by a group of young women.

    “They beat me to the ground,” Atiyá told the students.

    But now, she travels, sharing her story of faith and triumph over bullying and explaining ways for those who feel victimized to also overcome.

    Atiyá encourages students to “go after your passion. Find a way to express yourself, and pursue it.”

    The United Pride Step Team – made up of ALMS students – also performed during the assemblies, leading students in an anti-bullying chant: “Not in our school!”

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Student Biathlon Gr. 3-8, Oct 15

    The New Rochelle Fund for Excellence is hosting a Biathlon for students in grades 3-8 on Saturday, Oct. 15th from 7:30 am to 10 am. It will be held at NRHS using the pool and the track. Students will swim and then run across the finish line. It's all about fitness and fun! There is a nominal entry fee of $10 per student.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Take the “A”ce Challenge -deadline extended to Nov.11

    Deadline extended to Nov. 11!

    Earn perfect attendance for the school year OR  achieve a final G.P.A. of 3.8, 95% or “A” equivalent, OR show a full grade point, letter
    or 10 percentage point improvement from the previous year’s final report card* and WIN a free season pass to Playland. 
    Open to students in grades 6-12.

    Sign up today at:

    *For more information visit

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • 9/28 - Scholastic Book Fair - One Day Only!

    Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level.
    Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. It unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits.
    Pre-sale orders for the latest Diary of a Wimpy Kid are available.
    Scholastic Prize Raffles, too!
    Remember, all purchases benefit our school. See you at the Book Fair!
    Mrs. Paul
    Library Media Specialist


    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • 2016-2017 Supply Lists

    Please see the attached 2016-2017 supply lists.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • 2016 Fall Sports Clearance Procedures for Students Entering Grades 7-12

    Please see attached procedures.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Hoops for Heart!

    Jessica Shapiro raised $3500 for Hoops for Heart! Her donations are supporting heart disease research. In addition, ALMS will be receiving $200 in US Games certificates to purchase new PE equipment for next year.
    Thank you so much to Jessica for supporting the American Heart Association and Hoops for Heart!

    Albert Leonard Middle School

Calendar of Events

  • Red Ribbon Week

    This Year's Theme YOLO: Be Drug Free
    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Red Ribbon Week

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  • Simchat Torah Begins at Sundown

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  • Shmini Atzeret

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  • Simchat Torah

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