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For our next Principal's Corner feature, we hope you will enjoy our newest newsletters The Middle Years ‘Working Together for School Success’ and Helping Students Learn ‘Tips Families Can Use to Help Students Do Better in School’. Please click here for the April editions.

The Middle Years

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Helping Students Learn

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• Summer Academy Dates: 6/27 - 7/21



Weather

Today, 7/29/2016
High: 81 Low: 68
Rain
75% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/30/2016
High: 86 Low: 72
Partly sunny
30% chance of precipitation.
Have a happy and healthy summer!
Dear Families and ALMS Students,

We hope everyone is having a great spring! 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 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 and recognizing our entire school community for our efforts as we work to eradicate bullying in our school. It was 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! For more information about STOMP Out Bullying, please visit their website http://www.stompoutbullying.org

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 year, Fran Nordquist and Nancy Podhradsky have served as our PTA Co-Presidents. We thank Ms. Nordquist for her two years of service as our PTA President and will miss her next 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 great conclusion to a phenomenal year!

With appreciation,
 
John Barnes
ALMS Principal



To the Albert Leonard Middle School Families,

It is with great enthusiasm that we are upon the 2015 - 2016 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 twelve years as a secondary 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.


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

Final Exam Schedule – June 2016


Date

Exam

Tuesday,
June 14, 2016

Science 7 (9:00 AM)

Science 8 (General Science Opt Out Students ONLY) (9:00 AM)

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Living Environment*

Regents Exam – (9:00 AM)

Science 6 (9:00 AM)

ELA 7 (9:00 AM)

Thursday,
June 16, 2016

Common Core Mathematics

Regents Exam – (9:00 AM)

ELA 6 (9:00 AM)

Living Environment Teachers Scoring

Common Core Mathematics Teachers Scoring PM

Friday,
June 17, 2016

Social Studies 7 (9:00 AM)

Social Studies 8 (9:00 AM)

Living Environment Teachers Scoring

Common Core Mathematics Teachers Scoring

Monday,
June 20, 2016

Language Proficiency:

All 1B classes (9:00AM)

Social Studies 6 (9:00AM)

6 Social Studies Teachers Scoring

Make up -6,7, 8

Tuesday,
June 21, 2016

Health 8 (9:00 AM)

6 & 7 Social Studies Teachers Scoring

Make up 6,7,8

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

6 Social Studies Teachers Scoring

Make up – 6,7,8

Graduation 5 p.m.

NOTE: Graduation rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, June 10




Please click here for our 2016-17 School Supply Lists!!
6th grade supply list 2016-17
7th grade supply list 2016-17
8th grade supply list 2016-17


Congratulations to all our ALMS Music department teachers and students. ALMS won first place in the middle school division for Band, Chorus, and Orchestra on Friday, May 13th, at the Dorney Park Music Competition. 

ALMS Sixth Graders Fuel Up To Play 60 with the NY Jets!
For one month sixth graders tracked their daily physical activity with the goal of sixty minutes a day in partnership with the NY Jets and the NFL Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative. Congratulations to all those achieving their goal of 60 minutes a day!


Congratulations to Wenting Yu, 7th grade, for her perfect score on the National Latin Exam. Only 747 students received a perfect score of over 22,200 students that participated around the world. 

Earth Day 2016 Poster Contest
NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins offers her wholehearted congratulations to all of the participants in this years Earth Day 2016 Poster Contest, especially 3 of our ALMS students on their participation: Olivia Moxey, Lilliana Mandras, and Tehya Rose. The winner of this year's contest, Olivia Moxey, 6th grade. Congratulations!
Please click here for link. 
Please click here for the exciting announcement on Senator Stewart-Cousins webpage!

ALMS Won the Reserve Section at the Brunswick Scholastic Chess Tournament on Saturday, April 9th: 6th graders, Jason Newman and Kieran Freed competed for ALMS. Jason also took first place in the section. Congratulations! pictured: Jason Newman.


Children's Dental Health Month Creative Contest:
Congratulations to Ms. Glickman's art student, Sophia Kosturova, 6th grade for receiving 2nd place!
Congratulation to Ms. DelGurcio's art students, Stella Giordano and Melissa Rosa, 7th graders, for receiving 1st place!

ATTENTION PARENTS OF CURRENT 6TH GRADE AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS

New Immunization Requirements for School Entry for 2016-17 Grades 7 and 12


Click here for further information.


An Important Health Advisory for the ALMS Community
Click here for the notice from our Health Dept. Dr. Adrienne Weiss-Harrison

New Rochelle Public Library Free Resources
Homework Help
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 3:00pm-7:50pm
Wednesday 3:00pm-5:50pm
Location: Children's Room and Second Floor

Please see attached for the ALMS updated extra help schedule.
Extra Help schedule.pdf
We encourage parents/guardians to update any home phone, cell numbers or email addresses that may have changed since September. Please reach out to your child's house guidance office and we will update the data in our student information system.

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. En Espanol click here

Read more...

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.
Read more...


Thank you to all who helped make Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention 2014 a success!

Lead in Schools Water Situation Portal
new items posted 6.15.16


ATTENTION PARENTS OF CURRENT 6TH GRADE AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS 

New Immunization Requirements for School Entry for 2016-17 Grades 7 and 12

Click here for more information


Important Message re Home Access

The Home Access Center will be closed until further notice for routine maintenance while we update schedules and classroom assignments. Please watch for the opening date on the school web-page.
Thank you.

My Brother's Keeper Marks Big Milestone

As more than 700 students got ready to accept their diplomas at New Rochelle High School, some of our young men graduating reflected on the innovative community wide effort called My Brother's Keeper, the private-public program introduced by The White House. It's aimed at keeping young black and Hispanic men focused a bright future ahead.

Watch the news report here


Middle School Students Share STEAM Projects

Students from Albert Leonard Middle School and Isaac E. Young Middle School participated in Full STEAM Ahead, an extraordinary program that showcased a year's worth of in-depth, multi-disciplinary learning across science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math. Read more...

New Rochelle Orchestra Teacher Wins Golden Baton

Congratulations to ALMS/IEYMS orchestra teacher Mr. David Tobey, who was recently presented the "Golden Baton" award by the Westchester Philharmonic for his passion for music and contributions to the orchestra.  
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CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT OF NEW ROCHELLE

NEW YORK STATE SMART SCHOOLS BOND ACT

PRELIMINARY INVESTMENT PLAN 2015-2018

Please Click Here to Review the Plan

PUBLIC HEARING ON SMART SCHOOLS BOND FUNDING

There will be a Public Hearing on Smart Schools Bond Act Fund on November 24 at 7:45 PM at:

 Isaac E. Young Middle School, 270 Centre Avenue, New Rochelle

 

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