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

The Middle Years En Espanol

Helping Students Learn

Helping Students Learn En Espanol

• 4/13 – 4/15 - Grades 3–8 Mathematics Exam

• 4/22 Music hour p.2

• 4/22 Report cards mailed home

• 4/22 No 9th period

• 4/25-4/29 Schools closed

• 5/5 Spring Concert 7pm, 7th grade chorus

• 5/11 PTA Meeting 7pm

• 5/11 Principal's luncheon

• 5/12 Spring Concert 7pm, 8th grade chorus

• 5/13 Dorney Park 7am-10pm

• 5/20 IPR mailed home

• 5/20 Theater in a Trunk presentation 4pm-7pm

Monday, May 2
Day 1
Tuesday, May 3
Day 2
Wednesday, May 4
Day 3
Thursday, May 5
Day 4
Spring Concert - 7:00 p.m.
7th Grade Chorus
Friday, May 6
Day 1
Monday, May 9
Day 2
Tuesday, May 10
Day 3
Wednesday, May 11
Day 4
Principal's Luncheon
PTA Meeting - 7:00 p.m.


Today, 4/30/2016
High: 63 Low: 47
Partly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/1/2016
High: 62 Low: 49
Chance rain
25% chance of precipitation.
We look forward to welcoming our visiting students from Shanghai East Experimental School on May 2nd!
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

We ask you to please consider joining our PTA if you have not already done so. 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 are serving as our PTA Co-Presidents. We hope to see you at our next PTA meeting, taking place on May 11th. We will be beginning at 7:00 pm in the ALMS library, with doors open at 6:45 pm. Please mark it down in your calendar and join us for this important meeting. 

Cheers to a wonderful school community and a great fourth marking period!

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.


Ethan Alexander and Jason Newman led ALMS to the team title in the Championship section of the George Washington Scholastic Chess Tournament in White Plains. Ethan recorded 3 points and place second overall. Jason also recorded 3 points and finished in fourth place.

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.

NRHS Science Research Application Now Open
Deadline May 8
The location for the Science Research Informational Session for Middle Schools has been changed to the NRHS House 4 Cafeteria, starting at 7pm on April 6.

Please click here to view our latest issue of highlights!

Arts Out Loud - A Middle School Celebration
Save the Date! Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
NRHS Auditorium at 6:30pm
Please join us for the second annual Arts Out Loud event hosted by the New Rochelle Fund for Excellence! Celebrate original poetry, music and art created and performed exclusively by 7th and 8th graders from ALMS and IEYMS. Show your appreciation and cheer on our middle schoolers on Wednesday, May 25th, 2015 at 6:30pm when they will present their work on the NRHS auditorium stage. All presented work will be published in a commemorative journal. The deadline for submissions is May 4th, 2015. Students may see their ELA, Art and Music teachers for details!


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


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.

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


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

Click here for more information

Legends of the Night Sky - April 20

See a full pink moon and Jupiter. Legends takes an imaginative look at the stories and legends about Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. Watch the trailer: http://extranet.spitzinc.com/download/public/creativemedia/wm9/LegendsTrailer.wmv

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
New Rochelle High School Planetarium
Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45  
Admission is Free
For further information: bzeller@nredlearn.org or mheywood@nredlearn.org 

Flyer attached

SEPTA Announces We Are One Winners - Join the Celebration On May 4

Click here for the Awards Dinner tickets

Congratulations to the 2016 award recipients listed below.

2016 Summer Camp Shape Fitness Academy Registration April 13

Register 3rd-7th graders for Camp Shape this summer (see flyer for full details) on Wednesday, April 13 from 6-8 p.m. in New Rochelle High School's House 4 Cafeteria. The camp runs Monday, June 27-Thursday, July 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Campers will have an opportunity to sign up for a single sport consisting of Basketball, Tennis, and Soccer.  For enrolled campers, there will be an additional swimming option in the afternoon.  Camp fee $300; Swimming option additional $200.  Bring a check payable to:  City School District of New Rochelle.  Questions:  Call Steve Young at 914-576-4583.

Do you know there will be a Full Worm Moon March 23?

Spend an Evening Under the Stars
Come to the planetarium to find out why it's called a Full Worm Moon
Welcome spring on March 20
Say goodbye to Orion and the winter constellations
Say hello to Leo the Lion and the stars of spring

March 23 at 7 PM, NRHS Planetarium, Free

Flyer with full details attached.
March 23 Planetarium Show.pdf




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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