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• 10/23-10/31: Red Ribbon Week

• 10/31: There is an early dismissal on October 31st at 2:25pm. However, please know students will remain with their teachers and be dismissed by 2:40pm.

• 11/4: Rachel's Challenge Presentation


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Friday, October 31
Boo Day!
Say Boo to drugs Day: Staff and students will wear school appropriate costumes.
Day 3
Early Dismissal
All Schools-Early Dismissal-15 minutes earlier than normal dismissal time
Wykagyl 7 - Taconic Outdoor Education Center
8:00 AM - 2:40 PM
Monday, November 3
Day 4
Tuesday, November 4
Day 1
Rachel's Challenge Presentations

6th Grade - Periods 4 and 5
7th Grade - Periods 1 and 2

8th Grade - Periods 7 and 8

Family Community Presentation 6:00 pm in the auditorium

Wednesday, November 5
Day 2
Thursday, November 6
Day 3

www.stompoutbullying.org

We are pleased to announce that our recent PEP RALLY in honor of the Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention was a complete success. Albert Leonard Middle School was selected by the national organization, STOMP Out Bullying™ to spread the message that bullying of all kinds must be stopped. The CEO and founder of STOMP Out Bullying™, Ms. Ross Ellis, was enthusiastic to learn of our school's mission to eradicate bullying and to promote a school culture of up-standers. In addition, Armour Foods sponsored the pep rally, provided giveaways, and helped to arrange a special visit from celebrity, Mario Lopez. Please join me in celebrating the great work and partnership of STOMP Out Bullying™, Armour Foods and the City School District of New Rochelle.


Weather

Today, 10/31/2014
High: 55 Low: 45
Mostly cloudy
18% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/1/2014
High: 55 Low: 39
Chance rain
52% chance of precipitation.
Friday, Oct. 31st - Say Boo to Drugs Day: Staff and students will wear school appropriate costumes.
October 21, 2014
 
Dear Parents/Guardians:
 
The Albert Leonard Middle School Community is pleased to announce that we will be participating in our Red Ribbon Week from Thursday, October 23rd 2014 through Friday, October 31st 2014.  Red Ribbon week is an annual awareness campaign designed to inform and educate students and the community concerning the dangers of drug use.  It encourages our school and community to take a visible stand against drugs. We proudly show our personal commitment to a drug free lifestyle through the symbol of the red ribbon.   We expect that all students will sign the Pledge to put forth their best effort to remain free from dangerous substances and to make healthy choices. This year we ask that parents also take the Red Ribbon Pledge at:  http://redribbon.org/pledge/. 
 
We selected students from all three of our grades to be Red Ribbon Student Ambassadors. Students volunteered and were selected based on their interest and demonstrated leadership abilities to spread the word to their peers.
 
Several activities are planned for each day of Red Ribbon week to help encourage students to make positive and healthy lifestyle choices.  The activities chosen will be grade and age appropriate and fun for everyone.   Below is a list of some of the weeks activities. Please support the cause and encourage your child to participate!
  • Thursday, October 23rd -- Red Food Day/Red Shirt Day: All staff and students will wear red shirts and Mr. Barnes is hosting a barbeque, weather permitting, serving red food!
  •   Friday, October 24th Living drug-free is no Sweat Day: All staff and students are asked to wear sweats to Exercise your right to say no to drugs! During lunch, students will be entertained Cabaret style by Mr. Anderson. (Rain date for lunch time barbecues)
  • Monday, October 27th (Half-Day for ALMS Students) Sock it to drugs Day: All staff and students are asked to wear crazy socks.  A representative from Project Rewind will present a re-enactment video to all 8th graders on the consequences of binge drinking.  There will be a Question answer session to follow.  Detective Fudge from the New Rochelle Police Department will speak to 6th graders about making safe decisions regarding substance abuse.
  • Tuesday, October 28th Team up against drugs Day: All staff and students are asked to wear their favorite teams shirt/jersey, sweats, or cap.  During lunch, students will be entertained with music and song by the very talented Mr. Tobey and Mr. DeMicco.  Carissa Duro from the American Heart Association will speak to students from all grades about the health risks associated with substance use and abuse.
  •   Wednesday, October 29th Put a Cap on drugs Day AND Evening Parent Session: All staff and students are asked to wear a hat.  Ms. Tillistrand and our chorus students, along with Mr Manning, have been rehearsing all week and will wow students during lunch with songs about healthy choices.  Ignite Student Mentors, from NRHS, will present to 8th graders via interactive vignettes regarding peer pressure, decision-making, and the adoption of refusal skills, etc.  Varsity HS students will go into 7th grade Social Studies classes to speak about what it means to be an athlete representing their school, signing a no drug use contract, living healthy lifestyles, and being leaders/role-models, etc.
  • Additionally, on Wednesday, October 29th, Bruce Kelly, Coordinator of New Rochelle Families Organized to Curb the Use of Substances (FOCUS), will hold an evening presentation for parents entitled The Anatomy of a Middle Schooler in the ALMS Library at 7 PM.  His presentation will include the following topics:
  • The risk taking behaviors that tweens and teens can engage in and the reasons why
  • Current trends in risky behaviors such as alcopops, marijuana, pain meds, e-cigarettes, hookah pens and technology to name a few
  •   Thursday, October 30th United we stand in a drug-free land Day:   Staff and students are asked to wear school colors.  Ms. Johnson and the ALMS Step Team will perform during all three lunch periods.
  • Friday, October 31st -- Say Boo to Drugs Day: Staff and students will wear school appropriate costumes. Halloween parties will be held during all three lunch periods.
We encourage parents to continue the dialogue at home with their children to support and encourage healthy choices and to sign the Red Ribbon Pledge in an effort to support a drug free community. There are two accredited websites that your children can access to play games or watch videos that support a drug free lifestyle. They are:
 
 
ALMS is a special place thanks to the incredible people that make up our school family! Should you have any questions or suggestions, please feel to contact your childs school counselor or our administrative team.
 
 
With enthusiasm and appreciation,
 
John Barnes
ALMS Principal




To the Albert Leonard Middle School Families,

It is with great enthusiasm that we are upon the 2014 - 2015 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 eleven 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.
ALMS hosts Rachel's Challenge on Nov. 4th:
The presentation will be held in the main auditorium for staff and students where the audience will learn about Rachel's incredible story of courage and hope. We will also host an evening presentation for parent/community members at 6:00 pm.

Rachel's Challenge is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel's Challenge provides a continual improvement process for schools designed to awaken the learner in every child. We motivate and equip students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities.


Astorino's Challenge in Education (ACE)
The Astorino's Challenge in Education (ACE) is a way to encourage Westchester’s students in grades 6-12 to do their very best in the classroom from the beginning of the school year to the very end.
Success starts with a well-rounded education. To build character and good study habits, it's important that students work hard and learn all that they can each and every day they are in school. That's why the ACE Challenge rewards both excellence and effort in the classroom.
What does it take to meet the challenge?
To win the free season pass to Playland, students must achieve one of the two following benchmarks in the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Final G.P.A of 3.8, 95 percent or A average, or better.
    - or -
  • Perfect attendance for the entire school year.

The bar is high to win this challenge, because the ACE coordinators want students to strive to do their very best.
If you would like further information please go to the organization's website: www.WestchesterGov.com/ACE


Early Dismissal:
There is an early dismissal on October 31st at 2:25pm. However, please know students will remain with their teachers and be dismissed by 2:40pm.


Click here for the ALMS Extra Help Schedule! 
Extra Help Schedule.pdf
Please see link below for ALMS Co-Curricular Schedule 2014-2015.
Co-Curricular Schedule 2014.pdf
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
email account.
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: ccoleman@nred.org

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.
SUCCESSMAKER
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.
CASTLE LEARNING
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 support@castlelearning.com

ALMS - Common Core Learning Standards Power Point presentation
ALMS PTA meeting
click here


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

We are pleased to announce that our recent PEP RALLY in honor of the Blue Shirt Day® World Day of Bullying Prevention was a complete success. Albert Leonard Middle School was selected by the national organization, STOMP Out Bullying™ to spread the message that bullying of all kinds must be stopped. The CEO and founder of STOMP Out Bullying™, Ms. Ross Ellis, was enthusiastic to learn of our school's mission to eradicate bullying and to promote a school culture of up-standers. In addition, Armour Foods sponsored the pep rally, provided giveaways, and helped to arrange a special visit from celebrity, Mario Lopez. Please join me in celebrating the great work and partnership of STOMP Out Bullying™, Armour Foods and the City School District of New Rochelle.





Please click here to see the 'Helping Students Learn' October 2014 newsletter!
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Octubre!


Please click here for the helpful 'Daily Learning Planner' newsletter for the month of October!
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Please click here for the helpful 'Firm, Fair & Consistent' Newsletter for the month of October!
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Please click here for the helpful 'Guiding Ideas' Newsletter for the month of October!
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! Octubre!


Please click here for the October 2014 'Middle Years' Newsletter!
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PROCEDURE FOR REQUESTING TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL 2013-2014 APPR SCORES AND RATINGS 

Please click here for information from Dr. Korostoff, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Curriculum & Instruction.

Click here for Request Form, para Español oprima aquí.


PROCEDIMIENTO PARA SOLICITAR CALIFICATIONES Y NOTAS DE MAESTROS Y DIRECTORES, SEGUN EL APPR DEL 2013-2014

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CSDNR on NPR

CSDNR Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne and NRHS Principal Reggie Richardson were featured on October 27th in a thoughtful interview on domestic and dating violence during NPR's The Takeaway with John Hockenberry.

http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/ray-rices-high-school-struggle-hometown-heros-legacy/

Listen to The Takeaway live online at thetakeaway.org.

Spend an Evening Under the Stars

Mr. Zeller, his crew and Irving the planetarium projector will explain why Earth has seasons.  We will point out the planets visible in the evening and those visible in the morning.  Oasis in Space will be presented using our Spitz Scidome. Oasis in Space "transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water-a key ingredient for life on Earth" Spitz, Inc.

Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014

Place: New Rochelle High School Planetarium

Time: 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45


Shows begin promptly and no one is admitted once the door closes
For further information: bzeller@nred.org or mheywood@nred.org Admission is Free

The CSDNR Parent Home Access Center

Forgot your password, need an account, please email: 

nrhomeaccess@nred.org



2014 New York State English/Language Arts and Math Assessment Results

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has released ELA and Math assessment results. Please note that there was a technical error by the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) in submitting the District's grade 5 math scores to NYSED. Grade 5 math scores were inaccurately displayed upon initial posting to NYSED's website and will be unavailable until the LHRIC and NYSED remedy the situation. Parent reports will be mailed by the LHRIC in September. For further inquiries please contact your school's administrator.

Please click here for CSD New Rochelle ELA and Math Assessment Results.

Please click here for more information from NYSED about statewide test results.


PARENTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

Please click here for more information

New York State's $2 Billion Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum Includes $3.5 Million for New Rochelle Schools

Vote on Bond (Proposal #3) is November 4, 2014

In January 2014, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo called for New York State to invest $2 billion in its schools through a Smart Schools Bond Act that will build out schools and classrooms for the 21st Century to ensure that students graduate with the skills they need to thrive in the economy of today and tomorrow.

 
Specifically, if this proposal is passed, it would provide funding to allow school districts to: 1) purchase technology equipment such as interactive whiteboards and computers; 2) install high-speed wireless internet connectivity in schools and communities; 3) construct and modernize educational facilities; and 4) install high-tech security features in school buildings and on school campuses.


Should the Smart Schools Bond Act Referendum, Proposal #3, pass on November 4, 2014, The City School District of New Rochelle will receive over $3.5 million in funding for these projects.


For more information, go to:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/smart-schools-ny


Please remember to vote November 4, 2014.



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