Message from the Principal


Annual Welcome Letter

Dear ALMS Community Members,

Welcome to the 2018 – 2019 school year! 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, enriching, 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/Founder - Ms. Ross Ellis) and The New York Jets Community Relations Department for recognizing our entire school community for our efforts, over the last five years, to eradicate bullying in our school. This year, for the 11th Annual World Day of Bullying Prevention, we chose STUDENT STRONG as our message. It is critical that students stand together in solidarity and make this the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world.

Stay up to date with our latest news and announcements by following us on Twitter! #ALMSNewRo!

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, Kim Castellanos and Anne Todd served as our PTA Co-Presidents. We thank Ms. Castellanos for her two years of service as our PTA President and will miss her this coming year! We look forward to continued partnership with our 2018/2019 PTA Co-Presidents: Anne Todd and Melissa Panszi-Riebe.

Cheers to a wonderful school community and a phenomenal 2018-2019 school year! Please check our website and feel free to call or email with any specific questions you may have.

With appreciation,

John Barnes

ALMS Principal


Supply Lists 2018 - 2019

ALMS General Supply List

School Year 2018 - 2019

A.L.M.S. employs a color coded system to help students stay organized and on track for success in middle school.






The following  is our grade specific list of supplies for this school year.

Grade SIX General Supplies:

  • 1 ALMS agenda book
  • 2 combination master locks (gym and hall locker)
  • Pens, blue or black ink
  • #2 pencils
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 individual pencil sharpener
  • Paper towels to your science teacher
  • 2 boxes of tissues to your period 1 class
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Index cards for flashcards
  • Black sharpie markers
  • Ear buds (optional)

For 6th Grade ELA (English Language Arts):

  • 4 blue pocket folders
  • 2 blue marble composition notebook with at least 100 pages
  • 2 gallon-size zip-lock bags
  • Glue sticks (pack of 3)

For 6th Grade Social Studies:

  • 1 purple spiral notebook
  • 1 purple folder

For 6th Grade Math:

  • 1 red 3-subject spiral notebook
  • 1 red folder

For 6th Grade Science:

  • 1 green subject notebook
  • 1 green folder

Grade SEVEN General Supplies

  • 1 ALMS agenda book
  • 2 combination locks (gym and hall locker)
  • earbuds
  • post-its
  • pencils (mechanical)
  • pens (blue or black)
  • pens (red)
  • whiteboard markers
  • subject dividers (for any binders)
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Graph Paper

For 7th Grade ELA (English Language Arts):

  • 2 blue Marble (composition) Notebooks
  • 1 blue expandable folder

For 7th Grade Social Studies:

  • 1 purple spiral notebook
  • 1 purple folder

For 7th Grade Math:

  • 1 red 3 Subject Spiral Notebook
  • 1 red Folder

For 7th Grade Science:

  • 1 green Subject Notebook
  • 1 green Folder

Grade EIGHT General Supplies

  • 1 ALMS agenda book
  • 2 combination locks (gym and hall locker)
  • earbuds
  • post-its
  • pencils (mechanical)
  • pens (blue or black)
  • pens (red)
  • whiteboard markers
  • subject dividers (for any binders)
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Graph Paper

Grade 8 ELA (English Language Arts)::

  • #2 pencils
  • Loose leaf
  • Page protectors
  • Binder with dividers
  • Blue or black pens
  • Colored pen
  • Tissues

For 8th Grade Social Studies:

  • 1 purple spiral notebook
  • 1 purple folder

For 8th Grade Math:

  • 1 red 3 Subject Spiral Notebook
  • 1 red Folder

For 8th Grade Science:

  • 1 green Subject Notebook
  • 1 green Folder

Ms. Loscalzo’s Supply List for Literacy and Learning Class

  • 1 box of tissues
  • 1 box of multipurpose wipes
  • 1 (3 subject) red binder
  • 5 folders (multi, red, green, blue, purple)
  • 4 spiral bound notebooks (red, green, blue, purple)Image result for plastic folder
  • 1 pack 3x5 note cards
  • 1 note card boxImage result for note card box
  • 1 pack of erasable pens
  • 2 packs of pencils
  • 2 highlighters
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 pencil boxImage result for easy locker locks
  • 1 lock for locker Image result for easy locker locks
  • 1 lock for gym locker
  • 1 picture of yourself Image result for pencil box

School Announcements

  • ALMS Book Fair Dec. 3-Dec. 7

    ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL Book Fair in the Library


    Dec. 3 - Dec. 7

    Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that brings kids the books they want to read. We'll receive a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level, and all purchases benefit our school! 
    Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. Students will attend the book fair with their ELA teacher at an assigned time. We encourage you to set up an e-wallet account ahead of time, so your child has funds ready to spend during the fair.
    See you at the book fair! 

    Online Shopping is available on Thursday, 11/22 and parents can create their e-wallet account.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Albert Leonard Middle School 2019 Leopard Ad Order Form - Yearbook

    Straight from the heart and into the yearbook!  On behalf of our yearbook staff and Jostens, we are offering the opportunity to “personalize” the yearbook in a very special way with a yearbook ad.  Space is available to congratulate your graduate and tell him or her how proud you are!  To reserve your space, follow the guidelines below. 

    The ad and payment deadline is November 16, 2018

    No orders will be accepted after this date.


    This year, with the help of Jostens, we are able to provide you with additional assistance in creating your child’s ad, there are 3 ways to have your ad created.  

    Please read them carefully and decide which option is best for your needs.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • National Junior Honor Society Informational Meeting - November 7th at 7:00 pm (All 7th and 8th Grade Students)

    Dear ALMS Families (Gr.7&8),

    We are pleased to invite you to an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00 pm, regarding this year's National Junior Honor Society. Our three advisers are Samantha Gold (8th grade adviser), Zach Ettlinger (7th grade adviser) and Linda Balbona (7th/8th grade co-adviser). We will be providing a brief overview of the application process and time-line for any students interested in gaining entrance in the NJHS this school year. This meeting is NOT for students who have already been inducted and is only for students in grades 7 and 8 who are interested in pursuing an application to gain admittance.
    In short, the National Junior Honor Society is an organization dedicated to recognizing ALMS students who:
    A) Have a cumulative average of 90+
    B) Dedicate 15 hours of community service every year
    C) Complete an application process successfully.
    We are excited to share more details with you at this meeting. If you are not able to make the meeting, please contact your counselor so we can insure you are kept in the loop and share any of our presentation materials. We will be meeting in the ALMS main auditorium and hope to see you.
    Thank you for your time, and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening!
    The National Junior Honor Society Committee at Albert Leonard Middle School
    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Yearbook information (2018-19)

    A.L.M.S. PICTURE DAYS (Please see attached picture order form)

    8th Grade Picture Day: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    7th Grade Picture Day: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

    6th Grade Picture Day: Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Retake Day is Thursday, November 8, 2018.


    Important things to consider:

    1. You can pre-order pictures online! Our school online code is 3000F19C.  See order form for details.
    2. Students are responsible for their picture order envelopes and pre-order receipts.  Teachers will not collect them.
    3. Be in school on your assigned picture day! However, 7th and 8th graders who are absent on their assigned picture days can have their pictures taken during their lunch periods on Wednesday or Thursday. Unfortunately, 6th graders who are absent will have to wait for Retake Day.
    4. Questions? Email Ms. Breslin at .

    Thank you for supporting our

    2019 A.L.M.S. Yearbook!

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Back-to-School Scholastic Book Fair

    Back-to-School Scholastic Book Fair
    Oct. 3
    Please see the book fair homepage for details, including online shopping and the new student e-wallet.
    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • Important Information for 8th Grade Parents

    Please see our webpage for  Important Information for 8th Grade Parents under the "Parents & Community" on our home page.

    Albert Leonard Middle School
  • ALMS has created a TWITTER account!

    Dear ALMS Families,
    We are excited to announce that Albert Leonard Middle School has created a TWITTER account. As we explore new ways to reach parents and community members, we ask anyone signed up for twitter to please follow us at @ALMSNewRo - through Twitter! 
    We are pleased to announce our first Upstander of the Week, Roan Etkin, Grade 8 ALMS student. Roan has earned two tickets to October 29th's Jets game and has had their name submitted to both The New York Jets Community Relations Department and our partner, STOMP Out Bullying. Roan is an advocate for all students.
    Our second Upstander of the Week, Jayden Lythcott, Grade 7 ALMS student.  Congratulations Jayden for speaking up for what is right and for not ignoring justice!  Jayden will also earn two tickets to the 10/29 Jets game and has had his name submitted to both the NY Jets Community Relations Dept. and our partner, STOMP Out Bullying.
    We will be highlighting a weekly upstander leading up to the big game on the 29th. Please stay tuned for more details and please plan on wearing BLUE on October 2nd, for STOMP Out Bullying's Blue Shirt Day, World Day of Bullying Prevention.
    Cheers to a great launch to a wonderful school year.
    With gratitude and enthusiasm,
    John Barnes, ALMS Principal
    Albert Leonard Middle School

ALMS in Action

Calendar of Events

  • ** Thanksgiving Day - District Closed **

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  • ** Thanksgiving Recess - District Closed **

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  • IEYMS Scholastic Book Fair

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  • Columbus Book Fair

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  • NRHS PTAC Meeting

    NRHS, Room 222


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