Message from the Principal

 

Annual Welcome Letter

Dear ALMS Community Members,

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 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 six years, to eradicate bullying in our school. This year, for the 12th Annual Blue Shirt Day, World Day of Bullying Prevention, we ask all community members to #BlueUp on Monday, October 7th. It is critical that students stand together in solidarity and make this the day that bullying prevention is heard around the world.

Please stay up to date with our latest news and announcements by following us on Twitter or Instagram! @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, Anne Todd and Melissa Panszi-Riebe served as our PTA Co-Presidents. We thank Ms. Todd for her two years of service as our PTA President and will miss her this coming year! We look forward to our continued partnership with our 2019/2020 PTA Co-Presidents: Melissa Panszi-Riebe and Kristen Bamberger.

Cheers to a wonderful school community and a phenomenal 2019-2020 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 2019-20

ALMS General Supply List

School Year 2019-20


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

ELA - BLUE

MATH - RED

SCIENCE - GREEN

SOCIAL STUDIES - PURPLE

WORLD LANGUAGE – YELLOW

The following  is our grade specific list of supplies for this school year. Students will have time to get their supplies and do not need them during the first week of school. In addition, if there are any families having trouble, we ask you to please contact your school counselor so we can work together to assist:

 Grade SIX General Supplies

 

  • 1 ALMS agenda book
  • 2 combination master locks (gym and hall locker)
  • Locker Ladder (suggested & sold at school if needed)
  • 1 pack of looseleaf paper
  • 1 Scientific Calculator - TI 30 XIIS
  • Pens, blue or black ink
  • #2 pencils
  • 1 box of colored pencils
  • 1 individual pencil sharpener
  • Paper towels or 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
  • 1 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 notebook (marble composition preferred)
  • 1 purple folder

 

For 6th Grade Math:

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

 

For 6th Grade Science:

  • 1 green subject notebook (marble composition preferred)
  • 1 green folder

 

Grade SEVEN General Supplies

 

  • 1 ALMS agenda book
  • 2 combination locks (gym and hall locker)
  • Locker Ladder (suggested & sold at school if needed)
  • earbuds
  • 1 pack of looseleaf paper
  • post-its
  • pencils (mechanical)
  • pens (blue or black)
  • pens (red)
  • whiteboard markers
  • subject dividers (for any binders)
  • 1 Scientific Calculator - TI 30 XIIS
  • Graph Paper

 

For 7th Grade ELA (English Language Arts):

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

  

For 7th Grade Social Studies:

  • 1 purple notebook (marble composition preferred)
  • 1 purple folder

 

For 7th Grade Math:

  • 1 red 3 Subject Spiral Notebook
  • 1 red Folder

 

For 7th Grade Science:

  • 1 green subject notebook (marble composition preferred)
  • 1 green Folder

 

Grade EIGHT General Supplies 

  • 1 ALMS agenda book
  • 2 combination locks (gym and hall locker)
  • Locker Ladder (suggested & sold at school if needed)
  • 1 pack of looseleaf paper
  • earbuds
  • post-its
  • pencils (mechanical)
  • pens (blue or black)
  • pens (red)
  • whiteboard markers
  • subject dividers (for any binders)
  • 1 Scientific Calculator - TI 30 XIIS
  • 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 notebook (marble composition preferred)
  • 1 purple folder

 

For 8th Grade Math:

  • 1 red 3 Subject Notebook
  • 1 red Folder

 

For 8th Grade Science:

  • 1 green Notebook (marble composition preferred)
  • 1 green Folder

 

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 box
  • 1 pack of erasable pens
  • 2 packs of pencils
  • 2 highlighters
  • 2 glue sticks
  • 1 pencil box
  • 1 lock for locker
  • 1 lock for gym locker
  • 1 picture of yourself Image result for pencil box

Summer Assignments

ELA and Math

ELA:  Please click here for the ELA Summer Reading assignments. 

Incoming Grade 6 ELA Summer Assignment 2019.pdf    

Incoming Grade 7 ELA Summer Assignment 2019.pdf 

Incoming Grade 8 ELA Summer Assignment 2019.pdf 

Incoming Grade 9 ELA Summer Assignment.pdf 

MATH: All NRHS summer assignments for Algebra I, Geometry/H, Algebra II and Algebra II Honors can be found on the NRHS math department website here.

ALMS in Action

School Announcements

  • ALMS will be participating in the 2019 Start with Hello Week! 9/23-9/27

    ALMS will be participating in the 2019 Start with Hello Week!

    The Start With Hello Program was developed by family members of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy.  If you need additional information and/or resources regarding the program, please visit www.sandyhookpromise.org

    The Start with Hello Week goal is to ensure that every student at ALMS feels welcome, has a sense of belonging, and understands the importance of being part of a larger community. 

    We will feature the Daily Announcements  during our ALMS Morning Announcements.

    As a culmination activity on Friday 9/27/19, we are encouraging everyone to wear “Green” as a sign of unity and positivity. 

    We thank our ALMS Staff and Community for their support of this program.

    2019-2020 Albert Leonard Middle School - Start With Hello Activities 

    Monday 9/23/19
    Daily Announcement: “The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your day”
    Activity: Start with Hello Name Tags – students will be given a name tag during their Period 1 Class to wear all day. We encourage everyone to greet each other by their names. 
    Tuesday 9/24/19
    Daily Announcement: “A friend is not a coincidence in our life, they are strangers that were meant to come into our lives to bring us priceless lessons and funny memories”
    Activity: During Lunch, students will write out inspirational messages that will be placed on our Kindness Tree Bulletin Board by the Cafeteria. 
    Wednesday 9/25/19
    Daily Announcement: “Do things for people, not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are”
    Mission: Today students and staff will go out of their way to do something nice for someone else. (Example: Holding the door, complimenting a friend, or smiling at a friend).
    Thursday 9/26/19
    Daily Announcement: “Be that person who notices someone is alone. Be that person who reaches out.”
    During Lunch: “No One Eats Alone Day”. This simple action, when taught and put into practice, instills the power and reward of social inclusion – that when you see someone alone at lunch (or across any other experience), say hello, introduce yourself, ask them to join you.
    Friday 9/27/19
    Daily Announcement: “A hello might have no significant meaning but it opens the door for making others feel significant.”
    Activity: Today students and staff are encouraged to wear green to pledge their commitment to continuing the Start with Hello challenge and support those peers who are often isolated.

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  • ALMS Back to School Book Fair

    ALMS Back to School Book Fair  Sept. 25
    Online shopping Sept. 19 - Oct. 2
    Set up an e-wallet
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  • Updated ALMS Family Outreach for Finals Week Including Finalized Transportation Arrangements to and from ALMS beginning 6/18/19

    Dear ALMS Families and Community Members,
     
    We hope everyone had a great weekend and look forward to ending the school year smoothly. Thank you for your collaboration this school year!
     
    As a follow-up to last week's outreach regarding transportation for school during our finals administration (beginning tomorrow 6/18/19) we wanted to ensure folks were aware:
     
    - Regular transportation will be in place in the morning (Liberty Lines - Bee Line Buses). Students taking the morning buses will be able to arrive to school in time to start their AM final exams. We expect students to begin arriving at 8:30 (or so) and will begin having students go to their room assignments, for their finals, at 8:45 am. (This is the same start time we currently have had in place all year long)
     
    - Yellow buses will be covering mid-day bus runs to pick students up for mid-day assignments (for students who are taking Regents exams in the afternoon and 8th graders on 6/20/19)
     
    - After today (6/17/19), yellow buses will also do the mid-day & afternoon runs in order to bring students back home. Today will be the last day of Liberty Lines busing in the afternoon. Yellow buses will replace the PM bus runs for the duration of the school year.
     
    Attached are the schedules we sent out on Friday (and earlier this morning) and a copy of the final exam schedule.
     
    Please feel free to contact the school with any questions or concerns.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    The ALMS Administrative Team
     
    Below, is the final breakdown for EACH DAY of our final exam administration:
     

    ALMS Breakdown for 6/18/19 - 6/26/19

    Tues& Wed June 18 (Grade 6, 7, & 8 AM Science Final & Living Environment Regents PM& 19 (Grades 6, 7, 8 AM Math Final & Algebra 1 Regents PM administration))

    - At 11:15 am, the PM exam kids arrive, once empty, the buses P/U & drop off the AM exam kids at their respective bus stops.

    - The buses return to ALMS at 4:00pm to bring the PM exam kids home.

    Thursday June 20th (Grades 6 & 7 AM Social Studies Final from 9 - 11:00 am & Grade 8 Final from 12:00 - 2:30 pm)

    - At 11:15, the PM exam kids (8th grade) arrive to take their Social Studies final – The Buses will bring home the students in Grades 6 & 7 (Social Studies AM exam kids).

    - At 2:15, the buses arrive to bring home the 8th graders (smaller amount of buses)

    - At 3:30, TWO buses will take home the extended time students, there will be no bus stops posted the drivers will direct the kids to the correct bus as they will split the city via North Ave.

    June 20th Details
    • County buses bring kids in @ regular time (8:30 am for a 9:00 am start)
    • At Approximately 10:35, Exam buses P/U 8th Grade Social Studies students and bring them to school (attached)
    • After they drop off those buses bring the AM kids home (Grades 6 & 7 who will have finished their Social Studies final in the AM)
    • Exam buses come back @ 2:15 to P/U pm 8th Grade Social Studies exam kids (2:30 departure)
    • At 3:30- 2 buses show up to bring home extended time kids.

    Friday June 21st

    11:30 dismissal for students after their complete their ELA final

    2:40 Dismissal (For Grade 8 students after they rehearse for their Transition Ceremony)

    Mon June 24th

    11:30 Dismissal (For students who showed up for make-up exams or NOT included in 8th Grade ALMS Transition Ceremony Rehearsal in the afternoon)

    2:40 Dismissal (For 8th Grade students, after they complete their 8th Grade Transition Ceremony Rehearsal)

    Tues& Wed June 25 & 26

    11:30 Dismissal

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  • Register for Sports using "FamilyID"

    If you are interested in registering to participate on one of our athletic teams please see attached the "FamilyID" form.

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  • 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.

    http://albertleonard.nred.org/important_info_for_8th_grade_parents

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  • 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

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Calendar of Events

  • IEYMS/ALMS Start with Hello Week Begins

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  • Jefferson Cares Week Begins

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • Jefferson PTA Fall Book Fair Begins

    City School District of New Rochelle
  • BOE - Special Meeting

    Central Administration

    5:00 p.m. Anticipated Executive Session

    7:00 p.m. Public Session

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  • ALMS Book Fair/Co-Curricular Extravaganza

    City School District of New Rochelle
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