A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

April 16, 2018

Dear ALMS Families,

This message is to let you know that ALMS is operating with all power restored to the building. We look forward to seeing our students tomorrow morning for a great day of learning and the second day of the 4th marking period (It's a Day 2). Thank you to all New Rochelle community members for their support and collaboration. We hope you have a restful evening.

Thank you,
John Barnes,
ALMS Principal


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

April 16, 2018

Power is out currently at ALMS. Students and staff are safe, and classes are continuing. Con Edison is on site and working with the City's Department of Public Works to restore power. We expect power to be restored this afternoon. Dismissal will be at 2:40 p.m. After school and evening activities are canceled.

El poder está actualmente fuera en ALMS. Los estudiantes y el personal están a salvo y las clases continúan. Con Edison está en el sitio y trabaja con el Departamento de Obras Públicas de la Ciudad para restaurar el poder. Esperamos poder restaurar esta tarde. La salida será a las 2:40 p.m. Después de clases y actividades nocturnas son canceladas.


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

March 26, 2018

To Parents and Guardians:

In two weeks, the New York State Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics Tests will be administered to students. The ELA will be given on Wednesday April 11th and Thursday April 12th, and the Math on Tuesday May 1st and Wednesday May 2nd.

Beginning this year the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests have been reduced from three test sessions to only two test sessions, meaning each subject will have two days of testing instead of three. With fewer test sessions, each test will have fewer questions than recent years, lessening test fatigue for students and better enabling them to demonstrate what they know and are able to do.

Additionally, like the 2016 and 2017 tests, the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests will continue to be untimed so students who are still working on their exams will be allowed to continue to work, within the confines of the regular school day. Students who finish may be permitted to hand in their test materials and leave the room.

Regarding teacher and principal evaluations/APPR, student performance on the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Test will have no employment-related consequences. In December 2015, the Board of Regents approved a moratorium on using students’ scores on these exams for educators’ consequential evaluation scores. This means no teachers or principals in New York State public schools will be affected by the results of the 2018 Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Tests.

Test questions and instructional reports will be released before the end of the school year. Like last year, the State Education Department will be release 75% of the questions from the 2018 tests and the instructional reports on or around June 1. You can view 2017 test questions on Engage NY at https://www.engageny.org/3-8.

You can find out more information about the State Tests on the State Education Department’s Website at http://p12.nysed.gov/assessment/ei/eigen.html.

Student refusal letters and additional questions should be directed to Patrick Keevins, Assistant Principal/Testing Coordinator at ALMS at pkeevins@nredlearn.org or 914-576-4319.

Thank you for your time.

John Barnes

ALMS Principal


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

January 24, 2018

Good Afternoon,

This is a reminder to all families of students eligible to purchase Metro Cards:

The second half of the year student pass will be available for sale starting on Thursday, January 25.

The cost is $115.00 payable by cash or check at the school. You can use a debit or credit card to make purchases online.

The Revtrak system will be updated to accept payments starting tomorrow, January 25th.

YOU MUST PRINT OUT THE RECEIPT FOR YOUR CHILD TO PICK UP THE STUDENT PASS. WE CANNOT ACCEPT TELEPHONE SCREEN SHOTS.

The web address for online payments is: https://nred.revtrak.net

The 8 ride $9.00 card will also be available for sale, however as was the case at the start of the school year, once you have made a choice of which card your child will purchase, it is in effect for the entire 5 months.

If you have any questions, please call the transportation office at 914-576-4230.


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

November 13, 2017

Hello ALMS families.

Please join us this Wednesday evening, November 15th at 7 o'clock for the Albert Leonard PTA meeting and parent workshop. Our guest speakers, Claire Neary and Jen Morris of My Remarkable Self, will lead an interactive and cutting edge workshop for parents on navigating technology and social media safely and positively with your child. The workshop focuses on the media-saturated culture we are raising our children in, startling statistics on usage and consumption and digital citizenship and ethics.

Topics also include signs and symptoms of cyber-bullying, how kids learn to be upstanders, what social media platforms are and, most importantly, tips and tools on how to keep your family safe while creating positive digital portfolios.

On behalf of the Albert Leonard PTA, we hope to see you there!


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

November 6, 2017

Good morning ALMS Families,

This email serves as a friendly reminder that there are NO classes for students tomorrow, Nov. 7th. It is Election Day/Superintendent's Conference Day. We look forward to seeing students on Wednesday, November 8th when we resume our regular schedule.

Schools and offices are also closed on Friday, November 10th, in observance of Veteran's Day. We thank and honor all the people who have served in our nation's armed forces.

Thanks,

The ALMS Administrative Team


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

October 26, 2017

Dear ALMS Families,

On behalf of the ALMS administration, this email is to make sure you are aware and reminded of our district wide EARLY DISMISSAL on October 31, 2017. The day has been designated as the district-wide date for the Early Dismissal, as required by New York State SAVE legislation. This Early Dismissal serves as a test of the District's emergency plans. The drill will occur 15 minutes prior to our normal dismissal. The drill is NOT indicated in the District Calendar and we are expecting buses to arrive 15 minutes earlier, at 2:25 pm.

All after school activities will resume after the conclusion of this early dismissal drill and students will be allowed back in the building if necessary at the conclusion of the drill.

Please mark the drill down in your calendars and know students will be arriving home about fifteen minutes earlier than they normally do.

Thank you, ALMS Administration


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

October 20, 2017

Dear ALMS Families,

We hope you are having a good week! We are writing to share information regarding our upcoming Red Ribbon Week themes and activities (please see below). We hope everyone will participate beginnning Monday, October 23rd! Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States.

Please see below for the ALMS daily themes and activities planned for the week. We look forward to participating with our entire school community!

Thank you,

ALMS Administration, Teachers, and Faculty Members

RED RIBBON WEEK – Theme Days!

Monday, October 23, 2017- KICK OFF DAY

  • Wear Red
  • Barbecue at lunch

Tuesday, October 24, 2017Kick drugs away

  • Students and staff wear their favorite shoes
  • Drug Fact #1 during the morning PLEDGE
  • Period 7 announcement to announce the following day’s festivities-Sock it to drugs

Wednesday, October 25, 2017Sock it to drugs

  • Students wear their favorite socks or mismatch socks
  • Drug Fact #2 during the morning PLEDGE
  • Period 7 announcement for the following day’s festivities – Decades and Decades without Drugs! Students and staff may dress like their favorite decade – 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, etc.

Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Decades and Decades without Drugs!

  • Students and staff may dress like their favorite decade – 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, etc.
  • Drug Fact #3 during the morning PLEDGE
  • Period 7 announcement for the following day’s festivities – Team up against drugs.

Friday, October 27, 2017Team up against drugs

  • Students wear their favorite team jersey.
  • Drug Fact #4 during the morning PLEDGE
  • Period 7 announcement for the following day’s festivities – Living drug free is NO SWEAT

Monday, October 30, 2017Living drug free is NO SWEAT

  • Students wear their favorite sweatshirt.
  • Playlist of music during the lunch periods
  • Period 7 announcement for Monday’s festivities –Say BOO to Drugs! Wear your Halloween costume to school.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017Scare drugs away

  • Students and staff wear their favorite Halloween costume
  • Red Ribbon Celebration period 9 with a Halloween theme.

This e-mail has been sent to you by ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL.


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

October 1, 2017

This is a friendly reminder that we have a district-wide half-day tomorrow October 2nd. All ALMS students will be dismissed at noon.

Please remember to WEAR BLUE tomorrow as ALMS participates in STOMP Out Bullying's Blue Shirt Day, World Day of Bullying Prevention. We look forward to facilitating student assemblies and working with our students to try and CHANGE THE CULTURE and eradicate bullying in our schools.


A message from ALBERT LEONARD MIDDLE SCHOOL

September 29, 2017

Dear ALMS Community Members,

October 2nd we ask you and your family members to WEAR BLUE. The first Monday of each October we encourage you to "GO BLUE" in order to participate in STOMP Out Bullying's Blue Shirt Day, World Day of Bullying Prevention.

People throughout the world are asked to join the crusade by wearing a BLUE shirt in order to stop bullying and cyberbullying.

Please help us to raise awareness and to encourage this generation to CHANGE THE CULTURE and eradicate all forms of bullying .

We hope you will also consider wearing blue and spreading the important message that bullying must be stopped. Although it is a half-day of school, with students being dismissed at noon, we will have assembly programs in the morning for students.

We thank STOMP Out Bullying for leading the charge and partnering with ALMS.

Thank you,

The ALMS Administrative Team