We have set graduation:
ACS Grade Five
Friday, June 22nd at 10:00 am
Leonia High School
Thursday, June 21st at 6:00pm
Leonia Middle School
Friday, June 22nd at 6:00 pm
(Leonia Middle School Concert – 5:30 pm)
Members of the Leonia Peace Alliance and our Art teacher Ms. Rovelli presented certificates to the winners of the Statue of Liberty /Peace posters displayed in the Leonia Library. Many thanks to the community for holding discussions on promoting peace and inclusion. Congratulations to our winners.
Art of Storytelling At ACS
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We joyfully invite you to participate in our collection of ACS family stories initiative. We are a vibrant, diverse community. Our students’ families represent many different cultures and traditions. We would like to recognize these traditions in conjunction with our literacy program in collecting oral stories. Oral folk stories, often passed down through many generations, offer opportunities for language development, social interactions, phonemic awareness, interpretation of life lessons, and the analysis of story elements, to name just a few benefits. Some examples of these stories across varying cultures include “Little Red Riding Hood”, Stories of Anansi the Spider, “La Cucarachita Martina”, and ‘The Giant Pot.” We are collecting stories from students’ families, and from the faculty members, so that we can share them in the spring during an ACS video stories gallery walk in the ACS library. We are hoping that you will share these stories by submitting a video during winter break, a time when families often gather. Please Click here to read more in English.
|Storytelling Korean Letter 1.pdf
Storytelling Spanish Letter 1.pdf
Storytelling English Letter 1.pdf
To upload your video, click on this link: https://goo.gl/mWzebe
Letter From the Superintendent
March 23, 2018
Dear Parents, Guardians and Students:
This winter has provided us with some challenging nor’easter storms to maneuver through, and I am concerned that early April (maybe Sunday night) may bring us some surprises, as well. Wednesday’s closure brought us once again over our allotted number of snow days. The Board had relieved us of our prior overdrawn day by reducing both our student schedule and our contractual obligations. This time, we need to be creative in making up our day.
There were options to meet this make-up day, including taking a day back from spring break (vacations and trips are already planned/paid for families and staff), extending the calendar into the last week of June (concerns for college orientation and students going to camp, summer school, summer employment, extended school year programs), a final adjustment of the calendar by the Board leaving no room for any unforeseen need, and/or the possibility of a single session on Good Friday. After discussion with the Principals of all buildings, the President of the LEA, and our Board of Education, we have decided to open school on Friday, March 30th (Good Friday) for a single session day (which will count as a full-day). Our obligation to make-up Wednesday’s snow day will be fulfilled.
We understand that this change in calendar may affect religious observances, travel plans for the holiday weekend, and child care. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we move through an unusual winter of weather.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office.
Joanne T. Megargee