ALB First Friday Newsletter

Hello December!

December is here, and with it comes the excitement of the holidays and the New Year. We will be in school through December 21, and during the next 13 days of school, we will have another round of MAP testing, Q2 grading period closing, and many fun and festive events in the school and in classrooms.


Winter Holiday Break for students is December 22-January 4. The holidays tend to put many of us in the spirit of giving. If you would like to contribute 50 cents toward a gift for our custodial staff and our cafeteria staff, please drop off your donation in the front office and we will distribute the money donated among those employees.



Please be mindful of our 2:30 cutoff time to make dismissal changes and to check out your child for early dismissal. This timeline allows us to make sure that communication is effective between the front office and the classroom teacher. The best way to change a dismissal process is to send in a note with your child to give to the teacher in the morning. If you must change during the school day, please call the office in addition to emailing the teacher directly. Our teachers are busy with their students every moment of the day and many do not have time to check messages until after school.


As always, please reach out to us with any concerns, questions, or just to say hello!


Warm regards,


Julie & Jillian

International Mindedness and the PYP
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Santa Shop December 12-16

The Santa Shop will be open December 12-16 for students to purchase gifts for family and friends...or maybe even something for themselves! This is a fundraiser to benefit the annual 5th Grade Field Trip.

Hot Cocoa and Holiday Read-in

Monday, Dec. 19th, 6:30-7:30pm

Burruss Cafeteria & Media Center

This is a parent/student event to encourage holiday cheer and reading together! We will serve hot cocoa in the cafeteria and then head to the Media Center for a special reading of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by The Grinch and the Cat and the Hat! Parents and students are invited to wear jammies if you choose!

December Assembly

Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 8:45am

Burruss Cafeteria

Our Chorus will perform at this month's Student Recognition Assembly! November Students of the Month will be recognized along with December Students of the Month. December's Learner Profile trait is Open-minded.
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