ADL Announcements 11/19/2020

(These are sent each Thursday school is in session.)


  • Friday, November 20, 8:00 AM, Retakes/makeups for school pictures (ORDER FORMS FOR PICTURES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE MAIN OFFICE)
  • Monday-Friday, November 23-27 Teacher In-Service Mon-Tues (no classes) Thanksgiving Break School Closed Wed-Fri.
  • Thursday, December 3, 6:30-7:30 PM, PAWS virtual meeting
  • Wednesday, December 23-January 1, Winter Break/School Closed
  • Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no school)

2020 Food Drive

ADL will be holding our annual food drive this week 11/16/20 - 11/20/20. However, it will look a little different. As you are dropping off your students and or your students are arriving, they can give their items to an ADL employee outside. A bin will be set up near the median where student drop off occurs. Your donations will go to our ADL families and local community members.

Please make sure any donated items are sealed, packaged and have a proper expiration date.

We will accept any item you are willing to donate. Below is a list of suggested items…

Canned goods (vegetables, fruit, meats)

Baking supplies (flour, sugar, etc)

Boxed Dry Goods (pastas, dinner meals, mac and cheese, stuffing, etc)

Soaps (Handsoap, body wash, shampoos)

Physical Education Department

With winter here and the snow on the way our Physical Education department is looking to bring back cross country skiing as a unit for our students. To do this we need equipment. If you have any cross country ski equipment that you are no longer using, please consider donating it to ADL. To do this please contact Kevin Barber, Thanks in advance for helping our students stay active.


Here is the yearbook sales link for this year:

Teen Center Movie Night

The Essex CHIPS Teen Center is hosting a Movie Night over November break. We are excited to invite youth in for a social distant movie viewing Monday, November 23rd at 2:00pm. THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A VIRTUAL GROUP MOVIE VIEWING! See the newsletter sent on 11/17 from the Teen Center.

There is a Google form for registration that is linked below. It can also be found on the calendar of the Essex CHIPS website.

Movie Night Registration:

Essex CHIPS Survey for Students

With winter quickly approaching and in-person programming becoming uncertain in the future CHIPS is preparing for online programming. We have created a quick survey about remote programming to see what middle school youth might enjoy.

Remote Activity Planning Survey:

We are currently open for in-person programming.

Tweens: Monday, Friday 3:00-5:30pm

Teens: Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:30pm

Fully Remote Students

School picture retakes/makeups are scheduled for November 20th. Please call 878-1388 if you would like to schedule a time for a picture. Last chance!

ADL Clubs

Yearbook Club

Library Assistant Mrs. Donahey will be the Yearbook advisor this year. Please email Mrs. Donahey at if you'd like to help with the Yearbook. Students from all grades are needed, so email Mrs. Donahey if you think you might be interested.

History Club

Do you like history? Fascinated by different eras? Are you an expert on a particular event?

Then you should join the History Club! This is a new, student-run club that will meet virtually on Wednesdays. If you'd like to join, please contact Ms. Classen in the library.

ADL Paws

All ADL Spiritwear orders will be delivered to ADL and distributed to students the week of December 7th.

****If you purchased ADL Spiritwear items for gifts please let Barb in the main office know. She will hold them for you to pick up. Call 878-1388****

Want to keep updated on the ADL PAWS projects and events?

Don't miss out! "Like" the "PAWS ADL" page on Facebook today! The facebook page will share info about ongoing opportunities to support your school community at ADL. From volunteering your time, donating baked goods, to events we'll be hosting for ADL students and family, there are lots of things to like! Click below to "like" our Facebook page and stay connected and involved!

ADL Bottle Barn has reopened!

Please drop off your clean bottles and cans to donate to ADL special programs!

Bottles and cans should be in bags! PLEASE DO NOT THROW IN LOOSE BOTTLES AND CANS.



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