District Weekly Updates

February 7, 2020

From: The Chief School Administrator

HERO AWARD / January Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to Mr. Thomas Dowling who has received this month's HERO Award (Here Everyday, Ready and On-time during January) along with the corner space in the parking lot (granted by Ms. Morales.)

AUL Charter Boys Basketball (17-2)

AUL and Basketball = Perfect Together

Our Boys basketball team has been having a great season (17-2), and we will have our first home game this Thursday, February 13, at 6 pm, at St. Mary's gym. Tickets are just $3, $2 for students. Please come out and support the team!

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AUL Charter Boys Basketball Upcoming Schedule

Feb 10 Hillside 530 and 7

Feb 13 1st round Charter playoffs

Feb 14 Woodbridge 4pm Senior night

Feb 19 2nd Round Charter Playoffs

Feb 21 Championship game charter Playoffs

Feb 27 Paterson Charter

March 2 1st Round of States

March 4 2nd Round of States

March 6 Semi-Finals

March 9 Section Championship

Hispanics Inspiring Student Performance and Achievement

HISPA, Hispanics Inspiring Student Performance and Achievement, conducted two assemblies last week at the high school, with upcoming sessions this week at the middle school. The mission of HISPA is to build the pipeline of Latinos in higher education by mobilizing Latino role models to inspire students' academic achievement.

Now accepting 2020-2021 applications

We are continuing to accept students at the middle school for 2019-2020 school year.
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Let's Get Stepping

Congratulations Miriam Rodriguez!

Week 3 Winner for the Walking Faceoff Challenge

Thank you to the Week 1 participants: Blanca Blanco, Fausto Sosa, Margaret Morales, Maria Sena, Miriam Rodriguez.

Please join us in Week 4!

Using an activity tracker, register your steps daily on the attached link https://www.aulcs.org/Page/1554#calendar2556/20200117/month

  • Click on the date on the calendar and register to log in your steps daily by 11 pm

HR will communicate the winner based on the highest weekly steps. (see attached flyer & photo of winner)

Did you know?

· The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles.

· Walking for regular activity can help reduce your risk of these common health problems

o Heart disease

o Obesity

o Diabetes

o High blood pressure

o Depression.

How to include more steps in your day

· Take the dog for a walk. If you don’t have a dog, volunteer to walk dogs at an animal shelter. Or combine your activity with social time by joining a friend to walk his or her dog.

· Try music. A bouncy tune or something with a strong beat can make activity more enjoyable and help motivate you to walk farther or faster.

· Include the family. Instead of an afternoon movie, go for a walk or a hike together.

· Go in person. Instead of sending a work email, walk to your colleague’s desk.

· Walk while waiting. Take a walk instead of sitting when you’re early for an appointment or waiting for a flight.

· Schedule workday walks. Put reminders in your calendar for short walking breaks to ramp up your energy through the day. Have a one-on-one meeting? Plan to walk and talk.

· Park farther away. Choose parking spots farther away from the entrance. If you take a bus, get off a stop early and walk the rest of the way.

· Take the stairs. Even going down the stairs counts as steps and burns calories.

How far will you go today? Your goal will depend on your starting point. But nearly everyone can reap the benefits of walking more, step by step.

High School

Positive Behavioral Intervention Support System - PBIS

On Friday, February 7, four students were awarded for being Leaders, Engaging others, showing Respect, and coming Prepared to school.

When a staff member sees a student being a Leader, Engaging others, showing Respect, and coming Prepared they will give a Born to Perform ticket. This ticket will be filled out by the student and can be placed in areas around the school. At the end of a given time ticket, two tickets from each grade level will be selected. Those students that were selected and the staff members that gave a Born to Perform ticket to those students will be given prizes.

Examples of the prizes are:

● Gift Cards to local stores

● AUL Swag

● Dress down for a day

● Pizza with the (Vice Principal) School Administrator

● Cookout Day

● And others!

Barclay Street Campus

Students of the month

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GoGuardian Digital Learning Teachers of the Week

Here are the top users for the week of January 27-31, 2020

What is digital learning?

Digital learning is any type of learning that is accompanied by technology or by instructional practice that makes effective use of technology.

Urban Leaders 21st Century Community Learning Center

Daily tutoring and homework assistance will precede enrichment activities running from 4 PM to 6 PM, Monday to Friday.

Activities include:
  • Monthly Field Trips to Colleges & Universities, Liberty State Park, Thomas Edison Museum and New York City Historic District Tour.
  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Gaming
  • Fashion Design
  • American Sign Language
  • Art and Dance

Dinner and Snacks included daily

Calendar of Events

Parent meeting at the middle school 6-7 pm topic: NJCAP

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 6-7pm

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

NJCAP classroom assemblies at the middle school grades 7-8

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 9-11am

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

NJCAP classroom assemblies at the middle school grades 7-8

School closed

Friday, Feb. 14th, 7am-6pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

School closed - All campuses

School closed

Monday, Feb. 17th, 7am-6pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

School closed - All campuses

NJCAP classroom assemblies at the middle school

Tuesday, Feb. 18th, 9-11am

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

NJCAP classroom assemblies at the middle school

Wednesday, Feb. 19th, 9-11am

295 Barclay Street

Perth Amboy, NJ

Early dismissal @ 12 Noon | Report Card Night 6-8 pm

Thursday, Feb. 20th, 12pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

Early dismissal @ 12 Noon | Report Card Night 6-8 pm

School Board Meeting

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 6:30pm

612 Amboy Avenue

Perth Amboy, NJ

About US

Founded in 2010 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the Academy for Urban Leadership Charter School is one of Middlesex County's comprehensive Public Charter Schools that serves students in seventh through twelfth grades. The school operates under the terms of a charter granted by the New Jersey Department of Education.

When the school first opened in 2010, it did not have the books, tables, or classrooms necessary for students to be in an adequate learning environment. Even the principal, at the time, had to serve as a lunch aide. Since then, AUL has developed to help students receive the education they deserve. AUL has expanded by opening two new campuses, expecting to provide the opportunity for students to continue to succeed, with graduation and college admission, as two of its goals.

AUL offers an advanced academic track and AP courses.

AUL Mission: To employ an educational design and experience that merges the highest standards of academic excellence while fostering convictions and commitment to social and economic justice.