Alder Weekly Update

April 25, 2021

Message from the Principal

Hello Students, Parents, and Staff!

We welcomed our students back to a full five days this week and the result was SUCCESS! Staff and students were happy to be one step closer to getting back to our “normal” schedules.

Renaissance celebrated Spirit Week where staff and students were welcomed back into the swing of things by dressing in different colors and styles. Look for some great pictures below!

MS Elective Selection for current 6th and 7th grade students has been going on all week and will close on Friday, April 30th. Be sure you have chosen your related Arts and CTE classes for next year. All information can be found on the Alder Avenue website. School counselors are available to answer any questions or concerns regarding these selections.

Mrs. Riis: Last names A through H

Mr. Gitto: Last names I through Q

Mr. Spence: Last names R through Z

On Wednesday evening our female students had an opportunity to participate in a STEAM event designed to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. This fun and engaging virtual experience, Self eSTEAM Night, gave girls a chance to participate in discussions, hands on activities, experiments and more, to help generate a passion for these content areas, as well as build a stronger sense of self. Each participant received a bag of supplies along with a schedule of events for the night. Three unique sessions were held over the course of the evening. Getting Started with Mindfulness, Strength: Strong Girls Are Happy Girls and Code Your Happy Place. We had many participants from Alder who enjoyed this educational interactive night! A special thanks to Dr. Carmelita Graham, Supervisor of Technology, for organizing this event.

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week. At Alder we are pleased to say we have some of the best in the business! We have some special treats in store to show them just how grateful we are for the wonderful job they do. Take a moment to thanks your child’s teacher next week!

Have a great weekend!


Self eSTEAM Night

Thank you to all who attended the EHT Girls' Self-eSTEAM night! It was a great turnout, and a fun way to encourage young women to get into the technology field.


Welcome Back Spirit Week

This week, Alder Renaissance students organized a Spirit Week to celebrate the return to 5 days of in-person learning! Thank you to all who participated.

Survivors of the Week for March

Congratulations to our March Survivors!

(This was updated from two weeks ago)

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Click the QR code around the school, or type in this Google Classroom code.

Join us on Thursday, May 6, 2021

Community Partnerships

Noche Latina 2021

Thank you to all who attended the Noche Latina 2021. Thank you to Alder's own, Jenny Dilks, and Paola Florido for running this for our parents and community. The topics covered were:

Signing parents up for text messages
Explaining that they have to give the school permission to send texts
First time teaching parents how to respond to questions in a poll
And explained to them that teachers use similar polls to keep students engaged in classes
Food distribution changes
Imptc of reading emails and website and not letting language be the reason for not reading
Look for school FB and parents club pages & to follow them
MS electives
Myths of Special Ed
CST member .. Kim Savino to answer specific questions
504 vs. IEP
Levels of courses MS/HS

Below are just a few screenshots from the night.

Battle of the Pages - Spring Edition

Alder and Fernwood have entered a Battle of the Pages reading competition. Click the link for more information:

Check the website for current totals.


Spring Sports are underway!!

Spring Track, Baseball, and Softball!

Come out and support the teams