Altamont Elementary School
October, 2015 Newsletter
Thank You for Open House
New Security Procedures
For dismissal, we are hoping parents can sign the children out and wait in the lobby. We are also going to try to have students who are being picked-up dismiss a minute or two early and this will help alleviate congestion.
Lastly, with all change, it takes some time and we are asking for your patience and understanding as we try to make our school more safe for the students and still maintain a caring and nurturing environment.
Thank you for your support and cooperation.
Practice Emergency Dismissal & Lock-down Drill
Friday, Oct. 9th, 1:30pm
On Friday, October 9, at about 1:30, we will practice a "Lock-down Drill" with the students. I, along with the teachers, will talk with the students before-hand about this. We go to great lengths to ensure this is not a "scary" event, but rather something we need to practice just like a fire-drill.
I'll announce the drill over the PA system and the teacher will guide the students to a location in the classroom where the students will remain silent for a short time. After the drill, the students will exit the school quietly for the Early Go Home Dismissal.
If you have any questions, please call the school.
Students do go home 15 minutes early. This is the perfect time to be sure your child knows what to do in an emergency situation such as getting home and not having an adult there.
Friday, Oct. 9th, 6:30pm
K-5 Early Dismissal
Thursday, Oct. 29th, 11:30am
1st Day of Enrichment Programs
Friday, Oct. 16th, 2-3:30pm
Friday, Oct. 30th, 1:30pm
In front of school
In the event of rain, we'll parade through the school and parents can watch in halls. Let's hope for nice weather:-)
Sunday, Nov. 8th, 10am-3pm
Picture Retake Day & PTA Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 12th, 6pm
HomeSpun Family Dance
Friday, Nov. 13th, 6:30pm
School Day Start Time
Dates to Remember:
Thursday October 8 PTA Meeting @ 6:00
Friday October 9 Bingo Night @ 6:30
Sunday November 8 PTA Craft Fair 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday November 12 PTA Meeting @ 6:00
5th Grade Yankee Candle Sale
Please support our 5th graders as they raise money for their end of the school year trip. The sale will run from October 1st – 16th. If you have any questions or need to find a 5th grader, please contact Amber Brate at 861-8026 or email@example.com.
Volunteers Needed for School Banking
If you have time about once a month on a Friday between 11:00-1:00 please consider helping with the school banking program. Students with accounts at SEFCU make deposits at school during lunch on Fridays. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kelly Stang at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to help with PTA activities and who has joined with a PTA membership this year!
Haven't joined the AES PTA yet? If you need a membership form please contact our Membership Chair, Alexandra VanDeusen at email@example.com.
Box Tops for Education
Please continue to send in your box tops to the school. The
PTA receives about $750 each school year through this
program. The first submission deadline is November 1, 2015.
Through the Campbell’s Labels for Education program we
can get free merchandise for our school. Send in proofs
of purchase (UPC codes) from participating Campbell products.
Tyson Project A+
We will also be collecting labels from bags and boxes on Tyson products.
We will receive 24 cents per label to help fund PTA activities.
Price Chopper Tools for Schools
Help Altamont Elementary earn free education equipment! Simply visit Price Chopper's Web site (www.pricechopper.com) to register your AdvantEdge card for our school. Our school code is 15679.
From July 26, 2015 through March 26, 2016 , every time you use your Price Chopper AdvantEdge Card, AES can get credit towards free educational equipment. This costs you nothing and will not interfere with credits you are earning for any other shopping promotions at Price Chopper. Please tell your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors! Thank you for your support!