Cheryl Leonard
New Opportunities for Students, New School Start and End Times, New Bus Routes! The back-to-school issue of Community Connections is off to the printers, and will arrive in mailboxes in about a week! Much thanks to staff and community members who contributed pictures and articles. As we shared in the May issue, this school year will see a big shift in schedule and bus routes to yield new opportunities for students at no extra cost to taxpayers. In total this will yield up to 1,700 extra hours of opportunity to each child over the course of their K-12 journey, and also brings school start/end times to the time recommended by expert groups such as the American Association of Pediatrics and the American Medical Association. The digital issue of Community Connections can be reached here: https://5il.co/9hnk School start and end times are on page 3, and September bus routes are on pages 20-23. Bus routes will be adjusted on October 1st as new enrollments are finalized and as Cyr Bus and RSU #34 identify any unanticipated changes in traffic patterns. Please carefully check your school start and end times, and September bus routes! Thank you in advance for your patience and support as many in the community adjust to the new times and routes. Please don’t hesitate to contact school and district staff with any questions as we roll out the changes and iron out the wrinkles. Contact info can be found at www.rsu34.org
2 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
The state has made money available to districts that qualify as having an economic disadvantaged status. In order to qualify, we have to verify this. A letter will be coming home with your child. We ask you to please sign this and return it to the school. If you qualify for one of the categories, please write your child's name and check the applicable column. This may result in significant funds for our schools and there will be a $100 donation to the school with the highest rate of return of these letters. We would be able to plan an extra fun trip or offering for our students! Please help us have 100% return of these letters! Thank you!
15 days ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
I have had technical difficulties posting this, so I apologize that it is a late reminder. The first parent meeting of the year will be at the school at 6:00 tonight! I hope to see then!
15 days ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
The first parent meeting of the year is at the school tonight at 6:00. Hope to see you there!
15 days ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Lifetouch school picture day will be on October 3rd. More information will be sent home with students soon!
about 1 month ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
RSU #34 is always looking for "guest educators" to join our team! We have a number of fantastic educators on our staff who began with us as substitutes, got hooked on kids, realized they could make a difference, and built their careers with us! We're offering two trainings next week, and you can apply on-site at each. Please see the dates, times, and locations in the image!
about 1 month ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Brianne Lees will be teaching pre-kindergarten full time in Alton this year. Her assistant from last year's VIola Rand School class, Brianne Moody, will be joining her full-time in Alton as well. They are a terrific teaching duo and the staff is excited to have them both with us all day this year!
2 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Brianne Harper has been hired to be the new 3rd and 4th grade teacher! She has been busy with planning and arranging the classroom for her students. We are excited to have her on staff! The open house will be Thursday, August 29th from 3-5. It will be a good time to reconnect with friends and classmates, see the classrooms and prepare for the new school year!
2 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Back to School EXPO
3 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
The awards assembly at Alton Elementary School begins at 10:30 tomorrow morning and dismissal for the summer break is at 11:30. (Lunch will not be served before dismissal.)
4 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
AES is having a calendar raffle fundraiser to raise money for a playground equipment upgrade. All of the students are selling these for $10 each or call the school if you would like to purchase one. 394-2331
5 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Second grade also experiments with sound waves
6 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Second grade experiments with light waves.
6 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Alton Elementary Second Grade students take a well-deserved afternoon break to take advantage of the last spring snow!!! What better way to deal with spring fever?
6 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Wacky Hair is always a fun day during Dr. Seuss' birthday week! Just check out our dos!!
6 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Winter Fun!! During the kindergarten and first grade Outdoor Classroom time, we spent some time building snowmen and other snow creatures.
6 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
One of our science stations was blowing bubbles. We each had our own straw and shared a bucket with a friend. We blew the bubble solution until we made bubble mountains!
6 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
100th day in Kindergarten and First Grade!
6 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
This evening's parent group meeting has had to be postponed due to illnesses for all three of the leaders for the upcoming events. I will get the new meeting date out to you as soon as it is detemined. Watch for a fundraiser to come home with students on Friday!
7 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
AES is planning a calendar raffle. People will buy a copy of the June calendar with a donated item listed on each day. There will be daily drawings for people to win the items. We are in the process now of collecting donations for each of the days in June. If you are in a position to support us, that would be so helpful! There is a copy of the donation request letter in the documents section.
7 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Mrs. Dykstra came In to read to Ms. Fox's class for the "Read to Me Challenge"!
8 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Mr. Doty read to second grade on the first day of our "Read to Me Challenge"! Have you posted a picture of yourself reading to a child yet? We would like to flood Facebook with pictures of children and adults enjoying books together!!
8 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Mr. Walker read to kindergarten, first and third grades to kick off the "Read to Me Challenge"!
8 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Mrs. Moore, our awesome bus driver, came in to read to the pre-kindergarten class for the "Read to Me Challenge"!
8 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Mrs. Vafiades' mother Donna Lee Ayer came in to read to the second grade for the "Read to Me Challenge"!
8 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Third and fourth grades at AES are raising salmon eggs in a tank in their classroom. They will release them when they hatch later this spring.
8 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Ms. Leonard read to 3rd and 4th grades about Hank Aaron for the Read to Me Challenge. Post a picture on your Facebook of you reading to a child! Spread the happiness books bring to kids!
8 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
There will not be school in RSU34 schools today, February 13, 2019.
8 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
David Walker
Superintendent Walker visits kindergarten/first grade.
8 months ago, David Walker
Cheryl Leonard
No school today, January 30!
9 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
The kids really rocked learning to skate on Friday! It was a lot of fun and all the adult help was really appreciated!
9 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
There will be an after school ice skating trip to the Alfond Arena on Friday, January 18th from 3:30-4:30. Students will be bussed from the school but will need to be picked up by parents at the ice rink at 4:30. Permission slips have gone home.
9 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
The Resource Center at OTES will be open tomorrow, Thursday January 3rd, from 2:30-4:00. Please stop by. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Jennifer Goodwin @ 827-2508. Other dates: January 17th February 7th February 14th March 7th March 21st
10 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
The Resource Center at OTES will be open tomorrow, Thursday January 3rd, from 2:30-4:00. Please stop by. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call Jennifer Goodwin @ 827-2508. Other dates: January 17th February 7th February 14th March 7th March 21st
10 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
There will be no school in RSU34 today. Be safe!
10 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Please call the Alton school (394-2331) to RSVP if you plan to attend the Family Code Night!
11 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Tuesday will be pajama day for Red Ribbon Week. Look in the events section for the daily themes!
12 months ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
There will be a benefit supper to aid the Dykstra family as they begin to rebuild their home. It will be at the Alton Elementary School on Sunday, November 4th from 4:30 - 6:30. Please watch for more details!
about 1 year ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
The Yankee Candle fundraiser is due on Oct. 5. The orders will be delivered prior to Thanksgiving and will make wonderful holiday gifts. The school will receive 40% of those sales.
about 1 year ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
School picture day will be October 12th.
about 1 year ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
The Yankee Candle fundraiser is going on now! Place orders through any Alton Elementary School student.
about 1 year ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Breakfast will be available starting at 7:45 AM.
about 1 year ago, Cheryl Leonard
Cheryl Leonard
Welcome back to school on Tuesday, September 4th! Staff is excited to start a fantastic new school year!
about 1 year ago, Cheryl Leonard