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Posted by: Sarah Levine
Published: 8/8/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

PE Make Ups are May 14, 15, 17 and 18, everyday afterschool at 3:30-4.  Students are to be dressed out in their PE uniform and be ready to participate.  This class is for students that have an excused absence or had a medical excuse and need to earn their points. 

Any student that missed a run will be doing a make-up run during class that week.  If your student has missed multiple days, they should come to more than one make up day after school.

 

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Posted by: Ms. Odencrans
Published: 5/4/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Order your Flower Leis, Kukui Nut Necklaces or Bouquets from the attached link.

 

Pay on line, they will ship merchandise to ALMS the day before graduation 5/29/18 and you can pick it up from Ms. Odencrans after school. Alta Loma gets a percentage of each purchase! Order by May 11th

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Posted by: Robin Middough
Published: 4/25/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 08 and Homepage

The designs for the Class of 2018 sweatshirts are finally ready to be sold. There are 2 designs to choose from because I know that students have different opinions, the back design however will be the same.  The sweatshirts will be sold during lunch in front of Ram Hall for 2 weeks starting on April 10th through Friday, April 20th.  Sweatshirts are only pre-sale, so you must purchase one in advance.   Once you submit payment and select your size, all orders will be placed.  It will probably take 2-3 weeks for the sweatshirts to be produced from that point.  

 

Sweatshirts can be purchased as crewneck ($30) or hooded ($40). An actual sample will not be on-hand to look at when you purchase since they have not yet been produced.  You can look at the sample picture here in the attachments or in person.  Disregard the fact that the attachment says El Camino mock up.  All sweatshirts will be in adult sizes.  Cash is the preferred method as we are nearing the end of the year. The names that you see on the back sample has last year's names on them because that's what the designer had on file but of course, the ones you purchase will have your names on them.

 

Once the sales are over, there will not be an opportunity to purchase after.  Please make note of this because it happens every year, people choose not to get a sweatshirt but once they see that everyone has one, they want one.  Again, since the end of the year is so close, we will not have time to make a late order.  If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

Mr. Tom

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Posted by: Michael Tom
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Friday, March 29 is free dress day.  

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Posted by: Seng Hua
Published: 3/28/18




Audience: Homepage, Grade 08 and Homepage

As the end of the year approaches, we need to start thinking about fundraising for our Great America Field Trip.  To offset the cost that each student would have to pay we will be holding the Walk-a-thon which has been a successful fundraiser in years past.  Without any fundraising the field trip will be very expensive including the cost of the admission and bus ride.  I would hate for any students to miss out on the opportunity to celebrate the 3 years that we spent here at Alta Loma and prepare for high school because the tickets were more than families were willing to pay.  Without any fundraising, students would be paying $57 to attend the field trip.  With successful fundraising, the goal is to get ticket prices down into the $20 range but has been as low as $10 before. 

 

The Walk-a-thon will take place on Wednesday, April 25th after school between 2:30-3:30 on the blacktop.  A course will be set up and students will have fun with their friends and walk laps to raise the money that they received donations for from friends and family.  You will solicit donations 1) per lap, or 2) flat rate.  Rather than asking friends or family members for cash in person, an easier way is by creating a webpage using the site that is attached.  This is a very quick and easy process.  Once you create the page, all you have to do is copy and paste the link into emails and send them out to whomever you feel will donate.  Please help support our class and lower the cost of our Great America Field Trip.  Top fundraisers will earn a free trip to Great America, along with other incentives. 

$25 will earn a free dress

$50 will earn a free homework pass in a class to be determined

Top fundraisers earn their trip for free and maybe even a funnel cake if you can find me at Great America.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Tom.

 

Here is the link (but you'll have to copy and paste it) to the page you will create and all of the money that you earn will show up on your account that you created so we can keep track.  Good luck and thank you for your support!

 

http://active.com/donate/alms2018

 

Mr. Tom

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Posted by: Michael Tom
Published: 3/27/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Homepage, Parents, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Please join us for a night of fun at our annual Family Science Night on Wednesday, February 7th between 5:30-7:00 in Ram Hall. This year's theme is the Science of Toys. Bring the family as we discover the science behind toys with different hands-on stations. The hope is that you can build something to bring home and continue the learning at home as you share with your family. Science classes will be offering extra credit for those who attend and participate. Hope to see you there!

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Posted by: Michael Tom
Published: 1/31/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage, Associates, Students, Parents, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

Come join us for our first ever district-wide College and Career Fair! It will be Saturday, March 3rd from 11am to 2pm at South San Francisco High School in the gym. Students of all ages are welcome, and parents are encouraged to join them!  You can attend workshops about how to apply to college and about financial aid, there will be college reps from across the country, and you can hear speakers from a variety of career areas. Students can earn extra credit in their math classes! Complete the worksheet at the fair and turn it in to the counseling office at ALMS.We hope to see you there representing our Alta Loma family!

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Posted by: Sarah Levine
Published: 1/25/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Homepage and Parents

There will be no Homework Center or STARS on January 23, 2018 due to the Faculty meeting.

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Posted by: Rocio de Leon
Published: 1/22/18




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Associates, Students, Homepage and Parents

Alta Loma PTA is excited to begin our See's Candies Winter fundraiser!

 

We are raising funds for

Alta Loma's 6th, 7th and 8th grade Picnics.

 

Begins: Tuesday 12/5/17 (packets distributed 3rd period)

Fundraising Ends: Thursday 12/14/17

Candy Distributed: Wednesday 12/20/17

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Posted by: Rocio de Leon
Published: 12/5/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

Reminder for Parents/Guardians of ELL students:
Please join us for our upcoming
ENGLISH LEARNER ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ELAC MEETING

Wed, December 6th
@ 6 pm in ALMS Library
 
Recordatorio para los Padres:
COMITE CONSEJERO DEL APRENDICES
DE INGLES

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Posted by: Seng Hua
Published: 12/1/17




Audience: Homepage and Homepage

PE Make Ups are Dec. 11, 12, 14 and 15,  afterschool from 3:30-4.  Students are to be dressed out in their PE uniform and be ready to participate.  This class is for students that have an excused absence or had a medical excuse and need to earn their points. 

Any student that missed a run will be doing a make-up run during class that week.  If your student has missed multiple days, they should come to more than one make up day after school.

 

This is not for extra credit.

 

 

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Posted by: Ms. Odencrans
Published: 11/30/17




Audience: Homepage, Staff, Principals, Assistant Principals, Sys Admins, Teachers, Homepage, Associates, Students, Parents, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and All Grades

While you're doing your holiday shopping on December 18th, stop by Five Guys and Panda Express from 5-9pm to support Alta Loma! Bring the attached flyer. Go Rams! #RamFam

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Posted by: Sarah Levine
Published: 11/29/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

The week of 11/13 through 11/17 is Tri Middle School Basketball Spirit Week! 

 

Monday, 11/13-Sports Day

 

Tuesday, 11/14-Twin Day

 

Wednesday, 11/15-Tie Dye Day

 

Thursday, 11/16-Color Day

6th-Green

7th-Pink

8th-Yellow

 

Friday, 11/17-Spirit Shirts

*School pants are to be worn each day*

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Posted by: Sarah Levine
Published: 11/8/17




Audience: Homepage, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07 and Grade 08

Please find attached a flyer for a Spanish speaking parenting group being offered to our community!

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Posted by: Sarah Levine
Published: 11/2/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Friday, November 10th there is no school. 

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Posted by: Rocio de Leon
Published: 10/30/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

October 31

Halloween Guidelines

 

Students may come to school in free dress or in costume on Tuesday, October 31. Regardless of what is chosen, please remember to follow the guidelines for free dress as listed in the Parent-Student Handbook and the Halloween Costume Guidelines as listed below. Please note that there will be a school-wide activity on Halloween. Costumes should not be so cumbersome as to limit a student’s movement so he/she cannot participate in the activity.

 

Halloween Costume Guidelines

1. Safety first. Remember all costumes must maintain a safe environment at school. In light of this point, the following is not allowed on campus:

  • Gang apparel
  • Masks
  • Clothing or items that could lead to injury (very high heels, slippers, sharp objects)
  • Pajamas and/or slippers are unsafe because they do not protect against the elements or objects on the ground

2. We promote kindness and tolerance. Therefore, the following are not allowed on campus:

  • Inappropriate or offensive themed costumes (terrorist, bomber, etc.)
  • Weapons or chains as part of costumes.

3Halloween is for fun, not peer pressure or sexualization of pre-teens. Therefore, please refrain from the following:

  • Sexy or risqué costumes
  • Unnatural hair color or make-up which is not part of the themed costume

4. Education is our priority; your costume should not take away from classroom learning.

  • No water balloons, eggs, whipped cream or silly string, stink bombs, etc.
  • All special effects, make-up and hair color must be applied at home and not brought to school.
  • No clown costumes allowed due to recent incidents reported in social media and the news. Dressing as a clown for Halloween may cause classroom disruptions, due to fear or stress.

 

 

If you are unclear if your costume fits the proper guidelines please contact the attendance office before coming to school on October 31. Remember wearing a costume is a privilege that we want to extend to all students at Alta Loma, while still maintain a positive and safe learning environment. If you don’t think your costume follows the above guidelines, free dress guidelines or the School uniform is a good choice. 

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Posted by: Rocio de Leon
Published: 10/27/17




Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage


 

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Posted by: Rocio de Leon
Published: 10/19/17




Audience: Homepage, Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and All Grades

 

11/15-Family Fun Night- 5:30-7:00pm in Ram Hall

11/16-Ono Hawaiian Fundraiser-  2-6pm at Colma

11/17-Tri Middle School Basketball Game,  4-6:45pm, Spruce Elementary School

*please pick up your children promptly at 6:45pm. 

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Posted by: Sarah Levine
Published: 10/17/17




Audience: All Grades and Homepage

Hello Alta Loma Family,

 

As you hopefully are aware, we are fortunate to be partnered with Genentech and they would like to help give science students in our district the opportunity to experience science in another forum, other than the classroom.  The permission slips were distributed at the end of September and they are slowly being turned in through science classes.  The field trip is 100% paid for by Genentech, including transportation and admission to the venues.  The field trips for all 3 grade levels are taking place on Thursday, November 9th during the school day.  Locations for each field trip are as follows:

 

6th grade - California Academy of Sciences

7th grade - Exploratorium

8th grade - Hiller Aviation Museum

 

The 6th and 7th grade trips require a 1:8 adult to student ratio.  8th grade needs a 1:10 ratio.  In order for these field trips to take place, we must abide by these requirements.  Each field trip needs about 25 adult chaperones.  We could really benefit from having parent volunteers.  If you would like to spend a fun day with your child and a small group of their friends, please take the day off and join us.  You will ride the chartered bus with us, rather than having to drive kids in your own car.  If your child still has not turned in their permission slip, please sign the side that states that you would like to volunteer.  If the permission slip has already been turned in, please feel free to contact me through email and I will put your name on the list and have your child arrange their group. 

 

At this point, 6th grade has about a dozen parents signed up, 7th grade close to 10, and 8th grade has 5.  We are a long way from the numbers we need, get in before the spaces fill up.  Thank you for your time.

 

Mr. Tom

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Posted by: Michael Tom
Published: 10/12/17




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Posted by: Seng Hua
Published: 10/6/17




Audience: Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades, Grade 06, Grade 07, Grade 08 and Homepage

 

 

Alta Loma Middle School is excited about our new program, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS). PBIS is a proactive approach to establishing the support needed for all students in school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. Key focus areas of PBIS at Alta Loma include prevention, positive behavior supports, and using data to better determine the needs of our students.

We are looking for help from local community and surrounding area businesses to help support students and our program at Alta Loma Middle School. Acknowledging both students and staff for their dedication to the program will help ensure the success of PBIS in our school and help support positive behaviors in the community. Any form of support you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated. Examples of things that may be helpful would include gift certificates, product sets/baskets, or financial donations to help purchase materials needed for the program. Any donation will be publicly acknowledged, as we are deeply grateful for your support.

We look forward to  partnering with you to ensure the success of our students.

Please use the form attached to fill out the necessary information and keep the portion below as an unofficial receipt for your records, until an official one is sent to you upon receiving the donation.

Sincerely,

ALMS PBIS Team

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Posted by: Sarah Levine
Published: 9/14/17




Audience: Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers and Homepage

Attached Please Find Ram Alert for September 2017

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Posted by: Rocio de Leon
Published: 9/6/17