AC Holiday Book Fair at Barnes & Noble Dec. 12th

Posted on December 4th, 2019 by acsrochester

Support Allendale Columbia School by Shopping at Barnes & Noble in Pittsford on December 12th!

Enjoy caroling, story time with local children’s authors, student musical performances, AC recommended reading by grade level, a scavenger hunt, and more! Just mention “Allendale Columbia” at the register and a portion of your purchase will be donated to support our students!

 

Thursday, December 12th
Barnes & Noble in Pittsford Plaza
3349 Monroe Ave.
10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

 

 

Volunteers Needed

Parents of Allendale Columbia Kids (PACK) invites parents, guardians, and grandparents to help make the AC Book Fair a success by volunteering! Shifts are 30-60 minutes long and include set up, staffing the welcome table, and helping with the craft table.

Sign up to be a volunteer here. (sign in to MyAC required)

 

Performance Schedule

The AC community will be onsite at Barnes & Noble spreading holiday cheer. Plan to be there to hear musical performances or a story from children’s author Vivian Vande Velde and Kevin Kurtz!

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: AC Ukulele and Voice Performance
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: AC Godspell cast and Select Choice Performance
  • 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.: A story with local children’s author Vivan Vande Velde
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.:AC Brass Ensemble and Chorus perform
  • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.: A story with local children’s author Kevin Kurtz
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: AC Brass Ensemble and Chorus perform

 

Gift Wrapping (Complimentary!)

Now you can buy your gifts AND get them wrapped! Parents and AC staff will be there to wrap your gifts and tag them with AC cheer. Gift wrapping is free but donations to the Allendale Columbia Book Fair are always appreciated!

 

Cheesecake Sales

You can also order a delicious Cheesecake Factory dessert through the B&N Cafe and a portion of the purchase will be donated to AC. The Winter 2019 menu includes Seasonal Cheesecake, Original Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Chocolate Cheesecake, and a sampler cheesecake with all four. (Hungry, yet?!) Order now through Dec. 17th by downloading the order form.

  • Pay by cash or check made out to Barnes & Noble.
  • Drop off your order form and payment at the AC Welcome Desk anytime before Dec. 12th or bring orders directly to the Barnes & Noble where you’d like to pick up your cheesecake. Orders submitted directly to Barnes & Noble must be brought in between Dec. 12th-17th to count toward the AC Book Fair.
  • Pay by credit card in the store by simply bringing your completed order form to the B&N Cafe.
  • Pick up your cheesecake at the store where you ordered any time Barnes & Noble is open. They stay open until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve!
  • Cheesecakes are frozen so allow a day or two in between your pick up date and your enjoy date.
  • AC Book Fair pricing is only good for cheesecake orders placed and paid for by December 17th, 2019.

 

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PACK Connections Symposium Survey

Posted on November 15th, 2019 by acsrochester

Parents of Allendale Columbia Kids (PACK) is considering hosting a Saturday Symposium for AC parents on Saturday, February, 29th, 2020Please fill out this survey to gauge interest in the event and possible topics.

The event will consist of two sessions of about 1.5 hours each. You’ll be able to choose one topic in each session to learn about. Supervised activities may be offered for AC students depending on interest and availability.

Please fill out the survey to rate some suggested topics, and please suggest topics you think you or others would like to learn about or teach. Note that these are only suggestions. If there is enough parent interest, we will move forward with the event.  If you would be interested in helping to plan the Saturday Symposium, please fill out the contact info at the end of the survey or contact PACK President Lois Palomaki at lois@palomaki.org.  THANK YOU!

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Ready for Fun? Get Tickets Now for HAC Seabreeze Nite June 11th

Posted on May 30th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Seabreeze Nite flyer - click to open as PDFJoin us at Seabreeze Amusement Park on Tuesday, June 11th, rain or shine! The water park will be open from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. that evening, and rides will be open from 6:00 -10:00 p.m. Please note that parents must accompany their children, as supervision is not provided.

Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased from Lisa Shearing in Admissions until Monday, June 10th, at 4:00 p.m. Children age 2 and under are free. (Tickets will NOT be available for purchase on June 11th.)

 

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Strawberry Breakfast 2019

Posted on May 16th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Spring has arrived, and with it comes preparations for Strawberry Breakfast, which will take place Friday, May 24th, at 8:30 a.m. This is a wonderful, school-wide AC tradition, and students will perform for their families and friends. Afterwards, everyone will enjoy strawberries and donuts in the Dining Commons.

As a reminder, parents must provide transportation on Friday, May 24th, as there is no bus service, and school is dismissed for the Memorial Day weekend after this event.

The following information is to help make you aware of the commitment for your son or daughter at Strawberry Breakfast and what they need to wear:

Nursery – Grade 1:

  • Students in Nursery – Grade 1 will not be performing but are encouraged to attend with family members
  • Uniforms will not be enforced; dressy spring attire is encouraged

Grades 2-5:

  • Students in Grades 2-5 will be performing
  • Dress up/concert clothes required
  • If your child will NOT be able to attend Strawberry Breakfast, please email your child’s classroom teacher or Lynn Grossman immediately so we can plan accordingly

Grades 6-8:

  • Middle School Chorus Students: Dressy spring attire (Ex.: dress, dress pants, skirt, blouse, shirt and tie)
  • Non-Chorus students in Grades 6-8 are encouraged to attend (dressy spring attire)
  • If your child is in Middle School Chorus and will NOT be able to attend Strawberry Breakfast, please email Rachael Sanguinetti immediately so we can plan accordingly

Grade 9:

  • Students in Grade 9 will not be performing but are encouraged to attend
  • Dressy spring attire is encouraged

Grade 10:

  • Sword Dancers: black dress pants, black shoes, long sleeve white dress shirt
  • May pole dancers: dressy spring attire (Ex.: dress, dress pants, skirt, blouse, shirt and tie)
  • All Grade 10: Pinning of the Seniors
  • If your child will NOT be able to attend Strawberry Breakfast, please email Diane Broberg immediately so we can plan accordingly

Grade 11:

  • Students in Grade 11 will not be performing but are encouraged to attend
  • Dressy spring attire is encouraged

Grade 12:

  • All seniors will participate in the official pinning ceremony
  • Dressy spring attire required (Ex.: dress, dress pants, skirt, blouse, shirt and tie)
  • If your child will NOT be able to attend Strawberry Breakfast, please email Diane Broberg immediately so we can plan accordingly

Select Chorus:

  • Performing “Good Cheer”
  • Dressy spring attire (Ex.: dress, dress pants, skirt, blouse, shirt and tie)

Upper School Chorus:

  • Performing “Now is the Month of Maying”
  • Dressy spring attire (Ex.: dress, dress pants, skirt, blouse, shirt and tie)

Wind Ensemble:

  • Performing a musical arrangement for the Sword Dance and May Pole Dance
  • Dressy spring attire (Ex.: dress, dress pants, skirt, blouse, shirt and tie)

There will be a rehearsal on Thursday, May 23rd, during the school day.

On May 24th, the students who are performing (outlined above) need to arrive in the Alumni Gym between 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. The program starts at 8:30 a.m. and usually concludes by 9:30 a.m., followed by treats in the Dining Commons.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to seeing everyone on campus!

Ray Istas
Director of Athletics

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Coffee Connection May 8th: Good Food Collective

Posted on May 3rd, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

For our final Coffee Connection of the year, Ryan Pierson from The Good Food Collective will talk with our community about how The Good Food Collective works, answer any questions about our upcoming food share option, and also speak about AC’s partnership with their wholesale component, Headwater Food Hub.

Good Food Collective logoHeadwater Food Hub logo

All current parents and grandparents are welcome! Tasty treats and coffee from the kitchen will be served.

Wednesday, May 8th
Dining Commons
8:00-8:30 a.m.: Snacks and coffee
8:30-9:00 a.m.: Presentation 


No need to RSVP! We look forward to seeing Wednesday, May 8th! 

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Parent Town Halls to Discuss Intent to Combine

Posted on May 3rd, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

The Harley and Allendale Columbia boards of trustees have signed a Letter of Intent to combine the two schools. The formal announcement is included in the attached letter. This collaboration offers many exciting opportunities, and each school is moving thoughtfully through the next steps by listening carefully to faculty, staff, alumni, student leaders, and families.

Upcoming AC Parent Town Halls: Below are two opportunities for AC parents to ask questions, listen to the discussion, and better understand the plans in place at this time and the work yet to be done.

  • Monday, May 6th, from 7-8 p.m. in the Curtis Performance Center
  • Wednesday, May 8th, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in the Curtis Performance Center

Mick Gee and members of the AC Board of Trustees will be in attendance for these town halls.

For both town halls, we invite you to submit questions online in advance. We understand public speaking isn’t everyone’s favorite thing so we’ll address the questions received online before opening up the discussion to more questions.

Please note these events are for our AC parents, only. We ask that you not share this with the media or those in our neighborhood. There will be other opportunities for communications with those groups.

These internal connections, including the online survey, town hall-style meetings, and one-on-one conversations, will be conducted during the end of this school year and through all of next year.

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Adopt the AC Garden this Summer

Posted on April 25th, 2019 by cnickels

AC’s Garden received some TLC on Earth Day thanks to faculty members Gabriel Costanzo and Andy Ragan and AC Middle School students. Check out the photo album of the Earth Day Campus Clean Up here!

Allendale Columbia 6th-graders and 8th-graders spent the sunny afternoon clearing leaves and branches from the garden, weeding and mulching the perennial beds, and painting the bench and bird house. The garden includes flowers, butterfly bushes, the AC beehive, and a fenced-in vegetable garden. Last year, the vegetable garden produced ample green beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes enjoyed on the AC salad bar. As gardening season gets into full swing, this natural treasure on AC’s campus needs community help to keep it going.

What used to be two homes on Allens Creek Road is now a growing haven for flowers, bees, and vegetables. After the homes were torn down, AC faculty took the opportunity to teach students about gardening through numerous workdays with families and faculty, Middle School “mini-courses” (2008-2013), and various May Term courses such as “What Makes Your Garden Grow?”, “Grow Your Own Food,” “The Buds and the Bees,” and “Inch by Inch, Row by Row.” The 2018 May Term class planted the entire vegetable garden. This year, another May Term class will get things started by preparing and planting the vegetable garden and then pitching opportunities to volunteer in the garden during the May Term Exhibition Night on June 6th.

Volunteers are needed to adopt the garden for one week during the summer. Last year, we had the whole summer covered! AC’s Summer LEAP students also spend time in the garden, bringing the fun and fascination of vegetable gardening to students from RCSD School No. 17. When students are not on campus, volunteers can keep the produce that is ready for picking. When school starts in September, the vegetables go to the kitchen for all to enjoy! (If you ate with us last September, you likely ate some green beans, cucumbers, and tomatoes from the AC garden!). With your support this summer, the AC garden can produce another bounty of vegetables and great memories.

 

Adopt the AC Garden This Summer!

Volunteers are needed all summer to help tend to the vegetable garden, harvest the food, and keep this natural treasure going!

Questions?
Contact Gabe Costanzo or Andy Ragan.

 

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Interest Form for AC’s Good Food Collective

Posted on April 10th, 2019 by cnickels

AC is currently gathering interest from our families, faculty, and staff for participation in The Good Food Collective.

The Good Food Collective delivers fresh, sustainably grown food year round and is part of Headwater Food Hub, AC’s partner for locally-sourced ingredients in our daily family-style lunches. We’ve heard from parents who want to bring some of that family-style lunch home, and now you can! We’re excited to announce that now parents, faculty, and staff can order local goodness through The Good Food Collective and pick it up at Allendale Columbia.

Are you interested?
Fill out the form below by April 22nd (Earth Day!) and we’ll keep you posted!

 

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