Register for Spring 2019 Vocal and Instrumental Solo Festivals

Posted on February 15th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Students who sing or play a woodwind, brass, percussion, or string instrument will have an opportunity to perform in one of the upcoming NYSSMA solo festivals. The dates and locations are as follows:

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Box Tops for Education Due March 1st

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Please keep your Box Tops for Education coming! Thanks to you, we have earned over $320 from the Box Tops for Education program. AC can earn up to $20,000 each year and we are free to use the money for anything we need. To make it easier, you can print out the collection sheet here to collect your box tops. Each completed sheet is worth $5! You can also turn in loose box tops to the Welcome Desk. Contact AC parent Kristin Rorapaugh with any questions.

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Blood Drive with Red Cross March 1st

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Did you know that ONE blood donation has the power to save up to THREE lives? Join AC and the American Red Cross in the Alumni Gym for our annual blood drive on Friday, March 1st, from 12-5 p.m. in the Alumni Gym. You can even schedule a donation appointment ahead of time online.

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AC Encore Session 4 Registration is Now Open!

Posted on February 14th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

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Registration for the 2018-2019 Encore Session 4 is now open! This session, running from Monday, February 25th, through Friday, April 12th, your child(ren) can enjoy physical education programs both before AND after school, explore what forensic scientists do, practice their instruments, paint and enjoy poetry, and time travel yet again with the Kings! Students in Grades Pre-K through 8 may register.

Register Online!

Registration will be open until February 24th, 2019. Take time over February Break to review the class descriptions online and sign up. Spaces are limited, so reserve yours today! (more…)

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We Need YOU! March 1st Side-by-side Concert

Posted on February 8th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Dust off those instruments and join our Beginner Band for
AC’s first-ever 
Side-by-Side Concert!

Friday, March 1st
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Side-by-side concerts are opportunities for musicians of various ages and ability levels to get together and learn from each other, build strong connections through music, and celebrate learning and growth in a fun, low-stress environment. Parents, older siblings, grandparents, extended family and family friends are all invited. School faculty, staff, and administrators are also welcome to join in the fun.

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RSVP: Next Steps Event for PreK to Grade 4

Posted on February 1st, 2019 by cnickels

Parents of students in Pre-K through Grade 4 at AC are invited to a special Lower School Next Steps event on Friday, February 8th from 8:00-9:30 a.m. We will start in the CPC to learn more about next year from current students. Afterward, parents will be invited to visit and observe classrooms in action from 8:45-9:30 a.m. and visit our with our specialists in Art, Spanish, Music, and PE, and with our Learning Advocate.  (more…)

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Feb. 1st Friday Night Delight Postponed

Posted on January 31st, 2019 by cnickels

We are postponing this month’s Friday Night Delight, originally scheduled for February 1st. We will communicate the new date as soon as one is confirmed. This pertains to the STEM-focused Friday Night Delight for our K-5 families.

Thanks for your understanding and stay tuned!

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Parents of Fifth Graders Invited to Next Steps Feb. 6th

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Parents of fifth-graders are invited to a special Next Steps event on Wednesday, February 6th, to hear about the transition process, resources, and different ways we help make the transition a smooth one. The event will begin in the Curtis Performance Center at 7:00 p.m. and should conclude around 8:00 p.m.

Read Tina Duver’s letter about the Next Steps program here.

During the school day on February 6th, fifth-grade students in the Middle School will go through their “Next Steps” program. Current fifth-graders get a taste of what it is like to be in Middle School, as we want them to be excited about all the opportunities that Middle School has to offer. They will spend time in Middle School classes, ask questions of Middle School students acting as ambassadors, and get a chance to eat family-style lunch with Middle School students and faculty. Ms. Duver will also speak with them about clubs, athletics, the Middle School play, and advisors. They will finish the visit with some fun activities, and, most importantly, get a taste of the culture that makes our Middle School a unique part of the AC community.

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