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

AC Encore logo

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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Parents of 8th Graders Invited to Next Steps Feb. 6th

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Parents of eighth-graders are invited to the Next Steps event for parents on Wednesday, February 6th. This event is designed to help answer any questions you may have and provide an outline of the opportunities that Upper School will offer your child. A key component to the evening will be presentations and question-and-answer sessions with students who have participated in various programs. We will also spend some time getting to know more about your student and what they need/want from Upper School. The event will begin in the Curtis Performance Center at 7:00 p.m. and should conclude around 8:00 p.m.

Read Phil Schwartz’s letter about the 8th Grade Next Steps program here.

During the school day on February 6th, eighth-grade students visit the Upper School for their Next Steps program. Current eighth-graders get a taste of what it is like to be in the Upper School, as we want them to be excited about all the opportunities that we have to offer. They will spend time in classes, participate in panel discussions with current Upper School students, and get a chance to eat lunch with Upper School students and faculty. We will also speak with them about clubs, athletics, arts, and the advisory program.

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Family Skiing at Hunt Hollow

Posted on January 15th, 2019 by Allendale Columbia School

Join us for the Family Skiing Event at Hunt Hollow Ski Club next Friday when school is closed for students (faculty in-service day). Those who don’t ski can sit by the cozy fireplace in the lodge!

The cost of a ski pass is $25. Ski rentals are available for $15 and snowboard rentals are available for $20. Those interested in ski lessons would need to call the Snowsports School at Hunt Hollow for rates and availability at 585-374-5428, option 5, by January 18th.

Hunt Hollow offers a cafeteria-style restaurant or you can pack a picnic lunch and even use the available outdoor grills.

Please note that transportation and child supervision will not be provided by the school as this event is intended for families.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Mrs. Lisa Campbell at by January 22nd.

  • WHEN: January 25th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
  • WHERE: Hunt Hollow Ski Club is located at 7532 County Rd 36, Naples, NY.
  • RSVP: Contact Lisa Campbell at by January 22nd to sign up for this event.
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Holiday Breakfast 2018

Posted on December 7th, 2018 by klapa

Holiday Breakfast is one of AC’s most special traditions. We celebrate the last day of school before Holiday Break with spirited student performances, a story from the Head of School, speeches by seniors, and plenty of music, food, and merriment! It’s a wonderful time for students, faculty, staff, and family to come together, celebrate the holidays, and give thanks for our community!

Read the Holiday Breakfast 2018 program

See Holiday Breakfast photos


PACK Ice Skating at
Genesee Valley Ice Arena (new location!)

Friday, December 21st
12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Due to forecasted rain for Friday, we will follow up Holiday Breakfast with a fun family skate at Genesee Valley Ice Arena (in the Sports Complex) at 131 Elmwood Ave. AC’s skating will run from 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. and admission at the door is $5 for adults and $2 for kids under 17. We recommend that you bring your own skates, but rentals will be available for $3. PACK will provide pizza at the rink!

Warm up after ice skating by joining us at SPoT Coffee for hot cocoa and cookies. PACK will be hosting the AC community in the SPoT balcony from 1:45 – 3:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!


If your children are performing at Holiday Breakfast:
  • Parents of K-5 students that are in the Holiday Breakfast program should walk their children into the Alumni Gym (smaller gym) by 8:30 a.m. so that they can meet their class. You can park in the back and side lots, enter through the Gannett Lobby and, after dropping off your child, proceed to the Gannett Gym to be seated for the Holiday Breakfast program.
  • Middle and Upper School Chorus are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. in the Chorus Room.
  • Brass Ensemble and Wind Ensemble are asked to meet at 8:15 a.m. where they will perform in the Gannett Gym.
  • Student speakers should meet in the Gannett Gym at 8:30 a.m.


Other Holiday Breakfast Reminders:
  • All are welcome! Even if your children are not performing, we welcome the entire community, families, and friends to join us for this annual tradition.
  • Parents of Nursery and Pre-K students, we encourage you to come with your child to the Gannett Gym for our Holiday Breakfast program. You are also invited to enjoy some refreshments in the Dining Commons after the program. Please do not drop off children to the classroom on this day as there are no classes.
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating can be arranged if needed. Please contact Amy Fioravanti before Dec. 18th to make the necessary arrangements.
  • Refreshments will be served in the Dining Commons following the program.
  • The Wolf Den will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. so you can do some holiday shopping.
  • No classes or bus service on this day. Please plan accordingly and enter through the Gannett Lobby to reach the gym. For safety reasons, please do not park in fire lanes or along campus roads.
  • Rainbow Room will be in session. Register your child ahead of time if you plan to use Rainbow Room this day.
  • AC will close at 10:30 a.m. for the Holiday Break.
  • Join PACK at 12:00 p.m. for ice skating and pizza at Genesee Valley Ice Arena.


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