THIS is the fundraiser you’ve been waiting for! A heartfelt request for donations from the teachers, staff, and students of Alder Creek Middle School, and for you, a chance to win one of twelve delicious homemade tamale dinners!
WHAT FOR? Field trips, honor roll breakfasts, movie nights, school equipment, supplies, and more!
HOW? (It’s so easy!) Please make your donation between January 1st and 3:30 pm January 30th, 2020, one of two ways:
Any donation, big or small, will enter you into a drawing to win a homemade tamale dinner!! The PTO will draw the winners’ names on Thursday, January 30th, and we will distribute tamales to all the lucky winners the next day - Friday, January 31st. Just in time for the Super Bowl on February 2nd!
Coolest ACMS PTO fundraiser ever! Local Truckee artist Edyta Meyer can trick out your jeans with your own personal style for $30-$60 a pair! Bring your washed jeans and check for payment (amount varies based on design) to school on Tuesday, November 12th at 2:15-3:30pm for a quick design consultation with the artist! She’ll embroider and embellish them at her studio then bring them to school for pick up once your payment is complete. Hope to see you Tuesday 11/12!!!
Here's your chance to win a tamale dinner, just in time to watch the Super Bowl!
Any donation between now and Wednesday, January 30th will enter you in to a drawing to win a tamale dinner. The drawing will be held January 31st so winners can take them home on February 1st - ready for the big game that weekend. There will be four winners per grade. Each donor is allowed one entry in the drawing.
Please make your donation by dropping off a check at the front office made out to "Alder Creek PTO" or by donating on the ACMS PTO website Fundraising page.
Join your classmates for an evening of fun! We will be showing the movie Elf, games will be available (air hockey, ping pong, foosball) and we will be selling snacks (pizza and popcorn). Bring a low back chair (or plan to sit in the bleachers), a water bottle and your friends! No blankets, please - instead wear your favorite onesie!
We will be drawing the winner of our Disneyland ticket giveaway. Disneyland tickets are $5 each and the prize is five one-day Park Hopper tickets. You may purchase them the night of the event or via this link - https://tinyurl.com/ACMSDisneylandRaffle.
We need volunteers, please click this link to sign up - https://tinyurl.com/2018ACMSMovieGame. Please pick up your child by 7 pm.
Disneyland Ticket Raffle Fundraiser: One of the ways PTO supports our great school is by raising money to support field trips, events, and equipment. PTO’s first fundraising event for the school year is a drawing for a set of five one-day tickets to Disneyland. The drawing will take place on November 30th, and the winner will be notified via email. Drawing tickets are $5 each and may be purchased online:
- Fill out an entry form at https://tinyurl.com/ACMSDisneylandRaffle
- Pay for your tickets at https://tinyurl.com/ACMSDisneylandPay
We are excited for the start of the school year and look forward to welcoming your son/daughter to Alder Creek Middle School.
This year we will transition our grading system from letter grades based on percentages to a standards referenced grading system which will reflect your son/daughter’s learning based upon the content standards that he/she has been taught. We want you to be informed and understand that this decision is to help your child in the learning process and focus on learning. It is easy to understand a traditional grade, but traditional grades do not provide enough information to help students know what to do next. The new grading system will give students more feedback and guide students on what they need to focus on in order to achieve proficiency. This transition will allow teachers to grade based upon your son/daughter’s progression of learning relative to the standards that have been taught each trimester.
Our report card for this school year will report student achievement based on content standards from English language arts, social studies, science, math, PE, and reading (academic foundations). Student participation and behavior will be reflected in the comment section of the report card. Because we are in transition, the standards will not be listed on the report card this year. The meaning of our grades, numbers not letters as noted below in the chart, will reflect the progression of your son/daughter’s learning of the content standards taught within each trimester (very similar to the elementary school report card). Honor Roll and Distinguished Scholar Program criteria will be the following: (1) students receiving 3’s or higher in all classes will earn Honor Roll recognition and (2) students receiving all 3’s with a minimum of two 4’s in core content classes will earn Distinguished Scholar.
Student progress towards mastering subject areas can be monitored by logging into AERIES.net
4.0 Above standard at this time
3.0 Meeting standard at this time
2.0 Approaching standard at this time
1.0 Below standard at this time
Participation in interscholastic sports is encouraged to teach the value of teamwork, foster community and school pride, and for the benefits of physical activity. Athletes must maintain academic eligibility (no 1’s) and adhere to school behavior guidelines. Student athlete grades are monitored on a weekly basis via the coaches and teachers.
Please see the attachment for a sample report card. We will continue to provide more information for you as the school year begins. For more information with this transition, we invite you to attend a parent night on Thursday, October 18. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look very forward to welcoming your son/daughter to Alder Creek Middle School!
The PTO will be selling School Supply Kits for $45 at Cougar Days. These will work as a basic starter set for all grades. Packaged in an awesome Cougar drawstring bag, the kids include the following:
3-ring clear pencil pouch
6 #2 pencils
Box of 12 colored pencil
Pack of 5 pens - 3 black, 1 blue, 1 red
3 pack of highlighters - 1 yellow, 1 blue, 1 pink
1 fine point Sharpie
1 ultra-fine point Sharpie
2 3"x3" sticky notes
2 composition notebooks
2 glue sticks
1 cube pencil sharpener
"Benefit" is a great program which allows you to contribute money to Alder Creek PTO. Tons of places you usually shop participate, such as Starbucks, Target, Whole Foods, Amazon, AMC, WalMart, etc. It costs you nothing except a few minutes to set up the app! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/benefit/id725350149?mt=8