October Parent Letter

October 4, 2018

Happy Fall Y’all!

It is hard to believe that it is October already!  We were pleased to announce that Alberton Schools presented our first Students of the Month, one from the Elementary School and the other representing the Junior High/High School.  Congratulations Junior Jordan Taapken and 4th Grader Breanna Turner!  These students demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in our schools and community throughout September.

There are several important dates to note coming up this month.  First, this is a reminder that there will be no school on Thursday, October 18th as teachers will be attending  MEA, statewide professional development training for educators.  Picture Day with Lifetouch will be on Wednesday, October 24th, so be sure your student(s) bring their smiles and dress to impress!  Throughout this entire month several field trips are scheduled.  It is important to check with your students often to see if letters and permission slips are being brought home for more information and your signatures.  On Saturday, October 27th, the Fall Carnival will be a grand opportunity to harvest some fun and treat your family to a night out.  Hosted by our generous community group PEAK, the Fall Carnival will be located in the Elementary Building and be open from 4:00-8:00 PM.  During that same celebration, the Jr. High/High School Student Council will be releasing ghoulish terrors at their Haunted House from 6:00-10:00 PM.  Admission to this fund raiser will be $3.00 for students and $5.00 per adult.  Community members are more than welcome to come to the school and sign up to volunteer at this event.  Finally, on Wednesday, October 31st, Jr. High and High School students will be participating in the Trick or Can Food Drive.  During the school day, students will be visiting houses and asking for donations of non-perishable food items to collect for our local Alberton Food Bank.  If you are not home during the day or we miss visiting your house, feel free to drop items off at the school Halloween Week or even the Fall Festival.

All events, including academic and sporting, are continually updated and published on our school website.  I encourage families to visit our newly designed site, thanks to Drew Hanson and Jess Nagy.  Menus, important events, contact information, and much more can be reviewed online.  There is also a link to join us on Facebook to view our school page.

Attention Elementary Families, as the season of Fall is underway, the weather is obviously getting cooler by the day.  Please ensure your children come to school in appropriate warm attire.  Feel free to have them sport their new Spirit Fingers that were made during the Homecoming festivities.

As always, feel free to contact me at the school if you have questions or ideas that would benefit our students’ growth.  Someone once said, “Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go.”

Have a most wonderful day,

Mica Clarkson, Principal

Phone: 406-722-4413

Fax: 406-722-3040

PO Box 330

306 Railroad Ave