May
16

Legacy Day! Sat. June 1, 2019, starting at 11:00 a.m.

What is the best way to welcome the end of the school year?  With an all day party that is!  You are all invited to attend Legacy Day on Saturday, June 1, starting at 11:00 a.m.  There will be plenty of activities for kids and grown-ups, great food from various local venders, and an all-around sense of community that defines Aldo Leopold.  After all, our name is Aldo Leopold Community School.

We hope to see you at Legacy Day.

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May
16

ALAPTO Board Meeting: May 21, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

The next meeting of ALAPTO will be on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the library at Aldo Leopold Community School. All are welcome to attend; in fact, the ALAPTO members urge you to attend so we can discuss issues that are important to you.

The tentative meeting agenda:

ALAPTO Board Meeting

21 May 2019 / 5:30 PM

Board Attendees

Steve Utech, Trina Lambert, Rachel Burger, Emilie Heil, John Pennington, Dan Ritter, Kelsey Heida, Kristy Harr Krautkramer, Emily Genrich, Carrie Nowak, Bridget McCann, Renee Main, Ashley Betz  (Those in bold were present)

Agenda

 

Old Business:  (10 mins)

  1. Approve previous board meeting minutes

 

New Business:

 

  1. Board Transitions (10 mins)

 

  1. ALAPTO Family Connections Survey (5 mins)

 

  1. Enrichment Classes for ‘19-20 (7 mins)
    1. Budget
    2. Reaching more families
    3. Sourcing volunteers
    4. Lottery selection/ sibs issue

 

  1. Committee Updates
    1. Fundraising (5 mins)
    1. Events/Community Building Committee (10 mins)
      1. Exploratory Week- afternoons of May 28-31
      2. Legacy Day- June 1 from 11-2:00
      3. Back to School Swim Night
        1. Joannes Pool Party Friday, August 16 @ 6-8pm
        2. Communicate- postcards, FB, Mailchimp, Flyers/posters?
      4. School Store next year to fund 8th grade celebration

 

    1. Teacher appreciation (5 mins)

 

    1. Communications committee (5 min)
  1. Transition of website duties

   Ii. Transition of social media duties, including Facebook

 

    1. Finance committee/ELF (15 mins)
      1. General budget update
      2. ELF update
      3. K-4 and 5-8 ELF Proposals

 

Next meeting: June ?? @ 5:30pm in _____________  

 

To be added to next meeting:

  1. Agenda item for June: get volunteers for August 6-7 Teddy Bear Camp
  2. Rewrite bylaws

May
07

Teacher Appreciation Week!

It’s officially here! Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us! Please stop and fill out a few notes of appreciation when you visit Aldo this week at our Teacher Shout Out display. It’s right in the main entrance by the gym doors!

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“We all strive for safety, prosperity, comfort, long life, and dullness.”
― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

Apr
17

Luna Coffee Fundraiser

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The Luna Coffee Fundraiser is back!

With the exception of this little snowy adventure, spring has SPRUNG! We raised $2400 for school with our last coffee fundraiser and many families expressed interest in reordering, so we are doing a coffee sale 2.0!

Fundraising sheets for Luna Coffee were sent home on Friday. We will be selling bags of locally roasted coffee for $12. Order forms and money will be due no later than April 26th. Please have checks made out to ALAPTO.

Coffee will arrive at school the week of May 13th. Details on pick up will be sent at a later date.

If you have questions, please reach out to Emilie Heil at echeil@gbaps.org.

If you’ve already paid your ELF or have a payment plan set up, thank you! If you haven’t please visit https://squareup.com/store/alapto to make a payment.

Thank you for your participation!

ALAPTO
Aldo Leopold Community School

Apr
15

The Dream of Caffeine! Luna Coffee Fundraiser

The Luna Coffee Fundraiser is back!

With the exception of this little snowy adventure, spring has SPRUNG! We raised $2400 for school with our last coffee fundraiser and many families expressed interest in reordering, so we are doing a coffee sale 2.0!

Fundraising sheets for Luna Coffee were sent home on Friday. We will be selling bags of locally roasted coffee for $12. Order forms and money will be due no later than April 26th. Please have checks made out to ALAPTO.

Coffee will arrive at school the week of May 13th. Details on pick up will be sent at a later date.

If you have questions, please reach out to Emilie Heil at echeil@gbaps.org.

If you’ve already paid your ELF or have a payment plan set up, thank you! If you haven’t please visit https://squareup.com/store/alapto to make a payment.

Thank you for your participation!

ALAPTO
Aldo Leopold Community School

Apr
12

Aldo Art Show: April 29

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Mar
07

Reminder about ELF: Experiential Learning Fees

The ELF fees refer to the Experiential Learning Fees that allow Aldo to truly provide an experiential-learning environment. These fees pay for real-world experiences, which Aldo’s recently featured speaker Jay Roberts identifies as a key high-impact learning practice and outcome.

The ELF fees should also remind you of ELF, that Christmas movie starring Will Farrell!

Below is a chart that indicates the array of experiential-learning activities provided by Aldo. If you have not paid your ELF fees yet . . . please do.

Click on the link below:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TMkhknNDHtoLrgB_-ojNoPfmK4lqO9VSP0yZVfjQluM/edit

Feb
25

ALAPTO Board Meeting: Tues., Feb. 26, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Please join us for the upcoming ALAPTO board meeting this Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. in the Aldo library.

The agenda is as follows:

ALAPTO Board Meeting

26 February 2019 / 5:30 PM

Board Attendees

Steve Utech, Trina Lambert, Rachel Burger, Emilie Heil, John Pennington, Dan Ritter, Kelsey Heida, Kristy Harr Krautkramer, Emily Genrich, Carrie Nowak, Bridget Dapra, Jon Shelton  (Those in bold were present)

Agenda

 

Introductions

 

Old Business:

  1. Approve previous board meeting minutes

 

  1. Mural project update

 

  1. Jay Roberts presentation update

 

  1. Possible town hall meeting in April

 

  1. Merchandise credit for money collected from Aldo Gear- does everyone agree?

 

New Business:

  1. Teacher Crossing Guards
    1. Jon Shelton is coming to see how ALAPTO can support him, directly or indirectly, in his desire to find a new solution to Aldo teacher’s performing crossing guard duties
  2. Committee Updates
    1. Fundraising
  1. Popsockets
  2. Barnes and Noble event

iii. Mural Photo Mementos

  1. Funds2Orgs shoe drive (fall event)
  2. WildKAT challenge (‘19/20 event)

Vi. committee members

 

    1. Events/Community Building Committee
      1. Trivia Night – March 1 at Green Bay Distillery at 6:00pm
      2. Exploratory Week

 

    1. Teacher appreciation
      1. Meeting with chair nominee next week
      2. Sourced two volunteers for committee

 

    1. Finance committee/ELF
      1. ELF update- percentage?
      2. Middle School ELF vs Elementary ELF (parent concern)
        1. More visibility of what is covered by ELF
          1. paper letter sent home by grade level of what is covered
          2. email sent home with same information
          3. ALAPTO binder in office with minutes of board minutes, ELF information
          4. Bulletin board
          5. ?
      3. Treasurer’s report

 

    1. Communications Committee

 

  1. Board Transitions
    1. Who is staying on and which positions will be left open?
    2. Nominees for vacancies
    3. Sustainability binder prototype (Kristy created a binder for her AR/AP role)- work in progress
      1. Template created for all other roles/positions (ALAPTO board, Board Sustainability, click on your title)
      2. If everyone agrees, drafts due by next board meeting in March.
      3. Another easy project- transfer ownership of all doc files you have created, to alaptofriends@gmail.com if transitioning. We still need Karen Eckberg to do this.

 

  1. Other:
    1. ALAPTO Family Connections– thoughts, comments, concerns, questions, etc.  (This is located under the Parent Communication folder on the ALAPTO drive)
    2. Teddy Bear and 4K camps- Meet and Greet
      1. Time for parents to meet each other, Trina and members of the ALAPTO board members
      2. We could have a table, ELF information, volunteer information, etc.
      3. Vary the times (one at drop off, one at pick up) to accommodate work schedules
      4. Create an ALAPTO packet to give out to families that are new to the school . (There is a folder located under the Parent Communication folder on the ALAPTO drive)
    3. Visibility of ALAPTO
      1. Save minutes as a pdf, so they can be uploaded to the website.
      2. Minutes should be posted on FB, hard copy on our bulletin board, sent out via mailchimp?
      3. How do we get more visibility?

 

Next meeting: March 26 @ 5:30pm in the Aldo library

Feb
18

Trivia Night March 1 is Fast Approaching! Meet Kirk Miller, Host of the Event!

Attention! Attention!
We have an announcement!
We know that you are already SUPER EXCITED to come out for Trivia Night on March 1st, but just in case you really needed any more convincing on just how fun it’ll be- we’d like to unveil our host for the evening!!

Green Bay native, Kirk Miller, was one of the first 8th graders to graduate from the Aldo Leopold program, then called Howe Alternative in 1986. He is a Chicago-based global sales & marketing executive in technology, learning & development, and entertainment industries. He’s also a trained improviser, polyglot, writer, traveler (40 countries and counting), and is fluent in English & French, speaks Brazilian, Portuguese & a bit of Spanish. Kirk is currently Director, Business Development at Second City Works, the business division of the famous Improv Theater The Second City which has produced great comedy talents such as Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Stephen Colbert, and John Candy.
He’s so excited to be hosting Aldo Leopold’s Trivia night and to be home to visit with his mom, dad, sisters, and nieces!

Here is the link to buy tickets, folks. Get them now so you can cross that off your to do list!

https://squareup.com/store/alapto

Feb
13

Trivia Night: Buy Tickets Online . . . Right Now!

Trivia Night is fast approaching–March 1 at The Distillery.

Please purchase your tickets in advance at https://squareup.com/store/alapto

Feb
06

Teacher Appreciation Committee Chairs Needed!

No. ALAPTO doesn’t need physical chairs for teachers to sit on!  What we need is someone to chair the committee (or co-chair)–the charge of the committee is to organize refreshments for teacher-student conferences and to promote teacher wish lists.

To volunteer, please to sign up on the Google form link here:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AAzD_nqjlzep8ITME7RpPZzwn8iVUnRatnXMgqe-fqs/edit

Feb
01

Donate for Space Walk Mural for Aldo Leopold Community School

Space may be the final frontier . . . but that frontier can be at Aldo Leopold too!

Please go to the following link to donate to the mural for Aldo Leopold:

https://www.gofundme.com/space-walk-mural-for-aldo-leopold-community-school?teamInvite=jxb59Wga2M0kJhmwN3fqvcHAm8eHNTOu741KyHekgbOjsTVRLFGYZpJ5tmSMWxys&fbclid=IwAR1OAjhQpCza-9A1ap2IbP6Vh8CUTiF1M1uIk15zJxWQagVZMUY2R5o8BJI

Jan
22

Trivia Night Teaser Too

 

Trivia Night in a Galaxy Far, Far Away.  Well, Trivia Night actually at the Distillery

March 1

Jan
22

Trivia Night Teaser

 

Einstein would be no match for Aldo Leopold’s Trivia Night

March 1, 2019

Jan
10

Road to Reading Literacy Night: Thursday, Jan. 24, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

All are encouraged to participate in the Road to Reading Literary Night at Aldo Leopold Communicty School.  The events takes place on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Jan
10

Upcoming ALAPTO Board Meeting, Jan. 15, 2019

Hi, Aldo parents, teachers and others!  You are all welcome to attend the next ALAPTO board meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Aldo Leopold Community School.  The meeting will be held in the school’s library and starts at 5:30.  ALAPTO hopes that you can attend.

Jan
08

Trivia Night 2019! Friday, March 1, 2019

Trivia Night is Aldo Leopold’s most important fundraiser of the year!  The money we make during Trivia Night goes right back into your child’s education, funding more field trips, more speakers and programs, updating classroom tools, and giving our teachers greater ability to expand experiential learning.
Trivia Night is an adults only evening of fun for Aldo families, friends, and community members.  Feel free to invite friends to join you, and be a part of your trivia team!  Our program focus is trivia, but there will also be a silent auction, raffles, and a costume contest.  Come hungry for the nacho/taco bar, appetizers, desserts, and a cash bar!
This year, we are going to focus on Trivia Through the Decades!  We encourage everybody to dress up in line with their favorite decade!  Bust out your bell bottoms, feathered boas, zoot suits, hammer pants, and pillbox hats!!!  We can’t wait to see everybody!!
If you would like to volunteer to help plan the event or help during the event, please fill out the form here (link to  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeq4LGD6xAyRRuaWt2BW-ahSkxs3LOLjbdXbQ-6VrwWhuQggw/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1  )
If you would like to contribute a dessert to share during the event, please fill out this form  (link to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdrmLlyUKmb6XEphM0tU-uxBYlBtXvxIBjnA-EGEql-hlXz0A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1 )
If you have any questions, please feel free to email alaptofriends@gmail.com

Jan
08

Panera Fundraiser Thursday, Jan. 31, 4-8 p.m.

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That’s right!  Have a delicious meal and help Aldo Leopold Community School raise money for expanding experiential learning opportunities and improving school resources.

Dec
10

Fundraiser at Chipotle

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Nov
26

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Aldo Leopold’s mission is based on experiential learning.  In order for the school to expand and fine-tune these experiential-learning activities, Aldo needs to raise additional funds that go beyond the yearly experiential learning fees that many of you pay. ALAPTO’s fundraising committee has developed a variety of ways for you to contribute to the school’s experiential-learning fund.

Below are some of the upcoming fundraising events.  Always remember that fun is contained in fundraising!

Giving Tuesday on Facebook:  November 27

Luna Coffee Fundraiser: Ends Nov 27 with orders being delivered the week of December 17

Chipotle Restaurant Fundraiser:  December 16th from 4-8pm

Trivia Night:  March 1st 2019 at The Distillery

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