2020 August “The Middle Years”

middle years publication

Aliamanu Families, 
The goal of “The Middle Years” Newsletter is to provide busy parents with practical ideas that promote school success via parental involvement.

Here are some important, middle-of-the-month reminders for you.

In “Help!  My Teenager’s Been Abducted by Aliens!”, we’ll discuss some of the typical behaviors that many teens exhibit during adolescence. We will review neurological and physical changes,  behavior expectations, parent roles, and helpful strategies that can assist parents in better understanding their teens through honest, supportive, and loving relationships. Jasmin Chang, our school-based behavioral health specialist, will be our presenter.

Mr. Hetrick will be available, too, to share the GOOD things that are going on at our school and in our virtual classrooms, and can answer your questions, too.

  • Our SCC (SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL) is looking for parent representatives who meet monthly with other AMS stakeholders to advise and assist Principal Hetrick on our school’s Academic and  Financial Plans. Meetings last approximately 1 1/2 –2 hours. Parent representatives bring insight and perspective from  families across our school’s  population. “Intro to the SCC” informational meetings will be held Wednesday, September 16th at 10am and 2:15. Email our PCNC, Alecia Morgan at alecia.morgan@k12.hi.us, and she’ll send you a direct link to the meeting you’d like to attend. 
  • In case you didn’t know, FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH benefits must be applied for each year. Current eligibility will expire September 29th. You can apply or RE-APPLY at www.ezmealapp.com.
  • Our teachers are going above and beyond to provide FREE ONLINE TUTORING for all students, Monday-Saturday! Subject area teachers will be available to help with content or homework questions. Students may seek assistance from teachers other than their own. Links to sign up for tutoring will be available in your child’s Blackboard under the “AMS School Information” tab. A printable copy of our tutoring schedule can be found at https://aliamanumiddleschool.org/2020/08/27/2020-2021-tutoring-schedule/.

Finally, we wanted to remind you that we do not send home printed progress reports. Instead, MID QUARTER GRADES will be current on your child’s Blackboard account MONDAY, September 14th.

We have an open door policy at AMS.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s ever anything we can do for YOU!

Alecia Morgan
Parent Community Network Center
Aliamanu Middle School