Aloha, AMS Families!
My name is Jenny Iverson, and I’m the PCNC at Aliamanu Middle School. That acronym stands for Parent/Community Network Coordinator. In a nutshell, it’s my job to welcome you to our school community and to communicate any pertinent information that will keep you connected to what’s happening at our school.
To communicate with you, I’ll send two regular publications—our school newsletter, PAW NOTES, typically published at the beginning of each month, and THE MIDDLE YEARS, sent in the middle of the month, designed to support and encourage parents of “tweens.” These will come to you via the email(s) you have provided to the school. If you are not seeing these communications, please check your junk mail and adjust your filters so that you can stay current on what’s happening at Aliamanu Middle School. If you know someone that is not receiving these, please reach out to let me know so we can ensure that they do!
Additionally, Aliamanu Middle School has an open door policy. We want to hear from our parents and community and be available in return. Most months, there are three excellent opportunities for families and school administration/staff to interact with each other. These events are described in our newsletter and emails, and hyperlinks are provided for joining while they remain virtual due to Covid-19. We hope you can join us at one or more!
The second Wednesday of each month is our “Ask Admin” opportunity. This occurs at 8:15 am and is an informal question and answer session with your administrator(s) to learn more about our school and upcoming events, raise questions about whole-school programming, and share your opinions and ideas. There is no need to RSVP to attend these events, just click on the hyperlink provided to join us.
Immediately following our “Ask Admin”, at 9:00 am we host special parent programming covering diverse topics such as organization and study habits, effective communication, and physical and mental health topics.These events may require an rsvp depending on the presenter and topic, but most frequently do not.
Finally, on the third Wednesday of the month, our SCC meets at 2:15 pm. The School Community Council consists of employees across all facets of AMS as well as parent representatives, students, and community members. At this meeting, we hear about and provide feedback on the school’s financial and academic plans, as well as other great things happening around campus. If you are interested in learning more about serving as a permanent member on the SCC, please email me, Jenny Iverson, your PCNC.
We recognize that you may be joining our AMS Ohana at any point during the school year. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time with your questions and to learn about our transition program for new students. Our friendly front office staff will be happy to help as you pay fees, add money to a lunch account, apply for free or reduced lunch, sign up for the bus, and take that beloved school-ID photo. Please note: we are a CASH ONLY school.
At Aliamanu Middle School, we pride ourselves on our open-door policy. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there’s anything I can assist you with. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll track one down or connect you with someone else that does.
Parent Community Network Center, Aliamanu Middle School