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ALAPTO Newsletter - Fall 2023

Welcome Back!

We have so much to catch up on…

First thing’s first – we need you!

ALAPTO’s role is to ensure that the students and faculty at Aldo Leopold Community School can fulfill its vision of experiential learning. How do we do that? With volunteers, of course!

We have open seats on the board, and committees that could use some help. If you have interest, please email or visit

Open roles:

Fundraising/Grants Chair

Treasurer for 2024 (training provided)

Garden Committee

Second, get to know the events that we sponsor

*Tickets, registration, or fees required

Fall Fest* – an evening of fun and food (with a little bit of spookiness). Wear a costume!

Freedom Fridays* – We watch the kids; you get some freedom!

…on the Playground – Free treats on the playground after school!

Family Game Night – A night of strategy; interactive games with friends and family.

Family Movie Night – Watch a family-friendly movie with the kids or hang out with the adults.

Trivia Night - An evening for Aldo grownups to get together and have some fun.

Exploratory Week – The kids go beyond the classroom, engaging in special interest activities.

Legacy Day – The festival celebrating the end of another great year at Aldo.

Plastic Recycling Challenge - TREX Program

We got SO CLOSE to winning a bench for our playground during our last plastic drive!

Let’s try again! Bring in your plastic film packaging for donation – we will take care of weighing and delivering it all to our local partner for recycling. If we can collect 1,000 lbs. of plastic film before April, we will be gifted a cool bench for our playground!

Collect all the plastic bags, film wrap, bubble wrap, and any other “stretchy” plastic, clean all the food off of them, and leave them in our bin by the office.

  • Bags: produce, ice, bread, plastic shopping bags

  • Food packaging: Ziplocs, cereal bags, plastic overwrap

  • Mailing material: Newspaper bags, bubble wrap, plastic mailers

For more info, visit


We are hoping to get dads involved more this year. While we love all of our volunteers, we would love to see more men leading and volunteering! Please reach out to to learn more!

Aldo Family Businesses

Do you own or run your own small business? Would you like to be linked on the ALAPTO website so that other Aldo families can give you a call when they are in need? Visit the ALAPTO website at

Call for Nominations

Do you know an educator, principal, or building administrator who exhibits leadership in an awesome way? Consider nominating them for a Kohl Award, funded by the Herb Kohl Foundation.

The Principal Leadership Award recognizes the contributions of school building administrators, principals, assistant principals, administrative roles, and supervisory roles such as Dean of Students. Nominations are due October 3, 2023.

The Teacher Fellowship program recognizes teaching excellence and innovation in the classroom. Nominations are due October 3, 2023.

Recipients of the awards receive a $6,000 personal grant and a $6,000 matching grant for their school.

For nomination forms, see

Box Tops 4 Education

The Box Top$ for Education program looks a little different – no longer do you need to cut apart your boxes, no longer do we need to enter little codes.

Download the app, add Aldo Leopold School, and click Scan with your receipt - app does all the rest! Order online? No problem! Click Scan to get your digital receipt counted.

This program has brought in over $15,000 to Aldo Leopold.

See for more info!

Thank you for catching up with us!

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