ALLIES in Learning & Literacy

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  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Please join District 49 as we celebrate the opening of ALLIES with a ribbon cutting ceremony. We invite you to join us for the ceremony and to take a good look at a benchmark achievement in the D49 Building our Future Community plan, Wednesday, July 25th at 3 p.m.

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2017-2018 News

  • Falcon Education Foundation Awards $31,000 For Learning in District 49

    Sandi Esparsen, Falcon Education Foundation secretary, receives a plaque of appreciation from District 49 Board of Education President Nov. 9 after awarding just under $31,000 to educators across District 49 for innovative and unique learning opportunities.

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  • Breaking Ground on a Firm Foundation for ALLIES

    “It’s so exciting to be breaking ground on this building,” said Corina Martin, ALLIES parent. “This isn’t going to be just a school of bricks and mortar, this is a symbol of change and progress. This building will be a place for our children to receive support and services that they may not have otherwise received.”

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  • Eyes on the Eclipse at ALLIES

    Students at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence (ALLIES) witnessed the solar eclipse in a unique way Aug. 21.

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  • Opening Doors at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence

    Carson Wright, 7, a second-grader at the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence, gets his first "Aha!" moment of the new school year Aug. 2. ALLIES opened its doors serving approximately 85 students in grades 2 - 5 who fit a profile of dyslexia.

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  • Building Approved for ALLIES Learning Center

    The District 49 Board of Education approved May 3 the construction of the ALLIES learning center. The 15,300 sq. ft. facility is set to open for the spring semester.

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ALLIES Updates

  • Our office number is 719-494-8850.  School hours for the front office are 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

    Our secretary, Sandi Esparsen, is happy to assist you.

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  • Back To School Information: Important dates, expectations and school supply lists can be found on the back to school page.


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  • Humble Beginnings, Finding Clarity: Learn how ALLIES grew from an innovative approach within one elementary school to serve a larger population of learningas as Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence.

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  • Learning Ally newsletter: Learning Ally is a national nonprofit serving students with learning and visual disabilities. The organization provides vital resources for parents; training and technology for teachers and schools; and 80,000 human-narrated audio textbooks for K-12 through higher ed. Download the latest Learning Ally newsletter.


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  • Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Newsletter: Read the Bright Solutions for Dyslexia Newsletter for May to hear from Susan Barton, an internationally recognized expert on dyslexia. She presents important stories of overcoming Dyslexia, new opportunities and new breakthroughs.


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  • Helpful Resources for Parents: We've assembled a convenient list of resources to assist you in learning more about Dyslexia and helping your struggling reader at home. Visit our frequently asked questions page for the list.


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  • Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence ALLIES Informational Brochure: See the data and read the frequently asked questions about how the Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence might be right for your child. Download the ALLIES brochure.


     

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District Updates

  • AHERA Asbestos Notification

    District 49 is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our children and staff. We completed multiple projects this summer; where we hired a licensed asbestos removal contractor to remove some of the asbestos containing material from five of six schools.

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  • Free and Reduced Meal Program Grace Period Ending

    The annual 30 day carry-over grace period for families who qualified for free and reduced meals during the 2017-2018 school year ends Wednesday Sept. 12th. If your family has previously qualified for free and reduced meals, and have not yet applied this year, please apply online today.

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Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence

  • The Academy for Literacy, Learning & Innovation Excellence inspires students with language based learning difficulties and characteristics of dyslexia to celebrate their strengths and overcome their struggles while preparing for a successful educational experience in middle school, high school and beyond. In its quest to be the finest school in District 49 to serve students with language based learning difficulties and characteristics of dyslexia, ALLIES aims to make a difference in the lives of the students it serves and the families who support these children. Students succeed in a caring and supportive environment that accommodates for their needs and draws on their strengths. ALLIES families experience the difference and watch their bright children flourish as they overcome their academic struggles and discover their gifts.

School District 49

  • Financial Transparency District 49 prepares students, in a safe and caring environment, to be successful, competent and productive citizens in a global society. Our teachers, administrators and staff members are committed to the creation of educational environments where all children can maximize their individual learning potential. Further, we are committed to meeting students' needs in all domains: academic, social and physical. An emphasis in all activities will be toward empowering students to take an active role in their own learning.
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