Alleghany County Public Schools (ACPS) is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff and visitors. ACPS collaborates with the Sheriff’s office, State Police as well as emergency responders and together, have developed a comprehensive Safe Schools and Emergency Response plan that serves as a guide to help staff and our public safety partners respond swiftly should a crisis occur in our schools.

Identification required -

All visitors will be required to sign in and show a form of identification upon entering the building.  Visitors going beyond the main office will be required to leave their driver's license or other form of ID until they return to the office to checkout. The parent or guardian's identification will cover minor children. Any visitor without a form of identification will need to be screened by an administrator and accompanied by a staff member to and from their destination. 

Thank you for helping keep our children safe.

WANTED:  Regular Team of Breakfast Volunteers 

Callaghan School is seeking a team of regular volunteers who are willing to commit a short time in the mornings each day to provide assistance to students during breakfast.  Tasks include:

  • Monitoring the breakfast line

  • Helping younger students open juice and milk containers and food packaging

  • Reminding students to clean up and throw away their trash

  • Keeping students aware of time

  • Wiping tables after students have left the cafeteria

Two volunteers per day is ideal; one will be sufficient.  This team of volunteers may provide service on a rotating schedule.  The daily time frame is from approximately 8:10am to 8:45am.  

A school breakfast will be provided for volunteers free of charge on each day of service.

You may express your interest in volunteering by notifying our office.  A brief volunteer training session will be provided by Mr. Craft. Approved volunteers may begin on the first day of school, August 8.  First time volunteers must submit to a mandatory background check and be approved by the Alleghany County School Board per ACPS Volunteer Handbook.  




                      PTO Newsletter August 19-23

Volunteer training sessions this Thursday (August 22) at 9:00AM, 3:30PM and 6:00PM.
Call the school to RSVP for one of these sessions. 
All returning volunteers must also attend one of the sessions as it is an annual requirement. 

Swim lessons EVERY DAY THIS WEEK for all participating third graders.
Remember to bring your swimsuit and towel in a separate bag each day.

Everybody is invited to become a member of Callaghan School’s
Parent Teacher Organization.  There are many opportunities for
service and/or support for Callaghan students and teachers. 
Check out the information attached to our newsletter and return
the completed form with your small, annual payment of dues
($3 individual or $5 per family).  Watch for regular PTO
announcements in this weekly newsletter.


For parents of returning students, if you have lost or forgotten your child’s login and password to access the parent portal in PowerSchool, just call the office and we will provide you with the information.  For parents of all new students, a letter with login information and one-time registration instructions will come home this week

Aug. 19-23:    3rd Grade Swim Lessons

Aug 22:           Volunteer Training Sessions

                        (9:00am, 3:30pm and 6:00pm)

Sept 2:            Labor Day-No school for students

Sept 3:             School Picture Day

Sept 11:          Interim reports go home

Sept 13:         Early Release for Students

What's Happening at CES

Lunch Menu for Aug 19-26





Aug 19

Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Breakfast Waffles;

Juice and/or fruit

Chicken Salad on Croissant OR Ham & Cheese on bun


Steamed broccoli; Pinto beans;

Scalloped potatoes;

Fruit choice

Aug 20




Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Bacon & Egg Biscuit;

Juice and/or fruit

Bacon/Egg/Cheese Omelet OR Hot Dog on bun w/ chili


French Fries; Seasoned peas; Carrot sticks w/ low fat dip;

Fruit Choice

Aug 21

Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

French Toast Sticks; ;

Juice and/or fruit

Salisbury Steak & gravy w/ roll; OR Jumbo Corn Dog


Creamed potatoes w/ gravy

Seasoned spinach;

Fruit Choice


Aug 22



Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Breakfast Pizza;

Juice and/or fruit

Beef taco w/ brown rice

OR Spicy Chicken Patty on bun


Seasoned corn;

Romaine lettuce/tomato mix;

Fruit Choice


Aug 23

Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Mini Pancakes;

Juice and/or fruit

Ham/Turkey Club on Croissant OR Pig in a Blanket


Baked potato; Green beans;

Sliced cukes w/ low fat dip;

Fruit choice


Aug 26

Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuit;

Juice and/or fruit

Chicken Cheese Wrap OR Cheeseburger on bun


Sweet potato fries;

Seasoned lima beans;

Fruit choice

Pictures Added to Photo Gallery:

Trunk or Treat
Down on the Farm- Family Reading Night
Career Fair 2018
Flag Dedication
SRO Appreciation Week
Dome Theater
Mural on CES office wall

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