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.



Dear Callaghan Parents,

Alleghany County Public Schools is on a continuous journey to make our schools the best places for students to learn, staff to work, and parents to send their children for a good education. In this effort, parent support is very much appreciated. It is important that we gather feedback from you to celebrate our successes as well as identify areas for growth and improvement. You may remember my invitation at this time last year for parents to participate in the survey.  The results of that survey provided me with some great ideas that have been implemented based on the feedback from parents. Again, I invite you to take a few minutes and complete this year’s Parent Satisfaction Survey to help provide this valuable feedback. All responses are anonymous to encourage open and honest feedback.

This survey isn’t one of those surveys that you take and then never see the results or see any changes made based on the results.  Once the survey is complete, the results will be analyzed by an outside organization. The data from the survey will be sent to each school and the Superintendent. Then, most importantly, you will get to view the results of the survey which will be shared with parents and the community.

The survey window opens September 30 and will be available through October 11.  You can access the online survey by clicking on this link:  

Alleghany Parent Satisfaction Survey


If you would rather complete the survey here at Callaghan school, you may stop in and do so at any time during regular school hours through the duration of the survey window.  Individual laptop stations will be set up in the Multipurpose Room for your convenience, and we will be happy to provide anyone with technical assistance if needed.    

Likewise, students will also be participating in a short, anonymous survey to help us understand the students’ perspective of their learning environment. Teachers will administer the survey in their classes during the same period and provide any assistance that students may require. 

Thank you for interest in and support of your child’s education with Alleghany County Public Schools.  Be looking for an announcement regarding a results roll-out meeting for mid February.

With regards,

Joshua S. Craft


 Callaghan Newsletter October 16-18


Parent Satisfaction Survey 

There is still time to complete the ACPS Parent Satisfaction Survey.  Complete using your home computer or mobile device.  Chromebooks are also set up at school for your drop-in convenience.  Just visit the ACPS or Callaghan website and click on the link.  Survey window will remain open through Friday.  Your opinion really does matter.  Results will be rolled out in February

Parent Advisory Conversation

The monthly PAC meeting with Mr. Craft will be

held this Thursday, October 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm in the Multipurpose Room. 

All parents are invited to attend and participate in discussion.

Annual Trunk or Treat Sponsored by Callaghan PTO

Friday, October 25 at 5:30pm

5:00-Arrive and decorate the trunk of your vehicle with a Halloween theme in the parking lot.  

(Please park in a designated parking space.) 

Bring $$$ to vote for the best class jack-o-lantern.  Winning class gets an ice cream party!

The PTO is also taking donations of candy for this event.  Please send or bring in a bag (or three) of Halloween candy and deliver it to the office.   Our goal is 75 bags by October 24.


Week of November 4-7

Save the Date: First-Books/Family Reading Night      
Thursday, November 7 from 6:00-8:00                         

We’re planning lots of cool stuff including a return of last year’s HAYRIDE event!

 The theme is...Amazing Adventures Around the World! 


FREE WiFi Service is available in the Callaghan parking lot
every Tuesday through Friday from 4:00 to 7:30pm. 

Visit the Alleghany County Public Schools website for further details.



Oct. 16: Field trip to MV (OmegaMan)
                Second Quarter begins
Oct. 17: Parent Advisory w/ Mr. Craft 6pm
Oct. 22: Report cards come home.
Oct. 25: PTO Trunk or Treat
Oct. 30: Agriculture Day@ DSLCC (5th graders)
Nov. 4-7: Scholastic Book Fair
Nov. 7: Family Reading Night


What's Happening at CES

Lunch Menu for Oct 16-18





Oct 16

Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Breakfast Chicken biscuit;

Juice and/or fruit

Grilled Cheese Sandwich (No soup today.) OR Cheeseburger


Seasoned potato wedges;

Celery sticks w/ low fat dip;

Fruit choice


Oct 17



Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Sausage biscuit;;

Juice and/or fruit

Sloppy Joe on bun

OR Chicken patty on bun


Macaroni and cheese;

Romaine tossed salad;

Corn on the cob; Fruit Choice


Oct 18


Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Mini pancakes;;

Juice and/or fruit

BBQ chicken breast

OR Pizza choice


Creamed potatoes w/ gravy;

Seasoned green beans;

Fruit choice


Oct 21


School Board Meeting @ Callaghan 6pm

Cereal/toast; Mini bagel;

Sausage biscuit;

Juice and/or fruit

Chicken Tenders.

OR Cheeseburger on bun


Sweet potato fries;

Seasoned corn;

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

Join the PTO or visit the Callaghan Elementary School PTO Facebook page




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