WARRIOR WAY ASSEMBLIES
Our final Warrior Way Assembly of the year was a great time for everyone involved. Please consider taking a moment to watch our 2018-19 highlight video, featuring photos from throughout the year and clips submitted by students and families reflecting the Warrior Way in action out in the greater world. Click here to see our 2018-19 End of Year Video Recap: https://animoto.com/play/jZjEXK8mcm6KpxBzhQ7jHg
Students also watched a news story about a group of middle schoolers who made a big impact on a young child and his family. Click here to watch this inspiring story about how simple actions can make our world a better place: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmQczPAz5Os&list=PLotzEBRQdc0eX6sErNJED9JuHzJ1vcIu_&index=12&t=0s
A huge thank you goes out to Ms. Sheldon, our Jazz Band, Tuesday’s special music group of Tim Koval on piano, Dylan Sutton, Ryan Richter, Jason Strickland, Cavan Hicks and Kevin Clark. Coach Earl also did a rousing rendition of our Warrior Way Chant. Finally, a huge shout out goes to Mr. Anderson for all of his technical support in making our assemblies happen this year! We hope that your family has a great summer and that your child finds ways connections to the Warrior Way throughout the months ahead.
GRADE 8 PICNIC & AWARDS ASSEMBLY
Grade 8 students will have a day full of fun activities coming up on Monday, June 17. Students will attend a Recognition Day rehearsal, a Grade 8 Awards Assembly, watch the film Race, engage in end of the year Warrior Way activities and enjoy a farewell picnic in the back fields. Please see the document linked below that will outline the plan for the day.
GRADE 6 & 7 END OF YEAR PICNIC
The Grade 6 End of Year Picnic will take place on Wednesday, June 19. The Grade 7 End of Year Picnic will take place on Thursday, June 20. More information on these events will be shared with students in the coming days.
Student Chromebooks will be collected for the summer in math classes on the following dates:
Grade 6: Monday, June 17
Grade 7: Tuesday, June 18
Grade 8: Wednesday, June 19
Students who need their Chromebook for IEP/504 needs will keep their Chromebook through their exam date.
FINAL EXAMS – FRI 6/21 AND MON 6/24
Students will be taking final exams on Friday, June 21 and Monday, June 24. As a result, students will be dismissed at 10:55 a.m. on both days.
FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES/CLOTHING PROGRAM
Here is some information about back to school clothing and school supplies. CoNCERNS-U, a program of Catholic Charities is once again providing this service for qualified families.
If you are interested in the free school supplies the sign up begins July 1 (see the enclosed information)
If you are interested in the clothing program, please complete the enclosed application/form and return to Mrs. Valentine no later than June 17.
If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Valentine at 518-674-7109
FROM THE LIBRARY
Research shows if kids don’t read in the summer, they backslide in their skills, often called the “summer slide”. The attached article from the Times Union not only explains why reading in summer is so important, but it also gives great ideas to make learning fun this summer for the whole family.
Students still have overdue books. Please remind your child to return any books to the library. This is especially important as books get checked out for the summer and we close up the library. Thank you. -Mrs. Ekstrom
Sand Lake Center for the Arts Summer Programs:
The Sand Lake Center for the Arts has some great summer programs your child can get involved in. Scholarships are available. See this link for details: https://slca-ctp.org/category/summer-youth-program/
This summer, Algonquin Middle School will be hosting the first AP Invaded! Science Summer Camp. This week long, research-focused summer camp will be held August 5-9, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Campers will collaborate in groups to research how local invasive species affect the community, play interactive games and visit Grafton State Park to interact with land managers. Please click on the following links with more information. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. Thank you.
AP All SPORTS CAMP – JULY 1-3
AP All Sports Camp Summer Camp will once again take place July 1-3 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Algonquin Middle School. Please find our brochure and registration materials below. Feel free to share this information with other families who might be interested. If you have any questions you can email email@example.com or checkout apallsportscamp.com. Thank you. Chris Anderson and Mike Cavotta – AP All Sports Camp – “Bring out the Warrior in YOU!”