THANK YOU FOR THE BACKPACKS!
Last week we put an item in the weekly email about the need for additional backpacks for the AMS Food Pantry. The response was overwhelming and incredibly helpful to our Food Pantry program! We are so very fortunate to have a parent community that is so supportive of our students and school. Thank you very much to the many parents and community members who dropped off backpacks over the past week!
FIRST WARRIOR WAY ASSEMBLIES OF THE YEAR
Our first Warrior Way Assemblies of the year are this week (Wednesday for Teams 2, 4 and 6 and Thursday for Teams 1, 3 and 5).
Please consider taking a moment to talk with your child about the assembly.
To help with this discussion, here are a few questions you can ask your child:
1) What are the three basic principles of the Warrior Way?
2) What is “one school, one book?” What book are all students and staff going to read together during Morning Meeting this year?
3) As part of the assembly, we watched the video linked below. How does this young man demonstrate he will not settle for less than his personal best?
Click here to watch the CBS Evening News segment shown at the assembly:
Thank you for your continued support of our school and the “Warrior Way.”
APO GRADE 6 MIXER – WEDNESDAY, SEPT 25
Grade 6 students are encouraged to stay after school on Wednesday, September 25 from 2:40 – 4:00 p.m.
At this event, students will have the chance to socialize, enjoy snacks and compete in our homeroom volleyball tournament. The winning homerooms will receive a special treat from the APO.
Please note that this event ends at 4:00 p.m. and students will need a ride home at that time.
There is no cost to attend this event, however, snacks will be for sale in the cafeteria.
Volunteers are needed for this event.
Please contact Denise Nero to sign up to volunteer: email@example.com
MODIFIED SPORTS CELEBRATION – THURSDAY
Coming up on Thursday, September 26, students are encouraged to stay after school and participate in on our “We Are Warriors” sports afternoon.
Students can stay after school with a teacher from 2:40-3:20 p.m., then spend some time in the Recess Area hanging out with friends from 3:20-4:00 p.m. and then cheer AP on to victory watching the Modified Football, Girls Soccer or Volleyball team matches.
Students must have a ride home at the conclusion of the sporting events (typically 5:15pm). Parents are welcome to attend the festivities and be a part of the fun as well!
Pizza and snack items will be for sale for students and parents by the APO from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
In the past this has been a great time for everyone involved and a great way for students to show their Blue and Gold pride. We look forward to a great afternoon where we will celebrate our vibrant modified athletics program.
NO SCHOOL – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
There will be no school on Monday, September 30 for Rosh Hashanah.
WARRIOR WAY PLEDGE FOR NEWS10
Each marking period our school gathers for Warrior Way Assemblies, where we celebrate the three principles of Respect, Effort and Action in our school community. Students interact with one another, watch presentations and performances by classmates and engage in brief activities that help develop our school culture. During our first Warrior Way Assemblies of the year on September 25 and 26, students and staff members will be participating in News10 ABC’s Pledge of Allegiance program. A recording of our school community saying the pledge of allegiance will then be broadcast at a later date during News10’s morning news show sometime later in the fall.
FROM THE LIBRARY
NYS K-12 KIDS SAFE ONLINE POSTER CONTEST
The New York State Office of Information Technology Services is once again hosting the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest.” The contest is open to all students in New York State public, private and home-schools. The contest has five entry categories: Kindergarten-Grade 2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and Special Education. New York State winners will be displayed in the 2021 NYS Kids Safe Online Calendar and entered into the MS-ISAC National Computer Security Poster Contest. More information on the “NYS K-12 Kids Safe Online Poster Contest” can be found on the contest web page at https://its.ny.gov/2019-2020-kids-safe-online-poster-contest Questions regarding the contest may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss out! The contest entry deadline is December 9, 2019.
CODING CLUB – WEDNESDAY
The first meeting of Coding Club will be on Wednesday, September 25 from second dismissal until 3:20 p.m. Your child needs to sign up in the library if they’re interested. They can get a ride at 3:20 p.m. or take the late bus home. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: ~Mrs. Ekstrom email@example.com