AMS COUNSELOR MINUTE MEETINGS
This year students will participate in a new program called “Minute Meetings” where they will meet briefly with their school counselor and complete an activity where we hope to get to know all of our students better. Please click on the following link to learn more about our upcoming Minute Meetings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uWxaQgUnrvZsT5cvZ_zFF4olmVhdtNGV/view?usp=sharing
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE VIDEO FOR NEWS10
Unfortunately we faced some technical difficulties with our filming of the Pledge of Allegiance for News10ABC last week. On the positive side, we have a chance to do an even better job filming the Pledge and having our grade levels filmed in different locations on our beautiful school grounds and facilities. We will use Morning Meeting activity time to film Grade 8 on Wednesday, Grade 7 on Thursday and Grade 8 on Friday, weather permitting outside at announced locations. This was a great team building activity the other day during our Warrior Way Assembly and we look forward to trying it again as grade level groups as we spotlight our great school community on News10. Thank you again for you support.
AMS CLUB FAIR – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
The AMS Club Fair will take place on Thursday, October 10 during lunches. Students are encouraged to check out the many clubs and activities that will be represented at the Club Fair to learn more about how to get involved.
LEUKEMIA LYMPHOMA SOCIETY EVENT
Support AMS GRADE 8 student James Richards as he helps to raise funds for a cause that is very dear to him: The Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Event. Last year James was the Albany Chapter’s Student of the Year and he is looking to help this great cause. Join James’ team at the Recovery Room on Thursday evening for a Dine to Donate Event. Click on the linked flyer for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2MrYymjFoQsMV8wRXYzOWRlVXhkV3E2Y3gxdWFvNlBwNkU0/view?usp=sharing
APO GLOW PARTY
Volunteers needed: The AMS Glow Party is Friday, October 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed for ticket sales during lunch several days leading up to the event, setup, cleanup, chaperone and snack sales, etc. Please use this link to sign up to help:
Contact Cat Headley if you have any questions or need help signing up (text 518-944-8585 or email email@example.com)
APO – THREE EASY WAYS TO HELP!
With our new school year kicking off, please remember that there are three easy ways to help our APO raise money! First, consider using smile.amazon.com when purchasing through Amazon – Algonquin Parent Organization can be set as your selected charity (your login information will be the same as amazon.com). It is simple to set-up and you can save it right to your account! Also, Box Tops are changing! No more clipping and sending in with students (which inevitably get lost in their backpack). Please consider downloading the Box Tops for Education app to your phone, create a simple account, and then just scan receipts! You will again be asked to select your school to support – Algonquin is out there and ready to roll. It’s very easy, and every little bit counts! (See the attached document for additional help. Please reach out to Karen Juneau if you have any questions. KarenJuneau@aim.com) Last but not least, we are always happy to have families donate directly to APO via PayPal using firstname.lastname@example.org
SAND LAKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMING:
There are currently multiple FREE spots available for the Sand Lake Center for the Arts after school programming for Algonquin students. The program will take place at the SLCA from 3:15-5:15pm with transportation provided by the school district. “Myth and Magic” will run from October 2nd to November 22nd on Wednesdays and Fridays and costs $100. Please click on the following links for more information:
Myth and Magic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MzqznUU-MWO5M3XyX7ZF0VBxDwjAXFrk/view?usp=sharing
NO SCHOOL – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
There will be no school on Wednesday, October 9 due to a Staff Development Day.
FROM THE LIBRARY:
An exciting FREE author event!
Writer and artist Johnny Marciano is coming to speak at Algonquin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 for free! He is the author of the graphic novel series Klawde which is geared toward grades 3-7. Klawde is a cat villain from another planet who is punished and sent to Earth to adjust to a new life in Brooklyn. Check out this link to see the books in this series: https://www.thriftbooks.com/browse/?b.search=johnny%20marciano#b.s=mostPopular-desc&b.p=1&b.pp=30&b.oos&b.tile
Praise for Klawde: “Applaud for KLAWDE. Two paws up!”–Dav Pilkey, creator of the Dog Man series.
“Funny, savage, and brilliant, Klawde is the pet I wish I had.”–Max Brallier, author of the New York Times Best Seller The Last Kids on Earth
Check out this link to see the other books he has written, under the other name he uses, John Bemelmans Marciano:
We hope you can join us for this fun and exciting event organized by West Sand Lake Elementary School the PTO and is sponsored by the Northshire Bookstore!
KIWANIS HOLIDAY AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM
School nurses in the Averill Park School District have been contacted by the Kiwanis Club of Sand Lake, NY, Inc. requesting that they forward to the Kiwanis Club the names of families that would like to participate in the Holiday Season Food and Toy Distribution Program. Mrs. Lanoue will forward to the Kiwanis Club only the names of those families who request to participate in this program.