STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY – NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY
There will be no classes held on Wednesday, October 9 for staff development purposes. Thank you.
PLEASE CHECK SCHOOLTOOL THIS WEEKEND: MIDPOINT OF FIRST MARKING PERIOD
As we mark the midpoint of the first marking period, please consider taking time this weekend to sit with your child and review their academic progress on SchoolTool. Thank you.
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND INFORMATIONAL MEETING
There will be an organizational meeting for all interested parties for Odyssey of the Mind on Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in room 211 at the high school. Please contact district coordinator, Dan Fairchild, at Fairchildd@apcsd.org with any questions. Thank you.
WATCH FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ON NEWS10
News10 has informed us that one of our Pledge of Allegiance videos will be featured on their morning newscast on Monday, October 14 at approximately 6:45 a.m. on NEWS10 ABC and around 7:15 a.m. on FOX23.
TECH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION SESSIONS
Grade 8 Families: Please click on the following link for more information about TechValley High School’s application process. A lottery of interested applicants will be conducted by TechValley to determine student admission. Thank you.
AMS CLUB FAIR – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
The AMS Club Fair will take place on Thursday, October 10th 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.
APO GLOW PARTY, OCT 18
The AMS Glow Party is Friday, October 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale for $6 during lunch Thursday and Friday this week (Oct 10-11) and Tuesday-Friday next week (Oct 15-18). Tickets must be purchased in advance.
There has been a tremendous response to last weeks request for Glow Party Volunteers however there are few key spots needed (primarily set-up, clean-up and chaperone). Please use this link to sign up to help if you can: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4FAEA729AAFB6-2019
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
FROM THE LIBRARY:
The second session of the Coding Club will meet on Wednesday October 16th after school until 3:20!
Your child will need to sign up in the library if they’d like to join us after school to code. They will take the late bus home or need a ride. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Ekstrom at email@example.com
JOHNNY MARCIANO – AUTHOR VISIT – THURSDAY!
An exciting FREE author event will take place here at AMS on Thursday evening. Writer and artist Johnny Marciano is coming to speak at Algonquin at 6:30 on Thursday, October 10th…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. Please see attached for more information.