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On Thursday students will participate in a virtual Warrior Way Assembly during Morning Meeting. The assembly will be broadcast in place of our typical morning announcements.

Warrior Way Assemblies have become a staple of our school culture and a chance for our community to reflect on our three guiding principles of Respect, Effort and Action.

Following each assembly we will email home discussion questions and ask that you consider talking about the assembly with your child to help reinforce the character education themes and important topics.

In having this assembly shared virtually we are actually able to share a video link with families, as well, so they can view the program as well. Watch your email inbox tomorrow for a link to the video and family discussion questions.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.



NYS Senator Daphne Jordan is inviting students to participate in her Thanksgiving Day Celebration Showcase. Consider encouraging your child to consider participating by writing an essay, poetry or creating artwork that focuses on “What are you thankful for this year?” Click on the following link for more information:



Attention 8th grade students: The Algonquin Middle School student council elections will take place on Friday, October 30th. There are four student council positions that you may run for: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Any 8th grade student interested in running for any of these offices must fill out an application. Applications are located in the 8th grade hallway across from room 800 on the bulletin board. You can also fill in an application by joining the student council google classroom and clicking on classwork for a digital copy of the application. The code is: pqbfmsk
Included in the packet is the job description as well as the criteria you must follow in order to run for one of these positions. All applications must be in to Mrs. Kehn by Friday, October 23rd.
If you have any questions please email Mrs. Kehn at kehnn@apcsd.org



Below you will find information from the Sand Lake Kiwanis about assistance available to families in need during the holiday season.

Click here for more information:
Hard copies of this form are also available in the AMS Health Office.

Please note that completed forms need to be turned in to the AMS Health Office by November 1, 2020. Thank you.



The AMS Food Pantry Program will be starting soon to assist families in need.. Our cupboards are currently bare. We are accepting donations in the Food Pantry box outside the main entrance.
Popular items are:
Packages of snack crackers (peanut butter and/or cheese filling)
Granola and snack bars
Mac and Cheese cups
Fruit cups
Microwavable meals (non perishable)
crunchy peanut butter
Fun types of cereal



October, 30 – November, 1, 2020
The APO would like to invite you to participate in the 1st ever Blue Moon Halloween Hustle Virtual 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. All proceeds will go to directly support AMS. Anyone is welcome to join in. Grab your family and friends and get outside for some exercise while connecting with our community! A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. Run your own race, at your own pace, and record your time online. It can be run any time between Friday, October 30th and Sunday, November 1st. The cost is $10 per participant. *T-shirts are available for purchase separately. Pre-order of shirts for delivery before the event has closed, but we have opened up a second order. If we get enough interest, shirts will be shipped about 2 weeks after the close of the event.*
Registration Link: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/AverillPark/APOHalloweenHustle (Registration ends November 1st)
T-shirt Order Link: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/apo-halloween-hustle2 (order by November 1st)


An important Chromebook reminder: Please help your child be ready for school by reminding them to charge their Chromebook each night and to be sure to pack it in their backpack for the next school day. This should ensure that their school day and learning is not interrupted. Thank you!

Special 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. As students learn to navigate the classroom in a more virtual setting during the COVID-19 pandemic, they need a strong cyber education to accompany it. Learning to be a good digital citizen has become a skill that even our youngest students must develop to get the most out of their online education.

This is a great opportunity for teachers to talk to students about being safe while on the Internet and while using computers and mobile devices. 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 2022 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/ciso/2020-2021-kids-safe-online-poster-contest

Questions regarding the contest may be submitted to cyber.outreach@its.ny.gov.

Don’t miss out! The contest entry deadline is December 18, 2020.



Please consider bringing in a donation between October 8th and November 12th. Collection boxes will be at the end of each wing.