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As a reminder, the APCSD will be holding a capital project vote on Tuesday, December 8th at the APHS Auxiliary Gym from 7am to 9pm. The proposed project includes many safety, security and program enhancements for Algonquin Middle School. Learn more about the project on the district’s website: https://www.averillpark.k12.ny.us/capitalproject and remember to vote on December 8th.



The AMS Kiwanis Builders Club is conducting a Mitten Tree Drive! Students are encouraged to donate hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, “hot hands” warmers and this year masks. Donations are currently being accepted in the marked boxes on the table under the AMS Main Entrance Awning. The collection will continue through Fri. December 12. Thank you for helping young people in our community stay warm this winter.



Looking for “Warrior” Gear for the holidays? Check out the APO apparel sale. Orders are due by December 6th by 11:59pm. Check out our special 2020 Shirt, Quarantine edition. Click on the following link for more information. Thank you for supporting the APO with this apparel sale. You will be contacted for order pick up when they arrive. Any questions please contact Lexi Lane at lexi.lane@gmail.com or call/text at 518-859-6878.
Click here for the online store:
Click here to see the flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nHz_8N79HzIcHC6GDRKL–32qXBJgMo6/view?usp=sharing



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. If the battery life falls below 20%, the battery has to be sent to our Technology Department to be reseated. If students are charging their chromebooks every day, this should ensure that their school day and learning is not interrupted. Thank you!

Coding Club:
Coding Club will be held on Thursday, December 3rd at 3:30. If you’d like to come, email Mrs. Ekstrom and she will send you the Meet code.

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.