APRIL BREAK – NO SCHOOL
There will be no school for the district’s April Break starting on Friday, April 2. Classes will resume on Monday, April 12.
NO LATE BUS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 1
There will be no late bus service on Thursday, April 1. We hope you have a great April Break.
BUILDER’S CLUB DECADES THEME WEEK CONCLUDES TOMORROW
1970s Days- March 29th
1980s- March 30th
As part of this dress down week, students are encouraged to assist the Builder’s Club effort to support homeless relief efforts in Troy by donating canned Tuna, Chicken or Beef Stew. Thank you.
Please remember that there are many 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!
Box Tops have changed! 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 (or have a student in your house do it)! 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 Cat Headley if you have any questions. Headley70@gmail.com)
Also, from now until May 29, 2021 – our school will be participating in the Hannaford Helps tower at the West Sand Lake Hannaford. If you purchase 4 or more qualifying items, you will be given a receipt to add to our school pocket in the collection tower. Additional information is attached in the PDF.
Last but not least, we are always happy to have families donate directly to APO via PayPal using firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO WEAR LAYERS
As the seasons change students will be spending more time outdoors, including eating outside in our picnic area on dry weather days.
Students are encouraged to wear layers and to be prepared for the seasonably cool temperatures that can accompany the months of March and April.
TECHVALLEY HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS
Click on the link below for more information about free and low cost summer STEM camps offered by TechValley High School:
EARTH DAY 2021 SHOWCASE
NYS Senator Daphne Jordan’s office is sponsoring an Earth Day 2021 Showcase. Students can submit essays, poetry or artwork with the theme of “Trash is much more than garbage. How can you re-imagine it for a better future?” All submissions must be made electronically by 4/19/21 to jordan.nysenate.gov.
2021 Algonquin Yearbook! The AMS Yearbook can now be ordered online with Lifetouch. Please place your order by April 15, 2021. There will not be extra yearbooks ordered so if you child would like one, it needs to be ordered online.
**Yearbook pictures for virtual students**: Lifetouch and Shutterfly are offering another option for parents of virtual students to have their child’s picture in the yearbook. Please see the attached flier from Lifetouch to see how it works. This would need to be done by April 15th to have the photo included in this year’s yearbook.
ATTENTION 100% VIRTUAL STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
As part of our yearbook each year we include “candid shots” of students working in classrooms. We don’t want to miss our virtual students with this part of the yearbook and encourage our virtual families to send in photos of students working at home. Please send photos to the Yearbook at: email@example.com. Thank you.
FROM THE AMS LIBRARY
Sora Ebooks and Audiobooks:
AMS readers can check out Bookflix: it’s a great way to access ebooks on Sora any time! All these ebooks are available in unlimited copies. All students need to do is log in to Sora using their AP Google account! Remember, Sora is also a free app they can use on their phone. If you have questions, please ask Mrs. Ekstrom. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookflix – Always Available:
Google Slides slide:
Ebooks and Audiobooks from the Public Library:
Don’t Forget that the public library is an awesome resource for you and your family. Check out this information sheet to get a library card and to access these books: