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As a reminder, the NYS Math Assessment is scheduled for Thursday, May 6, and Friday, May 7.

Linked are resources for families.

A few reminders:

  • All students must attend Morning Meeting at 7:45am either virtually or in-person.
  • Each student attending on testing days must have a silent reading book.
  • Grade 7 and 8 students must have a scientific calculator for their testing day.
  • Classes resume for all students after the testing period, starting at 10:00am with Period A.

Link to letter to families about the NYS Assessments: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wh8nZUkh1DAPzWm55Jj2LHpFTYXbMLDi1OkQItyvwAs/edit?usp=sharing

Video from Wednesday’s Morning Announcement about the NYS Math Assessment: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lt_MdEHJ-BssPvROf9jvL9s062mu8Pdu/view?usp=sharing

Slides from that video above which include the schedule for NYS Assessment Days:



Chris Anderson and Mike Cavotta are proud to announce the return of AP All-Sports Camp! This non-competitive games camp for elementary and middle school students will take place June 28 – July 1, from 9 AM to noon at Algonquin Middle School. The cost is $I00 per camper but discounted rates are available for families. Visit apallsportscamp.com for more information and to register online for this amazing camp. Finally, email any camp questions to apallsportscamp@gmail.com.

Thank you!
Chris & Mike



Come join us for a great 2021 Football Season. Registration will be open from May 1st-July 31st. Flyer attached.




The Algonquin Parent Organization has arranged one more day of American Red Cross Babysitting classes for interested Algonquin Students. There will be 2 classes on June 5th. Registration is limited- the spots won’t last long. Register soon! Flyer attached.


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 ams.parentorg@yahoo.com. Thanks!



Click on the link below for more information about free and low cost summer STEM camps offered by TechValley High School:



Coding Club will be on Wednesday, May 5th at 3:30. The Google Meet code is mayamscoding
We will be working with Scratch and/or Breakout EDU. Interested students can simply show up and they should ask Mrs. Ekstrom if they have any questions. ekstromr@apcsd.org

Overdue Book Emails:
If you receive an email that your child has an overdue book and it was returned, please disregard the message. Due to
Covid 19 safety precautions, we quarantine books for one week after they are returned. We also have touchless checkout and students scan their own library books, with assistance. Thanks for your continued support.

Simultaneous Access E-Books on Sora:
Sora announced the titles that will be available with simultaneous access, from May 5 to August 20. There will be 32 titles total, with 22 Juvenile access and 10 YA access, and there is a mix of ebooks and audiobooks as there was last year.
18th Annual (Virtual) Richtol’s Read All Day:
Every year we celebrate books and reading with a special event,Richtol’s Read All Day, named in memory of beloved Literacy teacher Ms. Richtol. Newscaster and author John Gray will be our special virtual guest. The library is selling his book, Kelller’s Heart for $10. Students can order a copy at the library. The library is also raffling off a dog lover’s basket with lots of goodies. Chances are 50 cents or 3 for $1. The AMS Library is also accepting donations for the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society of pipecleaners, shoeboxes, gently used towels and gently used toys.

Here is a video to learn more: http://somup.com/crfI37FVMb
Questions should go to Mrs. Ekstrom (ekstromr@apcsd.org) or Mrs. Conti (contis@apcsd.org).

Special Opportunity to Check out Books for Summer:
AMS students will be able to participate in Summer Loan and check out library books for the whole summer. In order to participate, parents need to fill out the attached permission slip. See the slip for more details. Students will return it to their Literacy or ELA teachers before Friday, May 14th.
Email Mrs. Ekstrom if you have questions: ekstromr@apcsd.org