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AMS Grade 8 teachers have been hard at work developing a special field day for students.

The field day will take place in the afternoon on the last full day of school:

  • Cohort 1 (Last Names A-K): Friday, June 18, 2021
  • Cohort 2 (Last Names L-Z): Monday, June 21, 2021

In the afternoon on their field day, students will participate in organizing activities such as:

  • Kickball
  • Tiger-ball
  • Socially distanced spectating/outdoor socializing
  • Class of 2025 t-shirt tie-dying

Students have been asked to select the activities that fit their interests and can spend time with their friends enjoying the June day together.

We anticipate our school yearbooks will be delivered by our Field Day and that will also allow for students to have friends and teachers sign their yearbooks during this time, as well.

Thanks to the support of the AMS Yearbook Club, students will enjoy an ice cream social during part of the field day.

Students will order their ice cream of choice in a Google Form prior to the event (nut and allergy-free items will be available)

Ice cream will be consumed seated, socially distanced, at the picnic tables

All mandated safety protocols will be in place for the field day activities.

Students will wear masks when not socially distanced, like at all school activities.

Finally, all grade 8 student Chromebooks will be collected on this day. 8th graders should charge their Chromebooks to 100% and bring the Chromebook chargers to school. Students will be issued new Chromebooks in high school next year.

This fun day will be a great way to celebrate the accomplishments of our grade 8 students and help them create some more positive memories as they prepare to head to the high school level.



Below are some important reminders about our upcoming second dose clinic for the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination here on Friday, June 4th:

  • The second dose will be administered here at Algonquin Middle School Cafeteria (not at Voorheesville HS which was incorrectly listed on the Youngs Pharmacy form)
  • Bring your vaccination card
  • Keep an eye on your email for a message from Young’s Pharmacy which will have a link in it for you to fill out your child’s information again
  • Completing the registration information again is a requirement for NYS and must be done prior to coming to the clinic that day
  • AMS school nurse Kate Juliano will be on hand to make a copy of your child’s completed vaccination card to add this information to your child’s health record
  • If you have any questions/concerns including cancellation, please text Young’s Pharmacy & General Store at (518) 674-3663 starting Algonquin Pfizer Clinic or email Miller@AverillParkPharmacy.com with the Subject line Algonquin Pfizer Clinic for a response



A Google Form was sent to the “Primary Parent” email address on file for each grade 8 student on Tuesday, June 1st from Mr. Messia. Families must complete that Google Form in order to attend the AMS Grade 8 Recognition Day. Click here to view the letter detailing our upcoming Recognition Day Plans:



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.



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




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)

Last but not least, we are always happy to have families donate directly to APO via PayPal using ams.parentorg@yahoo.com. Thanks!

**For the month of June 2021, Algonquin Parent Organization will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Hannaford store located at Route 43 & 150, W. Sand Lake NY.**



Sora is offering collections of books for easy browsing:
June Featured Collections
*one borrower at a time
June is LGBT Pride Month!
Remembering D-Day
Father’s Day
Simultaneous Access Collections
*unlimited concurrent borrowers
Epoint Plus: K-12 exceptional non-fiction eBooks
Always Available: All simultaneous access titles in one place!
The Classics: Exceptional and noteworthy eBooks that have stood the test of time
Diverse Reads for Kids & Teens: Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book.
Sora Summer Sweet Reads is back!
Here are the titles that are available with simultaneous access, from May 5 to August 20. There is a mix of ebooks and audiobooks as there was last year.