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On Thursday, September 30, students are invited to stay after school for our We Are Warriors After School Sports Event. Typically this event will include multiple sports being played on the same afternoon, similar to a Modified Athletics homecoming type of event. This year, due to transportation limitations, we will have the Modified Football Game as our exclusive event for the afternoon. Below is a timeline of what students need to do to participate.

Step 1: Register for the event by completing the Google Form by Wednesday, September 29, during Morning Meeting.

Step 2: Attend the event, based on the following details:
2:40-3:30 – Stay after with a teacher – Students must make arrangements with a teacher in advance and plan to stay with that teacher for that time.
3:30-4:00 – All students report to the Recess Area where snacks and drinks will be for sale by the APO. Students are encouraged to bring a few dollars to buy snacks and drinks. The basketball court will be open and students can enjoy time with friends at the picnic tables.
4:00-5:15 – Cheer AP on to victory!
5:15 – Parents should arrive to pick up their child from the event
Families are welcome to attend this event, as well.
Additional information will be shared with students in a video later this week. We are glad to have this fun event return for the 2021-22 school year.



Coming up on Friday, October 1, we will have our first Warrior Way Assembly of the year. This first assembly will be virtual, with our hope being to have grade level assemblies in-person at some point later in the year. At our Warrior Way Assemblies the school engages in presentations, discussions and celebrations of our three guiding character education principles of Respect, Effort and Action. These assemblies are intended to be fun and thought provoking as well. Following the assembly we will share some discussion questions that you can use after the assembly to discuss it with your child. We appreciate your support of our school’s efforts to create a positive school learning environment for all our community members.



CHROMEBOOKS, CLASSROOM AND SCHOOLTOOL – In case you missed Mr. Anderson’s presentation on “Chromebooks, Classroom and SchoolTool” at our Learning Launch Night, he has shared the slides that outline key information about these three technology resources. Please click on this link for more information: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1sw-p53r8_YgO88c_By4KHvNb06RQ5QWpAsnqwLMFHyQ/edit?usp=sharing

DASA, BULLYING AND HARASSMENT – Ms. Bille, our school social worker, also presented at our Learning Launch and has shared her presentation slides as well on the important topic of the Dignity for All Students Act, Bullying and Harassment. Please click on this link for more information: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1lUx2Tw7cOVV_-BmJtA63qDGlx6R8tHZ_/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104662458832880277288&rtpof=true&sd=true

GREAT BOOKS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS – In case you missed it during the evening of the Learning Launch, check out this presentation on how to keep your kids reading and some great book recommendations for your child:



Odyssey of the Mind is a creative, problem solving, teamwork activity. Students work in teams of 6 or 7 students, within their age bracket, to make their solution to a problem. There will be two interest meetings via Google Meet on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. The first one will be at 5:30 and the second presentation will be at 6:30. There are two videos that give an overview of what OotM is, and then there is a video with a general overview of this year’s problems to be solved. There is also a form to fill out if you’d like to participate in Odyssey. Amy Miller, French teacher at Algonquin, is the AP coordinator this year. She can be contacted via email at millera@apcsd.org.


What is OotM?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyymj7SnWr0
What is OotM?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWHP64kUhWc
This year’s problems to solve: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6qCUdQ2C8w



Starting this fall the school district will be offering “Chromebook Extended Care” for $35.00. This one time, optional charge, will provide an insurance for Chromebooks that will cover two claims per school year for any damage that may occur to a student’s Chromebook. Sign up for the program will occur later in September. Click here for more information from our District Technology Department: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ISv1kGBqI2fArIiZkXp4syIrsiqL1-u6/view?usp=sharing



Please click on the following link for more information about the Averill Park Youth Basketball Program:



Please click on the following link for information about BSA Scouting for this year:



Please click on the following link for information about the Warriors Competitive Cheer Program:



Sora Ebooks and Audiobooks: All Averill Park students have access to thousands of free and amazing ebooks and audiobooks through Sora. https://soraapp.com/welcome Students log in through their Google account. They select Questar III Boces and then APCSD and then can begin searching for books. Please email Mrs. Ekstrom if you have questions: ekstromr@apcsd.org These e-books are available through the generous support of the Questar III School Library System.