UPCOMING WE ARE WARRIORS EVENT – THURS 9/30/21
On Thursday, September 30th, 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. Thank you.
REMINDER: THURSDAY 9/30 IS A BLUE AND GOLD DAY
Students are encouraged to wear Blue and Gold on Thursday, September 30th for our theme day. Thank you.
RPI ENGINEERING VIRTUAL VISIT – GRADE 7 SCIENCE & DDP 8
On Wednesday, October 6th, RPI Engineering Ambassadors will be visiting with students through a virtual field trip in science classes. AMS students will engage in engineering activities with the RPI students. Algonquin has a long standing relationship with RPI’s Engineering Ambassadors Program and we are glad that they are able to return virtually this year.
COLLEGE AND POST SECONDARY THEME DAY – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6
Wednesday, October 6 will be a College and Post-Secondary Theme Day for AMS. Students are encouraged to wear college, military branch or career training clothing. This will be part of our RPI Engineering programming that will occur on October 6th.
VIRTUAL WARRIOR WAY ASSEMBLY
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.
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
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 email@example.com.
AVERILL PARK YOUTH BASKETBALL INFORMATION:
Please click on the following link for more information about the Averill Park Youth Basketball Program:
AP YOUTH SOCCER PROGRAM
Please click on the following link for information about the AP Youth Soccer Program:
BSA SCOUTING INFORMATION
Please click on the following link for information about BSA Scouting for this year:
WARRIORS COMPETITIVE CHEER PROGRAM
Please click on the following link for information about the Warriors Competitive Cheer Program:
FROM THE LIBRARY
A special opportunity for grade 6 students: On October 13th, AMS grade 6 students will have a virtual visit with bestselling & award-winning author Kate DiCamillo to hear about her new book The Beatryce Prophecy!
If you’d like to place an order for a copy of the book, please fill out the form attached to this email and return with cash or a check payable to AMS PTO no later than Monday, October 4th. Please note that these books will not be autographed. https://doc-0o-3k-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/fkk4hig0j36nvi0remqqrpea35ol7uam/e9nil3b4d426rq3i5sfvd25derp3fmb4/1632752775000/11636684428529624963/05584781293040143369/1mj3irh7LSE5BX8Z61nqX89kGMSEmDDW-?e=download&authuser=0
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: firstname.lastname@example.org These e-books are available through the generous support of the Questar III School Library System.