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We have had a great response to the start of our SL@AMS Food Drive.

The SL@AMS (Service Learning At Algonquin Middle School) Club is sponsoring our school’s fall food drive to support the Sand Lake Kiwanis Thanksgiving Basket Program. Students are encouraged to bring in canned food items to help families in need in our community.

This year we are challenging the students to bring in a total of 750 canned food items. If we are able to make our goal, students will be allowed to wear Halloween Costumes on Friday, October 29!

Last year we issued a similar challenge and the entire school had a lot of fun both with the food drive and costume festivities. We hope this year will be the same.


As the fall progresses and we continue to offer as much outside activity as possible, including lunch, we would like to encourage all of our students to wear layers each day to school.

Wearing layers will help students be ready for outdoor activities, as well as our increased fresh air in the building with open windows.



October 29 – 31, 2021
5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

The Algonquin Parent Organization (APO) would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual APO Halloween Hustle 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. All proceeds will go to help the APO support the students and staff at Algonquin Middle School. Anyone is welcome to join in. Grab your family and friends and get outside for some exercise while connecting with our community! If you can’t join in on a race, you can choose to be a Sleep-In Supporter.

This year you have several options for how to participate:

IN PERSON – You can join us in person on Saturday, October 30, at 10 a.m. in Butler Park to run/walk your race with others on a designated route that goes around the high school property.

VIRTUALLY – You can choose to participate virtually and run/walk your race from any location you choose. Run any time between Friday October 29th and Sunday October 31st. Run your own race, at your own pace, and record your time online when you are finished

FEELING LIKE A ZOMBIE? If you would like to support Algonquin and the APO, but can’t join in on a race, you can register as a Zombie Sleep-in Supporter.
COST: $10 per participant (+ $1.58 Sign-Up Fee)

REGISTRATION: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/AverillPark/APOHalloweenHustle (ends October 31)

T-SHIRT ORDER: https://www.customink.com/fundraising/apo-halloween-hustle-2021 (order by October 12)



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



There is a second chance to order Kate DiCamillo’s latest book: The Beatryce Prophecy. This order form is in this email linked below and is due on Monday, October 18th. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Ekstrom at ekstromr@apcsd.org



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.