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As a reminder, students are allowed to wear school appropriate Halloween costumes on Friday, October 29th. We shared the following reminds with students last week and will repeat them again this week:

Costumes must be school appropriate
All students continue to wear a face covering.
No “halloween masks” are allowed.
That means that a students face, aside from their covid face covering, must be visible
No weapons or representations of weapons are allowed.
Gorey costumes and representations of blood are not encouraged, that’s best reserved for Halloween outside of school.
Any makeup or hair product needs to be applied at home.
There is no changing into costumes while at school.
Costumes cannot distract from the school learning environment
Students will need to be able to wear their costume for the full day.

We appreciate your assistance in helping to ensure your child follows these directions prior to coming to school on Friday. Thank you.

AMS PICTURE DAYS – 11/17 & 11/18

Lifetouch will be at AMS on Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18. Students will have their pictures taken during their PE classes. Families can order pictures online using the Picture Day ID: EVTRF3DJM at the website: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ 



Below you will find information from the Sand Lake Kiwanis about assistance available to families in need during the holiday season.

Click here for more information:

Hard copies of this form are also available in the AMS Main Office and Counseling Center.

Please note that completed forms need to be turned in to the AMS Health Office by November 8, 2021.



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.

Please note that students are not allowed to wear blankets in school.

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



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 30th at 10AM 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)


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


Coding Club will meet again after school on Thursday, October 28th at second dismissal until 3:20. We will be using Makeys Makeys. If your child would like to come, they need to either email Mrs. Ekstrom or sign up in the library. There will be no late bus, so your child will need a ride at 3:20. If you have any questions, please ask Mrs. Ekstrom: 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.