HONOR A VETERAN FROM YOUR FAMILY – AMS VETERANS WALL
In honor of Veterans Day, AMS will create a commemorative wall honoring people in our lives who have served their country.
Students are encouraged to make a commemorative brick using the link below:
All completed “bricks” should be shared with firstname.lastname@example.org
Please take this opportunity to honor the individuals who have risked and lost their lives in ensuring our nation’s everlasting freedom.
The AMS Social Studies Team
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY – STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
As a reminder, Friday, November 5th will be an APCSD Staff Development Day. As a result, students will not have classes on Friday. Thank you.
GO HOME EARLY DRILL 11/10
On Wednesday, November 10th we will be conducting a go home early drill. We will be dismissing 15 minutes earlier, at 2:10pm, for this drill. All students and staff will exit the building at 2:10pm. Students riding busses will proceed onto their busses at that time. Students who walk or get picked up will wait in a designated area until the busses have left. At that point they will then dismiss as they typically do from the sidewalk in front of the school or in front of the PFA wing.
ALGONQUIN PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO) – NEXT MEETING:
The next APO meeting is Monday, November 15th from 7 to 8 in the AMS Library. This is meeting 2 of 3 for this school year. Those wishing to attend virtually should email Cat Headley (Headley70@gmail.com) to receive a link.
The agenda includes an update from Dr. Rhode, a debrief on the events that have occurred so far this school year and plans for the next 6 months including a brand new winter event. APO activities so far this year have been very well attended and we are in need of more volunteers to continue enriching our students’ experience at AMS. Come to the meeting to see how you can help or continue to check the weekly email for the Volunteer Google Form coming soon.
Save the date: Our last meeting will be Monday, March 7th, same time and place.
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/#/
LATE BUS SERVICE RETURNS ON 11/30
Late bus service will be restarting at a later time of day beginning on Tuesday, November 30th.
Late bus runs will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon.
Late buses will leave AMS at approximately 4:30 pm each Tuesday and Thursday.
This later departure time is a result of bus staffing shortages and our attempt to creatively provide late bus service to students.
Students that need to use the late bus no later than 9am on the day that the late bus is scheduled for by clicking on the link provided on their Team Landing Page.
More information about late buses will be shared with students later in the month.
FAMILY ASSISTANCE FOR THE HOLIDAYS
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.
PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS WEAR LAYERS
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.
FROM THE LIBRARY
NYSCATE is offering a free webinar to parents on November 3rd at 7 pm: “Sparking Conversations on Digital Literacy At Home”.
“Families will learn to identify and define digital citizenship and literacy. Discussions will take place on how to be digital role models for their students. Families will learn what resources are available to make sure they can keep up to date with the most current information.”
Spotlight on Award Winning Books:
Check out these awesome, award winning fiction books:
Nonfiction award winners:
November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out these award winning books about Native Americans:
If you or your child would like to check out any of these books, you can email Mrs. Ekstrom or your child can stop by the AMS Library. email@example.com
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.