GOOD START TO THE NEW YEAR AT AMS
It has been a good start to the new year here at AMS. Despite the many challenges we face during this time, our students and staff are doing a great job of pulling together and keeping our focus on teaching and learning.
Students here continue to do a good job of following our safety expectations and we are all working together to keep school as safe as possible and open for our students.
Thank you for your continued vigilance for covid symptoms and having your child stay home and get tested when they are ill.
Additionally, when a student is ill please use parental judgement if your child is well enough to participate in school work virtually or if the student should make up the work upon their return to school. While we are offering limited virtual learning right now, we recognize that there are times when a student should focus on resting and feeling better rather than keeping up-to-date on their school work. Our teaching staff stands ready to support students as they return from illness and will help them with that transition, as needed.
Together we will weather the next few weeks and come out a stronger school community in the end.
Thank you for your continued support of our outstanding school.
Rob Messia, Principal
WARRIOR WEDNESDAY – 1/12/22
Our next Warrior Wednesday is coming up on Wednesday, January 12th. Students are encouraged to wear Blue and Gold on that day. This month’s focus, as we kick off the new year, is “Goal Setting.” Students will participate in a circle discussion on goal setting, watch a BrainPop video on “SMART Goals,” complete a group Jumble activity and set some of their own goals for the first half of 2022. Students will also use a portion of our Warrior Wednesday time to complete the district’s Panorama survey on supportive relationships, growth mindset, emotional regulation and social awareness. We always look forward to Warrior Wednesdays and hope that it will be another fun community building experience for our students. Thank you for your continued support of our school’s character education programming.
SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES – 1/13/22
Lifetouch will be at AMS on Thursday, January 13th. Students who wish to have their picture retaken or missed picture day in November may go down to the new gym at any time. Families can order pictures online using the Picture Day ID: EVTKCMJDB at the website: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/ Thank you.
APHS – GRADE 8 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT – 1/13/22
The Averill Park High School will be offering a Grade 8 Parent Night Program on Thursday, January 13th from 6:30-8:00pm. More information will be shared after the holiday recess. Click here for the high school’s save the date flyer:
A MESSAGE FROM AMS BUILDERS CLUB
Thank you to the Algonquin community for your generous donations to the Builder’s Club annual hat and mitten collection that we pass along to Joseph’s House in Troy. With your help we helped keep many area friends warm this winter season.
A MESSAGE FROM GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1580
Dear AMS Families,
Thank you for participating in the animal supply drive for the Hudson Mohawk Humane Society. They were really thankful for the supplies.
Sincerely, Girl Scout Troop 1580
GRADE 8 FAMILIES: TECH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
Are you interested in hands-on project based learning? If so, Tech Valley might be the school for you! Tech Valley is a small school that offers a unique STEM focused high school experience. If you are interested in applying, please reach out to Mrs. Baker for information on how to apply. Students are selected through a lottery system. Please check out www.techvalleyhigh.org for more information about the school and a schedule of virtual/in person informational sessions.
ALGONQUIN PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO)
Did you know you can support the Algonquin Parent Organization (APO) at no extra cost to you when you shop at smile.Amazon.com?
When you enable this feature on a desktop it does not transfer to your Amazon Shopping phone app so you will need to make the selection there in a couple of simple steps. Android devices need version 7.0+ and iOS devices need version 12+
1. Open the Amazon app and click menu (3 horizontal lines bottom right corner):
2. Scroll your shortcuts and select “Amazon Smile”
3. Select Algonquin Parent Organization, turn on Amazon Smile button and follow the prompts to confirm.
FROM THE LIBRARY
The next Coding Club will be on Tuesday, January 11th after school. Students need to sign up each time we have Coding Club. They can either email Mrs. Ekstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or they can stop in the library to sign up.