MARKING PERIOD TWO ENDS ON THURS. JAN. 27
The second marking period will conclude on Thursday, January 27th. Report cards will be mailed home on approximately February 4th.
AFTER SCHOOL WINTER CARNIVAL – WEDS. FEB. 2 – PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
On Wednesday, February 2nd (Snow Date: Thursday, February 3rd), AMS will hold an outdoor winter carnival event for students from 3:30-5:00pm.
The event will include an outdoor dance with a DJ, outdoor recess style games such as kickball and basketball, snacks for sale by the APO and hot chocolate for sale by the Student Council, craft activity, a snowperson competition, among other activities.
We are looking for parent volunteer chaperones to help support this event.
If you are interested in helping with this fun outdoor event, please let us know by filling out the form linked below:
More information about the event will be shared with students and families next week.
KN95 MASKS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS
The District has received a supply of adult sized KN95 masks for use by students and staff.
We will have these available to students and staff for as long as our supply lasts.
Students may stop by the Counseling Center to pick one up.
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
Pleasure Read Book Club Opportunity:
The first Pleasure Read Book Club meeting of the year will be on Thursday, January 20th at 3:30 on Google Meet. Students need to email Mrs. Ekstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org) to sign up or stop by the library. Please email Mrs. Ekstrom with any questions.
There will be two more meetings: one in February and one in March.
NYSCATE is offering free webinar gearing toward parents:
Use the link at the bottom of this flyer to register: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1720927/Winter_Web_Seminar_Series_Flyer_5396846_.pdf
Take Your Child on a World Wide Virtual Trip with Google
Google Earth Voyager contains dozens of curated educational
“trips” around the world. From Exploring Earth’s Keystone Species
to Geometry in Architecture, there’s something for everyone.
Making a Difference: Helping Our Children Develop
Empathy Through Hands-On Learning
Learn how your children can develop empathy for others by
participating in hands-on activities. With simple supplies and a
little imagination, your children can make a difference in the lives of
others through projects that they can donate to charity.
Fun for the Family
Learn ways to engage your family in activities both online and
offline. Gain access to many resources to create fun for your whole
family. Learn games to play and activities that are sure to bring tons
of laughter and smiles.
Poestenkill Public Library Survey:
The Strategic Planning Committee of the Poestenkill Library has created a brief community survey. If you live in Poestenkill, they would appreciate your honest feedback. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts not just about the Library, but also about the town in order to help us better meet the needs of the community. If you prefer a paper survey, copies are available in the Library. Survey deadline: January 31.
Students can also take this survey.
Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgpdelPkKDCdDRWjaelftY4g8pW68L1ql6TOKDRU2HijR5hQ/viewform