STUDENT COUNCIL THEME WEEK – NEXT WEEK
The AMS Student Council is sponsoring a Theme Week (2/14-18). The themes are as follows:
- Monday – Red, White and Pink Day
- Tuesday – Winter Sports Day
- Wednesday – Hat Day
- Thursday – Anything But Your Backpack Day
- Friday – Pajama Day
If you haven’t heard of “Anything But Your Backpack Day,” it’s a theme day that has been very popular this year at schools across the country. It encourages students to think creatively about a way to carry their school items in “anything but their backpack.” Parameters below are being put in place and they will be shared with students on the school announcements:
- Must be able to be use it all day
- Must be able to put it under your seat during classes
- Must be school appropriate, safe and not breakable
- When in doubt, ask your parents, teachers or Mr. Messia if it is allowable
- Don’t take it personally if you’re asked to just use your bookbag if your item doesn’t work in the school environment
We are looking forward to a fun week in advance of students’ Winter Recess. Thank you.
STUDENT HALF DAY – TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Student dismissal will occur at 10:55am on Tuesday, February 15th due to staff development activities. Teachers will be engaging in curriculum work throughout the afternoon. Thank you for your understanding and support.
A MESSAGE FROM THE NURSE – SPRING SPORTS PHYSICAL REQUIRED
If your child is planning to try out for a spring sport, they will need to have a physical on file at the health office which will be less than a year old on 3/14/22. If your child has not submitted a physical to the health office which meets this requirement, please arrange to have a copy of a recent physical submitted, or arrange with their primary health care provider to have a physical. This may be emailed to the nurse April Shea at Sheaa@apcsd.org, dropped off by your child at the health office, or faxed to us at 518-674-8426.
AP BOYS BASKETBALL FEBRUARY BREAK CLINIC – GRADES 1-6
Click on the following link for more information about the AP Boys Basketball Winter Clinic:
LIFETOUCH YEARBOOK ORDERS
Order your yearbook today! To purchase a yearbook please visit www.ybpay.com.
school code: 11617122
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.
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
From the Poestenkill Public Library:
On Monday, February 14th, stop by the Poestenkill Public Library for a special make and take Valentine’s Day craft. More info. below:
To celebrate Black History Month, check out these amazing middle grade books: https://bookriot.com/middle-grade-books-by-black-authors/
Check out the fantastic books written by black authors: https://readingmiddlegrade.com/black-middle-grade-books/
If your child is interested in any of these books, encourage them to stop by the library where we can assist them.
Black History at Bedtime:
To celebrate Black History Month, award winning author of The Crossover, Kwame Alexander is reading a different book to kids each night! #KwameReads Tune in at 7:30 pm on instagram live at @kwamealexander from tonight until February 11th!
Virtual Author Presentation:
On Thursday, February 17th, if students choose to, they will have the opportunity to see a virtual presentation from award winning author Steve Sheinkin. He has a new book out called Fallout, which he will speak about. It picks up where his award winning book Bomb, (about WWII), left off. Fallout is about the race between the US and the Soviet Union to build bigger bombs and to be the first to travel to space. Readers will get a closer look at the behind the scenes players and spies who were involved in a potential World War Three. This book won a Siebert Honor, which is an award for informational children’s books.
Fallout book trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI4SpQBLk3M
Fallout can be pre-ordered for $19.99. The deadline to pre-order the book is Wednesday, March 2nd. Steve Sheinkin Pre-Order Form
From the North Greenbush Public Library: Winter Reading Program
Cozy up with a good book and join the North Greenbush Public Library Winter Reading Challenge! It runs from January 3 to February 28, 2022. Download and complete bingo sheets for a chance to win a raffle prize. Raffle winners will be announced on March 1st. See the Bingo sheets for more details!
Children’s Winter Reading Challenge Bingo Sheet http://www.northgreenbushlibrary.org/_documents/2022/ChildrensWinterBingoSheet.pdf
Teen Winter Reading Challenge Bingo Sheethttp://www.northgreenbushlibrary.org/_documents/2022/TeenWinterBingoSheet.pdf
Adult Winter Reading Challenge Bingo Sheethttp://www.northgreenbushlibrary.org/_documents/2022/AdultWinterReadingChallenge.pdf