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On March 9, AMS students will participate in the second annual Warrior Wellness Day, a day designed to provide students with opportunities to explore topics and techniques to promote physical and emotional well-being.

The day will consist of a keynote address in the auditorium for each grade as well as two breakout sessions on topics that students will select through a survey during Morning Meeting on March 2.

Mr. Chris Reddy, Averill Park High School science teacher, will be presenting our keynote on the importance of sleep to the growing teenage brain. Breakout sessions will include a variety of topics such as: yoga, meditation, bucket drumming, community service, dance and movement, writing, mental health, healthy relationships, chess, board games, cursive writing, art making, crafting, cooking, college planning, open mic, karaoke, functional fitness, allyship for peers, nature hikes, service animal visits, knitting and much more! A full list has been sent to students in their school email.

Thank you for your support of this effort to promote wellness in its many forms among our students.



On Thursday, March 10 the Physical Education department will hold their annual “Kids Heart Challenge” through the American Heart Association. The event will take place after school from 2:30-5 p.m.Students can participate in Jump Rope and Basketball activities, as well as the 3rd Annual “Algonquin Ninja Warrior” competition. If you plan to attend the event, please hand in a signed Kids Heart Challenge permission slip form that was handed out in class.

For those who won’t be able to attend, but would still like to help, we ask that you register your son or daughter at www.heart.org/khc . By getting 50% of our students just registered we will be able to earn extra money towards our Physical Education department program along with extra recess equipment. Registering is free and does not obligate you to come to the event or raise any money. If you or your son or daughter has any questions please email Emily Crowley at crowleye@apcsd.org.

Thank you,
Algonquin Physical Education Department



The Grade 7 Science students will be collecting breakfast cereal to support local food pantries over the coming weeks. The cereal boxes will be used as part of a domino physics experiment and then will be shared with local families in need. Thank you for your support.



Please click on the following link for more information about the AP Youth Soccer Spring Registration:



Attached is a flyer for the AP Warriors Spring Flag Football Season. Registration begins Monday, February 14th. Please see the flyer for more details.



The Averill Park Central School District’s Board of Education, its officers and employees shall not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition, carrier status, sexual orientation in its educational programs, services or activities. A complete copy of the grievance procedures regarding discrimination may be obtained in any of the school offices.

Kimberly Nugent, Title IX Coordinator
District Office
146 Gettle Road, ST1
Averill Park, NY 12018

In compliance with Section 504 (of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973) Averill Park offers assistance to students, parents (for school related purposes pertaining to their child) and staff qualifying as having a disabling condition as defined under Section 504.

For further information or to make a referral for such assistance, you may contact:

Dr. Camille Harrelson, Section 504 Coordinator
District Office
146 Gettle Road, ST1
Averill Park, NY 12018



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.


Purchase a yearbook now until Friday, May 6th. Place your order at: www.ybpay.com and enter code: 11617122. Yearbooks can only be purchased online. Any questions please contact Delores Celeste at celested@apcsd.org or Joanne Goodermote at goodermotej@apcsd.org.


8th grade parents – The Yearbook Club is looking for baby pictures. Please submit a baby picture of your son/daughter by Friday, March 11, 2022. The pictures should be placed in an envelope, labeled with Yearbook baby pictures and dropped off at the mail office. Any questions please contact Delores Celeste at celested@apcsd.org or Joanne Goodermote at goodermotej@apcsd.org.


The Algonquin Parent Organization (APO) is in need of volunteers. The APO holds three meetings each year (September, November, and March). There are many volunteer opportunities that happen throughout the school year. Getting involved will give you the opportunity to get better acquainted with AMS, the hard-working teachers and staff, and other parents that all make up our community. We need your help and would appreciate any amount of time that you are able to give. We have an immediate need to fill three officer positions that are currently being held by parents of 8th graders that will be transitioning to high school next year. We are also in need of a volunteer that would be willing to take over as chair of the book fairs. This person can shadow the current chair during the upcoming spring fair to get an idea of what the position entails. Other upcoming events include the Grade 8 Farewell Dance, a spring after school sports event, and the teacher appreciation breakfast.
Please e-mail the current APO President Cat Headley at headley70@gmail.com if you would be interested in volunteering or have any questions. We would love to see you at the next meeting which will be held on Monday March 7th from 7-8pm in the AMS library. THANK YOU!

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.



Coding Club
Coding Club will meet this Thursday, March 3rd from second dismissal until 3:20. Your child can sign up in the library or can email Mrs. Ekstrom to let her know they’re coming. Your child needs to have a ride or take the late bus home. Email Mrs. Ekstrom with any questions: ekstromr@apcsd.org

To celebrate women’s History Month, check out these fabulous books for middle grade readers that remember and honor all types of women:

News from the Poestenkill Public Library:
March Events:
New Teen Advisory Group (TAG)
We are looking for teens to join our newly formed Teen Advisory Group. The mission of TAG is to expand and promote young adult services at Poestenkill Library through teen engagement, cooperation, and partnership.
Encourage your teens to let their voice be heard. We want to be a community hub and a popular destination for young adults. We’re ready to listen and take real advice on how to make that happen. Who knows what teens like and want more than actual teens?
As a member of TAG, teens will work with their peers and the library director to:
Provide input on how to create and maintain a cool and functional area for teens in the library
Recommend books, movies, graphic novels and other materials for the library to add to the collection
Propose young adult programs and services of interest to the local teen community
Plan and facilitate teen lead programs and events at the library
If you would like to learn more about TAG, or are interested in joining the group, please contact Donna Riley at 518-283-3721 or by email at Director@Poestenkilllibrary.org.