STUDENT HALF DAY – THURSDAY – PARENT CONFERENCES
Students in Grades 6-8 will have a half day on Thursday, March 24.
AMS will dismiss at 10:55am due to parent conferences. Thank you.
NYS ELA ASSESSMENT – WEDS 3/30 & THURS 3/31
The NYS ELA Assessment is scheduled for AMS students on Wednesday, March 30th and Thursday, March 31st. This assessment measures the success of the instructional program the school provides, and as a result, is an important indicator of the success of our school. The NYS Assessment Program has been revised over the years to limit the number of days and the number of questions students need to complete. Additionally, the assessments are no-longer timed tests, meaning so long as students work productively on the assessment they can take as much time as needed.
On testing days, students are encouraged to:
– Eat a healthy breakfast on assessment days
– Bring sharpened #2 pencils
– Use a highlighter and notate the test books
– Bring a silent reading book for after completing the assessment
Thank you for your continued support.
ODYSSEY OF THE MIND
Algonquin is proud to have their two Odyssey of the Minds teams represent APCSD at the New York State Competition on Saturday, March 26 in Syracuse at the NYS Fairgrounds. The AMS OtoM teams previously participated in the regional competition on March 5. Problem 4: “Matrioshka structure” team includes six members who created a play, incorporating a Matrioshka balsa wood structure, the different nested structures, and storage theme. Problem 5: “Life is a Circus” team includes seven team members. They created their play around the idea of a young person waking up and finding themself somehow in a circus world. These students have spent countless hours creating their script, costumes and sets. Please wish them well as they move on to the state competition!
WEEKEND PROGRAMS AT SAND LAKE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Sand Lake Center for the Arts recently announced new, upcoming programs for middle level students. Please see the flyers below for more information.
Circus Theatricks Program:
Shakespeare’s Birthday Party:
LIFETOUCH YEARBOOK ORDERS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Joanne Goodermote at email@example.com.
AMAZON SMILE FOR THE 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.