AMS SERVES – REGIONAL FOOD BANK FARM FIELD TRIPS
Algonquin is proud to announce that we will once again be conducting service learning field trips to the Northeast Regional Food Bank Farm this spring. At the farm, students will help plant crops that will later be harvested in support of families in need throughout the greater Capital Region.
For the past many years, with the exception of the past two, AMS has been the largest volunteer group supporting the work of the Regional Food Bank Farm and they have missed our students’ volunteer support. We are glad to help students have a fun day at the farm, learning more about the food bank, agriculture and supporting those in need. Listed below are the dates for the AMS Serves Field Trips. Additional information will be provided on the field trip permission slip.
Grade 8 :
Team 5 – Monday, May 23
Team 6 – Tuesday, May 24
Team 3 – Wednesday, May 25
Team 4 – Thursday, May 26
Team 1 – Tuesday, May 31
Team 2 – Wednesday, June 1
Thank you for your support of this fun service learning experience.
STAFF APPRECIATION BREAKFAST – THANK YOU!
On behalf of the entire staff here at AMS, we would like to express our deep appreciation to the Algonquin Parent Organization and the many families that provided a wonderful breakfast and raffle for our staff members this morning. It would be more accurate to call it a feast, not a breakfast! The support expressed through this event is a wonderful reminder of the supportive community we are members of. Thank you for all that you do for our school and staff.
PRE-ALGEBRA ENTRANCE PROCESS
Grade 6 students who are interested in participating in Pre-Algebra during the upcoming school year must complete the entrance process outlined in a letter recently distributed through math classes. Please click on the following link to view the permission slip letter and for more information about Pre-Algebra: https://docs.google.com/document/d/15Gt5PZq_QUPPJzLbeTysmEAlLb1uIldoetPMvAxK9Js/edit?usp=sharing
RENSSELAER COUNTY STUDENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – VIRTUAL ACTIVE PARENTING CLASS
Rensselaer County’s Student Assistance Program is offering a 5 week online parent education series. Active Parenting of Teens is an online program that will give you the confidence and courage to meet the challenges (and savor the joys) of your children’s teen years. Combining entertaining video, group discussion, reading and activities, the program will show you how to:
- Communicate effectively with teens (it can be done!)
- Understand a teen’s goals—which is key to avoiding power struggles
- Give your teen the tools needed to behave in a responsible way
- Be a positive influence on your adolescent
- Reduce the risks of the teen years, including alcohol, drugs, sexuality and violence.
AP ALL SPORTS SUMMER CAMP IS BACK!
Chris Anderson and Mike Cavotta are proud to announce the return of AP All-Sports Camp! This non-competitive games camp for elementary and middle school students will take place June 27 – 30, from 9 AM to noon at Algonquin Middle School. The cost is $I00 per camper but special rates are available for families. Visit apallsportscamp.com for more information and to register online for this amazing camp. Finally, email questions to email@example.com
SKYHIGH KIDS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
Click on the following link for more information:
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.
FROM THE LIBRARY:
READ ALL DAY – FRIDAY, MAY 13
We are pleased to present that Friday, May 13th is Richtol’s Read All Day!
This day is a celebration of books and literacy, as guest readers from the AP community and beyond volunteer their time to read to classes. This day is named in memory of Literacy Teacher, Ms. Richtol.
Author Dan Geminhart from Washington State is our virtual guest for RRAD! To learn more about this accomplished author, check out his website: https://dangemeinhart.com/index.html
We are selling his books. An order form can be found here:
Please encourage your child to read and consider checking out one of his books for the library, or purchasing them. If you have questions, please let me know. -Rebecca Ekstreom firstname.lastname@example.org
CHRIS GRABERSTEIN PRESENTATION
We are very excited that students will be able to “opt in” to see a virtual presentation from bestselling author Chris Grabenstein! Mr. Grabenstein is the author of the Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series. Students who are interested will be able to see the presentation on Monday, May 9th from 10-10:45. We are selling the books in his Lemoncello series, (money is due on Tuesday, May 3rd). Please email Rebecca Ekstrom with any questions: email@example.com We thank the Northshire Library who is sponsoring this special event.
AMS SUMMER LOAN PROGRAM
Your child has a special opportunity to check out books this summer through our annual Summer Loan program. We appreciate your efforts in encouraging your child to read and make reading a fun part of summer! The permission slip is due on Friday, May 13th.
Grade 6 Literacy students will receive this slip in their classes.
The permission slip can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DbMzAag2RoWkgP1x5dgEyX-g_zPuVBOT/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104662458832880277288&rtpof=true&sd=true
Please let me know if you have any questions. -Rebecca Ekstrom firstname.lastname@example.org
From the North Greenbush Public Library:
May the 4th Be With You Craft: Celebrate Star Wars with this take home kit that includes a Yoda headband craft and a “make your own” Star Wars secret message decoder. Kits are available at the circulation desk while supplies last.
Mother’s Day Card Station: There will be a craft table set up in the children’s room all day Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th with supplies to make Mother’s Day cards. Supplies will be available between 10 and 7 on Friday and 10 and 2 on Saturday so feel free to stop in!
Bring Your Own Device Drop In Event: Have computer or device questions? Delia Hubbard, the Digital Literacy Educator from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer County will be here on Wednesday, May 11th from 12 to 1 to help answer your questions! Delia is available on a first come, first served basis and can help with computer questions. She will also be at the library on Wednesday, June 8th from 12-1.
The Friends of North Greenbush Public Library are raffling off a Garden Basket. They have packed it with lots of goodies to help you get a start on your garden this year! There is a pot filled with seeds, gardening gloves, a beautiful garden book and more. The drawing will be held on May 16 and tickets are a bargain at 3 tor $1. Stop by the library to buy your tickets today!
Did you know that NGPL has 3 portable WiFi hotspots to check out? The hotspots are available on a first come-first serve basis and can be checked out for 7 days. Questions about hotspots? Give us a call at (518)283-0303.