GRADES 7 & 8 CONCERT – WEDS. MAY 18
Our next concert is coming up on Wednesday, May 18th at 7pm here in the AMS Auditorium. Our seventh and eighth grade students have been working hard to prepare for their latest show, this time with everyone back on the big stage. We hope that you can join us for an evening celebrating the progress our seventh and eighth grade students have made this year in their musical pursuits.
SAVE THE DATE: APO OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
The APO will be sponsoring an outdoor movie event for students on Friday, May 20th from 7:30-9:30pm. The movie, which was selected by a whole school vote, will be “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” (Rated PG) which was released late last year. The cost is $5.00. Tickets are $5.00 and will be for sale during lunches on Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May 20th. No tickets will be sold at the door. While we wait for the movie to start there will be chalk art, lawn games and a seventh grade favorite: Duck, Duck,Goose. Popcorn and other snacks will be for sale by the APO during the event. We hope that your child will join us for a fun evening under the stars! Please note: The event will be held indoors should we have rain on Friday, May 20th.
APHS Odyssey of the Mind Team is Heading to the World Competition!
Please help support our incredible group of High School students. They will be traveling to Worlds in a few weeks to compete against teams from all parts of the world. This is a HUGE achievement and they are very excited to go. There are three different events coming up to help support these students and their families to pay for the costs of travel and competition.
Tonight: the team has a fundraiser at 16 Handles on Route 4, East Greenbush, between 6pm – 8pm. 16% of any proceeds during that time will be donated to the team. A flyer is linked below.
Thursday: The team is holding an Odyssey Night at the Algonquin Middle School cafeteria at 7pm on Thursday. A flyer is also linked below for this event.
If you’d like to find out more about Odyssey of the Mind, be sure to try and come to the in-person event on Thursday, May 12 at 7:00 pm at Algonquin’s cafeteria. Contact Mrs. Miller (Odyssey of the Mind coordinator) at AMS – email@example.com – with any questions. Wishing our OMers all the best!
AMS MUSIC APPAREL SALES
We are delighted to share with you a link to order Averill Park Music Department apparel!
Use the link below to place your order:
Note that there are a couple of options for ordering/delivery that are described on the homepage. Delivery can be sent directly to your home if you want it right away, or you can choose to wait and have it delivered to school. The shipping option to your home will run through the end of the school year, the bulk delivery to school will be ending on May 31st. Several items have personalization options, including the water bottle, so kids aren’t confusing theirs with someone else’s. This may be a fun option to consider for apparel as well Please let us know if you have any questions.
Ms. Jurczynski, Band Ms. Baratto, Orchestra Ms. Manna, Chorus
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.
To sign up click on the code on the flyer or use the QR code and fill out the Google Form.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AP YOUTH FOOTBALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION
Click on the following link for more information:
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org We thank the Northshire Library who is sponsoring this special event.
Save the date: Coding Club will be held next week on Tuesday, May 17th from 2:30-3:20. Students cna sign up in the library or email Mrs. Ekstrom to let them know they are coming. email@example.com
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
Sora Sweet Reads returns from 5/4/22 through 8/17/22.
8 middle school books are featured and they can be checked out an unlimited number of times! Click the link below to learn more. Sora ebooks and audiobooks are available all summer long!
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month:
This month is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Check out the collection of books Sora has:
Jewish American Heritage Month:
This month is also Jewish American Heritage Month. Check out the collection of books Sora has on Jewish American heritage:
Your child may need to log in to Sora, (through Google) for you to see the books.
The AMS Library has many books on these topics. The foyer display case has a collection of books about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that students may check out.