GRADE 8 MOVING UP CEREMONY
We are excited to announce our Grade 8 Recognition Day Moving Up Assembly will take place on Friday, June 23, 2023 at 8:30am in the AMS Blue Gymnasium. Parents and guardians are invited to attend the assembly and a livestream link will be provided. More information about Grade 8 Recognition Day will be shared as we get closer to the event.
THEME DAYS CONTINUE
The AMS Student Council Theme week continues.
Wednesday – Anything But A Backpack Day
Must be able to use it all day
Must be school appropriate, safe and not breakable
Must be able to be transported on your lap on the bus
Must be able to put it under your seat during classes
When in doubt, ask your parents, teachers or Mr. Messia if it is allowable in advance
Don’t take it personally if you’re asked to just use your bookbag if your item doesn’t work in the school environment
Thursday – Student and Teacher Swap Day
Kids dress like adults!
Adults dress like kids!
NO LATE BUSES AND NO CARES PROGRAM ON THURSDAY
There will be no late bus service or CARES Program on Thursday. We hope that all of our students have an enjoyable Spring Recess.
Yearbook orders are due May 7. Please use this link and code to place your order.
YBPay.lifetouch.com with school ID code: 1161723
Your AMS APO would like to say HELLO and HAPPY SPRING everyone! We hope you all had a great vacation week! We have an event coming up the first week of May if you would like to help, so read on if you choose!
We are having our annual teacher appreciation breakfast on Friday, May 5th. Here’s the link for those who would like to volunteer their time to help set up/clean up or send in some yummies to the teachers who work so hard every day! https://www.signupgenius.com/
All payments will be processed through LongHorn and their Website. We will not be accepting Cash or Checks!
** The AP store will be closed on April 21st**
Here is the Live Link: Spring AP Apparel Sale
The APO is looking for some more board members. If anyone is interested, please reach out to us! We ONLY have 3 meetings each year and you DON’T need to be involved in every event that we have!!! The more hands, the less work! firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER ABOUT STUDENT DRINKS AT AMS
During the school day, students are encouraged to stay hydrated
Water is the only drink that should be brought to classes
Other flavored drinks can be enjoyed during Morning Meeting (until 8:13am) and lunch
We encourage families to not send students with caffeinated drinks to school
In an effort to minimize disruptions water should be in spill proof containers
Thank you for your support.
LOST AND FOUND – PLEASE CLAIM ITEMS THIS WEEK
Below are photos of our overgrowing lost and found collection. Students are encouraged to claim items this week. Items not claimed will be donated to a local charity later
NYS ELA ASSESSMENT – APRIL 19 AND 20
The NYS ELA Assessment will take place here at AMS on Wednesday, April 19 and Thursday, April 20. Thank you.
GRADE 8 NYC TRIP PERMISSION SLIP AND CALL FOR PARENT CHAPERONES
As you know, on Friday, May 19, Grade 8 students will attend a field trip to New York City! On Monday, April 3, all students received two important letters about this trip.
All parents & guardians are asked to sign and date this field trip permission slip. Students should return this signed slip along with payment (if applicable) to their Morning Meeting teachers by Wednesday, April 19.
If there is a financial issue, please email the field trip coordinators: Team 5, Mr. Anderson (email@example.com), or Team 6, Mrs. Gardinier. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
At this time we are also looking for potential chaperones for our trip. If you are interested, please complete this call for chaperones slip and return it with your child to their Morning Meeting teacher.
We look forward to an amazing trip to New York City!
THIRD MARKING PERIOD ENDS ON THURS 4/6
The third marking period will end on Thursday, April 6th. Please encourage your child to finish the marking period strong.
Due to the spring break, report cards will be mailed home on approximately April 22nd. Thank you.
ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS AND TWEENS REGISTRATION
The AMS and APHS Student Assistance Program is sponsoring a parent class called “Active Parenting of Teens and Tweens.” The program will take place online and will meet five times. Dates: Tue 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23 Time: 6:00-7:30 pm. Please click on this link for more information and to register.
REMINDERS FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE
A reminder for summer physicals! All students entering grade 7 and 9 will need a physical on file which was completed by the student’s primary care physician after 9/1/22.
Fall athletes will need a physical which is less than one year old at the beginning of tryouts.
All incoming 7th graders must also have received a Meningococcal A immunization.
SL@MS HYGIENE DRIVE
SL@MS is doing a Hygiene Drive starting next Monday until Thursday, April 6th. The Morning Meeting that collects the most products will be rewarded with an outdoor activity and treat during the last period of the day as a group on a day in spring.
The items collected will be used for our food pantry, and also donated to Doors of Hope in West Sand Lake.
GRADE 6 AVERILL PARK GIRLS LACROSSE REGISTRATION
HANNAFORD HELPS SCHOOLS
Now through May 27, 2023, choose from over 800 participating products to join in raising $1 Million for our local schools. Flyers were passed out to students during morning meeting this week.
Please visit https://www.hannaford.com/
FROM THE LIBRARY
April break is upon us and some of us may be traveling. Your child can check out ebooks and audiobooks on Sora.
Sora Ebooks and Audiobooks:
All Averill Park students have access to thousands of free and amazing ebooks and audiobooks through Sora. https://soraapp.com/welcome Students log in through their Google account. They select Questar III Boces and then APCSD and then can begin searching for books. Please email Mrs. Ekstrom if you have questions: email@example.com These e-books are available through the generous support of the Questar III School Library System.
Check out this video to learn how to check out ebooks using Sora:
It’s always a good idea to discuss screen use expectations with your child.
A new study from Yale University links excessive screen time with mental health challenges in 9 and 10 year olds:
Poestenkill Public Library News:
Poestenkill Public Library Will Host a Minecraft Author:
Poestenkill Public Library is very excited to welcome Nick Eliopulos to the library on Wednesday, April 12th!
Nick is the author of three officially licensed Minecraft chapter book series; the Woodsword Chronicles, the Stonesword Saga, and the Zombies! trilogy – book 2 coming soon! He also wrote the Spirit Animals: Book of Shane series, is the co-author of the Adventurer’s Guild trilogy, and has written a handful of Step into Reading Easy Readers.
This program is open to all ages, but Nick’s talk and related character building group activity would be best suited to elementary aged children. Registration is required as space is limited. Please register by calling the library at 518-283-3721 or by completing the online registration with this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/
Lego Club: Wed., 4/5 at 6:30.
Black Out Poetry: All month, materials can be found upstairs on the nonfiction table.
DIY Scratch Art Bookmarks: Tues., 4/11, drop in anytime between 1-8 pm.
From the North Greenbush Public Library:
Lego Club: Bring your builder to the library to build with our LEGO! Monday, April 10 from 5:30 to 6:30. You bring the imagination, we supply the LEGO!
Tween Book Club: Our next Tween Book Club meeting will be held Saturday, April 22 at 12:30 PM. They will be discussing the graphic novel version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden. The meetings include book discussion, a related craft and snacks. All tweens (ages 10-12) are welcome!