AMS OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT – 9/29
The APO is sponsoring our first evening event of the year with the AMS Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, September 29th from 7pm to 9pm. The movie, by popular vote of the student body, will be The Sandlot. Tickets will cost $5.00 and will be on sale during lunches on next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Additional information will be shared with students next week. Parents can see the slides for our movie night expectations and reminders video by clicking here. Thank you!
GRADE 8 SERVICE TRIPS
At AMS we value giving back to our community and instilling a sense of civic responsibility in all of our students. One way we foster this is through our annual service trips to the Northeaster New York Regional Food Bank Farm. Coming up next week, Grade 8 students will be assisting the farm with their harvesting work. Team 5 will be visiting the farm on Wednesday, September 27 and Team 6 will visit on Thursday, September 28. Additional information was provided in our permission slip sent home with Grade 8 students. We are excited to return to the farm, where AMS is one of the supporters of volunteer hours, assisting their mission of ensuring food stability for families across the greater Capital Region.
SECOND STEP WEEK CONTINUES
Throughout this week, AMS is putting a spotlight on bullying and harassment with our Second Step Week. Students are participating in discussion-based activities throughout the week in various classes. We encourage you to check in with your child each night this week to find out more about the topics, strategies and skills developed through this week’s focus on developing and maintaining positive peer relationships.
MINDFULNESS AT AMS
This year staff members are engaged in a series of yearlong professional development activities on mindful practices for educators. This professional development is funded fully by a grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health. For a quick synopsis of mindful practices, please see this infographic. Thank you.
TITLE ONE FUNDING PARENT INFORMATION
Algonquin Middle School is a Title I funded school. Please click on this link to learn more about this federal funding source and how these funds support the work of students here at AMS.
AVERILL PARK YOUTH BASKETBALL
Please see this flyer for more information.
ALGONQUIN PARENT ORGANIZATION UPDATE
Our AMS FALL MOVIE NIGHT is September 29th – 7pm-9pm Come one, come all, to a night of movie fun! Students will be voting for what movie we will be watching very soon!! Tickets will be on sale during their lunch periods on Wed (9/27) – Fri (9/29) for $5.00. Glow items will be on sale at the event, as well as chips, popcorn, candy, and drinks. Volunteers will be needed to help set up, man concession during, and clean up after the event. The APO is also asking for donations of drinks and snack items. Here’s the sign up link and thank you in advance for your generosity!