Algonquin News - June 9, 2021
GRADE 8 FIELD DAY ACTIVITIES
The AMS Grade 8 teachers have been hard at work developing a special field day for students.
The field day will take place in the afternoon on the last full day of school:
- Cohort 1 (Last Names A-K): Friday, June 18, 2021
- Cohort 2 (Last Names L-Z): Monday, June 21, 2021
In the afternoon on their field day, students will participate in organizing activities such as:
- Socially distanced spectating/outdoor socializing
- Class of 2025 t-shirt tie-dying
Students have been asked to select the activities that fit their interests and can spend time with their friends enjoying the June day together.
We anticipate our school yearbooks will be delivered by our Field Day and that will also allow for students to have friends and teachers sign their yearbooks during this time, as well.
Thanks to the support of the AMS Yearbook Club, students will enjoy an ice cream social during part of the field day.
Students will order their ice cream of choice in a Google Form prior to the event (nut and allergy-free items will be available)
Ice cream will be consumed seated, socially distanced, at the picnic tables
All mandated safety protocols will be in place for the field day activities.
Students will wear masks when not socially distanced, like at all school activities.
Finally, all grade 8 student Chromebooks will be collected on this day. 8th graders should charge their Chromebooks to 100% and bring the Chromebook chargers to school. Students will be issued new Chromebooks in high school next year.
This fun day will be a great way to celebrate the accomplishments of our grade 8 students and help them create some more positive memories as they prepare to head to the high school level.
VIRTUAL STUDENT SCHOOL MATERIAL RETURN DATES
Attention 100% Virtual Families:
As we approach the concussion of the school year we are making plans to collect materials from our virtual students. These include:
Grade 8 students only: Chromebooks (grade 6 & 7 students will keep their Chromebooks over the summer)
Art, technology and science equipment
School-owned Graphing Calculators (Algebra and Geometry students only)
Please plan on returning your child’s school district owned materials on the dates listed below:
Tuesday, June 22 - 2:45-6:00pm
Wednesday, June 23 - 2:45-6:00pm
Tables will be set up outside of the school under the front awning. AMS staff members will be there to receive the materials.
Students should ask their teachers any questions they may have about what materials need to be returned.
REMINDERS FROM MS. JULIANO IN THE HEALTH OFFICE:
ALL STUDENTS entering grades 7 and 9 in the fall are REQUIRED by NYS to submit a copy of a physical exam completed after 09/01/2020. Physical exams can be dropped off, mailed, faxed or emailed to the nurse (see contact info below).
ALL ATHLETES looking to participate in fall 2021 sports must submit a copy of a physical exam that has been completed within 1 year of the start date for fall sports. Physical exams can be dropped off, mailed, faxed or emailed to the nurse (see contact info below).
If your child had medications kept in the health office during the 2020-2021 school year, please contact Ms. Juliano via phone or email to arrange a time to pick up the medication during the last week of school.
AMS health office phone: (518)674-7103
AMS health office fax: (518)674-8426
AMS health office email: Julianok@apcsd.org
GRADE 8 RECOGNITION DAY TICKETS
A Google Form was sent to the “Primary Parent” email address on file for each grade 8 student on Tuesday, June 1st from Mr. Messia. Families must complete that Google Form in order to attend the AMS Grade 8 Recognition Day. Click here to view the letter detailing our upcoming Recognition Day Plans:
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 28 - July 1, from 9 AM to noon at Algonquin Middle School. The cost is $I00 per camper but discounted rates are available for families. Visit apallsportscamp.com for more information and to register online for this amazing camp. Finally, email any camp questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris & Mike
AVERILL PARK JR. WARRIORS FOOTBALL CLUB
Come join us for a great 2021 Football Season. Registration will be open from May 1st-July 31st. Flyer attached.
Please remember that there are many easy ways to help our APO raise money! First, consider using smile.amazon.com when purchasing through Amazon - Algonquin Parent Organization can be set as your selected charity (your login information will be the same as amazon.com). It is simple to set-up and you can save it right to your account!
Box Tops have changed! No more clipping and sending in with students (which inevitably get lost in their backpack). Please consider downloading the Box Tops for Education app to your phone, create a simple account, and then just scan receipts (or have a student in your house do it)! You will again be asked to select your school to support - Algonquin is out there and ready to roll. It's very easy, and every little bit counts! (See the attached document for additional help. Please reach out to Cat Headley if you have any questions. Headley70@gmail.com)
Last but not least, we are always happy to have families donate directly to APO via PayPal using email@example.com. Thanks!
**For the month of June 2021, Algonquin Parent Organization will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the Hannaford store located at Route 43 & 150, W. Sand Lake NY.**
FROM THE AMS LIBRARY
The last Coding Club of the year will be on Tuesday, June 15th at 3:30. The Google Meet code is amsjunecoding
We will be working on Scratch and Breakout EDU.
Please email Mrs. Ekstrom with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sora is offering collections of books for easy browsing:
June Featured Collections
*one borrower at a time
Simultaneous Access Collections
*unlimited concurrent borrowers
Epoint Plus: K-12 exceptional non-fiction eBooks https://soraapp.com/library/questarbocesny/curated-1099584/page-1
Always Available: All simultaneous access titles in one place!
The Classics: Exceptional and noteworthy eBooks that have stood the test of time
Diverse Reads for Kids & Teens: Imagine a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book.
Sora Summer Sweet Reads is back!
Here are the titles that are available with simultaneous access, from May 5 to August 20. There is a mix of ebooks and audiobooks as there was last year. https://resources.overdrive.com/sora-sweet-reads/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sfmc&utm_campaign=sora_sweet_reads&utm_content=ssr_titles_announcement_03032021&contact_18digit_ID=0034000000l3zhbAAA
Teen Video Challenge 2021
Are you looking for a fun and creative Summer Reading project for your child? The Teen Video Challenge is an annual national video contest open to all teens ages 13-18. The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Tales.” Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading. For details go to: