WARRIOR WEDNESDAY - TEAM BUILDING

Yesterday, the school conducted its second Warrior Wednesday of the year. Students worked together as a Morning Meeting group to complete activities with this month’s theme of “Team Building.”

Our activities included a challenge called “Team of Artists.” Additionally, students engaged in community building circle discussions focused on the importance of collaboration, cooperation and interpersonal skills.

We encourage you to ask your child about the Morning Meeting Challenge and our community circle discussion. Our next Warrior Wednesday is coming up quickly - November 3, when our focus will be on Friendships and Trust. Thank you.

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AMS FOOD DRIVE CHALLENGE!

Congratulations AMS! We have reached our food drive challenge goal! As a result, students will be allowed to wear Halloween Costumes on Friday, October 29!

More details will be shared with students early next week about school rules and expectations for costumes. A brief summary: All costumes must be school appropriate, no weapons or representations of weapons are allowed, students must be able to wear the costume for the entire school day, no masks are allowed (except for required Covid face covering), any makeup/hair spray or any other item must be applied at home. Thank you for your support!

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FAMILY ASSISTANCE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Below you will find information from the Sand Lake Kiwanis about assistance available to families in need during the holiday season.

Click here for more information:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K3nA-ZpZk5j7tNRXUgbzfaKICIuGrLgM/view?usp=sharing

Hard copies of this form are also available in the AMS Main Office and Counseling Center.

Please note that completed forms need to be turned in to the AMS Health Office by November 8, 2021.

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PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS WEAR LAYERS

As the fall progresses and we continue to offer as much outside activity as possible, including lunch, we would like to encourage all of our students to wear layers each day to school.

Please note that students are not allowed to wear blankets in school.

Wearing layers will help students be ready for outdoor activities, as well as our increased fresh air in the building with open windows.

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REVISED LUNCH AND BREAKFAST MENUS FOR OCTOBER

There have been updates to the AMS Breakfast and Lunch menus. Please see the revised calendars linked here: https://averillpark.k12.ny.us/services/food-services.

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REGISTRATION OPEN: APO HALLOWEEN HUSTLE RACE

October 29 – 31, 2021
5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

The Algonquin Parent Organization (APO) would like to invite you to participate in the 2nd Annual APO Halloween Hustle 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run. All proceeds will go to help the APO support the students and staff at Algonquin Middle School. Anyone is welcome to join in. Grab your family and friends and get outside for some exercise while connecting with our community! If you can’t join in on a race, you can choose to be a Sleep-In Supporter.

This year you have several options for how to participate:

IN PERSON - You can join us in person on Saturday October 30th at 10AM in Butler Park to run/walk your race with others on a designated route that goes around the high school property.

VIRTUALLY - You can choose to participate virtually and run/walk your race from any location you choose. Run any time between Friday October 29th and Sunday October 31st. Run your own race, at your own pace, and record your time online when you are finished

FEELING LIKE A ZOMBIE? If you would like to support Algonquin and the APO, but can't join in on a race, you can register as a Zombie Sleep-in Supporter.
COST: $10 per participant (+ $1.58 Sign-Up Fee)

REGISTRATION: https://runsignup.com/Race/NY/AverillPark/APOHalloweenHustle (ends October 31).

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AVERILL PARK YOUTH WRESTLING INFORMATION:

Please click on the following link for more information about the Averill Park Youth Wrestling Program:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Th2PIwUlezFYSEnU7udl_rJVl7M8soWY/view?usp=sharing

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FROM THE LIBRARY

There is a second chance to order Kate DiCamillo's latest book: The Beatryce Prophecy. This order form is in this email linked below and is due on Monday, October 18th. If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Ekstrom at ekstromr@apcsd.org

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mj3irh7LSE5BX8Z61nqX89kGMSEmDDW-/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=104662458832880277288&rtpof=true&sd=true

 

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: ekstromr@apcsd.org These e-books are available through the generous support of the Questar III School Library System.