DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY - NO SCHOOL - 1/17/22

There will be no classes on Monday, January 17, 2022 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

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SCHOOL PICTURE RETAKES - 1/13/22

Lifetouch will be at AMS on Thursday, January 13. Students who wish to have their picture retaken or missed picture day in November may go down to the new gym at any time. Families can order pictures online using the Picture Day ID: EVTKCMJDB at the website: https://my.lifetouch.com/mylifetouch/#/

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APHS - GRADE 8 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT - 1/13/22

The Averill Park High School will be offering a Grade 8 Parent Night Program on Thursday, January 13 from 6:30-8:00pm. Click here for the high school’s save the date flyer:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g0Fu_cZ5fxK9KzW5BRzbPhBo2iRIuYYC9If3ANJOsj0/edit?usp=sharing

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GRADE 8 FAMILIES: TECH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

Are you interested in hands-on, project-based learning? If so, Tech Valley might be the school for you! Tech Valley is a small school that offers a unique STEM focused high school experience. If you are interested in applying, please reach out to Mrs. Baker for information on how to apply. Students are selected through a lottery system. Please check out www.techvalleyhigh.org for more information about the school and a schedule of virtual/in person informational sessions.

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ALGONQUIN PARENT ORGANIZATION (APO)

Did you know you can support the Algonquin Parent Organization (APO) at no extra cost to you when you shop at smile.Amazon.com?
When you enable this feature on a desktop it does not transfer to your Amazon Shopping phone app so you will need to make the selection there in a couple of simple steps. Android devices need version 7.0+ and iOS devices need version 12+
1. Open the Amazon app and click menu (3 horizontal lines bottom right corner):
2. Scroll your shortcuts and select “Amazon Smile”
3. Select Algonquin Parent Organization, turn on Amazon Smile button and follow the prompts to confirm.

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FROM THE LIBRARY

From the North Greenbush Public Library:

Winter Reading Challenge: Cozy up with a good book this winter and win some prizes while you're at it! NGPL's winter reading challenge runs until February 28. Bingo sheets are available for children, teens and adults. Each completed bingo sheet is one raffle ticket. Visit our website to download bingo sheets or pick one up at the circulation desk next time you stop in. Raffle winners will be announced on March 1st.

Take Home Crafts: Winter themed take home craft kits for children will be available starting on Monday, January 10. The kits include a paper roll polar bear and a paper plate arctic fox. The kits will be available at the circulation desk while supplies last.

NGPL Book Club (for Adults): The book choice for our January virtual book club is Dead Wake by Erik Larson. The meeting will be held on Monday, January 24 at 6:30 PM via Zoom. For a copy of the book and the Zoom meeting link, email us at

NYSCATE is offering free webinar gearing toward parents:
Use the link at the bottom of this flyer to register: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1720927/Winter_Web_Seminar_Series_Flyer_5396846_.pdf

JANUARY 19
Take Your Child on a World Wide Virtual Trip with Google
Earth Voyager
Google Earth Voyager contains dozens of curated educational
“trips” around the world. From Exploring Earth’s Keystone Species
to Geometry in Architecture, there’s something for everyone.

JANUARY 26
Making a Difference: Helping Our Children Develop
Empathy Through Hands-On Learning
Learn how your children can develop empathy for others by
participating in hands-on activities. With simple supplies and a
little imagination, your children can make a difference in the lives of
others through projects that they can donate to charity.

FEBRUARY 2
Fun for the Family
Learn ways to engage your family in activities both online and
offline. Gain access to many resources to create fun for your whole
family. Learn games to play and activities that are sure to bring tons
of laughter and smiles.

Poestenkill Public Library Survey:
The Strategic Planning Committee of the Poestenkill Library has created a brief community survey. If you live in Poestenkill, they would appreciate your honest feedback. This is an opportunity to share your thoughts not just about the Library, but also about the town in order to help us better meet the needs of the community. If you prefer a paper survey, copies are available in the Library. Survey deadline: January 31.
Students can also take this survey.
Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgpdelPkKDCdDRWjaelftY4g8pW68L1ql6TOKDRU2HijR5hQ/viewform