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Headlines & Announcements

AMS Open House, Thursday, April 28th 7pm

Please join us for the Albany Middle School Open House on Thursday, April 28th from 7pm to 8pm. This is a whole family event, and students are welcome. There is no formal presentation at our Open House. Beginning at 6:30pm, the AMS Jazz band will be performing in the courtyard. At 7pm, you can visit all your student's classrooms, tour the AMS garden, and play a rousing game of table tennis in the gym! See you Thursday!

Upcoming SBAC testing

Hello Families,
Over the next three weeks, students will be starting the Smarter Balanced state testing (SBAC) in English Language Arts and in Math. 8th graders will also take the Science CST tests. The SBAC test will be done on Chromebooks. Beginning English Learners will take the test next week. May 3rd through May 17th, our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be taking the tests on a rotating schedule. On May 5th, 6th, 9th, & 10th, sixth graders will not have a 1st period class. Instead, they will come to their morning core class. On those days, all 6th graders will start school at 8:30am. More information and reminders will follow. Please make every effort not to pull your child out of school for appointments during the testing window, and to send your children to school well rested and with a healthy, hearty snack. Thank you for your help.
Have a great weekend,
Deborah Brill, Principal

Albany Arts & Green Festival, Sunday, May 1, 11-4 at Memorial Park

Albany Arts & Green Festival, Sunday, May 1, 11-4 at Memorial Park
Tenth annual free Festival! Come celebrate the arts and enjoy live entertainment, green booths and vendors, activities for kids, free bags of compost, and food trucks. We'll have dancing, singing, and taiko drumming. Middle and High School Choirs will delight with their voices. Contribute your drawing to our mural or do a chalk drawing. Kids can make recycled crafts and navigate the rope bridge. Ride your bike, take advantage of free bike valet parking, and get a low-cost bike tune-up. Check out our electric car show. Top it all off with a picnic from the food trucks enjoyed on the grass with live entertainment.
More information at albanyca.org/artsandgreenfestival or facebook.com/AlbanyArtsAndGreenFestival/

Traffic Safety Reminder

When dropping students off for school, please find a safe place to park and have your students cross at the crosswalk. It is not safe to stop on Brighton, and have your students run across the street in front of oncoming traffic. We want all our students to arrive at school safely. Thank you!

Albany Girls Basketball Camp 2016 (For Girls Ages 7-14

Interested in attending a Summer Basketball Camp designed specifically for girls? Then we have a great opportunity for you!

Albany Girls Basketball Camp is in its THIRD year of operation and is geared to provide each camper with the individual instruction needed to develop both the fundamentals of basketball and sportsmanship. We offer an excellent program that will afford your child the opportunity to improve their skills in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.

Dates: July 11th-15th: 9:00am-3:00pm

Camp Registration Cost:
$155 by May 1st
$175 after May 1st

Registration Form can be found at the link below.
http://ams.ausdk12.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=92917&type=d&pREC_ID=195807

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Events

Minimum Day- 12:30 dismissal
Date: 5/11/2016
Cobrachella
Date: 5/14/2016
Location: AMS
SSC/PTA Meetings
Date: 5/17/2016, 4:30 PM 8 PM
Location: AMS library
6th Grade Parent Orientation
Date: 5/25/2016, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: AMS gym
Memorial Day Holiday-No School
Date: 5/30/2016