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Latino Families Beginning of School Breakfast

Welcome Back to School Breakfast 2016 - 2017
DATE: 10/29/16
TIME: 9:00 AM –12:00PM
WHERE: Marin Elementary School 1001 Santa Fe Ave. Albany, CA.

AMS Conference Schedule, October 17th to 24th, 1:50 dismissal

AMS will be on conference schedule from October 17th to October 24th. For students with a 1st period class, school begins at 8am. For students with no 1st period class, school begins at 8:45. All students will be dismissed at 1:50 so teachers can have time to conference with parents. Conferences at AMS are for students who are in danger of a D or F or struggling in some way. Because teachers have so many students, they are unfortunately unable to conference with all families. Thank you for understanding.

Flag Football Fundraiser - Cal Football vs Oregon

The 7/8th grade team is selling tickets to the Cal Football game vs Oregon, Friday, Oct 21st at 7:30pm. Tickets are only $50 with $20 going directly to the AMS football program.
Cal Football vs Oregon
Friday, October 21st 7:30pm
Youth Football Day @ Cal Football
Tickets: $50 each
Come watch the Cal Bears take on Oregon at Memorial Stadium on Friday, October 21st under the lights! All tickets are $50 each (list price is $70), with $20 going to the AMS Flag Football team! We have a LIMITED number of tickets!
Payment is done as a donation to the Albany Athletics Boosters. Once at the PayPal site, please be sure to click the tab that says “add special instructions for seller” and indicate your CHILD'S NAME AND AMS FLAG FOOTBALL (CAL TIX). Ticket pickup will be arranged with the AMS football coach in October. Thank you for supporting AMS Flag Football!
Go to to order now!

Need School Site Council Members

School Site Council (SSC) is an important governing group on the school campus. The SSC meets approximately once per month to review our Single Plan for Student Achievement and to guide our work towards our goals. SSC members typically serve for two consecutive years. No previous experience is necessary. This year, we have three parent/community seats currently in the middle of their term, and three parent/community seats open. We will need to host a ballot election for these seats to be filled. If you are interested in being on our School Site Council, please email The timing of meetings is still in the works but is likely to be on Thursdays (once a month) at about 4:30pm.

Magazine Sale Volunteers

We held our magazine sale assembly today and we are in need of two volunteers to help with collections and the prize and money scramble.

We need one volunteer for Tuesday, October 18th and one volunteer for Tuesday, November 1st. The volunteer on the 18th would help out in the morning (7:30-8:30) and the volunteer on the 1st would help out in the afternoon (1:30-2:30). Please let me know if you are interested and available at

Dance on 10/28 and Tardies

Our first dance of the school year is coming up one month from now. Please work with your student to verify their number of tardies and help them keep them below 10 tardies. Students who accrue 10+ tardies in this first quarter will be unable to attend the dance unless they complete community service hours. Please contact Mr. Haupert ( if you have any questions.

AMS Emergency Supplies

I'm looking for some brave volunteers to help me inventory, update, and restore the emergency supplies on the middle school campus. I envision this work taking between 3 - 7 hours (depending on the number of volunteers) and can be flexible in when the work is completed (after school or on a weekend).

If you are interested in helping, could you please send an e-mail to with your name and if you'd prefer to help out after school during the week or on a weekend day? Thank you in advance for your support and help.

Need student artists for AMS Arts and Crafts Fair!

Calling all Student Artists!
We will be hosting our 8th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair at Albany Middle School On Sunday December 4th.
If you like to make things, paint, craft or create in any way (no baking though – sorry! ) – this is the event for you. Each year, we have space for around 30 students to participate in this fabulous event. Participation is free for AMS students (we have around 60 adult artists who pay to participate), so this is a great way for you to make some money for the holidays and be part of a fun and festive AMS Event.

If you are interested in participating, email Kirsten Piroth at with your name, grade, contact details and a brief description of what you plan to make and sell (if you are not sure yet but know you want to participate, that’s ok but just remember you need to give yourself time to get making!!). I will respond to you as soon as I can to confirm your registration for the event. As space is limited, students will be registered on a first come, first serve basis– so if you know you want to participate email asap to guarantee your spot. Look forward to hearing from all you crafty students out there!

Writer Coaches Needed

Once our kids leave grade school, occasions for helping in the classroom drop dramatically. But WriterCoach Connection offers just that opportunity -- a chance to help students with academics. You can coach eight weeks at AMS this February/March OR volunteer at one of our other nine schools in Berkeley, Richmond and El Cerrito. The need for coaches is great! We provide training & support to coaches. See for details. Questions? Write Thank you for considering it.

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Fall Conferences, 1:50 dismissal
Date: 10/20/2016
Fall Conferences, 1:50 dismissal
Date: 10/21/2016
Fall Conferences, 1:50 dismissal
Date: 10/24/2016
School Dance - All grades
Date: 10/28/2016, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: AMS gym
Latino Families Beginning of School Breakfast
Date: 10/29/2016, 9 AM 12 PM
Location: Marin School