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Annual AMS Arts and Crafts Fair, December 2nd

Come one, come all! If you like arts and crafts in any way - painting, wood work, card making, knitting, jewelry making and more - and want to make some money for the holidays, then contact Corrie Winnacker to register for the annual Albany Middle School Arts and Crafts Fair. Send an email to with your information. Space is limited and it's first come, first serve so be sure to sign up early.

The Hour of Code

Greetings AUSD! The Hour of Code is coming! Computer Science Education Week is December 3-9, 2018 and the Hour of Code activity is a big part of this week. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students. Schools in 180+ countries are promoting Computer Science by introducing students to various aspects of coding and other concepts. We want all of our AUSD students to develop the skills needed to succeed in an extremely competitive global market. I am asking all teachers, administrators and families to participate. No experience or setup is necessary. Just go to the website ( Everything is online and ready for students to use immediately. The online activities take less than one class period. You can participate at any time during Computer Science Education Week. There are many extremely fun and engaging computer science games (for all levels) with themes including Star Wars, Wonder Woman, Minecraft and Angry Birds. Here are a few more facts about computer science from • In many countries (including China, the U.K. and Australia), computer science is – or soon will be – required. • Computer science drives innovation throughout the US economy. • Computer Science Week honors the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906). Happy Coding! Cheers, Christopher Rigney Albany Middle School

AMS PTA 3rd Annual Online Auction!

The AMS PTA is excited to announce our 3rd Annual Online Auction! Bidding opens on November 1st and will close on November 15th, all online at We have 70+ items you can bid on including: tickets with a backstage tour for Dear Evan Hansen, a sailing day on the SF Bay, a private tour of Pixar for your group, tickets to museums and events, gift certificates to local shops and restaurants, summer camps, sports and fitness opportunities, and much more! We also have amazing events and parties donated by AMS families and teachers: From American Whiskey Tasting, to the Cupcake Crawl, Mexican-themed Crafts with Ms. Martinez and Crepes with Madame Kaiser... there are too many to list them all there - but we truly have something for everyone! Check out the "Featured" category on the auction site. Please, take a look - and remember all proceeds go our school PTA, so bid generously! Again, our 2018 AMS PTA Auction site is here: Thank you for supporting Albany Middle School’s PTA! - Albany Middle PTA Board p.s. If you would like to donate an item or event to the auction, it is not too late. Contact Kat Bliss,