Parent Volunteers Needed for Help With PSAT

Parent/guardian volunteers are needed to help with the PSAT administration on Saturday, October 13th. Volunteers distribute and collect materials and assist teachers with monitoring students during testing. Please contact Ms. Reimuller, Assistant Principal, if you are available from either 7:45a-10a or 10a-12:45p.

Thank you! (ereimuller@ausdk12.org; 510-558-2503)

PTSA Hosts Math@AHS Parent Circle This Wednesday

Please join us for our first Math@AHS Parent Circle. This Wednesday, 9/19 from 6:30-8:30p in Room 106.

About PTSA monthly Parent Circles:

AHS PTSA monthly parent circles provide a direct communication channel, a parent to a parent, and a parent to AHS staff leadership. We will meet once a month and share our experiences and thoughts about topics our AHS parents community cares most about. Our September parent circle is about Math@AHS. Please come, share, ask for advice, and hear about experiences of other families.

These monthly events are open to all the AHS families, you don't have to be a member to attend!

To see what's coming next please follow our Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/AlbanyHighSchoolPtsa/ or join our meetup group
https://www.meetup.com/AHS-PTSA-Meetup

And please consider joining your PTSA community
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDPZypw7qTzghnj6GuKjJ76lS_h5NlWeq_h3JkV-BRhIhopw/viewform

With Love,
Your PTSA Board.

Help Support AHS Library: Online Fundraiser

Please help support our students’ love of reading & learning by donating to the Albany High Library fundraiser. Go to https://www.titlewish.com/1091894 to securely donate by credit card. All donations will be used to purchase high-interest books for our students.

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The AHS library serves all of our students. Our nurturing community celebrates all learners, and we are committed to encouraging students’ growth and exploration of their interests through high-interest books. Your donation will help us purchase books that students want to read. We want to update our sports books, buy more graphic novels, and have more high-demand YA fiction. All of the romance books we highlighted last week are checked out already!

Thank you for your support of AHS readers!

Mary Ann Scheuer
AHS Librarian

PSAT Information

Albany High School will be offering the PSAT on Saturday, October 13 from 8a-12p. The cost is $25. Pay for the test on the MySchoolBucks website: www.myschoolbucks.com. After paying online, students should pick up a PSAT Student Guide from the Book Room any day between 8a and 1p. Students can also pay for the test with a check payable to AUSD (with the student’s name on the memo line,) outside the Book Room during lunch according to the following schedule:

  • Juniors have priority- Monday, Sept. 24 to Thursday, Sept. 27

  • Sophomores- Friday, Sept. 28 to Tuesday, October 2

  • All other grades- Tuesday, Oct. 9 and Wednesday, Oct. 10

Please note: There will be no cash sales. If you have financial need, please contact your counselor.

Tired of Visiting the AHS Website For Important Dates?

Did you know that we actively maintain five separate AHS event calendars? All of the events are displayed on our website, but you can also add them to your own personal calendar.

It might sound annoying to have to subscribe to five different calendars, but this gives you the ability to choose which events are visible at any given time. For example, we have a lot of sporting events. If you left that calendar on all the time, you'd probably (hopefully?) miss a lot of other meetings in your life. On the other hand, we keep our General Events calendar pretty lean, posting only necessary events like schedule changes, assemblies, etc. So you might leave that one on all the time.

We don't have time to help the community figure out how to use the links below, but if you're a calendar power user, now you have the power :) Thanks to your PTSA co-president, Natalie Gaysinsky, for the suggestion to send this out.

Athletic Events
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Counseling Department Events
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General Events
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Performing Arts Events
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Public Meetings
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PTSA is Growing Fast; We Are So Thankful!

The AHS PTSA community reached 70 members this week! We are setting a new goal, 80 members by the next general meeting (taking place on October 2nd.) It is a wonderful feeling seeing our community growing every day ❤️🎉🎂🍰👍

If you haven't joined yet, you're in luck: We are looking for a parent interested in leading Grad Night organization. We work on every PTSA project together as a team, but need someone to collaborate with student leadership, and make all the important decisions. We have some ideas for a Grad Night that need to be vetted ASAP to ensure satisfaction and memorable moments for the graduating class. SOS!!!

With love,
your PTSA board

News from the AHS Library

The Albany High Library is a great resource for students at school and at home. Our new librarian, Ms. Scheuer, is creating a welcoming, supportive space for all students. We are open every day before school, at lunch and afterschool. Students use the library to study, use a computer, check out a book, or just chill. New this year: students may eat in the library, as long as they’re respectful and responsible.

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Are you looking for a new book to read? Check out the AHS Librarian’s Goodreads page: goodreads.com/ahs-librarian to see books we recommend. Browse our digital shelves, and explore books by genre. For example, you can see some of the romance books that AHS readers are loving:

We are so lucky in Albany to have the support of SchoolCare. Ms. Jenna, our fabulous library assistant, is funded by SchoolCare and helps keep our library open extended hours. Thank you, Albany!

Do you love to read? Are you looking for a new rec? Stop by or send an email to Ms. Scheuer (mscheuer@ausdk12.org).

Re-Apply For Free/Reduced Lunch by End of September

All returning students who received a free or reduced-priced meal last year, are strongly encouraged to re-apply by the end September, to ensure no interruption in free or reduced priced meals. No refunds will be granted for a lapse in eligibility. If you need to submit a new application; you may go online to  http://ezmealapp.com Call Chef Clell if you need assistance at 558-2608.