AMS Parent Newsletter

October 29th

Welcome to Quarter 2 AMS Families

We’d like to share a few new changes in Q2 that include, extending our Math Block from 60 to 90 minutes and moving World Language classes into grade level Exploration Blocks. These changes were to accommodate the need for more instructional time. Our Quarter 2 schedule can be found HERE.


We have a few new faces here at AMS. Margaret Dye, our new Visual Arts / Mixed Media teacher, Annabelle Staid, our new MTSS Coordinator and Margarita Samelson has joined the World Language team for Q2 as a long term sub.


Thank you so much to all our parents who were able to join us in person or virtually for our Parent Coffee this week. Our next Parent Coffee will be held on November 18th from 8:30am - 9:30am in the AMS Library.

Speaking of parents….AMS is incredibly grateful for all our parent volunteers during lunch and recess duty. Thank you to our Parent Council President, Alyssa Shenk for organizing parent volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alyssa at


Please refer to the email sent out on Friday, October 29th. Survey is for 6th - 8th grade students only and will be given November 9th.


Book Fair will continue in the AMS Library through November 3rd.

AVSC Family Meeting Next Week

AVSC Families we thank you for your patience as we are navigating the best ways to support our student athletes. Please take a moment to complete the following survey, AVSC Fall 2021 Parent Survey. AMS is hosting two virtual AVSC Information sessions next week. Please join us at one of the sessions to learn more about academic options during this AVSC season.

Session 1: Tuesday, November 2nd 10:00am - 10:30am

Session 2: Tuesday, November 2nd 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Click here to join: AVSC Information Session

PICTURE RETAKE DAY - Thursday, November 4th

All of the 8th graders will be taking pictures for the yearbook on November 4th. They were on ODE when the first round of pictures were taken.

If you are taking a Retake picture please have your original pack of pictures with your child.

Attached you will find a PDF of our school’s retake picture day flyer. The PDF is hyperlinked directly to our schools online ordering event. All that needs to be done to go to our online event is to click anywhere on either page of the attached PDF. This will then take you directly to our schools ordering page. You can also access the online ordering portal by going to and entering our schools event password C440 (located on the 2nd page of this PDF). Online ordering for retakes ends at 7am DAY OF PICTURES! You may also print this order form and attach a check or cash and bring it in on picture day!

Click Here for Picture Ordering Flyer


Congratulations to our 5th / 6th grade Football Team! Their hardwork and dedication has paid off and they made it to the Superbowl! Please come show your support on Saturday, October 30th at 1:00pm at Basalt Middle School. They play Glenwood Springs.