Welcome to the 2020/2021 school year! Welcome back to all our returning cougars and a warm welcome to all our new cougar families. First and foremost, we hope you are staying healthy and safe during this time of uncertainty. We know that this school year will not look anything like a normal school year, however our PTA is committed to supporting our teachers and students of AMS. Whether you have chosen Virtual Academy or will be following WCPSS Plan A/B/C, we are all still Cougar Families.
We have two areas of focus this year. Supporting our teachers who work so hard to give our students a top-notch education and will likely have double the workload. Each year our teachers can receive a $100 reimbursement from the PTA for any classroom needs that they pay out of pocket. This year we will be increasing that amount as we know there will be many extra needs regardless if they are teaching in person or virtual.
The second need is our AMS Pantry, which will be new to our school this year. This pantry will not just be food needs. We will be stocking hygiene items, school supplies, masks, clothing and more. Even if school is in session virtually, we will make sure our families have access to these items. ALL families who need these items will have access. More information will be available once we have this up and running.
While these are the two big areas of need we also will be funding things such as contributing towards an 8th Grade Graduation, Hospitality, Guidance Programs, Student of the Month (this will include VA students) and many more items that may come up throughout the school year.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, this will likely be our only fundraising opportunity this fall. We hope to bring back our highly popular silent auction in the spring, but no plans can be made at this point. You may also see an occasional spirit night so we can also support our local businesses!