Issue 6, 22. September 2016
This Week at AIS - Important Dates
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|Thursday ||Sept 22 ||Day 6 ||Day 8 || |
|Friday ||Sept 23 ||Day 1 ||Day 1 || |
|Saturday ||Sept 24 || || || |
|Sunday ||Sept 25 || || || |
|Monday ||Sept 26 ||Day 2 ||Day 2 || |
|Tuesday ||Sept 27 ||Day 3 ||Day 3 || |
|Wednesday ||Sept 28 ||Day 4 ||Day 4 ||Directors Coffee |
|Thursday ||Sept 29 ||Day 5 ||Day 5 ||ES Parent Teacher Conferences |
Full AIS Calendar
October 6 - Half-Day for Students
Important notice: On Thursday, October 6, all students will be dismissed at 11:25. Busses will depart at 11:35. There are no classes or activities in the afternoon. (Teachers and staff will remain on campus for an intensive professional development workshop.)
Please make the necessary adjustments to your pick-up and child care routine on October 6.
Steve Razidlo, Director
MAP Testing - Grades 3-8
During the weeks of October 4-11, 2016, your child will take tests called Measures of Academic Progress™ (MAP). We give students MAP tests to determine your child’s instructional level and to measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics. Your child will take the tests on a computer or iPad. Students in Grade 5-8 should come with their laptops fully charged!
MAP tests are unique in that they adapt to be appropriate for your child’s level of learning. As a result, each student has the same opportunity to succeed and maintain a positive attitude toward testing. And with MAP tests, we can administer shorter tests and use less class time while still receiving detailed, accurate information about your child’s growth. Over the next weeks, your child will spend a total of about three hours completing these tests.
This school year, students in grades 3 – 8 will take the tests in the fall and again in the spring. Following the testing period, you will receive a report showing your child’s results.
For more information on resources for parents, click here.
Kelly Underwood and Nemanja Arandelovic, ES and MS Counselors
Athletics and Activities
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Housing and Boosters: The Events Office has been emailing all families with their Booster and Housing commitments this week. Thank you to everyone that has already confirmed their beds and slots. Please check your inbox for emails from myself and Lucy Kvaternik. If you did not receive an email about a certain event you are not scheduled to house or work.
Nick DeForest, Assitant Director of Athletics, Activities & Events
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Please look at the PTF webpage under Supporting the Student Community and read about how parents, teachers, and students can suggest ideas on how to enhance our community of learners to be subsidized by PTF funding. Information can be found here and the form to fill out with your ideas is here.
The deadline to submit proposals (with funding information) is October 21. If you have any questions, please email Donna Scharpf.
Donna Scharpf, PTF Appropriations Coordinator
PTF Halloween Spooktacular
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The annual AIS Halloween Spooktacular will be on November 4 this year. To make this event as great as in past years, we will need helpers before and on the day of the event. If you would like to be involved on the Halloween Spooktacular Committee, please email Donna Scharpf. Be on the look out for a sign up genius for helpers, as well.
Thanks in advance! “Many hands make light work!”
Donna Scharpf, Halloween Coordinator
Pack 427 News
We just had a fantastic scouting campout. 48 hours of great fun. Some rain, some mud, and lots of activities. The boys learned to tie bowline knots, some tactical maneuvers, about being a good citizen, and they put on some great skits.
We cooked some great food and had a very nice campout. Next campout will be October 14-16 at the same location.
Tini Carmine, Cubmaster Pack 427
From the HS Principal
Sep 22 - Grade 12 Parent University Information Evening
Oct 13-15 – HS Musical
Oct 19 – MS/HS Choir Concert
Oct 20 – MS/HS Strings & Band Concert
Nov 10-11 – HS Parent Teacher Conferences
Grade 12 Parent University Information Evening
A quick reminder to our parents of seniors that on Thursday, September 22 our counselors will be introducing the college application process at AIS. Our senior students officially began the process during the recently completed retreat, but parent participation is an essential part of the application process. We are well aware that some of our adolescent students are better at sharing information with their parents than others, and the Grade 12 College Application Night is a great chance for parents to get all the information they need.
Senior Privilege is part of the increased independence we provide for seniors in their final stages of college preparation. Naturally with increased independence comes the requisite increase in responsibility. Seniors who are keeping pace with their college application and with the independent pieces of their IB program can access Senior Privilege. Seniors, with parent permission, can arrive late to school or leave early if they have a free block. Seniors who are not on track with either the application process or their independent work should be on campus using all of the resources available to them to get work completed.
Jarret Lambie, High School Principal
HS Counseling News
Click here for more information on the following:
Senior University Night
Upcoming University Visits
The HS Counseling Team
Grade Level Parents Needed for Grade 9
If you have a child in Grade 9, they still need you and even if you think they don't...I do!
There isn't much required. A quick meet and greet with Bettina Feuchtenhofer (Grade 9 Leader) to find out what she may need this year and let her know whom to contact when she needs to find helpers. It can be done by email and will not be time consuming at all! It's nice to have two parents, but one parent can do this job too.
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or private message me!
Stephanie Sepich, HS Grade Level Parent Coordinator
For Grade 12 Parents
Hello to all Grade 12 Parents!
CLASS OF 2017
It is hard to believe we are here already, but the year will go by quickly before Graduation!
Please join me for a coffee in my home on Thursday, September 29 at 10:00. If you didn't receive the email with the location please contact me at email@example.com private message me.
Stephanie Sepich, HS Grade Level Parent Coordinator