Issue 22, 9. February 2017
This Week at AIS - Important Dates
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|Thursday ||Feb 9 ||Day 1 ||Day 2 || |
|Friday ||Feb 10 ||Day 2 ||Day 3 || |
|Saturday ||Feb 11 || || || |
|Sunday ||Feb 12 || || || |
|Monday ||Feb 13 ||Day 3 ||Day 4 ||PTF Out and About |
|Tuesday ||Feb 14 ||Day 4 ||Day 5 ||PTF Breakfast Among Friends |
|Wednesday ||Feb 15 ||Day 5 ||Day 6 || |
|Thursday ||Feb 16 ||Day 6 ||Day 7 || |
Full AIS Calendar
From the Executive Board
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Q&A Reminder from the Executive Board – Friday night – 7:00-9:00 PM
Please join us on February 10 from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Secondary Library for the second Community Q&A regarding the ES Extension and the 2017/2018 school budget. This is the final opportunity to learn about the draft school budget and the plans being proposed for the ES Extension. Our goal throughout this effort is to ensure a transparent and consultative process in order to help the Board make its final decision on February 13. We look forward to your participation! For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Executive Board
Executive Board Nominations Committee
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During the November 29 open Executive Board Session, the Governance Committee (GovCom) nominated and the Executive Board approved two Board candidates for the “Nominations Committee” (NomCom), Andrey Stolyarov and Renee Carmine-Jones (Chair) who both have previous experience as Chairs of NomCom.
As requested by NomCom, the PTF has nominated an active and valued PTF member to stand on NomCom and support the Executive Board (EB) and Auditing Committee (AC) Election process. Our thanks go out to the PTF for their nomination, a candidate who also has previous experience in this function. Please join us in welcoming Linda Peyters to NomCom.
NomCom’s purpose is to organize a “Call for Nominations” for skilled and qualified professionals in their fields from the Association to run for a two year term on the Executive Board and to ensure a fair and transparent election process. The elections close at the Spring General Assembly on May 16.
The Executive Board Nominations Committee
From the Admissions Office
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Priority Applicants for the 2017-2018 School Year
The application period for the 2017-2018 school year has begun! If you have not already done so, please contact the Admissions Office if you wish to apply on behalf of your children who will start as NEW students in August. Admissions criteria and guidelines still apply, but siblings of current students will be placed under priority category 2 (until April 1).
You can view the list of application requirements here.
Reminder for Families Departing in the 2016-2017 School Year
As we get closer to the end of this school year, we expect that some families will have to relocate in June or even in the next few months. To help divisional counselors and administrative assistants prepare references, reports, and other leaving documents for the next school and to expedite the clearance process, we kindly ask parents to complete and send the Withdrawal Notification Form to the Admissions Office as soon as you know your child’s last day of school.
Please do not hesitate to email Admissions@ais.at or call us at 01 40132 ext. 2531 or 2181 for questions.
Deidree Diño and Johanna Leary, Admissions / Registrar's Office
Athletics & Activities
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Knights in Action: Congratulations to our MS Swim team who competed last week in their SCIS Championships at the American Community School in Athens. The team performed well and returned with the Sportsmanship trophy.
Hillingdon & Warsaw Basketball Exchange: Many thanks to all who helped make the HS Basketball exchange last weekend a real success. Our visitors from London and Warsaw had a great time and the competition was positive for everyone. Remember you can see all the teams' schedules on Teams & Schedules.
SCIS HS Swim in Warsaw: Our HS Swim team travel to the American School of Warsaw this weekend for their SCIS Championships. We wish the team a safe trip and the best of luck in their competition.
CEESA HS Robotics to Prague: Our HS Robotics team travel to Prague this weekend for a CEESA competition. We wish them a safe trip and the best of luck in the competition.
HS Knowledge Bowl in Zagreb: Last weekend our HS Knowledge Bowl team traveled to Zagreb for a CEESA competition. The team performed very well claiming third place overall. Congratulations!
Andy Harrison, Director of Athletics, Activities & Events
Lost and Found
Watches, jewelry, keys, bracelets, etc. can be claimed in the PE office. Clothes of all sizes, shapes and colors are located in the Physical Education Hallway as well. Clothes (not claimed) will be donated to charity on Friday, February 17. If your child has lost something, please check our treasure chest of goodies! Thank you.
The PE Department
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day
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The PTF will host this year’s Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon on March 7. In previous years, our families have provided amazing food dishes from around the world and treated our teachers and staff members to a spectacular meal.
We ask you to help us continue this annual tradition by celebrating and showing our appreciation for all AIS teachers and staff by bringing/sending in food on Tuesday, March 7!
Please join the PTF in saying “Thank You”.
Click here for a detailed letter and to learn how you can help.
If you have questions please e-mail Lynn Des Rosiers.
Thanks for making the Appreciation Potluck Luncheon on Tuesday, March 7 a delicious success!
Lynn Des Rosiers, Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day Coordinator
PTF Volunteer Survey
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The PTF is doing a Volunteering Survey and we kindly ask you for 3 minutes of your time to fill it out. We need some information and are hoping that the AIS community can provide us with answers.
Click here to complete the survey.
Much obliged and thank you very much in advance!
The PTF Board
PTF Breakfast Among Friends
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Please join us for our monthly PTF Breakfast Among Friends on Tuesday, February 14! We meet in the Faculty Lounge beside the Café (near the Cafeteria) at 8:20 AM and the meeting concludes around 10:30 AM. We will be sharing information about upcoming events in our school! Come find out how you can be more involved in our great school!
Everyone is invited for this LOVELY event on Valentine's Day. We would LOVE for you to bring a snack to share on this special VALENTINE'S day! Cupcakes, cookies, candy, or any special treat would be appreciated. Share the LOVE!
The PTF Board
PTF Out and About: Sold Out!
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Our February PTF Out & About event is sold out on Monday, February 13 at 9:45 AM. The €15 non-refundable reservation fee was due on February 6. If you have not paid, please send your money ASAP to the ES office to Claudia Siffert/ Mozart Out & About.
Please dress warm! Professional guided walk occurs in any weather! Transportation not included. Carpool or public.
Our March Out and About event will go live in next week's Scoops! Please watch this space for exciting information on our next, one time only, special O&A event!
Questions? Contact Claudia or Tammie.
Tammie Perdue and Claudia Siffert, PTF Out and About Coordinators
Habitat for Humanity Sleigh Rides
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Elementary physical education classes will be holding a Habitat for Humanity Sleigh Ride Event on Thursday, February 16 in the Mike Maloy Gym. Each grade level will participate in the event by pulling sleighs (made out of PE equipment) around the gym while also raising funds to help purchase materials for High School students to build a home for a needy family. Each group will also view a short video about the HS students’ most recent building project.
Please consider supporting this event with a donation by completing this form. Please note that donating is entirely voluntary. Collection bins for each grade level will be located in the Elementary Office.
We’re excited to provide an opportunity for our Elementary and High School students to work together for a good cause, have lots of fun and get a great workout in the process!
Sherri Spelic & Simon Wright, Elementary PE Specialists
ES Counselor Coffee Rescheduled
Due to the snow day on February 1, the Counselor Coffee, “Revisiting Friendships” will be rescheduled for Monday, February 13! Hope to see you there! Click here for the flyer.
Kelly Underwood, ES Counselor
Fine Arts Boosters (FAB)
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Calling all art lovers in our AIS community to a special showing of the current MS Art Exhibit Magic Tower. Grade 6-8 students in the Advanced Art course used perspective techniques to create drawings, paintings, and digital animations inspired by the work of M.C. Escher and the video game Monument Valley. The exhibition is on view daily through February 16. Please join us for a closing reception:
AIS Theater Foyer
Thursday, February 16
3:15 PM-4:15 PM
Snacks and drinks will be served courtesy of FAB parents. Click here for more information.
Althea Papoulia, Fine Arts Boosters Coordinator
From the HS Principal
14 February - Grade 11 Parent Night on university application process
20 – 24 February Ski Week (no school)
27 February – Grade 8 Parent meeting
10 March – Parent-Teacher Conferences 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
10-11 March – HS Play, theater
14 March - MS/HS Band & Strings Concert, theater
15 March – MS/HS Choral Concert, theater
28 March - IB Visual Art exhibition opening, theater
Attendance Before and After Ski Week
When students miss class, it matters. Many of our students work hard to balance their extra-curricular commitments with class attendance as catching up from missed classes can be very challenging. We also recognize there are times when families need to excuse their children. The High School faculty work hard to help students be successful and we appreciate your support in keeping your children at school as much as possible. Obviously students who are ill and contagious have to stay home and then struggle to catch up, but we truly appreciate students being in class right up until school breaks like Ski Week begin, and returning from the breaks without extending family vacations.
Whether you are getting ready to go to college or you are just embarking on the college search quest, AIS in conjunction with the US Tri-Missions, is pleased to host a visit from Grace Cheng, US College Board Advisor and Director of Admissions for Wellesley College. There will be 2 workshops offered for students and parents on February 10.
Workshop #1: College Search and Application Process from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the AIS Faculty Lounge with 30 minute Q&A session with parents to follow.
Workshop #2: You’ve finished your applications, now what’s next? Preparing to Transition to College from 3:15 PM-4:00 PM in the AIS Faculty Lounge. Student and Parents, please RSVP to email@example.com or sign up through Naviance.
Jarret Lambie, High School Principal
HS Counseling News
Click here for more information on the following:
College Board University Workshops
Junior University Night
Leaving AIS at the End of the School Year
Upcoming University Visits
SAT Prep Course
The HS Counseling Team