Parent-Teacher Forum

Greetings from the Parent-Teacher Forum! We are a group of volunteers made up of parents, administrators, teachers and staff, who...

  • Help families adjust to AIS and to life in Vienna by providing information about the school and this beautiful city;
  • Host various events throughout the year to build a stronger sense of community;
  • Raise money that we reinvest into the school for the benefit of our students;
  • Come together as a group once a month to get updates and stay informed about current events in the school;
  • Work with the administration on common issues;
  • And have fun together working for our children.

Every AIS parent, teacher, and staff member is automatically a member of the AIS PTF. Join us at our monthly meeting to stay informed and help us support our school.

Every 2nd Tuesday of the month during the school term
8:30 AM in the Faculty Lounge by the cafe.
Come and enjoy PTF Breakfast Among Friends!

Our meetings and events are posted in Scoops - the school's weekly electronic newsletter.

Tini Carmine
PTF Chair

Suggestion Box

Here you can write your comments. It is completely anonymous unless you want to add your name. Let us know how you feel about us, the school, or other related issues. We want to hear all of your wonderful praise, but also let us know if there is something that bothers you. We are here to help. If we see people feel strongly about something and get a lot of similar comments we will definitely pass this on to the right people and address it.

Click here to go to the online PTF Comment Box.


All School BBQ - 3 September 2016 11:00-14:00
The school and PTF welcome all families to this meet-greet and eat event for the entire family to kick-off the school year. Hosted in the AIS Sports Hall (Bubble).

Newcomers Coffees - 6 Sep 2016 and 24 Jan 2017 8:30-11:00
These informal informational get-togethers for new parents are organized twice a year in the AIS Theater: once in the fall for new parents and again after winter break for parents whose children join us mid-term. It is a great place to meet the school administrators and other new parents and ask questions about life at AIS and in Vienna.

Contact -

UN Day - 20 October 2016 All day
This school event teaches ES students about the United Nations and the many countries who are part of AIS. A morning assembly in which UN representatives participate is followed by a "tour of countries" in the school gym --tables hosted by the PTF Country Coordinators who provide fun ways to teach our children about our diverse countries and regions.

Contact the coordinator - Coming soon!

PTF Halloween Party - 4 November 2016 18:00-21:00
Celebration for all ES students -- costumes and candy. Trunk or treat in the upper parking lot and fun and games in the AIS Sports Hall.

Contact the coordinator - Donna Scharpf

Seasonal Crafting - November and December 2016
All talented crafters are invited to join the group working in the PTF Penthouse in the Villa Annex. You can also support this important fundraiser by ordering your Advent or Door Wreath.

Contact the coordinator - Doris Kaltenbrunner

Bingo Night - 28 January 2017 16:30-20:30
A slice of pizza or a plateful of pasta and a winning Bingo card make for a great Saturday night with your family made even sweeter with the candy round. Register early; this is usually a sell-out.

Contact the coordinator - Coming soon!

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day - 8 February 2017 All Day
A day on which we celebrate all that our AIS Teachers and Staff do for our students. We show our appreciation by bringing in food for an Appreciation Potluck Luncheon.

Contact the coordinator - Lynn Des Rosiers

Variety Show - 11 February 2017 18:00-21:30
Our Variety Show showcases talent from all members of the school community. Who knew your teacher could juggle? Sing, dance, play an instrument, or read poetry, share it with us!

Contact the coordinator - Althea Papoulias

ES Fun Run - 14 April 2017 12:00-15:00
ES students raise money and run for a charitable cause. The PTF provides refreshments.

International Food Festival - 6 May 2017 18:00-22:00
An amazing event if you pardon the bragging. Our annual IFF brings together the best cuisine and culture we can offer. Complete with a silent auction for the grown-ups and a basket raffle for the young ones.

Contact the coordinators -

Flea Market - 20 May 2017 10:00-15:00
Sort through your treasures and sell those at the Flea Market that no longer spark joy. Or come to the Flea Market to discover new treasures. Typical items include books, CDs, clothing for all ages, sports equipment, electrical appliances, furniture, decorations, you name it! The Junior class will be offering food and drinks. Sellers can rent a 3 x 3 meter booth for €30 (€35 for non-AIS families). Doors are open for buyers from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Reservations will be taken after the Easter break.

Contact the coordinator - Doris Kaltenbrunner

Supporting the Student Community

With the money we raise, we are able to give back to our school - on average €40,000 per year! Roughly half of that goes directly to AIS students through special projects (Appropriations). Here are some of the major Appropriations projects that will be supported during the 2015-2016 school year:

Item Amount Approved
Digital Refractometer € 3,300
Elliptical Machine € 2,000
ES Library Soft Furnishings € 2,000
ES German Library Development € 1,000
KSN Live Broadcast Cameras € 1,000
Standing Desks € 1,000
Smart Phones € 1,000
Sewing Machines € 800
Danny and Gerry Concert € 800
Dance Photography Workshop € 500
Sat Reference Books € 500
MS German Library Development € 500
ES Playground Equipment € 200
MS Playground Equipment € 200
Total € 14,800

2016-2017 Appropriations

The PTF Appropriations deadline is November 15.

Students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators are all encouraged to submit project proposals for the 2016-2017 academic year. The Appropriations process opens now and closes November 15, 2016. For more information about the appropriations process, click here.

If you have a great idea that would benefit the AIS student community please fill out and submit the Appropriations Request Form:

Donna Scharpf
Appropriations Coordinator

Country Coordinators

Our PTF Country Coordinators are parent volunteers who serve as points of contact for families coming to AIS from specific countries or regions of the world. They help to ease the transition of our newcomers and create country/regional communities within AIS.

Meet Your
Country Coordinator

Lynn Des Rosiers
Country Coordinators Coordinator

Resources for Newcomers

Welcome to your new school and city! We are committed to helping you with your transition. We hope that you'll attend our Newcomers' Coffee on August 25 and other social events. These are great opportunities to meet new people and learn more about school at AIS and life in Vienna.

Check out our Newcomers Package, prepared to assist you with living in Vienna:

AIS contact information can always be found here.

We can't wait to meet you!

Elvan Yazmaci
Newcomer's Committee Coordinator

Nicoletta Cameli
Newcomer's Committee Member

Maaike De Loor
Newcomer's Committee Member

Maryam Noorian
Newcomer's Committee Member

Stephanie Sepich
Newcomer's Committee Member
Newcomer's E-mail Address

Facebook Group: Parents of AIS Vienna

This private group, which is not affiliated with AIS, is open to parents of students attending AIS who can share local knowledge of living in Vienna. Please send your requests to join by email to Tammie Perdue from an email address that you have listed in the AIS Parent Directory. This will ensure that we only include current AIS parents in our group. We hope you will find this new resource helpful!

Parent Groups

These groups are formed by parents based around common interests. They are not sponsored by the school. Please find contact information in the online directory.

German Conversation—This group is currently full. You may join a waitlist by contacting Simone Guetter.

Discover Vienna—This group takes guided tours to various exhibits in Vienna’s museums. To be added to the mailing list, contact Nicoletta Cameli.

Bible Study—Two groups meet from 13:00-15:00 in homes near school and welcome anyone interested. Tuesday’s study is non-denominational. Please contact Liz Gheorghita for details. Wednesday’s study is from a Catholic perspective. Please contact Mary Marlowe for details.

Click here for golf information.

Click here for tennis information.

AIS Walkers—This group meets at the school security gate at 8:30 AM every Thursday morning that school is in session. We walk for about one hour, ending up back at the school. Join us for conversation and exercise in the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding the school. Last minute notices may appear via the AIS Parents Facebook page.

PTF Meeting Minutes

September 2015 (coming soon)

October 2015 (coming soon)

November 2015 (coming soon)

December 2015 (coming soon)

January 2016 (coming soon)

February 2016 (coming soon)

March 2016 (coming soon)

April 2016 (coming soon)

May 2016 (coming soon)

June 2016 (coming soon)

Contact the PTF

We look forward to talking with you. Please feel free to send us an email.

Position or Event Name
PTF Chair Tini Carmine
PTF Vice-Chair Jolana Hermannova
PTF Treasurer Lutz Kranz
PTF Communications Coordinator Tammie Perdue
PTF Appropriations Coordinator Donna Scharpf
PTF Country Coordinators Coordinator Lynn Des Rosiers
PTF Newcomers Coordinator Elvan Yazmaci
ES Room Parent Coordinator Judit Kottasz
MS Grade Level Parent Coordinator Linda Peyters
HS Grade Level Parent Coordinator Stephanie Sepich and Herbert Detrick
Volunteer Coordinator Tammie Perdue
Supplies Coordinator Jolana Hermannova
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Coordinators Lynn Des Rosiers
Out and About Coordinator Tammie Perdue, Claudia Siffert, & Althea Papoulias
Back to School BBQ (hosted by the school) Tini Carmine
Halloween Halloween Team
Seasonal Crafting Doris Kaltenbrunner
Bingo Night Bingo Team
Variety Show Althea Papoulias
International Food Festival (IFF) The PTF IFF Team
Spring Flea Market Doris Kaltenbrunner

...and many other committed volunteers. For more PTF contacts please log in to the AIS Parent Portal to access the Online Telephone Book.

AIS contact information can always be found here.

Parent Portal

Telephone Directory, Parent Teach Conferences, Board Info, and Cafeteria Balance. If the login field does not appear below, please click here.


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