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.

Cathy Greeley
PTF Chair

Facebook Group: Parents of AIS Vienna

The PTF would like to inform you about the Parents of AIS Vienna Facebook Group, a closed, private, independent group for parents, by parents. This group is only open to parents of students attending AIS, as a place of communication and exchange, where parents can share local knowledge about living in Vienna, connect with and invite parents to join events or offer and request support. Please go to Parents of AIS Vienna, click join and answer the screening question. Via the AIS Directory, we then confirm that you are indeed an AIS Parent. This is how we ensure that only AIS Parents are included. Please check that you have activated your AIS Directory preferences from hidden to visible (and adjust your preferences) to ensure that you and your children are included in the AIS Directory.

If you require assistance, please simply e-mail PTF.Facebook@ais.at from an e-mail address that you have listed in the AIS Parent Directory. We hope you find this resource and network of parents very helpful!

Events

Newcomers Coffees - August 27, 2019, 8:30-10:00
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 - P.Newcomers@ais.at

UN Day - October 18, 2019, 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 coordinators - Susan Cole and Victoria Mallinson

PTF Halloween Party - October 31, 2019, 18:30-21:00
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 - Cynthia Keeler and Tini Carmine

Seasonal Crafting - November and December 2019
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 - February 1, 2020
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 coordinators - Tini Carmine and Cathy Greeley

AIS Career Fair - February 12, 2020, 12:30-15:30
At this time in their lives, many of our HS students have no idea which career paths they might be suited for and limited knowledge about the variety of career fields available. And yet, already from 9th Grade our teens must select classes which will determine their Higher Level IB choices which, in turn, will determine the university programs they will be qualified to enter.

Contact the coordinators - AIS HS Parents Committee

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day - March 25, 2020
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 - Doris Kaltenbrunner

Flea Market - April 25, 2020, 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

International Food Festival - May 16, 2020, 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 - PTF@ais.at

Appropriations - Supporting the Student Community

With the money we raise, we are able to give back to our school - on average €30,000 per year! Roughly half of that goes directly to AIS students through special projects (Appropriations).

2019-2020 Appropriations

The PTF Appropriations deadline for submission of requests is February 28, 2020.

Students, parents, faculty, staff, and administrators are all encouraged to submit project proposals to be implemented in the 2019-2020 academic year. The Appropriations process opens January 9th, 2020 and closes February 28, 2020. 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.

Susan Cole
PTF 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

Judit Kottasz
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 27 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:

Please contact us at PTF_Newcomers@ais.at with any questions you might have. We can't wait to meet you!

The PTF Newcomers Committee

Contact the PTF

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

Position or Event Name
PTF Chair Cathy Greeley
PTF Vice Chair Claudia Siffert
PTF Treasurer Michael Katz
PTF Communications Coordinator Victoria Mallinson
PTF Appropriations Coordinator Susan Cole
PTF Country Coordinators Coordinator Judit Kottasz
PTF Newcomers Committee Newcomers Team
PTF HS Parent CommitteeHS Parent Team
PTF Facebook Coordinator Renee Carmine-Jones
PTF Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) Ahu Hasoglu
Classroom/Grade Level Parent Coordinator Klementina Ihanec
Volunteer Coordinator Alexandra Zharnikova
Supplies Coordinator Cynthia Keeler
Out and About Coordinators Cynthia Keeler, Susan Cole, & Kellie Mouzon

...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.

Meeting Minutes

Sports and Cultural Activities for Parents

Meet AIS parents based around common interests. Please note: these groups are not sponsored by the school.

Parent Portal

Telephone Directory, Parent Teacher Conferences, Online Gradebook, Board Info, and Cafeteria Balance.

Veracross Portal

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Safeguarding and Child Protection
In line with emerging international school best practice, AIS Vienna maintains strong child protection policies and procedures and our school strives to provide a safe and secure environment for all students.

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