AIS Friday Flash

Friday, April 9, 2021

Nesting Visitors

AIS has some 'special guests' on our campus! A few Yellow Crowned Night Herons built their nest in a tree atop our playground over the quiet Spring Break period. They are incubating the eggs and they should stay for at least a month with their chicks! Our students have enjoyed observing life science in action.


AIS Virtual Tour Photos

Today Lisa Franzino from Circlescapes visited our campus to take photographs and work on an AIS virtual tour of our campus. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students for their assistance and smiles today. We will share the final product with you once complete.


Puzzle and Legos for Maternelle!

If you have any wooden puzzles (with all the pieces!) or Legos that could be donated to the school, please feel free to drop them off under the portico anytime next week during drop-off or pick-up! We will sanitize and disinfect them and incorporate them into our PS, MS, and GS classrooms.


Re-enrollment for 2021 - 2022

Thanks to all of you who expedited your re-enrollment for the next school year! This greatly aids in our planning. We have strong numbers already for next year and a few classes will be moving to a waiting list. If you have not yet completed your packet, please refer to the instructions in the last couple of newsletters, and thank you for wrapping that up. If you have any questions or considerations to discuss, please don't hesitate to reach out as we are happy to chat with you.


Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Ups - Sat., 4/10, 10:00 am

As a reminder, Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTCs) will take place on Thursday, April 15th (1:00 pm-5:00 pm) and Friday, April 16th (8:30 am-5:00 pm). Consequently, there will be early dismissal at 12:00 pm on Thursday, April 15th, and no school on Friday, April 16th. In preparation for semester 2 conferences, the PTC Conference Manager will open to families at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 10th. As with the first-semester conferences, these will all take place online. If you have been previously registered for Parent-Teacher Conferences, then you will receive an automatic email reminder to register for time slots to meet with your children’s teachers. If this is your first time attending PTCs, then you can visit the AIS Parent-Teacher Conference Manager ahead of time to create an account by clicking on the blue REGISTER button. If you need any help with this process, please reach out to Jacques.


Progress Reposts Disseminated - Mon., 4/12

Progress Reports will be sent home on Monday, April 12th via email. Please read the email message sent with the progress report link for an explanation of the progress indicators on the progress reports. These documents are available through the link for 14 days, so don’t forget to save them for your records. If you have any questions about your child's progress report, feel free to reach out to your child's teaching team directly.


Parent-Teacher Conferences/Half Day of School - Thur., 4/15

The school will close early on Thursday, 4/15 to conduct Parent-Teacher Conferences with our families beginning at 1:00 pm. All students will need to be picked up between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm. We will adjust the announcement time on PikMyKid accordingly. Due to COVID restrictions, we do not have any childcare available. Please refer to the sign-up instructions above to secure a PTC session with your child(ren)’s teachers.


Early Release (11:30-12:00) on Thu., 4/15 – No Childcare Available

Classes will end at 11:30 am on Thursday, April 15th. Students must be picked up between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm following our normal dismissal procedures using PikMyKid. In order to prevent cross-contact between cohorts, childcare will not be available on the afternoon of Thursday, April 15th.


Spring Virtual Alumni Mixer-Thu., 4/15 5:00 - 6:00 pm

AIS will host an Alumni Mixer virtually next Thursday evening to reconnect and to share our exciting updates about our 20th Anniversary initiatives.


Parent-Teacher Conferences/No School - Fri., 4/16

We will hold Parent-Teacher conferences on Friday, April 16th. This is a staff workday, and no childcare is available. Please refer to the sign-up instructions above to secure a PTC session with your child(ren)’s teachers.


Spring Fund Run - Fri., 4/23

Save the date for our upcoming FUNd Run. We will send you information about this fun event early next week!


AIS Board Meeting - Mon., 4/26 6:30 pm

The AIS Board of Directors will meet virtually on Monday, April 26th at 6:30 pm. Members of our community are welcome to join the Open portion of the meeting and may provide comments at the conclusion.


S.T.E.A.M. Week - 4/26 - 4/30

We will celebrate and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math during the last week of April. Stay tuned for more exciting details about how we will share our student work with our community.


20th Anniversary Student Bricks

AIS is such a special community and has been made possible thanks to the support of all those students, families, and staff who have been a part of its foundation, growth, and history. As we commemorate our 20th anniversary, we want to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of this remarkable school.

At our gala, you heard from AIS parent and board member, Mike Carper, about the first phase of our 20th Anniversary initiatives, including a way to honor your AIS student(s) and alumni. Help us pay homage by purchasing a brick with your student's name to become part of the new brick pavement to be installed on the pathway leading up to the school.

Each brick (per student) is $150 and will help fund the 20th Anniversary Master Plan campus beautification at our school. The first bricks will be installed in the summer of 2021!
  • If you purchased a brick at the gala, you received a follow-up email with this link to customize it! Thank you for entering your details via the google form.
  • If you haven't yet purchased one, click on our Anniversary giving page which includes more details and customization information. Tip: Scroll down to read the information and then proceed to the Donate button, enter $150 per brick, and then you can customize your engraving.


Summer Camp at AIS

KidzToPros summer camps have included an April discount on their camps for a $100

Register at www.kidztopros.com and enter code FLY100 during checkout to receive $100 off each camp just for AIS students.

Camps include:

  • Wonder Robotics
  • Play It All Sports
  • MakerSpace: Electronic Gadgets & Wearables
  • Roblox Obstacle Course
  • Music Production: Beats, Scratches, & Tracks, Soccer
  • MakerSpace: Games & Toys
  • Minecraft Coding & Game Design
  • Basketball
  • 3D Modeling
  • Art Skills
  • Playwright's Guild & Film Studio
  • Tennis
  • Lego Robotics - 3D Mindstorms
  • Coding Game Design
  • Digital Arts & Graphic Design
  • Python Programming & Game Design
  • Web Design and more!


Save the dates

Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.

  • 4/12 Progress Reports Disseminated
  • 4/15 1/2 Day of School & Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 4/15 Spring Alumni Event (new date!)
  • 4/16 No School/Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • 4/21 - 4/22 Kendra Scott Virtual Mom's Day Spirit Event
  • 4/23 Fund Run Day
  • 4/26-4/30 STEAM Week
  • 4/26 AIS April Board Meeting
  • 5/3 May Break - No School
  • 5/6 Head of School Coffee
AIS 20th Anniversary Brick Project