AIS Friday Flash

Friday, December 4, 2020

Virtual Open House-Sat., 12/5 10:00 - 11:30 am

Tomorrow, Saturday, December 5th, we will host our winter virtual Open House for prospective families interested in AIS. It is very meaningful to have current students, alumni, and community members attend to share their perspectives and experiences. Mark your calendars if you can join us virtually.

Parent-Teacher Organization Meeting-Tue., 12/8 5:30 - 6:30 pm

All community members are encouraged to attend the virtual PTO meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 pm. The agenda will include holiday teacher appreciation so thank you in advance for tuning in.

Holiday Cabi Experience-Sun., 12/7 & Wed., 12/9

Looking for gift ideas for the women on your holiday list? Join GS mom & Cabi Stylist, Jill Jacobs-Tunks for a quick and easy virtual shopping event, benefiting the AIS PTO. Plus, December is a Buy One, Give One month and Cabi will donate an item to a woman in need for every item purchased. Jill will showcase Cabi's holiday gift pieces as well as the full Fall Collection in a one-hour virtual event. There are two dates/time options: Sunday, 12/6 at 4 pm or Wednesday, 12/9 at 8 pm. Links to join are below. Be sure to join from a tablet or computer (no phones) and use Chrome as your browser. Jill will donate 50% of the profits from the event to the AIS PTO. Reach out to Jill with any questions at 512.656.2988.

Spirit Night @ Phil's/Amy's-Tue., 12/15 11:00 am- 11:00 pm

Our December Spirit Night will be a double at Phil's Icehouse & Amy's Icecream at the Lake Creek location and it lasts all day. Feel free to visit or order for lunch or dinner. For on-site dining, mention AIS at the register. For online orders, please add "Austin International School" in the chef's notes section. You may pickup orders curbside or use Door Dash for delivery. Thanks for participating and thanks to Phil's & Amy's!

Spring Afterschool Activities

We will have limited offerings for our spring afterschool activity classes which will be offered by grade. Stay tuned for more information and registration details next week.

AIS Gala update

The Gala Committee is well underway on the plans for our annual event. In this, our 20th year, and our 10th gala, we look forward to celebrating with our community. Like most things these days, COVID affects what we have in store. This year, our event will be in February or early March and will look a bit different as we reimagine the experience. Please stay tuned next week for a community survey to gather your input and inform our plans.

We will still hold a wonderful online silent auction full of amazing experiences, gifts, libations, vacation getaways, and more. Here is a sneak peek of just a few items: a 1-night stay at Fairmont Austin, several Caribbean vacation packages to Barbados, Antigua, The Grenadines, Panama, & St. Lucia, gift baskets and gift cards to Maudie's, Home Slice Pizza, Slow North, King's Florist, Crux Climbing Center, a family photo session, and much more!

Thank you in advance for filling out our survey and here are other ways you can help:

  • Do you own a business or provide services? Consider donating a gift certificate for our event.
  • As the holidays approach, be on the lookout for promotional gift cards (buy 1 get 1, etc.) or donate those valid gift cards you haven't used to the school.
  • Spread the word and/or make an ask to your service providers, restaurants, or stores you frequent and inquire if they will donate an item or service. You can find an easy in-kind packet to pass along here.
  • Or if you have contacts but want us to ask, forward that along to April & the Gala Cte.

A Season of Giving-Make an IMPACT!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to those generous families who have already supported our Annual Fund Drive: The Aimard, Ako, Anderson, Brandan Gates, Burke, Carper, Carr, DeHart, Farnia Cruz, Freedman, Giansanti, Haberman, Herath Nagahawatte, Haitham Jacobs, Hervé, Hillin, Hindman, Hopkins, Horne Waelbroeck, James, Audelo Kime, Laniel, Laurent Behar, Llorente de la Sierra, Matsumura, Morgan, Musalem, Nabeth, Occhipinti, O'Quinn, Papavassiliou, Portela Liero, Rheault Booth, Roth, Sampson, Strüb, Truchard, Vaughn, Weber, Wigley, Wright, Zeh, and Ziegler Kim families!

So far, we have raised $13,000 for our Annual Fund! Thank you for your generosity.

You may make a 100% tax-deductible gift online here to support our Annual Fund or to other program designations here (like STEAM, Library, Playground, Fund Run, etc.), drop the self-addressed return envelope in the mail, or pass it to us at drop-off. We thank you for your partnership and support. Let's reach that $15,000 goal by December 31st and the AIS board will add $5K to our total.

December Student Birthdays

Happy Birthday, bon anniversaire, and feliz cumpleanos to the following students with December birthdays: Carina A., Autymn L., Amélie Z., Lydia L., Calypso C., Alexandra H., Alva T., Ayden C., Hadrien M., Gabrielle B., Roman P., Gabriella P., William J., Cora H., & Anna C.

Save the dates

Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.

  • 12/5 Virtual Open House
  • 12/6 AIS PTO Cabi Event
  • 12/8 PTO Meeting
  • 12/9 AIS PTO Cabi Event
  • 12/15 Spirit Night-Phil's & Amy's
  • 12/21-1/4 Winter Break-No School