AISM September Newsletter

American International School of Monrovia, 2022-2023

Director's September 2022 Message

Dear AISM Community,

It's hard to believe we have completed the first 3 weeks of school. Time flies when you're having fun and learning is fun. This year we purposely planned the schedule that the first 2 hours of instruction are uninterrupted for K-5. This block of time provides teachers and students the time to more effectively collaborate, work in small groups, center rotation and 1:1 time with the teacher all without interruptions. Roughly, 30% of schools in the US incorporate some form of block scheduling.

As always during the first month of school we administer a standardized test, the Measures of Academic Performance, better known as MAP testing. The tests will be administered on September 7, 8, & 9. This year students will NOT have half-days during testing days. Testing will be conducted in the mornings between the hours of 8am - 11am. Students will have breaks in between testing. Please make sure your child is well rested and has a nutritious snack and lunch.

We are happy to announce that we have PE uniforms for sale. The cost is $15 a set. You will need to prepay when ordering the PE uniform and confirm size. Please make your payment to Ms. Nyemah in the front office. If you have the PE uniform from last year you are free to wear it, no need to purchase a new one. Wearing your PE uniform is required and is a part of class participation.

We have a new HOT LUNCH vendor! We will begin to offer HOT LUNCH starting September 19th. Check below for the details.

The PTA co- Chairs Mr. Healey and Mrs. Evert and I met last Friday. The PTA will have a sign up table at Open House. The PTA will host a beginning of the year AISM PTA SOCIAL -Sept 29, 5:30-7:30pm at Club Montserrado. This is an opportunity to meet new parents, say hello to returning parents and mostly to get to know the AISM Parent Community.

Finally...After School Activities will begin on Monday, September 12th. The descriptions will be sent by 5:00 pm today. Please note that some ASAs offered by local Artisans will come at a cost. We will continue to offer for free ASAs sponsored by AISM Teachers and Staff.

Please take the time to review the descriptions thoroughly. The sign up sheet will be sent on Tuesday September 6th at 5pm.

****Check the Important Dates and Reminders at the bottom of the Newsletter.****

Thank you for your continued support of AISM.

Dr. Bobbi McDaniel -Director

American International School of Monrovia

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We are super excited to announce that HOT LUNCH is back! We have partnered with Juin Orgaburst, a local eatery focused on eating healthier. The owner, Ms. Amanda Jallah Ajami is a Nutritional Therapist, she is excited to prepare nutritional, affordable meals to the AISM community. The menu is a standard, international, school lunch menu. She will incorporate local fruits and vegetables as much as possible, as well as providing snacks for sale in the Cantina.

Ms. Amanda and her Team will attend AISM OPEN HOUSE on Friday, September 16th. Additionally, paying for school lunch just got easier with TIP ME

TipMe is Liberia's first app-based mobile wallet which is downloadable on Google Play and Apple Stores. They are committed to offering reliable and safe financial services to individuals and businesses. A representative from TIP ME will be in attendance to assist our AISM community with setting up the service on their phone.

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Welcome Back to School - Pictures from 1st week of School


PE uniforms for sale.

The cost is $15 a set.

You will need to prepay when ordering the PE uniform and confirm size.

The ASAP - After School Activities Program Begins September 12th

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Coffee Morning SAVE THE DATE October 3rd -7am - 9am

This year we wanted to create more opportunities for Parents to connect, during different times of the day. We will hold several events throughout the year where we can meet up and chat informally with each other. Just another way to diversify Parent communication at AISM.

Please join us for a cup of coffee and a donut, if only for a few minutes.

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Important Dates & Reminders :

  • Monday - September 5th -Labor Day (US Holiday) NO Classes
  • September 7th-9th MAP Testing - FULL DAYS of SCHOOL
  • September 12th- After School Activities Program Begins
  • Friday - September 16th- Open House 3:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Thursday- September 29th PTA Social 5:30pm - 7:30pm - Club Montserrado
  • September 30th- Professional Development- NO Classes
  • Monday October 3rd - Coffee Morning 7:00am 9:00am