AIS Friday Flash
Friday, April 7, 2023
Happy Friday Flash!
Bienvenue ! ¡Bienvenida! Welcome to Ms. Ariane!
We were very excited to welcome Ms. Ariane to AIS on Monday of this week! She spent the past five days working closely with Mr. Jacques to learn many of the ins and outs of our special community. She has been visiting classrooms, meeting with teachers, and speaking with AIS family members, and--of course--interacting with our amazing AIS students. If you haven't taken a moment yet to introduce yourself to Ms. Ariane, please do so next time you're on campus!
Thank you very much to our Spelling Bee committee for all of your hard work. That was a huge success. Our students performed so well that we had to declare a tie for first place at 4:00pm in the Middle School English competition. Congratulations, students, and thank you for your support.
Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up–Sat., 04/08 at 10:00am
The PTC Conference Manager will open for sign-ups on Saturday, April 8th at 10:00am and will remain open for sign-ups until Thursday, April 13th at 10:00 am. Families can access the Conference Manager by visiting https://austinis.schoolsoft.com/ and either logging on (returning families) or creating a new account by clicking the REGISTER NOW button. To ensure that you receive emails from the Conference Manager, we recommend adding "firstname.lastname@example.org" to your Address Book.
Class portraits, makeup photos, and retakes will be taken THIS WEDNESDAY, April 12. Students taking an individual (makeup or retake) photo may bring a change of clothes for their portrait.
Otherwise, uniforms will be worn in class photos. If you would like to request a retake, please complete this form by Tuesday at noon. You do not need to complete the form if your student was absent.
If you have not seen an email with a link to your students' photos, please check all email addresses on file with the school, including spam folders, for an email from Captured Austin Photography.
Semester 2 Parent-Teacher Conferences, Thu. 4/13 and Fri. 4/14
In-person Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTCs) will take place on Thursday, April 13 from 1:00pm to 5:00 pm and Friday, April 14th from 8:30am to 5:00 pm. See above for information about signing up for the meetings with teachers through our conference management system and about limited childcare (available only on Thursday afternoon).
This is a reminder that school closes on Thursday, April 13th at 11:45 am. Student pickup is between 11:45am - 12:00pm. School is closed all day on Friday, April 14th for PTCs, so please make appropriate arrangements as necessary. There will be no childcare available on Thursday afternoon or Friday, April 14th. Children who come to school on Friday will need to remain with parents at all times during the PTCs and while on campus. The schedule is as follows:
- School is closed at 11:45am on 4/13 (pick-up from 11:45am to 12:00pm)
- PTCs on 4/13 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
- School is closed on 4/14 all day
- PTCs on 4/14 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
- No childcare available on 4/14
Progress Reports and MAP Results Sent - Monday, 4/10
Progress reports and Winter 2023 MAP results will be sent home on Monday, April 10th 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 and you will be able to discuss further at the upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences.
MAP Results and MAP Family Workshops
Winter 2023 MAP results will be sent on Monday, April 10th. We require all families to have at least one parent/guardian attend a MAP Family Workshop before results are mailed out. For families who have not yet attended a MAP Family Workshop, be on the lookout for an email next week for scheduled workshop dates and times. For families who have already attended a MAP Family Workshop, you will receive your child(ren)'s results per usual by email.
Middle School Spring Monday, April 10th
The Middle School can wear spring colors on Monday in place of a uniform. Please be mindful of the dress code.
Open House Story Time - Wednesday, April 19th, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Join us on in welcoming potential and incoming families at our Open House Story Time. If you would like to read or greet our new friends please register here. We will offer story time, milk and cookies, and a tour of the campus.
ADULTS - We have a night out just for you!
ANTONELLI'S RACLETTE NIGHT - Thursday, April 27th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Tickets are $95 per person and include:
- A brief lesson on the history of raclette. Then, you will have the ability to melt your own cheese and scrape it onto plates of goods, selecting from a traditional spread of potatoes, pickled goods, & cured meats.
- A flight of champagne, dry white, rose, and red wines.
- And for dessert a selection of artisanal chocolates.
AIS's Wig Out FUNd Run - Tuesday, May 9th, 1:30 - 3:00pm
Thank you all for being flexible with the rescheduling of the 12th Annual FUNd RUN! I know we are all still so excited to WIG OUT on May 9th during the last half of the day!
Register your child(ren) at MyBooster.com! Upload your child's photo, make a video and share with friends and family. They will love the video. You can even post it on your FB page! The more people that sign up to pledge for your child the more they raise, the more they support the school.
Raise $50 and you receive a Wig Out Fun Run t-shirt! We will have a DJ, blow ups and other fun items for the event!
Students and adults alike are encouraged to dress up in their best wigs for the Wig Out Fun Run! AIS - will not supply wigs.
2022-2023 Yearbook cover and page frame contest. Submit by Monday, May 1st
Unleash your creativity and bring your ideas to life.
You can hand draw or use a digital format for your design and creations and use colors. There will be two folders at the reception desk: one for the yearbook cover and one for for the page frame. For details visit this link.
April Student Birthdays
Happy Birthday, Bon Anniversaire, and Feliz Cumpleaños to the following students with April birthdays!
Sloane S-MS, Micaela Z-CM2, Cleo S-MS, Marielle V-PS, Bernadette E-CE2, Manning L-CE1, Anastasia S-CE2, Rowin M-GS, Jack J-GS, Gabriel V-MS, Audrey K-CE1, Amelia H-CE2, Cyrus J-MS, Sam B-4è, Sarah E-MS, Alina S-CM1, Alexander N-CE2, Joshua N-CE2
Save the dates
Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.
- 4/11 PTO Meeting 5:30-6:30 In Person & Virtual
- 4/13 Half Day of School / Parent Teacher Conference
- 4/14 No School / Parent Teacher Conference
- 4/19 Open House Story Time
- 4/25 Board Meeting
- 4/27 Antonelli's Raclette Night