AIS Friday Flash

Friday, May 28, 2021

AIS Rangers

The 6th-grade Service Learning class created and implemented the 'AIS Rangers' program. They created a booklet full of information on how to protect and care for three endangered animals in Texas. CP2 are the first students to receive the AIS Rangers badge. They completed a booklet and took a pledge to keep learning, teaching others, protect the animals and plants. Great job to our 6th-grade mentors and to our young Rangers.


8th Grade Graduation

We are so incredibly proud of our Class of 2021 8th graders! We enjoyed honoring these graduates this evening and celebrating with their families. To our 8th grade families, we thank you! You have opened your hearts and shared your most precious ones with us, some for a year - and some for many years. We have enjoyed watching these 9 students grow up right along with you. To our students, we congratulate you again and wish you great success as you venture onto high school. We also would like to extend a big congrats and appreciation to our Middle School teaching team: Ms. Natacha, Mr. Olivier, Ms. Susan, Ms. Prema, Ms. Valerie, Ms. Emily, and Mr. Jacques and to all our faculty who were a part of their journeys. Congrats to Alexandra H., Alfred A., Andrew Y., Aubrey M., Caroline C., Cameron C., Declan C., Georgia P., & Rafael A.! Check out this video during which they share some words of wisdom for incoming middle schoolers.


AIS Yearbook Order Deadline - Today!

It's the time of year to pre-order your AIS yearbook! In order to secure your yearbook, please order before the deadline of May 28th! Your yearbook will be shipped directly to your home address this year!


Memorial Day/No School - Mon., 5/31

The school will be closed in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 31st.


Elementary Achievement Ceremonies - Tue., 6/1 & Wed., 6/2

We are happy to announce that we will have modified, in-person outdoor CM2 Promotion Ceremonies for our two CM2 classes for students and their parents/guardians only. Both ceremonies will take place under the portico on the respective days, where it will be nice and shaded. We will also stream the ceremony via Zoom for family and friends to view at home. Invitations for CM2 families will be sent out on Monday and Zoom information will be included in next week's Friday Flash.

  • CM2a Promotion will be on Tuesday, 6/1 at 5:00 pm
  1. Join Zoom link.
  2. Meeting ID: 921 1186 0268
  3. Passcode: AISowl2021
  • CM2b Promotion will be on Wednesday, 6/2 at 5:00 pm
  1. Join Zoom link.
  2. Meeting ID: 972 5487 6992
  3. Passcode: AISowl2021


Afterschool Care Pick-up -Tue., 6/1 & Wed., 6/2

For students in afterschool care, please note the portico will be blocked off after 4:00 pm and will not be able to be passed thru next Tuesday, June 1st, and Wednesday, June 2nd for our Graduation ceremonies.

For students in CP and up, guardians may still enter Coronet and park on the side of the building. Students will be dismissed from the auditorium using the side doors (CP-CE2 hallway) instead of the portico. Vehicles will be able to turn around and exit Coronet from 4 - 6 pm on these days only. Please be careful of two-way traffic and merging staff vehicles at the Coronet driveway upon your exit.

For Maternelle families picking up after-school care students on these days, you may enter Adelphi and pick up from the classroom exits as usual.

All pick-up directly after school will remain as usual. The portico will be blocked off after dismissal.


Parent-Teacher Organization Meeting - 6/3 5:30 pm

Please join other community members for the last virtual PTO meeting of the year on Friday, June 3rd at 5:30 pm. More details to follow. There are open PTO executive committee positions for next year. If you are interested in giving back to the school and supporting fellow parents, guardians, and faculty, please reach out to ais-pto@austinis.org.


AIS Cabi Event - Fri., 6/4

Moms, please save the date and plan to join the fun next Friday, June 4th at 7 pm for a Cabi Fashion Show and shopping event hosted by Mahya Farnia & Jill Jacobs. There will be snacks and vino at Sonrisas Dental Center near the intersection of I-45 & IH-35. We will mix and mingle and then enjoy a Spring Fashion Show with live models featuring AIS Moms. 30% of proceeds from show sales will be donated to the AIS PTO!


Report Cards - Mon., 6/7

Report cards for the final semester will now be sent out on Monday, June 7th. You will receive a link to your child’s report, which will be valid for 14 days. We recommend saving a digital copy and printing a copy for your records within two weeks of receiving the link.


Spirit Week - 6/7 thru 6/9

During the last week of school, let's show our school spirit! Uniforms are not required, and students may wear our school colors however they wish, as long as it is appropriate. So, color that hair at home, sport those temporary tattoos, and let's see some blue, white, and green! Go AIS Owls!


Save the Date-End of Year Spirit Night at the Drive-In - Tue., 6/8

We hope you can join us for a special community event to celebrate the end of the year: a Drive-In Movie at the Blue Starlight Urban Drive-In in Round Rock on Tuesday, June 8th! Entrance to the drive-in will begin at 8 pm and the movie "Tom & Jerry: The Movie" 2021 will begin at dusk between 8:30 - 9:00 pm.

  • Tickets will be $50 per carload - with a maximum of 60 cars/200 people.
  • You can opt to pre-order a Snack Combo for $10 which includes a drink, popcorn, & candy. Some limited refreshments will be available on-site at full price.
  • Purchase your admission here (per carload)
The following COVID protocols apply. All guests must remain in vehicles except for restroom use and refreshment pick-up. No open hatchbacks. Masks must be worn outside of vehicles or when windows are cracked down below 75%


Last (Half) Day of the 2021-2022 School Year - Wed., 6/9

There are only a few days left of this school year (but who's counting)! Wednesday, June 9th will be a half-day and the last day of school. Dismissal will be at 12:00 and no afterschool care will be available that day. Welcome, summer!


School Supplies for 2021-2022

Be on the lookout for school supply lists and ordering options for our class school supplies for next year. We will send out this information in early June.


KidztoProz Summer Camp at AIS

Our partners, KidzToPros, will host their summer camps at AIS and have included a May discount on their camps for a $100 off. Register at www.kidztopros.com and enter code FLY100 during checkout to receive $100 off each camp, just for AIS students. Camps include many offerings from sports to robotics for students aged 4 to 14. For registration information or any questions, please reach out to the KidzToPros.


COVID-19 Vaccines Open to Ages 12+

As you are likely aware, individuals 12 and older are now able to get their free first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccinations will be taking place this weekend during a drive-through vaccine clinic at the Exposition Center (7311 Decker Lane, Austin, TX 78724) from 9am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. While currently not required by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, families with children aged 12-17 are strongly encouraged to get the vaccine as soon as possible. The consent of a parent or guardian is required for ages 12-17 and the parent or guardian must be present, and in the vehicle, when they arrive at the Exposition Center. Alternatively, families may sign-up for vaccination through UT Health Austin.


Exemption from Certain Quarantine Requirements

Under new guidance from local health authorities, schools may exempt students from certain quarantine requirements once they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you elect to have your child vaccinated in the coming months, please send proof of vaccination to the AIS Reception so that it may be included in their student file. This guidance will evolve in the coming months, so please continue to review the Friday Flash and any special school communiqués pertaining to vaccinations and quarantine requirements.


AIS Community Vaccination: One-Minute Survey

To help us have a better understanding of the level of vaccine protection in the AIS community, please a brief moment to complete this AIS one-minute quick survey. Having this data will help us continue to make data-driven decisions regarding virus-protection protocols while maintaining our school’s commitment to being informed, prepared, and safe.


Save the dates

Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.

  • 5/31 Memorial Day - No School
  • 6/1 CM2a Promotion Ceremony
  • 6/2 CM2b Promotion Ceremony
  • 6/3 PTO Meeting
  • 6/7 Report Cards Sent
  • 6/7 - 6/9 Spirit Week
  • 6/8 Spirit Night at the Drive-In!
  • 6/9 Last Day of School!
  • 6/14 - 8/4 Summer Camps
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TOM & JERRY - Official Trailer