AISM January Newsletter 2021
Dear AISM Families,
Happy New Year from everyone at AISM! I hope everyone enjoyed some downtime during the Winter Holidays. January marks the halfway point in the school year, where we take a deeper look at academic progress. We determine SMART goals, to move students to the next phase of their development. We are all aware that virtual learning has had a major impact on students around the world. Although, when we look back and identify deficits, I think we will realize academic gains, in areas of technology, independent learning and writing. Children are resilient and adaptable, they will grow from these current challenges and continue to thrive.
I want to thank everyone, for their generous contributions to the AISM PTA Holiday Giveaway. What really began as a small gesture, became a wonderful demonstration of generosity and kindness. The AISM PTA, together with AISM faculty, staff and the entire school community, collected 32 bags of 25kg rice, 14 big, 14 med cooking oil bottles, bags of beans and lentils, toys, household cleaning supplies and other items to donate to the families that are right outside the school gates. We had our Facilities Manager, Ms. Felicia Weeks, go into the community and invite 35 families to come to the school to pick up the donations. Needless to say, that the givers are actually the receivers, of the joy of giving. My hope is, that next year, we can grow the event and our students will be directly involved. What a powerful lesson of service learning this will be for our students.
As we bring students back to campus, I am urging parents to not send sick children to school. Even if you think your child's symptoms are minor such as: a tummy or headache, sniffles, all of these can mimic COVID 19 symptoms. Once we are able to reopen the campus, we want to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. We anticipate a reopening of the campus on Tuesday, January 19th, 2021. We appreciate your patience, as testing for the students and teachers is arranged. You will receive an update as soon as the day and time for COVID 19 testing is firmly set. I know there have been a few delays and setbacks regarding reopening the campus, which has been disappointing for all of us. Meanwhile, there are many schools around the world in virtual classes, we are fortunate that we have the option of reopening the campus. We are prioritizing health and safety measures and we are grateful for your patience.
AISM Holiday Givng Ms.Kirpa 3rd Grade
AISM PTA December 9th Holiday Giving was a HUGE Success!
The gratitude families expressed for the gifts was overwhelming.
Local Families picking up Holiday Gifts
Next Holiday season will be bigger and better!
January 19 Classes Resumes (TBA)
January 20 AISM PTA Meeting
January 25- 29 - Parent Teacher Conference