AIS Friday Flash
Friday, October 14, 2022
Carnival, Circus, Circus, Extravaganza of a Fall Camp
Our jugglers and acrobat campers had a fantastic time at our Fall Camp. Thank you to Ms. Amira, Ms. Claudine, Ms. Peri, and Mr. Joel for spending the carnival with us. We would also like to thank Ms. Silly Sparkles for painting faces and twisting balloons and Ms. Mystica for her mesmerizing performance and workshop!
A Note from our 5e students:
Hello, as part of a middle school service-learning project, our 7th graders are making a recipe book for the Week of Taste here at school. We want to include recipes from all around the world, so, if you have any recipes from your home country, we would love to include them in our book. Thank you for filling out your favorite recipes here. The sharing link has been adjusted, so if you tried previously but couldn't access it, thank you for trying it now.
CM1 Goes to Ft. Davis - 10/17 to 10/21
Our 4th graders are very excited about their upcoming field trip to Ft. Davis, Prude Ranch, and the University of Texas's McDonald Observatory. They will venture out to West Texas this week for an amazing adventure.
Virtual Board of Directors Meeting - Tue., 10/25, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Our Board of Directors will meet virtually on Tuesday, October 25th beginning at 6:30 pm. Members of our community are encouraged to observe the Open Session of the meeting with an opportunity for public comments at the conclusion of the open portion.
Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Up–Sat., 10/29 at 10:00am
The PTC Conference Manager will open for sign-ups on Saturday, October 29th at 10:00am and will remain open for sign-ups until Thursday, November 3rd 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 "email@example.com" to your Address Book.
Progress Reports Disseminated - Monday, 10/31
Progress Reports will be sent home on Monday, October 31st 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.
Halloween Parade & Classroom Parties-Mon., 10/31 2:15-2:35/2:45 - 3:15pm
Mark your calendars. On Monday, October 31st, we will celebrate Halloween with a school-wide parade followed by classroom parties. The parade will take place from 2:15 - 2:35 pm (outside, if weather permits) followed by the classroom celebrations until 3:15 pm. Be on the lookout for information from your room parents next week with information, guidelines, and party sign-up information.
Family members are invited to campus to watch the parade and attend class parties. Family members in attendance will need to park on the adjacent streets as our campus will close for a clear parade path. Students may be taken home from the classroom parties with teacher approval and with a classroom dismissal sign-out sheet. Students signed up for extended care will be taken to those after-school care spaces following regular dismissal.
PS & MS students should come in two-piece costumes, when possible, or costumes that are able to be pulled down easily for restroom breaks.
PS students may wear Halloween colors to school but should not come to school in costume. PS costumes may be packed to change into their costumes after naptime.
MS - 4è students may wear their costumes to school.
Please be mindful of our costume guidelines and restrictions:
- no scary, bloody, or gory costumes
- no weapons or anything that resembles weapons
- no alcohol, tobacco, or drug-related props or accessories
- no suggestive costumes inappropriate for children
Head of School Coffee - Thur., 11/3 8:30 - 9:30 am
Each month, the PTO and school alternate hosting a community coffee on the first Thursday of the month. AIS community members are invited to join Mr. Jacques for a Head of School Coffee on Thursday, November 3rd in front of the school if the weather is nice, or alternatively in the foyer to mingle and visit.
Parent-Teacher Conferences/School Closures-11/3 & 11/4
In-person Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTCs) will take place on Thursday,11/3 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Friday, 11/4 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. See above for detailed information about signing up for the meetings with teachers through our conference management system and about limited childcare (available only on Thursday afternoon).
This a reminder that school closes on Thursday, November 3rd at 12:25 pm for student pick up until 12:45 pm and is closed all day on Friday, November 4th for PTCs so please make appropriate arrangements as necessary. There will be no childcare available on Thursday afternoon or Friday, 11/4. 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 12:25 on 11/3 (student pick-up from 12:25pm - 12:45pm)
- PTCs on11/3 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
- School is closed on 10/5 all-day
- PTCs on 11/4 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- No childcare available on 10/5
October Student Birthdays
Happy Birthday, bon anniversaire, and feliz cumpleaños to the following students with October birthdays: Brooklyn T., Samuel K., Eleanor K., Margot M., Leon L., Yelena K., Atticus C., Zuri L., Angie P., Belle P., Marc-Olivier M., Daniel A., Maxim R., Ella M., James R., Lincoln G., Gabby V., Chloe B., Olivia E., Inés G., Giulia P., Livia P., & Jacques M.
Save the dates
Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.
- 10/17 - 10/21 CM1 Ft. Davis Trip
- 10/25 AIS Board Meeting
- 10/29 PTC Sign-ups begin
- 10/31 Halloween Class Parties
- 10/31 Progress Reports Disseminated
- 11/3 Head of School Coffee
- 11/3 Half Day of School/Parent-Teacher Conferences
- November - All Month Spirit Event: Krispy Kreme Digital Dozen
- 11/4 No School/Parent-Teacher Conferences
- 11/7 50th Day of School
- 11/8 State of the School
- 11/14-11/18 International Week
- 11/21-11/25 Thanksgiving Break
- 11/30 Spirit Night at Modern Market