AIS Friday Flash
Friday, December 9, 2022
AIS Cross Country Success!
Congrats to all of our Cross-Country team who ran in the District Final at Mueller Park yesterday. Please pass along your congrats and great job to Colomé C. who finished 1st, William J. who finished 2nd in 4th grade, Luis who finished 3rd in 5th grade, and Yelena and Donovan who finished 2nd in 7th grade, and Yasmine who ran amazing races! Thank you to Ms. Virginie for coaching.
Week of Taste
What an amazing Week of Taste and French Market this evening! Our middle school students put on an amazing event. During the week, every student at the school had a chance to meet with professionals passionate about food and cooking. Thank you to Chef Manon Lavaud, Chef Lara McDad, Baker Sylvain Nikiel, and Butcher Geoffrey Guinard for their time during the week of taste. They shared their passion and had very interesting discussions and presented demos in front of the students. What a great way to inspire our students! Thank you all!
AIS French Market
Thank you to all of our vendors! Baker Sylvain Nykiel from Saveurs boulangerie, Baker Christina Aimard from Miss Macaron, Baker Angelique from Angelique cooking, Baker from Babka, Sommelier Patrick Burke, Butcher Geoffrey Guniard from Salt and Time, and the excellent French band music, the Angel'ivers. And thank you to Mr, Cédric for leading the project and the whole middle school students and team. Proceeds raised from the student sales will help support their international trip so thank you for joining in the wonderful school celebration.
Final Week for the Student Council Food, Funds, & Toy Drive - through 12/16
Let's please continue the giving in honor of our Student Council! THANK YOU to our community members who have already donated to our Holiday Food and Toy Drive! We surpassed our fund goal benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank, raising $1800 so far! Let's keep those donations coming and please continue to drop off your canned and dry goods at reception. You can help those in need in the Austin community in one or all of the following ways:
- Donating funds to the Virtual Food Drive benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank
- Drop off canned and other non-perishable food items at reception
- Drop off new, unwrapped toys to benefit Operation Blue Santa at reception
As global citizens who are charged to think globally and act locally, we want to thank you in advance for supporting our broader Austin community through your continued kindness and generosity.
AIS Board Meeting - Tue., 12/13
The AIS governing Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, December 13th. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and listen to the open session of the meeting beginning at 6:30 pm. There is time reserved for open comments at the conclusion of the open session, after which the board will resume the closed session portion of its agenda.
Winter Class Parties - Fri., 12/15
What a wonderful time of the year! We can't wait to celebrate the holidays with you before the holiday break on Friday, December 16th. Performances and class parties will vary a bit by cycle and grades as follows:
- Cycle 1 Performances in Auditorium: 2:30 - 2:45 pm/Class Celebrations: 2:45 - 3:15 pm
- CP Celebrations in classrooms: 2:45 - 3:15 pm
- CE1 Performance in Auditorium 1:45 - 2:20 pm/Class Celebrations: 2:45 - 3:15 pm
- CE2 Performance in Foyer/Class Celebrations 2:45 - 3:15 pm
- More details to follow for CM1 to Middle School events
Spring Afterschool Activities
Be on the lookout next week for next semester's Afterschool Class Activity schedule and detailed registration information.
AIS 12th Annual Art Gala
Plans for one of the most amazing events of the year, our Annual Gala, are well underway from the Silent Auction Committee and we are thrilled that it will be returning in person to the Austin Central Library on February 25th! For new families, this event is our biggest fundraiser of the year and includes fantastic packages in our silent auction, a live art auction of AIS student artwork, and a raise the paddle event which funds scholarship funds for teacher's students attending AIS. So, please mark your calendars for the event.
And, whether you are primping for your upcoming holiday parties (visiting your favorite salons and stores for a special outfit), going out to eat, buying Christmas presents and gift cards, or traveling and collecting special items over the break - YOU CAN HELP IN THE PLANNING. Ask that vendor to donate a gift card, if you are a regular, ask them to donate a swag basket for our school, take advantage of special holiday sales and buy something a little extra, pick up something on your holiday trip, or regift that unique item that you won't use or you have too much of (shh...we won't tell), and donate it to the silent auction.
This year we want to bring the world back to you at our event and will be celebrating other cultures. With that in mind, think about who you can reach out to or what you can pass along to the gala committee. More event details to come and thank you in advance for your participation. We look forward to seeing you there!
Winter Break/No School
The school will close during the Winter holidays from December 19th through January 2nd. We hope everyone enjoys this time with their friends and families. On January 3rd, the staff will return for a day of in-service, and classes will resume on January 4th.
January Spirit Night at the Austin Spurs
We hope you can join us for a special Spirit Night on Thursday, January 26th at 7:30 pm as the Austin Spurs take on the Dallas Texas Legends at the HEB Center in Cedar Park! AIS will have a group spirit section to watch the game. PLUS, as part of our spirit night, 10 - 15 AIS students from grades CE1 and up can sign up to be Anthem Buddies and be on court with the players during the National Anthem. The first 15 students who register here (from grades CE1/2nd to 4e/Middle School) will participate as an Anthem Buddy. If registering a sibling, please close the form and enter another entry for the 2nd or 3rd child (tickets must be purchased separately). AIS tickets are on sale now here, and are $26 each. Go Spurs!
Save the dates
Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.
- 12/13 AIS Board of Directors Meeting
- 12/15 Winter Celebrations
- 12/19 - 1/2 Winter Break/No School
- 1/3 Staff In-service/No School
- 1/4 School resumes