AIS Friday Flash

Friday, November 8, 2019

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Class Gala Raffle Baskets

Awesome job to all for your wonderful classroom Gala baskets! Thanks for your contributions. Make sure to check them out in reception. Families may purchase tickets for ANY basket in the mornings or afternoons each day. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 or 10 for $40. We will pull the lucky basket winners at the International Potluck on Friday, 11/22. You do not need to be present at the potluck to win, however, we ask that you take them home at pickup on 11/22 (for the Break).


NOVUS Project

Our 5th and 6th graders worked with a college student from Monterrey on an international NOVUS project. Students measured air pollution with gadgets at school and around Austin. They collected the data and analyzed it in order to draw conclusions. It was a great project, Thanks to Monse Santillan!


AltEd Festival of Learning-Sat., Nov. 9, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will represent the school at AltEd's Festival of Learning at the Mueller Hangar tomorrow on Saturday, November 9th. Come stop by and help us brag about AIS to prospective parents.


Spirit Night- Kendra Scott-Tue., Nov. 12, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Join us for a very special AIS Spirit Night on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for

a Kendra Scott Soiree at the Domain Store. Come pick out some bling for yourself, for mom, or any other special loved one just in time for the holidays. Kendra Scott will give back generously to AIS for all the purchases made. Last year this event, raised $1000 for our school! We hope you can make it. We put flyers in backpacks today. Please bring it along or present the flyer from the Flash upon event entrance. We look forward to seeing you there.


Cross Country Meet-Wed., Nov. 13, 4:30 pm

Our runners did an awesome job at the cross-country meet this week. Congratulations to all our runners for working so hard! Donovan, Samrawit, Quinn, Yelena, Carew, Ella, and Carmen will be going to the finals at Kirby Hall on November 13th. Come help us cheer them on at 4:30 pm.


Thanksgiving Food Drive-Nov. 4 thru Nov. 21

Our Student Council Representatives are hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive from Monday, November 4 through Thursday, November 21 through the Austin Food Bank.

Last year we raised $724, and this year we would like to up our goal to $900. We need your help to reach our goal.

You can give to our Thanksgiving Food Drive in 3 ways:

1.) Donate funds to our Virtual Food Drive:

  • Every $1 makes 4 meals! Austin Food Bank can stretch a dollar a lot further than someone can at a grocery store because of their partnerships and bulk orders.
  • Austin Food Bank can buy and distribute fresh produce, and perishable frozen and refrigerated foods to people, which are often healthier options!
  • 96% of all donated resources Austin Food Bank receives go directly to the community through programs and food distributions.

2.) Bring food to school and placing it in the Food Drive boxes at in the reception area:

Click here for what to donate: Be sure to give items that are healthy, non-perishable food, items that are intact, un-opened, items in consumer or commercial packaging, items with non-breakable packaging (no glass please), and food within the expiration date on the packaging.

3.) Donate food and funds!

Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you for participating in our Thanksgiving Food Drive!


Expression Wall

Make sure to check out the student council expression wall in reception. All our community is invited to write something on this wall to spread joy, kindness, gratitude, and positive thoughts. It can be a drawing for the little one, a few words, or a poem. We look forward to reading your shares.


Picture Orders & Retakes

If you forgot to order individual pictures for your student(s) and wish to do so, you may go to the photographer's website using this specific code: IQ320952.

Retake pictures (individual and/or siblings) will take place on November 20. Please use this link to sign up for retakes.


International Week & Potluck - Nov. 18 thru Nov. 22

We look forward to celebrating our upcoming International Week from 11/18 thru 11/22! This year our students are studying Iran, Indonesia, The Netherlands, South Africa, India, Italy, Andorra, Japan, Haiti, Reunion Island, & Israel. AIS is pleased to host this exciting week-long celebration of cultures and countries. We look forward to collaborating with you and invite you to our annual International Festival Potluck on Friday, November 22. (Please note Friday is a full day with no early release.) Please review the email sent out for more detailed information. For the potluck, we need everyone’s help to make this event a great success.

Please sign up below to:

  • Bring an international dish: dish from your home country, your adopted country or even just a place you like!

  • Collect the dishes in the MPR

  • Help with the buffet set up starting at 9.30am up to your child’s presentation

  • Help with the service

  • Help with cleaning up the buffet and loading of the dishwasher

  • Take home one class box (containing the reusable plates and cutlery) to wash and return after the break

  • Take the compostable plates to your home compost

  • Help organizing the leftovers and finish the dishwashing

For PS, MS & GS families, sign up here

For CP, CE1 & CE2 families, sign up here

For CM1, CM2, 6e, 5e & 4e families, sign up here


Save the Dates

Please save the date for these upcoming events. More details to come.

  • 11/9 AltEd Festival of Learning-Mueller Hangar
  • 11/12 Kendra Scott Spirit Night
  • 11/16 French Market Festival-St. Edward's University
  • 11/18-11/22 International Week
  • 11/22 International Community Potluck
  • 11/25-11/29 Thanksgiving Break - No School

Spirit Night at Kendra Scott

Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 6-8pm

11506 Century Oaks Terrace

Austin, TX

Join us for a very special AIS Spirit Night on Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm for

a Kendra Scott Soiree at the Domain Store. Come pick out some bling for yourself, for mom, or any other special loved one just in time for the holidays. Kendra Scott will give back generously to AIS for all the purchases made. Last year this event, raised $1000 for our school! We hope you can make it. We put flyers in backpacks today. Please bring it along or present the flyer from the Flash upon event entrance. We look forward to seeing you there.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.