AISM Newsletter

October 2021

Director's Message

Dear AISM Community,

*Although, it’s technically still September we wanted to get the October newsletter out as soon as possible as there are many events and activities that are coming up fast. Here we go!

Welcome to fall and October! In other parts of the world, October usually means, leaves turning colors and the weather getting cooler. Here in Liberia, October is when we start looking forward to the rainy season ending, so that we can go and enjoy the beach. Nonetheless, October brings a steady routine to students and a settling into the school year. Students are beginning to look forward to special events and the After School Activities Program, ASAP starting. Last year, due to COVID we were unable to offer ASAPs. We need to remain diligent about handwashing, mask wearing indoors and staying in our cohorts. COVID is still spreading and although vaccinations have increased there is still a high risk of getting COVID.

We have taken the MAP test and we are half way through the first quarter. During Parent/Teacher conferences at the end of October you will have an opportunity to meet with teachers to discuss the MAP scores and your child’s progress report.

The PTA has organized themselves to be a part of school wide events this year. Please take the time to connect with the PTA and/or your Homeroom parent to see how you can get involved. Many hands make small work. We are grateful for the efforts of the PTA and we look forward to their continued and much appreciated work.

The AISM Board had its 1st Board meeting September 16th. Committees are being finalized and Board goals for the work they will undertake this year are being developed. The AISM Board of Trustees is a diverse group of individuals who are coming together to collectively provide a vision on how best to continue to improve AISM.

Thank you for your continued support of AISM.

Kind regards,

Bobbi McDaniel, Ed.D.

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Virtual Day

Mark your calendars! A Virtual 1/2 Day will be held for ALL students on October 1st and classwork will be completed at home. Teachers will send a schedule and Zoom link via Google Classroom and Jupiter. Why Virtual Day? We are holding Virtual Days as a way to still have classes and provide Teachers with almost a full day of Professional Development.
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After School Activities Program

Hopefully, by now everyone has signed up for ASAs. We are excited to finally be able to hold ASAs. We are doing our best to offer varied activities for all 3 cohorts. We will continue to grow and expand the ASAP offerings. Remember the cohorts are:

Grades: K-3 - 4-6 - 7-10

ASA's begin on September 27th and run till December 3rd

ASAs Hours - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Dates and Reminders

September 29th - PTA Social at Anglers 5:30 - 7:00

October 1st - Virtual 1/2 Day of School 8:00 - 11:00 - Online

October 4th PSAT - 9th Graders

October 13th PSAT - 10th Graders

October 22nd UN DAY Celebration

October 25- 28 - Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

October 29th - Halloween/Fall Festival - 1/2 Day Dismissal 12 noon

October 29th - End of 1st Quarter

October Lunch Menu & Form