AIS Friday Flash
Friday, December 2, 2022
Winter Open House - Sat., 12/3 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
We look forward to hosting our Winter Open House tomorrow morning for prospective families interested in joining our community. We encourage other AIS families and students to attend to help welcome our guests. Thanks to those who have already signed up to come and we will see you there.
AIS Cross Country Final Race - Wed., 12/7 4:30 pm
Congrats again to all our cross-country runners and we invite our community members to come cheer on the following runners: Silas C., Colome C., Luis F., Yasmine A., & Yelena K., & Donovan W, who will be participating in the District Final Race on Wednesday, 12/7 at Lake Park at Mueller at 4:30 pm!
French Financial Conference from Jade Fiducial - Wed., 12/7 6:00 pm
AIS will host a seminar to discuss Donations, Estates, and Inheritance with Olivier Sureau from Jade Fiducial and Alexandre Quantin, MBA, RICP® from USAFrance Financials on Wednesday, 12/7 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Q&A and a networking cocktail will follow. Conferences will be in French and free upon registration. Dorine Marceau & Nicolas Pignot, Jade Fiducial, Southeast directors will also be there for one-on-one appointments.
AIS French Market - Fri., 12/9 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Middle school students have been working very hard during their Service Learning program to prepare for The Week of Taste, la semaine du gout. All next week, they will lead them in activities about nutrition and food, encouraging other AIS students to eat healthily and rediscover the marvelous world of taste. Plus, Chef Manon Lavaud, Chef Lara McDad, Baker Sylvain Nikiel, and Butcher Geoffrey Guinard will come lead cooking demonstrations.
On Friday, you are all invited to the AIS Farmer's Market with amazing food vendors and live music from 4 to 6 pm (outside in the parking lot near the maternelle playground). So, come enjoy some delicious French gastronomy available for sale (baguettes, croissants, pains au chocolat, macarons, charcuterie, légumes...). Make sure to bring your wallets for the tasty treats.
A Month of Thanks
Thank you for participating in our November month of thanks via our Krispy Kreme Digital Dozen campaign, giving tokens of appreciation to our staff, and joining in at our Spirit Day at Modern Market! We raised $240 through our donut dollars and will report back about the Modern Market proceeds once they are finalized.
The Student Council Needs You!
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 are halfway through our journey and thanks to your generosity, we have already collected a good amount of food and toys. But, at 56%, we’re still only partway to our goal. We need YOUR help to make a big impact through our virtual portal donation. Please join us and 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 or open comments at the conclusion of the open session, after which the board will resume the closed session portion of it's agenda.
Kendra Scott Spirit Night
Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming Kendra Scott - just in time for your holiday shopping. We are fine-tuning some information with our partner so will send an event update out soon.
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
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.
December Student Birthdays
Happy Birthday, bon anniversaire, and feliz cumpleaños to the following students with December birthdays: Anna B., Lydia D., Nicolas P., Nolen M., Alva T., Ayden C., Ava R., Olivia W., Meyrin L., Gabriella P., Roman P., William J., Maxim T., Cora H., Jamie D., Sienna B., & Lilya A.
Save the dates
Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.
- 12/3 Winter Open House
- 12/9 AIS French Market
- 12/13 AIS Board of Directors Meeting
- TBD Kendra Scott Spirit Event
- 12/15 Winter Celebrations
- 12/19 - 1/2 Winter Break/No School
- 1/3 Staff In-service/No School
- 1/4 School resumes