AIS Friday Flash

Friday, June 11, 2021

Bonnes Vacances ! Have a Great Summer! ¡Felices vacaciones!

Despite the difficulties this year has presented to us, it has been my honor to serve our fantastic community in my role as Head of School. I have been not just impressed, but inspired by the level of care, collegiality, and mutual support we have all shown to one another—from students to teachers to staff to parents and guardians. We could not have successfully navigated the year (with zero cases of COVID on campus no less!) without each other’s full support and cooperation. Thank you for demonstrating this level of care each and every day of school this year. If there’s ever a summer break we have all deserved, it’s this one! Take the time to relax, to read, to have fun, and to connect with friends and family. Take time to reflect on the positive elements that helped get us through this year and use those as an inspiration for and even more successful 2021-2022 school year. Even though it’s summer break, I will be communicating with the community over the coming weeks, so keep an eye on your mailboxes. Until then, passez de très bonnes vacances ! ¡Que lo pasen súper bien!


Report Cards Reminder

A reminder to check your inbox as report cards were sent on Monday. The link will be valid for 14 days and we recommend saving a digital copy and also printing a copy for your records.


MAP Results and Workshop

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to close out the Spring 2021 MAP session. We are in the final process of creating the grade level norms, which will be published on our website on Monday of next week. At that time, we will also be sending out all of the individual family reports for each child. For families who have not yet attended a Family Workshop, we will be scheduling a session next week as well; you will be contacted directly with an invitation to join this workshop. Please keep an eye on your emails for MAP-related information next week.


AIS Cabi Event

We would like to extend a big thank you to Jill Jacobs-Tunks and Mahya Farnia & Sonrisas Dental Center for hosting a Mom's Night Out event! Jill will be generously donating a portion of sales back to AIS! And thank you to all the participants who joined in and modeled.


Drive-In Fun

Thank you to all the families who joined us for our end-of-year Spirit Night at the Blue Starlight Drive-In. It was fantastic to celebrate the end of the year together!


Alumni Class of 2014

Students from the CM2 class of 2014 visited campus yesterday. It was great to visit, wish them well as they move on to college, and celebrate their successes built on the foundation received at AIS.


Thank you, PTO!

We have lots to be thankful for this week! Our PTO purchased ice cream for all our students on the last day of school plus treated our faculty and staff to a delicious lunch today in appreciation for all their hard work throughout the year. Thank you, parent community, and thank you to our 2020-2021 PTO leadership: Holly Johnson, Mike Cook, Ashley Wigley!


School Photos

Our school photos are ready and they are beautiful! Please click this link and read the instructions very carefully for viewing and ordering. If you have any questions, please contact the photographer, Emily Hines (emily@capturedaustin.com), directly and she would be happy to assist you. Have a nice day!


School Supplies for 2021-2022

The student supply lists for next year are ready to go and can be purchased through Yubbler, or on your own elsewhere. However, Yubbler will donate 50% of order proceeds back to AIS! To place your orders and follow these steps to also take advantage of the following summer discounts: June orders will be 10% off and July orders will be 5% off.

  • Find the supply list for your child(ren)’s grade by going to this link.
  • Once you login to Yubbler and enter your information, you will receive an email with a coupon code which can be copied and pasted at checkout.
  • Click on the purchase button (“Add Full List”) then enter your shipping and billing information.
  • *Please note some items may need to be purchased separately as listed in the class lists!
  • You can customize your cart in checkout by removing items you already have on hand
  • Supplies are shipped “Next Day” to your home.

Order early to receive the discount, or by July 31st to receive your items in time for the next school year. Supplies may be brought to school at our Meet the Teacher event on Tuesday, August 17th.


École des Loisirs Books are In

École des Loisirs books for the month of June arrived, just in time for some great summer reading en français! If you haven’t seen the latest titles that went home on Monday of this week, check children's backpacks for those books. Thanks to the high number of subscriptions through our school this year, EDL has made a donation of 48 beautiful titles to the AIS Library. Thank you all subscribers for helping to make this happen!


Summer Reading
This year’s summer reading lists for students entering CP through 4è are now published here. Please take a look at the list for the grade level your child will enter next year and happy reading!


HOS eCommuniqué: A Farewell to Colleagues. A Farewell to Friends.

The start of each new school year brings new people into our lives--people we will remember for a lifetime. The end of each school year means that some of our friends will be moving on to new adventures, near and far. In this week's Head of School eCommuniqué, Jacques shares his thanks to several colleagues who will be moving on to new adventures after their many years of service at AIS. Merci, gracias, and thank you to you all for your invaluable contributions to the AIS Community. We look forward to crossing paths again!


Goodbye from Ms. Emily

Dear AIS Community,

Thank you for the overwhelming support you’ve shown me over the past few weeks. It has been an emotional time and a process of “letting go” and saying goodbye little by little. I have been so happy at AIS, working with the teachers, administration, you, and your children. I’ve learned so much during my time here, and I am glad to have had the opportunity to work with each of you. I would truly love to keep in touch, and my personal email address is emilylaurenhopkins@gmail.com if you’d like to stay in contact as well. I wish you all a wonderful summer, and I’ll be seeing you next year at several AIS school events!


20th Anniversary Student Bricks

Don't forget, we are honoring our current and alumni students with bricks for our front courtyard in celebration of our 20th Anniversary. Help us pay homage to all who have made this school possible by purchasing a brick with your student's name and dedication.

Each brick (per student) is $150 and will help fund the 20th Anniversary Master Plan campus beautification at our school. The first bricks will be installed in the summer of 2021!

  • Click on our Anniversary giving page which includes more details and customization information. Scroll down to read the information and then proceed to the Donate button, enter $150 per brick, and then you may customize your special gift.

Save the dates

Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.

  • 6/14 - 8/4 Summer Camps
  • 8/17 Meet the Teacher
  • 8/18 First Day of the 2021-2022 School Year
AIS Friday Flash - Head of School eCommuniqué (June 4, 2021)