AIS Friday Flash
Friday, February 10, 2023
HOS Announcement from the Board of Directors
Please review this announcement from our Board of Directors about our next Head of School. We look forward to welcoming Ms. Ariane Baer-Harper (LinkedIn), effective July 1, 2023. We are fortunate to have Ariane join as Head of School Elect on April 3, 2023, when she will begin her full-time service in partnership with Jacques, who will continue to serve as the AIS Head of School and will work closely with Ariane during a transition period through the end of June.
Gala Tickets on Sale - Buy Today, Sales End 2/17
Please join us and our latest Head of School Elect, Ms. Ariane Baer-Harper, and her husband, Tim, on Saturday, February 25th at our 12th Annual Art Gala!
There is so much you won't want to miss. Live music by Lucas Quintana Trio, a silent and live auction, great food and a few other surprises! All at Austin's beautiful Central Public Library from 7 to 10:30 pm, with a sponsor pre-event cocktail hour from 6 - 7 pm. Tickets and Sponsorships are on sale, space is limited and sales close on the 17th (no seriously, we have to make the floorplan, really)! Purchase Tickets & Sponsorships here! We look forward to being back in person!
AIS Community Clean-up Appreciation
Merci, Gracias, and Thank you, AIS Community! Wow! What an incredible show of community spirit during our campus cleanup days! Thank you to the many AIS families, staff members, and students who came out to saw, chop, cut, drag, bundle, sweep, rake, and bring treats! It was a true manifestation of the strength of our community.
Bluebonnet Breakfast Celebration
We had such a great time at our Bluebonnet Breakfast this morning. Great job to all our readers. We look forward to announcing the winner of the Bluebonnet Award in March. Thank you students for your participation, and parents for your encouragement of this program!
A Warm Welcome to Lara
We are very pleased to share with you that Ms. Lara Gudmanz, our new PS and MS English teacher, recently arrived from sunny South Africa! Ms. Lara is a very experienced early childhood teacher who most recently has worked with young learners at Dubai American Academy. Prior to that, she taught lower elementary and early childhood students at a top independent school in Johannesburg for a number of years. We are glad she has joined our community.
Valentines Day Class Parties - Tue., 2/14
Looking forward to spreading the love during the classroom celebrations. Please refer to your room parent or class email for your more details. Valentine's Day color clothing is welcomed!
Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française, Register by 2/16
We are very excited to announce that the DELF A2 Diploma registrations are now open. The DELF (Diplôme d'Études en Langue Française or Diploma of French Languages Studies) is an official qualification awarded by the French Ministry of Education to certify the competency of candidates from outside France in the French language. It is a certificate that is valid for life and is an excellent academic credential for your children to have. This exam will take place at AIS between March 1st and March 3rd, 2023 (i.e., individual speaking evaluation on March 1-2 and group written evaluation on March 3). The registrations are open for CE2, CM1, and CM2 students (12YO and under that have not done the test before). Please take a moment to submit the online DELF registration form today to reserve your child’s spot! The last day to register is next Thursday, Feb. 16.
AIS Board Meeting - Tue., 2/21, 6:30pm
The AIS governing Board of Directors will meet in person on Tuesday, February 21st beginning at 6:30pm. Members of our community are encouraged to observe Open Session of the meeting with an opportunity for public comments at the conclusion of the open portion.
Spring Camp 2023 for MS-CM2 Students Register here!
We are pleased to announce that Spring Camp registration has officially opened!
Come join AIS as we take flight with Super Hero Community Helpers from March 20 - 24, 2023. Campers will learn about different community helpers, make arts & crafts, and get to dress up in their favorite Super Hero costume.
AIS Basketball Team
The AIS Owls have had a great season. Come out and cheer the teams on, all are welcomed!
Our CM1/CM2 team will play on the following dates:
- Monday, 2/13 at Cathedral School of Saint Mary at 5:30 pm
- Tuesday, 2/21 at Cathedral School of Saint Mary at 6:30 pm
- Sunday, 2/26 at HEB Center at 11:30 am
2023-2024 School Calendar
Next year's board-approved school calendar has been published on the AIS website. The 2023-2024 academic year will start on Thursday, August 17th, 2023 and end on Thursday, June 6th, 2024. Download the PDF version of the calendar for easy printing and reference at home!
February Student Birthdays
Happy Birthday, bon anniversaire, and feliz cumpleaños to the following students with February birthdays: Luka O., Lian O., Noura K., Claudia R., William N., Eleanor M., Alison N., Sara H., Rhône S., Lorelai C., Léon G., Yasmine A., and Miryam M.
Save the dates
Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.
- 2/14 Valentine's Class Parties
- 2/21 AIS Board Meeting
- 2/25 12th Annual Art Gala
- 3/2 Head of School Coffee
- 3/9 Storytime Open House
- 3/13-3/24 Spring Break - No School
- 3/20-3/24 Spring Break Camp