AIS Friday Flash

Friday, May 8, 2020

AIS Friday Flash - Head of School eCommuniqué (May 8, 2020)

Teacher Appreciation Day

It goes without saying that our entire community is so appreciative of the hard work, dedication, and support our educators show each day to our students and families. Thank you for all that you have done throughout the year and during this time of distance learning! And a big thank you to our wonderful PTO who generously provided staff with gift cards in appreciation of all their work.

Distance Learning Highlights

We are proud to share the following highlights of our AIS distance learning in action.

  • In GS Spanish, students brought transportation to life with their own mobility creations.
  • The force..I mean 4th was with our young CP students on Monday as they celebrated Star Wars day.
  • CE2 students worked on fruits and veggies and made some fruit salad, biologist style.
  • CM1 & CM2 students participated in a French Science film festival and they will be part of the jury (judges) next week.

  • And our CM1 students held their own storytime for our CP students. Check out this special storytime by Carmen D., What Pet Should I Get, by Dr Seuss.

S.T.E.A.M. Fair-Mon. 5/11

AIS will be holding a Virtual S.T.E.A.M. Day on Monday, May 11th to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math! Refer to the instructions from your teachers about posting their activities on our Virtual AIS STEAM Fair. A reminder that students will not have live calls with teachers on Monday, but they will see them at their scheduled times on Tuesday. Please, check out the wonderful poster designed by our CE2 student Ella M in honor of the event.

AIS Summer Camps?

With the current context in mind, AIS is deciding if and how to move forward with summer camps. We need your input. Thank you in advance for filling out this short survey regarding your interest to inform our planning and decision making.

AIS Board Coffee - Thur., 5/14 9:30 am

Meet and get to know the AIS Governing Board of Directors for a virtual coffee from 9:30 - 10:00 am on Thursday, May 14th. Click on this google meeting link to join in.

Important PTO Updates

Thank you for checking out the AIS Community Facebook page for important PTO news. There are recorded videos from the last Parent-Teacher meeting and a Room Parent meeting regarding end of the year information for all families to review.

If you participate in the Pizza Friday program, the PTO also requests your response (one per household) about what to do with the unused portion of the Pizza Friday subscriptions by clicking this quick 3 question form here.

A share from Ms. Audrey

I hope you are all healthy and happy. Today I want to share an amazing website that will delight all our little creative minds. My son Matteo drew this eagle (he has been a fan of eagles and cheetahs for a couple of years now!) when he was not even 5 yet. It was a gift for his grandparents who proudly hung it on the wall! These step-by-step projects are easy to follow and draw. It makes proud kids and parents alike! I highly recommend it. They have all sorts of drawing options. It could also be a great Mother's Day project! Have fun and please share the drawings your child has made! I can't wait to see them! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Virtual Open House - Wed., 5/20 4:30 - 5:30 pm

We will be hosting a virtual Open House for prospective families on Wednesday, May 20th. We would love for a few parents, students, and alumni to join us. If you can attend, email Mathilde to be included in the evite.

Memorial Day/No School - Mon., 5/25

We will not have school in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25th.

New Family (virtual) Welcome Coffee - Wed., 5/27

We will welcome incoming families to our community over a virtual coffee on Wednesday, May 27th from 10:30 - 11:30 am. If you or your student(s) or alumni would like to join us, please email April for the meeting invitation.

Belonging Pickup - 5/26 thru 5/28

We are organizing for scheduled student belonging pickup the week of May 26th. Stay tuned for more information.

CM2 Promotion and 4è Graduation

We will be holding a virtual CM2 Promotion Ceremony at 4pm on Friday, May 29th and a virtual 4è Graduation on Monday, June 1st to congratulate and recognize our CM2 and 4è students on their completion of elementary and middle school. We are so proud of them! Stay tuned for more information on how you can join us.

Last Day of School (1/2 Day)/Community Celebration-Thur., 6/4

Be on the lookout for upcoming details about a special celebration in the works for the last day of school.

COVID-19 Communiqué & School Closure

A reminder that all COVID related updates can also be found at the bottom of the AIS homepage and the COVID-19 Information & Updates page. The AIS campus closure has been extended through the end of this school year (in June) in compliance with the state of Texas Executive Order GA-16.

Save the dates

All school functions and events originally scheduled through the school closure have been canceled. Some events may be reconfigured to virtual. We will keep you updated here.

  • May 1 - No School/May Break
  • May 4 - 8 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 14 - Virtual Coffee with AIS Governing Board
  • May 11 - Student STEAM Day
  • May 20 - Virtual Open House
  • May 25 - No School/Memorial Day
  • May 26 - 28 Belonging Pickup (by invitation/timeslot)
  • May 27 - New Parent Virtual Coffee
  • May 29 - ​4è Graduation e-Celebration
  • June 1 - Elementary Achievement e-Celebration
  • June 4 - Last 1/2 Day of School/Community Event