Newsletter For Week of January 17th

Four-Day Week This Week And a Full Tuesday (With PE)

Reminder Also About the Dragon Bands to Check in and Out of Campus

Important Announcements For Upcoming Weeks:


Starting today January 17th, 2016 we began our new changes for students and parents entering the ASD Campus​ to support student safety.​


All students will be required to scan their Dragon Wristband entering and exiting the campus. It is recommended that you remind your child to wear their wristband daily. Replacement Dragon bands may be purchased at the front desk of the Administrative entrance for 50 qr. Wristbands will be distributed to Lower Elementary Students this week by their teachers.


Parents and domestic staff will not be permitted through Gate 5 for morning drop off.​ ​Student​s​ may enter through Gate 5 using their wristbands and teachers will be there to supervise starting at 7:40 AM. Parents wishing to accompany their children to classes are asked to enter through Gates 8 & 10. ​ There will be a special scanner at gate 1/2 for bus riders.


Pick-up procedures will remain the same, parents will be able to enter and exit the campus through Gate 5 from2:45 - 4:15 PM. Pick up procedures for PACT Tuesdays and our Pre-K Students will also remain the same, parents will be able to enter through Gate 5 at 12:15 PM.


We kindly ask parents and guests to enter through Gate 8 during the school day.


We thank you for your continued patience and cooperation as we work to keep our school safe and continue the improvements to the ASD campus.


Let's Do the Math Workshop For Grade 2 Tomorrow!!

Monday January 18th 8:10 a.m. with Carol Little in the Upper Elementary Presentation Room. If you wish to attend, please sign up on the Google Doc that was sent around to parents last week.



Reminder: Principals’ Coffee This Week

Our next Lower Elementary Principals’ Coffee is scheduled for January 19, 2016. Our music teachers will be hosting a music education session to introduce parents to the Elementary music curriculum and the role of music in a child’s life.

In addition, we will be introducing a new component to our Principals’ Coffees and that is a Parent Forum. There will be time devoted at every Principals’ Coffee for the remainder of the school year for a Parent Forum, during which the principals will address general themes raised by parents, which have been submitted in advance. Please attend the Principals Coffee for more information.



Change to logging on to NVS
To improve the security of student accounts we are going to change the students' NVS passwords from 12345678 to a unique number for each student. This week, you will get an email containing the new password. This password should be used from then on when you log onto NVS. Grade two does not use NVS often, but starting in upper elementary, it may be used more frequently.
If you have any problems or questions please feel free to contact me directly by email at pblacklock@asd.edu.qa or through your son or daughter's classroom teacher.

Other important dates:
  • January 17-20 - MAPS Testing
  • January 19 - Full Day of School
  • January 21 - No School

Curriculum Updates and Activities