AIS Friday Flash

Friday, May 7, 2021

Teacher Appreciation Thank You!

Our hearts go out to all our families for the generous gestures of appreciation this week! Thank you so much, as the love was definitely felt. And thank you to the Parent Teacher Organization for helping to sponsor our finale "Pick Me Up" day today. We had Nearby Coffee here with a coffee kiosk for specialized coffees and cookies for our faculty and staff. Thank you, PTO and to our barista, David!


École des Loisirs Books for May 2021

Today, subscribed students received their latest Ecole des Loisirs books. Thanks to families’ subscriptions, AIS received a generous donation of six new French language titles to the AIS library. Remember to check backpacks for this month’s books. Bonne lecture !


Happy Mother's Day!

To all our AIS mothers, grandmothers, and other mother-figures, we hope you have a well-deserved, fantastic Mother's Day this weekend! Thanks for being a part of the AIS community and hats off to each of you for all you do!


Virtual Accreditation Visit (5e and 4e) - Mon. thru Wed., 5/10 - 5/12

The final step in our multi-year accreditation process of the French middle school program will take place from Monday to Wednesday of next month. During those days, our program will complete a virtual visit with Ms. Isabelle Polizzi, Academic Inspector for the French Ministry of Education based in Paris. We would like to thank all those involved in bringing us to this important milestone for our school, including members of the Board of Directors, the school’s leadership team, middle school teachers, middle school parents, and of course, middle school students. A big thank you also goes to Mr. Alexis Andres, Consul General of France in Houston who has also supported our school community in this process. We look forward to receiving a decision on our accreditation from the French Ministry of Education in June 2021.


School Picture Days - Wed. & Thur., 5/12 - 5/13

We are very excited to announce that we will be using Captured Austin Photography for our school pictures this year! Please click this link for more information about picture days at AIS, to read about Captured Austin's modern school portraits, and to learn how you can purchase digital prints, regular prints, and fine art prints of your child(ren). Once the proofs are ready, we will send you a link, where you can make your purchases online, directly through the photographer.

CP-CM2 classes will be photographed on 5/12, and PS-GS and Middle School classes will be photographed on 5/13; however, sibling photographs will be taken on both days. Please look over this schedule carefully, since your child may need to be dressed for pictures on both days. *Please note that due to our COVID protocols it is not possible to photograph all classes and all siblings in one day. Read the information carefully, since some siblings may need to come dressed for pictures both days.*

We will continue to uphold AIS COVID protocols throughout picture days. Cohorts will be kept separate, and students will not be sitting or touching any props for their photographs. Students will remain masked at all times, except for their individual and sibling portraits, where they will remove their masks momentarily. During their individual and sibling portrait, all other students and adults will be physically distanced from your child(ren), masked, and outdoors. Students will have their masks in hand during their photographs so they can be replaced immediately, once the photos are taken. Masks will be worn for all group photos. If you have any questions or concerns, please email headofschool@austinis.org.

Students do not need to wear school uniforms for picture days!


AIS Yearbook Pre-Orders

It's the time of year to pre-order your AIS yearbook! In order to secure your yearbook, please order before the deadline of May 28th! Your yearbook will be shipped directly to your home address this year!


School Supplies for 2021-2022

Be on the lookout for school supply lists and ordering options for our class school supplies for next year. We will send out this information in early June.


Save the Date-End of Year Spirit Night at the Drive-In - Tue., 6/8

Stay tuned for more information about our last Spirit Night of the year. This one will be at the Round Rock Blue Starlite Drive-In on June 8th for a fun family movie the night before the last day of school. Registration information will be sent out next week. There will be limited car spots and tickets will include an optional refreshment package add-on. More details to follow.


KidztoProz Summer Camp at AIS

Our partners, KidzToPros, will host their summer camps at AIS and have included a May discount on their camps for a $100 off. Register at www.kidztopros.com and enter code FLY100 during checkout to receive $100 off each camp, just for AIS students. Camps include many offerings from sports to robotics for students aged 4 to 14. For registration information or any questions, please reach out to the KidzToPros.


May Student Birthdays

Happy Birthday, bon anniversaire, and feliz cumpleanos to the following students with May birthdays: Michael W., Ariana B., Louise H., Jocie N., Natalya H., Georgia P., Sebastian S., Gigi G., Amelia J., & George M.


Save the dates

Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.

  • 5/10 - 5/12 French Accreditation Visit
  • 5/12 - 5/13 School Pictures
  • 5/17 Spring MAP Assessments begin
  • 5/25 May Board Meeting
  • 5/28 4e/8th Grade Graduation
  • 5/31 Memorial Day - No School
  • 6/1 Elementary Achievement Ceremony
  • 6/3 PTO Meeting
  • 6/4 Report Cards Disseminated
  • 6/7 - 6/9 Spirit Week
  • 6/8 Spirit Night at the Drive-In!
  • 6/9 Last Day of School
  • 6/14 - 8/4 Summer Camps