AIS Friday Flash

Friday, April 16, 2021

Kendra Scott - AIS Spirit Event: 4/21 - 4/22

Wednesday, April 21st, 12am to Thursday, April 22nd, 12am

11506 Century Oaks Terrace Suite 104, Austin, TX 78758

This month's spirit event is extra special.....just in time for Mother's Day! Kendra Scott Jewelry will host AIS for a 2-day sale, both online and in-person at the Austin Domain location. Kendra Scott will generously give back 20% to Austin International School for all sales. So, get yourself and your favorite mom friends something sparkly. We know they deserve it this year! Here is how to participate below and thank you for following the instructions in order to track purchases back to our school. Thanks to you in advance for your participation and to Kendra Scott for the ongoing partnership.

  • Shop online at kendrascott.com
  • Use this promo code at checkout: GIVEBACK-1HJ4
  • Here is a link for how to enter it online
  • When shopping online, you can select ship to home or for curbside pickup at any nationwide location!
  • OR
    • Shop in the store Wednesday, 4/21, or Thursday, 4/22 & remember to mention Austin International School Give Back event at the checkout counter!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Puzzle and Legos for Maternelle!

If you have any wooden puzzles (with all the pieces!) or Legos that could be donated to the school, please feel free to drop them off under the portico anytime next week during drop-off or pick-up! We will sanitize and disinfect them and incorporate them into our PS, MS, and GS classrooms.


Parent-Teacher Conferences

Thank you to our faculty members and families for your time and support during these one and a half days of Parent-Teacher conferences. Everyone’s engagement and timeliness helped ensure that our 390 individual meetings took place successfully. We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with all families as we work together to guide students on their academic and personal journeys!


Kendra Scott Spirit Event - Wed. & Thur., 4/21 - 4/22

This month's spirit event is extra special.....just in time for Mother's Day! Kendra Scott Jewelry will host AIS for a 2-day sale, both online and in-person at the Austin Domain location. Kendra Scott will generously give back 20% to Austin International School for all sales. So, get yourself and your favorite mom friends something sparkly. We know they deserve it this year! Here is how to participate below and thank you for following the instructions in order to track purchases back to our school. Thanks to you in advance for your participation and to Kendra Scott for the ongoing partnership.

OR
  • Shop in the store Wednesday, 4/21 or Thursday, 4/22 & remember to mention Austin International School Give Back event at the checkout counter!


MAP Assessment Results

Thank you for your patience as we have worked to complete MAP assessments and compile results for the Winter 2021 session. Please be on the lookout for student results that will be sent home soon via email in the coming weeks. We will also soon be launching a series of family workshops to provide details about MAP assessments and how to interpret results reports. Please be on the lookout for an email from Jacques with those details.


AIS Board Meeting - Mon., 4/26 6:30 pm

The AIS Board of Directors will meet virtually on Monday, April 26th at 6:30 pm. Members of our community are welcome to join the Open portion of the meeting and may provide comments at the conclusion.


S.T.E.A.M. Week - 4/26 - 4/30

We will celebrate and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math during the last week of April. Stay tuned for more exciting details about how we will share our student work with our community.


Spring Fund Run: Revised Dates - Thur. & Fri., 4/29 - 4/30

Our FUNd Run, originally scheduled for Fri. 4/23, has been rescheduled and will now take place over two days on Thursday, April 29th & Friday, April 30th during our STEAM Week. We look forward to celebrating this fun school event, but like most things this year, it will look a bit different in order to maintain our COVID protocols. Registration and detailed information will be to you shortly.


May Break/No School - Mon., 5/3

The school will be closed on Monday, May 3rd for a May Break. We will see you back on campus on Tuesday.


Teacher Appreciation Week - 5/4 - 5/7

Let's show our faculty just how awesome they are during this week in May! Families may demonstrate their appreciation however they would like all week, but here are some themed ideas to spread the love.

  • 5/4: Treat Day - Give your teachers their favorite snack or tasty treat
  • 5/5: Something Handmade - Students may make a special card or deliver anything specially handmade
  • 5/6: Flowers - Deliver a special bloom to your educators or something flower-themed
  • 5/7: Pick me up - The PTO will deliver custom coffee drinks for each staff member. Families may shower teachers with anything they wish on Friday.


PTO Coffee - Thur., 5/6

Join the Parent Teacher Organization Executive Team for a community virtual coffee on Thursday, May 6th from 9 am to 10 am to chat and visit.


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.


CM2 Promotion and 4e Graduation-Save the Dates

It is a pleasure to graduate our second class of 8th-grade students! 4e Graduation will be held on Friday, May 28th at 5 pm. We are also excited to host our annual CM2 Promotion to celebrate our wonderful 5th-grade students on Tuesday, June 1st at 5 pm. Be on the lookout for Zoom links and a formal invitation for both events in the near future.


20th Anniversary Student Bricks

AIS is such a special community and has been made possible thanks to the support of all those students, families, and staff who have been a part of its foundation, growth, and history. As we commemorate our 20th anniversary, we want to say thank you to everyone who has been a part of this remarkable school.

At our gala, you heard from AIS parent and board member, Mike Carper, about the first phase of our 20th Anniversary initiatives, including a way to honor your AIS student(s) and alumni. Help us pay homage by purchasing a brick with your student's name to become part of the new brick pavement to be installed on the pathway leading up to the school.

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!
  • If you purchased a brick at the gala, you received a follow-up email with this link to customize it! Thank you for entering your details via the google form.
  • If you haven't yet purchased one, click on our Anniversary giving page which includes more details and customization information. Tip: Scroll down to read the information and then proceed to the Donate button, enter $150 per brick, and then you can customize your engraving.


Summer Camp at AIS

KidzToPros summer camps have included an April discount on their camps for a $100

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 age 4 to 14.


Save the dates

Mark these important upcoming dates on your calendars.

  • 4/21 - 4/22 Kendra Scott Virtual Mom's Day Spirit Event
  • 4/26-4/30 STEAM Week
  • 4/26 AIS April Board Meeting
  • 4/29 - 4/30 FunD Run Days
  • 5/3 May Break - No School
  • 5/4 - 5/7 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • 5/6 Head of School Coffee
  • 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
  • 6/4 Report Cards Disseminated
  • 6/7 - 6/9 Spirit Week
  • 6/9 Last Day of School
  • 6/14 - 7/16 Summer Camps
AIS 20th Anniversary Brick Project