MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Jan 13-18
Lunch Rotation: 7,6
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This Week in the MS:
Sunday, January 13
Monday, January 14
Day 1 - 1234
Tuesday, January 15
Day 2 - 5678
Wednesday, January 16
Day 3 - 2341
Thursday, January 17
Day 4 - 6785
Friday, January 18
Day 5 - 3412
IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:
MESAC Super Saturday
MESAC Send-Off Assembly, 10:00am, HOP
MESAC Season 2 Travel Meeting, 5:00pm, HOP
MESAC Season 3 After School Activities & Athletics begin
MS Parent Coffee, 8:30am, HOP
Board Meeting, 5:00pm, BCR
NESA Winter Training Institute - Chennai, India
Indian Republic Day
MS Student Photos
Jan 30 - Feb 3
MESAC JV Soccer (ABA) & MESAC JV Basketball (DAA)
Director’s Coffee, 8:30am, BCR
PSA Meeting, 9:00-10:30am, BCR
MESAC/ASIAC Recognition Awards, 10:00am, HOP
MESAC Season 2 Recognition Awards, Main Gym
FCD Parent Presentation, 6:00pm, HOP
AES Faculty Musical, 6:00pm, Theater
PSA International Fair, 12:00-3:00pm, MS Field
AES Faculty Musical, 3:30pm, Theater
Welcome Back Party
An opportunity to share some of your favorite food and wine/beer from your travels. If you find great cheese, meats, wine/beer please bring it along to our welcome back party. There will also be food and beverages provided.
Location: 8 Kautilya Marg Ground Floor
Time: 4pm until late
Please sign up by the end of Wednesday, 16/1
Share your holiday photos and at the welcome back party and we’ll chose our favorites from the following categories:
Office of Teaching and Learning
Here is the link to the newly launched Office for Teaching and Learning site. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
Amanda, Shirley and Rosy
MS Office Site - For everything you need
Here’s What We Know:
New Students We have several new students starting school this week in the MS. Students will arrive on Monday morning. Ambassadors will help get kids to classes etc. They will have their iPads at LUNCH! Please do remember to add them to your Google Classrooms and make sure that they know their next destination if the ambassador isn’t there!
iPad Cases: We are working on an iPad keyboard solution. I have gotten a few new options that are hopefully working and not breaking. I plan to send out a survey in the next few days. A survey for the kids...are you using your keyboard? We are hoping to find out their usage but trying to make sure that it isn’t based on the case that isn’t working. Do they like they keyboard? The second survey will be for teachers. Would it work to have kids choose to have a keyboard case? Or is it important for you that they all have keyboards? Send me a note if you have a strong opinion!!
Professional Development Opportunities: A list of conferences for technology has been added to the office of teaching and learning website..under Other conferences.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:
After School Activities
No After School Activities in the week of January 14-18. Middle School Season 3 After School Activities & Athletics begin on January 22.
We’re going to check out DVDS to students and parents and are thinking of integrating the DVD collection into the book collection so they’ll get more use. If there are DVDs that you don’t want to students to have access to because they are critical to your teaching, please let me know and we’ll set those aside.
There are some excellent webinars being offered over the next few months. You can also search through recorded webinars on topics that interest you. Let me know if you need your account login details.
Semester 2 can be viewed in the MS Private Calendar.
You can use this form to let the MSALT2 students know what teacher announcements you would like to make. Please share this information before Thursday at 3:30pm each week so they have time to plan for the announcements.
This is where you can submit anything that you would like to be added to the Tiger Tales / WAG / SWAG.
This link has the final chaperone schedule for SY1819. We have also sent calendar invites to the chaperones involved in every event for the respective date and time.
Welcome back! I hope that everyone is ready for Semester 2. We have a number of new students joining the MS. Our assembly on Tuesday is designed to begin the semester on a positive note focusing on the people and the community that we want to be and celebrating the start of the new semester. Wednesday early release we have a faculty meeting in the HOP and then team time. Friday is our MS welcome back party. Bring along your cheese, wine, photos and holiday stories.
Christie Guggisberg, December 20
Ravinder Choudhary, January 1
Ashok Kumar, January 10
Malthi Peter, January 10
Jennifer Henderson, January 16
Caitlin Cornwell, January 18
Anu Ahuja, January 23
Karin Lockwood, January 25