MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Dec 10-21

Lunch Rotation: 7,6

Our Mission

AES provides a balanced education defined by a joyful pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics, arts and service. We enable each student to be an inspired lifelong learner and a responsible, compassionate global citizen.

This Week in the MS: 

Monday, December 10

Day 6 - 7856

  • MS Art Show: All week in the Theater art gallery!

Tuesday, December 11

Day 7 - 4123

  • MS Rising Stars, 5:30pm, Theater
  • MS Assembly, 10:00am, HOP
  • Grade 7 SST, 11:50-12:35, M-211 (Jeni’s Room)
  • 1st MS Student Leadership Roundtable (MSCR)
  • GLTL Meeting, 3:45-4:45, MSCR

Wednesday, December 12

Day 8 - 8567

  • Early Release Day

2:45-3:15 MSA Celebration, Theater

Following: Time to work on reports.

Thursday, December 13

Day 1 - 1234

ET SCHEDULE

  • MS SST, 7:40-8:20, MSCR
  • Hour of Code (11:15-12:15)
  • Grade Level Team meetings(11:15-12:15)
  • All Grades Due, 3:00pm
  • MS Studio Show, 6:00pm “Curious Incident of the dog in the nighttime”

Friday, December 14

Day 2 - 5678

  • All School Staff Holiday Party, 4:00-7:00 pm, DCM’s Residence, 17, Amrita Shergill Marg
  • After Party, 7:30-10:00 pm, AES theater

(RSVP LINK for the party)

Saturday, December 15

  • MS Studio Show, 1:00pm “Curious Incident of the dog in the nighttime”

IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:

Dec 21                MS Farewell Assembly, 11:30am, HOP

Dec 22         NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

- Jan 13

Jan 13                MS New Parent Orientation, 2:00pm, MSCR

Jan 14                School Re-Opens / 2nd Semester begins

Jan 15                Director’s Coffee, 8:30am, BCR

                PSA Meeting, 9:00-10:30am, BCR

Jan 16                PSA Welcome Coffee and New to Delhi Presentation, 8:45-10:30am, BCR

Jan 19                MESAC Super Saturday

GENERAL:

PD Opportunity:

If you are interested in Structured Word Inquiry - Workshop at NIST.  Here is the link for more information

The Giving Tree

Please remind students about the Giving Tree in the MS office. Pick an ornament (each one has a different item). A warm hat, warm gloves, a blanket. These items will go to the Yamuna Kids project run by Ms. Kapoor.

WORLD Language Week:

Please note that the world language week has been postponed to the week of February 18-22.

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

MSA Updates

Reporting

link to Report Comment Buddy

Helpful Links:

MS Office Site - For everything you need

TECH:

Here’s What We Know:

SeeSaw: We have an account through May for anyone interested in piloting the program that creates student-driven digital portfolios. Let me know!

Padlet: We have a school padlet account. Let me know if you are interested or just sign in with Google and it should work!

Ask your colleagues about:

Ask Michael H, Christie and Robin about Green Screen. Their students are using the green screen app to film in some ancient civilization locations!

Ask Robb  about Scratch. His 8th grade students spent some time in the computer lab coding this past week.

Ask grade 7 Math about slopes. Students in grade 7 math are creating models of possible playground equipment that could be added to AES. They have some pretty great ideas.

Ask Christie about the social entrepreneurs. They are making holiday decorations for the grade 7 kindergarten buddies.

Let me know if there is something you would like me to include as I know there is so much more going on!!

Professional Development Opportunities:

Learning2 Europe, January 25-27, Zurich, Switzerland

Convergence Summit, January 25-26 Bangkok, Thailand

Future of Educational Tech, January 27-30 Orlando, Florida

Convergence Summit, Feb 1-2, 2019 Nairobi, Kenya(Kyle and Tracy are going!)

Geo-Literacy Conference, Feb 23-24, Dubai, UAE

Maker Certificate February 24-26 Dubai, UAE

Reading and Writing Tech, March 2-3, 2019 Shekhou, China

21st Century Learning, March 6-9 Hong Kong

Geo-Literacy Conference, April 13-14 Bangkok, Thailand

Maker Educator Certificate, April 13-16, Bangkok, Thailand

Technology Coaching, April 13-14, Bangkok, Thailand

Differentiation of Teaching, May 3-4, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Re-thinking Learning, May 9-11, Singapore

EdTech Courses: Here is a series of online classes available on Google, STEM and much more!

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:

After School Activities Season 2

Catch your buses

Please make sure students have enough time at the end of after school activities to catch their bus.

LIBRARY:

Re-imagining the library space

We’re looking to re-work some of the library spaces to provide the best experience for our patrons. If you haven’t yet, please complete this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/3mH1JsIMfaPgmJrz2

If you’ve got an eye for design, please let Linda know!

COUNSELING:

REPEAT: Staff Wellbeing - Thinking about Self Care

For teachers and other school staff, the workload and pressure tends to mount as the end of term approaches. Here are a couple of resources to help you think about ways to look after your own wellbeing during these last three weeks of semester 1:

This is what self-care really means

Self-Care Bundle [Disclaimer - on the last couple pages which contain Richard Foster’s Guidelines for Simplicity there are some religious references which may not be relevant for some]

If you need support from your counselors, stop by for a chat.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

Assembly Request Form

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.

TT/WAG/SWAG Request Form

This is where you can submit anything that you would like to be added to the Tiger Tales / WAG / SWAG.

Final Chaperone Schedule 2018-2019

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. 

Calling all musicians for the MS teacher Rock Band

It would be cool to play a few Christmas songs for the Tuesday assembly before the break.  Send Robb Hoiseth an email if you can play or sing.

Twas the night before Christmas Skit Sign Up

We are still looking for 12 more cast members. Please sign up if interested!

PRINCIPAL:                

Welcome back to our ASIAC teams, Music, Badminton and Table Tennis. It was a big weekend for them all, congratulations players and coaches!

Things to keep in mind this week:

As we enter the last two weeks, keep it tight, routine routine and routine. The end of the semester can be tough for teachers and students. Remember we are here to support you.

words from Carey McGraw Kuznar...

When you have a "typical" child, you feel reasonably assured that class participation and decent study habits will result in good grades. These kids have close friends. They get invited to participate in social things like dances and weekend gatherings. They make the teams and clubs.

But when you have a child with certain differences, this is often not the case. Learning may take longer, both academically and socially. Despite their tremendous efforts, results are often a fraction of their peers and social acceptance is fleeting, setting them up for painful comparisons and bitter frustration. Instead of a fun and fulfilling experience, school can become a breeding ground for depression and anxiety. It is exhausting for parent and child alike.

Recognize that the "playing field" is not always a level surface. Children who learn differently are not weird. They are merely gifted in ways that our society does not value. Yet they want what everyone else wants: To be accepted.

BIRTHDAYS:

Bob Elliott, December 10

Monica Padmanaban, December 13

Deepa Kumar, December 14

Christie Guggisberg, December 20