MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Feb 25 - March 9
Lunch Rotation: 7,6
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, February 25
Day 7 - 4123
Tuesday, February 26
Day 8 - 8567
Wednesday, February 27
Day 1 - 1234
2:45-3:50 Mark Church, Thinking Routines, HOP
4:00-5:00 Team Time
Thursday, February 28
Day 2 - 5678
Friday, March 1
Day 3 - 2341
Saturday, March 2
IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:
MS Spirit Week - more information to come.
Director’s Townhall Meeting for Faculty, 4:30pm, HOP CANCELLED
Director’s Coffee, 8:30am, BCR
PSA Meeting, 9:00am, BCR
ASIAC Sendoff Assembly, 10:00am
ASIAC Volleyball & Tennis (AES)
Celebrate Holi - Festival of colours - sponsored by Saheliyan
MS Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences, 4:30-7:30pm, Main Gym
No School for MS Students
MS Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences, 8:30am-12:00pm, Main Gym
MS Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences, 1:00-4:00pm, Main Gym
No School for MS Students
MS Student - Parent - Teacher Conferences, 8:00am-1:00pm, Main Gym
NO SCHOOL - SPRING BREAK
MS Season 4 After School Activities Begin, 3:45pm
Board Meeting, 5:00pm, BCR
SERVICE LEARNING DAY
March 28 is a full day of service learning, there will be no regularly scheduled classes. Please be aware that since there is no 1-8 period day this week, you will need to plan for this. March 27th is a day 8(8567), March 28th-no classes will meet, March 29th is a day 1(5678). Teams will be communicating more information about this day. Grade 6 will be on campus, Grade 7 will do an Aanchal school exchange and Grade 8 will do their PeOPle project Field trips.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES March 13-15
Please let Melissa or Anthea know this week if you will not be here during conferences this semester. Lalit will be sending the link to parents and it helps to avoid confusion and frustration if your name is removed from the sign-up link. Here is the guidelines for Parent Teacher Conferences
Please take accurate attendance as it helps us to track and follow up with students who are having issues. If you are having an issue with a student coming to class on time please email the parents and loop in the counselors or one of the administrators.
IMPORTANT: Planning for Professional Learning
To help us in the MS office ensure that the learning continues while you are away for professional learning please submit your leave requests and contact Pooja as soon as possible.
MS Office Site - For everything you need
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
Here’s What We Know:
Consilience: There are some good workshops coming up in the next few months if you are using some of your Professional Development money!!
Makerspace: The makerspace is open for business! Do you have an idea on how you might use the space? Something you want kids to design? Let me know! We would love to work with you and get you into that space!
Ask your colleagues!
Ask Courtney about Project Runway. Students are finishing the final touches on their costumes for next week’s show!!
Ask Christie and Jeni about enabling speech on the iPad. This allows the student to highlight a text and have the iPad read it to them. Students go to General--Accessibility--Speech and turn on Speak Selection and Speak Screen. This has proven to be very helpful with our language learners.
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
After School Activities Season 3
First day of Season 3 will be on Monday, January 21 and you can find the brochure and descriptions in the below links.
Video Streaming Service - The library is considering a contract with Kanopy, a video-streaming service that allows up to 3 free viewings of any film before the account is charged for it. Please take a look at their collection and see if you think this would be useful for your teaching.
Old Magazines - Please let us know anytime throughout the year if you need magazines in your classroom for their content, to make collages, to study language, etc. We have a wide selection of back issues that we can send your way.
Please note that Karin will be absent from school on Monday and Tuesday (attending a child protection training workshop). Please direct any time-sensitive student concerns to Jonathan.
Approximately 20 parents attended the MS parent coffee last Thursday (Feb 21) on the topic of friendships. You are welcome to view the slide presentation via our MS Counseling Office blog.
ET Updates for March
March 4th, Monday
Grade 6: Visiting Author
Grade 7: Anthea and Course selection for next year, followed by Advisory.
Grade 8: POP speakers
Thursday, March 7th ET
Grade 6: Anthea and course selection for next year, followed by Advisory
Grade 7: Aanchal School
Grade 8: - To Be Determined
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.
Creating cultures of thinking in our classrooms has a powerful impact on student learning.
We have Mark Church with us this week. As a faculty we have time on Wednesday but there may still be times available for individuals or teams, please contact the OTL.
I will be with Karin at a child protection workshop on Monday and Tuesday. Please see Melissa for anything urgent.