MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: May 20-31

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: MS Art Exhibition, Theater Art Gallery

Monday, May 20

Day 5 - 3412

  • Grade 7 Transition Session for Students, 11:50, MSCR

Tuesday, May 21

Day 6 - 7856

  • MS Assembly, 10:00am, HOP
  • CST Gr 7 11:50 (lunch), MSCR

Wednesday, May 22

Day 7 - 4123

  • Early Release
  • SW
  • Faculty
  • Team

Thursday, May 23

Day 8 - 8567

  • ET: 11:15-12:15 (ET Schedule)
  • All grades / comments due, 5:00pm

Friday, May 24

Day 1 - 1234

  • Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony Rehearsal, 8:30-9:55 am, Main Gym
  • HS Senior Walk, 11:05-11:10am
  • Grade 8 Moving Up Ceremony, 6:00pm, Main Gym

IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:

May 27

Teachers to have verified and confirmed grades by 5:00pm 

May 31

MS Farewell Assembly, 11:15am, HOP

Report Cards go live at noon

GENERAL:

HS Senior Walk on Friday, May 24 - 11:05 - 11:10am

Please line the hallway from the ES bridge all the way down the Director's staircase to cheer the seniors on as they walk through the middle school.

End of Year Procedures

At the end of the year there are things to close up and organize for the long break. Please be sure to complete the checkout procedures.

Teachers Leaving or Moving Rooms

Teachers who are leaving or moving, please request for boxes in this form. We are also working on a plan for TA support during the last week of school and will also have more information on what goes where!

Inclusive Ed Practices Update

Thank you for your participation in our MTSS session on Wednesday! Please see resources below from the session and one additional on social emotional competencies that some requested.

MS/HS MTSS Session Slides

Additional MTSS Reading

MS/HS MTSS Examples

Social Emotional Competencies

Helpful Links:

MS Office Site - For everything you need

Please join us in the HOP on May 29 at 4:00 pm for a special farewell!

TECH:

Here’s What We Know:

Planning: For your planning purposes, iPads will be turned in via Humanities classes on Monday and Tuesday of the final week of school! Laptops will still be available for check out and the lab will be open for classes to use as well. Stay tuned!

Comments: Here is a link to the comment folder for this Spring. Your reader should be returning the comments today or tomorrow for you to paste them into PowerSchool. Please let me know if you need any support.

Departing Teachers!  Bob is offering PD on Google Takeout procedures, tomorrow(Tuesday) at lunch and after school. Plan on attending as he has figured out a very simple way to save your files and transfer them to a personal gmail account. A huge thank you to Bob for helping with this and Clint Carlson(from years past) for motivating it.

Professional Development Opportunities: A list of conferences for technology has been added to the office of teaching and learning website..under Other conferences. Also, check out the calendar of Professional development, this is a great resource!

LIBRARY:

Official Opening of the Tagore Room

If you’re free, come to the Tagore Room at 8:45 on May 22 for an official opening reception. There will be some music, refreshments, and a short talk by Peggy Sood. (She’s a Tagore scholar!) Have you seen the new Tagore portrait yet?

Library End of Year Dates:

If you have items that you want to renew for the summer, we ask that you bring them to the library to renew as part of our inventory process.

If you have lost items that were checked out for personal use, we ask that you pay for them. If you have lost items that were checked out for school use, please just let me know.  Thanks!

Here’s the library timeline:

The library will be open for business through the end of the year. You are welcome to bring your kids to read and research.

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:

After School Activities Season 4

OFFICE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:

Here is the link to the Office for Teaching and Learning site. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.

Amanda, Shirley and Rosy

COUNSELING:

Personal safety lessons - reminder

Between Monday and Thursday of this week, Jonathan and Karin will be teaching personal safety lessons through grade 7 and 8 PE classes. As a result, our availability to meet with students and teachers will be much more limited. In the event that a student is in emotional distress, we will request Lalit to confer with Anthea, Melissa, or Jan to determine options for supporting the student (and if necessary, either Jonathan or Karin will be pulled from the safety lesson). We recognize that the timing of these lessons is not ideal, and next year plan to schedule them in semester 1!

CST/SST Update

There is one remaining CST meetings of the school year on Tuesday May 21 (grade 7). Stay tuned for an Email from Jonathan with the names of the students to be discussed and the agenda.

Transition Update

We hope that the departing students found the transition sessions helpful (the leftover food was certainly appreciated by our seemingly always hungry kids!). We will be recognizing departing students during our last ‘regular’ MS assembly on Tuesday May, 28. At that assembly we will distribute the AES T-shirts that departing students are invited to have their friends sign with sharpies.

On Thursday, May 16, we hosted a MS Parent Coffee and presentation on the topic of transition in our community. We invite you to review the presentation slides posted to our MS Counseling Blog.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

TA Appraisals

If you are a direct supervisor for a teaching assistant, please complete the appraisal form for them by Monday, May 20.

Power School Reporting Schedule

 TA Lunch Rotation & Hangout At The Rocks Q4 2018-19

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.

Request Form for Tiger Tales/WAG/SWAG

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

Chaperone Schedule 2018-2019

PRINCIPAL:

The penultimate week! Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony is on Friday. Thanks to Isaac and team 8 for the planning and preparation that goes into this event.

Later this week we hope to share the final draft of teacher schedules for SY 2019/20. Grade level teams will also be shared later in the week, along with next years daily schedule.

Parents that I have spoken to appreciate the communication. Please keep it tight in the last couple of weeks. Students appreciate structure and consistency.

Thank you for all you do to make the MS a special place for students.

BIRTHDAYS:

Anita Saigal, May 20

Chander Shekher Gupta, May 29