MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Oct 8-19

Lunch Rotation: 6,7

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, October 8

Day 2 - 5678

  • ASIAC Send-Off Assembly, 10:00 AM, HOP
  • MS WOW Mela, 3:00-5:00 PM, HOP

Tuesday, October 9

Day 3 - 2341

  • Virtual School Day
  • Grade 6 SST 11:50-12:30(MSMPR)
  • Grade 8 SST 1:30-2:15(MSMPR)
  • Fall Association Meeting, 4:00pm, HOP

Wednesday, October 10

Day 4 - 6785

  • 2:45-3:45 MS Faculty meeting, HOP
  • 4:00-5:00 Grade Level Team meetings
  • Kool Skool Book Fair- MS/HS Library/Breezeway

Thursday, October 11

Day 5 - 3412

  • October 11-14: ASIAC SOCCER, AIS, Chennai
  • Kool Skool Book Fair- MS/HS Library/Breezeway

Friday, October 12

Day 6 - 7856

  • Learning Habit and Academic update in PS
  • Kool Skool Book Fair- MS/HS Library/Breezeway

Saturday, October 13

  • Diwali - Festival of Lights, 6:30-10:00 PM, MS Field

IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:

Oct 15                MS/HS Dance Recital, Theater

Oct 16                MS Season 2 After School Activities & Athletics begin

                MESAC Season 1 Travel Meeting, 5:00 PM, HOP

Oct 19                No School - Dussehra

Oct 23                MESAC Send-Off Assembly, 10:00 AM

Oct 24-28        MESAC Swimming, Dubai American Academy

                MESAC JV Volleyball (Doha @ ABA)

Oct 25                Board Meeting, 5:00 PM, BCR

Oct 25-28        MESAC Academic Games, American SChool Dubai

Oct 26                No School for MS Students & Teachers

Oct 30                MESAC / ASIAC Recognition Assembly, 10:00 AM, HOP

                Community Futsal Tournament, 5:00 PM, Futsal Court        

Oct 31                MESAC Season 1 Recognition Awards, 5:00 PM, HOP        

Nov 2                Community Basketball Tournament - Main/Auxy Gyms, 4:00 PM

Nov 5-9        No School - Fall Break        

GENERAL:

VIRTUAL DAY - October 9

Thanks to all of you for your thoughtful planning for Tuesday’s Virtual Day. We appreciate the lessons being captured in this document.  At the bottom of each grade level page, we have added a sample student schedule. This will give you an idea of what other teachers are doing and what the day looks like for students.  Feel free to make changes if you feel it is necessary. After Tuesday, we will gather feedback from students, teachers and parents to see where adjustments are needed should we have to implement a virtual school situation.

Please be sure you know what you need to have prepared and what to do on Tuesday. See Maureen or the office team if you are unsure.

WOW Mela - Monday, October 8 in the HOP / 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Don’t forget to come to the WOW Mela on Monday, October 8th from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Hall of Peace (HOP) to shop for any additional items on the packing list.

AES Diwali - Festival of Lights

Inviting all AES faculty to celebrate Diwali, the Indian New Year.Saturday, October 13, 6.30 - 9.30 pm @MS Field, Gate 2. Tickets are Rs 1600 for Adults &Rs 1200 for students and include Food, drinks,dancing and entertainment. The Gate prices will be Rs 2000.

Class Location

Please send a note to msofficeteam@aes.ac.in if you take your class to a different location.

Helpful Links:

MS Office Site - For everything you need

TECH:

Here’s What We Know:

Google Classroom Updates: Google has heard the cries from Delhi. There are 2 new updates this month. The To-Do page is restored.  On the web, teachers can get an overview of student work for all classes on the To-Do page. On all platforms, students can see assigned and completed work across all classes. Teachers can edit the class description, section, subject, and room on the Settings page on all platforms. Google is listening. Please take time to click on the ? in the bottom left hand corner of your class and send them your suggestions!!

Fall Fiesta photos: Did you have a chance to attend the event on Saturday? If so, send us your photos!!

MS Blog!: Please check out the MS Blog. There are some new posts and photos of Samosa making in Delhi Out and About. Do you have a post you might like to write?? Let me know!

Photos:  Thanks to all of the teachers who have been sending me photos of things happening in their classroom. I add them to Instagram and I also add them to our Yearbook Photo folder. Thaba and the Yearbook team are always happy to get photos!!

Ask your colleagues about:

Ask Leonie  about the 3D brain app. She is using it on Tuesday for her virtual day lesson.

Ask Kenny about his work in the makerspace with his guitar class. They are creating guitar decor!

Ask Bharti and ELD teachers  about Quizlet. She has been making quizzes for ELD students to practice current vocabulary.

Ask Gagan and Anu about their Ghandi activities that they created and organized for last week during lunch.

Ask Christie about Pinterest. Her Social Entrpreneurship class is using it to come up with some great ideas and to share ideas with each other. The heating pad microwavable socks were a huge hit. Now students are making secret jewelry boxes out of discarded library books!!!

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:

Google Summit October 20-21 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Learning2.0 November 1-3 Tokyo, Japan (Maureen and Isaac are going!)

Google Summit November 9-10 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Technology Coaching for teachers, December 7-8 Amsterdam

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

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

Tech Tips:  
Google Teacher Tribe: This awesome podcast talks about everything Google and teachers are the ones who are participating! This website links all of their resources as well.

ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:

Catch your buses

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

ASIAC Soccer, AISC

 ASA Season 1

Here is the link for the Season 1 brochure.

LIBRARY:

Book Fair and Used Book Sale

There are two fantastic book opportunities this week! Kool Skool will hold a book fair aimed at MS students, HS students, and adults. The fair will be in between the library and the breezeway on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The library will be holding a used book sale in the Harkness Room on those same days. If there are any books you want for use in your classroom, you may take them for free. All other books will be sold for 100 rupees each. Some of the books have information that is out of date, but they might be useful for art projects or other upcycling. We'll be setting up the sale on Tuesday afternoon (the virtual day), so feel free to stop by for some early browsing!

COUNSELING:

Classroom Visits

Thank you for welcoming us into your classroom when we come in (often unannounced) to observe student(s) informally or formally. It is a privilege to witness the artful teaching and learning that happens during the school day, every day. If you have any questions about the purpose of our visit, please reach out to Jonathan or Karin in person or by email.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL:

Request Form for TT / WAG / SWAG

Please fill this form 24 hrs in advance if you would like to share any announcement to parents/ staff / students in our weekly communications that go out.

MS Substitute Evaluation Form 1819 Share feedback about a cover teacher in this link throughout the school year.

Assembly Request Form You can use this form to let the MSALT students know what teacher announcements you would like to make. Please share this information before Friday at lunch each week so they have time to plan for the announcements.

PRINCIPAL:

A full week this week. World Languages are meeting with our visiting Consultant Helena Curtain and Virtual Day on Tuesday. Our WOW trip leaders, Rekha and Melissa are putting the final pieces into place to ensure a smooth and safe WOW trip. We have ASIAC soccer in Chennai later this week. Melissa and I will be in Chennai on Friday to see some of the action and build relationships with our sister schools in India.

MS PLP Supervision 18-19

Thank you for those who have completed the PLP document. Our first PLP meetings have begun. Once you have sent your goals in Pooja will send a calendar invitation for a meeting. If the time is not ideal please suggest alternative times. To assist your planning for the PLP meetings and make the time productive please check this document. It also includes the timeline. Goals should be submitted by October 3. Goals should be aligned to the standards and school/department/team initiatives. More details can be found in the document including links to the planning templates.

This year we will divide the PLP responsibilities mostly by department. For some there’ll be some overlap. Please check the document and let Melissa or I know if you see a problem or have a question.