MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Feb 11-22
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 11
Day 5 - 3412
Tuesday, February 12
Day 6 - 7856
Wednesday, February 13
Day 7 - 4123
Thursday, February 14
Day 8 - 8567
Friday, February 15
Day 1 - 1234
IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:
PSA International Fair, 12:00-3:00pm, MS Field
MS World Language Week
Grade 8 Parent Night - HS Course Request, 6:00pm, HOP
MS Parent Coffee, 8:30am, HOP
Board Meeting, 5:00pm, BCR
Fort Frenzy (afternoon, special schedule) MS Social, 4:00-5:45pm, MSStudio
MS Leadership Seminar #3, 9:00am, HOP
AES Community Golf Outing
MS Production, 5:30pm, Theater
MS Production, 12:00pm, Theater
Director’s Townhall Meeting for Faculty, 4:30pm, HOP
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
INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS WRITERS SUMMIT
The following MS students are heading to the International Schools Writers Summit in Chennai Feb 15 to 17. They will need to be dismissed on Friday at 11:20, and they will miss blocks 3 and 4 on Friday. Because they will return after midnight on February 17, they have permission to miss blocks 5 and 6 on Monday morning if they and their parents choose. If they will miss your class, they should be coming to you for your signature.
PD Opportunity - MTSS
Last year we set Inclusion as one of our main focus areas. This year multiple groups have met to help define what Inclusion will look like and what supports will be in place for students for academics and behavior / social & emotional needs. We are still in the planning phase and would love to share some introductory information and get your feedback. Please see below for 5 different options for training opportunities this week with Kim Bane.
Multi Tiered Systems of Support Training
*Thursday -8:30-9:50, 10:30-11:50, or 4-5pm and
We will be sharing out our Inclusive Practice statement with the whole school soon and will share more about student support systems in April.
If you would like to attend one of the trainings above please email Bethany Blevins at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday.
SERVICE LEARNING DAY
March 28 is a full day of service learning, there will be no regularly scheduled classes. Please be aware that there are no 1-8 period days so you will need to plan around this. Teams will be communicating more information about this day.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES March 13-15
Please 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.
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.
Power School Reporting Schedule
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:
Google Calendars! You can easily add all of your classes to your Google Calendar. See here for the tutorial!
Fort Frenzy! We are having the kids build forts on Fort Frenzy day..do you have anything Blue, Green, Yellow or Red?? Donate it to the makerspace and we will add it to the supplies:)
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 Tracy about her Mixed Media class. They joined the kids from BBA on Friday to do a makerspace project.
Ask Kimberlyn about their experience in the Makerspace. They made pinhole cameras in Photography class. Notice for making the best shutter design and the most decorative camera.
Ask Jonathan about the guitar room. He has been working with some students and creating a space on the third floor.
Ask Robb about Fort Frenzy day! He is busy doing lots of planning for this very fun event The event will also include students making a cardboard fort!! It’s going to be a great community building day.
Ask Krithika about Edmodo. They are using it in MUN.
Ask Jeni and Bruce about Epic! This has been a great tool for our new students who are beginning English 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.
We’re done moving the non-fiction collection, and your favorite books have probably moved. We’re working on additional signage to help you find your way, but feel free to stop in and ask for a tour. I’d love to show you where you can find books relevant to your classes and your personal interests!
Upcoming AMLE Webinars
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.
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
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.
Gagan Soni, February 11
James Williams, February 13