MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Dec 17-Jan 11

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, December 17

Day 3 - 2341

Tuesday, December 18

Day 4 - 6785

  • MS Assembly, 10:00am, HOP
  • PSA Sing-along, 3:45pm

Wednesday, December 19

Day 5 - 3412

  • Early Release Day

Team Meetings

Faculty Celebration

Thursday, December 20

Day 6 - 7856

  • MS SST, 7:40-8:20, MSCR
  • Board Meeting, 5:00pm, BCR
  • Treat Yourself! In the MSHS library 8 am to 4 pm

Friday, December 21

Day 1-8 - 12345678

  • MS 1-8 Schedule
  • MS Farewell Assembly, 11:30am, HOP
  • Early Dismissal at 12:00pm
  • 1st Semester Ends
  • Director’s Luncheon in HOP at 12:30.
  • Traditional Wear-An-Ugly-Sweater Day at AES

IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:

Dec 22         NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK

- Jan 13

Jan 13                MS New Student & 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 18                MS Welcome Back Party

Jan 19                MESAC Super Saturday

Jan 22                MESAC Send-Off Assembly, 10:00am, HOP

                MESAC Season 2 Travel Meeting, 5:00pm, HOP

MESAC Season 3 After School Activities & Athletics begin

Jan 24                MS Parent Coffee, 8:30am, HOP

                Board Meeting, 5:00pm, BCR

Jan 25-26        NESA Winter Training Institute - Chennai, India

Jan 26                Indian Republic Day

GENERAL:

Welcome Back Party

An opportunity to share some of your favorite food and wine/beer from your travels. If you find great cheese, meats, wine/beer please bring it along to our welcome back party. There will also be food and beverages provided.

Photo Contest

Share your holiday photos and at the welcome back party and we’ll chose our favorites from the following categories:

PD Opportunity:

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

The Giving Tree

This is the last week to place some gift items under the Giving Tree for the Yamuna children.

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

Reporting

Helpful Links:

MS Office Site - For everything you need

TECH:

Here’s What We Know:

Report Card Verification: A reminder as you go through your reports to double check on name spelling and to also remember those students who are leaving. Overall, the reports look great. Yea team!

Ask your colleagues about:

Ask Robb H about Green Screen. His students are taping their resistance biographies.

Ask Grade 6 Science  about Green Screen. They have been recording weather reports all week!!

Ask grade 7 Math about slopes. Students in grade 7 math created models of possible playground equipment that could be added to AES. Final projects are amazing.

Ask Anthea about Google Classroom guardian notifications. We have started a very small(one student) pilot. Lots of potential for good school-family communication.

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

LIBRARY:

Treat Yourself!

Come to the library on Thursday, December 20 anytime between 8 am for some chai and snacks, to check out something great to read over break, to set up your devices for ebooks and magazines, and to socialize with colleagues from across the campus. By Thursday your life should be stress free, so take a few minutes to come to the Harkness room for some Christmas cheer!

Scholastic Book Fair is here this week:

They'll be set-up for shopping on Tuesday through Friday from 8am until 5pm. Please sign up here for a 20 minute time slot to bring your students to shop! In the past, prices have ranged from about 100-1000 rupees, with the average around 250rs.

DVDs

We’re going to begin checking out DVDs to students and parents and  thinking of integrating the DVD collection into the book collection so they’ll get more use. If there are DVDs that you don’t want to students to have access to because they are critical to your teaching, please let me know and we’ll set those aside.

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 7-8 more cast members. Please sign up if interested!

PRINCIPAL:                

It’s been a very productive semester and all the Newbies appreciate the support returning faculty have provided. Our students have benefited from the thoughtfully structured learning experiences and your empathy and compassion. Thank you for all that you have done to make this a wonderful MS.

Thanks for the work you put into the report process. Maureen and Melissa have been working behind the scenes to ensure that your reports represent you, the MS and AES well. We are almost there.

Things to keep in mind this week:

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

BIRTHDAYS:

Christie Guggisberg, December 20

Ravinder Choudhary, January 1

Ashok Kumar, January 10

Malthi Peter, January 10