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Important Family and Student Update 24 May

Dear Parents and Students,

It is hard to believe that we are only a few short weeks away from the end of school. There are so many events and activities planned over the coming days that I know you will not want to miss, so please carefully review the weekly updates you receive from our Divisional Principals, along with this newsletter.

Joyful Learning

Seeing smiles on the faces of our students is the source of great inspiration for all of us at AIS, and these littlest learners are clearly enjoying themselves as they experience the concepts they are learning about in their classroom come to life in the world around them. Applied learning is a proven, evidence-based strategy that ensures that learning ‘sticks’, and we are confident that our students excel because our teachers intentionally plan for learning experiences that harness these practical and engaging experiences. Pictured here is Ms. Mac Lachlan, EC2 Teacher and Ms. Chan, EC2 TA. Their expressions say it.

CONGRATULATIONS! 2024-2025 PTA Executive Committee

It is my pleasure to introduce the recently elected members of the PTA Executive Committee for the 2024-2025 school year. My thanks to all of the parents who were willing to stand for election and to everyone who cast their vote during the elections.

I am delighted to say that we have a strong committee once again for the coming school year, and I know they are excited to begin their support for our school community in the fall. Please join me in congratulating the following parents.

Ms. Jennifer (Marie) Lui

Ms. Vivian Chan

Ms. Meg (Ding) Lei
General Executive

Ms. Sophie Sze
Vice President

Ms. Julia Chiu
Sourcing Executive

Ms. Sunjin Moon
General Executive

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to our current Executive Committee for their incredible support this school year. We are grateful to Ms. Jane Lam, our PTA President, Ms. Leslie Wong, our Vice-President, Ms. Wing Xiaoying, our Treasurer, and Ms. Colly Ng, our Sourcing Executive, Ms. Jennifer (Marie) Lui, our General Executive, and Ms. Meg (Ding) Lei, our General Executive. On behalf of all AIS students, faculty, families, and staff, THANK YOU! 

FRONT ROW: From left to right, Ms. Jennifer (Marie) Lui, General Executive, Ms. Jane Lam, PTA President; Ms. Wing Xiaoying, Treasurer; Ms. Colly Ng, Sourcing Executive. BACK ROW: Ms. Meg (Ding) Lei, General Executive.

Elementary School Playground Dedication

Thank you to everyone who attended the Elementary School Playground Dedication Ceremony on Wednesday, 22 May. Our PTA President, Ms. Jane Lam, unveiled the commemoration plaque to the guests in attendance at the event. Dr. Baumgartner, our Master of Ceremonies, stressed the importance of play to learning and expressed our collective gratitude to the PTA and alumnus Eric Xiao Feng Wen, Class of 2014, whose generous contributions helped make the installation of the beautiful new play structure possible.

Lockdown Drill – 27 May 2:00 pm

We have scheduled a practice lockdown drill on Monday, 27 May at 2:00 pm. Faculty will review the procedures with their students before the drill so that they are familiar with what they should do. While the likelihood of an emergency such as this happening is very low, it is important for our community to know what to do, and to be prepared, should our community ever be presented with a threat.

Uniform Redistribution

Beginning on Tuesday, 28 May, uniforms that have not been claimed and do not have names will be placed outside of the 123 Hall. If your student has lost a uniform, please ask them to check the ones on the tables. Parents are welcome to come in and check the tables as well.

Advanced Placement (AP) Art Show

This year’s High School AP Visual Arts Exhibition, I’m Just A Girl, is a powerful example of the power of the arts. A total of 18 AP Art students’ creative expressions will be on display in the 123 Hall, with the opening gala on Tuesday, 28 May from 3:30 – 6:00 pm. This all female class explores a range of deeply personal issues in ways that push us to examine what it means to be female and to take on the many roles that come with being “a girl” in today’s society.

I would like to thank Ms. Lynsey Reeves, our High School Visual Art Teacher and schoolwide Head of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) for her endless passion, enthusiasm, and the countless hours she has dedicated to supporting her students. Please make a point of coming out to celebrate our talented students and their wonderful art next week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

My best,

Anita Simpson
Head of School