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- Here is a LINK to the week five distance learning video for families.
- Here is the LINK to the student video.
We hope this newsletter finds you happy and healthy. As we come close to the end of week 5 of distance learning, many students are finding this to be crunch time with regards to assignments. We appreciate your partnership as we continue to work hard to ensure that the student’s assessed work is on time and of the best quality.
8th Grade Families: If you did not manage to attend Tuesday’s 8th grade family meeting, please consult these links from Dr. Schuster and Mr. Groves:
- Screencast: https://bit.ly/G8Screencast
- Slide Deck: https://bit.ly/AASgrade8
- SBGR: https://bit.ly/2VKb5bj
Independent Learning Extensions: We are on track to have our curated set of Independent Learning Extensions ready for next Monday. Access will be password protected and available on our website. As parents, you will receive a direct email with the password. Next week, teachers will be able to talk students through any questions they might have.
Canadian Media: Being back in Canada has had me engaging with Canadian Media more than ever. When I saw the title, “Help I’ve got kids, what do I do? Tips for parents working from home.”, I knew I had to share with the MS community.
Gratitude: Thank you to all of the parents who have continued to reach out and show support. Every day we are learning more and more and your partnership reinforces that this is the best community you could ask for.
Have a great week!
Noah, and Karisti
HS Associate Principal, Matthew Groves firstname.lastname@example.org
Preserving and fostering a positive school culture has been a priority since the start of distance learning. Whether it is our weekly videos, AAS connects, or a google meet, the teachers, students, and administrators are working hard to spread the love we have for AAS. One unique event that I was fortunate enough to be a part of was the National Honor Society induction, which took place last week. 20 students were inducted into NHS in a beautiful ceremony. I was so proud of the student leaders who organized the event with Ms. Will, which included the traditional lighting of the candles and an oath swearing by the inductees. Congratulations to all of the new NHS members!
Grade 9 and 10 Students will receive an email from the HS office soon regarding their course selections for next year. Please review the course catalog with your children and encourage them to sign-up as soon as possible so we can build the schedule for next year. Modern high school education choices can be complicated, so please reach out to your counselor and Mr. Sonderman if you have questions.
Independent Learning Extensions for grades 9, 10, and 11 will be finalized this week and sent to parents and students next week. Academic departments have worked hard to curate a robust and exciting curriculum for students to pursue after May 1st. Stay tuned for more information.
Penguin Games - Week 4 Update
- JOIN THE HUDDLE... ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE!
- Visit https://www.aasathletics.org/ and watch the video and read the instructions
- check out the new video and audio challenge for week 4
- and watch the Sport Challenge Video from week 3
- CHECK OUT THE PENGUIN GAMES
Just one more week until the AAS LitMag hits the digital bookshelves. Our student teams of creators and editors are putting the final touches on, proofreading and perfectly folding each digital page for you. Look for the LitMag edition to come out in the next newsletter and on www.facebook.com/aasmoscow.
PTO Divisional Updates
ES: Grade 5 Hoodies
Due to the quarantine situation in Moscow, the timeline to pick up 5th-grade hoodies has been extended. You may collect your child’s hoodie through April 30 in Pokrovsky Hills, Moscow regulations permitting. Please email PTO.email@example.com to arrange a pick-up time.
Any hoodies not picked up by April 30 will be returned to school to be distributed in the fall.
MS: Grade 8 Hoodies
Grade 8 graduation hoodies are also ready to be picked up from PH after 3.30 pm on weekdays or anytime on weekends Please email Marjo at PTO.MS@aas.ru or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a pick-up time.
HS: Graduation Blankets
12th-grade graduation blankets can be picked up in Pokrovsky Hills until May 1. Contact email@example.com to arrange a pick-up time. If you cannot pick up the blankets before May 1, distribution will be handled by the HS office at a later date.
Vote Now! PTO Elections
PTO e-voting is open now !
The email with a link to e-ballot was sent out to all AAS Moscow PTO members on Thursday April 16 with instructions to submit your vote along with a brief introduction/ Statements of interest from the candidates. Voting will close at midnight Moscow time, on Thursday, April 23. The candidates’ statements of interest are attached here.