AISM Community Members,
Being a “community school” is indeed a challenging task. Even though we are small, we have an extremely vibrant school life. The weeks are packed, and many times with activities taking place most days of the week, from sunrise to sunset. Small schools are often the heart of the school community. They are thus very busy with dozens of events, often with hundreds of students and parents on campus.
Our recent Middle States Association parent survey results demonstrate this:
The complete Middle States school climate surveys are attached and will be used for our “mid- term accreditation” report in December of 2019.
Two such community events are coming up right after the Spring Break, which will begin this afternoon and conclude on April 21st; school will resume on April 22nd. Both of these events will take place on Wednesday afternoon (April 24th) to maximize our community’s time.
The first will begin at 2:00pm and is our Culture Day event, an annual tradition to celebrate our Diversity & Unity. Our community’s participation, including our parents and students, helps make this event an annual success!
In the words of Mahatma Gandhi “NO CULTURE CAN LIVE IF IT ATTEMPTS TO BE EXCLUSIVE.”
Please note the two sign up links:
A Grand Parade of flags – a signup genius is above for parents to sign up their child to be a flag bearer of their native country. The overall requirement of a flag bearer is to be fully dressed in their National costumes.
“Taste of the world”: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0a4aaeae2da0fe3-20191
A “Taste of the World” consisting of food from every country represented this year at the American International School of Monrovia – a separate signup genius is above asking parents to select a treat from their native country.
Immediately following our Culture Day, the Board of Trustees has called its Spring Meeting for this school year at 3:30pm.
The complete Calendar for April and May are below and attached.
On a final personal note, on Monday, April 12th, 2014 … I wrote the following message to our community:
“Last … but not least, there will be one more change, however, this change will not occur for two more months. In mid June, I am pleased to announce that I will be joined here in Monrovia by my wife of 6 days, Hassia Ide. Many of you have already met her over the Christmas Holiday. For those who have not, you will get a chance to meet her personally when she arrives at the end of the school year.
Well … this week marks the 5th anniversary of when I “quietly snuck away” over the Spring Break to get married. Tomorrow, while the school is on recess, we will return to Niamey so my wife can visit her family, and our daughter can spend some time with her cousins. Now, five years later, I can announce this to the community in advance of “sneaking away.”
Have a great and well-deserved break, and I will see you back here at AISM on April 22nd.