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The year of the Mountain Zebra
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This is … AISM!!

Re: COMPLETION OF THE YEAR OF THE MOUNTAIN ZEBRA!

AISM Community,

This is the final week, and tomorrow will be our last day of what has been a very busy, productive, and successful 2017 – 2018 School Year. AISM has much to celebrate, as the strength of the newly accredited U.S. Academic Program continues to grow.

This year, AISM reached academic levels above international and American national norms, as referenced by our school-wide MAP scores that our students achieved in a safe and positive learning environment.

This year, our PTA continued to play a pivotal role in enhancing our students’ education, with our new lower school and ECE playground turf (and now swing set turf!), Halloween/Fall Festival, Movie and Family Fun Nights, BIG FUN FAIR, and Teacher Appreciation Day. The PTA raised $13,600 to further our students’ educational experience.

I would like to personally thank the PTA executive committee:

I hope the two-month summer break, June 21 – August 20, provides our community with a well-deserved break and opportunity to recharge for another year of growth and learning in 2018 – 2019 …

The Year of the ___________?  (Theme for the year to be identified on August 6th).

It is also, sadly, the time of year at which we say farewell to members of the AISM community who will be moving on to new beginnings.  As mentioned prior, change and transition are two constants here at the American International School of Monrovia. This year, 28 (of our present 94) students will be leaving us.  I have known many of our departing students since my arrival at AISM in 2012. We all found out, at Friday's performance, that it is never easy to say goodbye!!  Next year will indeed be a marked difference without their presence, and with the anticipated arrival of 30 “new” students who will be joining our community.

We also have a number of faculty members who will be leaving us to move on to new endeavors and adventures. We bid fond farewell and thank you to:

Be it in the classroom as teachers, or by providing other essential elements to our students’ learning environment here at AISM, we know that our school has been made better and stronger with the contributions of our departing staff. On behalf of everybody here at AISM, we sincerely thank you for your service and wish you all the very best on your next endeavors.

Staffing plans for next year

We have been very busy, both concluding this school year, and planning for our next. On August 20st, we are anticipating starting the school year with just over 100 students. This, however, is subject to change. Below is our present staffing plan* for the coming year, which is based on our current enrollment expectations:  (*Like all good plans, subject to change.)

Information Updates, School Supplies, and Summer Reading

Returning Parents, please remember to update your students’ health information, and if there are any changes in employer, phone number, email, or original enrollment information, it can be updated at https://aismonrovia.openapply.com/

Also on this portal, you will find our school supply lists for next year, and a recommended (not required) summer reading list for our students.

Please also fill out the updated enrollment contract that takes into account the GDPR regulations, as set forth by the European Union, regarding data protection and consent.

Board of Trustees

AISM wishes to thank the following members of the 2017 – 2018 Board of Trustees for their service:

Please be aware that the Board of Trustees is projecting two to three parent openings for the Board by the first week of September. During the first weekend in September, the Board of Trustees will conduct their annual training. If you would like to be part of our school’s Governance, please contact our Board Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with a copy to myself, the school director, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Summer Office Hours

The school office will be open throughout the summer holiday:

  • Opening hours will be from 9:00a.m – 3:00p.m until June 27th.
  • After June 30th, the school will shift to summer hours, from 10:00a.m – 2:00p.m.
  • After August 6th school will be from 9:00a.m – 4:00p.m until school commences on August 20th.

Email will remain active for all members of the school administration and will be “on” over the summer.

Final Notes: 

I offer a special thank you to our entire community at large for all the work that we have done on behalf of our students. Thomas Edison once said … “it is not what you have, but what you do with what you have that makes all the difference.” Well, here at the American International School of Monrovia, we have a great community, and indeed with the support of this community, we have had a very, very special year.

Don't forget that tomorrow we will dismiss at 12:35!

I wish you all a safe, happy and relaxing summer vacation.

Jeff

Important Dates:

Tomorrow, June 20th: "Our Last Day Together;"    Just the Teachers and your students.... enjoying breakfast, yearbooks, and encore performances.

 

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