What I am excited about this week…
ISSEA! Congratulations to our ISSEA Volleyball and Track & Field teams! As the second smallest school in the league, the Leopards punched WAY above our weight class as usual. On Monday I was in Maputo for a meeting of ISSEA Heads of School and Activities Directors and they repeatedly expressed their admiration for the performance and sportsmanship shown by our “little” school. Congratulations and thank you to our scholar-athletes and our coaches. You can see the breakdown of results later in this newsletter.
Trunk or Treat! Don't forget that Friday, 2 November is our Trunk or Treat event. This is always a wonderful time for both children and adults alike. A limited number of entry bracelets are still available. They can be purchased at Friday's morning drop off or at the Friday Market. See the ad later in this newsletter for more details.
AISL Leadership in ISAZ! Next weekend, AISL will host ISAZ’s first stand-alone conference for local P.E. teachers and coaches. This two-day conference for more than 70 participants at our Palm Pavilion will cover a variety of topics aimed at increasing the caliber of sports within ISAZ. Many thanks to our AD, Mark Hoffman, for conceiving and executing this idea. This is just another great example of AISL’s commitment to leadership in ISAZ.
Counting Cars! For the next week or so, you may see people outside the school gates wearing yellow reflective vests. They are monitoring traffic near the school as part of a traffic study we are conducting in hopes of petitioning the local authorities for traffic calming measures on Leopard Hill Road. The new speed camera sign seems to be helping but we are hoping for a more permanent fix.
Board of Directors seeks committee volunteers
Would you like to get more involved with AISL and the Board of Directors? The AISL Board is seeking statements of interest from people who are interested being appointed to one of our three committees: Finance, Governance, and Building. The time commitment is approximately 1 - 2 hours per month for committee meetings at the school, typically Wednesday mornings at 07:30. If interested, please submit a brief statement of qualifications and reasons for interest to Russ Menard. Please note that each committee only has 1-2 vacancies. Feedback by Tuesday, 6 November is ideal, but statements after this will be considered as well.
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
Parent Information Sessions
Here are the upcoming sessions – all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend: