What I am excited about this week…
Verbal Jam Session: Managing Anxiety and Supporting Mental Wellness! Please join our next Verbal Jam session on 8 September at 18:00. The session will be hosted by our counselor, Driekie Smith, along with clinical psychologist and organizational coach, Carolina Vilalva. They will share information about how parents can support children who may feel anxious during this turbulent time. They will also share different strategies that parents can use to support mental wellness in their children. Parents will also have the chance to share with each other what has been working and what has been challenging so that we can all support each other. Parents can join by clicking on this link (please note that this link has changed from the one shared in last week’s Leopard’s Tale).
Feedback Survey! The teachers are working very hard to maintain our three learning pathways: On-campus Learning, Real-time Distance Learning, and Flexible Distance Learning. Since we are committed to serving our families as well as we can, please share some feedback with us by taking this short survey.
Verbal Jam website! Don’t forget to visit our new Verbal Jam webpage. Verbal Jam is designed to be an exclusive AISL online environment where thoughts, opinions, news, and advice all come together. We invite all AISL students, parents, and staff to take part in an ongoing online conversation focused on sharing, motivating, and, of course, educating! Please take a few moments to explore the site and please post messages on the Thrive Message Board. The Verbal Jam password is the same as the one we use for the Parent Portal.
Professional Development Days on 21-22 September! Don’t forget that there will be no online nor on-campus classes on 21 and 22 September. The faculty and staff will be using those two scheduled professional development days to review and refine our health and safety measures and begin the lengthy school re-accreditation process with our three international accrediting agencies. These days provide opportunities for our faculty to engage in deep collaborative work aimed at improving our school.
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: