Dear AST Family and Friends,

We are powering through our testing season. MAPs testing is finishing up as we try to catch every kid for makeups of missed exams. We are ending week 1 of AP testing for high school students with one more week to go. We will be sending home MAPs results with students next week.

Next week, we are meeting with the rest of the high school students after school from 3:45 to 5:00:

l   Monday: 11th grade

l   Tuesday: 8th grade

l   Wednesday: 9th grade

This will provide the background for making scheduling choices. Next week, we will also be emailing home the forms that we are asking students to use and more information about the process used with the students and the choices that they need to make. All of these meetings are including grade-level appropriate conversations about college planning and will be followed up with individual counseling afterward.

Looking ahead, there are a ton of end of year events and celebrations coming up and we will talk more about them over the coming weeks. Here is a quick taste: MS & HS Science Fair, HS English Showcase, ES End of Semester Celebration, ES Promotion, MS Promotion, HS Graduation, MS Drama Performances.

We would like to remind our parents that our doors are always open and we are happy to hear your concerns, ideas, and questions. We value your contributions as we partner together to keep improving the AST experience for our children.

Have a great next week,

Anthony & Annie

親愛的AST家庭與朋友們:

學校目前正處於考試季節當中,並將漸漸進入學期末了。MAPs考試部分,在每位有缺考同學都補考過後,本季MAPs考試已完全結束。為期兩週的高中AP考試,則在這星期已完成第一週的部分,下星期將完成其他剩餘的部分。 預計下星期我們還會發送同學們個人的MAPs考試結果回家。

同樣是下星期,我們要利用放學後15:45到17:00的時段,輔導下學年其他高中部同學選課的事宜,依不同年級分別安排輔導日期如下:

l   5/14,星期一:(目前) 11年級

l   5/15,星期二:(目前) 8年級

l   5/16,星期三:(目前) 9年級

在這些輔導時段,我們將分別向各年級同學們解說選課應注意的相關事項,其中並包括所選課程對他們未來申請大學的影響。下星期我們也會把要求同學們填寫的表格及選課流程,還有可選修的科目等相關資訊發送電郵給家長。並計畫在對同學們統一解說之後,更進一步提供個別升學諮詢。

學年結束之前,還有許多期末的活動,我們將在下星期週訊中詳加敘述。這些活動包括有:初、高中科展;高中英文課展示活動;小學期末成果展;小學晉升初中典禮;初中晉升高中典禮;高中畢業典禮;初中戲劇表演。

希望家長能了解,AST的大門永遠為您敞開,我們很樂意收到您的關心,聽到您給我們的建議,歡迎您隨時給我們批評與指教。我們重視您給予AST的奉獻,在不斷改善孩子們的AST經驗上,您是我們最寶貴的合作夥伴。

祝大家都有個很棒的下星期,

校長 金安東 與 副校長 童元欣 敬上