Dear AST Family and Friends,
The second semester has started pretty smoothly and the energy and flow on campus are positive and focused on learning. We have a number of small, but great things happening on and around campus.
This week, we had an expert in masks and drama performance work with our elementary and middle school drama students. On February 1st and 2nd, our seventh, ninth, and tenth grade students will go to the Taichung National Theater to participate in a Shakespeare workshop.
This week was our second week with a served hot lunch and the first time that our students acted as the servers to provide service to their community. Ms. Betsy's ninth grade homeroom was first to act as the servers this Wednesday. One example of why this is such a great experience for those serving and those being served was a moment between a ninth grade student passing out apples and the bright-eyed first grade girl looking up and telling him that "apples are my favorite fruit". Everyone smiled. In little ways like this, small connections are made and our community becomes just a little bit closer. Right now, we plan to continue this service program on the hot lunch Wednesdays and the pizza Fridays.
And on Monday our last teacher maternity leave is completed with the return of Dr. Madeline Gonzalez. We had six babies born here at AST in 2017 and we assume that to be some kind of record.
Please click here to see the slides (mostly pictures!) of the directors’ report at the PA meeting.
Have a great next week,
Save the Date(s)
· Tea Time with the Directors, Elementary - Thursday, 25 January, 2018, 2:30 pm
· Tea Time with the Directors, Middle School - Tuesday, 30 January, 2018, 2:30 pm
· Tea Time with the Directors, High School - Thursday, 1 February, 2018, 2:30 pm
Also, the International Carnival will be on Saturday, March 17. Mark it on your calendar and plan to bring a friend!