Dear AST Families and Friends,


This week, teams around the school have been busy putting together final touches for the AST International Carnival. Please join us on Thursday, 2/28, for this celebration of cultures from around the world. The main carnival events this year will take place in the areas around the Lincoln Activity Center. Parents and guest will park on Lincoln Way for the event. Space is always tight for this busy event so if you have the means to carpool, please do.


As a school, we are trying to more and more environmentally conscientious. With that in mind, we have purchased utensil sets for all students. We are asking students to bring these utensils to and from school every day and to keep them clean. This small act should make a big difference in reducing plastic waste at lunchtime. Equally, at the carnival, we ask that all students bring their utensils to help reduce that plastic waste.


On Thursday morning, student buses will run on their normal routes, one hour behind their normal schedules. This will allow middle and high school students to get to school earlier to set up for the event. After the event, there will be two late buses, one per route, leaving at 3:45 pm to take students home that do not leave with their parents. It is expected that elementary students come with their families and everyone is encouraged to bring a friend.


During the international carnival, we host two information sessions for prospective parents at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please invite those family friends that would positively grow our great community.


We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday for the celebration. There will be no school on Friday in honor of the national 2/28 holiday.



Have a great weekend,

Anthony


親愛的AST家長與朋友們,


這星期全校上上下下都忙著在準備AST國際嘉年華活動。邀請大家在2月28日星期四當天到AST校園來與我們一起歡度並享受來自世界各地美食和文化的時光。今年AST嘉年華的主要活動都將在我們林肯活動中心(LAC)周圍進行。家長或來賓的停車場將移到教室校區的林肯大道上,為了讓嘉年華活動節目更精彩,停車空間相對較為受限,所以我們歡迎家長與來賓們能盡量採行共乘方式前來參加嘉年華與校園開放參觀活動。


作為一所教育單位,學校不斷努力要使我們的環境更加有環保觀念。因此,AST為所有學生都各購置了一組餐具可供重複使用。我們要求學生每天攜帶這些餐具上學,並於使用後自行清潔。對於每個人這算小小的舉動,但就學校午餐可減少的塑料浪費即可產生重要作用。同樣地,我們也要求學生們在嘉年華活動時要記得攜帶並使用個人環保餐具以減少塑料浪費。


星期四嘉年華活動當天早晨,上學校車將依平常路線及停靠站行駛,但靠站時間將約比平常晚1小時。這樣的安排能夠讓初、高中生提早於嘉年華開始前到學校做最後的準備。當天活動結束後,學校安排了兩部校車行駛平常晚班放學校車路線於下午3:45送沒有與家長一起回家的學生離開學校。我們希望AST嘉年華當天,小學部同學都由家長接送一起到學校來,也鼓勵大家都要與朋友一同前來參加活動。


除了嘉年華活動外,星期四當天我們還將舉行兩場 "校園開放參觀說明會",分別將於上午11點與下午1點舉行。歡迎大家積極邀請對進入AST大家庭接受純美式教育有興趣的家庭或朋友前來參加我們的說明會。

我們期待星期四的到來與大家一起同歡,也要提醒大家3月1日星期五學校為紀念228事件將放假一天。



祝大家有個很棒的周末!

校長  金安東