Dear AST Families and Friends,
Thank you to everyone that attended our Back to School Night. I know that some people who wished to attend could not because of the rain delay, but we still had a great number of parents and we very much appreciate their attendance. Additionally, we used a rather different format for our middle school and high school parents that focused on building community and those important individual relationships between parents and teachers. The vast majority of the feedback that I heard during the event was positive both from parents and from teachers. Parents appreciated not spending time running all over campus; teachers felt like they could actually talk to parents and start to understand their unique perspectives. It was a wonderful event and some people even requested that we repeat the event more often throughout the year.
This week, we have wrapped up the vast majority of our MAPS testing. We finished the math test on Wednesday and make-ups on Thursday. We are diligently checking over reports to try and make sure that every last student has finished. This Saturday, our teachers will be on campus with a training from NWEA (the creator of the MAPS assessment) to insure that they understand the data, how best to use it, and how best to communicate that information to our parents. So, please whisper a quiet thank you on Saturday, when you are sipping your morning beverage, to your favorite teachers.
We have scheduled our first set of Tea Time with the Directors meetings. The Tea Time is an opportunity to give general feedback directly to the Directors. For individual concerns, we do ask that you schedule time with the Directors by making an appointment with Ms. Ching.
These meetings are scheduled to start at 2:30 pm in the MPR.
- ES - Friday, September 21
- MS - Thursday, September 27
- HS - Friday, September 28
Based upon feedback from last year we hope to have a short session about a topic pertinent to parents in that division, and then a Q&A time with the Directors. We will share more information about the topics that are selected soon. We hope that everyone can join us.
A couple of quick notes:
- Thank you to those parents who have consistently dropped off students at the Lincoln Activity Center in the morning. This drop-off location is the safest for everyone involved.
- If a student is going to be absent or late, please contact Ms. Claire and let her know. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org and her phone extension number is x29.
Have a great weekend,