Dear AST Families and Friends,


After the very business end of October, this week was relatively quiet. Given that, I wanted to take a moment to point out a few bits. One is that our students are amazing. All of the activities planned for the Halloween Activity and planned and prepared by the students. They take the lead while we support and guide. It represents a philosophy about how we approach learning as a school whenever possible. It is also a testament to our kids. They host multiple significant events throughout the year and they do a fabulous job.


Also, behind the scenes, we are trying to streamline processes for managing our significant club and athletic opportunities and how we handle and transfer smaller sums of money. We will be sending out our spring club surveys soon with more information as we improve these processes.


Finally, the great opportunities coming up continue next week. On Thursday, we are hosting a parent workshop, “Your Children Are Not Your Children”, for our Taiwanese parents at 10:00 a.m. about child development and the different roles of parents over time. Additionally, there will be a Parent Association meeting at 2:00 p.m. The following week is our AST family tradition to host Thanksgiving lunch on Wednesday before the long weekend. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in the coming weeks.


Have a great weekend,


Anthony


親愛的AST家庭與朋友們,


經過了10月底眾多活動後,本週就相對地安靜些。在此,我想和大家分享一些小感想。一是我們的學生表現得都很傑出。萬聖節活動的設計與規劃,都是由我們學生自行策劃和佈置準備。他們在校方的支持和指導下, 主導了這場活動的舉辦。二是這種精神正代表了我們的治學理念: 給予學生支持和指導, 但讓他們放手去做, 給予他們機會從實做中學習並成長。他們在整學年舉辦多項重大活動,而他們的表現非常出色。


此外,我們正在努力簡化課後體育與社團活動的開設與收款流程,以便提供更完善的管理。我們將發送關於春季課後活動的意願調查表,上面也會有更多訊息讓您參考。



最後,下週還是有很棒的活動。週四,我們將在上午10點為台灣父母舉辦一個家長研討會,“你的孩子不是你的孩子”,諮詢師會討論到孩子各時期的成長,以及父母在各時期所擔任的不同的角色。此外,同一天下午2點將舉行家長月例會。再接下來的一週是我們的AST既有的傳統--感恩節餐會。我們會在感恩節休假前的星期三(11/21)舉辦感恩節午宴。我們期待很快地與您見面。



祝大家有個很棒的周末!


校長 金安東