Dear AST Families and Friends,

Thank you to those parents who joined us on Monday for the Chamber Music Club Concert. The students were fantastic! Evan, Daniel, Juliat, Sara, Zoe, Carilyn, Makayla, Ben, Hazel, Syndey,Ting, and Angela amazed us with performances across various instruments and with vocals.

Thank you to those parents who joined us for the parent workshop this week with our guest counselor, Ms. Wu. The event was very well received. Also, thank you to those parents who joined us for the Parent Association meeting that afternoon.

Next week we are hosting our Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday. We will run a half-day academic schedule in the morning and spend the afternoon together as an extended family. Please join us for the Thanksgiving lunch and the afternoon together-time. Parents are encouraged to take their children with them when they finally do depart.

Following the Thanksgiving celebration is a long weekend for everyone, especially the students. Teachers will be working on Monday during an in-service day and classes will resume on Tuesday for students.

Finally, the club survey for the spring is now available. Please check with your students and make sure that they indicate their club and sports preferences. To our ES parents, we have not shared this survey with your students yet. We would like you to have that conversation with your children. The survey is due Tuesday, November 20th.  

Have a great weekend,

Anthony

親愛的AST家庭與朋友們,

非常感謝星期一前來學校與我們一起欣賞AST室內樂團社音樂會表演的家長們。我們學生表現得真是太棒了! 謝謝 Evan, Daniel, Juliat, Sara, Zoe, Carilyn, Makayla, Ben, Hazel, Syndey, Ting, and Angel,你們的表演不論是樂器演奏或歌唱表演都讓我們驚嘆不已。

也非常感謝星期四上午前來學校參加台灣家長研討會的家長們,這次由吳若慈專業心理諮詢師主講的研討會非常受家長們喜歡,並獲得很棒的回響。 同時,我們也要感謝當天下午前來參加AST家長會月例會的所有家長們,大家對於孩子與學校都非常支持。

下星期三,11月21日我們將歡慶感恩節。 當天上午我們安排了上半天的課表,中午感謝AST家長會安排贊助感恩節大餐,下午我們希望發揮感恩節的精神,讓家長與孩子們一起共度。歡迎家長們到學校來和我們一起參加感恩節午餐和下午的活動,我們也鼓勵家長在離開學校時也帶自己的孩子一起回家。(感恩節特別課表與活動時間表請看英文部分) 請注意: 感恩節活動當天沒有晚班放學校車;中午餐會請自行攜帶個人餐具以響應垃圾減量;

在星期三歡慶感恩節活動過後,緊接著將有個較長的周末假期,特別是學生們,將從星期四休息到星期一,11月27日星期二才須回到學校來上課;老師們則休息到星期天,星期一是教職員在職進修日,學生不用到學校來,但教職員需要回學校工作。

最後,下學期參加社團及校隊活動調查表已寄發給同學們。請確認您的孩子收到並回覆表明他們要參加的社團和校隊。小學生社團活動部分,我們將只寄發問卷給家長,請小學生家長與您的孩子分享、討論這份調查,並由家長代為回覆學校。這份參加社團及校隊活動調查問卷將於11月20日星期二截止,敬請把握時間回覆。

祝大家有個很棒的周末!


校長 金安東