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Open for Application/ 台中美國學校招生中

March 27, 2020

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Open for Application AST is currently accepting applications for Grade 1 to Grade 12 for the 2020-2021 school year. Please submit your application by Thursday, April 30, 2020 for guaranteed consideration. The new school year is scheduled to start on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Director's Update 03272020

March 27, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We have been communicating regularly via these newsletters. There is now so much information that we wanted to gather that information into one place. We have added a COVID-19 page to our website with all of this information summarized. You can find the page at http://ast.tc.edu.tw/covid-19.

Director's Update 03202020

March 20, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We hope that everyone has as restful a spring break as possible. We are scheduled to return on Tuesday, April 7, to regular classes. Social Distancing & Caution As situations around the world deteriorate, many Taiwanese are returning home. Some of these are siblings and friends of our students returning from college cancellations. While we are always glad to see these visitors, it is valuable to practice social distancing. This means keeping at least 2 meters away from others, especially those who recently entered the country, avoiding crowded spaces, wearing masks in public spaces, and staying at home as much as possible.

Director's Update 03132020

March 13, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, As we approach Spring Break, we are remaining proactive in the protection of our kids. If anyone is still planning to travel outside of Taiwan or planning to host visitors from outside of Taiwan, we again would like to urge you to reconsider those plans. Today, we have learned that a recent expatriate man was tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in central Taiwan. This man was infected by visitors from the States. Even though he is not in our community, we are asking everyone to practice social distancing and exercise caution during this time. 

Director's Update 03062020

March 6, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Thank you to everyone for your cooperation as we have tightened procedures for everyone’s safety. Many students are wearing masks at all times as a preemptive safety precaution. Drop off procedures are running quite smoothly holding parent wait time to just a few minutes. Pick up procedures are getting smoother and smoother. All waiting cares are picking up kids and departing by 3:45 and parents arriving at 3:40 are hardly waiting. Classes have returned to a level of normal and great learning is happening.

Director's Update 03042020

March 4, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, As we have monitored the situation both in Taiwan and around the world, we have come to a number of decisions:TravelIn regards to travel, we continue to follow the Taiwan government’s lead in policy. We will not be more or less restrictive than government regulations. That said, we have two things to add to this:First, please consider canceling your travel plans. These plans put everyone in your family at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.

Book Tasting/ 圖書宴饗

March 4, 2020

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"Cafe 21" at AST opened on Monday. Middle school and high school students all participated in "Book Tasting" at the cafe. Each English teacher scheduled a session with their classes in the library "cafe".The purpose of the activity is to promote literacy and give students, who are often too rushed to visit the library, a chance to peruse through a variety of new and underused books.

Director's Update 02282020

February 28, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Thank you for all of your support as we maintain strict procedures to ensure the safety of all the members of our community. We continue to follow the guidelines from the Taiwan government. Recent recommendations out of the Education Department of Taipei City called for schools to cancel all events beyond classroom instruction before May 4, 2020.

Lost and Found/ 失物招領

February 28, 2020

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With all the clean up at AST, the Lost and Found locations are overflowing. Please have your kids check the Lost and Found for any items this week. If any items are unclaimed after March 6th, they will be either thrown away or donated.

Director's Update 02262020

February 26, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We are off to a great start. The dropoff procedures went smoothly. The last bus arrived about five minutes before the school day started. Everyone involved followed the updated procedures and a safe day began. During lunch, students were separated by school division as well as spread out within the cafeteria (seating only four students per table).

Director's Update 02242020

February 24, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We look forward to being face-to-face with our students again. In preparation for school tomorrow, we would like to give some brief reminders. First, tomorrow is "Day 2". Before Leaving Home:Please check your child's/children's temperature.Please make sure they have 2 or 3 masks in their backpack. (More if they have minor symptoms.)

Director's Update 02212020

February 21, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, The campus will not reopen until Tuesday, February 25, 2020.As we prepare for our return to campus on February 25, we need to gather some information from all of our families related to their travel plans and health over the last two weeks and looking forward to it. To make gathering that information as easy as possible, we have created a survey using Survey Monkey. We need the survey completed for each household and students will not be permitted to return until the survey is completed.

Director's Update 02072020

February 14, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, The campus will reopen on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.We want to thank all of our parents for the efforts and patience during this time. We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus status around Taiwan and this week has been relatively quiet on that front. 

2020 Summer Camp is canceled / 2020夏令營活動取消

February 7, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, Unfortunately, due to the push back of the last day of Taiwan public school to July 15th, AST summer camp 2020 will not happen.We look forward to having fun with you in 2021!

Director's Update 02072020

February 7, 2020

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Dear Members of the AST Community, As we consider our return date, we have maintained these priorities in our decision-making process in this order: We maintain the safety of our students and our community. We maximize student learning while not neglecting safety. We support those students needing to be successful on external assessments (AP).

Director's Update 01302020

January 30, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We are updating you based on the newest information that we have available. The government has expanded the self-quarantine requirement to 14 days since returning from any travel that included mainland China, Macau, or Hong Kong. We are keeping our expectations the same.

Director's Update - 01282020

January 28, 2020

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Dear AST Family and Friends, We wanted to take a moment and update you regarding our monitoring of the coronavirus outbreak and its potential impact on our school. We are following the lead of the Taiwanese government, the Center for Disease Control, and the Taiwan international school community in considering our responses. We want to assure you that the safety of our children is the highest priority in our decision making.

Director's Update 01232020

January 22, 2020

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Dear AST Families and Friends,We wish everyone a happy new year. For those traveling, we would like to urge care and watchfulness. A novel coronavirus has prompted a travel warning in and around China from the CDC. News reports have confirmed that this virus has reached the US, Korea, and Taiwan.

Director's Update 01172020

January 17, 2020

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Dear AST Families and Friends, Thank you to all the parents that joined us for the Parent Association meeting. We appreciate our parents and the huge role that they play in the success of our school. This week, our middle and high school students have been participating in the 3rd Annual Shakespeare Experience.

MS Health Program/ 初中部健康教育課程

January 17, 2020

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Dear Parents,Please read this letter, which offers information and resources, related to online safety. We hope you find it helpful. 

MS Health Program / 初中健康教育講座

January 10, 2020

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Dear Middle School Parents, Information regarding the Middle School Health Program was emailed to you earlier this week. If you are interested in attending the free information session with Dr. Wang, on Friday, January 17th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Dive Cube Hotel, please click this link to register by this Friday, January 10th.

ES After School Program - Semester 2 / 小學部課後社團活動

January 10, 2020

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Dear Parents, Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful break with your family.ES after school club starts this week, students are welcome to stay after school and try out different activities. For more information about ES after school club, please visit our website. Register the clubs, please fill-up the registration form.

Director's Update 01102020

January 10, 2020

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Dear AST Families and Friends,Welcome back for the new semester. Last-minute schedule changes are underway, final touches are being put on next week’s Shakespeare Experience, Chinese New Year celebrations are being planned, and we are already looking forward to our annual International Carnival.Next week, parents are invited to join the PA Meeting on Thursday at 2:00 pm.

Temporary Bus Monitor / 校車隨車人員異動

January 10, 2020

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Dear AST Students and Parents,Starting January 7th to 23rd, Ms. Tsai will be the temporary bus monitor for Bus C and the late bus-Art Museum route. Her contact number is 0966-739-408.We will update you when we find a permanent bus monitor.

Director's Update 12202019

December 20, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends, We hope that everyone is able to take a restful break and spend time with their families. We look forward to seeing everyone renewed and restored for the start of the new semester on Tuesday, January 7th.

A Big THANK YOU to AST !! Food donation, Christmas Celebration!

December 20, 2019

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On 12/19, Taichung Red Cross truck came to pick up the Food that AST donated. The Food was already sent to the LuChuan Food Bank. We are very thankful for everyone’s donations! Over the course of the event, we have seen your love for others and the willingness to help. This is exactly what Christmas spirit stands for! A huge thank you to everyone! We are looking forward to your support and donation next year! Thank you, AST!

Food donation, Christmas Celebration! 聖誕飽食節

December 13, 2019

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AST Red Cross would like to thank those who have donated food! For people who haven't participated in the Food Drive Event, we sincerely invite you to donate food and we will send it to LuChuan(綠川) Food Bank in Taichung. Since the event ends by 12/20, please donate ASAP.

Director's Update 12132019

December 13, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends, We would like to thank all those parents that joined us today for the ES End of Semester Celebration. We are so proud of all the great things that our kids are learning and doing and it is such a pleasure to share that with our parents.

VEX Competition Accomplishments / VEX 機器人競賽成果

December 13, 2019

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CONGRATULATIONS to ASTonishing A and ASTonishing B, your hard work and dedication paid off!! Dec. 6-7 at Taipei American School both teams from AST performed well under pressure. Coaches from Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur, and Taipei American School complimented them on their robot design and their performance. Team B had a few losses early in the round-robin competition, but peaked at the right time, going into the elimination round they were on a winning streak.

Director's Update 12062019

December 6, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends,Thank you, everyone, for being an important member at the Thanksgiving luncheon. Many thanks to the Leadership Class students and teachers who have organized and contributed such a meaningful Movember event. We have raised $13,200 as a collective group effort through auction. The donation will go towards cancer organizations. 

Formosa VEX competition / 機器人競賽

December 6, 2019

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Team ASTonishing A and B are excited about competing on December 6-7 at the Formosa VEX competition at Taipei American School. Both teams worked through the Thanksgiving Holiday to improve their autonomous program and sharpen their driving skills.

Director's Update 11272019

November 27, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends, We would like to thank our amazing PA for the Thanksgiving meal that we shared today and we would like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving and a restful weekend.

Tis the Season to Recycle and Reuse Household Items / 回收重組創新藝術季節已到來

November 27, 2019

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Hi everyone - it's that time of the year when Art classes turn their visions towards the recrafting of something old and refashioning it into something new - new ART assemblage sculptures that is!

MAPS Assessment for Grades 1 & 2 / 1、2年級開始參加MAPS測驗

November 22, 2019

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During the week of December 10th, our 1st and 2nd-grade students will take the MAPS assessment. The format for their assessment is different. It relies more heavily on understand spoken language.

Director's Update 11222019

November 22, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends,There are so many amazing things happening right now in such a short time. Our first annual TAI-VEX tournament is happening tomorrow. Our elementary soccer team also has a match tomorrow and our badminton team is headed to Taipei for their tournament. On Monday, we have parent-teacher/student-led conferences and, on Wednesday, we have our Thanksgiving celebration starting at 11:40 am in the gym.

Director's Update 11152019

November 15, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends,Thank you to those parents and students that were involved with the Candidate Director Visit and the Charity Fun Run. Next weekend, we will host the first-ever Tai-VEX tournament. Come and witness an exciting day of robotics and engineering on Saturday.Parents, please join us on Thursday at 2:00 pm for our PA Meeting. The PA is putting together the final touches on the Thanksgiving Luncheon preparation. Your support is welcome and valued!

Director's Update 11082019

November 8, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends,We have had a busy week. The high school had a great time on their field trip to Kaohsiung TAROKO Park and E-DA Theme Park and the middle school has just returned from their Camp Taiwan experience. 

Director's Update 11012019

November 1, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends,Thank you to all the families that joined us for the Halloween activities. Thank you especially to those parents and students who were involved with creating activities for everyone for the afternoon. Thank you to those that put so much effort into dressing up throughout the week.This weekend, we transition from one busy week to the next.

Director's Update 10252019

October 25, 2019

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Dear AST Families and Friends,This time of year is very special at AST. With Spirit Week culminating in our Halloween events on November 1, our community comes together to celebrate both this American holiday, but also our unique take on that holiday. Halloween at AST is steeped in school spirit, creating for others, and celebrating that creativity. I would like to thank everyone for their work on making this all happen. The Parent Association has taken on a larger role this year in creating special experiences for our elementary students. Our seniors are working diligently on their Haunted House. Our advisory groups are building activities and displays to share. Our librarian has created special classes sharing the story of Halloween with our elementary students.