Letter from Director to all parents - Feb. 28
Referring to our annual school calendar, this is a reminder that next week Sunday and Monday, March 4 and 5, are both full professional days for the teachers, with extensive programs in both Elementary and Secondary. The Elementary has developed its own program with a key focus on Mathematics teaching and resources while Secondary is working on the Conceptual Curriculum (Grades 7 – 10) with guest speaker Chris Overhoff bringing his experience in the full range of the IB Program to the task on both days.
THERE ARE NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS on MARCH 4 and MARCH 5 (MOCK EXAMS for Seniors in Music and Theatre Arts ONLY at times known to them).
I take the opportunity to inform you of some events forthcoming and of the completion of teacher recruitment for 2012/13:
- The International Day has been rescheduled, as you know, to Saturday March 10 – we expect a beautiful, sunny, and dust-free day and I hope many of you will be joining us. The PTO and all the organizers have had to work extra hard to keep the momentum, and I invite you to come out for the event to pay your respect and of course to enjoy the day. Important – no matter what, International Day will be held on that day – a “PLAN B” stands ready in case we need to make adjustments due to weather by moving set-ups and programs to covered/inside places.
- The Mural Project – many of you will have seen our “New Wall” on campus, now just about finished. The official unveiling is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, from 7:30 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. for which invitations are coming your way. Ms. Ghia Haddad, the FABC Team, and so many in our community of teachers, students, and parents came together to create a new “center campus” – expressing through Art our identity, diversity, and values. Please join us on the 15th of March to celebrate this unique achievement!
- Teacher recruitment for next school year 2012/13 is practically complete and I am very pleased with the result. Turnover, similar to last year, has been fairly light although it is never easy to find replacements for colleagues in the faculty who are moving along to new positions in International schools, or “home” in some cases. We will have cause to celebrate their contributions at UAS at the end of this year.
Regards and good wishes,