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WBAIS Newsletter  --  March 25, 2019

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The hits keep coming. Last Wednesday's Purim Carnival was outstanding under perfect weather conditions, Friday brought us a smorgasbord of young scientists at the annual Science Fair, and today and Tuesday the high school play is guaranteed to be a hit.

High School and Middle School ended the third quarter on Friday, which means the final quarter begins tomorrow. It has been eleven weeks since the end of winter break, and three more to go before spring break. Clocks are moving forward next week and the season is turning--which also means that softball, baseball and tennis practices are underway and the pool will re-open on Thursday. The GAIA Second Hand Shop is on all this week, with thanks to all those who contributed items.

 

Next week brings International Day on Sunday, March 31, Robotics to Nationals Tuesday-Thursday April 2-4, and the Spring Band Concert on Wednesday. Note that the Annual General Meeting of the Board will occur next Monday, April 1, at a new time - 3:30 in the library. 

 

With all that going on, it's also a great time to see the blossoms all over the country, from the deserts in the south to the Golan below a snow-covered Mt. Hermon. I know because I've been both places on Saturdays in the last few weeks and I highly recommend it while the days are cool and the heavy rains support unusually verdant hillsides and meadows.

 

Have a great week.

              Mike Downs

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Upcoming Events

 

Mar. 24: DELE Exam

Mar. 25: Re-enrollment forms due

Mar. 25-26: HS Play

Mar. 27: NHS Inductions

Mar. 25-29: GAIA 2nd Hand Shop

Mar. 29:

--PEP program, 10:00

--Intro to HS 11th/12th grade program, 13:00

Mar. 31: International Day

April 1: General Meeting of the Board

April 2-4: Robotics Nationals

April 3: Spring Band Concert

April 6: Fun Run

April 9: Israel Election Day, no school

April 10: Poetry Night

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Clocks move forward an hour this coming Friday, March 29, at 2:00 in the morning.

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Today and Tuesday, March 25-26 at 19:00. The HS drama club invites you to the HS play, That's the Spirit 
Tickets will be sold during the week (with Michael Carmi in the HS office) or at the door (ticket prices - 30 NIS).

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  • The AIS Fun Run is taking place on Saturday April 6.
    For more information, and to register, click HERE.
  • Watch a highlights video of last year's FunRun HERE.
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Upcoming Events:

March 25-26: HS Play

March 25-29: Mindfulness Week

March 29, 10:00 : PEP program

March 29: Clocks change to summertime

March 31: International Day

MS/HS: Mar. 25-29:  M: Day 4  T: Day 1  W:Day 2  Th: Day 3  Fri: Day 4

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Upcoming Events:

  • March 29:
    --Parent Education Program
    --Slow Pitch Community Softball
  • March 29-April 1: PowerSchool will be open on 
  • March 31: International Day

About Report Cards:

Report Cards will be sent home this Friday via direct email attachment and via a PDF document.

This coming report card will only have teacher comments for 1) all Q3 Exploratory classes and 2) classes in which students are earning a failing mark or a D letter grade. All other courses will report only letter grades this quarter due to our recent conferencing events. With that said, parents are always encouraged to contact teachers directly to learn more about classwork, work habits, or any other student concerns.

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Our annual poetry night is coming up! This is an opportunity for you to share either your favorite piece or an original work. Performances can vary from rapping, to reading poems, to singing. This year, poetry night will take place on April 10 from 18:00 to 20:00. There will be a bus home that will stop at Beit Yehoshua, Hamaapalim/Yannait in Herzliya and Namir/Pinkas in Tel Aviv. There will be a nice set up on the quad and food will be provided! Hope to see you there :)

 

If you have any questions, contact Yahav Gilbai, Ben Fischer, Noa Nir, and Nalini Venugopal or any teacher in the English Department.

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Upcoming Events:

  • After School Testing is Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • March 25–29: GAIA Second Hand Shop
  • Friday, March 29, 10:00 – 12:00: Parent Education Program (PEP)
  • Friday, March 29, 12:55 – 13:35: 10th Grade Student and Parent Meeting about the 11/12 grade program.
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Mother Tongue students who participate in the Mother Tongue Program are preparing at the high school level for tests that measure their proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing of their home languages through the following exams this semester:

  • AP Japanese Language and Culture, 12:00 Noon, May 7
  • AP German Language and Culture, 12 Noon, May 24
  • NEWL Arabic, Late Testing May 21
  • NEWL Russian, Late Testing May 21
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This year for the 12th consecutive year at AIS, secondary and middle school students of Spanish will have the opportunity to take the DELE (Diplomas in Spanish as a Foreign Language) Spanish language competency exams with awarding certificates,

 

The date for the exam will be Friday, May 24, 2019. Registration is now open.   March 1-20: Special 15 % Discount for AIS Students!

 

For more information and details, click HERE.

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Come and shop at the GAIA second hand sale next week March 25-29.

 

Each item is only 2 shekels. Reduce the amount of new clothing you buy by purchasing gently used clothing.

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Check out the new  Swimming schedule HERE.

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WBAIS PARENT EDUCATION PROGRAM (PEP) presents…

Emotional First Aid -
Parenting From the Inside Out

March 29, 2019, 10:00 in the Multi-Purpose Room at WBAIS

 

Guest lecturer Aviva Luden will teach us how to handle stress with greater ease and how to help our children do the same.

 

Ms. Luden will share tools to help you deal with stress on the spot – anytime, anywhere. She will explain neurologically and physiologically why these tools work and present a "Recipe for Resilience"!

Learn how to regain a sense of balance when stressful situations occur by increasing your own tolerance to everyday stress. 

 

Please sign up HERE to reserve your spot!

 

Questions? Please contact:
Julie Fisher (parent volunteer): 050-900-5135; email:julierachelfisher@gmail.com
Rebecca Kimelman: 050-763-5693; email rkimelman@wbais.net

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

This presentation is open to all members of the AIS community free of charge. 

The Event of the Year: International Day!

Tickets for International Day 2019 are selling out quickly !
Make sure to reserve yours !

  • EVERYONE (KIDS ABOVE 3 YRS OLD AND ADULTS) NEEDS A TICKET !!
  • EACH TICKET IS 12 NIS
  • TICKETS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE

 

How to order your tickets :
ES families : Please find the envelope in your kids backpack and return it to school ASAP.
The exact amount of money is appreciated as change is not available
MS & HS : Envelopes are available in each school office !
The exact amount of money is appreciated as change is not available
• Envelopes to order tickets are also available at the LIBRARY
• Tickets can also be purchased on campus from Monday 25.3 until Thursday 29.3 from 8 AM to 9 AM

 

For more info : pat@wbais.net

Thank you !
Your PTA

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Summer Soccer Camp 2019

Directed by Danny Rebuck, former professional player, and coach. USCS Hall of fame, MA in sports management, UEFA 'A', USSF 'A' and NSCAA Premier licensed coach. 
Location: American International School 

  • Dates:  July 21 - August 1, 2019. Sunday -Thursday.
  • Time:  8:00-14:00 (aftercare available until 16:000.
  • Ages: 6-14

 

The Rebuck Soccer Academy Camp focuses on the introduction of ball mastery, coordination, and creativity in a fun learning environment. This is achieved through maximum ball contacts, expert coaching, skills challenges, and small-sided games.


For more information call Orit Yefet 052 6222962 or email rebucksocceracademy@ gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/rebuckAcademy/

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Sunday - March 24, 2019
 
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Monday - March 25, 2019
 
All day
 
 
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
 
Friday - March 29, 2019
 
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 
Sunday - March 31, 2019
 
All day
 
 
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Monday - April 1, 2019
 
All day
 
 
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Tuesday - April 2, 2019
 
All day
 

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