ASV VOICES #71 / FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016

Creating the ASV Difference since 1981

This year 2015-2016 American School of Valencia is celebrating the 35th anniversary since the school was founded. Thanks to the effort of parents, students, faculty and staff, ASV has completed significant milestones towards the goal declared on its mission statement: prepare globally-conscious, life-long learners in an innovative, collaborative, and caring environment. Find an overview of them on this new video posted on the ASV You Tube channel

Extra Activities Included in June Receipt

We would like to inform you the extra-activities that it will be included in the June 2016 school receipt. The activities are:




Paris trip (3/3)


Yearbook 2015-2016


ASV + June 2016

Elementary School held today the Celebration of Learning. As it is tradition at ASV, parents visited the school to see what their children have been learning throughout the school year. Students were in charge of visual presentations, stands with curriculum-based activities, and games  designed with their teachers. The event is an excellent opportunity to share the joy of learning at ASV. Find more pictures on the school website.

Kinder Celebration

We will be holding our Kinder celebration on June 17th (Friday) from 14:30-16:00 in Park A. There will be activities, photos and snacks so come help us celebrate your child leaving Preschool.
We have posted a form so you can let us know if you plan on picking your child up that day (bus changes). Please fill this in as it is really important for us to know if we need to put any children on the bus at the end of the day.
We will ring the bell at 16:00 and the children will line up in Park A. Once we have them lined up, you are welcome to collect your child from the line. Also, please be considerate of the buses arriving in the car park if your car is parked inside the gates. 
Look out for your invitation that will arrive soon in your child's agenda. We look forward to seeing you on this special day!

Kind regards
The Kinder Teachers
The Orla Interactiva recordings for Kinder students will be at the following dates/times:
  • Ms. Nicky: Thursday, 2 June at 10:00
  • Ms. Laura: Monday, 6 June
Remember we are holding an Orientation Meeting to explain the program in 1st Grade
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2016 (3:15 to 4:15 pm)
Place: Little Library.

Summer Workbooks

The school is offering a summer workbook to students in PK2, Kinder and Elementary School.  This year’s book is titled Summer Bridge Activities, which has been made available to us from the United States.  It is full of reading, writing, Math, Language Arts, and internet activities in English for each grade level with the answers in the back, so you can work with your child in English during these months of vacation.

The purchase of this book is optional and the price is 17,00 euros.  In order to have the books to the students by June 23, 2016 we need you to fill out the request form by Tuesday, May 31, 2016.


Dr. Adam Spina
Elementary and Preschool Principal

Swimming Lessons in June  

Elementary groups are having swimming lessons during the PE classes in June. Students need need to bring: One piece swimsuit or swimming shorts, flip flops, towel, goggles, and swim cap. Any non-participant must bring a note of explication.

Here is the schedule:
  • Mondays 5B/5W/4W/4B
  • Tuesday 2B/2W/3W
  • Wednesday 6W
  • Thursday  1B/3B
  • Friday 6B/1W

End of Year Trips. Upcoming Meetings

  • Grade 3. Meeting on Trip to Benicàssim / Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 15:45 to 16:30 at Conference Room 1.

Good luck to our 12th grade students taking the Spanish university entrance exam (Selectividad) from Monday to Wednesday. 

We are anxiously anticipating the Graduation and Award Ceremony for the Class of 2016.  We would like to express our congratulations to you and your children for their academic and personal successes at our school.  We would also like  to inform you of the schedule of events for June, 3, 2016  in order that the day is organized as smoothly  as possible. 

The Class of 2016 Graduation and Award schedule will be as follows: 
  • 9:30: 12th grade students should arrive at school and report to the Staff Dining Hall for a Senior Breakfast.  Caps and gowns will be distributed at this time.
  • 10:30-11:30: Graduation rehearsal. After 11:30 the students are free to leave campus and return home.  Please arrange for their transportation.
  • 19:00: 12th graders should arrive on campus and report to the library for senior pictures
  • 20:00: The commencement ceremonies begins and refreshments will be served after the ceremony.
We look forward to seeing all of you on June, 3, 2016 to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2016!

Final Exams Information

Final exams are an important opportunity for students to demonstrate what they have learned. As you know they begin on June 17, 2016 for Grade 7 and 8 students and on June 20, 2015 for Grade 9, 10 and 11 students. We published on the school website important information about the Review Week, the final exams procedures, as well as some advices to face this stressful time for your child. Learn more by following this link and check the schedule and the rules and expectations document.

Releasing the High School Yearbook 2016

This is the second year American School of Valencia is publishing the High School Yearbook. It offers an overview of the school life throughout photos and articles, as well as individual portraits of all of the students. If you want to get a copy please download and complete the authorization form no later than June 16.

Special High School Assembly

High School classes met to celebrate their commitment to the cocurricular activities. Students participating in CAS service, as well as those in Jueves del Arte or the Model United Nations program shared their experience and were recognized with diplomas.

The United Nations Support Base in Valencia invited our school to join the celebration of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. The Instrumental Music group in 9th and 10th grade and the music teacher, Ms Leah Roblin, visited this facility and offered a music perfomance.
We are hosting this weekend the Iberian Soccer Cup, featuring the ASV Middle School Boys team, the ASV Girls Varsity team, and three invited schools: American School of Barcelona, American School of Madrid, and Cambridge House English School. Games will be played on Saturday, May 28, 2016.

ASV+ 2016-2017
Registration Process

On Thursday, May 26 we started the preregistration for the families enrolled in 2015-2016 from PK2 to KINDER the ASV+ activities for 2016-2017. NEW: All the information will be sent by email and the families will fill in a Google Form to register their children. 
  • PK2 to 4th grade. The families who have been enjoying this year an ASV+ activity will start on Thursday May 25 to May 31 2016.
  • PK1 to 4th grade. On June 2 we will open the registration for all the other families from PK1 to 4th grade. 
  • 5th grade to 12 grade. On June 5 until June 10, 2016 we will start the same process with the families enrolled in 2015-2016
  • 5th to 12 grade. On June 13, 2016, we will open up for all the families from 5th grade to 12 grade on June 13, 2016.

Thank you for coming to the ASV+ Concert!

Fundraiser BBQ 2016: Appreciation for your support and participation

We would like to thank all of the participants, volunteers, students and staff who made the ASV Foundation BBQ on May 20, 2016 such a resounding success.  We would especially like to thank all of the Preschool and Elementary Parent Delegates and parents who were so generous in helping to produce some amazing works of art for the silent auction.  This year, the silent auction raised more than €1,300 to support ASV Foundation activities such as VALMUN, Kapita School and supporting local students to attend the Summer Program.

Additionally, we would like to thank the generosity of the sponsors for the ASV Foundation BBQ: Colevisa, Aquaservice, Mas Publicidad, Pitiparc, and Mediterranean Homes.

Events such as the ASV Foundation BBQ help to bring us together as a school community, and it was wonderful to see so many students enjoying themselves, along with many participants enjoying the music performed by Los Imprevisibles.  Without a doubt, a good time was had by all.  

Thank you once again for all of your support and participation.  

ASV Foundation BBQ Planning Committee

The registration process for the ASV Summer Program closed on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 after a successful enrollment. Information on groups, bus routes and other points will be posted soon. Families interested in the Summer Hockey Camp have an specific online form here.

You can find here some internal documents always available on Google Drive. Please, log in with your ASV account:

Estatutos del Colegio Hispano Nortemericano (link to Google Drive)

New ASV Board of Governors (web ASV)

Preschool (English / Spanish)
Elementary (English / Spanish)
High School (English / Spanish)

School Menus for June 2016
Preschool and  Elementary  /  High School (next week)

We would like to remind you that the school only provides park supervision between 9:30 to 16:30 h. School parks close at 17:00 h.

We would like to remind you that any changes related to transportation must be requested by sending an e-mail to before 12:00 on the day of the change.

We remind you that Visions Café will be open during the following hours for students, parents and staff:

Mondays through Fridays    09:00-12:30
Mondays through Fridays    15:30-18:00

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