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ASV VOICES # 38 / FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

ASV DAY October 2015 


This year we are celebrating our community's spirit on October 3rd. As always there will be bouncy castles, arts & crafts, live music, face painting, sports activities, a paella contest and much much more. Refreshments will be served throughout the day and a full paella lunch including, salad, and fruits will be served for the low cost of 1 Euro. 

Next week we will be contacting ASV families asking for parents to join our staff and students volunteering on the day. We will also be sending information about how to sign up  for the Paella Contest. 

Thanks so much,

ASV DAY Committee

Reading Support Program. Call for Volunteers

 
We are asking for volunteers to assist with our reading support program, which will start in October. This is an opportunity for parents and high school students to read individually with students at the elementary level. Typically, the students our volunteers work with are beginning readers or students in need of additional assistance with literacy development. The time commitment is generally 15-20 minutes each week. 

For this program to be successful we need volunteers who are native speakers of either Spanish or English. 

Volunteering in this manner is of great assistance to our students. Teachers really appreciated your cooperation last year and they are looking forward to resuming this initiative in the near future.  Please contact Ms. Librada in the office if interested. Thank you for considering. 

MAP Testing begins on Monday, September 21

 
Students in grades 3-10 will take the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) Test between September 21 and October 30. The Measures of Academic Progress are administered to students twice a year, fall and spring, to determine the level of individual growth throughout the school year. Students will be assessed on how well they have learned the content standards for their grade in content areas of Reading and Mathematics.

Find a complete description of these tests on our website. Download the Parent Toolkit here.

Dental Health Program. Message for Kinder and Elementary Families


The Generalitat Valenciana through the Puçol Health Center is offering a Dental Health Program for our students. This includes a fluoride rinse for students in Grades 1 to 6 and a dental check-up only for Kinder and Grade 6. Please  fill in this form to confirm your child’s participation and send it as soon as possible to the School Office or the Infirmary.

Sincerely

Inma Requena, School Nurse              
Dr. Adam Spina, Preschool and Elementary Principal

High School Parents Meeting

 

High School Parent Night will be held on Thursday, September 24 from 18:00-21:00. Parents will attend an introductory meeting at the ASV Theater and will have the opportunity to meet with each teacher. High School students are encouraged to visit the Book Fair throughout this day as many age appropriate books are offered.
 

Orientation Session for 7th and 8th Grade


Families with students in 7th and 8th Grade recently participated in an orientation session with Ms. Isabel Castro. This teacher described the main challenges of these grades and offered some advices for an effective student support. You can review her presentation again on Google Drive.
 

Adjustements to the High School Schedule


In order to create a calmer, healthier environment in the dining hall to accommodate all our students we have made a minor adjustment to our daily schedule:

 

 

 

 

Current Structure

New Structure

 

7’ Homeroom

3’ between classes

21’ Break

54’ Lunch

4’ Homeroom

3’ between classes

15’ Break

63’ Lunch

Homeroom

9:30-9:37

9:30-9:34

1

9:40-10:20

9:37-10:17

2

10:23-11:03

10:20-11:00

Break

11:03-11:24

11:00:11:15

3

11:24-12:04

11:15-11:55

4

12:07-12:47

11:58-12:38

5

 

12:50-13:30

12:41-13:21

Lunch 1

13:30-13:57

13:21-13:52

Lunch 2

13:57-14:24

13:52-14:24

6

14:24-15:04

14:24-15:04

7

15:07-15:47

15:07-15:47

8

15:50-16:30

15:50-16:30

 

           Parents Night in Elementary School


Thank you for attending the parent night sessions the past two weeks. We had an outstanding turnout! It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to personally introduce myself to many of you and to outline the goals for the Preschool and Elementary division this year. As you saw, we truly have a world class team here at ASV. If you should require any additional information on our initiatives or programs this year, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Respectfully,
Dr. Adam Spina
Preschool and Elementary Principal
 
 

Elementary School Assemblies


This year, our school assemblies will revolve around the theme of our school commitments. These are: Be Respectful, Come Prepared, Be Engaged, and Be Responsible. Each classroom will host an assembly in which students will model what these behaviors look like in various parts of the school. Examples include the park, bus, and dining hall. We made some adjustments to the structure of the assemblies to make them topical and engaging. Please consider attending these events, the students will be excited to see you in the audience. The schedule for assemblies is listed below:
 
 
 

DATE

GRADES

TEACHER/GRADE

Topic/Theme

SEPT 25, 2015

Grades 4-6

Mr. Fernie

Bus

OCT 2, 2015

Grades 1-3

Ms. Lima

Hallway

OCT 16, 2015

Grades 4-6

Mr. Stapleton

Dining Hall

OCT 23, 2015

Grades 1-3

Ms. Chelo

Theater

NOV 6, 2015

Grades 4-6

Mr. MacLarty

Hallway

NOV 20, 2015

Grades 1-3

Ms. Kate

Dining Hall

FEB 5, 2016

Grades 4-6

Ms. Mary

Park

FEB 12, 2016

Grades 1-3

Ms. Soraya

Park

FEB 19, 2016

Grades 4-6

Ms. Ruth

Theater

FEB 26, 2016

Grades 1-3

Ms. Deanna

Bus

MAR 4, 2016

Grades 4-6

Ms. BethAnn

Bathroom

APR 8, 2016

Grades 1-3

Ms. Amanda

Library

 
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New ASV Website


As of Monday, September 7, 2015, our new website is operational at the URL www.asvalencia.org. We will continue to add information to it as well as we are in the the process of translating it into Spanish. We invite our community to visit it and follow the main school stories on the News section and have an overview of the school events on the online calendar.

September 2015

Preschool / Elementary / High School


ASV Day, the great communhttp://asvalencia.org/community/asv-calendar/
ASV Calendar (check it on our website)
Thursday, September 24. 6:00pm
Parent Night Grades 7-12

Saturday, October 3
ASV Day

Monday, October 3. 3:15pm
High School Parent Delegate Meeting

Tuesday, October 6 
Grade 12 Progress Reports Term 1

Friday, October 9
Dia de la Comunitat Valenciana. No School


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 buschanges@asvalencia.org before 12:00 on the day of the change.
Please visit our Transportation Policy for more information.
 
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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