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ASV VOICES #81  / SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2016

Parent Delegates Information


Each class at ASV has a parent delegate. Their role is to attend monthly meetings with the Principal, communicate information from parents to the administrative team (generally, prior to meetings), and sometimes assist with preparations for special events. 

If you would like to participate as a parent delegate, please inform the office by filling up this online form no later than Friday, September 30, 2016.

Parents may be a delegate in only one division, (Preschool, Elementary or High School). The school will announce the list during the first week of October, prior to our first Preschool and Elementary Parent Delegate meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, from 3.30 to 4.15 pm, in Conference Room 1.

ASV DAY 2016. Call for Parent Volunteers


ASV Day 2016 is being celebrated on Saturday, October 8, 2016. This annual event is an opportunity to come together as a school community and share the ASV spirit. According to recent editions over 1,000 people may visit our campus to enjoy this event. 

We will be offering a wide range of activities for children and adults and everyone wishing to volunteer and help is welcomed. So, please use this Google sheet to add your contact details and times you will be available on that day. Once we have your details we will contact you.
 


Prepare Your #ASVPaella 

If you would like to enter the Paella Contest please email your team name and the number of people on your team to asvday@asvalencia.org. Prepare all the ingredients you need, the school will provide wood and rice and the area to cook at. All other ingredients must be supplied by you according to your recipe. All of the paellas will be done by 14;00 h. to let our jury taste and decide who is the winner. And why not, share how your recipe looks on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #ASVPaella!

The Sports Hall, ready for PE lessons and ASV+ activities

The construction works across the sports area are progressing as it was planned and this week the sports hall was used again for PE lessons and ASV+ trainings. Above the seating, a wide glass window will create a visual connection between the new building and the court.

Weekly Bake Sales


The weekly bake sales started this past Tuesday. We appreciate the effort of a big group of 10th graders who collaborated at the stand (find four of them on the picture)On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, we will held a new event in favour of SOS Sagunto.

Book Fair Days


ASV is teaming up with Leolo Books for a series of Book Fairs during Parent Nights. Books will be available for purchase on September 29 and October 6 in the atrium from 12:00 to 20:00. There will be a 10 percent  discount on ALL titles for members of the ASV community. 

Upcoming Field Trip for Kinder!


Kinder classes are having a field trip on Friday, September 30, 2016. Their destination: La Canaleta, a green area in Mislata. We are preparing a set of games promoting cooperation and team building. The activity is also designed to highlight the school commitments as learning community: be respectful, responsible, engaged and prepared.

Students need the blue t-shirt used in their field trips last year.

Reminder on Preschool Parent Night!


Please, remember that the Parent Night announced on Thursday, October 6, 2016 is only for PK2 and Kinder families. Nursery and PK1 will have adaption meetings from October 17 to 19. Teachers will communicate soon how to sign up and schedule a time. 

MAP Testing Started on Friday, September 23, 2016


Students in 3th through 10th grade are taking the MAP tests from September 23 through 30. Yesterday grades 6th, 7th and 10th grade had the English Language and Arts test. This is the schedule for the upcoming week:

Monday and Wednesday: Grades 3, 4, and 5.
Tuesday: Grades 6, 8, and 10.
Thursday: Grades 7, 9, and 10.
Friday: 8th Grade.

Please ensure that your child has a good night’s rest and a good breakfast.  

Parent Night for Grades 3 through 5

 
Parents of students in 3th, 4th, and 5th grade were invited on Thursday, September 22, 2016 to attend the first of our three Parents Night.  We had excellent attendance and are very grateful to our parents--students benefit greatly from a committed and meaningful partnership!  The purpose of Parens Night  was to share more information about the school programs and goals. The encounter was also an opportunity to meet their child’s homeroom teacher and the specialists working at his/her grade.

The Preschool and Elementary Principal, Dr. Ann C. Kox, offered an opening presentation and described the ASV Lines of Effort for 2016-2017. Dr. Kox summed up which goals are specifically applied in Elementary School. The incentives part of the PBIS program, a grading system consistent with the use of the Common Core Standards, and the increase of student assessment information are some significant features that ASV is applying or extending at these grades. 

Student Council Election Week


Students in grades 4 and 5 were invited to join the Elementary Student Council by electing their representatives. 23 candidates running for these roles gave short speeches to their schoolmates during the special assembly held yesterday at 9:45 h. They made an important effort communicating their proposals, as well as showed their willingness to contribute to a better school.

Throughout the next week candidates will be available to answer questions about their ideas while several posters ask for a vote. In addition to show enthusiasm and commitment with the school life, this activity is a fun exercise of communication skills

Star Students!


Starting yesterday, Friday, September 23, 2016, Elementary students earn a Star Student certificate when they show an exceptional performance in identified behavior areas.  The criteria for the first certificate was RESPECT.  The top students in each class who demonstrated a high level of respect and also positively impacted peers in this area were recognized.  Great job!!! 

Parent Reading Volunteers

 
We want to reopen the reading program with parent volunteers both in English and Spanish. The activity sets up a rich and positive partnership between teachers and parents supporting the ASV literacy effort. In order to avoid privacy concerns, volunteers will be assigned to a grade different to their child’s group. 
If you are interested, please send an email to the Preschool and Elementary Vice Principal, Ms. Elena Corchs. Let us know your preferred time to develop this role.

Election Days in High School


High School groups from 9th to 12th grade elected their representatives at the Executive Student Council after an special assembly held on Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Candidates running for the diverse positions (President, Vice President, Secretary) addressed their speeches and within the following 24 hours students voted by using an online form. The results were:
  • President: Martin Zamorano
  • Vice-President: Pablo Molina
  • Secretary: Victor Estela
  • 9th Grade Representative: Sophia Lodmell

Grades 6th to 8th will choose their specific class representatives among candidates who featured an electoral assembly on Friday afternoon. Their online voting process started yesterday after school and will finish on Monday morning.

Information on International Exchanges

 

The Informational Meeting about the Student Exchange Program will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 from 18:30 - 20:30 in the Theater. More information soon available at the ASV website and at the Parent Resources Google Site.

Preparing VALMUN 2016

 

Students interested in joining the ASV MUN program received information this week. A preliminary meeting was held on Thursday and they learn more about the third annual Valencia Model United Nations Conference (VALMUN), that will take place on November 18-20.
High School Picture Days will take place on Thursday, September 29 (Grades 9 - 12) and Friday, September 30 (Grades 6 - 8). Please dress your child accordingly.  
High School Parent Nights: On Thursday, September 29, 2016, families with boys and girls in grades 6 through 12 are invited to attend this informational event scheduled from 18:00 to 21:00 h.

Reminder of the ASV Transportation Policy


As of September 15, 2016,  ASV families can read an online version of our Transportation Policy at the Parent Resources Google Site (section Transportation). This document includes a list of rules and proceedings related to the use of the bus service or the parking areas available around the school campus. Please, read it carefully.
Enhancement works developed during the summer holidays affected also the school infirmary. As some students and parents may have seen when visiting Ms. Inma, it looks great!

Changing activity

Remember next week, Friday, September 30, will be the last day to change activity. If your child wishes to change to another activity please send an email to asvplus@asvalencia.org.


Pictures and Videos

In the ASV+ Google site you can find pictures and videos of the First Days (click here).
 

Purchasing section in Google site

The purchasing section in the ASV+ google Site is now active, if you want to order mouth guards for Hockey, matches outfits, etc all the prices and products have been updates.
 

T-shirts and Group pictures

The first weeks of October we will be sending home the training t-shirts and taking group pictures for each activity. Next week in Voices we will send a calendar to make sure you know the day we will take the picture of your child’s activity.
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Parent Resources Google Site


Remember that we have  a new communication and information resource for our families: the ASV Parent Resources Site, a repository of school information for parents and students who are officially enrolled at ASV, with sections that show specific documents for each school division (Preschool, Elementary, High School) or department. 

Please be sure to login to your ASV parent account in order to access important information on it. 

In the event that you have forgotten your @parentsvalencia.org password, please contactasvtechnology@asvalencia.org.  


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