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ASV VOICES #93 / SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016

Released the ASV Calendar 2017

The ASV Calendar is a beautiful work created by the students in Preschool and Elementary School. Each class illustrated what respect for the environment means to them. 

This year ASV families have one copy free of charge that has been handed out to the youngest student at the school. If you want extra copies for friends or relatives, please let us know by filling this online form

You also can see the original artwork at the school atrium.

We had an excellent response to the Book Fairs set up from Wednesday to Friday at the school atrium. English Wooks came to ASV with lots of interesting books for all ages, including illustrated books for younger students, popular collections such as Juddy Moody, Wimpy Kid, Harry Potter, and a growing selection of graphic novel. Remember we have the last day on Monday, December 19, 2016, from 11 to 17 h. Happy reading!
Monday, December 19, 2016 is the last day to bring general donations and items for the festive food baskets for Pasalo Puzol. We will deliver the donations after school.
The ASV Winter Break starts on Thursday, December 22, 2016. Students, teachers and staff will be back on Monday, January 9, 2017. Happy Holidays!
Preschool Winter Concert on Monday, December 19, 2016 (14:30 h.). Remember that Visions Café will be open before and after the show. 
Santa Visits ASV on Tuesday! Find him in Preschool classes from 10 to 11:30.

Enjoyable Winter Concerts


Grades 1 through 6 had this week the traditional Winter Concerts open to all of the ASV families. Wednesday and Friday was the time for 1st and 2nd Grades, and 3rd and 4th Grades, conducted by their music teacher, Ms. Rosa. Ms. Leah was in charge of 5th and 6th Grade concert on Thursday. 
Each show had a nice selection of Holiday songs (some of them in Spanish and valencià) and pop hits. 3th and 4th grade surprised the audience with tunes used in popular Holiday commercials. Some students also collaborated playing instruments or singing solos. On her final speech on Friday, the Preschool and Elementary Principal, Dr. Ann Kox, appreciated the outstanding attendance. Ms. Leah and Ms. Rosa highlighted the students’ effort and dedication preparing their perfomance.

Spirit Day in Elementary School


The Elementary Student Council is having a Spirit Fun Day for 3rd-5th graders on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. Students in these grades should wear pajamas, bring a teddy bear or wear their clothes backwards. Student Council is also working on some fun days and events for all of the Elementary students and they are proud to have gotten the Safety Patrol up and running this first term.

Awards Assembly for Grades 9  - 12


Students in grades 9 through 12 celebrated the end of the first trimester. They gathered for a special assembly which included the performance of the 9 and 10 grade music band and an 11th grade trio. Some of them were recognized for their extraordinary academic achievement (being included in the 1st term Honor Roll) and others received the Respect Award.

CAS Students Visited Children’s Home in Real de Gandía


On Monday, December 12, grade 11 CAS students visited the children’s home to celebrate the holidays with the children living there. CAS students  prepared a variety fun of arts and crafts activities all having a winter holiday theme. The children loved them! We also delivered a huge collection of food that was donated by clients of a local Mercadona as well as clothing donated by ASV families. The trip to the children’s home is always such a rewarding experience for our ASV students. Thanks so much for all of your contributions! 

Welcome Back! Meeting with ASV Graduates studying Abroad


In recent years, ASV graduates have pursued university studies abroad. Now they can offer a valuable reference to ASV students considering this option. The High School Guidance team has organized a special Alumni Talk focused on these experiences. On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 3:30 - 4:30, students from 9 to 12 are invited to attend an encounter with four members of the Class of 2016 and one from the Class of 2014:
  1. Cesar Reig, who studies Business and Management at King's College (United Kingdom).
  2. Mar Hernandez, who studies Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University (United Kingdom).
  3. Jaime Brizuela, who studies Biology Sciences at Imperial College (United Kingdom).
  4. Julia Murphy, who studies Communication and Media at Erasmus University, in Rotterdam (Netherlands).
  5. Bilal Aboutari, who studies Chemistry at the American University of Beirut (Lebanon).

ASV Helps Students to Prepare SAT-ACT


SAT-ACT Preparation Classes will begin on Thursday, January 19, 2017 and end on June 1, 2017. Families of students interested on this program may read the information recently emailed and also uploaded to the Parent Resources Site and send back the authorization form no later than December 19, 2016.

ASV offers a comprehensive SAT-ACT Preparation Program. Thanks to it, our students are ready to succeed on both tests and, later, they can be admitted by international universities. In recent years, ASV graduates have pursued university studies outside of Spain in such countries as the UK, USA, Canada, Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Australia, and Korea. 

If you have any questions or wish to set up a meeting, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Veronica Cinosi.

Informational Meeting on Spanish University Entrance Exam


Families of students in 12th Grade are invited to attend an informational meeting on the Spanish University Entrance Exam (commonly know as Selectividad) on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 (18 to 19 hours).  We will explain all we know about the entrance requirements for students following foreign curriculums as well as the exam features for this academic year 2016-2017.
 
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Proper Parking Zones near ASV


Please use the proper parking zones if you come to school to leave or pick up your children. Remember it is not permitted to park on:
  • Access to houses / garages.
  • The opposite sidewalk  to the permitted side of the street.
Even if it is for a short time, your car may block access to a private properties and the pass of the Puçol bus or the ASV routes, which also affects many parents who try to get to school by that time.

Clarification on Permitted Bus Changes

 

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.  The school will study all request to authorize or deny all of them based on the  ASV Transportation policy, which specifically says that permitted changes are:

1. Within the same bus route, to a different stop.
2. Not returning home by bus because parent or tutors pick up the student. Remember It is mandatory to notify the ASV office.
3. Permanent change of residence, with sufficient lead time.

Due to security reasons and limited vacancies on the buses, other bus changes are not permitted.

News regarding ASV Students Playing Field Hockey

As we recently shared on social media, a significant number of ASV students were part of the Xaloc expedition at Torneo Internacional de la Inmaculada, organized by Real Club de Polo de Barcelona. This tournament featured 106 teams and 1200 players and some Xaloc teams achieved great results: the U14 girls team (infantil) were winners of their group. (Find the ASV students and the PE teacher and hockey coach, Mr. Sigalat, on the attached picture). Boys playing with the U12 team were runner up in their category.
In addition to this, and weather permitting, six ASV players are competing at the Spanish Championship for Regional U14 Teams. This new tournament takes place at the Beteró Sports Center, featuring teams from Asturias, Aragon, Galicia and Valencia. ASV students selected are: Óscar Estela and Rodrigo Rebelo (U14 boys team); Sara Domingo and Irene Sánchez (U14 Girls A Team); Adriana Morillas and María Sánchez (U14 Girls B Team). 

Results and updates of Spanish U14 Tournament on Twitter (@FHCV).

ASV+ Progress Reports


This week we started to give out the Progress Reports to all our ASV+ students, Preschool and 1st and 2nd grade got them on Thursday, December 15. Monday, December 19 we will give them out to 6-8 Grades and Tuesday, December 20 to 3-5 Grades and 9-12 Grades. If you would like a digital copy of the Progress Report of your child please write an email to Ms Escarlata Casas.

ASV+ Games


This week has been full of games. Our soccer 2-3-4-5 graders have been playing against Massamagrell Soccer Club, our Girls Varsity basketball team have played against Puerto de Sagunto and our Varsity Boys against Benimaclet BC. We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate ALL our student-athletes as they have set an example of fair-play, respect and hard work. We are very proud of all our teams and our great coaches. Congratulations!

On Monday December 19 we will have the last game for 2016!  ASV+ 1st Grade Soccer will play at 18:30 against Massamagrell, come and cheer for our youngest athletes!

ASV+ & the Winter Concerts


This week all the ballerinas and dancers from 1st to 9th grade have performed in their Winter Concerts, if you want to see their performance take a look in our ASV+ Google Site. They have all dance marvellously, it's been a great pleasure to watch them perform. we want to congratulate all of our ballerinas, dancers and of course Mr Ardin and Ms Silvia who have done a great job. Monday December 19 we will have our PK2 and Kinder ballerinas dancing in their concert too.
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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.  

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.  The school will study all request to authorize or deny all of them based on the  ASV Transportation policy

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.


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