ASV VOICES #69 / FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2016

Last week to get tickets. Remember,  the ASV Foundation is selling tickets at 16:00-17:00 at the ASV entrance, in front of the school office. 

Next week, we will begin exhibiting the student art work in the atrium that will be offered at the silent auction on the night of the BBQ party on May 20, 2016.  )

Alumni Hall of Fame

We are pleased to know that Blanca Simón (Class of 2012) has been awarded with the President’s Presenter Award 2016 given by the Society for Reproductive Investigation. ASV alumnus Aida Pino (Class of 2012), who is studying Chemical Engineering at Cartagena Polytechnic University, has developed an innovative product called Plasma Expansor that breaks up stones and concrete by applying pressure result of an internal chemical reaction. Plasma Expansor needs less safe distance than dynamite and other explosives.

Top picture: Blanca Simón receiving the President's Presenter 2016 (source:
Second picture: Aida Pino showing a sample of Plasma Expansor (source:
A group of students are volunteering at a field hockey tournament organized by CH Xaloc from May 12 to 15 in the Beteró Sports Center, Valencia. Eight senior teams (including Xaloc’s) will compete to promote to the highest top division on Spanish women’s field hockey. Families of students enrolled in the ASV+ field hockey activity, and all of our community, are invited to attend and cheer Xaloc girls during their games.
Find more information and the schedule here.

Lost and Found Area

Please look through the lost and found area to find any clothing or materials your children may have lost or forgotten at school.  Those items not recovered by Friday, May 20, 2016 will be donated to a local charity.

Preschool Parent Survey

The preschool faculty are asking for feedback on Google Sites and the Preschool Report Card. We have created a short survey for parents of preschool students. Responses will assist us in revising our communication practices to ensure you have the most timely and accurate information about your child's progress in school and important class events. 

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this matter.

ASV Preschool - Parent Survey on Google Sites and Report Card.

Learning about Jobs and Professions

The Spanish Department organized a round of “talks” for PK2 and Kinder students completing the lesson "The Professions: I want to be...".  Children had a chance to learn what people do on a variety of fields such as fictional writing, video production, law, mestre orxater (horchata-maker), and police officer. A huge thanks to the six ASV parents who this year accepted the invitation!

Annual Sports Day



Thank you to our staff and students for the outstanding organization and enthusiastic participation in the Preschool sports day. Students did a great job interacting with the many games and activities throughout the event. It was a unique and engaging learning experience for all involved. Enjoy the photo gallery!

Elementary School

Elementary students enjoyed the annual Sports Day today. Although some activities were affected by the rain, they were able to complete a wide variety of games during the morning and races and sports events in the afternoon. A huge thanks to our PE teachers, for their excellent work preparing this activity, as well as the school staff, who enthusiastically cheered on our teams, and the 6th graders, who were outstanding captains and took care of the youngest students.

Fourth Grade Visited the Albufera


Extending what they work in Ciencias Sociales, 4th Grade visited the Albufera and El Palmar. Students learned that this lake is the place where many migratory birds stay and the surrounding area is used to grow a high quality rice. They also visited the traditional cottage in the area, the barraca

Upcoming activities

  • Nursery and PK1: Parque Adai. Monday, May 16.
  • PK2: Oceanogràfic. Wednesday, May 18.
Congratulations to Javier Garcia, 2016 Senior Class Valedictorian and Celia Sorzano, Salutatorian. We are so proud of these students' commitment to excellence and their diligent effort throughout High School. 

Senior Activities

Graduation Rehearsal will be June 3rd at 9:30. Students will need to return to the school no later than 19:00 for photos. The ceremony will begin promptly at 20:00. 

Selectividad exams will be May 30, May 31, and June 1. Students should focus at home and school for these important exams. IB exams continue through May 20 with Environmental Systems, French and HL Math. this week. 

End of Year Trips for Grades 7 and 8

Families with children in 7th grade and 8th grade received this week detailed information about the end of year trips. If you want your child to attend the trip, please read carefully the enclosed information, and return the bus stop preference, the payment authorization form, the behavior agreement and the medical form.

Grade 7. Calpe (online folder on Drive)
Grade 8. Pyrenees (online folder on Drive)

Visiting the History Museum of Valencia

10th Grade visited this week the History Museum of Valencia, an institution which teaches how to interpret the daily happenings from the past in an amusing and rigorous way, a conception shared by History teachers at ASV. The group had an overview of the main exhibition.

Upcoming field trips
IB 11th Grade Science is having a field trip on Wednesday, May 18 to a nearby riverbed. They will practice water analysis. Grade 7 will visit the Prehistoric Museum of Valencia on June 1. 

Iberian Soccer Cup and other sport events

On Friday, May 27, to Sunday, May 29 ASV will host The American School of Barcelona, The American School of Madrid and Cambridge House English School for a soccer tournament.

ASB students will arrive on the Friday afternoon and have lunch at ASV before being taken care of for the afternoon by Marc Boyer.  They will then go home with their ASV host. ASM students will stay in a hotel.

On Saturday May 28th there will be soccer matches all day at ASV featuring ASV plus Middle School and Varsity Girls teams and the Middle School boys team.

That same weekend the school is organizing two basketball events: a 3vs3 Varsity Boys competition (10:00 to 12:00) and a friendly game between the ASV Girls Varsity team and a team of moms and staff members (12:00 a 13:00).
We are very happy to announce that nearly all the children have confirmed their assistance to the ASV+ concert, if you haven't done yet please do so here.

Multisports Learning Days

We want to thank all the parents for their assitance to Multisport Learning Day from PK2 and Kinder. We had an awesome time!!!

Soccer for 7th and 8th Grade

In preparation for the competition of the Copa Ibérica of May 28, 2106, we have prepared a match against Cracks FC on Tuesday 17 at Cracks facilities at 18:45. ALL players who have singed up for the Copa Ibérica have to come to the match as we are putting together a team which has never before played together and Mr Javier Estellés needs to see all of them play together.

Attendance Form

Hockey 1-3 and basketball 4-6

Cumbres School has gotten in contact with us to invite us to play some matches in an event called: Cumbres in Action, which is their end of the year celebration of the extracurricular activities. This event will take place on May 27 starting at 17:00 and finishing around 20:00.

We are sending an invitation to the 1-3 grade Hockey families and the 4-6 grade Basketball families. Please, fill in this Google Form so we can confirm before Wednesday May 18, 2016. If we don't get minimum 8 players we will thank Cumbres for the invitation and will cancel our participation.

Enrollment for 2016-2017  


The enrollment process for the school year 2016-2017 in open. Please, contact the school office if you have children born in 2013, 2014, and 2015 and they are not enrolled in the ASV.

Teens interested in technology and field hockey players (ages 9-13) are invited learn about and join the special program Robotics (July 4 to 15) and the Field Hockey Summer Camp (July 4 to 29).

More information on

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)

Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting on Tuesday, May 24 (official announcement on BORME) / Delegation Ballot (Google Drive)

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High School (English / Spanish)

School Menus for May 2016
Preschool  /  Elementary  /  High 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 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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