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ASV VOICES # 40 / FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015


Experience the Spirit of the ASV Community 

 

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, American School of Valencia is preparing a day of fun, food, music and fellowship for all the school community and those friends and other people coming to our campus.

Please, read on our website the latest updates on planned activities, place, and schedule. Fill out the on line forms to attend sing in the karaoke or take part of the paella contest. Take an unforgettable picture at the photo-call and share your experience by using the hashtag #ASVDay,

ASV Global Exchange Programs and Application

 
ASV is very proud to offer the opportunity for eligible sixth through tenth grade students to experience and participate in ASV´s Global Exchange Programs.  On Thursday, October 1, 2015, ASV´s Director, Mr. Michael L. Smith, presented information about the two Global Exchange Programs offered in conjunction with the Community School of Naples (Florida) and Foxborough Regional Charter School (Massachusetts).  
 
For those students who are eligible and wish to apply for the Global Exchange Programs, students and parents can find more information at the following link. Here you will find more information about the Global Exchange Program including Mr. Smith’s presentation, the Global Exchange Application and the rubric explaining how the applications will be evaluated. 
 
Please note that the deadline for submission of the completed and signed application is Friday, October 16, 2015 at 16:30.  All applications may be submitted to Ms. Haynes in the school administration office by this date and time.  Students and parents who have any questions, may speak with Dr. Spina (6th grade) or Dr. Beam (7th-10th grades).  Good luck students!


ASV is a Cardiac-Protected School


American School of Valencia has recently installed a semi automatic defibrillator in the main school entrance, in front of the offices. In addition to this, this week some staff members took a first aid course which included theory and training on the use of this device. Read more on our News section.

Final List of Parent Delegates

 
Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to serve as parent delegates for the 2015-2016 school year. Parent delegates serve as liaisons between the school and the school community. They assist staff with providing information to the families of the classrooms they represent, serve as reference points for school initiatives, and help classroom teachers organize special activities or events. Our school policy is to have only one delegate per classroom. We selected the first parent to express interest in each classroom this year as the delegate. However, we recognize that on some meeting dates, some delegates might not be able to attend. In those cases, we have listed classroom alternates, who can fill in on those occasions. Delegates can communicate internally with alternates if they are unable to meet on a particular date to ensure there is representation for that classroom during the meeting. Please remember that there should only be one representative per classroom, per meeting.

Find on Google Drive the list of Parent Delegates for 2015-2016.

We encourage all families to establish and remain in contact with your respective classroom delegate to stay updated on the most current school news. All Meetings will be held from 15:15-16:15 in Conference Room One. Preschool and Elementary Meetings will be:
  • October 13, 2015
  • November 10, 2015
  • January 12, 2016
  • February 9, 2016
  • March 8, 2016
  •  April 12, 2016
  • May 10, 2016
  • June 7, 2016 (Luncheon)

High School Meetings will be:
  • October 5, 2015
  • November 2, 2015
  • December 7, 2015
  • February 1, 2016
  • March 7, 2016
  • April 11, 2016
  • May 9, 2016
  • June 7, 2016 (Luncheon)

A group of American School of Bombay visited ASV on October 1


Sixteen High School students coming from the American School of Bombay visited ASV on Thursday, October 1, 2015. The group has been enjoying a one-week trip in Valencia experiencing our culture with host families and taking a wide range of leisure activities and visits. Learn more about their time at ASV.

ASV Graduate Contributes to an Important Research on Anthropology


Domingo Carlos Salazar-García, a student part of the Class of 1999, was recently on the news for his research at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, Germany. This ASV graduate was part of the scientific team that investigated a group of human tombs dated ca. 9,000 BC and east central Brazil and found the oldest case of decapitation in the Americas. Read more about his work on this project.

Pickup Policy for Elementary Parents


School policy and Spanish law require that a parent be present to pick up children after school. If your child does not ride the bus, please ensure you make arrangements to pick up in person during dismissal. Students may not walk home without parental supervision. Thank you for your assistance with this important safety matter.

New Conference Sign Up Procedures


Parent/Teacher conferences for  students in Nursery and Prekinder 1 will begin in a couple weeks. The purpose of these meetings is to share  observations about how students are settling in at ASV and how they are adapting to a second language.  Parents will be able to see work that their son/daughter has done and have some feedback about his or her development.

Conferences will take place on:
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015. Nursery.
  • Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16, 2015. Prekinder 1.
They will be held in our Conference Rooms just beyond the Theatre, down the hallway near the infirmary. Please remember to be punctual as our conferences are only 30 minutes per child and we have a very tight schedule. Please follow this link to book your meeting online on Google Calendar.
We appreciate you use your new parent Google account to sign up and to type your child’s name on the box “Description” when booking your appointment.
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ASV Calendar (check it on our website)
Saturday, October 3 
ASV Day
SAT Exam.  7:30 - 13:00

Monday, October 5
Grade 7 visits the Oceanogràfic
High School Parent Delegate Meeting.  15:15

Tuesday, October 6
Grade 12 Progress Reports Term 1

Thursday, October 8
Field trip to Alboraya. Grade 4

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

October 2015
 
Preschool

Elementary

High School
(Available on Monday. Sorry for the inconveniences)

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


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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