Dear AST Family and Friends,

We are coming to the end of an exciting week at AST. Our Shakespeare experience at the Taichung National Theater is wrapping up today. We are including a few of the pictures now and we want to share more next week. Both the students and the teachers attending are describing the event as simply "amazing".

We also hosted two Tea Times this week completing this set of Tea Times. The big takeaway from this set of Tea Times was a need for parent information sessions for parents of 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students around college applications and building a strong application throughout a student's high school experience. We are already working to make that happen.

We are also putting the next two sets of Tea Times with the Directors on the calendar. The first set between Chinese New Year and Spring Break will be:

         March 1 - Elementary School

         March 8 - Middle School

         March 22 - High School

The Tea Times after Spring Break will be:

         April 12 - Elementary School

         April 26 - Middle School

         May 3 - High School

Have a great next week,

Anthony Keen

No Late Bus on February 13th

There is no after school activities, sports practices or games on Tuesday, February 13th, the day before the Chinese New Year Holidays. These clubs include ES soccer, ES cooking, MS Performance Dance, and HS Girls Volleyball.

親愛的AST家庭與朋友們:

又一個令人興奮的AST一星期即將結束。學校為同學們在台中國家音樂廳舉辦的莎士比亞講座活動今天將落幕。參加本次活動的同學與老師們紛紛表示這次的講座非常精彩,因此,先讓我們藉這機會與大家分享一些現場照片,下星期的週訊我們將再對本次活動有更完整的描繪。

這星期我們還進行了兩場校長與家長茶敘時間。這兩次與家長們茶敘後,我深刻感到為8到11年級同學、家長們提供充分的申請大學諮詢,以及讓同學們一進入AST高中部就了解做好申請大學準備步驟的重要性。因此,除了目前的輔導工作外,我也已經開始著手進行提供更多申請大學諮詢的規劃。

另外,我們也已計畫好在春假前與春假後再進行兩輪家長與校長茶敘時間,請大家可以先預留時間。第一輪是在農曆春節過後,日期如下:

         3月1日星期四 -- 小學部家長

         3月8日星期四 -- 初中部家長

         3月22日星期四 -- 高中部家長

春假過後的家長與校長茶敘時間日期如下:

         4月12日星期四 -- 小學部家長

         4月26日星期四 -- 初中部家長

         5月3日星期四 -- 高中部家長

預祝大家有個很棒的下星期!

校長

金安東

2月13日沒有Late Bus (晚班放學校車)

請注意,學校農曆春節放假前一天也就是2月13日星期二,校園內平常放學後的小學部課後活動、社團活動以及體育競賽,包含小學生足球、小學生烹飪、初中舞蹈社以及高中女生排球練習都暫停一次,當天沒有提供晚班放學校車。