Our Halloween celebrations here at TAS Early Childhood Center continued with a Halloween Party this afternoon, October 31, 2019. Students, parents and teachers all enjoyed an amazing buffet full of delicious foods. Each of the students also went trick-or-treating and brought home a bag full of candy. Take a look at the photos and let’s relive wonderful moment of the party with us.
It’s time for our Halloween celebrations here at TAS Early Childhood Center. We began our day with a spooky Halloween Catwalk to show off our costumes to our friends on campus! We all had a good laugh strutting our stuff down the runway, with the participation of not only the students, but the teachers and administrators as well! Take a look at the photos and tell us what you think.
This morning, October 31, 2019, TAS October Parent Coffee Conversation took place inside our MSHS Library, and we gladly welcomed our parents to this informative session. The topic of this month’s conversation was “VIDEO GAMING, GOOD OR BAD FOR YOUR CHILD?”, and the conversation started with a lively discussion among groups of parents. The school’s media specialist later listened to what TAS parents had to share about the difficulties in managing their kids’ screen time, then presented his advice on tackling this issue based on his experience, expertise and research. We hope that this conversation did help parents learn how to use video games to benefit your child.
Yesterday morning, October 29, 2019, TAS students and teachers visited the first 3 children patients who were given the chance to have heart surgeries thanks to the financial support from Heartbeat Vietnam. Within the previous academic year, TAS contributed over $9000 to this charity cause. We are beyond happy to see our contribution bring invaluable opportunities to these children to have a normal, healthy life and relieve the medical cost burden for their families in these trying times.
TAS students and teachers were at the hospital to wish a speedy recovery to a 3-year-old boy who was about to be discharged after his second heart surgery, and to share their Mustang fighting spirit with a 5-year-old boy who would get his surgery soon. The third patient is a boy who was only 5 months old on his second heart surgery. His dad said it was his happiest day so far because his son was starting to move around more thanks to the success of the surgery.
5 more children patients will soon be arranged for hospitalization. TAS is looking forward to meeting them in person and seeing another 5 lives saved from the danger of heart defects with our help.
The American School of Vietnam’s ECC Department continues to break new ground and explore new avenues of the Early Years teaching experience.
TAS ECC students start their day in the Multi-Purpose outside area. Located there are 8 to 10 different play/learning stations. Each station is catered to a specific set of standards in the GELDS (Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards) and they are all put up for review/removal every three weeks in order to keep the area fresh for continuing education/interest.
During the transition period between this and the MACT (Multi-Age Co-Teaching) time block the students are led in a song/exercise/dance. Getting your morning wiggles out is always a good thing! Once inside, each student is free to roam the bottom level of the school and participate in a number of learning activities. Each activity has been created around the GELDS and is designed to last the duration of the week.
As the week moves forward, so does the activity, changing and developing along with the student’s understanding of the material at hand. If you’re interested to know more, please contact our campus and we are happy to speak with you! Cheers!
This morning, September 18, 2019, TAS proudly welcomed parents to our first monthly “Coffee Conversation” in TAS canteen. This is another genuine effort from our school to connect with all parents, get them involved in their children’s education, and further strengthen the relationship between parents and TAS.
The conversation covered a lot of subjects, including:
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
How to support your child’s education
School Policies regarding attendance, grading system,…
Upcoming TAS College fairs
We hope that all parents attending the conversation were satisfied with the information they received from our academic administrators, guidance counselors and staff. Hopefully, this monthly “Coffee Conversation” will continue to be the force that helps enhance the communications between you and our school.
When it comes to celebrating festivals, our MSHS students really know how to bring their best. This afternoon’s MSHS Mid-Autumn Festival assembly, September 13, 2019, was a spectacular show full of wonderful performances. With the constant theme of exploring the origin and tradition of Mid-Autumn Festival in Vietnam, MSHS performers also added other cultural flairs to make this assembly a memorable one. Kudos to all students and teachers who were involved in making this celebration a success, and Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to all our MSHS students, parents and teachers.
ES & ECC Mid-Autumn Festival assembly this morning, September 13, 2019, was absolutely awesome. The whole show revolved around the play “The Toad Who Brought the Rain”, based on a Vietnamese folklore. And in between, there were amazing musical performances from our cute little Mustangs, as part of how the story was told. Seeing our students and teachers getting involved in this wonderful play, writing the script, adding different performances, rehearsing day after day and finally showing to others how talented they are, was such a memorable experience. They really put us in the mood for Mid-Autumn Festival celebration!
TAS Open House 2019 – 2020 took place yesterday afternoon, August 5, 2019, and it was a success! We gladly welcomed parents to our school as a way for them to get to know the classroom teachers, administrators, and fellow parents. In addition, parents learned what is expected of students in their academic classes and how they can support students at home.
The College Readiness Workshop with our College Counselor, Mr. Phillip Wenturine, was also a highlight of the event. What we loved most was to see many parents sign up for PTA and start getting more involved in the school community. This year’s Open House surely proved to be the start of a wonderful school year ahead.
Yesterday evening, August 28, 2019, TAS proudly welcomed respected parents of our students to the first Annual Parents Evening. This solemn event was organized to build a stronger bridge and improve the communication process between parents and the school. During the event, parents had the chance to listen to TAS CEO, academic administrators and guidance counselors sharing the vision for the future of TAS, including the plan to move to our new campus by January 2020.
As the new school year has begun, TAS has planned to implement many programs and strategies to constantly better the educational quality and learning environment in terms of curriculum standards, teaching methods, health and nutrition, and safety regulations. The event also gave parents the opportunity to register and be a part of our PTA. We hope that this first Annual Parents Evening helped parents get a clearer, more accurate picture about what TAS is striving to be in the near future, and hopefully more and more parents will get involved in TAS upcoming activities, especially since we are celebrating 10 years of TAS this school year.