PYP Contacts

Dear Parents,

We are honored to be the PYP Coordinators at AIS Kuwait. Please feel free to make an appointment with us or send  us an email with any of your PYP questions at pyp.coordinator@ais-kuwait.org

Have a wonderful year🙂

Mrs. Andria Visser and Ms. Joanna Johami

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Enhancing School Security

Dear Parents,

We are preparing to start our new security system at AIS. This system is designed to keep everyone safer while at school. As Mr. Botbyl noted in his email before the Spring Break, this system will allow access to the campus with a fingerprint.

Students will be fingerprinted (one finger) during the week of 10-14 April. Staff from our Tech Department will visit each class starting at Pre K, sequentially moving up through the grades.  Students who are absent during finger printing will be completed later in the week. Please ensure your child’s school identification card is at school for this week.

Details for parents and others to be fingerprinted will be sent out shortly.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Mr. Brian

A message from an AIS Grade 3 student

Today at the Flag Assembly Sarah, a grade 3 student shared a message with all of our staff students.  I thought I would share it with you as it is a wonderful example of a student thinking deeply about their learning and taking action to change the world.

“It’s about life and some games.  Sometimes it’s about winning.  Sometimes it’s not at all.  You should be strong.  You should be so happy every day.  We all cry, but you shouldn’t cry everyday.  If you don’t win at something you might win at other things in life.  But you always get to win in life.  You always try your best in things that you do not and do know.  Some day you might think back and say, “I wish I could do this.” and believe me, you can.”   Sarah, Grade 3

Early Dismissal Tuesday April 12

Please remember that Tuesday, 12 April is an Early Dismissal Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:00.  The AIS staff will be taking part in professional development during the afternoon.  Normal classes resume on Wednesday, 13 April.

Please be sure to arrange transportation for students at 11:00 on Tuesday, 12 April.

Grade 4 moving to Middle School

Dear Grade 4 Parents and Students-

Next year, your child’s classrooms will be housed in the middle school. Your soon-to-be-5th grader will continue to be a Primary Years Programme (PYP) student, but they will be officially part of our middle school student community. We have been busy taking action to prepare for this transition and here are some answers to questions we believe you might have:

* Why is grade 5 moving to the middle school?

Our school continues to grow and we believe that we can better meet our students’ needs with the smaller middle school structure. Our administrative and leadership teams will be able to work closely with middle school teachers and students to offer the highest quality education in a smaller environment.

* Will my child have many teachers for different subjects?

No, grade 5 students will continue to have one homeroom teacher. In fact, the grade 5 schedule will offer the same classes as in grade 4. Students will attend Art and Music in the elementary section, but will use multiple PE facilities. Arabic and Islamic Studies will also remain the same.

* What will the grade 5 time schedule look like?

Grade 5s will have recess and lunch with the middle school, but will have an academic schedule similar to their current grade 4 schedule.

* What will be the first day of school for my grade 5 student?

Sunday, August 28. There will be many classroom changes and our teachers will need the time to prepare these new spaces for the first day of school.

* Will my grade 4 student take part in the end of year leaving ceremony that is typical to grade 5 students moving to middle school?

Yes, this year, there will be a ceremony for our grade 4 students who are now transitioning to middle school, as well.

* Will my child have PYP Exhibition next year?

Yes, grade 5 students will continue to be PYP learners and will complete their Exhibition next year.

You may have other questions for us. During the leaving ceremony in May, the Middle School Principal, Mr. Carl Love and our Elementary Principal, Mr. Brian Head, will present the transition and will be there to answer questions you might still have about the move.

Thank you for your continued support and cooperation.
Warm Regards—

David Botbyl
Superintendent

Carl Love
Middle School Principal

Brian Head
Elementary Principal