Final Message for 2015!

Final Message for 2015!

Greetings Parents!! We have just one day left before a well-deserved holiday.  The beauty of winter vacation the Moscow way is that extra bit of time that we have in January before we need to return.  You’re welcome!  But, let’s make sure to be back in seats on Monday the 11th to bask in the […]

Newsletter – December 2

Newsletter – December 2

Happy December, Everyone!! I first want to take this opportunity to welcome the last additions to our administrative team in preparation for next year.  As informed previously, Noah Bohnen will be moving into our MS Principal role next year and Michelle Alzamora will be moving into the ES Principal spot.  We’ve also already announced that […]

Newsletter – November 25

Newsletter – November 25

Updating last week’s words revolving around security, let me share with you that we continue to be in touch with all the relevant authorities including the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy and their extended network throughout the world.  We continue to be cautious in this regard, choosing to relay information when appropriate.  We are […]

November 18 Newsletter

November 18 Newsletter

Happy Wednesday and welcome to the wonderful dusting of white I’m viewing outside my window tonight as I gaze through the collection of colorful socks that currently adorn the glass!! PTO Enhancement Grants were presented at PTO this week, and I couldn’t be prouder of the student-led initiatives that were presented, along with the array of […]

Terrorist Threats and the Paris Attacks

Terrorist Threats and the Paris Attacks

I write to you today saddened and confused.  A weekend of thought has not yet brought me to any level of understanding of the depth of the tragedy on Friday.  Tears have flowed for our friends that hail from France, in condolence for their loss of family, friends, and countrymen.  Our thoughts and prayers are with […]

Newsletter – November 11, 2015

Newsletter – November 11, 2015

Weekly update includes this week one additional administrative announcement.  I’m happy to report that we have concluded an agreement with Michelle Alzamora to move into the lead chair at the Elementary Division as the new principal.  Over the last 5 years, Mrs. Alzamora has held various roles at the school including teacher, Literacy Coordinator, and […]

Newsletter – November 4, 2015

Newsletter – November 4, 2015

As I have mentioned in previous articles, it is the time of year when many of our international staff are making decisions about next steps in their lives.  We always start with the core leadership team and after a number of years of stability, we find ourselves seeing some natural progression in their careers.  International […]

Newsletter – October 14, 2015

Newsletter – October 14, 2015

FCD Parent Meeting Thursday, October 15 @ 8:45a Faculty Dining Room This week we welcome representatives from FCD Prevention Works (A Global Non-Profit Substance Abuse Prevention Organization).  We’ve hosted them multiple times over the years, and their message and materials constitute a major portion of our substance abuse prevention program that links to curriculum through our health […]

Newsletter – October 7, 2015

Newsletter – October 7, 2015

This week, as we quickly approach the end of the first quarter, we are continuing to reflect on our work with kids in Respect Self.  Grade 3 in particular was working to brainstorm what it means to “be yourself.”  They developed some understanding of this important concept and shared that it is important to remember that […]

September 30, 2015

September 30, 2015

As we settle into a new month this week, the first stage of the school year moves into our rearview mirror.  We are launching into a critical learning period between now and October Break.  With many founding activities of welcome and the development of community spirit now complete, we capitalize on these qualities toward the […]

Graduation 2015

Graduation 2015

To all of our special guests, faculty, administrators, parents, friends, and family members – we thank you for your pride and presence as we celebrate this, our 21st commencement exercises. I offer my deepest gratitude to Dr. Sarty for his words today. Above all, we value contributions like this and your participation here affirms the […]

The Importance of Sleep

The Importance of Sleep

At our most recent parent forum on technology, we discussed, as one of the many topics, the important aspect of sleep and the implications of technology to disrupt healthy sleep patterns. I’m going to attempt to compile here a set of the various resources that can help clarify the research on sleep and sleep habits. In […]

Christmas Message 2014

Christmas Message 2014

Dear Parents, In my many years working as an educator, I can’t begin to count the number of times I have learned important lessons from the children in my charge. Such was the case yesterday when a staff member shared the story of a student interaction that had just happened in our hallways. Two 3rd […]

Parent & Community Partnership Presentation

Parent & Community Partnership Presentation

We had the first Director’s forum on September 3rd, and follow-up with PTO meeting this morning, September 16th.  The slides from that presentation below.  Our purpose in these forums is to get a sense of how we can better serve the community outside the walls of the school.  While our discipline legitimately cannot go there, […]

Showing Our Support

Showing Our Support

Staff at the Anglo-American School of Moscow took a moment to stand together in a vigil in support of our colleagues at the Jakarta International School.  We take strong exception to the lack of transparency and due process in claims against two teachers.  Given the lack of any evidence, incarceration of these two individuals now reaching beyond […]