Welcome back to school

This morning, more than 400 students from pre-nursery to high school came to The American School (TAS) for the first day of school. In the cheerful and bustling atmosphere to celebrate the new school year, students were brought to school by their parents in the early morning. They arrived with a mix of emotions. If students from pre-nursery to grade 1 tended to feel more anxious and bewildered, middle and high school students felt more excited to see teachers and friends after two months of summer holidays.

From the school gate, students of kindergarten and elementary were greeted by two cute mascots of Pooh and Mickey with colorful balloons in their hands. Encouraged by the parents and teachers, they gradually forgot about their anxiety and were eager to encounter new things.

Let’s start a new school year full of confidence, bravery and a lot of fun!

TAS Grade 5 Move Up Day

June 5, 2017

Grade 5 spent this morning at the TAS Middle School with Garth Odonnell, Chelsea Armstrong, and Betsy Suits preparing for the next school year 2017-18. They visited all the Grade 6 Teachers’ Classrooms to have a preview of what they will be learning in Middle School Subjects. There was a Grade 6 Student Panel Discussion about the transition. Grade 5 students asked about Student Council, homework, tests, organizational tips, field trips, time management, and After School Activities. They are excited to have lockers and change classes the next school year. The morning ended with lunch in the MS Canteen with the Middle School Students.

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TAS Rhino Protection Initiative Winners

Congratulations to our Rhino Protection Initiative Winners!

– Huynh Phuc Bao Ngoc, G3

– Phan Le Ha Long, G10

– Kang Min Ji, G5

From 15-24 July 2017, Long will have a trip to South Africa with other winners in this competition. Have a great trip Long!

#tas #rhinowinner #2017

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Annual Science Fair 2017

On March 10, 2017, TAS held its annual science fair. Students from preschool through high school spent months creating a diverse set of projects that included experiments, Rube Goldberg devices, and projectile launchers. In the morning, their hard work paid off when the entire school community gathered to celebrate their efforts. The rest of the full-day event featured fun and challenging puzzles and games. The day concluded with an award ceremony that rewarded the accomplishments of the most outstanding students. In all, it was an exciting day that students will remember for years to come. Many have said that this was the best science fair yet, and we hope that next year’s can be even better!

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TAS, a library for everybody

This year, TAS Library is better than ever!

Your usual library space is steadily evolving to become a Media Center, a learning space with lots of opportunities for sharing experiences, ideas and knowledge!  Under a new administration and a wonderful staff, you’ll find TAS library to be a welcoming and vibrant space for all TAS community!

Our mission: To create an ideal space for sharing ideas and information, and to assist all TAS community in their informational needs.

To achieve this, all the library staff is devoted to creating activities to promote reading activities, inviting all TAS families and community to the wonderful act of reading and creation. Successful programs such as the National Novel Writing Month, the new Free Book section, Date with a Blind Book promotion,  Student Librarian of the Month promotion; and afterschool activities like The Board Game Club have been occurring in both MSHS Library and ES Library,  boosting circulation and generating a better connection with teachers and students alike.

Library circulation rules have become simpler too:

  • G1 and G2 students can check out one book per library visit, and can keep them as long as one week, with recheck privileges as long as they return the book on time.
  • G3 to G5 can check out 2 books per library visit, and can keep them as long as one week, with recheck privileges as long as they return the book on time.
  • All students are constantly encouraged to check out books that are appropriate to their maturity and reading level.
  • G6 – G12 can check out 3 recreational books (this is, not in their normal curricular check out) at a time, and can keep them for a set time depending on the book (novels will have a longer time).
  • Parents are allowed – and invited – to check out books for their students, or for their own pleasure, at their own leisure. All parents are allowed 2 books at a time, and will have different time depending on the checked out material. The only thing a parent need to check out a book is registering in any of both libraries providing name, phone number and a valid email. After that, they will receive a patron number that can be used to check out books in any of the libraries.
  • All Patrons, students and parents, must follow library instructions on how to take care of books and library spaces.

So, don’t miss the opportunity to check out a book from your library! If is not for you, check out a book to read to your child. Reading aloud is important, and has been proven to be a great stimulant in developing the intellect and curiosity of your developing child. As RIG organization says “Although the life of a parent is often hectic, you should try to read with your child at least once a day at a regularly scheduled time. But don’t be discouraged if you skip a day or don’t always keep to your schedule. Just read to your child as often as you possibly can.

Taking the time to read with your children on a regular basis sends an important message: Reading is worthwhile.”

Take a trip to your library, all the librarians: Ms. Van, Mr. Dung, Ms. Thu and Mr. Panda will be there to help you choose a book just right for you!











World read aloud day

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In TAS, we encourage students spending time to read, and we have WORLD READ ALOUD DAY for elementary students with supported by Middle school students. Let’s see what they doing!

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