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ASB Director Welcomes Families to School Year 2018 - 2019

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 15:30 to Friday, August 31, 2018 - 15:30

Dear ASB Green Valley Parents and Students,

It is our pleasure to extend a warm and heartfelt welcome to you as you begin the new school year 2018 -2019 with the American School of Bangkok. We hope that everyone had a fun summer break, and that you are now ready for the new school year. We begin this academic year with the mission to develop your child to his / her fullest academic potential. Our teaching and support staffs are ready to provide a safe and caring environment and do their best to ensure that your child is comfortable, welcomed, respected, challenged appropriately, and most of all, loved in school.

The American School of Bangkok is extremely excited to inform you of our recent developments at ASB Green Valley Campus.

Ms. Alyssa Kordprom will serve as the Assistant Principal of the ASB Green Valley Campus this year. Other new members to the ASB Leadership team include Dr. Brody La Rock (the Principal of Academics) and Ms. Amy Boehl (the Curriculum Coordinator). Our new administrators have been in continuous communication and working with Mr. Ryan Barnick (Green Valley Principal), and other senior members of the ASB Leadership Team in many academic-related areas, since the last school year. They are very excited to meet parents and work with students and teachers.

We are also delighted to inform you of the significant update in our curriculum and purchases of educational resources for our academic program. We have finished the integration of Common Core Standards into our Language Arts Curriculum from Grades 1 - 12 for both campuses, including the implementation of a standard-based report card for the elementary level. Parents will be requested to attend the upcoming Open House event on August 17, 2018 to receive more information about the new student academic reporting documentation. New science resources have been ordered for the Middle and High school. Supplementary resources have been ordered for our English Language Learners’ program. In the technology areas, parents can expect the Chromebooks program expansion, the introduction of robotics in elementary and middle school, and an innovative design technology program at the high school level.

During the summer, the Green Valley Campus also went through major renovations. The entire admissions and early years areas went through a massive face lift and is now equipped with new and brighter spaces. We have also refurbished many of our existing classrooms. Reinvesting in your child’s education is important to us and we hope the transition to these new academic program and campus developments will be a smooth process.

At ASB, we believe that communication is the key to a successful educational experience. ASB is a ‘Google’ school. We have asked teachers to continue to integrate technology in their daily routine, and create classroom websites to enhance learning. We will continue to teach our upper elementary students to post assignments and develop their portfolios on-line.

The school will also communicate and announce events to parents via parents’ personal emails and the school Google email account that will be given to your children. Please continue to keep your contact numbers and emails updated with our school registrars. Parents will also have access to the school portal this year. Please also add yourselves to our LINE message service to receive important information and updates from the school. The ASB Sukhumvit Campus LINE id is @asb.greenvalley

Our annual charitable fun-fair, the Sukhumvit Fair is back with a bang! The event will be held on Saturday, December 1st 2018 at ASB Sukhumvit Campus from 11:00 a.m. onwards. This exciting event will feature an enticing international cuisine; spectacular performances by ASB students and teachers; fun children’s games and prizes; an exclusive shopping arena; cartoon mascots; carnival games; dance; music and live band. Please mark your calendar to attend this family fun-filled fair day!

ASB parents, please also continue to attend school events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child. So let's come together and make this academic year a memorable one. We look forward to meeting you in all school functions!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Lakhana Didyasarin
Director
The American School of Bangkok

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