ASOY Times Director’s Corner PARROT’S CANTEEN MENU

PARROT’S
CANTEEN MENU
Tuesday – Nov. 11th
Mixed Salad with Eggs
Beef Stew
Pasta or Rice
Wednesday – Nov. 12th
Mexican Salad
Salsa
Beef Fajitas
Thursday – Nov. 13th
Coleslaw Salad
Grilled Chicken
Fried Rice
Friday – Nov. 14th
Green Salad
Tagliatelle Bolognaise
Tagliatelle Pesto
Tagliatelle Seafood
Garlic Toast
IN THIS ISSUE
Director’s Corner
pg. 1-2
Nurse’s Page
pg. 3
Movie Night
pg. 4
Zumba Master Class
pg. 5
Art Classes
pg. 6
Story Time
pg. 7
Calendar
pg. 10
ASOY Times
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Director’s Corner:
Director’s
Corner
WELCOME
BACK you
OR WELCOME!
We
hope that
found the parent
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome
conferences productive and informative
our staff and students back for another year at
and
thatFor
you
away to
with
a sense
ASOY.
me,came
it is exciting
be doing
so asnot
only
of how
your
childnow
is being
performing
an ‘ASOY
seasoned
veteran’,
in my
2nd year at but
ASOY!
enjoyed
successful
currently
alsoASOY
an idea
of awhat
he or
year,
2010-2011,
and
I
know
that
I
speak
for
the a
she can do to continue to grow as
entire ASOY team in saying that we are looking
learner. Please don’t feel you have to wait
forward to a year of superlatives, where we will
until
thetonext
parent
conferences
continue
grow and
mature
as a school. to get
feedback about your child! Our faculty is
THINGS
TAKING
SHAPEto you about your
always
ready
to speak
While
most
of us were
in different
child’s progress should
you off
have
concerns
parts of the world, many of our ASOY team
as are Mr. Bellomy, Mr. Bull, and myself.
was here working hard to make the campus
ready for this year, both in terms of new addiHopefully
you left the
conference
tions and enhancements
as well
as the annualwith
painting
and
restoration
of
the
campus!
some concrete goals for your child to
ASOY
enjoyed
a successful
summer
implement
in the
coming
months.
Setting,
camp, with over 70 students participating in
striving towards, and celebrating goals is
numerous activities. However, this has meant
sothat
important!
The
board,
theuntil
admin
some projects
could
not start
laterteam,
in
and
our
faculty
are
all
busy
finalizing
the summer which means that not all our pro- the
jects were
completed
by theimprovement.
first day of school.
annual
goals
for school
The
We have agoals
number guide
of new and
things
faculty
ourexciting
professional
still to take place, here are some of them:
improvement
and the leadership team
 ASOY has purchased a fleet of new
continuesbuses
to be
deeplybetter
impressed
the
to provide
safety andby
comfaculty’sfort
commitment
towho
collaborating
to our students
travel to and on
continually
our
academic
from strengthening
school, with ASOY
transportation.
These
buses
were
to
have
arrived
and after-school programs.
by now, but the events in Japan have
slightly delayed their arrival. Our new
A huge thank
you
to thetoNational
Honor
buses are
scheduled
arrive in the
Society students
coming months.
and their faculty sponsors
New building
adjacentPondi
to the artificialKelly Owens
and Esther
for their
pitch. This will provide washrooms,
efforts inchanging
puttingfacilities,
on the storage
Fun Fair.
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space and
a
This is progressing
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intoevents.
the event
and I think
completion at the end
everyoneon schedule
would foragree
that a fun
of August.
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attended.tary
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would also
the playground has been renewed; the
music teacher,
Joanna Dempster, for a
last aspect of this renewal will be a
highly successful
Friday
Night
new playground
surface,
whichLive.
will It
create
both
a
safer
playing
space
was a delightful evening and it was
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the event.
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IN THIS ISSUE
Director’s Corner—Pages 1—2
Nurses Corner—Page 3
ES/MS Movie Night—4
Calendar—10
ES/MS MOVIE NIGHT
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH
TIME: 6:30 PM—8: 00 PM
Our Mission
By offering an enriched American
curriculum in a challenging, secure,
and diverse environment, the
American School of Yaounde seeks to
ensure that all students achieve
academic success, demonstrate
critical thinking skills, and become
responsible and compassionate
global citizens.
...Director’s Corner
I look forward to seeing parents again at this week’s Director’s Coffee and sharing some of the exciting
things that are happening at ASOY! We will meet at 8:15 in the library on Thursday, November 13th.
Hope to see you there!
Best regards,
Sheena
Le Coin du Directeur (La Traduction Française)
Nous espérons que la conférence des parents a été à la fois productive et instructive et que vous y êtes
sortis avec non seulement une lecture du rendement actuel de votre enfant, mais d’avantage une idée de
ce qu’il/elle devrait faire pour améliorer ses performances académiques. Ne vous sentez surtout pas
contraint d’attendre la prochaine conférence pour recevoir un feedback du travail de vos enfants ! Notre
staff est toujours disposé à vous parler de leurs progrès, auriez-vous des préoccupations. Monsieur
Bellomy, Monsieur Bull et moi-même, sommes également à votre disposition.
Nous espérons qu’à l’issue de ces conférences, vous détenez des objectifs concrets que votre enfant
devrait atteindre dans les prochains mois. Se fixer des objectifs, y ajouter des efforts pour les atteindre
et les célébrer, sont des éléments cruciaux. Le conseil d’administration, L’équipe administrative, et le
corps enseignant sont tous occupés dans la rédaction des objectifs annuels pour l’amélioration de notre
école. Les objectifs des enseignants servent de guide pour notre plan d’amélioration professionnelle.
Nous, l’équipe dirigeante, restons impressionnés par le dévouement et la collaboration des enseignants
dans le renforcement permanent de nos programmes académiques et parascolaires.
Nos vifs remerciements vont à l’endroit des élèves de la “ National Honor Society” ainsi que leurs
superviseurs, Kelly Owens et Esther Pondi, pour tous les efforts consentis dans la célébration de la fête
d’Halloween. Il y a eu beaucoup de planification et je crois que chacun s’accorderait qu'un moment de
plaisir (si épeurant) a été apprécié par tous ceux qui y ont participé. Je saisis également l’occasion pour
féliciter notre professeur de musique, Joanna Dempster, pour le grand succès de « Friday Night Live ».
La soirée était très agréable et c’était d’avantage encourageant de noter une forte participation à
l’événement.
Je suis impatiente de revoir les parents à notre traditionnel « café du directeur » de cette semaine, et de
partager quelques-unes des choses passionnantes qui se passent à ASOY! Nous nous retrouverons à
08h15 à la bibliothèque ce Jeudi, 13 novembre. Au plaisir de vous y voir!
Cordialement,
Sheena
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NURSE’S CORNER
IMMUNIZATION
Immunization is a simple and effective way of protecting children and adults against certain diseases.
Immunization is recommended for people at certain ages especially children attending preschool to high school.
Immunization works by triggering the immune system to fight against certain diseases. If a vaccinated person
comes in contact with these diseases, their immune system is able to respond more effectively. This either
prevents the disease from developing, or reduces the severity of the disease.
ASOY sends out a list of vaccination requirements as one of the requirements for admission. The list includes the
following vaccines:
DTP or DTAP (DTcoq) Diphtheria Tetanus and Pertussis
Polio vaccine, oral or injectable
Haemophilus b conjugate vaccine
MMR or ROR measles mumps and rubella
Varicella vaccine
Hepatitis A vaccine
Hepatitis B vaccine
Typhoid vaccine
Meningitis vaccine
BCG or skin test for tuberculosis
Yellow fever
Corner
Most parentsThe
doNurse’s
vaccinate
their children but don’t submit the updated immunization records to school. When
these records are revised using a scheduler we come out with missed and catch up doses of vaccines. In the days
ahead, I will be sending out individual vaccination status to parents. Parents will identify those vaccines that their
children have to complete, and since we all know the importance of vaccination, these vaccines should be
completed and records sent to the school clinic.
Christina Ngeshi Suwah,
School nurse
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MOVIE NIGHT
The Jungle Book
For Who: Elementary and Middle School
Entrance Fee: 500CFA
Date: November14, 2014
Time: 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Snack sale starts at 6 p.m.
Parents are welcome to join!
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ZUMBA MASTER CLASS
Zumba fitness is a program that creates an opportunity to work different muscles of
the body with music and movements. The good part is you don’t have to be a
dancer; all you need do is follow the lead of the Instructor.
A master class offers two hours non-stop blast of fun fitness.
EVENT NAME: ZUMBA MASTER CLASS
VENUE: ASOY BASKETBALL COURT
DATE: SUNDAY, 23RD NOVEMEBER 2014
TIME: 10:30AM TO 12:30AM
FEE: 2500 FRANCS
Fitness clothing, a towel and a bottle of water is all you need to bring with you.
*** All staff members of ASOY and HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS are
welcome to join us at a discounted fee of 1500 francs.
HAVE A ZUMBALICIOUS THANKSGIVING !!!!!
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Art Classes at Bastos for Children and Teenagers
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5 students in every course of 1 hour a week :
Mondays : 4:30 to 5:30 pm, children 5/7 years old
Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30 pm, teenagers
Wednesdays 4 30 to 5:30 pm, children 7/10 years old
Initiation to several techniques : drawing, painting, pastel…

The arts training allows to develop imagination, to improve manual dexterity and
concentration and to reduce stress.

Fees :
Children : 15000 frs CFA for 5 lessons
Teenagers : 18000frs CFA for 5 lessons
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For information and admission, please contact me by phone 75-02-05-13 or by
email [email protected]
Cours d’arts plastiques à Bastos pour enfants et adolescents

5 élèves par cours d’une durée d’1heure/semaine :
lundi de 16h30 à 17h30 enfants de 5 à 7ans
mardi de 16h30 à 17h30 adolescents
mercredi de 16h30 à17h30 enfants de 7à 10 ans

Initiation à toutes les techniques : crayons, encre, lavis, peinture, pastels…

La production artistique permet de développer son imagination, d’améliorer sa
dextérité manuelle et sa concentration, d’exprimer sa sensibilité, de diminuer le
stress.

Tarifs :
Enfants : 15000frs cfa pour 5 séances
Adolescents : 18000frs cfa pour 5 séances.
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-Pour toute information et inscription, veuillez me contacter au 75-02-05-13 ou
par Email : [email protected]
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ASOY
Saturday Story time
Who: Children ages 3-6
Where: ASOY Library
When: Saturday, November 15th
10:00am-11:30am
Please sign up with Mrs. Ashu or Ms. Michelle as space is
limited to the first 30 children.
Deadline for registration Friday 14th at 8:00 AM
*Please note – if your child is not registered and on the
registration list, they will not be allowed to stay for
Story Time. We will only have space and materials for
the children who sign up and register!
We look forward to seeing you there!!
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AMERICAN SCHOOL OF YAOUNDE
Calendar—November 2014
Sunday
2
Monday
3
Tuesday
4
Wednesday
5
Emergency
Drill
Thursday
6
Friday
7
MS/HS Faculty
Meeting—7:15
AM
8
Early Dismissal
(PD)
Friday Night
Live—18:00
9
10
Rec Center
Men’s
Invitational
Soccer
Tournament
16
11
12
13
14
Rec Center
Men’s
Invitational
Soccer
Tournament
15
School Photos
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School Photos
18
2nd Quarter
Progress Report
Grades Due
Director’s Coffee Service Learning MS Girls Soccer
Morning—8:15
Tournament—
Walk-a-Thon—
AM ASOY
Movie Night for
9:00 AM
3:15—4:30 PM
Library
ES/MS
MS Boys BB
School Photos
Tournament—
9:00AM
19
MS/HS Faculty
Meeting—7:15
AM
20
21
Early Dismissal
Board Meet(PD)
ing—5:30—7:00
PM
Progress Reports
Sent Home
High School
Drama Production—18:00
23
Saturday
24
Community ASOY TIMES
Thanksgiving
- 2:00 PM
25
26
27
Thanksgiving
Break: NO
SCHOOL
28
Thanksgiving
Break—No
SCHOOL
22
Children Swim
Meet
MS Girl’s BB
Tournament—
9:00 AM
MS Boys BB
Tournament—
9:00 AM
29
Thanksgiving
Break—No
SCHOOL
30
Thanksgiving
Break—No
SCHOOL
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