AIS Upcoming Events
Borsh Field Trip
Friday June 14th through Sunday, June 16th we will send our students from grades 3-8 to Borsh. On the way to Borsh we will visit the Porto Palermo and Borsh castle. We will depart early in the morning and we will be back Sunday afternoon, so it will be a 2 night and 3 day trip. Accommodation will be provided by Mishel’s parents, our 3rd grade student. We want to give them a big thank you for making this possible and for kindly offering us accommodation.
Spring Map Evaluation
June 3rd will begin the AIS Spring NWEA MAP evaluation, the final one for the school year. Please make sure your students are rested, fed, and on-time during the week. Student will only be assigned light homework during the MAP week.
AIS Spirit Week
May 27th – Thursday 30th
Monday May 27th – Thursday 30th we will have the “Spirit Week” where students from Pre-K to grade 9 dress up(see below):
May 27th — Pajama Day.
May 28th — Disney/Superhero/Villain Day.
May 29th — Crazy Hair Day.
May 30th — Career Day.
May 31st — International Day.
We encourage students and staff to all dress up during this week.
AIS 2019 International Day
May 31, 2019
This year each grade will be responsible for preparing a table about their class’ selected country. We want the tables to be interesting and recommend cultural or historical facts that will interest the students and guests.
Past fairs have had the students and parents create meals and snacks from their selected countries, demonstrate local games, and dress in traditional garb. We do encourage all students to wear some sort of traditional garb and teachers are free to do the same for the fair. There will be traditional songs and dances on the day of the show.
Please begin to discuss and plan for your table presentations as the date (31 May) is fast approaching. Thank you for your participation.
AIS 2019 Spring Cookout & Musical
April 18, 2019
Long ago, in the faraway land of ancient Greece, there was a golden age of powerful gods and extraordinary heroes. Not many people today believe in the gods of Ancient Greece. However, their stories are still around, and they live on in all of our memories. Our students will perform a musical show to let us know the stories that make up the body of Greek mythology and what remains of their culture’s deeply held beliefs. The stories of Zeus and his family of gods atop Mount Olympus, the tallest mountain in the world. From there they looked down upon the world of humans and took interest in the lives of ordinary people. The gods did more than just watch — sometimes, they acted. When a ruler did not pay them homage, you could bet a god would show up and teach him a lesson. When an enterprising hero started out on a righteous quest, a god would be there, too. An awareness and acceptance of the gods was part of daily life for the Greeks. So come and discover this golden age with us here at Albanian International School
The students and staff will be served American hamburgers and cheeseburgers and Albanian style hot dogs fresh off the grill.
AIS 2018 Halloween Fun Night
October 31st Ais will celebrate Halloween with a Halloween Fun Night on October 31st. Wednesday October 31st will be a shortened day of school ending at 2:00 PM. Please pick up your students at 2:00 PM and those wishing to enjoy the Halloween festivities will return to school at 5:30 to begin the fun. Various classrooms will have different games and activities for the students depending on their grade level. Students and staff can also dress up that day during lessons if they choose and we will award prizes for Best Costume and Most Original Costume. Join us for an evening of fun, activities, and CANDY!!!!
AIS 2018 English Summer Camp
June 18th – 29th The AIS 2018 English Summer Camp’s learning, activities, and games will all focus on a particular theme each week culminating with a weekly field trip every Friday. In addition to the themed activities we have native English speaking teachers, who will give the students morning and afternoon Conversational English classes to supplement their learning through our themed activities and games. Our goal is to help develop the participants’ English speaking skills while making learning fun through games, activities, and weekly field trips.
Fantasy Dress-Up Day
Wednesday May 9th 2018 is Fantasy Day at AIS! Students and staff are encouraged to dress up as their favorite fantasy character. Princesses, super-heroes, and zombies are all welcome!
Trip to Cinema
Thursday May 10th is the trip to the TEG mall to watch Avengers Infinity War. Transportation will be provided by AIS to and from TEG for those who elect to ride with the school. Tickets are 800 leke and students will need to bring their own snack money. Ms. Arta has reserved spots for the school staff and students (grades 5-9) so please bring her your permission slips and 800 leke before Tuesday May 8th to confirm your reservation.
Bowling Alley Field Trip
Friday May 11th is the Bowling Alley field trip for the winners of the Grades 5-9 Spelling Bee. Congratulations on your spelling victory and have a well deserved good time!
Dhermi Staff Appreciation Trip
Saturday May 19th to Sunday May 20th is the Staff Appreciation Trip to the beautiful seaside resort town of Dhermi, Albania. Considered one of the best sites in all of Albania, we think our teachers deserve a relaxing week end away after all their hard work this year.
Grades 1-4 Spelling Bee
25 May 2018 AIS will have the Grades 1-4 Spelling Bee. Our little ones are studying hard and we wish them the best. Each class will have two winners who will compete individually with the winners of the other classes until we have a final Elementary Spelling Bee Champ!
Eco Fashion Show 2018
26 May 20018 AIS students will once again participate in the Eco Fashion Show held here in Tirane. Come participate or just watch our students display their homemade recycled dresses they created under the direction of Ms. Ida. More information can be found here.
AIS Third Annual International Fair
June 1st 2018 will be the AIS Third Annual International Fair. Each class is assigned a different country and grade to prepare presentations and national delicacies from and we encourage all parental involvement with their student’s class. We encourage students and parents to wear traditional dress from their home or class countries if desired.
The Foodbank of Albania (http://foodbank.al/) will be accepting food donations and make a short presentation to start the event. Please, donate non-perishable food in order to help those less fortunate. Donations may be dropped off at the AIS office anytime between now and June 1st. More information on the Foodbank of Albania can be found here.