Students from grades 1 to 5 proved that ASU’s Got Talent during the annual competition in March. Acts included singing and dancing, as well as playing musical instruments. The event was the culmination of months of practice, and while some students might have had to overcome a little stage fright, they all gave a great effort and provided a wonderful variety of performances.
We celebrated our International Day event on February 23, with booths from dozens of different countries that offered food, artifacts and information. The event is held annually in conjunction with the Tsagaan Sar holiday. It originally featured Mongolian culture but later expanded to highlight the multicultural nature of our school community. Students, staff and parents hosted and visited different tables during the morning celebration, and in the afternoon, we were treated to the annual performance from our sister school, School 60.
We had our first Art Workshop for parents on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at the Elementary school. Our art teacher, Ms. Ziimaa, did a sample art lesson for parents and discussed different lines and the colour wheel. Parents were engaged in a hands-on activity where they were given the opportunity to create their own work of art. The parents were diligent and focused while working on their painting, and they got a little taste of the kinds of things their children do in art class.
The American School of Ulaanbaatar celebrated 10 years of success in International Education in Mongolia by hosting a Gala event for the entire school community on November 5th 2016. Honored guests included the School Advisory Board members and leaders from the political, business education and diplomatic communities in UB. Entertainment was provided by the ASU Dance and Music Departments as well as by School #60, our partner school.The over subscribed event was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended, each of whom received a Memorial Book as a souvenir.
On Friday, November 18th from 4 to 6 pm, ASU’s Elementary Library held our first International Games Day. This event is celebrated in over 2000 libraries around the world, and we were a part of it! Playing games in the Library encourages people to interact with one another, share ideas, and have fun! It’s also an opportunity for families to play games together in a community setting.
Despite the snow, over 30 families participated in International Games Day. Parents, students and teachers played and made games at our school. We also managed to collect over 130,000 Tugriks and several food items which will be donated to the Veloo Foundation. Thanks to everyone for making this event a success!