PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
WHO WE ARE
We are an involved group of parents that work together to help strengthen the school community and the UAS mission and values. Our goal is to assist in creating the best possible learning environment for our children through cultural activities and by supporting teachers in educational and social events like the ones we detail below:
- Welcome to New Families
- Assist in creating a nourishing, learning environment for our children through educational, cultural, and social activities
- Host or assist with UAS community events: Thanksgiving Lunch, International Festival, Flea Market, Halloween, Teacher & Staff Appreciation Day
- Encourage school & family interaction
- Foster UAS core values and multicultural integration
- Boost communication channels
- Assist student organizations’ activities
There are many ways parents can get involved in the Parent Support Group (PSG), from volunteering at events to being a room parent or grade level booster, or becoming a member of the PSG committee. Whether you have an hour to give or much more, we would love to have your help.
We are always looking for committee members and chairs for all of the following events. Please send an email to email@example.com if you are interested or if you would like more information.
Welcome New Family Events
The PSG organizes events to welcome our new families to UAS and Uruguay. The events integrate new families with existing UAS families and staff and promote our international diversity. Past events have included food trucks, “asados”, soccer matches, crafts, games, and coffee mornings.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day
Each year we dedicate a day to celebrate UAS’s remarkable teachers and staff.
Thanksgiving is a U.S. holiday that is spent with family and friends to give thanks. Most families celebrate it with a large meal. At UAS we celebrate this holiday with the whole school having lunch together. The annual Thanksgiving lunch at UAS helps our school community cultivate thankfulness, encourages secondary and elementary interaction, and fosters parent team building. It is truly a coming together of the whole UAS community in a way that celebrates a wonderful American tradition. Many volunteers are needed to make this event amazing!
The International Festival is a stupendous celebration, where students and families can visit booths from over 20 countries which make up UAS’s diverse community. Enjoy food and drink from all around the world, and learn about different cultures. The International Festival fosters our multicultural community, shares our traditions, and celebrates our diversity.
The PSG organizes a flea market in which individuals can sell or purchase second-hand items as well as crafts from local artisans. It is a nice opportunity for families that are moving to sell items they no longer need. Many people from outside the UAS community come for this well-known event.
We support UAS student organizations with their community service initiatives. In the past, we have supported many local schools and charities including SOS Fauna Marina, ReachingU, Madres de Cruz, and Fundación MIR.
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