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Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Welcome to our community!

Dear AISM Families,

On behalf of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Executive Committee, welcome to the American International School of Mozambique (AISM).

The PTA is a volunteer organization of dedicated, hardworking, positive AISM parents and guardians who come together to achieve common goals.

The executive committee has been working hard to ensure a year filled with wonderful experiences for our children, ways to support academic excellence, and opportunities for all parents to make a real and positive impact on our community.

The PTA is involved in every aspect of the school. We keep you informed and provide a forum for voicing opinions. We promote enriched educational programs and raise funds to provide additional school resources. We also organize and host fun social programs as well as support our teachers and staff.

The participation of every member of the PTA is vital to AISM’s success. Please consider contributing by becoming a committee member and volunteering your time; whether you can offer 1 hour a month or 1 hour a year. There are opportunities to contribute in every possible way - from home, in school and in many different ways throughout the year.

Every year we welcome our new and returning families. We are very excited to see our PTA grow and develop with your input, talent, and ideas.

If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with an Executive Committee member in person, or send an email to aismpta@aism-moz.com.

We look forward to hearing from you and working with you!

Sincerely,
Michelle Couto, Fatima Faria, Olga Cruz
PTA Executive Committee

PTA Events

The PTA organizes several events throughout the year to foster a stronger sense of community. These events include:

  • New Family Orientation
  • Back to School Picnic
  • International Day - Taste of Nations
  • Trick or Treat, 31 October
  • Holiday Market
  • Mothers day Breakfast
  • Fathers Day Breakfast
  • Teacher and Staff Appreciation 
  • Partner with Community Connections
  • Fresh Green Market

Committee Chairs/ event teams:

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Officer Roles and Responsibilities

Chairperson - Coordinate the work of the PTA officers and committees, liaise with school Director and Board, and develop the agendas for and preside over PTA meetings.

Vice-Chairperson – Assist the Chairperson in coordinating the work of the PTA officers and committees and to act as Chairperson in their absence.

Treasurer – Responsible for all PTA funds including accounting for receipts and expenditures and disbursing funds per approved budget; managing cash at all events and petty cash for PTA expenses; and presenting regular financial reports.

Public Relations – This is a new position that combines the Secretary and Room parent Coordinator roles. Duties would involve coordinating communication between the PTA and parents, publicizing PTA events, and managing event volunteers.

There will be no position titles for this year.  New Committee will share responsibilities to ensure success of the PTA in 2021-2022, strive to build community within the school between, parents, learners, teachers and staff.

MEETING MINUTES

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NEW FAMILY PROGRAM AND RESOURCES

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) would like to welcome your family to the AISM Buffalo family. We know the first few months of settling in can be challenging, and we would like to make this transition as smooth as possible. The PTA invites our new families to be a part of our Partner Family Program.

Our Partner Family Program is designed to match new families with other families within the AISM community.  A Partner Family can help you in many ways, including the following:

  • Give you a brief tour of Maputo (malls,  restaurants, parks, etc.)

  • Take you to the grocery store

  • Arrange a playdate with children of similar ages

  • Help older students find lockers, get to class and navigate AISM

  • Introduce you to other families who may share your interests

  • Most of all, answer any questions you have about AISM, life in Maputo, etc.

We have a few documents that you may find helpful if you are new to Mozambique.  They include useful phrases in Portuguese, medical resources, a simple map of sites of interest, bus tour details and a resource guide. 

If you would like to participate in this optional program, please contact the PTA at aismpta@aism-moz.com. One of our Partner Family Program coordinators will be in touch with you. We look forward to seeing your family at one of our PTA events this year!

PTA Executive Committee,

  • Michelle Couto 
  • Olga Cruz 
  • Fátima Faria 
  • Michelle Robb

Division Coordinators

  • Primary School: Aletta Von Meibom
  • Secondary School: Ami Sengupta