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Hello Asti Community,

We need a new PTSA president!  PTSA is vital to our school.  The commitment entails setting the agenda and sharing it as well as facilitating for the monthly site meeting and attending the monthly district PTA meeting.  It also includes work on a few events, including two Awards Nights, the annual Auction, and sometimes prom/graduation.  There are a couple of fundraisers around the holidays to be overseen.  ASTI PTSA has a highly motivated group of student members who do most of the legwork, but the president needs to provide oversight and guidance and adult signatures as needed.  The commitment is much smaller than at a larger school.  If you consider running for PTSA president, you will be showered with love and appreciation!  The elections are tonight; please join us.  

Warm regards,

Tracy Corbally

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 4/20/17

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Are you looking for an opportunity to hold a leadership position in the ASTI's community? Do you want to be more involved in your community? Then, you should run for a position in ASTI's Associated Student Body for the 2017-2018 school year. The position that are open next year are:
10th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming sophomores) 11th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming juniors) 12th Grade Representative (Open to upcoming seniors)
ASB Executive Positions: President (Open to upcoming seniors) Vice President (Open to upcoming juniors) Secretary (Open to upcoming juniors/seniors) Treasurer (Open to upcoming juniors)
If you are interested, come to ASB Orientation at lunch on Friday, April 7th in Ms. Pengelly's Room to pick up an application and learn more about these roles. We will not provide you with an application unless you show up or have a reasonable excuse!
Yearbook sales have ended! If you bought a yearbook, please check the list posted on each classroom to make sure we have you on the list.
Prom tickets are on sale NOW! Underclassmen: 2 for $50, $30 for 1 person Upperclassmen: 2 for $70, $50 for 1 person
BE WARNED!! Ticket prices will rise!!!!
Sophomores: All 10th graders will be taking the COA Assessment Tests in English & Math after spring break. 10th graders with last names A-Ma will test on Monday, April 17th, and 10th graders with last names Me-Z will test on Thursday, April 20th. April 17th is Passover—if you are part of the group scheduled to test on the 17th and are unable to test due to observing Passover, see Ms. Jurkovich by the end of the day today to be rescheduled to April 20th. On your test day, you will meet Ms. Jurkovich in the quad at 8:30am. We will walk over to the assessment office, and testing should be done by lunch. Students should be done testing by lunch and will return to class 5th & 6th periods. This information will also be emailed out over School Loop this week. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.
Want to help ASTI Green Club improve the garden?! The voting for the Seeds of Change grant has begun! Please vote everyday on every device. Voting will end on 4/19 so vote and share with everyone you know. Selected winners will be awarded with $200,00 in grants. You can vote on tinyurl.com/astigarden, which can also be found on the ASTI Announcement Page on Facebook.
April 21st at 1pm to 3pm we will be holding our ASTI's Got Talent show. We are open to many different kinds of hidden talents that you may possess. We will have the signup sheet in the office and around the quad (please write your name(s) and the type of performance.) If you need more info or have any questions you can message Jacob directly. Also don’t forget you can refer to the ASTI Facebook page for our online signup sheet as well as info. All participants in the show will have a popping ice cream and pizza party! So be sure to sign up before the deadline on April 12th as spots are filling up fast!
Seniors: See Ms. Jurkovich if you have not already to schedule a mandatory check-in meeting. You may reply to her email or see her in the office to schedule it in person.
Seniors: When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 4/17/17

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This Friday, PTSA is hosting a fundraiser at Yogurtland right after Sports-o-rama on March 31, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 PM. 20% of the profit will go towards funding for school field trips, bike racks, and more chrome books! Come support our school and enjoy a cup of fro-yo!

 

Season for Nonviolence Speech Finals--ASTI's Maya Sprouse and Emma Chapman tie for first, Kate Crawford finished second and Keycee Alvarez fourth.  The judges loved the speeches.  All our students received cash prizes. Congratulations!

 

This Friday, March 31st is a modified schedule for Sports-o-Rama.  Follow the School Events bell schedule, which can be found on ASTI’s School Loop website under the “Documents” tab.

 

This is the LAST week to buy a yearbook! Buy one for $60 this Friday lunch because it is your last chance to buy one for this school year.

 

11th & 12th graders:  This Friday, March 31st there will be no Peralta classes in observance of Caesar Chavez Day.  You will all be expected to attend all of your ASTI classes this Friday.

 

Sportsorama will be held this Friday(3/31) from 1 PM - 3PM in the COA gym! For those new to it, Sportsorama is a fun event where each class competes in sports activities such as capture the flag, basketball, and dancing. This will be the largest class spirit event of the year and the final event of spirit month so make sure to attend wearing your class color! Face paint, dyed hair, and colorful costumes are just examples of what you could use to show class spirit. We also have a poster outside in the quad for song suggestions for the event!

 

April 21st at 1pm to 3pm we will be holding our ASTI's Got Talent show. We are open to many different kinds of hidden talents that you may possess. We will have the signup sheet in the office and around the quad (please write your name(s) and the type of performance.) If you need more info or have any questions you can message Jacob directly. Also don’t forget you can refer to the ASTI Facebook page for our online signup sheet as well as info. All participants in the show will have a popping ice cream and pizza party! So be sure to sign up before the deadline on April 12th as spots are filling up fast!

 

10th graders: Info about the SAT Boot Camp class at ASTI is being emailed to you this week and passed out during Physics later today.  The weeklong SAT course will take place from June 5th through June 9th.  Sign-ups and payment are due next Wednesday, April 5th, and will be collected during Physics.  See the email and copy of the letter for more info.

 

Seniors: See Ms. Jurkovich if you have not already to schedule a mandatory check-in meeting.  You may reply to her email or see her in the office to schedule it in person.

 

Attention AC Transit riders and Laney students! Major service changes beginning on Sunday, March 26 will affect bus service in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. New line 96 will provide an all-day direct connection between College of Alameda and Laney College, eliminating the need for transfers in Downtown Oakland. Line 96 will operate every 30 minutes between Alameda Point and Dimond District, replacing Lines 31 and 11. Beginning March 26, board at the current 19 and 31 bus stop in front of Walgreen's to head to Oakland. In addition, lines 11, 25, 26, 31, and 49 will be discontinued and replaced, and lines 12 and 18 will be changed significantly. See Ken or visit http://www.actransit.org/ac-go-march-2017-service-changes/ for more details.

 

11th graders:  Sign up with your fellow ASTI classmates for the May 6th SAT!  Registration deadline is April 7th.  Register at www.collegeboard.org.   If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Jurkovich for a fee waiver.  All 11th graders should take the SAT for the first time by the May 6th test date this year.

 

Seniors:  When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

 

ASTI's Got Talent Show is on April 21st! This is a chance for students at ASTI to display your various hidden (or not hidden) talents. If you are interested, be sure to sign up on the sign-up sheet in the office, or you can also talk to Jacob for more information. Be sure to sign up quickly because there are limited spots. 

 

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 3/29/17

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ASTI Schoolwide Announcements

 

We are very excited to announce that we are in the final running for a third ribbon to add to our rainbow: we are scheduled for a committee visit from Gold Ribbon on Monday March 27!

This state level recognition replaces CA Distinguished Schools. The half day agenda starts with a staff meet and greet, includes a student interview, tour and classroom visits. There will be a modified schedule on the 27th—details coming soon.

 

Kick Butts Day is today! We are spreading the message to decrease use of tobacco and cigarettes, which involves educating YOU! Drop by Mrs. Pengelly's room at lunch on today to participate in a game of Jeopardy. THE CLASS WHO WINS WILL BE AWARDED 50 EXTRA SPIRIT POINTS for the upcoming Spirit Week! In addition, we will hold a chalk art project on the walkway, so come and write down statistics as well as your personal experiences with tobacco/cigarettes. We'll be handing out prizes.

 

This Friday, from 3:30-5:30 PM, we will be hosting the Tournament of Mad Skillz in Mr. Rod's room. Representatives from your class will be competing in fun games such as Finish the Lyrics and Super Smash Bros to see which class has the most mad skills! To conclude the event, there will also be a fun mystery game to keep reps on their toes. Spirit points will be awarded to classes who win each activity so come cheer for your class! Snacks will be sold in the room so make sure to bring money for food!

 

This Friday is the Speech Contest, buy a Yearbook to find you in it! Grab one this Friday lunch for $60.

Student life and sports photos for Yearbook Committee are due this Sunday, March 19th at 11:59 PM! Send them in now at astiyearbook@gmail.com

Are you excited for SportsORama? Are you also looking to win some Spirit points for your class? Then make sure to send in some talented performers for March 15th, 2017, the class with the most performers will have 25 points added to the spirit meter! Come sign up on the whiteboard in the office!

 

Attention AC Transit riders and Laney students! Major service changes beginning on Sunday, March 26 will affect bus service in Alameda, Oakland and Berkeley. New line 96 will provide an all-day direct connection between College of Alameda and Laney College, eliminating the need for transfers in Downtown Oakland.

 

Line 96 will operate every 30 minutes between Alameda Point and Dimond District, replacing Lines 31 and 11. Beginning March 26, board at the current 19 and 31 bus stop in front of Walgreen's to head to Oakland. In addition, lines 11, 25, 26, 31, and 49 will be discontinued and replaced, and lines 12 and 18 will be changed significantly. See Ken or visit http://www.actransit.org/ac-go-march-2017-service-changes/ for more details.

 

11th graders: Sign up with your fellow ASTI classmates for the May 6th SAT! Registration deadline is April 7th.  Register at www.collegeboard.org.

If you qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch, see Ms. Jurkovich for a fee waiver.

 

All 11th graders should take the SAT for the first time by the May 6th test date this year. Seniors: When you find out you have been admitted to a college, see Ms. Jurkovich in the office to fill out a blue cap to go on the wall in the office!

Seniors: Once you decide where you will be attending college, you need to file your IGETC in order to have your IGETC requirements sent to the UC/CSU you plan to attend. This does not need to be done by March 17th. However, if you would like your name to appear in the COA graduation program as receiving the IGETC certificate, you need to follow the steps emailed to you by March 17th. See Ms. Jurkovich if you have any questions.

 

The Tobacco Use Prevention & Education (TUPE) program’s 2016-2017 Public Service Announcement Contest is up and running! The contest’s theme is “It’s More than Vapor.” Students may submit individually or in a team of up to 4 students. Students may submit a poster, photo, audio, or video. Prizes range from Visa gift cards valued at $25-$100. See Ms. Jurkovich for entry forms and entry requirements. Submissions due to Ms. Jurkovich by Friday, March 24th .

ASTI's Got Talent Show is on April 21st! This is a chance for students at ASTI to display your various hidden (or not hidden) talents. If you are interested, be sure to sign up on the sign-up sheet in the office, or you can also talk to Jacob for more information. Be sure to sign up quickly because there are limited spots.

Seniors: The deadline to petition for your AS/AA degree with a COA counselor is Friday, March 17th . You must see a COA counselor to petition for your degree. It is strongly recommended that you meet with a COA counselor to petition for your degree ASAP. As the deadline approaches, it becomes more difficult to schedule an appointment.

See Resources and Opportunities Page for updates.

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Posted by: Connie Chapman
Published: 3/18/17