Invitation to National Mother's Day Celebrations (on August 9, 2019)

Dear ASB Sukhumvit Campus Families,

August 12 is a special day in Thailand. The day is a national holiday in observance of the birthday of Her Majesty, Queen Sirikit Kitiyakon, the Queen mother of Thailand. She is regarded as a mother to all Thai people, so her birthday is also designated as Thailand’s National Mother's Day. The American School of Bangkok will be celebrating this event on Friday, August 9th, 2019 in the school auditorium. The schedule of the day is as follows:

Session 1:    For Grade 1 - 5 students          Time: 7:35 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
7:35 -7:40 a.m.            Grade 1 - 5 students / parents go to the auditorium
7:45 a.m.                     Welcome from ASB Director
                                    National Mother’s Day ceremony to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Thailand
7:50 a.m.                     ASB Video Presentation about Mother’s Day
7:55 a.m.                     Speech by ASB Student Representative
8:00 a.m.                     Speech by ASB Mother Representative
8:05 a.m.                     Students present flowers to their mothers or attending family member
8:25 a.m.                     End of ceremony / Grades 1 – 5 students return to classrooms

Session 2:  For Grade 6-12 students          Time: 8:30 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
8:30 – 8:35 a.m.          Middle and High School students / parents go to the school auditorium
8:35 a.m.                    Welcome from ASB Director
​                                    National Mother’s Day ceremony to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen Mother of Thailand
8:40 a.m.                     ASB Video Presentation about Mother’s Day
8:45 a.m.                     Speech by ASB Student Representative
8:50 a.m.                     Speech by ASB Mother Representative
8:55 a.m.                     Students present flowers to their mothers or attending family member
9:05 a.m.                     End of Ceremony / Grades 6 - 12 students go to break.

Session 3:  For Nursery and Kindergarten Students          Time:  9:15 a.m. onwards
**Another letter outlining specific activities for the Nursery and Kindergarten families will be sent to parents.

We request students to bring from home, Thai floral garlands of their choice, or cards to present to their mothers or to attending family member on the day. Thai floral garlands are available for purchase in local flower shops or supermarkets. Families who want their photos to be included in the Mother’s Day video presentation are also asked to submit their photos (mother and child) directly to mhizo@asb.ac.th . Please also note that in order to accommodate celebrations for all of the above sessions in a timely manner, the school photographer will only be taking group photos and not individual ones on the day.  If you are attending the event, kindly fill out the form below and submit it to your child’s homeroom teacher or to the Principal’s office by Wednesday, August 7th, 2019.  We look forward to seeing you on this very special day!

Sincerely,

The ASB Sukhumvit Campus Leadership Team