Student Week At a Glance (SWAG)

SY 2018-19

December 3-7

Red Flag Days

UPSTAIRS:

Makerspace – coloring, board games, making bracelets, and other fun activities. Please use the stairwell outside for access.

M306 – Wednesdays Movie Room

M106 – Chess & Board Games on Mondays & Wednesdays

8th Grade Hallway – Quiet Reading in the Couch Areas

 

DOWNSTAIRS:

HOP – Table Tennis

Main Gym – Sports Games

Library – Reading

MS Office – Quiet Hang Out space

 

AES students travel to ASIAC events next week

AES middle school students will be participating in second season ASIAC (American Schools in India Activities Conference) events next week.  24 AES middle school students from our AES Badminton and Table Tennis teams will travel from December 6-9 to the American School of Bombay for the ASIAC Badminton and Table Tennis Tournaments. Meanwhile, 32 AES middle school students will participate in the ASIAC Music Festival from Dec. 6-9 at the American International School of Chennai.  All the best to our AES Tigers in these ASIAC events.

 

Community Basketball Tournament – December 10th  

The annual Community Basketball Tournament (3 on 3) will take place on Monday, December 10th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Team roster size is five players (8th grade to adult). All teams must have one female player on the court at all times.  Teams can register their team (team name and players) to icurrey@aes.ac.in.  

 

Krav Maga Self-Defence Class for Middle School and High School students

Krav Maga is an effective and easy-to-learn self-defence system. A special class for middle school students will take place Tuesday and Thursday before school from 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the Wrestling Room of the Gymnasium Building. This course is now running and will run until December 13. The cost of this course is $60.00 (4500 rupee). High School students have the opportunity to join a three session seminar in December. There will be seminars offered on the following Saturdays – December 1, 8, 15 (2 different sessions offered each day from 12:00-15:00 or 15:00-18:00). Mr. Maayan Mulla is the Director of Krav Maga program and can be reached at 92051-00997 or email maayan@kmiakravmaga.com / info@kmiakravmaga.com.  Krav Maga has been running this year in our Elementary IPOP program and has been very popular and successful. Krav Maga Self-Defence will also offer adult self-defence classes through our Adult Learning program. Please talk to Mr. Mulla for more information and to sign up for middle, high or adult classes.   

 

Second Season – MESAC and ASIAC Host Families

All students participating in second season MESAC and ASIAC activities are required to serve as a host family at one of our hosting events this school year.  Upcoming events include:

MESAC Varsity Boys/Girls Basketball – February 7-11

ASIAC Boys/Girls Volleyball and Tennis – March 7-10

MESAC Boys/Girls Badminton – April 18-22

ASIAC Boys/Girls Swimming – May 9-12

Students/Families who have not already hosted or who do not commit to a hosting event will be removed from travel rosters.  To sign-up please click on this link to register.  For information on hosting or questions, please contact Janki Reberio at jreberio@aes.ac.in.

After School Activities Season 2

Activities Calendar update – Season 2 After School Activities starts on Monday, October 15 (not Tuesday, October 16 as mentioned in the Activities calendar)

 

Math Challenges Schedule 2018-19

  • American Scholastic Math Association (ASMA)

What?: 7 questions; 35 min; Calculator allowed

When?:

Contest #3: December 10 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #4: January 21 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #5: February 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #6: March 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

  • MathCounts

What? Math program/ competition series for only Middle School students. The chapter competition is a regional competition with other international schools.

When? School Competition: December 4 (Monday) → Select AES team of 8 students

Chapter Competition: February 8-9 @ ASB, Mumbai → 8 students will travel to Mumbai

State Competition: March 11? (TBD)

 

Library

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November 19-November 21

Red Flag Days

UPSTAIRS:

Makerspace – coloring, board games, making bracelets, and other fun activities. Please use the stairwell outside for access.

M306 – Wednesdays Movie Room

M106 – Chess & Board Games on Mondays & Wednesdays

8th Grade Hallway – Quiet Reading in the Couch Areas

 

DOWNSTAIRS:

HOP – Table Tennis

Main Gym – Sports Games

Library – Reading

MS Office – Quiet Hang Out space

 

 

MESAC Second Season

The second season for MESAC activities is now underway. Final sign up and tryouts for AES students (Grades 8-12) interested in JV & Varsity Basketball, JV & Varsity Soccer, Tennis, Cross-Country, Wrestling will take place next week (November 19-21).  Students who have questions about sign-up or any of the offerings should see the Activities and Athletic office in the Middle School.

 

MESAC/ASIAC teams in local action

The following AES Tiger teams will compete in the next week:

Sat., Nov. 17 (12:30-2:00) MESAC JV Girls Soccer vs. Choma Eagles                    Tiger Turf

Mon. Nov.19 (4:00-6:00) MESAC Varsity Boys Basketball vs. GD Goenka School  Main Gym

Tues. Nov. 20 (4:00-6:00)  AES ASIAC Badminton vs. Adarsh Public School          Main Gym

 

Community Basketball Tournament – December 10th  

The annual Community Basketball Tournament (3 on 3) will take place on Monday, December 10th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Team roster size is five players. All teams must have one female player on the court at all times. Teams can register their team (team name and players) to icurrey@aes.ac.in.  

 

Krav Maga Self-Defence Class for Middle School and High School students

Krav Maga is an effective and easy-to-learn self-defence system. A special class for middle school students will take place Tuesday and Thursday before school from 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the Wrestling Room of the Gymnasium Building. This course is now running and will run until December 13. The cost of this course is $60.00 (4500 rupee). High School students have the opportunity to join a three session seminar in December. There will be seminars offered on the following Saturdays – December 1, 8, 15 (2 different sessions offered each day from 12:00-15:00 or 15:00-18:00).  Mr. Maayan Mulla is the Director of Krav Maga program and can be reached at 92051-00997 or email maayan@kmiakravmaga.com / info@kmiakravmaga.com.  Krav Maga has been running this year in our Elementary IPOP program and has been very popular and successful. Krav Maga Self-Defence will also offer adult self-defence classes through our Adult Learning program. Please talk to Mr. Mulla for more information and to sign up for middle, high or adult classes.   

 

After School Activities Season 2:

Activities Calendar update – Season 2 After School Activities starts on Monday, October 15 (not Tuesday, October 16 as mentioned in the Activities calendar)

 

WOW photo folders

Grade 8 Chaperone photos(view only)

Grade 7 Chaperone photos(view only)

Grade 6 Chaperone photos(view only)

Delhi and Around Chaperone photos(view only)

Grade 6 student photos(add and edit)

Grade 7 student photos(add and edit)

Grade 8 student photos(add an edit)

Delhi and Around Student photos(add and edit)

 

Cross Country

Cross country is a super fun sport where both girls and boys run a 5km race across different terrains. In cross country we encourage people of all fitness levels to come out and run with us every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after school.This year, cross country is taking 8 girls and 8 boys to Abu Dhabi this year to compete with four other MESAC schools, so if you want to be part of the traveling team, please come and try out. Last year our boys team came overall third and our girls came overall fourth. We really want people to give cross country a try so that they can feel just as passionate about it as we do. The first practice is the Monday back from fall break.

 

Math Challenges Schedule 2018-19

  • American Scholastic Math Association (ASMA)

What?: 7 questions; 35 min; Calculator allowed

When?:

Contest #3: December 10 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #4: January 21 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #5: February 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #6: March 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

  • MathCounts

What? Math program/ competition series for only Middle School students. The chapter competition is a regional competition with other international schools.

When? School Competition: December 4 (Monday) → Select AES team of 8 students

Chapter Competition: February 8-9 @ ASB, Mumbai → 8 students will travel to Mumbai

State Competition: March 11? (TBD)

October 29-November 2

After School Activities Season 2:

Activities Calendar update – Season 2 After School Activities starts on Monday, October 15 (not Tuesday, October 16 as mentioned in the Activities calendar)

 

Math Challenges Schedule 2018-19

  • American Scholastic Math Association (ASMA)

What?: 7 questions; 35 min; Calculator allowed

When?:

Contest #2: November 12 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #3: December 10 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #4: January 21 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #5: February 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #6: March 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

  • American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC8)

What? 25 questions; 40 min; No Calculator

When? November 13 (Tuesday) 3:50-4:30pm

  • MathCounts

What? Math program/ competition series for only Middle School students. The chapter competition is a regional competition with other international schools.

When? School Competition: December 4 (Monday) → Select AES team of 8 students

Chapter Competition: February 8-9 @ ASB, Mumbai → 8 students will travel to Mumbai

State Competition: March 11? (TBD)

 

ASMA Math Competition #2- Nov 12 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

It has 7 questions, and you will have 35 min.  Please bring your own calculator and pencils. If you are interested, please sign up here!

October 15-19

WOW Dress Up Day – Tuesday, October 16

Wear your outdoor clothing and gear to school on this day!

 

Water bottles for WOW

 

After School Activities Season 2:

Activities Calendar update – Season 2 After School Activities starts on Monday, October 15 (not Tuesday, October 16 as mentioned in the Activities calendar)

 

ASIAC Badminton

The 2018-19 season begins on Tuesday October 16 in the Main Gym, in preparation for the ASIAC (Chennai, Bombay and Delhi school league). Badminton Tournament, to be held at Mumbai, Dec 7th and Dec 8th. Try outs will be on Oct 16th and 18th. We hope Badminton will be a challenging and rewarding experience for you. The team will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45-5:45 and Saturdays 8:00-10:00. First try out will be from 3:45- 5:00. We look forward to an exciting season. See you there.

 

Recycling initative: OneStepGreener NGO

OneStepGreener, NGO, had a brief interaction with MS students on Monday, 8th October about reducing and redirecting the waste Delhi generates. They educate and spread awareness to segregate, compost and recycle house waste (glass, metal, paper, plastic, cardboard and e-waste). OneStepGreener offers door-to-door pickup in Vasant Vihar, Shanti Niketan, Anand Niketan and West End presently, and looking forward to expand to other areas. The waste collected is weighed and paid for, ensuring that it is responsibly recycled and does not end up in a landfill. One of their another initiative is to plant 1,000,000 trees in Delhi. Any student/resident leaders who can take volunteer the initiative in their areas please sign up here or support by donating. For more information, please email or visit their website. You may also follow them on Facebook.

 

ASIAC Quarter 2 Sign-up for Badminton, Table Tennis and Music Festival

The second quarter of ASIAC middle school athletics and activities begins Tuesday, October 16.  This second quarter, middle school students can sign-up for Badminton, Tennis or the ASIAC Music Festival (Band and Choir).  Students/parents can register now for ASIAC activities using the powerschool account of the parent. The registration period runs from October 8 – 29.  In our ASIAC activities, all students wanting to participate are encouraged to attend and develop skills, leadership and have fun with their peers. Near the end of the season, a team is selected to represent AES in December at the ASIAC Badminton/Table Tennis tournament in Mumbai and the Music Festival group will travel to Chennai to take part in the ASIAC Music Festival.

 

ASA Q2: After School Activities

The second quarter ASAs start Monday, October 15. To find out more about the activities, check out the ASA season 2 brochure.

 

ASMA Math Competition #1- Oct 8 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

It has 6 questions, and you will have 35 min. If you are interested, please talk to Mr. Fumi in M103.

Math Challenges Schedule 2018-19

 

  • American Scholastic Math Association (ASMA)

What?: 6 questions; 35 min; Calculator allowed

When?:

Contest #2: November 12 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #3: December 10 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #4: January 21 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #5: February 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

Contest #6: March 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

  • American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC8)

What? 25 questions; 40 min; No Calculator

When? November 13 (Tuesday) 3:50-4:30pm

  • MathCounts

What? Math program/ competition series for only Middle School students. The chapter competition is a regional competition with other international schools.

When? School Competition: December 4 (Monday) → Select AES team of 8 students

Chapter Competition: February 8-9 @ ASB, Mumbai → 8 students will travel to Mumbai

State Competition: March 11? (TBD)

 

From Ms. Niedzwiecki:

Please see my email for the MS play info for the SWAG, thanks!

 

American Math Contest 8

Please sign up by October 19 if you are interested. (https://goo.gl/forms/J8RxTS4BxXlghVSO2)

 

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. The sample questions are found here: https://www.maa.org/sites/default/files/2016_AMC8_PracticeProblems.pdf.

 

*The date of the contest is assigned by the central office of Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and I cannot change the date. Therefore, please coordinate your parents, coach or advisor if you have ASA or ASIAC practices on Tuesday.

 

iPad Case Care

Please note that the iPad keyboard cases are NOT meant to be spun around on the axis or opened other than ONE way. Please be GENTLE with the keyboard cases. They are your responsibility to keep safe and in working order. iPads should not be removed from their case, if needed, please report to the tech office and they will help you.

October 8-12

WOW Mela – Monday, October 8 in the HOP / 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Don’t forget to come to the WOW Mela on Monday, October 8th from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Hall of Peace (HOP) to shop for any additional items on the packing list.

 

From the MS Library – Kool Skool Book Fair

October 10, 11, 12 Outside the Breezeway

There are two great opportunities this week to purchase books! On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, you can buy new books at the Kool Skool book fair between the library and the HS building. You can also stop by the Harkness Room and buy used books for 100 rupees each. It would be great if you bought a book this week to bring with you on your WoW trip.

 

WOW Information for Grade 7 Students

If you have not turned in your zipline waiver, please do so latest by Monday, October 8.  Here is the link for the form.

 

ASIAC Soccer Tournament

40 AES Middle School students and five AES coaches will travel next Thursday, October 11th to the American International School of Chennai for the ASIAC Boys and Girls Soccer Tournament.  AES will enter two teams each for the boys and girls tournaments. Congratulations to all student athletes and coaches on a great season. The teams are well prepared and very talented as they finish their season at this important international school athletic event.  

 

ASIAC Quarter 2 Sign-up for Badminton, Table Tennis and Music Festival

The second quarter of ASIAC middle school athletics and activities begins Tuesday, October 16.  This second quarter, middle school students can sign-up for Badminton, Tennis or the ASIAC Music Festival (Band and Choir).  Students/parents can register starting Monday, October 8th for ASIAC activities using the powerschool account of the parent. The registration period runs from October 8 – 29.  In our ASIAC activities, all students wanting to participate are encouraged to attend and develop skills, leadership and have fun with their peers. Near the end of the season, a team is selected to represent AES in December at the ASIAC Badminton/Table Tennis tournament in Mumbai and the Music Festival group will travel to Chennai to take part in the ASIAC Music Festival.

 

ASA Q2: After School Activities

The second quarter ASAs start Monday, October 15. To find out more about the activities, check out the ASA season 2 brochure.

 

ASMA Math Competition #1- Oct 8 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
It has 6 questions, and you will have 35 min.  If you are interested, please talk to Mr. Fumi at M103.

Math Challenges Schedule 2018-19

  • American Scholastic Math Association (ASMA)

What?: 6 questions; 35 min; Calculator allowed
When?:
Contest #1:  October 8 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #2:  November 12 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #3:  December 13 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #4:  January 14 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #5:  February 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #6:  March 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

  • American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC8)
    What? 25 questions; 40 min; No Calculator
    When? November 13 (Tuesday) 3:50-4:30pm

  • MathCounts
    What? Math program/ competition series for only Middle School students.  The chapter competition is a regional competition with other international schools.
    When? School Competition: December 4 (Monday) → Select AES team of 8 students
    Chapter Competition: February 8-9 @ Mumbai → 8 students will travel to Mumbai
    State Competition: March 11? (TBD)

 

iPad Case Care

Please note that the iPad keyboard cases are NOT meant to be spun around on the axis or opened other than ONE way. Please be GENTLE with the keyboard cases. They are your responsibility to keep safe and in working order. iPads should not be removed from their case, if needed, please report to the tech office and they will help you.

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Gandhi’s Birthday Week

Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869. He is considered as a spiritual leader and a peace activist within India. He introduced Satyagraha, which means resistance to the oppressive rule through mass civil disobedience and nonviolence. He also inspired several leaders across the globe because of his philosophy of being inclusive, treating others with dignity, empathy and kindness. He was very popular among masses of India and is still fondly remembered for all the contributions he made during India’s independence struggle. The theme for Banned Books Week is “Banning Books Silences Stories.” Stop by the library this week to have a photo taken with a frequently challenged book that we can add to our Banned Books Week slideshow. He was given a title of “Mahatma” and “Father of the Nation” for his selfless commitment towards the masses of India.

We are organising a few activities during for the students in middle school to commemorate Gandhi’s Birthday celebration from 3rd – 5th Oct

 

      Activities during lunch

  • Wednesday, October 3 – Kahoot about Gandhi’s life in M104

  • Thursday, October 4 – Gandhi Movie in MS Studio

  • Friday, October 5 – Arts & Crafts in the Makerspace

 

Friday Night Lights – October 5

Come join the AES Tiger spirit next Friday, October 5th for our annual Friday Night Lights on campus.  From 4:00-7:00, our AES teams will be in action around the campus (Click here for the complete schedule). Come see our high school MESAC swimmers, MESAC volleyball players and Middle School Soccer teams in game action against local teams. In addition, there will be demonstrations from our MESAC Academic Games team, MESAC Golf team, Taekwondo, and musical performances from our talented musicians. Mixing in with the fun will be a BBQ and tasty treats from AES Food Service, the PSA Tiger Spirit Cart and information from Prohealth Asia Physiotherapy and Rehab Centre.

 

Fall Fiesta – October 6

Our biggest community event of the year is on Saturday, October 6 from 5:00-8:00 PM on the Tiger Turf. It is an opportunity for students, parents, teachers and other members of the community to get together, eat delicious food, dress-up for Halloween (even though it is early October), play games, listen to music, and win fantastic raffle prizes! The Fall Fiesta is the fundraising opportunity for important organizations like the High School Service Council and other student-run service clubs. You should definitely come to enjoy all that Fiesta has to offer and support the amazing student organizations at AES. Ticket sales are located outside the Tiger’s Den.

 

From the MS Library

The theme for Banned Books Week is “Banning Books Silences Stories.” Stop by the library this week to have a photo taken with a frequently challenged book that we can add to our Banned Books Week slideshow.

 

ASMA Math Competition #1- Oct 8 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
It has 6 questions, and you will have 35 min.  If you are interested, please talk to Mr. Fumi at M103.

Math Challenges Schedule 2018-19

  • American Scholastic Math Association (ASMA)

What?: 6 questions; 35 min; Calculator allowed
When?:
Contest #1:  October 8 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #2:  November 12 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #3:  December 13 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #4:  January 14 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #5:  February 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm
Contest #6:  March 4 (Monday) 3:50-4:25pm

  • American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC8)
    What? 25 questions; 40 min; No Calculator
    When? November 13 (Tuesday) 3:50-4:30pm

  • MathCounts
    What? Math program/ competition series for only Middle School students.  The chapter competition is a regional competition with other international schools.
    When? School Competition: December 4 (Monday) → Select AES team of 8 students
    Chapter Competition: February 8-9 @ Mumbai → 8 students will travel to Mumbai
    State Competition: March 11? (TBD)

 

iPad Case Care

Please note that the iPad keyboard cases are NOT meant to be spun around on the axis or opened other than ONE way. Please be GENTLE with the keyboard cases. They are your responsibility to keep safe and in working order. iPads should not be removed from their case, if needed, please report to the tech office and they will help you.

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MS Parent Teacher Conferences

Following is a timing guideline which you may find helpful: below.

  • Total time is 8 minutes. (Note: Humanities is 16 min, so timing is doubled)

4 minutes: student presents

4 minutes: parents and teacher comment, ask clarifying questions, etc.

 

Following are our conference beliefs and expectations:

We believe that…

  • conferences are an opportunity for parents, students and teachers to come together

  • student involvement is important; students actively participate/facilitate/lead in discussing their learning

  • students should reflect on their learning and be able to share with parents and teachers

  • conferences are an opportunity for teachers to provide insight into student learning – academic content and learning habits – exploring room for future growth

  • it is important for parents to hear their child talk about his/her learning – standards or learning habits that have been challenging, and that the child felt proud about the challenge and that they felt they showed great growth

 

MS Play Audition Information

It’s finally time for drama to go into high gear with auditions for the first semester MS play! Auditions for “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” will be on Thursday, October 4th and Friday, October 5th from 3:45-5:00 in the MS Studio.

If you are interested in auditioning for the play or for helping out backstage, please fill in the auditions and backstage sign-up sheet. On the sign-up sheet, there are also links for more info about the play, audition scenes and cast list, and one additional form you must submit.

If you have any questions, drop by to see Ms. Niedzwiecki in M208.

 

From Ms. Gamette

A gentle reminder to arrive on time to your classes each day.

 

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MAP Testing: September 17, 18 & 20

Please note that we will be running a special schedule on 17, 18 & 20. If you miss a day, plan to come in for make-ups, which will be conducted on Friday, September 21. Be sure you come to school with a fully charged iPad each day. Remember to bring a book to read in case you finish before the end of the testing period. Please note: students will not be permitted to use their iPads once they have completed the test.

Peace Week

We will be celebrating PEACE in the Middle School this week! This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, so you will be spending assembly and advisory time this week learning about what human rights are and taking a close look at this important document that was created in order to protect those rights. We are fortunate to be welcoming New Zealand High Commissioner, Joanna Kempkers, to our kickoff assembly on Monday. She will be speaking with us about human rights in the work she does as a diplomat. Your teachers are all very excited about exploring this important and compelling topic with you. There will be a Kahoot at the end, so get ready to show off everything you’ve learned through the week! And WEAR WHITE ON FRIDAY!

WOW

Student information forms are due on September 19 by 5:00 pm in the MS Office. Please read through all of the information in the packet with your parents. Complete the information that is requested and make sure that you turn this in on time. This helps us to plan and prepare for this trip so that it is a positive experience for everyone.

Free Drama Workshop on Friday, September 21

Do you love drama? Are you thinking of auditioning for the MS plays this year? Do you want to have fun learning new skills and working as an ensemble? Join us for a special free drama workshop on Friday, September 21st from 3:45-5:00. The workshop will be led by our guest artist, Mark Hill, who will be working with MS and HS drama and dance students all week long. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity! To sign up, please fill in your full name and grade on the sign up form linked here. If you have any questions, please speak to Ms. Niedzwiecki in M208.

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