Athletics & Community Blog

Athletics Blog – Community Education

Lisa Isom, Athletics Director

The philosophy of ISY is to be both a school and a community center for its families and faculty. By offering activities and courses for adults, we are aligning with ISY’s vision of developing lifelong learners.  With that in mind, we are excited to announce a few opportunities for Community Education this fall.

Parent Book Club

Parents are invited to join the ES and MS counselors for a Book Club starting Monday, October 21st. Participants will be reading “Unconditional Parenting” by Alfie Kohn. Alfie writes about ways of rethinking parenting and presents several alternative approaches for interacting with and responding to children. Even if English is not your first or second language, you are welcome to join this group and listen to the discussions.  

This club is intended to be educational, supportive, self-reflective, and fun! We will discuss the challenges you face as parents, how our own behaviors might be affecting our relationships, and alternative strategies for addressing challenging situations with your children. Book Club will run for a total of 8 weeks and registration will open in PowerSchool on Monday, September 9th. Class will take place the Learning Commons, 3rd Floor SAS Building from 8:30-10:00am.

Please download a digital version or purchase your own hard copy for book club. For more information, Patty (escounselor@isyedu.org) in the ES or Ron (rfast@isyedu.org) in the MS.

Burmese Language Classes:

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 5-6PM or 6-7PM
  • Instructor: Phyo Thuzar Aung
  • Location: Room 407W
  • Cost $100 for 10 classes

Burmese Language classes for beginners will start Wednesday, September 11th.  Class size is limited to five students so that more individualized attention can be given to each participant.  Classes are offered from 5-6pm and 6-7pm. Please choose the time you would like to enroll.

Registration for this class will open in PowerSchool on Monday, September 9th.  Please pay for the entire session at the ISY business office prior to the first class.  $100 for 10 sessions.

DROP-IN CLASSES:

Yoga Class

  • Day: Tuesday/Friday
  • Time: 9-10AM*
  • Instructor: Patricia Corell
  • Location: 200W
  • Cost: $50 for 5 classes

Yoga is a great way to start the day!   Drop off your children at school, have a tea or coffee, then come to the SAS building for an invigorating yoga class.  The fee is $50 for five classes, payable directly to the instructor. *Classes will occasionally run for 75- or 90-minutes.  Please sign up here if you plan to attend YOGA CLASS so that we can communicate with you directly moving forward. Classes begin Tuesday, September 10th. Please bring your own mat and a water bottle.

Zumba Class

  • Day: Monday/Thursday
  • Time: 9-10AM
  • Instructor:
  • Location: 200W
  • Cost: $5/class

NEW to ISY – Zumba classes for all abilities!  If you haven’t ever tried Zumba or you’ve been doing it for years, we welcome you to join us for an energizing class on Mondays and Thursdays, beginning September 9th. Drop-in fee is $5 per class and can be paid directly to the instructor on the day or in advance for multiple sessions.  Please sign up here if you plan to attend ZUMBA CLASS so that we can communicate with you directly moving forward. Please bring a water bottle.

Friday Afternoon Yoga

  • Day: Friday
  • Time: 4:15-5:15PM
  • Instructors: Regina Woodard and Imogene North
  • Location: A304
  • Cost: $10/class

Friday afternoon yoga is a great way to unwind after a busy week!  Sessions will take place from September 13 to October 11. All five sessions ($50) must be paid at the first session directly to the instructor. This class is limited to 12 participants.  Please sign up here if you plan to attend YOGA CLASS so that we can communicate with you directly moving forward. Please bring your own mat and a water bottle.

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