ISY Elementary Blog
Elementary Update – November 3rd
Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal
My apologies for the late blog post this week. I have been at a conference all week and have just returned. The conference was the EARCOS Leadership Conference. This coming week we have Linda Henke a Reggio Emilia Early Years expert in school all week working with our early years teams. We also have our school architect, Alan Higgs with us for three days. He will be meeting with students in Grade 3,4 and 5, teachers, the Board and parents. The 11th and 12th will be a holiday for students, the faculty will be attending Adaptive Schools training. There is important information on progress reports and the upcoming parent conferences in this blog.
Our first new Progress Reports will be going home on the 8th of November. Please see the attachment for a guide on the new reports.
Parent conferences will take place all day on the 21st of November. Sign up will go out the week before. Meetings are 15 minutes long. They start at 9:00 am and finish at 5:30 PM. Specialist teachers are available on that day in the Cafeteria for drop in meetings. We look forward to seeing you all at the conferences.
REGGIO SPECIALIST – Linda Henke
You are invited to attend a session with our visiting specialist, Linda Henke from 8:00 to 8:30 on November the 6th. This will be a session on Reggio Emilia early years practices. See the invitation below.
Thank you to our amazing Parent Association for a wonderful Halloween event last Thursday. All activities were enjoyed by all. Thank you also to our teachers for their support.
DATES TO REMEMBER
5th November – 5:30 PM Alan Higgs Presentation, Cafeteria
6th November – 8:00-8:30 Linda Henke, Reggio presentation, Learning Commons
8th November – Progress Reports go home
8th November – ASA Session 1 ends
11th/12th November – No School (teachers will be participating in professional development)
16th November – Family Fun Fair
21st November – Full Dy of Parent Conferences (no school)
28/29th November – Thanksgiving Holiday
7th December – UWS Sports-a-thon Fundraising Event
Grade 5 students sharing their bibliographers
Previous Elementary School Posts
Another busy week here in the Elementary School. Busy with professional development. with Linda Henke working with our early years teachers/teaching assistants on Reggio Emilia and coming up over the next few days we have Adaptive Schools training.
This weeks news about the Literacy event, a Mangrove talk and prep for Halloween among some other great initiatives in the Elementary School.
Thank you to all the parents who helped some of our classes celebrate the Thadingyut Light Festival. This post has news of upcoming events after the holiday
Dear all, Another busy week here in the Elementary School. This week Grade 5 went on a field trip, we had a Math evening for parents and PreK parents organized a celebration for the upcoming special Thidingyut Celebration.
The teachers enjoyed the Compassion Conference on Friday. They were able to learn not only new ideas but be inspired by our keynote speaker, Wilma Derksen. I hope that many of you were also able to attend Wilma’s parent talk this week.
This week on Wednesday I visited the ISY Nay Pyi Taw campus where there are lots of fabulous things happening.
At ISY we continue enjoying our learning.
The International School Yangon
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