ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary School Blog August 30

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

August 30, 2019

Dear Parents,

Thank you for the great turn out at the Back to School event this week. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to join us. A good home and school connection is so important for student learning. We want to continue to ensure positive relationships and opportunities to connect with all our families.

Ms. Sandy Sheppard

“We have to reinvent the wheel every once in a while, not because we need a lot of wheels; but because we need a lot of inventors”

Bruce Joyce, Educator

The Kelso Choice Wheel

We support our students at recess time by encouraging them to use KELSO Choices.



Monday is a holiday, we will see you back at school on Tuesday the 3rd of September.

Office Numbers

The Elementary School office contact numbers are as follows: 512793, 512794, 512795, 539447, 539448. We have two secretaries – Ms Delphine and Ms Esther to assist you.

Lost Property

Lost property has been relocated to shelving in the school basement level. It can be accessed through the middle steps in Block A. Daily lost property is kept in a container outside the ES Office for one day before being moved.



This year the Elementary School will report student progress each quarter as follows:

Quarter 1 – progress reports/parent conferences

Quarter 2 – report cards

Quarter 3 – progress reports/parent conferences

Quarter 4 – report cards/student led conferences

We hope you find the frequent communication on student progress informative.

Dates to Remember

2nd September – No School

2nd September – ISY Nay Pyi Taw Open House

20th September – Half day of school (11:30 finish Prek/KG and 11:45 finish Grade 1-5)

Previous Elementary School Posts

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 8th

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Elementary Blog, November 3, 2019

Elementary Blog, November 3, 2019

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.

ES October 4th 2019

ES October 4th 2019

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Elementary Update September 27

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