Elementary Principal’s Blog
August 19 Blog Post
Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

Dear Parents,

Welcome to our first 22-23 school year blog. I am so excited to be back at ISY. Welcome to all our new families.

It is wonderful to have welcomed all our students back on campus this week. We have been concentrating on reconnecting this week, and the students have all settled back in well.   This blog will be sent out every Friday during school weeks. The blog will give you important information on what is happening in the Elementary School and upcoming events; I encourage you to read it each week.

We look forward to a wonderful school year!

First Day Photos


Our Back to School event will be on the 7th of September from 5:30 to 6:45 PM. We hope to see you all there. This will be a chance for teachers to share information about the grade and for us all to get to know each other. See the schedule below:

Time Description
5:30 to 5:45 Welcome in the Gym by Dr Hedger
5:45 to 6:00 Enjoy tea and coffee and meet specialist teachers (Art, Music, World Languages, Physical Education, Counsellor/Life Skills who will be in the Gym 
6:00-6:30 Grade Level meetings
6:30 to 6:45 Parents may revisit the Gym to meet specialist teachers
6:45 End of Back to School Night

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On September 1st at 8:45 am in the Cafeteria we will be having a meeting to talk to parents about the ISY Parent Association.  The involvement of parents on the ISY campus plays a major role in the success of school events, teacher appreciation, and community building. The Parent Association is made up of a parent board to provide leadership and then a series of committees to lead parent involvement in a number of areas.  These include our International Day event and other events, a ‘connecting parents’ group, a group that awards Service learning Grants and a group for teacher appreciation at the end of the year.  If you would like to know more about the Parent Association, please reach out to me (*Secondary or  *Elementary) School offices (insert email).


I am so thrilled to return to Yangon and be back on campus! As many of you know, I was unable to return to Yangon this past year but continued my work virtually.  This past week has been a pleasure to see how the students have grown and to welcome them back to a new school year.

As the PreK-Grade 6 counselor, I am happy to serve ISY families in a variety of ways including:

  • Individual counseling for students
  • Family support counseling
  • Social-emotional & Academic support
  • Life Skills, Advisory and Health Teacher
  • Teacher support and consultation
  • Child Protection Liaison
  • Elementary student council advisor
  • Elementary service learning coordinator

Please reach out to me at escounselor@isyedu.org with any questions or concerns. 


Look out for the after-school activities sign-up that was emailed today. Activities are available in the 1st quarter for Grades 1-5.


29th August – After School Activities begin for those who have signed up

1st September – Parent Association Meeting 8:45 AM

7th September – Back to School Night 5:30 PM