Elementary Principal’s Blog

February 9th
Blog Post

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

Dear all,

This week, we celebrated Lunar New Year with a special assembly for the whole school; thank you to our Parent Association and all the parents involved for their work in helping make this special event happen. The parent dance was a highlight. The event was truly spectacular. Photos will be coming soon on Facebook. 

This weekend is a long weekend; on Monday, there is no school, and we will see you all again on Tuesday.

The following weekend is the Family Fun Fair, which is always a great event. There will be loads to do, with games, a bouncy castle, a Ferris wheel, food, and much more.

Next week is the Grade 5 Chinthe Expedition to Bago. We look forward to having a wonderful adventure and for creating opportunities for the students to collaborate, learn and have fun.

Take care,

Ms. Sheppard

 

    FUNDRAISING GALA

    The 5th Annual ISY Fundraising Gala is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the PARKROYAL Hotel Yangon and will be in their Yadanar Ballroom starting from 6:00 pm. The theme will be The Garden of Hope. The Gala supports and links to ISY’s strategic theme of Sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please see this linked sponsorship document with the sponsorship packages and form. Any questions regarding sponsorship should be directed towards our Advancement Associate, May Su Yadana Bo (mbo@isyedu.org) or +95 9 880 441 040, +95 9 964 210 248. You can also see further details about ticket purchases for the event on our ISY Gala webpage and Facebook Event page.

    Grade 2 in Art Today

    Chinthe Cubs

    For 2024-25, we will be offering a 3-year-old program. The current 4-year-old program and the new 3-year-old program will be called Chinthe Cubs. Please complete this sign-up form to register your interest in finding out more information about the new Chinthe Cubs classes. As a reminder, admissions for the next academic year, 2024-25, will be accepted from 15th February 2024. The information session has been completed, but you can get information at any time by contacting our ISY Admissions Office.

    Dates to Remember

    12th February – No School (Union Day)

    14th/15th February – Chinthe Cubs Expedition (Grade 5)

    17th February – Family Fun Fair

    19th February – Early Finish – 11:30 AM

    25th March – No School (Tabaung Holiday)

    30th March – Annual Gala – 6 PM

    Working Memory: Another Executive Functioning Skill to Support Your Child’s Success

    This week we are discussing the executive functioning skill of working memory.  Working memory is the ability to maintain or hold information in the brain while using that information to perform a task.  We use this skill every day in life, for example, remembering your shopping list, asking for directions and remembering the steps in order to get there, learning the name of someone new and keeping it in mind throughout the conversation. Strong working memory skills can help your child be more efficient and accomplish tasks quicker.  You can support your child develop working memory skills by:

    • Playing memorization games like memory or concentration.  Children have to remember where specific images or cards are in order to be successful in the game.
    • Allow your child to teach you skills, like how to dribble a basketball or play a video game.
    • Play card games like UNO, Go Fish or Crazy Eights.  Children need to remember the rules, know their cards and play appropriately.  All working memory skills.
    • Encourage active reading.  When listening or reading a story, have your child draw a mental image of what is happening.  Keeping character and plot sequence in order can assist in developing working memory.
    • Chunk up multiple step directions. Long sequences are hard for anyone to remember, provide & have your child complete 2-3 steps before delivering more the last 3 steps.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please reachout to me at escounselor@isyedu.org.  I am happy to serve the ISY community.

    The International School Yangon
    20 Shwe Taungyar Street
    Bahan Township
    Yangon, Myanmar

    +95 (0) 9 880 441 040

    office@isyedu.org

    FUNDRAISING GALA

    The 5th Annual ISY Fundraising Gala is scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at the PARKROYAL Hotel Yangon and will be in their Yadanar Ballroom starting from 6:00 pm. The theme will be The Garden of Hope. The Gala supports and links to ISY’s strategic theme of Sustainability. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please see this linked sponsorship document with the sponsorship packages and form. Any questions regarding sponsorship should be directed towards our Advancement Associate, May Su Yadana Bo (mbo@isyedu.org) or +95 9 880 441 040, +95 9 964 210 248. You can also see further details about ticket purchases for the event on our ISY Gala webpage and Facebook Event page.