Elementary Principal’s Blog

November 24th
Blog Post

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

 

Dear all,

Thank you to our wonderful ISY community for your attendance at International Day. It was fantastic to see such a large turnout at this annual event. Thank you to our Parent Association for hosting the event, to our families who had Country Booths, and to all our wonderful performers at the Cultural Show. See some photos below as well as a link to a short youtube video with highlights.

The next event is the Holiday Bazaar, this is an event for parents that includes opportunities to purchase holiday items and to watch short performances from our Elementary School students. We hope to see you all there.

Enjoy the long weekend and we will see you on Tuesday. 

Ms Sheppard

HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Our next big event is our annual Holiday Bazaar. This year the event is bigger than ever before. Please come along between 12:30 and 3:00 PM on the 6th of December. At the event, you can buy items from outside vendors, student-made items, popcorn, books, clothing, and games sale. All the money from the student tables goes towards the Chinthe Fund. There will also be performances from the Elementary School Students. Come join in the holiday fun; we hope to see you there.

 

See a link to a video about the Bazaar here from our Chinthe Cubs.

 

Some photos from International Day 2023.

INTERNATIONAL DAY VIDEO

To watch a short video of the celebrations, go to this youtube link

Dates to Remember

30th November – Family Afternoon of Poetry – 2:45 – 4:00 (see this blog to sign up to attend)

24th – December 1st – Poet visit to school

27th November – No School

6th December – Holiday Bazaar 

15th December – Last day of school – December Break starts

THE HOLIDAY BAZAAR WILL BE ON DECEMBER 6. WE WILL BE RAISING MONEY THROUGH VARIOUS STUDENT ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHINTHE FUND.

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED.

 

 

 

CELEBRATING STUDENTS

The Pride of the Principal awards for this week, along with students that have finished the first row of their Monday Math challenge card. Congratulations to all!

SIGN UP FOR FAMILY POETRY AFTERNOON

Sign up for the special Family event with our visiting poets here

See more information on this event below.

PERFORMANCE POETS VISIT

ISY Welcomes Performance Poets Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger (November 24 – December 1)

ISY’s visiting authors started off their five-day extravaganza today with awesome live poetry performances for each division of the school. They’ll be bringing that writing magic to our classrooms next week when they lead poetry workshops for all students. Parents are welcome to join in the fun as well by attending Family Poetry Afternoon on November 30th. Please look for the flyer from the Elementary Office in order to sign up. Want to have one of their books personally autographed? Bring 30,000 MMK to the library during school hours – limited copies available.

POET’S VISIT

ISY will be hosting these wonderful poets at our school. They will be working with students and teachers. See this wonderful opportunity to attend a family event. We would love you to come along. 

Executive Functioning Skill #2: Organization

 

This week, we continue with our exploration of executive functioning skills and examine organization.  Organization is the skill of creating and managing a system to keep track of your plans and materials.  The skill of organization can take advantage of a wide range of systems, applications or methodologies but the key is designing or selecting the most appropriate tools for an individual’s needs.  So whether your child likes color coded notebooks, electronic apps or pen and paper planners, it really doesn’t matter as long as it’s a system they will and can use regularly.  Proper organization can reduce stress and help us stay focused.  Here are a few items of how you can support your child in developing planning skills by:

  • Have your child regularly clear their own room.  This will demonstrate the value of everything having a specific place.
  • Have a specific place for your child to put their school belongings.  The reliable location will help with morning departure and reduce stress.
  • Use a family calendar to mark the week’s events.  Pick a day of the week to sit with your family and complete the week’s activities.  Children feel a sense of security when they can anticipate the family’s movements
  • Discuss with your child how you stay organized.  Demonstrate the apps or methods that keep you on track throughout the week.

If you notice your child is struggling to use the skill of organization, feel free to reach out to Ms. Patty for support at escounselor@isyedu.org 

 

CHINTHE CUBS

Chinthe Cubs

In this latest video created, filmed and produced by Chinthe Cubs members, Ms. Laura Magers is interviewed.  Ms. Magers, one of our ISY 3rd grade teachers, shared her thoughts about being a part of 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.