ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary School Blog – August 16

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

16 August 2019

Welcome back everyone to the new school year.

It is wonderful to have your children back with us at school, we missed them. This blog will be sent out each Friday and will contain important information and dates, as well as reminders. I hope you take the opportunity to read it each week.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Community Coffee Morning, it was lovely to catch up with so many of you.

I hope you have seen our new playground. The children are certainly enjoying exploring all the new equipment. We will be adding things to the playground over the coming months e.g. items for our spare parts area, in-ground trampolines and toys for our new Mud Kitchen. 

We are all looking forward to a wonderful school year. 

                                                           Sandy Sheppard

 

Driver Instruction

Don’t forget to read the email from our Communications Coordinator about this opportunity for instruction for your drivers.

Reminders

-We do not use single use plastics on campus, please keep this in mind when bringing food for celebrations into school and when packing your children’s snack and lunch. We encourage reusable drink bottles and lunch boxes.

-Your child should bring a named hat to school everyday. The children should be wearing a hat at recess times when playing out of shaded areas

Homework

Here in the Elementary School we encourage students to read every night as their homework. On occasion the students will bring work home related to classroom work, this is a way to share their learning with you. They may also be asked to follow-up on projects they are working on at home. The teachers over the coming weeks will be sharing with you websites and apps that are beneficial for students to use at home.

Traffic

Please remember that the school bus is available for students, it is a great way to avoid traffic delays.  You can register here.

Seesaw

Seesaw is our portfolio app and website that our students and staff will use to document and record student learning, growth and collaboration. Student learning will  be shared with students’ families via the Seesaw Family App. If you need help accessing Seesaw email the classroom teacher or see our technology team on the Back to School Night.

Back To School Night

We hope to see you all on the 28th of August for this event.

The purpose of the night is to allow you to meet your child’s teachers, view the classroom(s), and to obtain general program guidelines and standards.

Important Dates

19th-21st August – Elementary School Photos

24th August – Parent Association, Pool and BBQ event, 4:00 – 8:00 pm, Australian Club (tickets MMK 10,000 – below 10 years and MMK 20,000 – 10 years and above)

28th August – 1st Parent Association General Meeting, 8:00 – 9:00 AM, school cafeteria

28th August – Back to School Night, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

2nd September – school closed

Service Experience

Sulin, our Cultural Studies and French Teacher had the opportunity to spend 6 days during July at Inle Heritage Private School, observing classes, co-teaching, providing professional development opportunities and giving feedback.

How wonderful that she was able to have the opportunity to share and learn from others.

Previous Elementary School Posts

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 8th

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 8th

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.

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

Elementary Update September 27

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.