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.
Don’t forget to read the email from our Communications Coordinator about this opportunity for instruction for your drivers.
-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
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.
Please remember that the school bus is available for students, it is a great way to avoid traffic delays. You can register here.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
This weeks news about the Literacy event, a Mangrove talk and prep for Halloween among some other great initiatives in the Elementary School.
Thank you to all the parents who helped some of our classes celebrate the Thadingyut Light Festival. This post has news of upcoming events after the holiday
Dear all, Another busy week here in the Elementary School. This week Grade 5 went on a field trip, we had a Math evening for parents and PreK parents organized a celebration for the upcoming special Thidingyut Celebration.
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.
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