ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary Update – February 28th, 2020

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

Dear Parents,

Wishing you all a wonderful long weekend.

We would like parent support for the Elementary School Field Days, if you can support please sign up on this form.

Sandy Sheppard


Monday March 2nd is a holiday for Peasants Day.  There will be no school on this day.
We would like to remind you that visitors to the ISY campus need to confirm that they have not been to China, or knowingly come into contact with people who have travelled from China in the last 14 days. Additionally, we are now asking that the same conditions apply to anyone coming from South Korea on or after Tuesday, 25th February. People who have transited through airports in these places are OK to come on to campus.
Students who have travelled from either of these areas need to report to the ISY Clinic. This is in line with guidance that ISY is receiving from International Health Authorities with whom we are in daily contact.
This and other updates can be found on the website on our health clinic page.

PreK Dragon Dance photos


We have lots of important events coming up:


2nd March – No school

4th March – Grade 5 Violin Performance – 9:30 – 9:50 – stage near the Library

6th March – Elementary Field Days

6th March – ISY Gala

7th March – Family Fun Night

16th – 20th March – Spirit Week

13th – 17th April – Holiday


Family Fun Night is Saturday, March 4th!  Come from 5:00-7:00 and enjoy fun festivities that include: Escape Rooms, Karaoke, Movies, Ninja Warrior Course, Carnival Games, Video Games, Team Sports like Dodgeball, Sumo, Water play, Facepainting and food!!  All proceeds support our partnership with our UWS school in Waing Khan.

Cultural Studies

In Cultural Studies we have been learning about:
1. Myanmar Zodiac animals: storytelling (about mythical animals in Myanmar culture), coloring worksheet to let students remember animals representing days of the week (in order) and craft activity (origami: making small book) to let students have their own record of learning.
2. Myanmar map puzzle: group work. Students figure out 14 pieces of States and Divisions in Myanmar. The students worked in small groups of 4 or 5 to figure out the Myanmar map.
3.  Making Myanmar map shape: using one’s body, standing on one’s leg to form Myanmar map.

4. Craft activities

  •  Making traditional bags with paper
  • Exploring “Thanakha
  • Making “lanterns for the Light festival with traditional Shan paper from Shan state

Spirit Week March 16-20, 2020

Join the fun and show your school spirit by dressing in the following themes:
Monday: Pajama Day
Tuesday: Twin Day
Wednesday: Spirit Day: ISY wear or Gold & Black
Thursday: Tacky Day (mismatched)
Friday: National Costume Day
Participation is encouraged but not required.
Gala – March 6th, Sule Shangri La
ISY is looking forward to seeing you at the Gala on the 6th of March.  More information on the website and on Facebook.

Pancake fun in French class


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