ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary Update – January 10th

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

Dear all,

Welcome back to school and happy New Year. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. A special welcome to all our new families, it is wonderful to have you here with us. As always there are lots of exciting events coming up. Make sure you read this blog every week so you don’t miss anything.

We hope you can all attend the Parent Association event on the 18th of January – ‘Community BBQ and Pool Party’. Tickets are available at the ISY Business Office.

Thank you to everyone who attended our community breakfast this morning it was lovely to see you all.

See information below on the Color Run 2020 that is being organized by our very own Girl Up Secondary School group. You can see the posters below on display around the school and on our TV screens.

Sandy Sheppard


 18th January – Parent Association BBQ and Pool Party

25th January – Nay Pyi Taw Open House

25th January – Color Run – 8:00 am (see information below)

7th February – Reports go home

12th February – No school

15th February – International Day

See the poster below shared by Starfish Lane Kids in Qatar that shows excellent ways to ask your children questions about their school day.


International day takes place on the 15th of February. Each country has a country coordinator that will be sharing information. There is also a separate post on this which can be read here.

There will be a cultural show on the day with performances by students.  Each act should be no longer than 3 minutes in length and ideally be a group piece involving several students.  To participate in the cultural show, please sign-up here by Friday, January 24.

There are a limited number of spaces and signing up does not automatically mean your child will be performing. You will get an email notice after January 24 if the act has been approved. 

There is a mandatory dress rehearsal the day before the cultural show, Fri, Feb 14 for all participating groups. It will be after school.

There will also be a Parade of Nations where students will walk with their flags. If a student would like to walk with a country other than their noted nationality in Powerschool,  please email Communications Associate, Ivy Kuhn by Friday, January 24. Her email is


Our United World Schools After School Activiy group is organizing a book drive – see information below:



Collection to give books to Wan Kaung School library (UWS school project)


Book donations in English and Myanmar language (easy books) 


By January 23rd


Putting books in the boxes at the front entrance near the office or in front of Ms. Judy’s room 

Please support this book drive!

Color Run Information

Previous Elementary School Posts

Elementary School Update March 13, 2020

Elementary School Update March 13, 2020

It is Spirit Week at ISY next week so be sure to check the schedule so you know what to wear. See what’s been going on for Freedom Day. and Grade 4 getting involved in weaving.