ISY Elementary Blog
Elementary Update – November 15th
Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal
The faculty enjoyed the opportunity to participate in Adaptive Schools training, a lot was learnt by all.
We look forward to all the fun events coming up – Family Fun Day, Sports-a-thon, winter concert etc. We hope to see you all at these events.
Next week we have parent conferences, read more below about our new progress reports, how to access them and signing up for conferences.
Parent conferences will take place all day on the 21st of November. Sign up is available on Power School. Meetings are 15 minutes long. They start at 9:00 am and finish at 5:30 PM.
Specialist teachers are available on that day in their classrooms for drop in meetings. A list of their locations will be available on the office window. Our Art Teacher, Mr Batty will only be available before 12, as he also has Senior School commitments. Our PE Teachers Mrs Johnson and Mr Franz are not avaialbe as they have SEASAC Golf commitments (we are hosting), you are welcome to contact them to make an appointment if you would like to meet them. They can be contacted at:
We look forward to seeing you all at the conferences.
We learnt so much in the assembly today run by Grade 5V. We learnt about bird boxes, division and recycling just to name a few.
Well done everyone!
See pictures below.
Concert Reminders and Information
Grades 1-5 Concert
Date and Time: December 11th 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
**This performance is a part of each student’s music requirement and it is important that they participate.
Who Can Come?:
All are welcome to enjoy the music. Please come support your children by listening to their beautiful music. Cousins, grandparents, friends…all are welcome!
● Students must arrive at school by 5:30 pm and go to their classrooms.
● Students should be dressed in their concert dress (see below) and be fully ready when they arrive.
● Students will remain with their class for the duration of the concert. All students join together in the last song. Please discuss with your teacher where and how to
collect your child at the conclusion of the concert.
This year’s concert theme is Myanmar Poems. In line with that theme we are asking students to wear traditional Myanmar dress. This may be of any color or ethic group.
A few thoughts:
● Tying the baso for boys can sometimes be difficult. There are solutions. Sometimes the tie will be sown together and elastic is used to hold the baso in place. Sometimes safety pins or a belt help.
● It is suggested under the baso to have shorts on in case it unties.
● If only part of the traditional dress works for your child, you can pair it with option 2 suggestions.
Shoes: Formal shoes with minimal heel.
Students are asked to wear solid white and black with minimal designs on the clothing. Clothes should help the student to look their best. As stated at the beginning of school, ISY concert dress is: plain white on the top and plain black on the bottom.
Boys: No shorts, Collared white shirt preferred. Ties are okay if dark colors
Girls: No shorts, Dresses and skirts are okay if they are solid colors with white on the top and black on the bottom. No short skirts. Pants are okay
Shoes: Formal shoes with minimal heel.
Thanks, Ms. Bekka
16th November – Family Fun Fair
21st November – 9:00 – 5:30 PM, Parent Conferences (no school for students)
25th November – ASA Session 2 begins
28/29th November – Thanksgiving Holiday
7th December – UWS Sports-a-thon -Fundraising Event
11th December – Winter Concert (Grade 1-5 only)
13th December – Is a full day of school
As a reminder the annual ISY Family Fun Fair will be the 16th of November, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. The High School Student Council, which is in charge of this event, is still interested in contributions to the raffle program including any gift vouchers, clothing, electronics, food and other miscellaneous items.
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Previous Elementary School Posts
The last day of the school year is here, it certainly has been an interesting few months. I would like to thank you all for your support during virtual learning.
I hope the students enjoyed the assembly this week, it was a lot of fun. It was great to still be able to farewell our teachers and leaving students.
Next week will be our last full week of school. There will be slides up until Thursday. On Friday the 5th of June there will be no slides, the teams will have conferencing type activities planned, they will communicate these to you. Report cards will go home on Thursday the 4th of June.
Thank you to all those who attended the parent meeting last night hosted by Dr Hedger. There is a lot of planning going on at the moment and as mentioned later in June you will be able to view more information on what the new school year might look like.
Another week of virtual learning fun and experiences is over. We love keeping the learning connections with our students. Our teachers are working very hard to ensure that your children have access to the best learning virtually that we can possibly give them.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey this week. The feedback you provide is so important to us. An email will be sent out soon that will summarize the feedback given.
The International School Yangon
20 Shwe Taungyar Street
+95 1 512 793 /94 /95