ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary Update – October 10th

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

Dear all,

Thank you to all the parents who helped some of our classes celebrate the Thadingyut Light Festival. Our next event will be our annual Halloween celebrations.

We wish you a very happy holiday.
Sandy Sheppard

Kindergarten Lanterns



Our first literacy open house will take place on the 24th of October. You are welcome to attend your child’s class anytime between 8:30 and 9:30 AM. You can stay as long or as short a time period as you like. There will be no special events it is just an opportunity for you to see your child learning in the classroom.


From 9:30 to 10:00 AM there will be a parent presentation in the Learning Commons from our Literacy Expert who is visiting, Joan Turner. We encourage you to attend this wonderful opportunity. Mark your calendar.

PreK H have been enjoyed having Ms Johnson’w dogs visit them on campus. They are learning a lot about caring for others. This fits well with our school Mission as it relates to compassion.


11th October – No school

October Holiday 11th – 20th October(see you back at school on the 21st)

24th October – ES Literacy Morning – 8:15 – 9:30 AM

24th October – Literacy Parent Presentation in the Learning Commons – 9:30 – 10:00 AM

25th October – ES Movie Night – Library Courtyard –  6:00-8:00 PM

30th October – ES Grades 3-5 Soccer on the field 3:00-5:00 PM

31st October – Halloween (more information to come)

8th November – Progress reports go home 

21st November – Parent Conferences / No school for students


All families are invited to join the showing of “The Secret Life of Pets 2” on Friday, October 25th.  This outdoor screening will be held in the library courtyard and will begin at 6:00 PM. The show is free to attend, although donations are appreciated.  Snacks will be for sale.

PreK L took planted some seedlings from their classroom last week. What great global citizens we have at ISY.


We do not encourage students to bring phones to school. However, should you need your child to have a phone please be aware of the following:

Phones should remain in the students bags, they should not be used until they have left the school grounds. 

We cannot be held responsible for any lost or damage of phones.

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.