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 Blog- Sept 13

Elementary School Blog- Sept 13

It seemed that the rain this week purposely chose to come down at break and dismissal times. The rain never hampers our fun here at ISY though and in between the rain we had lots of creative fun outdoors this week (see pictures below).

Elementary School Blog – Sept 6

Elementary School Blog – Sept 6

Dear Parents, It has been another fantastic week at ISY. We have really settled into the school year and we look forward to sharing with you all the wonderful things that are happening in our classrooms over the coming weeks.

Elementary School Blog – August 30

Elementary School Blog – August 30

Thank you for the great turn out at the Back to School event this week. We appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedules to join us. A good home and school connection is so important for student learning.

Elementary School Blog – August 23

Elementary School Blog – August 23

Dear all,
This has been a wonderful first full week at ISY. The students have settled into their classrooms an are enjoying school life. In particular the new playground is proving to be very popular.

Elementary School Blog – August 16

Elementary School Blog – August 16

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.