ISY Elementary Blog

Elementary Update – September 20

Sandy Sheppard, Elementary School Principal

Dear Parents,

This week on Wednesday I visited the ISY Nay Pyi Taw campus. There are lots of fabulous things happening on our new campus (see photos below).

On our campus we continue enjoying our learning. This week we had our 2nd assembly rotation with the theme of compassion. We also saw lots of amazing an engaging learning activities happening in classrooms.

I wish you all a wonderful week.

Sandy Sheppard

Professional Learning

Today there is a half day for a professional learning opportunity for our faculty – ‘Compassion Conference’. We are lucky to have Wilma Derksen with us as the keynote speaker who will be presenting on ‘Fostering Personal and Institutional Forgiveness.

The keynote address will be followed by two sessions of presentations. The conference was open to other schools in Yangon and we have many participants from other schools joining us.

I encourage you to join the parent workshop on Tuesday, see below:

Service Learning Local Expert Directory

At the end of last year some parents volunteered to come into school and speak to students involved in the Model United Nations (MUN) group about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the groups that those parents work for are striving to make a positive change in these areas.

ISY is aware that many of you are involved in these goals in some way or another and we would like to reach out to you to create a contact list of parents and local experts who are working in these areas and might be willing to speak to students about the SDGs.

If you would be willing to be part of this contact list please can you fill out our service learning directory form. Todd Davis, the ISY Service Learning Coordinator will then follow up with you individually.

STUDENT PHOTOS

The portrait photos that were taken at the beginning of the year have now been uploaded to Power School. You can view the photos by logging in, selecting your child and clicking on ‘Student Photo’ in the left hand menu. Click on the photo itself to get a larger view. For issues logging in to PowerSchool contact the Power School help email: powerschool@isyedu.org
Our photographer has set up an online order form where you can order photos directly. Ordered photos will be delivered directly to your address with payment only on delivery. Our photographer, Evelyn Yu Yu Swe, will handle any queries you may have and can be contacted by email at eyuyuswe15@gmail.com or by telephone on +95 996 112 3311. Evelyn speaks English and Burmese. Please direct any queries directly to her.

 

PARENT LIAISON

Each year, we identify a parent from within classes who are willing to volunteer to be the class leader.
The role of our class and grade leaders is as follows:

Class Leader (primary)

Establishes a distribution list of parents in your class, to communicate and share information.
Works as a parent contact and liaison of a classroom and collaborates with the appointed ISYPA Parent Liaison (Bron Grieve) to support student activities and events.
Helps to recruit volunteers for school events and students activities. Send reminders to volunteers for events and activities of the school and Send out periodic PA information.
Able to represent as the grade level leader whenever other classroom representatives are unavailable.

Grade Leader (secondary)

Establishes a distribution list of parents in your grade, to communicate and share information.
Communicates and get connected with the parents of the grade and collaborates with the appointed ISYPA Parent Liaison (Bron Grieve) to support student activities and events.
Helps to recruit volunteers for school events and students activities. Send reminders to volunteers for events and activities of the school and Send out periodic PA information.
In preparation for the Parent’s Association meeting next Wednesday, please let me know if you would be interested in volunteering as our class leader (grade leader for secondary) by noon Tuesday 24th September 2019. Email – Bron Grieve the ISYPA Parent Liaison at bgrieve@worldbank.org

Parents Liaison-ISYPA

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

24th September (5:30pm – 7:o0pm) – Forgiveness Starts in the Home Parent Workshop

26th September (5:30pm – 6:30pm) – Bullying & Child Safeguarding Parent Presentation

3rd October – Math Night

7th – 28th October – Progress Report writing

11th -21st October – Holiday

21st – 25th October – Literacy Consultant in school (Joan Turner)

24th October – Literacy Morning

25th October – Quarter 1 ends

31st October – Halloween

Previous Elementary School Posts

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 8th

Elementary School Parent Blog – November 8th

Another busy week here in the Elementary School. Busy with professional development. with Linda Henke working with our early years teachers/teaching assistants on Reggio Emilia and coming up over the next few days we have Adaptive Schools training.

Elementary Blog, November 3, 2019

Elementary Blog, November 3, 2019

This coming week we have Linda Henke a Reggio Emilia Early Years expert in school all week working with our early years teams. We also have our school architect, Alan Higgs with us for three days.

ES October 4th 2019

ES October 4th 2019

Dear all, Another busy week here in the Elementary School. This week Grade 5 went on a field trip, we had a Math evening for parents and PreK parents organized a celebration for the upcoming special Thidingyut Celebration.

Elementary Update September 27

Elementary Update September 27

The teachers enjoyed the Compassion Conference on Friday. They were able to learn not only new ideas but be inspired by our keynote speaker, Wilma Derksen. I hope that many of you were also able to attend Wilma’s parent talk this week.