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Elementary School Blog – November 25th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogInternational Day Is HereSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal25th November, 2022Dear all, Thank you for attending the session on Thursday on SDGs. It is always great to see our community of teachers collaborating together. Read more below...

Elementary School Blog – November 16th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogConferences Over and OutSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal16th November, 2022'Dear all, Thank you for your time yesterday for the parent/teacher conferences. I know the parents appreciated them. There are no meetings on Monday except for...

Elementary School Blog – November 11th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogConferencesSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal11th November, 2022Dear all, Busy times ahead for us all. With parent conferences next week, however, we do get a lovely four-day weekend afterward. After that, it is a short 4 weeks until our...

Elementary School Blog – November 4th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogHALLOWEEN FUN CONTINUESSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal4th November, 2022Dear all, Thank you so much to those who offered to support this evening. The Parent Association has organized a great event, and your support definitely helps the...

Elementary School Blog – October 28th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogHALLOWEEN FUNSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal28th October, 2022Dear all,       Here is the cashless system video link to share with your students as a reminder.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Di0ud2kYhc It is Halloween...

Elementary School Blog – October 21st, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogEVENTS, EVENTS, EVENTSSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal21st October, 2022Dear all, Many events are coming up, so please take a careful look at event dates in the blog. It is important that you give students reminders in regard to any...

Elementary School Blog – October 7th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogHAPPY HOLIDAYSSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal7th October, 2022I wish you all a very happy Thadingyut break. Have a well-earned rest, and stay safe. See here for the latest EARCOS journal. Thank you to KG for their song in assembly and...

Elementary School Blog – September 30th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogFlash Mob FunSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal30th September 2022Dear all, The flash mobs were so much fun this week; thanks, Bekka, for working with our students to get these done.  Don't forget to sign up to be a reader at the Halloween...

Elementary School Blog – September 23rd, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogA Call for Scary ReadersSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal23rd September 2022Dear all, What a wonderful assembly today. Thank you Bekka and Patty for making it happen and congratulations to our Student Council for all their hard work. ...

Elementary School Blog – September 16th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogON TRACK WITH PROFESSIONAL GROWTHSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal15th September 2022Dear all, MAP testing seemed to go very smoothly, thanks for taking care of this. More information is in this blog about catch-up testing. I hope you...

Elementary School Blog – September 9th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogBACK TO SCHOOLSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal9th September 2022Thank you for being here and supporting the success of our Back to School event. The parents were so happy to be on campus and in the classrooms. We will be sending a survey...

Elementary School Blog – August 26th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogBACK TO SCHOOLSandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal2nd September 2022Thank you for another wonderful week. Next week we will welcome our parents onto campus to share information on our learning here at ISY. The event will start in the Gym...

Elementary School Blog – August 26th, 2022

ISY Elementary BlogGreat start to the school year!!!Sandy Sheppard , Elementary School Principal28 August 2019Wow! it is truly amazing to be back together on campus. Sometimes I have to pinch myself; I feel so lucky to be back in the ISY family. After the challenges...

Elementary School Faculty Blog – May 27, 2022

Elementary School Faculty Blog – May 27, 2022

ISY Elementary School Faculty BlogLooking Back Mike Simpson May 27, 2022From October 23, 2020.... In case you are wondering why you are tired, we went online 219 days ago. We all know we are doing our best…. even when we are not at our best! Check in. How am I? What...

Elementary School Faculty Blog – November 12, 2021

Elementary School Faculty Blog – November 12, 2021

Every lesson needs to start somewhere but it does not need to end there. By using one culture or history as a starting point, a lesson can still be inclusive of all of the cultures and histories in a class.

Elementary School Faculty Blog – June 4, 2021

Elementary School Faculty Blog – June 4, 2021

My daughter, Milly, has been introducing me to Friends which has been a lot of fun. I think Ross, Rachel, and Chandler trying to carry a sofa up some stairs is a pretty good metaphor for this year…..

Elementary School Faculty Blog – May 21, 2021

Elementary School Faculty Blog – May 21, 2021

ISY Elementary School Faculty Blog Something else to think about for next year… Mike Simpson May 21, 2021 We still might not know what next year will look like yet but I found this blog post useful in helping me think about what it could look like…"No More Easy...

Elementary School Faculty Blog – March 19, 2021

Elementary School Faculty Blog – March 19, 2021

We might not feel like experts but today’s assembly was a chance to remind ourselves that we are now good at many things that we did not know how to do at all just a matter of months or weeks or days ago.

Elementary School Faculty Blog – March 12, 2021

Elementary School Faculty Blog – March 12, 2021

The reality of the current situation can make finding the bright side difficult. But research shows that in difficult times, it is important for our mental health to allow ourselves to acknowledge that times are difficult and to feel rather than suppress negative emotions.

Elementary School Faculty Blog – March 5, 2021

Elementary School Faculty Blog – March 5, 2021

We have long term, yearly, quarterly, monthly, and weekly plans but our planning and preparation has now taken more of a day by day focus. It will therefore need to be very fluid as we plan for our students’ safety and wellbeing, connectedness, and learning.

Elementary School Faculty Blog – February 19, 2021

Elementary School Faculty Blog – February 19, 2021

To my Myanmar colleagues, on behalf of all my international colleagues, thank you for the support that you continue to give us as we work together for our students in these most challenging of times. We want you to know that we support you and can adapt the way that we work to allow you to deal with whatever you need to deal with outside of school.

Elementary School Faculty Blog – January 22, 2021

Elementary School Faculty Blog – January 22, 2021

By acting and continually improving on what works best for you and your students now, you are creating a new normal that the late Ken Robinson would hope is the lasting legacy of such a difficult time.

Elementary School Faculty Blog – November 13, 2020

Elementary School Faculty Blog – November 13, 2020

Childish wisdom mixed with a global perspective and some ‘grown up’ expertise and experience will go a long way in finding the answers to many of the problems that our children will need to solve.

Elementary School Faculty Blog – October 23, 2020

Elementary School Faculty Blog – October 23, 2020

In case you are wondering why you are tired, we went online 219 days ago. This is the first chance we have had to rest for a very long time. Your work up until this point has set us up for the rest of the year and the rest of the year can wait for week!