Thanks to everyone who attended the kickoff PTSA Meeting

We had a great turnout at the Sept 27th meeting, including parents and students.  Dinner was delicious,  David Doud and the board outlined the ISPTSA plans for this year.  We will continue to invest in the school through grants, support programs like High School Retreat, Library materials, and professional development for our staff and the French intern program.  Goals for this year include getting more volunteers involved and improving communications.  We are currently planning to take a year off from the Auction, so give generously when you see the letter from the board.

Jen Rose gave a great overview of the work of the teachers to make sure that our kids have a world class education including focusing on the 4 Cs - Critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.  We have had visitors from around the world who were very impressed with the engagement and thoughtfulness of our students.  She also discussed the rankings issue and how changes in the way the lists are developed  has resulted in IS being only including in the Washington Post ranking, which measures AP tests taken per student.  Click here to see her slide presentation

We also met the new french intern Cassandra Zuber, who is actually Swiss.  learn more about Cassandra in the article below.

French Intern - Cassandra Zuber
Please welcome our French Intern Cassandra Zuber.  Cassandra will be with us for the school year.  She is Swiss and joins us from a tiny village lost in the Alps of Valais called Ayer.  She is taking a break from studying at the University of Lausanne to be an intern and will return to pursue a Master's degree in English and French.  She a middle child, she has an older sister and a younger brother.  She is following her mother into a career in teaching and her father is am engineer.  Cassandra hasn't caught the Seahawks spirit yet, but she does enjoy ... read full article

New Microwaves - Your PTSA $s at Work -

The ISPTSA recently purchased 4 new microwaves for use by the students.  These microwaves will both expand capacity and replace outdated equipment.  With the changes in the schedule there is a shorter window for meals and larger demand drove the need for new equipment.  With your donations, the ISPTSA board was able to act quickly to get the microwaves in place for the beginning of school.

  Microwaves closeup      Microwaves in action      2 microwaves


New Bell Times
New Bell Times - Remember the International School will be starting at 8:15AM this year.  The last class finishes at 3:15PM, followed by tutorial until 3:45PM.  Wednesday release is at 1:40PM.  For the start of the school year, the class times have changed slightly since last spring.  Click here for the latest class times. ... read full article

ISPTSA Leadership
Got Questions - The officers of the International PTSA are here to help.    VP Communications Office Officer Email President David Doud president@isptsa.org President Elect Meribeth Nordloef-Pedersen pres-elect@isptsa.org Secretary Amy Frei secretary@isptsa.org Treasurer 1 (Financial Records, Disbursements) Marjorie Blanco treasurer1@isptsa.org Treasurer Two (Donations, Deposits, Matching gifts) Michelle Lee treasurer2@isptsa.org Co-VP Outreach Carolyn Watson  vpoutreach@isptsa.org Co-VP Outreach Allison Stirret vpoutreach@isptsa.org Co-VP Community Liying Tan vpcommunity@isptsa.org Co-VP Community Shannon Dong vpcommunity@isptsa.org VP Communications Leonardo Barros Barreto vpcommunications@isptsa.org   ... read full article

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6:00p General Membership Meeting and Family Dinner
General Membership Meeting and Family Dinner

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Tuesday, September 27
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6:00p - 8:30p
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IS Commons

Dinner and PTSA Meeting. The ISPTSA will provide a meal, the whole family is welcome. Come meet members of the community and learn more about what the ISPTSA is doing this school year. RSVP so we can have enough food https://www.eventbrite.com/e/is-ptsa-family-dinner-general-membership-meeting-tickets-27519247811
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6:30p Curriculum Night
Curriculum Night

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Thursday, October 6
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6:30p - 8:00p
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Gym
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