To say thank you to our amazing staff here at International School, The ISPTSA, with the help of every class, puts on Staff Appreciation Luncheons throughout the year.




Wow! What a tremendous show of support for our Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Wednesday, November 15 from our 9th Grade parents! A big THANK YOU to the many parents (in alphabetical order) who contributed to this feast in honor of our beloved teachers and staff: Deana Ahn, Cindy Bayanmunkh, Derya Caglar, Emilie Castle, Bella Chan, Emmo Cho, Carrie Dang, Elena Dournova, Catherine Fan, Pearl Ho, Jasmine Isaac, Caroline Keene, Jackie Lang, Meechee Kim, Bonnie Lau, Kyoung Lee, Maggie Lo, Jie Ping, Melissa Richardson, Ashley Saidy, Sylvie Sanguin, Valerie Tam, Masako Tamura, Vivian Yu, Yeping Zhao. Questions? Email Jenny Lin, 9th Grade Parent Rep.


On Wednesday, August 30, the PTSA hosted a lunch for the staff during their Professional Learning and Development Day. Questions? Contact


We are thrilled to express our heartfelt appreciation for the fantastic support you provided during our Staff Appreciation Week! Thanks to the incredible generosity of our IS parents, we were able to collect a significant number of gift cards that we will be distributing to our staff members. Your support for this initiative is deeply appreciated and will go a long way in showing our staff members how much we value and appreciate them. Questions? Contact Anna Luan, Staff Appreciation Chair.


Dearest 6th Grade Parents,

We are over the moon with excitement to express our heartfelt appreciation for your fantastic support of our Staff Appreciation Lunch on Thursday, April 6! It was an absolute blast - we wish you could have been there to witness the sheer delight on our staff members' faces as they indulged in the mouthwatering home-cooked meals. It was not just food, it was an entire feast of love and gratitude for our hardworking school staff!

You guys totally rock! Out of 83 families, a whopping 42 parents jumped on board to sign up for 44 slots or to donate money! Wow, what a turnout! Even with spring break looming around the corner, you guys made the impossible happen! Your generosity in volunteering your time, culinary talents, and helping out with the setup and cleanup made the day a massive success. It was a true celebration of our entire school community coming together to show our staff members some much-needed love.

Your support has had a tremendous positive impact on our staff - it's like fuel for their souls! It's the recognition of their tireless efforts and dedication that has left them feeling grateful and renewed in their mission to serve our amazing students.

Once again, we can't thank you enough for your boundless enthusiasm and dedication to making this event a roaring success. We are beyond lucky to have such a supportive and engaged community, and we are excited to keep working together to create more magical moments for our students and staff.

With an abundance of gratitude and love,

Yueyi Luan, Vera Hp, Yue Mao, and Qiang Wu

Questions? Contact the Co-VPs of Community or 6th Grade Parent Reps.


The IS Staff would like to say, "We are so grateful to the 9th grade parents who treated us to lunch last week!"

Thank you to all of the 9th Grade families that helped us show our apprecitiation to our amazing staff on March 22. Questions? Contact



Thanks to all of the 7th-grade families who supported and contributed to the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon on February 8. It was a wonderful event that showed how grateful we are to our teachers and staff. They help us build a warm, loving, and caring community for our kids to thrive in! Questions? Contact



Thank you to our Chinese families for hosting the 22nd International School Lunar New Year Staff Appreciation Luncheon on January 25. This tradition started in 2001 before our current students were born. It was 100% attended and a delightful community-building event. Thank you to the families who contributed to the party and thank you to the teachers and staff who make this school a great place for our children!

Questions? Contact


The 11th-grade class hosted a Mexican food-themed staff appreciation lunch on Wednesday, December 14.



Wow! The 8th-grade families contributed to an amazing spread for the Thanksgiving Staff Appreciation Luncheon last Tuesday, November 22. It's an expression of how thankful we are for our International School staff and teachers. A great success, many thanks to the 8th-Grade Families that contributed time and food! Questions? Email Yuting Zhu, Co-VP of Community.



With Curriculum Night on Thursday, September 29 beginning only a few hours after the end of the school day, many teachers remained at the school until the event. Emilie Castle and Irene Endow prepared a pasta dinner for teachers and staff, which they appreciated. Thank you! For questions, email Qiong Chen, VP of Community.