ISY Parent Association
The involvement of parents on the ISY campus plays a major role in the success of student learning, student self-esteem, teacher appreciation, and community building. There are many ways to share time and show support. A great way to become involved is by taking an active role in our Parent Association (ISYPA).
The ISYPA is a volunteer group open to all ISY parents. Our charter is to support a strong and welcoming school community and to make a positive impact on our children’s experience at ISY. The ISYPA is not a policymaking body.
Joining the ISYPA is a wonderful way to connect with other parents and help enhance the offerings and events we have during the school year.
The best way to connect is to come to one of the ISYPA monthly meetings during the school year. For general questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 7, 2016
- September 21, 2016
- October 12, 2016
- November 2, 2016
- November 16, 2016
- December 2016
- January 2017
- February 2017 International Day
- March 2017
October 31 . Both campuses will be celebrating. However, the PA has will only concentrate on the main campus.
- Rooms will be decorated.
- The parade will be in the afternoon.
- Parents will bring in food
- Volunteers are needed for the decoration, food and read aloud.
Quick Notes from the meeting:
-Sarah Pritchard introduced the Red Carpet Gala event that will take place on March 18, 2017. Sponsors are needed for this event. Please email Sarah at email@example.com for information or to sponsor this event.
-The Elementary Counselor reminded parents about the Mindset Presentation taking place this week. A reminder email was sent to all community members.
-The Fun Fair was advertised and parents were encouraged to contribute by spreading the word of the event taking place on November 18, 2016.
-The budget was shared and ideas were shared regarding contributions that the ISY PA could make to the ISY students, teachers and parents. New ideas are encouraged at the next meeting.
-The ISY PA will provide lunch for the ES and ECIC teachers on November 10th.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:15 AM in the Cafeteria
- Review of the day's schedule
- Sign ups for Country Booths
- A call for parents to donate baskets for the raffle
- Information on how the Cultural Show will be run
- The need for parent volunteers to man the ISY PA raffle basket tables and to sell raffle tickets and Red Carpet Opening Gala tickets
1. ISYPA bank account:
A. the school is ok with us opening a separate bank account for the PA. We have decided to have 3 signatories, 2 from the parents side and one from school, U Aung who is the school accountant. Aye and Claire will be the parent signatories.
B. We will be opening a kyat account in AYA bank as the school already has an existing account in the bank. U Aung will help us here. Aye will be the parent lead.
3. Fund raising ideas:
A. The school had initially requested the PA to fund the tiling of the area adjacent to the new building. The amount was way too high for the PA to sponsor. Rebecca has a great idea. She suggested that we could run a campaign in school for families to sponsor tiles. "One family one tile". We could have a board somewhere in the new building to acknowledge these donor families.
B. Rebecca also suggested a movie night for parents and kids at a theatre nearby, like Junction Square. We need to figure out whether the theatre will allow exclusive screenings for ISY. Movie night will be accompanies by popcorn and juices.
C. Another suggestion was "Ice cream afternoons" where we can ask Sharkey's to sell their ice creams in our campus
D. ISYPA could sell hot dogs and drinks at saturday soccer or at the Mini league that is coming up soon.
E. Wine and Cheese event or a Wind tasting event: Sao suggested we could ask Apex gourmet to provide us with the wines which are not sold off the shelves in Yangon.
F. Another idea was to sell water guns at the Thingyan celebrations in school
Elena will be happy to assist us in doing a survey among parents through Survey Monkey, to figure out which of the above ideas would be an instant success. We will have to prepare a document with our ideas to her and she will get a survey done.
The core team has decided to meet next Wednesday 8am in school to finalize the fund raising ideas. We also need to discuss the upcoming events like teacher farewells etc and some finance issues.
So hope to see you all next week.