November 10, 2021

The Owl 11/9/21

REMINDER: No School This Thursday! Fall Break Dates

Just a reminder that school will be CLOSED this Thursday, November 11, due to Veterans’ Day.
There is also no school for students on November 22-26 due to Fall Break.
Global Kids will be open from November 22-23 pending availability.
Please plan accordingly!


REMINDER: Virtual Elementary Discussions

Dear families of 1st – 5th Graders:

Please join Head of Elementary, Dr. Pamela Chandler, for a series of grade-based discussions. This will give members of the community an opportunity to come and hear about developments in the school, as well as provide an open forum to ask questions or voice concerns. These discussions are meant to be casual conversations, with the Head of Elementary, while sharing a virtual cup of coffee. The first round of Virtual Elementary Discussions will take place on the following dates: [see Owl email for dates and link]


COVID-19 Vaccination Sites

Thanks to parents and staff members, we have assembled a list of the following locations that are administering COVID-19 vaccinations to children aged 5-11.

Use the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) locator map to find a provider near you that has pediatric doses of Pfizer available
For families that identify as multilingual or diverse:
Drive Through Vaccines at Oaks Park:
***Walgreens (select locations): There were some appointments available moments before this email was sent out!***
Multnomah County Clinics:
Metropolitan Pediatrics is holding clinics; this tool also links to pharmacies and other possible locations.
OHSU: 833-647-8222 (online scheduling is only sometimes available; some have had success with calling this number).
Columbia Urgent Care:
Kaiser: online scheduling available for members; non-members call: 503-813-2000
PPS: Will be holding clinics at eight schools sometime soon
Fred Meyer (select locations). Check for availability by entering your child’s birthday
Washington County has a list of sites here where people can find vaccines for their little ones.

At this time, ISP is talking to a clinic that may be able to host ISP families (including siblings and staff children) at their facility in Clackamas as soon as next week. We will be providing more information about proposed dates and times as soon as we know it!

Are you aware of other clinic locations that administer to the general public? Please reply and let us know! Thanks!


ISP Global Gala

Virtual Wall of Wine – Now Available
Our popular Wall of Wine has gone virtual! Bottles are on sale now and can be purchased HERE. Bottles are sold blind and are available on a first come first served basis so purchase your bottles soon!

Tickets go on sale November 15, 2021!
More details will be published in the Owl next week. Don’t forget to save the date!

For more information, visit


Seeking Volunteer OBOB Coordinator ASAP!

Are you a parent or grandparent with a student who loves Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)?! We are seeking a volunteer to act as this year’s ISP OBOB Coordinator. Are you that lucky someone?! Help us form teams, communicate with team leaders and set up practice battles within ISP.

All tasks can be done from home with limited and flexible hours depending on your schedule. This is an exciting and engaging way for students to embrace reading, work as a team and have fun doing it – but we need your help to make it happen.

To learn more about OBOB:


Education Town Hall Next Week

Education Town Halls allow you to pose your questions or comments about any part of the academic program of the International School of Portland. We make them virtual so you can join from home or office.

The ISP Education Leadership Team (ELT) consists of: Bodo Heiliger, Head of School; Maria Abad, Head of Early Childhood; Pamela Chandler, Head of Elementary; Kelly Rogers, International Baccalaureate PYP Coordinator; and Heather Lenon, Student Support Services Coordinator.


Fall Annual Fund Update

Our Fall Annual Fund drive is in full swing! We are 80% of the way to our $40,000 challenge from our Board of Trustees, with $7,940 left to meet the challenge. Your gift to our Annual Fund is immensely powerful in helping to provide resources for our students and teachers. Read more about the Annual Fund and what it supports at . Donate today at We have an amazing community – thank you!