December 1, 2021

The Owl 11/30/21

Registration is now open for the ISP Global Gala!

Registration is now open!

Event options are now available for purchase at An amazing selection has been curated. Packages include an in-person viewing party at Elephants on Corbett (100 guests maximum), dinner packages for a small house party, or smaller packages for two. Visit the website for more menus and additional details.

Virtual Wall of Wine – on sale now!
Bottles on our virtual Wall of Wine are going fast! Thank you to those of you who have already purchased bottles. We’re at the halfway mark with just over 80 bottles left to sell. Don’t miss out!

Wine can be purchased on the Gala website. Bottles are sold blind and are available on a first come first served basis.

For more information, visit:

ISP Parent Network “Coffee:” You are Invited!

The ISP Parent Network’s mission is to strengthen, enhance and encourage the educational and community environment at the International School of Portland. It serves to identify and organize volunteer support at ISP. Just as importantly, it aims to strengthen relationships, communication, and collaboration between parents, faculty, and administrators.

You’re invited to a virtual coffee to learn more about the Parent Network and how to get more involved now or in the future. If you are a current parent at the school, you are already a member of the Parent Network! 🙂

Parent Network Virtual Coffee: Thursday, Dec 9

Our staff and teachers make this school effective, our kids make this school worth it and our parents make this school great! We look forward to getting to know you better!

Erica Dillon and Meryl Villarreal, ISP Parent Network Co-Chairs

Caruthers Street Parking Reminder

Gentle reminder: Caruthers Street (the hill to the south of Learners’ Hall) is priority parking for Early Childhood families during arrival and dismissal. As children in the PreK and LowK age group cannot go through the car line, please let families park next to campus so that they can get their little ones to and from school as safely and as easily as possible!
Please do not park blocking the driveway entrance to Learners’ Hall on Caruthers.
Please do NOT park in the turnaround at the top of the hill. It makes it very challenging for other cars to navigate around the hill.
Thank you for your cooperation!

Annual Early Childhood Book Fair: Now Back In-Person!

Our annual Early Childhood Book Fair is back in person!

What better way to celebrate the coming chilly winter months than by nestling together as a family with a pile of good books? Come visit the Scholastic Book Fair outside the library and stock up on some good books for the winter!

To keep our Book Fair safe, we are inviting one or two cohort classes each day from Monday, December 6 until Thursday, December 16. (See your schedule at the end of this email).
Hours are from 7:30 to 8:30am and 2:45 to 3:45pm.
Accepted forms of payment include cash, check and credit card.
All profits benefit our school program and allow us to purchase books for the library and classroom!

Don’t miss the pop-up library station while you shop at the book fair! All ISP families are welcome to borrow the library books from book bins! Check out our amazing multilingual and diverse collection!

If you aren’t able to come to our in-person fair, our Online Book Fair runs December 6-19. You will find a great selection of books along with free shipping on book orders over $25! Visit our Book Fair from the link here:

STILL Seeking Volunteer OBOB Coordinator!

Are you a parent or grandparent with a student who loves Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)?!

We are seeking a volunteer to help us with some coordination tasks like setting up the teams, communicating with team leaders and organizing a few team battles! Are you that lucky someone?! Did we mention that all tasks can be done from home?

OBOB 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. For more information, please contact Library Assistant Heidi Evans at

To learn more about OBOB:

(If you or your student are anxious to get started with OBOB – stay tuned! More details are coming soon!)