November 9, 2022

The Owl 11/9/22

School Closure Reminder: Veteran’s Day

Just a reminder that school will be CLOSED this Friday, November 11, due to Veterans’ Day.

There is also no school for students on November 21-25 due to Fall Break.

Global Kids will be open from November 21-22 pending availability. Enroll on their website today!

Please plan accordingly!


TICKETS ON SALE NOW for the 2022-23 Global Gala!

The 2022-2023 Global Gala

Event Highlights:

Preview Party at Learners Hall – February 10, 2023
A casual event at Learners Hall – Enjoy wine, cheese and nibbles and preview the art projects up for bid in the auction.

Global Auction Gala at the Loft on 8th – February 11, 2023
Cocktails, dinner, dancing and live auction at the Loft on 8th

Tickets for both events are now on sale!! Join us for one or both events and celebrate with our extraordinary ISP community. We truly are Better Together. Watch for more details coming soon in the Owl and via email.

WANT TO HELP WITH THE GALA? If you are interested in volunteering to help with the Gala, we are having an Auction Committee meeting on Wednesday, November 16 from 8-9 in the Arthur Administration Building conference room. The Arthur Administration Building is a few blocks up Water St from the Main Campus, at 122 S Arthur Street.


November Learner Profile Trait: Communicator

The ten International Baccalaureate Learner Profile traits are school values, and are means by which to support healthy social and emotional development. Our faculty focuses upon one of them each month as means.

For November, faculty are focusing on “Communicator”

Profile Overview: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.

In other words… “We share our ideas and feelings, we listen actively, and we respect each other’s perspectives. “

Our librarians, Amy and Tomoyo, have recommended books about Communication. They are available for checkout at the ISP Library!


Wet & Chilly Weather is Here! Please Prepare Accordingly

Brrrr – It’s getting cold outside!

Please ensure that your child is prepared to be outdoors. As the old saying goes: “No such thing as bad weather…just bad clothing.” If your child wears a mask to school, please be sure to pack extras in case one gets wet!

In addition, dismissal tends to run a little slower in serious downpours. We appreciate your patience as we get everyone safely to where they need to be!


Please Record Volunteer Hours!

Hello, Volunteers!

We have many parents attending meetings, chaperoning, and helping out in the library and classrooms. Please record your hours so that we know who to thank! Plus, an accurate record of volunteer hours is very important for grant applications and external funding.

Volunteer hours can even be recorded for meetings like Curriculum Night, auction planning meetings, and more!

You can find the link in MySchool App under the Resources section.

ISP wouldn’t be the great school it is without our volunteers! THANK YOU!


ISP Spirit Store

The ISP Spirit store features high quality items with our adorable owl logo! You can order online and the items will be shipped directly to your home. Check out our super hip student models!

Click here to visit the store!


PSU Center for Japanese Studies Presents:

PSU Center for Japanese Studies presents a free film: The Pledge to Megumi

November 15th at 6:00 p.m
Smith Student Union
Room 327/8/9
In Japanese with English subtitles, 102 minutes.

Let PSU know you plan to attend at