November 28, 2022

The Owl 11/28/2022

No Olia Lunch Delivery this Wednesday

Unfortunately, Olia will not be able to take orders for Wednesday lunch delivery this week (November 30). They will resume delivery the following week on December 7th.

They are very sorry for the inconvenience!


Have you said hello to Valana?

Many of you have already met our wonderful Assistant of Elementary at Hilltop building, but we wanted to give her a formal introduction! Valana joined us last month.

Valana is a native Montanan, but alternated between Billings Montana and Portland. Prior to joining ISP, she was a General Manager of Front House Dining at a senior residential living community. Aside from a strong administrative skill set, Valana has experience in managing multiple departmental schedules, balancing a fast paced environment, and building a calm, positive community for employees and residents. All of these skills are great to have in a school!

When she is not working, Valana enjoys reading and has a calico cat named Peanut!

Valana has already been a positive and valuable presence within our community. If you see her around campus or at Hilltop, please stop and say hello, introduce yourself and make her feel welcomed!


Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday!

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday! Help us reach our $50,000 matching challenge and 100% parent participation.

Your gift to the Global Citizens Annual Fund will go to work immediately in support of our students and teachers and will inspire kindness, curiosity and intelligence.

Does your employer match gifts to ISP? You could triple your gift with a matching gift from your employer. If you have questions on corporate matching gifts, contact Rebecca Roberts.

You can donate HERE or by cash or check dropped off at any front desk or at the Arthur Admin Building.


One-Question Survey Coming This Week

This week, you will be getting an email from Maria or Jason that asks for your participation in a very short survey. It is a simple one-question survey per student in your family. It’s a simple way for you to let us know what we are doing well and where we can improve. The feedback from this survey helps us to shape our activities and priorities, both school-wide and in specific areas.

It will take no more than a few moments of your time. The more people that participate, the more actionable and valuable the feedback will be to the school.

*We would like EVERY parent in a household to complete it.*

Please look out for this survey in your emails!


Our Early Childhood Book Fair is Next Week!

Our annual Early Childhood Book Fair is back in person! December 5-9 (Monday-Friday)

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 and stock up on some good books for the winter! There will be a variety of books in English and Spanish.

Inside the Stearns Hall (EC building)
Hours are from 2:50 to 3:45 except on Wednesday 1:50-2:45
Accepted forms of payment include cash, check and credit card
The profits are used to buy books for the library and classroom literature sets.

If you aren’t able to come to our in-person fair, our Online Book Fair runs December 5-18. 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:


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

The 2022-2023 Global Gala

Event Highlights:

Preview Party at Learners HallFebruary 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 8thFebruary 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.