February 22, 2023

The Owl 2/22/23

ISP Summer Camp: Early-Bird Enrollment is Open!

Early-bird Enrollment for our award-winning ISP Summer Camp is OPEN for ISP families! On Friday you should have received an email with a special code. This enables you to enroll a week earlier than the general public. Please check for that email now!

2023 Summer Camp Dates and Themes:
Session 1: June 26 – July 7:* Everything Green and Growing
Session 2: July 10 – 21: Media Madness OR Superheroes and Cartoons (age-dependent)
Session 3: July 24 – August 4: Global Carnival
*no camp July 4

Summer Camp is the perfect time to explore a new language and culture. Every camp offers children the opportunity to build language skills through fun hands-on activities, science experiments, songs, games, outdoor fun and so much more.

Learn more at intlschool.org/summer.

Come Have Coffee with the Principal Next Week!

Come chat with Head of Elementary Jason Johnston! He will discuss pertinent issues, as well as answer any parent questions.

Head of Elementary Coffee for 1st and 2nd Grade Parents
Monday, February 27th
Learners’ Hall

Head of Elementary Coffee for 3rd-5th Grade Families
Tuesday, February 28th
Learners’ Hall

We hope to see you there!


ELT Town Hall – NEW DATE!

The ISP Educational Leadership Team (ELT) would like to invite you to its first Education Town Hall of the year. Education Town Halls allow you to pose your questions or comments about any part of the academic program of the International School of Portland. The Town Hall will be held in-person, with an option to Zoom in.

Education Town Hall
Tuesday, March 7, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Learners’ Hall

Thanks to those of you who answered the quick Town Hall Survey! This will help to shape the subject matter covered. The survey has closed; we will now sort and group your questions to identify priorities and allow the ELT to respond most effectively and efficiently during the meeting.

The ISP ELT team consists of: Bodo Heiliger, Head of School; Maria Abad, Head of Early Childhood; Jason Johnston, Head of Elementary; Paula Cano, International Baccalaureate PYP Coordinator; and Erin Porter, Student Support Services Coordinator.


Moving for Music and Art Logo Contest

Our Moving for Music and Art logo contest officially starts now!

We want our students to get their creative juices flowing and help us design the 2023 Moving for Music and Arts logo that will be featured on posters and other event elements. This is our fourth year of this fun and creative tradition!

Logo contest entry requirements:
-Logos must be no more than 2 colors (in addition to black and white)
-Logos must highlight elements from both art and music
-Logos must be submitted on paper no larger than 8 ½” by 11”
-Entries are due no later than March 8, 2023

Submissions are due by Wednesday, March 8 and can be turned in by dropping them off with the student’s homeroom teacher. The logo contest winner will be announced on March 20.

What is Moving for Music and Art?

Moving for Music and Art is ISP’s annual fun run! It will take place on April 26 and 27 this year. All funds raised from this popular event will benefit our music and art classes at the International School of Portland by fulfilling their budget and providing them with funds to purchase materials and support their programming.

Watch for more information coming soon via The Owl and email. Let’s get moving! Contact Events Coordinator Allegra Lopez for questions or more information on this year’s event.

Introducing the Green Corner!

Introducing the Green Corner! The Green Corner will be a regular section in The Owl brought to you by the ISP Green Team, a group of parents and staff within the Parent Network dedicated to caring for the school and planet. Stay tuned for updates about:
-Campus Beautification
-Sustainability initiatives inside the classrooms
-Earth Day Celebration
-ISP Gardening Program
-and more!

Questions about participating? Reach out to Green Team Chairs Reid T. and Janice C. via the Parent Network: parentnetwork@intlschool.org


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 “educational meetings” like Curriculum Night, Room Parent Orientation, and more!

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