August 11, 2023

The Owl 8/11/23

Global Kids Extended-Day Enrollment Begins This Tuesday!

Enrollment for Global Kids will open nest Tuesday August 15th, at 12:00 pm! Global Kids offers extended-day options for PreK through 5th grade students and Alternative Days (no school days). Global Kids will begin the first day of school, August 29th, and will be open on regular school days from dismissal to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, and offers a 2:30 start time on Wednesdays for our Early Release Days.

Two field-trip Alternative Days for K-5th students
After-school Enrichment Clubs!

Find out more on our website!

Space is limited in the Global Kids program, please make sure to sign up as soon as possible for all days that care is needed.

For more information about the Global Kids Extended-day Program, including Fees, Program Schedule, Enrollment Information, and FAQ, visit For any questions about Global Kids, contact us at

We look forward to supporting your students this coming school year!


Becky Quick, Global Kids Program Manager
Ryan Scheel, Extended Programs Director and Capstone Coordinator


Summer Bike and Roll to ISP Ride

Curious about biking to the ISP Campus? Join us for an all-ages family bike ride to campus. Scoot bikes, pedal bikes, cargo bikes all welcome!

1 mile family bike ride from OMSI to ISP Campus via the Tilikum Crossing Bridge

Date: Saturday August 19th
Time: 9:30AM

Meeting Location:
45.50725° N, 122.66350° W

Plaza between OMSI South parking lot and OMSI/ SE Water Street light rail Station.
Please contact with any questions.


MySchool App: Please Complete Your Forms!

If you haven’t already, please complete your student forms as soon as possible!

Go to:

Upon logging in, you should see a yellow banner on the top of the screen asking you to please complete your student forms and checklist(s). Please review and/or complete each of the forms. If you completed the forms last year, you will already see pre-filled information. The forms include:

  • Medical permissions, insurance and doctors
  • Emergency contacts
  • Household contact verification
  • IB Language Survey
  • Enrollment Policies Acknowledgement*
  • New families are also asked to upload immunization records, if you have not already done so.

NOTE: Authorized pickups will be added in SchoolPass, our arrival and dismissal app. More information about that – and potential revisions to arrival and dismissal procedures – coming soon!

*If you are a new family, you may have already completed this form upon enrollment.


Back-to-School Events

Thursday, August 24th
Sessions repeat at 9am, 12pm, or 3pm

This orientation is a great opportunity to learn more about our school and approach to learning. Information about drop-off, pick-up, after-school programs, and many other ISP routines will also be provided.

No RSVP needed! Just pick a session that works best for you.


Saturday, August 26 from 10:00am to noon
Sellwood Park Playground

This is a great opportunity to meet other families – both new and returning – and staff.
For all PreK, LowK and Kindergarten families

No RSVP required!


The morning of Monday, August 28th will be action-packed and full of fun! Below is a schedule:

Classroom Visits Come meet your teacher and see your classroom before the big day! Please plan to stay not more than 30 minutes to give everyone a chance at some calm time in the classroom. Adults must stay with their children. Come any time between 9-10:30am.

Fall Fun Fair: Grown ups and kids alike are invited to join the Parent Network for a back-to-school celebration. Parents can visit the Parent Information Fair and learn all about volunteer opportunities, lunch options, and more! While you browse, kids can enjoy the playground and a fun game of Douse the Principal – a water balloon game that is sure to be a hit as always! Special guests Dingo and Olive will be entertaining us at 10:30! Kona Ice will also have their truck here to sell their yummy ices; a portion of the proceeds benefit ISP.

Lower Playground. 10:00am – 12:00pm


It’s finally here! Welcome back! Please allow yourself extra time for drop off this morning, as everyone will be finding classrooms and getting settled for the new year. Classroom maps and drop off / dismissal instructions will be provided soon!
Tuesday, August 29th, 8am


Sign up to be a Room Parent!

Room Parents are needed for the 2023-2024 school year! You do not need to know your child’s class placement to sign up. See for the “job” description, and to volunteer.

Questions about room parenting? Feel free to reach out to Kat Applegarth Simons (, current room parents, or one of our Parent Network Co-Chairs, Melissa Miller or Bernie Murphy, for more information: