February 21, 2024

The Owl 2/21/24

You’re invited to Chat with Alumni Night!

What is the impact of an ISP education? Come meet some of our ISP Alumni to find out! This event for ISP parents will feature a conversation with an panel of alumni who will share their experiences at ISP and the impact that this school has had on their lives. Attendees of prior meetings have commented about how inspiring this evening has been.

Chat with ISP Alumni Night

Thursday, February 29th

6:30 – 7:30pm

Learners’ Hall

International School of Portland

Refreshments will be provided

Attendees of prior meetings have commented about how inspiring this evening has been. We hope that you can join us!

Lunar New Year Recap

On Monday, our older ISP Chinese track students were lucky to receive a visit from renowned, 4th generation embroidery artists from Suzhou. Ms. Haiyun and Ms. Zhu presented about their art and then led students begin their own embroidery projects!


We’ve really been enjoying our Lunar New Year celebrations! Our entire campus welcomed the M and were very impressed by our 5th Grade lion dance performance!

Our Chinese track students partook in more activities and traditions in their classrooms.

Here’s a video of all of the festivities across the International School of Portland campus!


Black History Month Update

This week we are celebrating African American History! Please be sure to check out the new displays in Stearns Hall, created by members of our Education Leadership Team and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Community Committee. Special thanks to Marguerite McAleer-Bennett and to parent Mimi and family! Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Community has been instrumental in providing input to school leadership and ensuring that we thoroughly inquire into how artists of African descent have used diverse forms of expression to celebrate culture, preserve community memory and to inspire action.

The displays will change with each week’s focus (Africa, Africa in Latin America, African American History, Bringing it all Together) so please stop by Stearns Hall before you miss Week 3! Thank you to the entire EDI Community Committee for all you do to ensure all our community members feel seen, heard, and included.

Also, be sure to check out these Black History Month book selections, curated by our ISP Librarians Amy and Tomoyo!


Head of Early Childhood Coffee

Preschool and Kindergarten Parents –

Come chat with Maria Abad, Head of Early Childhood! She will discuss pertinent issues, as well as answer any parent questions.

Head of Early Childhood Coffee
Tuesday, February 27th
Learners’ Hall
We hope to see you there!

Interested in joining the ISP Board of Trustees?

International School of Portland’s Board of Trustees is responsible for establishing and safeguarding the mission of the school for the long term. The Board sets policies and procedures that are consistent with the mission. The Board is also responsible for overseeing the acquisition of financial resources, facilities, and equipment that enable the school to pursue its mission effectively. Its work may also include short and long-term planning and budget review and approval.

Board members are responsible for keeping their eyes on the big picture – they refer all day-to-day operational matters to the Head of School and administrative staff.

International School of Portland’s Board of Trustees is made up of dedicated volunteers from a variety of professional backgrounds, each bringing his/her own knowledge and experience to the table.

Are you interested in becoming a Trustee? This brief presentation will provide further information, as well as the process of joining. Thank you for your interest!

– ISP Governance Committee


ISP Girl Scout Cookies

Did you know that ISP has its very own Girl Scout Troop? And you’re in luck, because the Scouts are selling COOKIES!

The ISP 4th Grade Troop will have a booth next Wednesday, February 28th, during dismissal!

They’ll be outside Learners Hall and Stearns Hall. $6 a box – Please bring cash!