The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

November 8, 2023

The Owl 11/8/2023

ISP Japanese Capstone Study Abroad Trip Our Japanese Track 4th and 5th graders are off on their Capstone Study Abroad trip, and are having a wonderful time! They began attending school while doing homestay in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture. This is the first time ISP students have been able to do homestay since 2019, and it’s… View Article

October 31, 2023

The Owl 10/31/2023

No School Friday, November 10th Just a reminder that school will be CLOSED next Friday, November 10, due to Veterans’ Day. There is also no school for students on November 20-24 due to Fall Break. Global Kids will be open from November 20-21. There are openings in all grade groups! Please plan accordingly! ISP Parent… View Article

October 23, 2023

The Owl 10/23/2023

NO SCHOOL THIS FRIDAY! Parent Teacher Conferences! Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up on October 27th, and there is NO SCHOOL! You will have the option to attend in-person or on Zoom. Please read below for important information! All Homeroom, English, Art, Music, & PE teachers will have conferences on Friday, October 27th. English Specialists (Grades… View Article

October 18, 2023

The Owl 10/18/2023

Education Town Hall is Next Week 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… View Article

October 9, 2023

The Owl 10/9/2023

Reminder: No School this Friday or Oct 27th As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS this Friday, October 13th (Statewide Teacher Inservice Day) or Friday, October 27th (Parent Teacher Conferences). Conference sign ups are coming this week! Global Kids is available for sign ups on October 27th, pending availability.   Middle School Information… View Article

October 3, 2023

The Owl 10/3/2023

Introducing Emi Kitawaki Please say hello to Emi Kitawaki, our new Alumni & Community Engagement Manager! Emi comes to us most recently from the Portland Japanese Garden where she was the International Japanese Garden Training Center Program Manager and Assistant to the Chief Curator. Emi also worked as Communication and Outreach Specialist for the Consulate-General… View Article

September 25, 2023

The Owl 9/25/2023

Picture Day is this Friday! Picture Day is this Friday, September 29th (it’s also “Dress to Impress Day” for ISP Spirit Week)! Order forms should be going with your child this week. Please check backpacks! Pre-orders for picture packages may also be placed online by visiting and searching for “International School of Portland.” Your… View Article

September 19, 2023

The Owl 9/19/2023

Curriculum Night is Tomorrow! Here are the Schedules! All parents are encouraged to attend ISP Curriculum Night, when teachers meet with parents as a group to share information about our academic program, homework and expectations for the year. Meet and speak with your student(s)’ Homeroom and English teachers! Art, Music, and PE Specialists will also… View Article

September 19, 2023

The Owl 9/19/2023

September Learner Profile Attribute: Caring 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 September, our faculty are focusing on “Caring” Profile Overview: We show empathy, compassion, and respect. We… View Article

September 5, 2023

The Owl 9/5/2023

Our Annual Founders’ Day is this Friday! Founders’ Day is a beautiful ISP tradition that we hold every September. Part of Founders’ Day is the Handshaking Ceremony, where all teachers/staff members line up like a receiving line in the playground and shake hands with every student. ISP founders Doug and Frey Stearns will be joining… View Article