The ISP Community
This event is special for the parent community at ISP. It’s our chance to give back and share essential information with the new parents. We all remember how it felt to be new here and we want to ease the transition in any way we can for our new families.
Parents brought along homemade food from their home countries. Music was provided by The Doodads band, which includes parents and teachers from the ISP community. Parent volunteers signed up for shifts on the bar and to help set the event up.
Creating Memories for the ISP Community
To help create ISP's welcoming spirit that bonds families, the PTA sponsors three main types of activities:
These events provide an opportunity for members of the community to get to know one another in an informal setting and to ask questions about life in Paris or about ISP.
Coffee Mornings: Social get-togethers for parents, announced via email and the weekly newsletter.
PTA's Intro to Paris: An information session for new families to answer questions about attending ISP and living in Paris.
International Night: One of the PTA’s major social events of the year for parents and staff, with refreshments, music and dancing.
School's Out Summer's Coming Party: This end-of-year party provides an opportunity for departing staff and families to celebrate the accomplishments of the year and say goodbye to one another before school ends.
PTA Class Representative: The point person for assisting with communication between parents and teachers of a particular classroom or grade. The Class Representatives coordinate coffee morning social gatherings and help to get parents involved in school activities.
Volunteers to Assist ISP Staff: Librarians and teachers always welcome any assistance.
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Days: Our special annual celebration days to say thanks to our teachers and staff.
Holiday Bazaar: A holiday market of small items for Primary School students to buy as gifts for family and friends.
Parents and other members of the ISP community organize a variety of activities that are open to parents. Many activities are free of charge or are available for a small fee and provide an opportunity for parents to meet one another, practice a skill or hobby or learn a bit more about life in Paris. Current PTA-sponsored activities for parents are listed each week in the newsletter. In the past these activities have included:
- Cooking lessons.
- Walking tours of Paris.
- French or English book clubs.
- Language conversation classes.
- Tai Chi, yoga, pilates and so much more!
I'm really happy that our family happens to be in Paris and at ISP at this time. The positive energy and atmosphere in the school are amazing, and I'm grateful to be able to join in and experience this.
Marita, ISP parent
We have one common goal: to provide the students with the best educational and personal experience possible during their time at ISP. This passion unites and motivates us to exchange our experiences and share our advice from child care, to homework, to school events, to local survival tips, to making new friends.
The ISP PTA
ISP is always open to new thoughts and ideas from the parents' side.
At ISP the most important values are a commitment to the IB and the inclusion of all students and their cultural differences.