The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) held its annual "PTA Presents Paris" welcome morning for new parents on Friday, September 9. The event has become the new parents' essential guide to life in Paris and life at ISP, with helpful tips and advice on a whole variety of topics, from navigating the French medical system to looking after your pets in France.
It was a full house in the ISP Gym with parents, old and new, coming along to meet each other and share advice on living in Paris and becoming a part of the school community. ISP's Head of School, Simon Murray, welcomed parents to the event, followed by an array of speakers, who shared their expertise and experiences about life in Paris.
The American Hospital's ER Dr Barbara Hanke gave parents an indispensable overview of accessing health care in France, from figuring out which hospital meets your needs to the right numbers to call in an emergency. (No fear—those parents who missed the event can still access the information in the PTA Parent Handbook and the Parent Portal!)
When they weren't busy absorbing information, parents were provided with breakfast and a delicious sushi lunch, put on by the PTA. A special thanks for organising the event goes to Ingrid Equestre, Sharon Nossiter and Liz Mockapetris for organizing the event and making such a success of it, as well as to the other parent volunteers and guest speakers!