Fabulous new hats!

Now the weather has got really hot, we are so happy with these fabulous new hats. These have been provided by the PTA. For every child in the ES, there is an ISB hat with their name on.

These hats will stay at school, they can be used at play times, outdoor events and on trips. The hats will move with the children, after the summer holiday, to their new class.  

If your child did not receive one or their name was wrong they will get a new one in August.

Thank you so much to the PTA, these are great! 


Spring Fair, May 19 – Volunteers Needed!

Dear Parents,

The ISB Spring Fair is just around the corner and is one of the most anticipated PTA events of the year.  On Saturday, May 19 there will be a variety of activities – food, games, performances, shopping – on offer that make for a wonderful way to spend time with your family.

For our students, the highlight of the Spring Fair are the games.  Parent volunteers are needed to run the games and manage the booths, which are sponsored by each homeroom.  If there are not enough volunteers, then some homeroom games may have to be closed.  Please inform the homeroom parent of your child’s class or the homeroom teacher to sign up and volunteer an hour or more of your time.

Thank you for your support!

ES Leadership Team

LES Activities Day – Friday 18th May

Dear Parents, On Friday morning we invite you to come to school to see your children as they take part in our annual Activities Day. All children PreK3 – Grade 2 will be taking part. 

The day takes place, whatever the AQI; below 150 AQI on the field by the dome, over 150 AQI, in the Dome for Kinder, 1 and 2 / Gyms 1 and 4 for PreK 3 and PreK4. 

Children should wear their house colour T-shirt, a hat and bring a water bottle.

Time: 8:50- 11:20 (Kinder, Gr. 1 and Gr. 2)

             9:10- 10:30 (PreK3 and PreK4) 

Where: Soccer Field (beside dome) or Dome/Gym 1&4

We hope you can come!

ASA Update

Dear Parents,

Next week, May 7th – 11th, will be the final week of regularly scheduled ASAs this year. The week of May 14th – 18th, will be the make-up classes for ASA Session 3. If you have any questions about the last week of ASAs, please stop by the Activities Office. 

A reminder that Dribbling Dragons will begin on Monday, May 14. Use the following link, Dribbling Dragons registration 2018, if you’re still interested. The Activities Office request that all forms be submitted by Wednesday, May 9th.

CASTA this Thursday!

As we are sure you know CASTA (Celebrate and Share the Arts) is this week. You might be able to spot everyone in their tie-dyed T-shirts! We have a whole ES assembly at 8:30am, then throughout the day all children perform with their class. We hope you are able to come and see your child during the day. Every child also has a piece of art of display.

Below you can find out times for this, they are in images and a PDF:

CASTA 2018 Schedules for each class, time and location


Dribbling Dragons

Dear Parents,

Dribbling Dragons will begin on Monday, May 14. Please see the attached registration form, Dribbling Dragons registration 2018, for more information.

Overview: Dribbling Dragons is a four week basketball program offered to scholars in Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5. The program focuses on skill development, fundamentals, and an introduction to the game of basketball.

If you have any questions about the Dribbling Dragon program, please feel free to stop by the Activities Office.


Jason Cuthbert – Assistant Director of Student Activities


UES Track, Field and Swim Day UPDATE

Good Morning,

Please note that due to the AQI we have altered the UES Track, Field and Swim Day schedule. All outdoor events have been cancelled but we will still hold grade level swimming events in the pool at the times listed below. 

  • Grade 4: 8:30 – 9:30
  • Grade 3: 9:30 – 10:30
  • Grade 5: 11:00 – 12:00

Parent Workshops Presented by ES Counselors

Parenting 101 Workshop Series – Presented by the ES Counselors

Join us in the ES Cafeteria for helpful information and activities to help parents of elementary school age children develop a parenting style that works best for their families. The ES counselors will present an abbreviated version of the STEP (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) model and host discussions between parents about how to handle common parenting dilemmas related to communication with your children, discipline, setting boundaries and routines, and more.  

Sessions Include:

  • Wednesday, April 18th, 8:45 – 10:00am: Parenting 101: Back to Basics
  • Wednesday, May 2nd, 8:45 – 10:00am: Parenting 101: Communication
  • Wednesday, May 16th, 8:45 – 10:00am: Parenting 101: Discipline
  • Wednesday, June 6th, 8:45 – 10:00am: Parenting 101: FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)