Elementary School news

International School of Panama’s Dolphins are always up to something good, and we want to share it with you. Catch all the good news and important announcements for our elementary school right here.

Summer Camp

Summer camp is available from June 19 to July 14. This four-week camp is a great opportunity for kids to stay sharp, keep cool, and have fun during the holiday break. Enrollment is available for a single week or all four weeks. Registration fees include all activities, lunch, and field trips. Please see our summer camp flyer for more information, and register online today!

Transitions Parent Coffee

We are close to the end of the school year, yet there are many exciting topics to discuss among our school community. In the following weeks, we will offer a very important parent coffee, which we think will be of great interest to all of you. On Wednesday, May 24, we will host our second transitions presentation, which will point out specific challenges one can face during any transition period.

This process not only can be overwhelming, but it may carry some stressful and frightening times. Making a minor change in our daily life can affect us, so imagine moving from one country to another! This can definitely affect you and your whole family.

During this intense and confusing process, you may ask yourself many questions.

  • How do I cope with all these changes?
  • How do I help my own children cope with such a drastic change?
  • What can I do?

One of our goals here at ISP has always been to do all we can to provide as much support and guidance as our families and students may need. Therefore, we have put together some very useful tips and practical information that may come in quite handy if your family has plans of moving on to a new destination. Our Elementary Counseling Department will be providing valuable suggestions of how to help you manage your children’s transition to a new school and/or country. We are extending a cordial invitation to our transitions parent coffee next week Wednesday, May 24 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the elementary conference room. Change is usually difficult to handle and learning effective ways to approach it is always of great benefit. We would like to help make this process as smooth as possible for you. If your child will not be coming back to ISP next year, we also recommend that you attend this meeting. 

We hope to see you in our next parent coffee!

  • ES Transitions Parent Coffee - May 24 at 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the ES Conference Room 
  • Child Protection Parent Coffee - May 23 at 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. in the PAC
Students in 2nd Grade are M.A.D. (Making A Difference)

Students in Grade 2 have spent time on recent units working on global issues that we can help with here at ISP. Connected to Earth Day and our school working towards becoming an eco-school  (for more information see the National Wildlife Federation website) students have been gathering data and running initiatives on how to reduce our environmental impact. All students have contributed and we are sharing one video here from a student who worked with the elementary administrators to make a video to show us all how we can do better at being thoughtful about our school resources. Thanks 2nd grade for Making A Difference in our world!

Watch our M.A.D. video here

End Of Year Transitions

With the end of the year approaching we know we will be saying goodbye to a number of students. If you are a family who is moving away from ISP, we are here to support you and your children from your transition away. Our counseling team can meet with students to support them and provide guidance for parents as well. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any need.

Student Information Survey

In the next month, our elementary team will work on student placements for classes next year. While we do not accept parent requests for teachers, we always invite parents to share information about their children to help us with the placement process. This year we are doing this process electronically. If you want to share information with us, please complete a student information survey. We appreciate your time and participation.

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