Events 2018/19

Dec 5 - AGM (Annual General Meeting) at 8:00 am
NEW! NEW! NEW! Dec 7 - MYP Food Bank Food drive & PTA Movie Night
Dec 14 - Winter Pageant (school is out at 11:30ish)
Dec 15- Jan 6 - Winter break
Jan 25 - End of 1 semester
Feb 7-10 - CEESA HS Speech & Debate tournament in Tirana (Albania)
Feb 22 - Estonian Day
Feb 23-March 3 - February break
March 15 - In-service day (NO school for students)
March 28 - Student-led Conferences
April 1-12 - DP2 Mock exams 
April 4-6 - MYP Friendly Olympics
April 11-14 - CEESA MS Knowledge Bowl tournament in Tirana (Albania) 
April 19-28 Spring break
May 1 - May Day - a national holiday, NO school
May 9 - 12 - HOSTING CEESA MS Cultural Arts Festival 
NEW! NEW! NEW! - MYP Graduation (MYP 5)
June 7- Leaving/Graduation ceremony (at 10:00)


Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held next Thursday, December 5 at 8:00 at ISE. Please find an invitation here. If you are unable to attend you can give the right to represent you to some other member of the MTÜ who is planning to attend. For that please find a power of attorney here.   

PTA meeting

Next PTA meeting will be held December 7 at 8:45 at ISE in the Boardroom on the 2nd floor through IT office (above the entrance).
Everybody is welcome!

MYP Food Bank Food drive - Dec 7

One of the key elements of the IB MYP programme is learning through Service and Action. Through SA students develop the learner profile attributes that are important for successes in the future. This year, MYP 4 is happy to let the community know that on the 7th of December from noon to 3:45 pm, all MYP students once again will have the opportunity to participate in a food drive organized by the Estonian Food Bank ‘'Toidupank’, and continue the tradition of helping those in need. The volunteers will be working in cross-grade level teams at three centrally located stores in Tallinn. All MYP students are required to participate, and we are inviting parent and teacher volunteers to join us as well.
We kindly ask you to fill out the survey here to help us decide the teams, and let us know what your child(ren) do after the food drive. Please consider going to the movie with a friend(s) when choosing shops.
For more information please contact Ms. Reelika Herkel or Ms. Kadri Tomson

After the Food drive, the PTA has kindly invited all students to a private screening of the new Robin Hood movie (see a trailer here) at 16:45 at Kosmos IMAX theater. It will be a nice ending for the day and a way to show the students our appreciation for their hard work. There will be just enough time to get from food drive to the screening with your friends!
The students will enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks before the movie, provided by the PTA. PTA representatives will be at the cinema during the entire movie. We have limited places in the theater, so please urge your kids to sign up. Parents are invited for coffee and snacks at the cinema's cafeteria.

From the PYP Student Council:

After many meetings, the recently formed PYP Student Council introduced itself to the student body in a short assembly earlier this week. The student council is made up of a few students from grades 3,4 and 5 and they have decided on the following mission:
The mission of ISE’s student council is to make the school an even better place than it already is by representing students, their ideas and voices so that they are heard by ISE’s adults. We are striving to be role models who organize social events in order to make our community more fun.
With a mission in place, the student council has organized a photo contest, with a nature-based theme, where the winning selections will be displayed near the entrance of the school. All submissions must be from our school’s playground, or the park just behind the school. This competition closes Friday, Dec. 7th.
The student council is also organizing an end of a semester movie theatre, where they have selected two holiday-themed movies, one for the younger PYP students and the other for the older PYP students. They have decided to charge 2 euros in order to raise some money to put towards a project that is to be determined. The 2 euro will get each child a bag of popcorn and a juice box for the movie.
In this past week’s assembly, the student council surveyed the students to find out which project would be best to work towards. They had a variety of playground equipment ideas from which to choose from. The student council will make a decision on which project to support at their next meeting.

Giving Tree 

ISE has had a long-term relationship with Nõmme Women´s shelter. Every Christmas our students are organising a gift drive for mothers and children who are forced to stay at the shelter over the holidays. This year our Estonian Language class students are the leaders of this event. Here is a message from them:
There will be a fir tree and two donation boxes right next to it from next Tuesday, Dec 4 by the assembly area. On the tree there will be ornaments with a gender and age of a child. You are encouraged to take an ornament and buy an appropriate gift according to the data on it. 
At the same time we are also organizing a food collection for the shelter. The food should be either dry like pasta, noodles, porridge, or well packaged, like conserves, jars, etc.
Please put the food in a separate box from the gifts, there will be name tags on the boxes, is either for the food or the gifts!
The donation box will be put out on the 4 of December and the food and gifts should be brought in by the 12 of December. 
Hopefully you consider joining us.
Thank you,
ISE Middle Years Estonian Class 1&2!

MYP 1 & 2 Service Learning Project

Donation box:
There is a donation box moving around during break and lunch every Friday until the end of January. We also have a donation box located near the School's entrance. This will give the MYP 1&2 classes a chance to help fund our 2019 Service Learning Activity for the VAO Center. At VAO we plan to visit the refugees from other countries, donate needed supplies, and help work in their garden so we can make a difference little by little. Please donate what you can.
Bake sale:
MYP 1 & 2 are having a bake sale during MYP & DP lunchtime. On the 5th & 6th of December. On the 6th we will sell after school. You can stop by for a cupcake or a cookie. Buy as many as you can so that you can help us and the refugees at VAO. All donations and profits go to VAO. So please stop by and try a treat for a sweet price.


End of the 1st semester 

Please note that this school year the first semester ends on January 25th, 2019 after Winter Break. First Semester Report Cards will be released on January 28th.
MYP and DP families, please be aware that summative assessments and tests are taking place during the first weeks after the break. Therefore, we kindly ask families not to extend the holidays in January. 

Daily bell schedule and 2018-19 calendar

Please find the daily bell schedule here and school year 2018-19 here.


When venturing out in the dark, take a cue from the locals and wear a reflector. It is a small piece of plastic or fabric that makes pedestrians visible to oncoming traffic. The concept was first invented in 1934 by British road worker Percy Shaw, who was inspired by the reflective qualities of cats' eyes. Virtually all children and over two-thirds of local adults wear reflectors, largely due to a 2011 law that requires their use in darkness and conditions of poor visibility. Please note that the traffic police may issue a fine if you do not wear a reflector. ISE reflectors can be bought from the school office for 3€ a piece.

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