PTO News

Scholastic Book Sale through October 25

posted Sep 29, 2017, 2:20 AM by

Dear ISD Parents,

Our Scholastic Book Club for the new school year is up and running! Go to to browse the latest English language books and order online. For every £1 you spend on this year's Book Club, our school will earn 20p in Scholastic Rewards. The books are typically written at an elementary or middle school reading level. Teacher books are also available.

Please place your order online and pay directly by October 25, 2017. We will not be accepting paper orders. All orders must be made online.

Please make sure to include your child's class along with his/her name (ex. Smith 2S). Please do not use the scholastic general website or your order will not be sent to the school. As a bonus, your child's teacher will get 20% of the value of all books ordered from their students as a credit to be used for purchasing class reading books.

Kindly note that Scholastic reserves the right to substitute for books not currently available. The books are expected to arrive in November.



Chers parents de L’ ISD,

Notre Club de livres scolaires pour la nouvelle année scolaire 2017 est en cour de redémarrer!
Pour l’achat des livres, visiter le siteweb: pour parcourir les derniers livres en langue anglaise et commander en ligne. Pour chaque £1 que vous dépensez sur les livres de cette année, notre école gagnera 20points en récompenses scolaires. Les livres sont typiquement écrits pour les niveaux de lecture élémentaire ou intermédiaire (middle school). Des livres pour enseignants sont également disponibles a acheter en ligne a travers le meme lien donné sur dans ce message.

Veuillez passer votre commande en ligne et payer directement avant le 25 octobre 2017. Nous n'accepterons pas les commandes faite par papier. Toutes les commandes doivent être faites en ligne.

Aussi, assurez-vous d'inclure la classe de votre enfant avec son nom (ex. Smith 2S). Veuillez ne pas utiliser le siteweb général de l'école ou votre commande ne sera pas envoyée à l'école. En plus, l'enseignant de votre enfant recevra 20% de la valeur de tous les livres commandés à ses étudiants comme un crédit à utiliser pour l’acheter des livres de lecture de classe.

Veuillez noter que Scholastic se réserve le droit de remplacer des livres qui ne sont pas actuellement disponibles. Les livres devraient arriver en novembre.


Movie Night: September 15, 5 PM

posted Sep 8, 2017, 4:10 AM by

PTO Events: Family Movie Night, Senegalese Cultural Talk

posted Aug 31, 2017, 2:17 AM by

The PTO have organized two events for ISD parents and families: 
  • On Wednesday September 6, there will be a Senegalese cultural talk for new and existing parents. This will be an interesting insight into Senegalese culture and customs. Coffee and biscuits will be served!  This will be held in the ISD admin conference room from 8:30 - 9:30 am.
  • The PTO are hosting a family movie night in the PAC on Friday September 15 from 5pm-7pm.  Popcorn, pizza and drinks will be on sale. Movie to be confirmed! 

Are you interested in volunteering?

posted Aug 31, 2017, 1:57 AM by

Are you a parent who would like to contribute to ISD?  Have you considered volunteering with the PTO? 

If you're interested, please fill out this form and return to or drop it off at the communications office in the admin building.

ISD PTO Parent Welcome Event, August 22

posted Aug 18, 2017, 1:14 AM by

ISD PTO Parent Welcome Event

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 6pm - 8pm

Location: Second floor balcony overlooking the auditorium.

The ISD PTO would like to invite all parents to a welcome event on Tuesday 22nd August between 6pm and 8pm.  There will be drinks and canapés served on the second floor balcony overlooking the auditorium. Come along and get to know other parents in an informal setting.  This event is for parents only.

We look forward to seeing you!

Soiree Litteraire

posted Mar 20, 2017, 12:56 AM by Kelly ‎(ES Pr)‎ CHUMRAU.

Thanks for a great Bingo Night, PTO!  Well done!!!

Soirée Littéraire
If you are looking for a fun evening out, consider the Soiree Litteraire.  PTO has arranged for ten families to host ten different evening events.  These soirees will happen in their homes and they will provide good food and friendly conversation about the books you have all read.  Below are the details:

The 5th Annual Soirée Littéraire is scheduled for the month of April. Specific dates are April 5th, April 8th, April 11 and April 22.

The Soirée Littéraire is an adults-only PTO event where ISD parents, teachers and

staff host book-themed dinners in their homes. As in years past, this year’s Soirée Littéraire takes place during World Cultural Month, a great opportunity to celebrate and share the traditions we grew up with or adopted from the countries where we’ve lived.

On Wednesday April 5 we propose two dinner options :

  • In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin

  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller

On Saturday April 8 there are six options:

  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Man from Snowy River by A.B. "Banjo" Paterson

  • The Master and Margarita by Michail Bulgakov

  • Pakistan: A Personal History by Imran Khan

  • Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi

  • South by Ernest Shakleton

On Tuesday April 11:

  • Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

On Saturday April 22:

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

Guests will enjoy a delicious dinner and meet new people, while supporting the PTO.

Tickets are 10,000 cfa per person.  This is a fundraiser for the PTO.

Tickets are now on sale after school near the front gate. If you cannot purchase your ticket in person, please email Kelly at or call Gigia at 77 798 23 03 to reserve your tickets. Pick your top three dinner choices after reading the descriptions.

The descriptions do not include who will be hosting the dinner – the surprise is part of the fun! Prior to the dinner, we will send you the contact information and directions to your dinner location via email.

Please join us for a wonderful Soirée Littéraire 2017!

The PTO team.

Chers parents et membres de l’ISD,

La 5ème Soirée Littéraire débute en Avril avec quatre dates : 5, 8, 11 et 22 Avril.   

La Soirée Littéraire est un événement organisé par le PTO réservé aux adultes : les parents, enseignants et personnel de ISD organisent des dîners à thème chez eux. Comme dans les années passées, la Soirée Littéraire de cette année se déroule pendant le mois de la culture, une grande occasion pour célébrer et partager les traditions que nous avons vécues ou adoptées dans les pays où nous avons habité.

Le Mercredi 5 avril deux options sont proposées :

  • In Other Rooms, Other Wonders par Daniyal Mueenuddin

  • The Crucible par Arthur Miller

Le Samedi 8 avril six options :

  • The Great Gatsby par F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • The Man from Snowy River par A.B. "Banjo" Paterson

  • The Master and Margarita par Michail Bulgakov

  • Pakistan: A Personal History par Imran Khan

  • Pinocchio par Carlo Collodi

  • South par Ernest Shakleton

Le Mardi 11 Avril :

  • Exit West par Mohsin Hamid

Le Samedi 22 avril :

  • Things Fall Apart par Chinua Achebe.

Les invités goûteront un dîner délicieux et rencontreront des nouvelles personnes, tout en soutenant le PTO. Les billets coutent 10 000 cfa par personne et les fonds seront versés au PTO. Les billets seront mis en vente à partir du 16 mars et seront vendus après l'école près de la porte d'entrée. Si vous ne pouvez pas acheter le billet en personne, envoyez un mail à Kelly à pour réserver vos places ou appeler le 77 798 2 303 (Gigia).

Vous recevrez la description du diner (thème de la soirée et type de repas) sans le nom de l'hôte du dîner - la surprise fait partie du plaisir! Avant le dîner, nous vous enverrons par courriel les coordonnées et les indications pour votre dîner.

Rejoignez-nous pour une merveilleuse Soirée Littéraire 2017!

L'équipe PTO.

A Few Things Coming Up ...

posted Mar 18, 2016, 8:16 AM by Suzanne WARDINI   [ updated Mar 18, 2016, 10:27 AM ]

Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th March 2016:
PTO Pop up craft sale
Open at the school from 3.00 - 4

Thursday 24th March 2016:
Field day for the Elementary school
PTO will be handing
ice cream
to the children at approximately 2.30 pm

Friday, 8th 
Traditional Senegalese Wrestling Exhibition
Tickets are on sale now at the school from - 3.45
cfa 4,000 per ticket

Naturally we need plenty of volunteers to assist with events
  If you have the time,
please send an email to

Wrestling Match

posted Mar 11, 2016, 1:47 AM by Suzanne WARDINI   [ updated Mar 11, 2016, 12:47 PM ]

The PTO and World Cultural Month Committee are organizing a Senegalese Lutte (wrestling) match to kick off April's World Cultural Month at ISD. Don't miss this spectacular family event on 
Friday, April 8 at 5pm. Tickets are 4,000 cfa per person (adult or child) and go on sale after school starting this Monday, March 14.

There are a limited number of tickets so be sure to buy them soon!

PTO Meeting - Feb. 1 at 2PM

posted Jan 29, 2016, 12:10 AM by Suzanne WARDINI   [ updated Jan 29, 2016, 12:17 AM ]

Dear Par

Come and join us for the second PTO meeting (Parent Teacher Organization) on MONDAY, February 1 at 2pm in the admin conference room.
Together we will be organizing events for you and your children from now until the end of the school year, and we are hoping for lots of helping hands.
New parents are welcome, join us for a coffee.  For more information check on the I.S.D. website.
Hope to see you there. 
Maria Lynham and Monika Oudotte  (P.T.O. co-chairs)

Volunteers Needed

posted Jan 15, 2016, 1:43 AM by Suzanne WARDINI

Happy New Year!  We hope you had a wonderful festive break and have come back refreshed and ready for the new term.

The first PTO meeting of the New Year will be next Thursday, 21 January at 8.30 am in the conference room in the admin building.  The main topic of discussion will be the putting together of a dynamic new PTO coordinating team.  We hope that you will be able to join us and that you will consider ways in which you can volunteer.

For those of you who missed the message posted in the Jaguar Journal on 11 December on this subject, please see below.

Looking forward to a big turn-out at next Thursday's meeting.

Best wishes,


The PTO has wonderful, hard working volunteers. As many of you know, we run a series of community and fundraising events throughout the year, such as family fun days, the hugely popular soiree litteraire, Santa Sale, used book sale, and much more. These events can only take place if we have a strong team comprised of a leader and co-chairs.

Over the past few months, Jane Piot has been the interim Chair, assisted by Jen Grant, former PTO Chair. From January, Jane is not able to continue to chair as she has decided to return to working in public health. We are therefore looking for a dynamic, energetic person (or group of 2 persons) who would like to run the PTO team.

Please consider volunteering for this position – it’s incredibly rewarding! We are very hopeful that we will get a new team in place as soon as possible in order that the popular PTO-organised events throughout the calendar year can continue without a break.

Thank you to everyone who purchased Scholastic Books and to the PTO volunteers, particularly Maria Lynham who managed the Scholastic Book Sale. We earned lots of reward books for our classrooms!

Thank you, too, to all the Santa Sale volunteers who helped make it such a wonderful event for the students! We couldn’t have done it without so many parent and teacher helpers!

We wish everyone a restful, enjoyable vacation. Happy holidays to all!


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