The PTO would like to thank the ISD community for its generous support! It has been a very busy year. We held a huge community Halloween event, organized the Santa sale and the soirée littéraire, encouraged paper over screens with the used book sale, sold drinks at the DWG bazaars, and brought back the yard sale! The money raised has been put towards PTO grants that benefit the whole ISD community. Students, faculty, and staff applied for and received grant money for: the taste of Senegal refreshments at the Jag Arts event; canapés for the IB Arts exhibition at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence; the purchase of recycling bins which will appear shortly on campus; the upcoming garden project; sets and costumes for Kirikou et Karaba and Alice in Wonderland; and the inaugural high school student forum, which brought together students from several schools in Dakar. We also held two community welcome soirées, supported the introduction of new families to ISD, organized Staff Appreciation Day, purchased icy treats for elementary field day, and provided a graduation gift for each of this year’s seniors.
It takes a lot to organize even the simplest of events. We have a dedicated group who attend our weekly meetings and regularly volunteer, but those who cannot attend weekly still volunteered their time at these events. From the initial planning, to creating the volunteer SignUp Genius with all of the details, to designing/printing/sticking up the posters, to the actual help the day of--and let’s not forget the clean up!--it takes many hands. A special thanks to those volunteers who help with the not-so-glamorous tasks like tidying and stock-taking in our new Spirit Shop, carrying heavy boxes to and from the PTO storage room, and cleaning/sorting out boxes for the Santa sale, used book sale, Halloween, etc. We are grateful for all of the help and support!
We look forward to your growing support as we plan even more PTO events for the 2019-20 school year. You will find the PTO every THURSDAY from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Administration Building conference room. Enjoy the summer!
Your ISD PTO Lauren Miller, Chair
Emma Archer, Treasurer
Dan Holmes, Secretary