ISB Parents Association

The ISB Parents Association (PA) is an important component in the life of the school. Led by elected co-chairs, the PA is committed to supporting the school and its students and to increasing parent awareness about the school programs and activities.

PA Chairs for 2018-2019:

Marie-Cécile Girard-Jones, President
Ashna Chopra, Vice President
Suzanne Park, Secretary and Class Parent Liaison
Catalina Herrera, Treasurer
Ashley Huston, Communications Co-chair and Class Parent Liaison
Charissa Cheong  and Alice Bennahmias, Events and Volunteer Co-chairs
Lucrecia Briceno and Michael Rivera, Committee Liaison and Staff Appreciation Co-chair


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Parents Association Committees

The PA has four working committees to help support ISB’s mission: Library, Staff Appreciation, Community Service, and Diversity. These committees are parent-run and are overseen by the PA in conjunction with ISB staff members.

Community Service Committee: This committee helps provide students with opportunities to give back to our local community and communities abroad. Members help organize service projects for students in Nursery-8th Grade, including the Global Service Initiative, Winter Wishes, and Day of Service! To join the Community Service Committee, please email

Diversity Committee: The Diversity Committee is dedicated to promoting and advocating for a diverse space for our children. Diversity of all kinds makes our school the special place that it is, and it is one of our core values. This committee helps to educate the community on diversity-related issues by hosting workshops and events that showcase and celebrate the diversity within our community. To join the Diversity Committee, please email

Library Committee: The Library Committee supports ISB’s multilingual library with special projects, events, and day-to-day assistance. The committee also collaborates with the Librarian to organize and promote events such as Literacy Week, the Multilingual Book Fair, author visits, and the ISB Multicultural Book Club (with the Diversity Committee). Members also help with the day-to-day activities in the Library, including book shelving and inventory. To join the Library Committee, please email

Staff Appreciation Committee: ISB Staff members play a critical role in the success of our school and our students. The Staff Appreciation Committee ensures the entire ISB Staff feels recognized for the hard work they do by organizing special holiday and end-of-year lunches, monthly breakfasts, treats, and raffles to thank those who educate and care for our children. To join the Staff Appreciation Committee, please email


Literacy Week 2018

Amid the frenzy of Election Day and Parent Teacher Conferences, the ISB community came together to transform the gym for the 14th Annual Multilingual Book Fair: a forest of enticing French, English and Spanish literature, and to celebrate Literacy Week. The enthusiasm for the events stretched far and wide.

7th Grade Student Maia W. Wins Essay Contest at New York Bilingual Fair!

Congratulations to ISB 7th Grader Maia W. on coming in 3rd place in the middle school essay contest hosted by French Morning and Frenchly as part of the New York Bilingual Fair. For this essay, students were asked to answer the question, “How does being bilingual make you different, shape you or define who you

Recipes from ISB’s International Feast

The ISB Parents Association hosted another successful International Feast this year, with delicious dishes representing the heritages of ISB families from all corners of the world. Be an adventurer this weekend and try out one of these recipes from the Feast!