Parents Support Group

For general inquiries, comments, suggestions and interest in volunteering for upcoming events, you can reach us  at:PSG@edu.isalmere.nl
For class-specific communication, please email your representative at the allocated email address stated below.
The chairperson for the parent support group for the school year 2018-2019 is Desa Facey
Secretary: tba
Treasurer: tba
You can contact the Chairperson via PSG@edu.isalmere.nl
Current Representatives:

Irina Selen
MYP1A Representative
My name is Irina Selen, I am from Lithuania and my husband is Dutch. Although the main spoken language in the family is English, I also speak Russian, Lithuanian, and currently I’m learning Dutch. We’ve been living in the Netherlands for 4 years. Before that we lived in USA and Denmark. I used to work as an account manager and currently I am a housewife. I have 2 kids, my daughter Katarina is in MYP1 and my son is a DP graduate, right now he is studying at the University of Groningen. I was a class mom last year in IPS Almere and I used to be a class mom in my home country. I have the time and desire to volunteer and help with organizing various school events throughout the year!

Roobeel Srivastava
MYP1B Representative

Hi, I am Roobeel Srivastava and I come from India. My son Aarush Srivastava is in MYP1b. I have been living in the Netherlands for last 10 years and I work with PVH Corp. in Amsterdam. I love to travel and enjoy time with family and friends. As a PSG member I would like to collaborate with the fellow members and contribute to a strong and effective parents community representation in the school. I was also the class parent in the International Primary School Almere and would like to bring in my experience to this forum as well.

Carl Demeree
MYP2A Representative
“Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen but give us the determination to make the right things happen.” -Horace Mann. Progressive schools are the lifeblood of any thriving community and reflect the values that will shape the character of our children and society.  Our family moved from the United States two years ago and I joined the PSG to offer assistance in any manner to this uniquely progressive young school.  My son is in MYP2 and is a member of the Student Council.

Alina Pintelie
MYP2B Representative

I’m Alina Pintelie, I come from Romania and I have a wonderful son, currently in MYP2. I believe the old proverb that says “It takes a village to raise a child” is true so I’m ready to contribute with what I can to make our children learning journey as fruitful and enjoyable as possible. The best education should be a continuous joint effort between school and parents and I am glad to be having the opportunity to be a part of it for my son.

Chetna Bohara
MYP3A Representative
My name is Chetna Bohara. I originally come from India (Mumbai). I am in the Netherlands for past 16 years. I have 2 daughters at ISAlmere in MYP3b and in MYP2b. This is my second year in the PSG so I am looking forward to working with all the enthusiastic parents. ISAlmere is a growing community. And I am glad to be part of this process where our school develops into a larger, stronger school.

Bea de Jong
MYP3B Representative
I am Bea de Jong. We moved back to the Netherlands last summer after living abroad for 11 years. We are a family of 6 people. The oldest 2 children are studying already and the other two are in DP1 and MYP3. Before we returned to NL, we already decided to get involved in the new school community as fast as possible. So when I saw the vacancy for MYP3 representative, I jumped in right away. What a great way to get involved, support the school and meanwhile get to know new people! My goal is to be involved and to create strong connections in order to support both the school and the children in their mutual relationships. If we work together on this, we can achieve a lot!

Luciana Fonseca
MYP4A Representative
My name is Luciana Fonseca and my daughter currently attends ISAlmere in MYP4. We have only been in Almere for over a year and we are settling in well and the school is a big part of our lives. I am from Brazil but have lived, studied and worked in the US, UK, Spain, and Australia before coming to The Netherlands. My professional history is as diverse as the countries I’ve lived in and ranges from Photography, Art, Communication and Digital Media to International Education and Business Development. I am pleased to be a parent representative and hope I can somehow contribute in making ISA an even better school for our children. 

Aleka Kanta
MYP4b Representative


 
 

Desa Facey
MYP5a Representative, Chairperson
My name is Desa Facey.  Our family moved to the Netherlands in 2015 from Boston.  I have a son in DP1 and a daughter in MYP5.  Being a member of the PSG has really helped me to integrate into the community.  I have met so many wonderful parents who have always been willing to lend a helping hand to support our school and each other.  I believe that the continuity of special traditions and celebrations is one of the more important factors of our children’s school experience, and I am excited to assist in upholding these traditions this year.  The PSG is very fortunate to have a large and dynamic group of parents, many of whom have just newly joined our school and I look forward to working with everyone.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to help out.

Stephanie McDonald
MYP5c Representative
My name is Stephanie McDonald.  Having just moved recently from Vancouver, Canada to the Netherlands I am excited to learn about not only a new continent, country, and language, but also about an IB International school as this is our first experience. We have 2 boys in MYP4 & MYP5 and our daughter attends a Dutch language school.  I have always volunteered my time as a parent to make school, extracurricular groups, or a sports team a better place for our children as having a constructive voice is better than having none at all.  Even though I am a teacher I find the Dutch school system and the IB program to be very confusing as an expat.  It is interesting to me to draw similarities and differences from both the inside, being a teacher, to the outside in my parent role.  What better way to understand the system, be in the loop of my children’s education, have a voice for what children and parents would like to see happening at their school all while meeting new people and creating friendships.  We can create great things together, looking forward to the growth at Almere International and welcoming new families as we were welcomed.

Yvonne Fischer
DP1 Representative

My name is Yvonne Fischer. I have 2 sons at ISAlmere in MYP3 and in MYP5. I used to work in the financial services industry until a few years ago. After that, I have graduated as a children’s coach. I joined the PSG because I believe that having an enthusiast Parent Support Group is a very valuable addition to our school. My goal is to contribute in creating a positive, energetic school atmosphere, where students, staff and parents of all cultures and nationalities enjoy being. ISAlmere is a growing community. And I am glad to be part of this process where our school develops into a larger, strong school.

Tinbit Legesse
DP2 Representative
My name is Tinbit Legesse Getachew. I have been living in the Netherlands a couple of years. I have two sons, my oldest son joined ISA 2 years ago and my youngest son is still in local school Weesp. Since last year I joined PSG group. I believe that every contribution and supports will help the school to make the students, parents, and teachers closer. It is a pleasure to be part of this group to support and help the school during events and different celebrations.  It is also a privilege actively to participate in various events with ISA community to make the school international atmosphere.

 

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

 

 

 

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

       
       
       
       
     

       
       
       
       
     

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

 

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

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