Dear ISO community,

Welcome back from a well deserved Fall break.

We are all thrilled by the upcoming six weeks of learning, but also of activities on ISO Campus.

Enjoy all the infos about the upcoming events of our community in this third Turtle Talk below.

Best regards,

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Turtle Talk

ISO Turtle
  1. Director’s Message
  2. ISO Book Club
  4. ISO PTA
  5. From the Medical Office
  6. November Snack Shack Menu 
  7. November Calendar 

Director's Message

International School of Ouagadougou Community,

RE: Back to Work - Fall Break Concludes

As Mr. Dean Jex stated last year: “I hope that the extended vacation time gave you soul time to focus on school time.”

As we all understand, in this challenging context, one of the goals for this school year is to promote quality communication and positive parent involvement as the essential components for the partnership between home and school. To that end, as we exit the Fall Break recess and embark on 6 solid weeks of instruction, we would like to pass along the following details about our program here at ISO.

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Next Board Meeting: November 21st

Although the Board has been meeting frequently regarding the Director Search for the 2024-2025 School Year, their next scheduled open meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 21st.

To that end, it was great to see everybody last month at our Annual Fall Association Meeting. This gave us some time to talk about the present situation of the school, answer your questions, and also present our audited financial results from last year, while providing this year’s projections based on our present paying student population.  


Student-Parent-teacher Conferences (SPTC)

On Friday, October 27th, right before our Fall Break, we held our Parent-Teacher Meetings. As I mentioned last year, research shows that students in homes where parents talked positively about school and showed interest in what their students were learning, had a 42% gain over students in ones where positive parent feedback did not occur.

We had around 70% of our parents attend our SPTC conferences. This provided us with another opportunity to strengthen our home-school partnership to ensure all students are making measurable academic achievements during their tenure here at ISO. Once more, on behalf of teachers and staff, I would like to send out a formal “thank you” for working with us in support of your students’ learning.


Final Note

Mr. Adrian Horton was at the International Community School of Abidjan this week. He has been working with a team from the Middle States Association (MSA) to ensure the school’s adherence to the MSA quality standards. Using the MSA protocols, they will:

• Make sure that all their educational programs are both up-to-date and data-driven

• Evaluate the continued development and evolution of the school, just like us here at ISO, in order to meet their highly transient students’ needs

• Assist in the process of continual improvement with recommendations.



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From the Medical Office

Greetings dear ISO Community,

We are still in is a period when health centers and households alike are grappling with the prevalence of diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, influenza, and even COVID-19, with numerous mutations on the horizon. It's worth noting that these ailments often share similar symptoms, including fever, headaches, and muscle pain. Therefore, it is crucial for us to take steps to protect ourselves and our surroundings.

If you or someone you know displays any of these symptoms, don't hesitate to seek medical advice and isolate yourself to prevent the spread of illness to others. Prevention remains our most effective defense against these diseases, and here are some measures to consider:


1. Dress in clothing that covers your entire body.

2. Sleep under mosquito nets to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

3. Utilize insecticides to combat mosquito populations.

4. Ensure that your living environment is regularly treated to control disease vectors.

5. Apply mosquito-repelling creams or lotions.

6. Prioritize rest and a balanced diet to boost your immune system.

7. Stay well-hydrated to prevent dehydration.

Remember, if you don't feel well, consult with a healthcare professional promptly. Your health and the health of those around you are of utmost importance.


The ISO Nurse

Aimée Dayamba

Snack Shack Menu November 2023

SNACK SHACK MENU September 2023

Calendar November 2023

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