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Week 3 of 2017 News

IES Umeå Continues to Grow

As we entered a new term, we welcomed several new students to the school and their families to the Parent Meeting last Monday. It is always so nice to see so many of you attend these events, and it helps us to get to know you, the Parents, even better. 

This Saturday (21st January) also sees our Annual Open House event, from 09:45 until 11:30. It gives prospective parents and students, and of course current parents, the opportunity to see the school and meet all the teachers. Please feel free to come and say hi, and let your friends and families who may be interested in IES know about the event if they don't already.

Click here to read the entire newsletter for this week:

Week 3 IESU News


Reader's Theater

Reader's Theater
Teamwork lead to entertainment as our IES Teachers teamed up with an amazing Readers Theater for the Year 4 students. A great show was enjoyed by all involved!
From the Principal

IES Umeå News for January 11th

IES Umeå News for January 11th

Welcome back everyone!

We look forward to seeing everyone Monday night, the 16th of January, 2017, from 17:00 until 18:00 for our parent meeting.

There will be a PTA meeting on Thursday, the 19th of January, 2017.

There will be an Open House on Saturday, the 21st of January, 2017.

For additional information about these events and more, here is the link to IES Umeå's newsletter for January 11th, 2017:

Parents should have received this same newsletter in an email. If you did not and wish to receive these in the future, please contact Suzi Israelsson ( so she can help update your contact information in SchoolSoft.


Thank you to the PTA

Thank you to the PTA

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Last Tuesday we had nearly 500 people attend the first ever PTA Autumn party, and it was amazing! Thank you to everyone that came, parents, guardians, students, friends and family. We really appreciate your support. A special thank you to all the members of the PTA which helped organise last night and helped at the event itself. If you are interested in helping out at other school events and being a part of the PTA please

Vad är PTA?

PTA står för Parent Teacher Association och består av föräldrarepresentanter och representanter från skolan. PTA:s uppgift är att skapa guldkant för eleverna och lärarna genom att genomföra gemenskapsfrämjande och roliga aktiviteter. För att finansiera aktiviteterna sker det olika aktiviteter för att samla in pengar, t ex loppis dit föräldrar kan skänka saker. Att delta i PTA är helt frivilligt och vi ser gärna att det är med representanter från alla klasser.  PTA möts ca en gång i månaden och planerar kommande aktiviteter. Inom PTA finns olika arbetsgrupper som ansvarar för olika aktiviteter. PTA ska inte förväxlas med ett traditionellt skolråd som diskuterar skolfrågor, utan PTA kan ses mer som klassföräldrar, med den skillnaden att man ordnar aktiviteter för hela skolan och inte bara för en klass.

What is the PTA?

PTA stands for Parent Teacher Association and consists of parents and school staff representatives. The purpose of the PTA is to enhance the school experience for students and teachers, often by conducting fun and social activities. In order to be able to finance these activities, the PTA also conducts fund raising drives, for example, a flea market booth where parents can donate items. Participation in the PTA is completely voluntary and we strive to have a representative from all classes. The PTA meets approximately once a month and plans upcoming activities. Within the PTA there are various committees which are responsible for different activities. PTA should not be confused with the traditional “skolråd” (school council), instead, the PTA can be seen as class parents (klassföräldrar) with the difference being that activities are arranged for the entire school instead of a single class.


Thank you once again. 

Best Regards / Med vänliga hälsningar

Robb Cayford 


Posted in PTA

IES Umeå Autumn Party / IES Umeå Höstfest

PTA Hands

PTA Hands

When: Tuesday, September 6, 17:30-19:30

Where: School grounds IES Umeå, Bölevägen 44

What: Games/activities, meet your child’s classmates and parents, see the school, eat hamburgers, enjoy beverages and baked goods (fika).

To find and more and sign up to attend, go to Connect > PTA on our website.