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Author Archives: Patricia Colin

Share Your Words

A couple of weeks ago, I asked our community a question: how would you describe ISTP in four words?

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Through and Through

Jovi and I recently returned from an independent school marketing conference at Harvard University, where we came away energized with ideas, resources, and strategies. At the conference, I noticed how as we were networking and introducing...

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More than just a trip

I recently returned from France, where I was one of the chaperones for our 5th grade exchange trip to Blérancourt. Anyone who has chaperoned a trip with children can tell you that it's not an easy experience, but it is a rewarding one....

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Planning for the Future

It was obvious that this was a discussion that needed to happen, and my husband and I decided to engage in the estate planning process. It was one of the biggest gifts we could have given to ourselves and our daughters — peace of mind. In addition,...

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Countdown to Wine Auction

The final countdown to any major event includes a lot of preparation, follow-up, and attention to detail; it’s truly a flurry of activity. We are constantly e-mailing, calling vendors, sponsors and supporters, preparing lots, double checking with...

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Calling All Gourmets and Wine Collectors!

While we are first and foremost an educational institution, our community is made up of individuals with varied interests and hobbies. Living in the Bay Area, and with half of our population in a French immersion program and us being so close to...

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You're the Heart of ISTP!

Volunteers are the heart of our school. From each individual stems a warmth and spirit that brings our community together and benefits our students. Life can be so hectic these days, that it seems like adding one more thing may break the camel’s...

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Irréductible Gaulois and Internationlists

Thursday was a busy evening for me. I had the pleasure of attending two separate events. The first of which, was a French event called the “Irréductible Gaulois”, hosted by Thierry Gabadou from U.F.E., and held at ISTP’s Cohn Campus. It was...

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Teachable Moments

Yesterday, in preparation for the Cohn Campus celebration of ISTP’s “30th Birthday”, I visited each classroom. I talked to the students about what will be happening that day, the games they can take part in, their expected behavior, and the theme...

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It's a Small World After All

I recently emailed our alumni to tell them about our upcoming 30th Anniversary Gala; we were very fortunate to have almost the entire first class of 1979 with us for our 25th anniversary, and I am hoping that even more of our alumni will join us...

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