Welcome Letter


Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are so excited to welcome new and returning families to MEF IS this year. This year promises to be another year filled with much growth, learning and development for all our community members. The journey and experience that lies ahead will change each and every one of us in different ways. We encourage you to get involved in school events and happenings as there is so much that each of us can contribute to our community.

The relationship between school and families is one we seek to cultivate and grow positively. We believe in the value of communication and as such have established many ways for you as parents to keep in touch with what your child is learning and how they are achieving. We keep in touch through emails, class websites, Google Classroom, RenWeb, parent-teacher conferences, Principal Morning Coffee meetings, newsletters and other communications, the school website, SMS, Facebook, Twitter and more! Please see the Parent Handbook for more details of how we keep you informed about what is happening in the school and the development of your child.

We understand the importance of parent partnerships in order to ensure the best academic experience for your child. We kindly request parents make contact via e-mail with the individual you wish to meet and schedule an appointment with at a mutually agreeable time. Our goal is to return all e-mail correspondence within twenty four hours. Please keep in mind that the response time will be different on weekends or holiday periods.

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) also wishes to welcome you to MEF International School. The PTA provides the school community with support during the school year and coordinates many school events, fundraising, programs and activities. The main aim of the PTA is to promote co-operation between parents and staff, and to foster a sense of community in order that our children’s learning experiences are enriched and celebrated. If you wish find out more about the PTA, their activities, and information about joining, please contact the PTA at pta@mefis.k12.tr for further details.

With our best wishes for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Ms. Figen Sönmez Linda Allen Mr. Malcolm Ringo
Head of School Primary Principal Secondary Principal
Istanbul - Izmir Istanbul Istanbul
sonmezf@mefis.k12.tr allenl@mefis.k12.tr ringom@mefis.k12.tr