In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

April 16, 2018

Adela’s Farewell

Longtime Spanish Kindergarten teacher will be leaving us at the end of the school year to move back to Spain. She has been an invaluable member of our community for 19 years. Her passion and love for our Kindergarteners have set a invaluable foundation for them in language, culture, and academics. Thank you for all… View Article

April 16, 2018

Parent Feedback Trial

We are trying out a simple new approach to get your feedback about TIS. The “Referral Rating” is designed to be a simple and easy way for you to let us know how you feel about our school. Later this week you will be getting an email from Maria or Bodo that asks for your… View Article

April 16, 2018

Lunch Program Feedback Wanted

Speaking of surveys, here’s another quick one for you! As we line up our lunch vendors for next school year, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Here is the survey link – only 5 questions!  The survey will close April 26th at 11:59pm.

April 16, 2018

Come Party With Us!

We have two sign up parties with spaces still available. “Sign up” parties are when the volunteer hosts take care of the theme, logistics, food, beverage, etc. so that the entirety of the sign up fees benefit TIS! The first is an all-ages party: Pancakes in your PJs at TIS with Bodo and Maria THIS… View Article

April 16, 2018

Walk & Bike Challenge Month is Coming in May!

Walk + Bike Challenge Month encourages students and families to walk, bike and roll to school and in their neighborhoods. TIS is a participating school; look for sign up sheets, stickers, tattoos, and more at the front desks coming soon. TIS will also be celebrating National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 9. Last year… View Article

April 16, 2018

Volunteering / Visiting during the school day? Please check in.

As a reminder, please check in and out at Front Desks when visiting or volunteering in classrooms or at school. This helps us maintain safety and monitor parking throughout the day. It also helps us in streamlining dismissal so that the hill is clear for pick ups. Sign in for Pre K through Kinder at Stearns… View Article

April 16, 2018

Fresh n’ Local Orders Due

If you would like to have lunch delivered to school for your child(ren) by Fresh n’ Local on Thursdays and Fridays then check out the May Lunch Menu. You can go here to order If you have not ordered from Fresh n’ Local before you can still ‘Set Up Your Account’ and start ordering for… View Article

April 16, 2018

TIS Annual Board Meeting

All TIS community members are invited to the Annual Meeting of The International School’s Board of Trustees on Thursday, May 10 from 6-8pm. The Meeting will be held at Learners’ Hall.  

April 16, 2018

Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 Run for the Arts – PreK, LowK, K, and 1st (except Sophia) Schedule is posted at www.intlschool.org/rfa Forms for Run for the Arts were distributed to teachers last week.  If you haven’t received your child’s form yet, please contact your teacher. —————————— THURSDAY, APRIL 19 Run for the Arts – 2nd – 5th (plus… View Article

April 16, 2018

Math Gamers: Have Fun With Math!

Spring showers means we need more math games! Wednesday, April 25th-May 30th, 2018 3:30-4:30pm at TIS grades 1st-5th How do you join in the fun? Go the website: www.mathgamers.net Click on REGISTER Online & The International School Site will direct you to secure booking! Questions? Contact: Kathy Cvetko 503-880-4988 or kc@mathgamers.net

April 16, 2018

Asian Heritage Month at Lan Su Garden

Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with Lan Su this May with exciting cultural performances and activities each weekend. Lan Su hosts exciting cultural performances every Saturday and Sunday in May from local cultural organizations and dance troupes. Performances will include groups representing the cultures of India, Thailand, China, Indonesia, Hawaii/Pacific Islands, Japan, and more. Performances take place every Saturday and Sunday in… View Article

April 9, 2018

You’re Invited to 5th Grade Exhibition & Capstone Info Session

5th Grade Exhibition is a special unit of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme designed and executed by the students themselves. This Exhibition is truly unique to The lnternational School because we connect it to the 5th grade Capstone Study Abroad trips. Our students will present the findings of their research projects conducted this trimester and during… View Article

April 9, 2018

Parent Network – Family Diversity Workshop – April 10

Birds, Bees….and Butterflies?!!!  There is more than you think to the story of how humans make humans and how those humans make up all of the wonderfully unique families at TIS.  Come join us for a two-part parent-led and parent-focused workshop on understanding family diversity. Tuesday, April 10th from 6-8pm, Learners Hall.  RSVP to parentnetwork@intlschool.org. … View Article

April 9, 2018

No School this Friday! Community Service Day

There will be no class for students on Friday, April 13 due to a Faculty InService Day. Squaregator is OPEN. Our last Community Service Day is also Friday, April 13th.  We will be working at the Oregon Food Bank.  Please sign up here.  Things are in the works for our Community Service Days for the… View Article

April 9, 2018

Battle of the Books Update!

Our TIS Battle of the Books 4th grade team competed in Regionals in March. They placed 12th out of a much larger group that included 5th grade teams. Not bad for our first time out there – and for starting the reading  about 6 months after the other teams! Congrats, Battlers! The 2018-19 Book List… View Article

April 9, 2018

Earth Day Community Clean Up Event. Volunteers Wanted!

Earth Day Community Clean Up Event! Our TIS community is joining forces with Friends of RiverPlace and SOLVE to clean up the area surrounding the school.  We will be raking, clipping back invasive species, picking up trash, weeding, planting, removing graffiti and other activities to keep the area around our school clean and safe for our students… View Article

April 9, 2018

TIS Mural Painting This Weekend!

This coming weekend TIS Parent Phil Haleen and a crew of talented local artists will be painting a mural on the wall across from Stearns Hall!  Feel free to swing by TIS this Friday, Saturday or Sunday to peek in on the action and see the mural come to life. We would like to thank… View Article

April 9, 2018

TIS and Reed College Host Program

The Office of International Student Services at Reed College has teamed up with The International School to seek interested families to participate in a Host Family Program for international students and language scholars.  The Host Family Program is a non-residential friendship program. The goal is to introduce international students and scholars new to Reed  to a local… View Article

April 9, 2018

Run for the Arts Schedule

The Run for the Arts schedule for each class (listed by teacher) is posted below.  Parents are welcomed to visit campus during your child’s run time to help cheer on the class – the louder, the better!  RFA will be held on the playground of each respective campus.  If you would like to volunteer for… View Article

April 2, 2018

Welcome Back, 5th Graders!

Our 5th graders recently returned from one of the most exciting and enriching experiences TIS has to offer – the Capstone Study Abroad program. Our students were wonderful ambassadors of TIS, and we could not be more proud of their accomplishments during this year’s Capstone! They personified the IB Learner Profile traits of principled, courageous, caring,… View Article