In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

June 11, 2018

Last Day of School – Wear TIS Gear!

The last day of school is on Wednesday!  Please have your child wear a TIS shirt!  Please see the post towards the bottom for the schedule! LowK Parents: Your child can wear anything you or they prefer for the LowK promotion ceremony. They will be given special t shirts to wear after that. 🙂

June 11, 2018

Volunteer Hall of Fame: Priscilla Lane-Kappes

Our longtime garden volunteer, Priscilla Lane-Kappes, is taking a step back from her daily garden duties. It seemed only fitting to create a Volunteer Hall of Fame just for her! Priscilla has led the garden program for almost 15 years. She tends to the our growing plants – and children – almost every day of… View Article

June 11, 2018

Congratulations, TIS walkers and bicyclists!!

Walk & Roll to school challenge month is complete, and we put up some pretty impressive numbers! Remember, there were 21 school days in May, so a perfect record would be 21 round trips, or 42 total trips. Overall winners, with 42 trips completed, are Action M, with his dedicated parents, Sarah and Jason! Thank… View Article

June 11, 2018

Room Parent Opportunities

Room parenting is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow parents, get to know the teachers better, and help make great experiences for the kids! As with last year, we’re asking people to sign up now and through the summer, then when class assignments are made the week before school starts, we’ll ensure… View Article

June 11, 2018

Oaks Park Info – Volunteers Still Needed!

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR OAKS PARK! – Sign up to hand out ice cream,* and then enjoy the park.  We need your help to make it a success!We’ve divided up the shifts so that they aren’t too overwhelming. Your older kiddo can enjoy the park with friends – or you can take turns with another… View Article

June 11, 2018

Mark Your Calendars: TIS Summer Events

Join the TIS community for several fun, family-friendly events this summer: World Cup Playoffs Game – TBD, end of June/beginning of July:Come join other TIS families at The Senate in downtown Portland to watch some World Cup soccer action! Thanks to TIS parent/Senate owner Derek Stotz for hosting! Date and time will be announced as… View Article

June 11, 2018

Moby Max online program for summer

Many students experience “summer slide”, which is forgetting some of what they learn over the summer weeks because they slip out of practice.   Moby Max is an online program that will assist with keeping up with practicing academics. It’s differentiated so that each child can focus on their particular needs. Check your child’s book bag!… View Article

June 11, 2018

Lost and Found

There are still LOTS of items in our Lost & Found bins! Please check out the bins at Stearns, Hilltop, and Learners Hall for long lost items – or those you might not even be aware that you lost! Items not claimed by Wednesday, June 13 will be donated to NW Children’s Outreach.

June 11, 2018

Please return library books! Thank you, Library Volunteers!

Please make sure that your student returns all remaining library books!  You should have received an e-mail from libraryworld.com telling you what books your student still has. Thank you to our amazing, wonderful library volunteers!  We are so grateful for their dedication!  We could not keep the library running so smoothly without their help! Camelia Bianchi McKelvey … View Article

June 11, 2018

Last Day of School Events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13  Last Day of School!  There are lots of fun events planned for the last day of school on Wednesday, June 13. Please mark your calendars now! LowK and 5th Grade parents: by now you should have received detailed emails about your specific ceremonies. Please let us know if you have questions! LowK… View Article

June 11, 2018

South Waterfront Farmer’s Market

Did you know that there is a weekly Farmer’s Market right around the corner from TIS? We are a sponsor! Stop by every Thursday, June through October, 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. The market is located at Elizabeth Caruthers Park in the South Waterfront neighborhood, at 3508 SW Moody Avenue. See it on Google Maps! Go get some fresh, local,… View Article

June 11, 2018

Pizza & Puberty

TIS preteen girls (10-12 yrs olds) and their askable adult are warmly invited to an evening of learning, growing and celebrating puberty. Our interactive workshop is designed to impart fact-based information, develop skills, and provide support. Each curious kid should bring one askable adult. The space holds 8 pairs, so please sign up ASAP to… View Article

June 11, 2018

Short-Term Hosts Needed for Exchange Students!

WorldOregon (formerly World Affairs Council of Oregon) is excited to welcome two youth exchange programs this year: the Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Exchange Program (PAYLP) from August 8-21, with students from Benin, Burkina Faso, Repub lic of Congo, Gabon and Togo, and the Youth Ambassadress Program October 11-22, with students from Bolivia and Peru. These young… View Article

June 5, 2018

TIS Volunteer of The Year!

TIS faculty and admins would like to take a moment to recognize our 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Eric Wiseman! Eric has quietly and unassumingly dedicated himself to keeping the campus grounds clean, green, and debris-free. He spends almost every morning picking up litter, clearing tangled blackberry bushes and invasive plants, and collaborating with the… View Article

June 5, 2018

Please welcome our new After School Coordinator!

TIS is pleased to announce that Kate Cooper has joined the TIS team as our NEW After School Coordinator! Kate will be in charge of overseeing our new after school care and activities program for the coming school year. Kate will be at the Parent Network Steering Committee meeting this Thursday, June 7. Stop by… View Article

June 5, 2018

TIS Student Art Show at Riverplace!

Selected student works from The International School’s Annual Art Show are hanging in the Riverplace Condominiums for the month of June!  Art from Preschool – 4th grade is represented.  Special Reception on Sunday, June 10th, 2 – 4 p.m. Riverplace Condominiums Community Room  entrance on SW Mill Street (at corner of SW Harbor) Drop by, meet our… View Article

June 5, 2018

Final Parent Survey Results!

The results are in! The winner of the popcorn party is Constanza’s class! Thank you to all who participated in the Parent Survey this year.  General results will be published over the summer. FINAL participation rates: Adela 36%     Akiko 35%     Angela 47%     Candy 27% Celina 24%     Charlotte 20%     Chisa 55% … View Article

June 5, 2018

Thank you, volunteers!

Way to go, volunteers!! Special shout-out to all of our library helpers, room parents, field trip chaperones, keepin it clean team, photographers, gardners, and too MANY, MANY more folks to name here! This may sound cliche, but it is difficult to express exactly how much we appreciate all the volunteer work that you have done this… View Article

June 5, 2018

After School Survey – Final Week

REMINDER: we’d like to hear about YOUR thoughts and needs for after school care and activities! Please fill out the BRIEF survey here. We promise that it’s short!!

June 5, 2018

Walk & Roll Challenge – Turn in Your Sheets!

Walk & Roll to School Month has officially ended. Those log sheets are overdue! Turn them in to Stearns Hall or Hilltop by this Wednesday at the latest. Your child will get some really cool shwag just for participating. Questions? Please contact Walk & Roll Organizer Chris Ginocchio: cjginocchio@hotmail.com