In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

October 1, 2011

We Village in the Pearl

International Parents! WeVillage Pearl is NOW Picking up at International school! Starting October 3rd! Click here for details.

September 26, 2011

Upcoming Events – 9/26

Monday, Sept 26 & Tues, Sept 27English Curriculum Night (grade 1-5 parents please refer to separate e-mail for times & locations) Tuesday, Sept 27Run for the Arts! (see details below) Wednesday, Sept 28: Scholastic Book orders due Friday, Sept 30: Stearns Hall SCRIP sale Sunday, Oct 2First Aid for parents – advance sign-ups required, click here for… View Article

September 26, 2011

Notes from Alfonso – 9/26

Greetings,And to the dry earth, cheers! First a few points of caution. Kids in after school programs often bring snacks. Please try to avoid nut based snacks as there could be someone with a nut allergy in your child’s activity. You can also ask your activity leader to check on allergies in the group and… View Article

September 26, 2011

Get Those Running Shoes On…

Tomorrow (Tuesday, Sept 27th) will be this year’s Run for the Arts.  Will it rain? Maybe! Please assume that the run is ON. If it’s pouring tonight we’ll send a note out ASAP. Perhaps send your child with extra shoes tomorrow in case theirs get wet.  All grades will be participating  in this fun-filled event to… View Article

September 26, 2011

Pick-up cards

Thank you for your patience with the pick up cards. Finally, our database company just sent us word that they’ve fixed the issue. We should be able to print them soon and will deliver them to your child’s teacher on Wednesday afternoon. All cards not picked up from teachers by Friday morning will wait for you… View Article

September 26, 2011

What ABOUT middle school?

ALL TIS parents are invited to the first TIS Middle School Fair – Monday, October 17, 6:30 to 8:15pm. See presentations by (in alpha order): Catlin Gabel Gilkey International Middle School Northwest Academy Oregon Episcopal School Portland Jewish Academy Portland Public Schools Each school will be giving four 15 minute presentations – parents will rotate… View Article

September 26, 2011

Calling all toddlers!

We are offering a free language immersion trial class for children aged 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 (birthdays March 2008 to March 2009). Each trial class is limited to 8 children; a parent or caregiver must stay with the child throughout class. Spaces are going fast, please tell your friends! For Chinese and Spanish: click here… View Article

September 26, 2011

Auction Sponsors – sign up by Friday!

It is not too late to participate! To become a sponsor, please click here for sponsorship levels and click here to download a sponsorship pledge form. If you have agreed to serve as a sponsor and don’t see your name listed below, please contact Kelsey Cleveland as we are missing part of your application. Questions:… View Article

September 26, 2011

New after school activities

Art Savvy Sewing –1st-5th grade, in the Library With TIS art teacher Carolina Barros, Thursdays starting in Oct, $105 + $15 materials feeContact CarolinaB@Intlschool.org Mad ScienceKinder – 5th grade, rooms 17 & 20, Tuesdays starting Oct 11, $72 if you register before Oct 5Register at register.madscience.org/portland/, questions to: linda@madscienceportland.com Japanese as a 3rd languageKinder – 5th grade, room 9… View Article

September 26, 2011

Carpools wanted – 9/26 update

Please let me know when you find your match so I can take you off the list, or send me your new listing. ITKEditor@intlschool.org NW 25th Lovejoy/Cornell – LowK and K, 2 kids), morning drop-off only, please call 503 407 6600 or email weiqing97210@yahoo.com. Forest Heights, corner of Skyline Blvd and Thompson Rd – one K student. Contact: 971-219-5569 Email: soonpasser@yahoo.com Gresham, 3rd… View Article

September 26, 2011

Parents – like to play soccer?.

We’re forming an adult coed soccer team which will play in a casual league (i.e. low competition) at night every week.  It costs around $50-$75 per person depending on how many people we get — we hope to have 10-12 on a team.  It should last around 2 months.  Anyone is welcome as long as… View Article

September 26, 2011

NW Academy Middle-High School tour for TIS families

Find out how your student would thrive at Northwest Academy. Please attend a special open house for TIS families on November 8, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. Tour classes in session, including our new including our new Spanish class designed for students coming from immersion programs (advanced Chinese class starting next year). Also meet with Scott Kerman, Dean… View Article

September 19, 2011

Upcoming Events – 9/19

TUESDAY SEPT 209:20am: All-School Photo WEDNESDAY SEPT 21Spanish Track Curriculum NightPlease, TODAY, if you need childcare for Curriculum Night(s) reserve a spot at intlschool.org/childcare.  6-6:50pm: PK, LK, 2nd & 3rd in your child’s homeroom 7-7:50pm: K, 1st, 4th & 5th in your child’s homeroom Childcare in HIlltop Building Room 2 6:30-7:30pm, drop in to meet 1st-5th grade library, art,… View Article

September 19, 2011

Notes from Alfonso – 9/19

Dear Parents, School is definitely up and running, and I have but a few points this week.   First, on volunteer hours. Several years ago we had a policy whereby families who did not log the 25 hours (per family) had to pay in lieu. We do not do that anymore – we want you… View Article

September 19, 2011

Run for the Arts – the countdown begins!

Our school will once again be participating in Young Audiences’ Run for the Arts (RFA), a project that will help us raise funds for art supplies, music curriculum and instruments, and artists’ performance assemblies for this school year. Young Audiences is a non-profit arts in education organization that is dedicated to helping us enrich the… View Article

September 19, 2011

If your child will be absent or late . . .

PLEASE e-mail attendance@intlschool.org or call the receptionist in your child’s building EVERY day that your child will be absent (unless you know in advance about a long absence, then tell us in advance. REALLY, we do want to know, for every child, for every day. Otherwise the receptionists must take the time to call you…. View Article

September 18, 2011

How many hours was that?

Did you know that in two years parents have logged in more than 12, 678 hours, which is equivalent of having 3 full time employees for those 2 years? Please go to intlschool.org/volunteer to: Indicate your volunteer interests so we can get those names to committee heads, and Log your hours Enter your email address… View Article

September 18, 2011

Take photos of parents in your class

“What was his name again?” We’re aiming to put photo of parents outside every classroom to help us all know who we’re talking to. That makes for better community and helps with security. Please help during curriculum night – bring a camera and take an individual photo of each parent in your class holding a… View Article

September 18, 2011

SCRIP sale Friday mornings outside Stearns

Thanks for a great first week on-site sale! Scrip will now be sold every Friday morning in front of Stearns Hall. You can pick up your orders from the previous week at that time – please email us if you would rather your order be left with a receptionist. We are here to please and… View Article