In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

July 25, 2011

What is the TIS Board up to?

From Scott Kerman, President, TIS Board of Trustees Now that we’ve enjoyed two consecutive days in the 80’s, I feel inspired to write a proper summer update on Board of Trustee activities. If only the weather had been better, I could make a clumsily witty remark like Board work has heated up along with the… View Article

July 25, 2011

Beaverton Carpool Wanted

We’re in south Beaverton (Murrayhill area) and are looking to share the driving load for our 2 TIS students. Email Batkonehat@comcast.net or call Beth at 503-614-0370 to see if we can work out an arrangement. To post a carpool notice, send your note to ITKeditor@intlschool.org. Include where you live and how you want people to contact you.

July 25, 2011

Well, I didn’t end up in Greenland . . .

TIS graduate and now high schooler Hannah Lawson is extending her world citizenship by heading to Nagpur, India to begin a year-long student exchange. She has started a humorous and descriptive blog about her adventure – you can follow it at www.hannahs-exchange.blogspot.com/

July 20, 2011

Looking for a carpool partner?

Send a note to ITKEditor@intlschool.org and we’ll put an announcement in the next ITK. Be sure to include the number & age(s) of your children, street & part of town where you live, any specific needs, and how you want people to contact you. OK to include first names only.

July 18, 2011

News from Head of School Dr. Alfonso Orsini – 7/18

Dear Friends,Greetings from Dalian China. I am still trying to get into summer mode as there are always questions arising during the summer that require careful analysis and of course decisions. On balance I am working from my Dalian office but I do have more time to read, and this week I will be visiting… View Article

July 18, 2011

Head of School Search Committee Update

The TIS Head Search Committee is hard at work this summer working through the process of finding our next head of school. As of mid July, we have received over 27 applicants for the position and have word from several others that they will be submitting their resumes prior to our deadline at the end… View Article

July 18, 2011

Summer reading resources

Have you ever wonder why some kids read more than others? Here are some interesting resources to help answer this and other questions about reading. Thanks to 3rd grade Spanish teacher Adriana Burrola for finding these resources. Why some read a lot and some read very little Ten facts parents should know about reading Ideas for… View Article

July 18, 2011

Summer track/class gatherings

It’s great for the kids & parents from a track & grade to get together over the summer – particularly if there will be new students  or multiple classes (which will be mixed differently than last year). Organizers just need to choose a park, a date & time, get the class list from me, send… View Article

July 18, 2011

School Supplies

For 2011-2012 school year most school supplies are included in tuition. For each grade and track there is also a short list of durable supplies that the student is asked to bring on the first day of school. Please see the supply lists and more information at intlschool.org/parent/supplies/

July 18, 2011

Mark your calendars: fall registration dates!

Registration will be open August 1 this year – instructions will be in your e-mail & snail mail. Returning families will be asked to complete all registration steps electronically by AUGUST 25. New families will be asked to register in person Thursday September 1 between 9am and 4pm. There will be new family orientation sessions… View Article

July 18, 2011

2011-2012 School Hours

Don’t forget, slight change for 1st-5th graders to help with safety, traffic & parking: [TABLE=14]

July 18, 2011

Volunteers needed

Can you help? We’d love some extra hands: Help collate summer packets to families – Friday July 29 Returning families to attend the new family park playdates, July 30 and August 20, 10am-noon Please let me know if you can, thank you! Linda Bonder, Marketing & Communications Director, marketing@intlschool.org

July 18, 2011

Need after school care?

2011-2012 Squaregator enrollment forms are now on-line, visit www.squaregator.com and scroll down past the summer camp stuff.

July 18, 2011

2011-2012 school calendar

Any time you want to see the school calendar, go to intlschool.org/calendar. The coming year’s school-wide events & holidays are posted. Linda Bonder, Marketing & Communications Director, marketing@intlschool.org(not in my office over the summer, please contact me by e-mail)

July 18, 2011

Special scrip order – by Thursday!

We are putting in a special Scrip order this week — let us know if you need any Home Depot, Target, Albertsons, Rite Aid, Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon — think Kindle books – (anything on www.shopwithscrip.com) by Thursday as we will add you on the order! Scrip is gift cards – you pay face value, you get… View Article

July 18, 2011

6 great weeks: host a high school exchange student!

You can bring the culture, country and language you love right into your own home by hosting a high school exchange student. NW Services PEACE Program has students from China, Japan, Ecuador, Mexico and Spain. To learn more about hosting and see profiles visit www.nw-services.com or contact Nancy Roberts, 1-866-675-3977; treez@tds.net. Even a 6 week… View Article

July 15, 2011

Monthly contact with a student from Japan!

Learn about another culture while introducing a Japanese student to your unique version of American culture.The Waseda Community of Friends partners international students at PSU with local families for monthly contact. This enriches students’ cultural experience in America and gives families a fun way to encourage intercultural learning, without the commitment of hosting a homestay… View Article

July 2, 2011

Alfonso & Maria – phone number swap

Head of School Dr. Alfonso Orsini & Principal Maria Abad have now swapped offices and, thanks to our wacky combination of telephone services, they have had to swap phone numbers also. Their e-mail addresses are unchanged . . . Alfonso: 503-226-2496 x122, AOrsini@intlschool.orgMaria: 503-226-2496 x109, MAbad@intlschool.org

July 2, 2011

Alfonso & Maria – phone number swap

Head of School Dr. Alfonso Orsini & Principal Maria Abad have now swapped offices and, thanks to our wacky combination of telephone services, they have had to swap phone numbers also. Their e-mail addresses are unchanged . . . Alfonso: 503-226-2496 x122, AOrsini@intlschool.orgMaria: 503-226-2496 x109, MAbad@intlschool.org

July 1, 2011

New middle school option for TIS students

Beginning this fall, Northwest Academy is adding to its World Languages program a Spanish language class for students with near-native proficiency. The class is specifically geared toward the language needs of TIS students. There are plans to offer a similar class for Mandarin students in 2012-13. Northwest Academy, located at the corner of SW Main… View Article