In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

March 12, 2018

Best of Luck to Vitaliy!

Vitaliy Gabor, one of our Facilities team members, will be leaving us shortly. He has taken a new job doing transportation logistics for a healthcare firm. We are excited for his new career opportunity, but we will miss him!  He was a great part of our TIS family. Good luck, Vitaliy!

March 12, 2018

School Safety Events

March 14 On Wednesday, March 14, TIS staff and students will briefly and peacefully assemble in the name of school safety. Schools from around Portland and the nation will be participating. Due to the ages of our students, we will not be going into details, but instead have a 17 minute “sidewalk chalk talk.” Student… View Article

March 12, 2018

Catch Up on the Capstone Trips!

Our Capstone Study Abroad trips are well underway! Our Capstone blogs are a great way to follow along on the experience. Students, parents, and teachers will regularly contribute  during their trips. Check them out here: From China From Mexico From Japan

March 12, 2018

Police Presence on Campus

You may have noticed a police car on campus during one of the morning drop off periods last week. Sergeant Bob Simon fro the Office of Neighborhood Involvement, and our School Resource Officer, Tommy Stoffel, have let us know that they will be stopping by the campus intermittently as time allows. Their intent is to… View Article

March 12, 2018

Education Town Hall: topic survey due Wednesday

Education Town Hall – Spring Meeting Tuesday, April 3rd, 6:00-7:30pm Learners’ Hall Education Town Halls – held twice per school year – allow parents to pose your questions or comments about our school’s academic programming to our Education Leadership Team (ELT). The ELT team consists of: Robert Woods, Head of School; Maria Abad, Head of Early Childhood;… View Article

March 12, 2018

Run for the Arts 2018!

Did you know that 100% of the classroom budgets for our art and music programs is funded by Run For the Arts?! We are extremely grateful to have such robust art and music programs because of the contributions our community makes to  this fun event! Mark your calendars now for the 2017 Run For the Arts:  Early… View Article

March 12, 2018

Fresh n’ Local April Orders Due

The April menu for Fresh n’ Local Thursday and Friday lunches is open for orders. Please note that the deadline to order for April is March 22nd by midnight. Thank you. Place your orders here.

March 5, 2018

After School and After Care Offerings are Changing – For the Better!

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, all after school activities and after care will be organized and run directly by TIS.  This means that we will be ending our long-standing relationship with Square Gator at the end of the summer. The decision to take over both programs follows a lengthy review of the current structure… View Article

March 5, 2018

Capstone Study Abroad

This week, our TIS 5th graders will embark on a life-changing experience – Capstone Study Abroad! They spend two weeks in China, Japan or Mexico. They live with host families, attend school with their peers, visit cultural and historical sites they have studied in school, and conduct research for their International Baccalaureate Exhibition project. Want… View Article

March 5, 2018

“Moving Up” Sessions for PreK, LowK, and K Families

Current TIS families – please join us for these special information sessions: Current K families to learn more about 1st grade: Tuesday, March 13th, 8:15-9:30am Current LowK families to learn more about Kindergarten: Wednesday, March 14th, 8:15 to 9:15am Current PreK families to learn more about LowK: Thursday, March 15th, 8:15 to 9:15am All sessions will be… View Article

March 5, 2018

Follow TIS on Social Media!

Our Chinese Kindergarteners and 4th graders did a wonderful job performing at Lan Su Chinese Garden this weekend! Want to see more fun pictures and posts about all the great things happening at school? Follow us on social media! These accounts provide regular updates to our community without clogging your inboxes. Please subscribe/like us on:… View Article

March 5, 2018

Thank you, Foot Patrollers – Please enter your volunteer hours!

Thank you to our TIS Foot Patrol/Keepin It Clean Walkers for all of your continued hard work this year! Tuesday Keepin It Clean Walks  Twice a month, parent volunteers pick up bags and bags of garbage, remove graffiti, and safely dispose of needles  found in areas surrounding the campus. Graffiti and illegal camps have been… View Article

March 5, 2018

Cherry Blossom Bazaar

6th Annual Cherry Blossom Bazaar A Rummage Sale of Japanese Treasures Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18, 2018, 10am-4pm 139 NW 2nd Avenue, Portland (corner of NW 2nd and Davis in Old Town) Shop ’til you drop! This is a unique sale of Japanese collectibles, artwork, dishware, furniture, and more. Items start as low… View Article

February 26, 2018

Congrats, OBOB Winners!

This month, TIS participated in its first-ever Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB). OBOB is a statewide voluntary reading motivation and comprehension program sponsored by the Oregon Association of School Libraries in conjunction with a Library Services and Technology Act grant. Fourth and Fifth Grade Teams from TIS each read a total of 16 books, and… View Article

February 26, 2018

Hot Cocoa Social and Capstone Send-off!

Hey kids! We’re having hot chocolate! Bring your parents and stop by the lower playground on Tuesday, March 6th at 3:10p for some tasty cocoa and to wish a fond bon voyage to our capstone travelers who will be leaving for Mexico, Japan and China later that week! Parents: We still need a few volunteers to help us with this… View Article

February 26, 2018

Sibling Applications Due this SUNDAY!

If you have a child starting at TIS in the 2018-19 academic year, we do need you to please submit an application as soon as possible. Applications received by this Sunday, March 4 (note date correction) will have sibling priority for enrollment, even in classes with waitlists. Any application submitted after March 4 will join the… View Article

February 26, 2018

Prep for Water Street Mural Painting Starting This Week!

We are very excited to announce that we’re starting preparations for a long-awaited mural on the cement wall across from Stearns Hall this week! This incredible project has been talked about for years, but it is finally coming together because of a few key people and many generous families. We’d like to first recognize and… View Article

February 26, 2018

Parent Network Meeting this Thursday

The Parent Network Steering Committee will have its monthly meeting this Thursday, March 1st at 8:30am at the Arthur Administration Building conference room, up the street from the Main Campus. Parent Network meetings are open to all TIS parents.

February 26, 2018

Article: Globally-Minded School

Education Week recently published an article about the importance of globally-minded schools. We thought we’d share! I Work in a Globally Minded School. Here’s Why Students Are Better for It