In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

January 16, 2018

TIS Summer Camp: Registrations Open Next Week!

Summer Camp planning is already underway! Join us this summer as we explore language through songs, hands-on projects, outdoor adventures and more! Current TIS families will get a head start on Summer Camp registration this year. From January 26th – Feb 2, only current families will be able to register. The early registration password (not available… View Article

January 16, 2018

Mochitsuki 2018

Please join us as we celebrate the Japanese New Year and share TIS’ Japanese culture and community! Mochitsuki is Portland’s annual Japanese New Year celebration and has been a premiere event in the local community since 1996. The goal of Mochitsuki is to celebrate tradition by sharing Japanese and Japanese American culture. TIS will be… View Article

January 8, 2018

No School Jan 15th And 16th!

Just a reminder that there is no school next Monday and Tuesday (Jan 15th and Jan 16th). Monday is Martin Luther King Day. School is closed for students, teachers, and staff. Tuesday is a Teacher Inservice Day. There is no class for students that day, but SquareGator will be open. Enjoy the four-day weekend!

January 8, 2018

TIS Kindness Week

Today, we begin the TIS Week of Kindness! This was announced to students during the Spirit assemblies last Friday. During the week, classrooms will build kindness paper chains that we will then put together as one TIS paper chain on the 12th during an assembly. Acts of kindness are linked to the  IB Learner Profile trait… View Article

January 8, 2018

Global Citizens Annual Fund: We Did It!!!

Thank you for your support of the end-of-year $10,000 Global Citizens Annual Fund challenge.  We made our goal – and then some!  We raised $11,300, which means with our matching grandparent’s $10,000 gift, a total of $21,300 was added to the 2017-18 Global Citizens Fund!  As of today, you have helped to raise $33,948.25 – well over… View Article

January 8, 2018

International Festival Is Feb 9! Performance Schedule Coming Soon

The International Festival is one of the great annual traditions at TIS! Each class performs a different song, skit, and/or dance in their track language. It’s a great way to showcase our multiculturalism and spirit of the school. TIS parents, grandparents, and other members of our community are invited to come watch the students perform…. View Article

January 8, 2018

Reminder: School Hours

Dear families, As a reminder, TIS Hours are the following: 7:30-8:00 drop off period 8:00-3:10 school day (includes 12:00 half-day) 3:10-3:45 pickup period Please pick up your children by 3:45pm at the latest, unless they have an after school class or SquareGator. You can learn more about current after school options here. Thank you!

January 8, 2018

Community Service Day Is January 16!

Join your TIS friends and family for Community Service Day on Tuesday, January 16. There are TWO volunteer opportunities available to choose from! Community Service Day is very popular with our community so sign up early and please limit sign-ups to one activity per family. We would love to see you there! NEW! Children’s Book Bank – 12:30pm… View Article

January 8, 2018

2018 Auction Gala Tickets On Sale!

Tickets are only on sale through January 26 at www.intlschool.org/auction  so don’t delay! Check out class baskets, class art and some live auction items on the Auction Preview page! www.intlschool.org/auction-preview Volunteer! Sign up by January 11 by emailing Rebecca Roberts at rebeccar@intlschool.org and be entered into a raffle for burgers from Bless Your Heart!

January 8, 2018

ACT Interim Testing Next Week

Next week, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are taking interim ACT tests in order to get familiar with the testing interface and the types of questions. The ACT is a commonly used college readiness exam.  The ACT Aspire test is an elementary-based assessment model that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). At TIS,… View Article

January 8, 2018

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, JAN 9 Keepin’ it Clean Walk. Join TIS parents as we walk the perimeter of the school picking up trash, removing graffiti, cutting back invasive plants.  Trash bags, pickers, gloves, graffiti removal supplies provided.  Adults only.  8:15-9:15am, Hilltop Gate.  ——————————- MONDAY, JAN 15 SCHOOL CLOSED. Martin Luther King, Jr Day. Squaregator Closed. ——————————- TUESDAY, JAN 16 NO SCHOOL FOR… View Article

January 8, 2018

Spanish Homework Club With Maestro Gilberto Rios

The purpose of the Spanish Homework Club is to provide the adequate environment and support that allows the students to focus on their homework. The club is set to a maximum of 10 students. We’ll meet on Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:40 pm. Session 2 – January to March January 10, 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21,… View Article

January 8, 2018

After School Activity: Math Gamers

Let us help your students build positive math experience to last a lifetime! Where: The International School When: Wednesdays 3:30-4:30pm (Feb 7 – Mar 14, 2018) $70 for first student; $65 for sibling Proud to be a STEM Partner Go to: https://www.mathgamers.net/register-online.html Questions? Contact Kathy Cvetko, 503-880-4988 or kc@mathgamers.net

January 2, 2018

TIS Spirit Week Is Here!

Happy New Year! We are excited to open up school with the first-ever TIS Spirit Week! In collaboration with the TIS Parent Network, we invite all community members to share in some fun and simple daily activities to show off our school spirit: January 2 – First Day Back for All.  Stearns Hall Reopening. Let’s celebrate the… View Article

January 2, 2018

2018 Auction Gala – Tickets On Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale now! Purchase your tickets at www.intlschool.org/auction Global Gala Volunteer Opportunities! We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with day of set up of our event as well as volunteers willing to help out at the Gala itself.  This is a fun way to participate at the auction without having to purchase… View Article

January 2, 2018

Parent Reviews Needed!

Here’s a volunteer opportunity that you can do from home, and on your own time: Review TIS! Prospective families look to online reviews on Yelp, Google, etc to help learn about schools from an “insider” perspective. Many of the reviews are a little dated, so if you wouldn’t mind submitting your thoughts, I would greatly… View Article

January 2, 2018

Parent Network Meeting This Thursday

There is a Parent Network Steering Committee meeting this Thursday, January 3. NEW MEETING LOCATION: TIS Arthur Administration Building Conference Room. The Arthur Building is at the intersection of SW Arthur & SW Corbett, just up the street from the main campus. As always, the meeting is open to all parents.

January 2, 2018

Health & Safety Office Location

Stearns Hall is finally reopen, and shuffling to our new classrooms and offices is complete! Our Health & Safety Coordinator, Brandy Ascough, will remain “headquartered” in her office on the bottom floor Learners’ Hall, by the teacher’s lounge. She will be attending to students all over campus, however!

January 2, 2018

Community Service Day Is January 16!

Join your TIS friends and family for Community Service Day on Tuesday, January 16. There are TWO volunteer opportunities available to choose from! Community Service Day is very popular with our community so sign up early and please limit sign-ups to one activity per family. We would love to see you there! Oregon Food Bank Volunteer Action Center… View Article

January 2, 2018

New After School Juggling Class!

Juggling is a unique art form that’s fun, meditative and is great for balance and hand-eye coordination. Participants will learn how to juggle a variety of objects including balls, clubs, rings, scarves and more. All props will be provided and we’ll even have a chance to make some of our own props to take home… View Article