In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

May 21, 2018

Elizabeth Rusch Author

Award-winning children’s book author, ELIZABETH RUSCH, visited TIS to speak with our 3rd-5th grade students! She focused her discussion around the creation of her book, Volcano Rising, which provides profiles of 8 volcanoes around the world and how they create new land masses. Particularly appropriate for the current 4th grade Unit of Inquiry about volcanology!

May 21, 2018

Library News: Important Dates & Volunteers Needed!

Lots of Library happenings! Please take note of these important dates below!  The book fair runs May 29 – June 1st.  Please stop by before or after school to buy books for your family and friends!  This year, we will have books for sale in English, Spanish, and Chinese. The TIS Library will stop checking out books June 1…. View Article

May 21, 2018

2017-2018 Immunization Reporting

As part of the immunization reporting process we are mandated to publicly share our school rates. The International School’s average vaccination rates remain very high, at approximately 98%.  This is slightly higher than the county average. Pre-school Vaccine Report K-5 Vaccine Report  

May 21, 2018

Fresh n’ Local Orders Due

If you would like to have JUNE lunch delivered to school for your child(ren) by Fresh n’ Local on Thursdays and Fridays then check out the June Lunch Menu. You can go here to order.  The deadline to order is May 24th at midnight.  .

May 21, 2018

Upcoming Events

MONDAY, MAY 21 Annual  Art Show Continues. The Annual Art Show will take place in Stearns Hall and run through Thursday, May 24th. THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!! Dont forget to record your hours here. 🙂 —————————— MONDAY, MAY 21 – MAY 24 Teacher Appreciation Week! This is a wonderful way to break up a work day with a delightful… View Article

May 21, 2018

Free kittens to good home!

Music teacher Kami took in two little stray cats; unbeknownst to them, both cats were pregnant.  There are currently three babies that are looking for forever homes. The kittens will be with their moms for another couple of weeks and if they cannot find homes for them they will have to be taken to the shelter…. View Article

May 21, 2018

Voices of Three Nations Concert

The Chinese, Japanese and Korean communities in Portland, Oregon are cooperating to bring this musical performance–Voices of Three Nations–to the larger Portland community. The performance will feature vocalists and songs from the three nations. Our goals are to unite the three communities and to educate the public about the music and culture of China, Japan… View Article

May 14, 2018

All-Parent Survey Update: Week 2

Have YOU taken the annual all-school parent survey yet? You have until June 1 to do so. The class with the highest parent participation rate wins a popcorn party! Take it now! Current participation rates from Week 2: Adela 28%           Akiko 18%           Angela 30%         Candy… View Article

May 14, 2018

TIS Summer Camp: Portland’s Best Language and Academic Camp!

WE WON!!  The International School’s Summer Camp has been voted NW Kids Magazine’s Best Language Camp – AND Best Academic Camp!! Thanks to all of you who voted. We look forward to seeing many of you at camp this summer! Limited spots still available! Visit intlschool.org/summer for more information and to view the most recent availability… View Article

May 14, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week!

Teacher Appreciation Week begins next Monday! There are several ways that you and your child can participate, including bringing flowers, homemade cards, or baked goods. Your child’s room parent should have sent you an email with the schedule; please ask him or her if you have any questions! We also need some additional help during… View Article

May 14, 2018

1500 Meter Run 2018

The 1st-5th graders are training hard their annual timed 1500 Meter Run (formerly the Mile Run). Parents are invited to come and cheer! Please note that we will be at a TWO locations this year: Lincoln High School on the 22nd,  Duniway Track on the 23rd. ***DETAILED SCHEDULE TO COME THIS WEEK!*** Tuesday, May 23rd: Lincoln… View Article

May 14, 2018

Did the Bike Fairy miss you last week?

The Walk & Roll Fairy delivered many goodie bags to bikes last Wednesday! If you participated in the bike parade on May 9 and did NOT get a goodie bag, please stop by the Stearns Hall front desk and pick one up! If  you are participating in the Walk/Roll Challenge but missed the Parade, there… View Article

May 14, 2018

OBOB Book Group Meeting – Friday, May 18th

Ready to get an early start on Oregon Battle of the Books?  Readers can come in Friday, May 18th after school to discuss Real People and answer practice OBOB questions. All 2nd through fifth graders who have read the book are welcome, even if you aren’t sure about participating on an OBOB team next year. We… View Article

May 14, 2018

Are you missing a sweatshirt or raincoat? Check the Lost & Found!!

The TIS Lost and Found collection has grown to more than 100 items! Please be sure to check the Lost and Found bins located at Stearns Hall and in the Hilltop building hallway. The items not picked up by June 1 will be donated to a charitable organization.

May 14, 2018

Reminder: No school on May 25th or May 28th!

Just a reminder that next Friday, May 25th is a  Grading Day. There is no school for students that day, but Square Gator will be open.  School is closed for both students, teachers, and staff the following Monday in observance for Memorial Day. Enjoy the four day weekend!

May 14, 2018

The TIS Talent Show is Coming!

The TIS Talent Show is coming – get those auditions ready! We’re calling for Talent that Shows your hard work. Music / Comedy / Dance / Poetry / Magic / Theatre / Quirky Skills (Speedy cup-stacking?)  Sorry, Lip Syncers, this show’s not for you! The shows will be Friday, June 8 after school at the… View Article

May 14, 2018

Upcoming Events

MONDAY, MAY 14 Annual  Art Show Continues. The Annual Art Show will take place in Stearns Hall and run through Thursday, May 24th. THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!! Dont forget to record your hours here. 🙂 —————————— TUESDAY, MAY 15 ACT Standardized Testing. For grades 3, 4 & 5 —————————— WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 ACT Standardized Testing. For grades 4… View Article

May 14, 2018

TIS and Reed College Host Program

The Office of International Student Services at Reed College has teamed up with The International School to seek interested families to participate in a Host Family Program for international students and language scholars.  The Host Family Program is a non-residential friendship program. The goal is to introduce international students and scholars new to Reed  to a local… View Article

May 7, 2018

Parent Survey 2018 – Please share your thoughts!

The 2018 Annual Parent Survey is now underway! Please take a few minutes and tell us what you think! Share your thoughts on the school environment, your child’s learning, TIS administration, communications, fundraising, and more. All survey responses will be anonymous, unless you choose to identify yourself. The more people that participate, the more comprehensive the results will… View Article

May 7, 2018

Principal’s Coffee this Wednesday

All members of the community from First Grade to Fifth Grade are invited to attend next week’s Principal’s Coffee this Wednesday, May 9th from 8:15 to 9:15 in Learners’ Hall. I will not set the topics to discuss but will be guided by you. Looking forward to seeing you there, Bodo Heiliger, bodoh@intlschool.org