The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

June 5, 2018

TIS Volunteer of The Year!

TIS faculty and admins would like to take a moment to recognize our 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Eric Wiseman! Eric has quietly and unassumingly dedicated himself to keeping the campus grounds clean, green, and debris-free. He spends almost every morning picking up litter, clearing tangled blackberry bushes and invasive plants, and collaborating with the… View Article

June 5, 2018

Please welcome our new After School Coordinator!

TIS is pleased to announce that Kate Cooper has joined the TIS team as our NEW After School Coordinator! Kate will be in charge of overseeing our new after school care and activities program for the coming school year. Kate will be at the Parent Network Steering Committee meeting this Thursday, June 7. Stop by… View Article

June 5, 2018

TIS Student Art Show at Riverplace!

Selected student works from The International School’s Annual Art Show are hanging in the Riverplace Condominiums for the month of June!  Art from Preschool – 4th grade is represented.  Special Reception on Sunday, June 10th, 2 – 4 p.m. Riverplace Condominiums Community Room  entrance on SW Mill Street (at corner of SW Harbor) Drop by, meet our… View Article

June 5, 2018

Final Parent Survey Results!

The results are in! The winner of the popcorn party is Constanza’s class! Thank you to all who participated in the Parent Survey this year.  General results will be published over the summer. FINAL participation rates: Adela 36%     Akiko 35%     Angela 47%     Candy 27% Celina 24%     Charlotte 20%     Chisa 55% … View Article

June 5, 2018

Thank you, volunteers!

Way to go, volunteers!! Special shout-out to all of our library helpers, room parents, field trip chaperones, keepin it clean team, photographers, gardners, and too MANY, MANY more folks to name here! This may sound cliche, but it is difficult to express exactly how much we appreciate all the volunteer work that you have done this… View Article

June 5, 2018

After School Survey – Final Week

REMINDER: we’d like to hear about YOUR thoughts and needs for after school care and activities! Please fill out the BRIEF survey here. We promise that it’s short!!

June 5, 2018

Walk & Roll Challenge – Turn in Your Sheets!

Walk & Roll to School Month has officially ended. Those log sheets are overdue! Turn them in to Stearns Hall or Hilltop by this Wednesday at the latest. Your child will get some really cool shwag just for participating. Questions? Please contact Walk & Roll Organizer Chris Ginocchio: cjginocchio@hotmail.com

June 5, 2018

Please pick up your child’s medication!

Please remember to pick up your child’s medications from Brandy. This includes all Inhalers, Spacers, Epi-pens, Claritin, Benadryl, etc. TIS cannot store medications over the summer or for summer camp.  If your child is attending summer camp you must re-check in the medications with summer camp. Medications that are not picked up will be discarded on Wednesday… View Article

June 5, 2018

Grandparents & Special Friends Tea & Art Show Tour – Thank You!

Thank you to all of the students, grandparents and special friends who joined us for the second annual Tea and Art Show Tour! Over 120 guests sipped tea, sampled treats from Saint Cupcake, and toured the beautiful student art show. Many thanks to our volunteers and art teachers without whom this event would not be… View Article

June 5, 2018

Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 Walk and Roll Challenge Sheets DUE. Please turn them in at any front desk! —————————— THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Parent Network Meeting. Please join us for the last Meeting of the year as we elect our officers for 2017-18. In addition, we will have the NEW TIS After School Coordinator on hand to meet… View Article

May 29, 2018

All-Parent Survey Update – FINAL WEEK!

It’s your LAST CHANCE to take 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 4: Adela 32%     Akiko 29%     Angela 40%     Candy 17% Celina 24%     Charlotte 15% … View Article

May 29, 2018

NEW! After School Survey

Things are moving along on planning for the launch of our After School Care and Activities Program next year. Our after school program will continue to offer care on non-school days and until 6pm. Pricing will be the same – or cheaper! – as this year. Now it is your turn – we’d like to… View Article

May 29, 2018

Come meet our New After School Coordinator!

TIS has hired a new After School Coordinator! She’ll be in charge of all after school programming and activities. Formal announcement to come next week – but YOU are invited to come meet her at the Parent Network meeting on Thursday, June 7! All parents welcome! Speaking of which, we are looking for a few good… View Article

May 29, 2018

Reminder: No school on June 4th!

Just a reminder that next Monday, June 4th is a Professional Development Day. There is no school for students that day, but Square Gator will be open. The annual Teacher Appreciation Luncheon will be that day as well.  Thanks to all parents and students who helped make last week’s Teacher Appreciation Week so special! It was… View Article

May 29, 2018

Last Day of School Events

There are lots of fun events planned for the last day of school on Wednesday, June 13. Please mark your calendars now! LowK and 5th Grade parents: by now you should have received detailed emails about your specific ceremonies. Please let us know if you have questions! LowK Promotion –  Please join us for a… View Article

May 29, 2018

Spots still available for TIS Summer Camp!

Still haven’t decided what summer camp to send the kids to this year? Look no further! Our award-winning TIS Summer Camp still has space available in all 3 sessions for all three languages. Tell your friends and sign up today! First choice Summer Camp already full? Summer Camp is the perfect time to explore a new language. Every camp offers children the opportunity to build language skills through fun hands-on activities,… View Article

May 29, 2018

TIS Talent Show: LAST CALL for Submissions!

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 29, 2018

Walk & Roll Challenge – Turn in those sheets!

Walk & Roll to School Month come to its official end this week. It’s time to turn in those log sheets! Turn them in at any front desk (Hilltop or Stearns) by next Wednesday, June 6. Your child will get some really cool schwag just for participating. The top winners will get prizes – and… View Article

May 29, 2018

Oaks Park Party – Volunteer Shift Signups

The Parent Network is hosting a party at Oaks Park on the last day of school, and we need your help to make it a success! We’ve divided up the shifts so that they aren’t too overwhelming. Your older kiddo can enjoy the park with friends – or you can take turns with another parent…. View Article