October 22, 2018

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 10/22/18

Welcome, Rosie Day

Meet Rosie Day! Rosie is our New Marketing & Admissions Assistant. If you see her around campus please say hello!

  • From Brighton, England
  • Bachelor’s in Photography, University of the Arts London UK
  • Master’s in Photography, Falmouth University UK

Rosie writes: 

After graduating from the University of the Arts London, I moved to Nagano Japan, where I spent three years teaching English to students of all ages. Teaching in Japan was an amazing experience, and I have continued to work in education since. Upon moving to the United States, I first lived in Chicago, where I taught art at an international school, and led a photography summer camp program.I am passionate about providing immersive, experiential learning opportunities for young people, so I am thrilled to be joining TIS. I already feel at home with the supportive, international community here! I am looking forward to documenting all the wonderful events scheduled throughout the year, and sharing life at TIS with current and future students and their families.

Welcome, Rosie!


This week’s Global Citizens Annual Fund update…

We’re now at a 21% participation rate for our 2018-19 Global Citizens Annual Fund!  Make your family contribution now at www.intlschool.org/donatenow to support your students and teachers (and be entered into the raffle for a campus parking space to use in November)!!


Fall Costume Parade

Get ready for the annual Fall Costume Parade! It will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 8:45-9:45am.

Students, Families, and Staff are encouraged to dress up! Please, no weapons of any kind (light sabers are weapons), no bloody wounds or very scary masks, and no costumes that drag on the ground or otherwise interfere with walking. Students can put on masks or long capes ONLY for the parade and must take them off again after the parade.

No candy, please (most kids will get enough of that Halloween night)!


Please Check Our Lost & Found!

If your child is missing their jacket/sweater/water bottle, please give it a look. Our Lost and Found bins are located at Stearns Hall, Learners Hall (under the stairs on the main floors), and Hilltop (outside the music room).

Please pick up by Friday, Nov 2. We will need to donate these items if not picked up by then as we have no more room!

Please label jackets, sweaters and water bottles with names, rather than initials, so we can get items to back their owners!
  


Class Parties and Food at School

As we plan class parties, please remember that we have many students with food allergies. Food that is brought in to share should be free of any nuts or nut products (nut flour or meal, nut oil, nut butter, etc.) Please check all ingredient labels carefully. Your classroom teacher can let you know if there are any other allergies to watch out for in your class.

All food that is brought to aPre-K or Low-K class must be store bought. State law forbids the serving of food that is not prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen to children in this age group at school.

We strongly encourage you not to bring candy for classroom parties. Please choose healthier alternatives whenever possible.


Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, OCT 23

Keepin’ It Clean Walk – 1st Grade. 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 to 9:15am, Hilltop Gate. 

Parent Teacher Conferences (afternoon). Global Kids OPEN. NO 3rd-Party After School classes. 

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FRIDAY OCT 26

PreK & Kinder Open House for Prospective Families. Please tell your friends, neighbors, and colleagues who may be interested! Details at intlschool.org/tours 

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FRIDAY, OCT 29 – FRIDAY, NOV 2 

Dia de los Muertos – Ofrenda
Stop by the entrance to Learner’s Hall this week to see the beautiful and vibrant ofrenda set up by several of our Mexican teachers in the Spanish track.  View artwork and writing created by TIS students. Contribute to the exhibit by adding a name or copy of a photo of one of your ancestors or family members who has died to our ofrenda.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT 31

Fall Costume Parade!
Students, Families, and Staff are encouraged to dress up! Please, no weapons of any kind (light sabers are weapons), no bloody wounds or very scary masks, and no costumes that drag on the ground or otherwise interfere with walking. Students can put on masks or long capes ONLY for the parade and must take them off again after the parade, 8:45-9:45am, Campuswide. 

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 THURSDAY, NOV 1

Parent Network Steering Committee Meeting. Join us for our monthly meeting, open to all current parents. 8:15- 9:30am, Arthur Administration Building

Pan de Muerto and Hot Chocolate
For a authentic Mexican Dia de los Muertos treat, visit outside Learners’ Hall after school to sample pan de muerto and hot chocolate. 3-4:30pm, Learners’ Hall courtyard

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FRIDAY NOV 9

Parent Network Bingo Night!
This event is open to all PreK to 5th grade students and parents. There will be multiple games of Bingo, prizes and delicious catered food. 5 to 8pm, Learners Hall.


Homestay Hosts Wanted

TIS partners with Pacific International Academy (PIA) via their Service Learning Course. Volunteers from PIA arrive every winter and assist us in classrooms throughout the school. The PIA homestay program has long and short-term opportunities to host these youth and adult students. PIA works directly with their host families to provide them with support throughout their student’s stay. If you are interested in becoming a host family, click here.