November 6, 2018

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin: 11/5/2018

 

Chinese Host Students Arrive in January!

For the 5th consecutive year, TIS and the Chinese track 5th grade families will be hosting students from our Capstone partner school in Suzhou, China. 20 students and 2 teachers from the Suzhou Experimental Elementary School (SEES), will be visiting January 28-February 1, 2019. They arrive the evening of January 28 and depart the morning of February 1.

Each TIS 5th grader in the Chinese track will be matched with a SEES student who will attend classes with them throughout their visit. The students will stay with Chinese track 5th grade families (hopefully all are able to host!). The visiting students will be the same students who will host our students in March during Capstone. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to get to know their host buddy and to get a glimpse of what it may be like to stay with a host family and attend a host school during Capstone.

To learn more about Capstone or the exchange program with SEES, please contact Meredith (meredithf@intlschool.org)  


Global Kids Showcase

You are invited to join us during the last week of Global Kids Fall Term programming (November 9th-15th) to check out all of the amazing activities your students have been up to!

During the week of Friday, November 9th- Thursday, November 15th you are invited to visit each of your student’s final Global Kids class of the term to see a presentation by your students or exhibit of their work, depending on the class.

We welcome you to visit your child’s class at the times listed below:

  • For Select Kindergarten and 1st- 5th Grade Students: 4:00-4:15pm (located in the Small Mod and Hilltop Building)
  • For PreK, LowK, and select Kindergarten Students:
    4:20-4:35pm (located at Stearns Hall and Hilltop Music Room & Gym)
  • For 3rd Party Classes: Each 3rd Party Class Provider will contact you via email with specific information

We hope you can make it! We will have the schedule with classroom locations available at the Global Kids Front Desk located at Stearns Hall if you have any questions that day about where your child’s class is located during Enrichment time.

Friday classes please note –  If your student participates in a Global Kids class on Fridays their showcase event will take place on November 9th. November 16th is a Global Kids Alternative Program day.


Global Kids Enrollment

Enrollment Week for Winter Term Global Kids Program will be open on SchoolsBuddy from November 12- 16, 2018.

Enrollment for Alternative Dates Global Kids: Enrollment for Alternative Day Programming for Global Kids Program is open online in SchoolsBuddy (https://intlschool.schoolsbuddy.net). If you are unable to enroll online, please email globalkids@intlschool.org

Upcoming Alternative Program Days:

  • November 16 — Early Dismissal Day: ***Open from 12:15- 3:10pm only.*** We are closed for Global Kids Staff Professional Development at 3:10pm.
  • November 19- 21 — Thanksgiving Break – Open 7:30am- 6:00pm 11/19 and 11/20. Open 7:30am- 3:10pm Wed. 11/21 only. Must enroll in all three days of program.
  • December 17-21 — Winter Break Week: Open 7:30am- 6:00pm. Must enroll for full week of program.

Please enroll online in SchoolsBuddy or email globalkids@intlschool.org if you need help enrolling or would like to be added to the waiting list if it is full.


Beyond TIS 

Many families wonder about where TIS graduates continue their studies after 5th grade.

Most alumni opt to continue their language studies by enrolling in a middle school that has immersion or advanced language options. Many decide to start a third!

Below is a chart that shows the Middle School choices from our alumni from 2014-2018.

Our alumni continue on to colleges all over the world! Below are some examples:

Our alumni always tell us that their years at The International School are formative ones – they are forever inspired and encouraged by the immersion in language and culture that prepares them for the road ahead.


Global Citizens Annual Fund

Congratulations to the Bailey family on winning a campus parking space for the month of November!

Stephen and Catherine Bailey were automatically entered into the parking space raffle when they donated to support the 2018-19 Global Citizens Annual Fund. We will draw a winner for December from all donations made November 1-30, so make your donation now at www.intlschool.org/donatenow for your chance to win AND to help us reach 100% family participation!

Here’s a peek at the current participation rates of families by grade:

PreK – 24%
LowK – 35%
Kinder – 30%
1st – 37%
2nd – 23%
3rd – 27%
4th – 22%
5th – 19%

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Overall Participation: 26%

Thank you so much to everyone who’s supported the annual fund.  Donate now to help these numbers keep climbing! www.intlschool.org/donatenow


School Year Calendar 


Keep on top of all important dates for the school year by subscribing to our calendar! It can always be found here: intlschool.org/calendar  Subscribe to our detailed up-to-date Google Calendar, or download a printable version of our No School Days / Global Kids schedule


TIS Family Bingo Night

The TIS Parent Network 2nd Annual Family Bingo Night is taking place this Friday!

When: Friday, Nov 9th, 5 to 8 pm
Where: Learners Hall

This event is open to all PreK to 5th grade students and parents. There will be multiple games of Bingo, prizes and delicious catered Mexican food. If you are planning to eat with us, we are asking for $5 per person, with a $20 max per family for the catered food. Please send payment via Venmo or paypal to akaboomer@gmail.com

Thank you and we hope you can join us and help build a stronger, closer TIS community! We can’t wait to play Bingo with you! Please RSVP to parentnetwork@intlschool.org


Upcoming Events

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.

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FRIDAY, NOV 9 – THURSDAY, NOV 15

Global Kids Student Showcases. Please see above post for schedule.

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MONDAY, NOV 12 – FRIDAY, NOV 16

Global Kids Enrollment Week – Trimester 2. Enrollment Week for Winter Term Global Kids Program will be open on SchoolsBuddy from November 12- 16, 2018. Please enroll online in SchoolsBuddy or email globalkids@intlschool.org if you need help enrolling.

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TUESDAY, NOV 13

Keepin’ It Clean Walk – Second 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.

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FRIDAY, NOV 16

Early Dismissal Day: Curbside and walk up pickup will be available. Dismissal begins at 12:15pm. **Global Kids Open from 12:15- 3:10pm only.**  Please pick up your student by 12:45pm unless they have been registered in Global Kids. 

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MONDAY, NOV 19 – FRIDAY, NOV 23

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Thanksgiving Break  Global Kids Open November 19- 21:  Open 7:30am- 6:00pm 11/19 and 11/20. Open 7:30am- 3:10pm Wed. 11/21 only. Must enroll in all three days of program.


JASO Women’s Leadership Council Event

Join the Japan-America Society of Oregon for their Woman’s Leadership Council Event “Pursuit of Passion : Being Successful by doing what you love”.

Chiharu Olsson of the JASO will be joined by Stacey Givens, of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen, and Naoko Tamura, of Shizuku Restaurant.

JASO Member $35, Non Member $40. Appetizers and wines are included in the price, seats are limited! 

Register here