November 13, 2018

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 11/12/2018


Global Kids Enrollment Week!

Enrollment for Global Kids Winter Term is open now on SchoolsBuddy! Enrollment will be open for Block 1 Enrichment Classes (3:10-4:40pm) and Block 2 (4:40-6:00pm) from November 12- 16, 2018

Check out the Winter Class Schedule HERE. There are a variety of new options this term, including a Homework Center on Mondays and Wednesday during Block 1 for K-5th. All enrollment is managed through SchoolsBuddy, if you are uncertain how to access your account, please contact

Alternative Schedule Days Enrollment: Open online through SchoolsBuddy. If a class appears full, please email to check availability. Review the 2018-19 Calendar HERE

Drop-in Enrollment: At this time, you can request Drop-in for up to two weeks in advance from the current date by emailing (Please call 503-226-2496 x226 for day-of availability).

Questions? email 

Reminder: Early Dismissal this Friday!

We have an early dismissal on Friday, November 16. This is for faculty professional planning meetings.

• Dismissal will start at 12:15pm.

• Curbside and walk in service will be available

• Global Kids will be available that day until 6pm.

• If you ordered Friday lunch from DragonWell Bistro, your child will have it to bring home or to Global Kids. No need to pack a lunch from home.

• Please pick up all students by 12:45pm at the latest unless you are registered for Global Kids. ***PLEASE NOTE that Global Kids is open from 12:15- 3:10pm only.*** 

Strategic Plan Survey: Goals and Action Timeline

Last November, we asked the TIS parent community for your feedback on the updated Vision, Mission, Values and goals of TIS as part of updating the school’s Strategic Plan. The Board of Trustees, Senior Management Team (SMT), and the all-volunteer Strategic Planning Group (SPG) have been working diligently since then to further refine the school’s Strategic Plan, including timing to achieve the goals. 

We would greatly appreciate your feedback about these goals and the action timeline. The survey will take 15-20 minutes of your time. Your feedback is vital to ensure that the school’s activities for the next 10 years are truly the vision of its community. DIRECT LINK TO SURVEY:

Complete the survey for a chance to win a TIS insulated wine/picnic tote valued at $85! 


The 2019 Global Gala, February 2nd 2019 at The Sentinel Hotel, Presented by…

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now!

$100 per person / $200 per couple

Prices increase December 8 so purchase your tickets early!  

Tickets can be purchased at

Help Procure or Donate!

Do you have any local business connections that would like to support TIS?  Do you have a vacation condo that would be great for a getaway package that you would like to donate?  Do you have a fantastic wine cellar with a couple of bottles (or more!) of something fun that would be exciting additions to our Wall of Wine? Thank you for your consideration!  Please contact Rebecca at with any questions.

Volunteer as part of the auction committee or sign up to volunteer the day of the event.  We could use your talents!  Contact Rebecca at with any questions.

Auction Sneak Peak!

Have you been dreaming of sandy shores, warm sunshine and blue skies?  Stay tuned to the Owl for more details on our live auction packages including Kona and a fabulous Kona coffee farm experience.  Coming Soon!

A World of Thanks

Thank you to TIS families who have already donated to the Global Citizens Annual Fund!  You help make the TIS community as wonderful as it is and we appreciate your support. Click Here for a list of all our generous donors from 10/1/ to 11/9.

Donate to the Global Citizens Annual Fund today and help us reach 100% participation at  All donations given November 1 through November 30 are entered into a raffle for a parking space to use the month of December! Do you want to know how powerful your donations are?  Read about the Global Citizens Annual Fund fast facts (like why we fundraise) below! Click image to enlarge 

Upcoming Events


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


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 if you need help enrolling.


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.


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 TIS Parent Naoko Tamura, of Shizuku Restaurant!

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


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. 


SOLVE Cleanup. Join SOLVE, Friends of RiverPlace, and The International School in raking, trimming, digging and cleaning in the South Naito Neighborhood. From Naito to the River, help us beautify our community. Wont you be our neighbor? Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Raking. KIDS ARE WELCOME! Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm, Lower School playground Yes, this counts toward TIS Volunteer Hours!


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.

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