January 4, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 1/7/2019

Welcome Back! TIS Spirit Week is Next Week!

Happy New Year! We are excited to open up school with the second annual TIS Spirit Week!

In collaboration with the TIS Parent Network, we invite all community members to share in some fun and simple daily activities to show off our school spirit. Spirit Week will happen the first full week back, from January 7-11:

January 7 – Mix & Match Outfit Day: Wear mismatched or backwards clothes. The sillier, the better!

January 8 – Hat Day: Baseball caps, beanies, something funky – any hat will do! No masks, please.

January 9 – Crazy Hair Day: What sort of silly and wild hairstyles can you come up with?

January 10 – Comfy Day: Furry pants! Fuzzy sweaters! Favorite PJs! Come to school comfy on this cold winter day!

January 11 – TIS Spirit Day: Wear your TIS gear. Students will be participating in community-building assemblies scheduled throughout the day.

Global Kids Survey – How Are We Doing?

Has your student attended an after school activity this year? Whether the answer is yes or no, we want to hear from you! Please complete this BRIEF survey (1-3 minutes) about the new Global Kids Extended-day Program. We want to know what works well for families and identify areas for growth.

If you’d like more information about the Global Kids program to-date, please check your inbox for an email from meredithf@intlschool.org for a more comprehensive summary of highlights and takeaways from the first months of the program.

Your feedback is invaluable! The Global Kids survey will close January 31.

Drop-in requests for Global Kids now open online!

You are now able to login to your SchoolsBuddy account to request drop-in participation in Global Kids up to two weeks in advance. After you submit your request for drop-in through your SchoolsBuddy account, you will receive an initial email letting you know we received your request (this email is not a confirmation of participation). You will receive a second confirmation email from us within 2 business days of your request which will let you know of your enrollment status in our program for the day(s) requested.

If you need to request drop-in participation less than 24 hours in advance, please call us at 503-226-2496 ext.226. If you have any questions about requesting drop-in participation, please email us at globalkids@intlschool.org

Parent Network Meeting this Thursday!

Welcome back! The first Parent Network monthly meeting of 2019 is this Thursday, January 3 at 8:30am at the Arthur Administration Building conference room, up the street from the Main Campus. Parent Network meetings are open to all TIS parents.

Dragonwell Bistro Orders

To families who order lunches from Dragonwell Bistro (Thursdays and Fridays):

If you have any change of order requests to please contact Candy T (candyt@intlschool.org).  Thank you!

Community Service Day at TIS!

Please join us for our next TIS Community Service Day on Tuesday, January 22.  We will be making Valentine’s for the children that live at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children. Come anytime between 9am and 2pm – stay as long as you would like!   

Community Service Day at TIS
Tuesday, January 22
9am to 2pm (come anytime)
Arthur Building Conference Room

Please note that children must be chaperoned.  This is not a drop off event. All ages welcome.

Please RSVP Here We are looking forward to seeing you!

Keepin’ It Clean Campus Walks – All Grades

Parents in ALL Grades are invited to participate in our campus Keepin It Clean Walk next Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 8:15 am to 9:15 am. Meet at Hilltop front gate. Gloves, pickers, and trash bags provided.

The International School is surrounded by several open areas. While they are not part of campus property, we would like to help keep them clean and safe. As such, TIS has “Keepin’ It Clean” walks that operate in partnership with Friends of Riverplace (a neighborhood organization) and the City of Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life. During these events, groups of volunteers walk the land surrounding the school to pick up trash, remove graffiti, and report concerns.

Each scheduled “Keepin’ It Clean” walk has been assigned to a grade.  These are not required, but we hope to encourage TIS parents, relatives, or caregivers to walk together, socialize, and to keep our campus safe and clean.

Your help is needed! These count towards parent volunteer hours! Adults only.

TIS In Full Bloom

Our annual Global Gala is only 31 days away!  The auction committee is finishing up final details and are looking forward to seeing you at The Sentinel Hotel on February 2 at 5:30pm.  


Tickets for TIS In Full Bloom: The 2019 Global Gala can be purchased here.  Tickets will only be available through January 25 so don’t delay!


If you would like to volunteer at our event, a sign up form can be found here.  If you have any questions about volunteer requirements or logistics, please contact Rebecca Roberts at rebeccar@intlschool.org.

Exciting Auction Items!

We have added some of our auction packages in an online catalog.  This can be found here – Just click on the Catalog button!  You can have a sneak peek at some of the fabulous items that will be up for grabs on the night of the gala.  More items will be added weekly.

TIS in Full Bloom: The 2019 Global Gala is generously presented by:

Upcoming Events


Parent Network Monthly Meeting. Join us for our monthly meeting, open to all current parents. 8:30-10am, Arthur Administration Building


TIS SPIRIT WEEK! We are excited to open up school with the second annual TIS Spirit Week! In collaboration with the TIS Parent Network, we invite all community members to share in some fun and simple daily activities to show off our school spirit. Please see post above for daily themes!


Keepin’ It Clean Campus Walk – All Grades Join fellow 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 – 9:15am, Hilltop Gate.

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