January 28, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 1/28/19

Parent Teacher Conferences this Friday – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on February 1st (this FRIDAY!) and the afternoon of February 5th. There is no school for students this Friday, and no third-party after school classes on February 5th (Global Kids Alternate Day is Open).

To sign up for your Homeroom, Art, Music, and PE conferences:

–  http://ptcfast.com/schools/The_International_School

To sign up for ENGLISH conferences:


Introducing Ambrose Oak Musselman

Ambrose Oak Musselman joined TIS Music Specialist Peter Musselman and family on January 16, 2019 at 2:37am.  He is a perfect little bundle of snuggles and funny newborn expressions, and they adore him.  Congratulations, Musselmans! Welcome, sweet Ambrose!

Summer Camp: 3 days to enroll before we open to public!

Summer Camp registration is NOW OPEN to current TIS families and staff only. You have an exclusive one-week window to sign up your child for summer fun before we invite the public to register on Friday, February 1st. Camp groups fill quickly so register early!!!

Check your email for the Exclusive TIS Registration Password. It was sent out on Friday, January 25, from summer@intlschool.org 

Register online, it’s quick and easy to create an account and sign-up for Summer Camp sessions. When you register online, you will have the option to pay by credit or debit card.Visit intlschool.org/summer to register or to review 2019 camp themes and details.

Chinese Capstone Students Are Here this Week!

Our Capstone exchange students from China are here this week! Students and teachers from the Suzhou Experimental Elementary School (our host school in Suzhou, China) are attending TIS Tuesday-Thursday. The SEES students are staying with our Chinese track 5th grade families. These are the same students who will host our 5th graders in March.

We are very excited to have the opportunity to host these students. Now in its fifth year, it is an amazing and rare opportunity for cross-cultural exchange. We hope that every host family and student truly enjoys the experience. If you see the visiting students or teachers on campus, please join us in welcoming them to TIS!

For more information about Capstone, contact Meredith Fleming (meredithf@intlschool.org)

Lora Worden in Rethinking Schools Magazine 

TIS Librarian Lora Lyn Worden currently has an article published in the current issue of Rethinking Schools Magazine.  “What Kind Are You?: Transgender Characters in Children’s Literature” can also be viewed on-line.

All the books reviewed in the article are available in the TIS library. Please stop by the library to check them out and enjoy them with your family!

TIS at Lan Su Garden 

The International School will be helping Lan Su Chinese Garden celebrate the Lunar New Year!  Christy and YiFeng’s 5th grade classes, Maggie’s 3rd grade, and Jennifer’s 2nd grade will be performing at Lan Su on Sunday, February 10.  The performance slot for our classes will be between 12:00 and 12:30pm!

Our students will be doing the same performance that they are doing for The International Festival. The day will also include Lion Dance, special activities, and other exhibits.

TIS will have a craft booth at the Garden on Thursdays, Feb 7 and 14th. Come down to Lan Su Garden to join in the celebrations!

Parent Network Monthly Meeting

The Parent Network Monthly Meeting will be held Thursday, February 7 at 8:30am in the Arthur Administration Building (up the street from the Main Campus, at the corner of SW Arthur and SW Corbett).  All parents are invited to attend!

Upcoming Events


Evening Open House for Prospective Families. Do you know a family that might be interested in our school? Please send them to our Open House! They’ll meet teachers, school leaders, and currently enrolled parents. Presentations will repeat at 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00, followed by tours. 6-8pm, Learners’ Hall.

Chinese Exchange Students Arrive. Our Chinese exchange students arrive at school! They are being hosted by our Chinese track 5th graders and their families. If you see them around campus, please say Ni Hao!



Global Kids Survey closes today. Your feedback is invaluable!  Please click to complete the survey



Parent Teacher Conferences – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS.  Global Kids Open. To sign up for your conferences, go to http://ptcfast.com/schools/The_International_School


TIS GLOBAL GALA. The big event is finally here! Check out class baskets, class art and some live auction items on the Auction Preview page!


Parent Teacher Conferences – NO THIRD-PARTY AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES.  Global Kids Alternate Day Open. To sign up for your conferences, go to http://ptcfast.com/schools/The_International_School



TIS Parent Network Monthly Meeting. All parents are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the TIS Parent Network Steering Committee. Arthur Administration Building (up the street from the Main Campus), 8:30am

TIS Board of Trustees Meeting. This meeting is open to the public. 6-8pm, Learners Hall.



TIS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL! PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center, 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219.

SHOW 1: 9:00

Cristina, Lorena E, Maria, Ju-Ya, Chisa, Junko, Candy, Christy & YiFeng, Patricia & Celina, Libni

Show 2: 11:00

Lorena P, Janina, Charlotte, Hideko, Constanza, Jennifer, Masami, Maggie, Mariana

SHOW 3: 1:00

Taka, Ivonne, Tongfang, Paola, José, Antonia & Vicky, Sophia, Akiko, Angela



TIS Lan Su Garden Performance. Come celebrate the New Year with performances by Christy, Yifeng, Maggie, and Jennifer’s classes! 12:00-12:30pm, Lan Su Chinese Garden.

Spanish-Speaking nanny wanted

Seeking a Spanish speaking nanny for school pick-ups Tuesday-Thursday for Royal, my amazing first grader. More hours during summer and some weekends.  Open to nanny share! Alternatively any tips on homework help or tutoring greatly appreciated. Looking to give my daughter a little extra language support to boost  her confidence. Contact Renee Gorham at 971-404-8369 or renee@torobravopdx.com

Lincoln High School Lunar New Year Festival

The Lunar New Year Festival is on February 8th (Friday) from 5:30-8:00 PM at the Lincoln High School Cafeteria. The food is free, and the performances are free to watch as well. There will be a Lion Dance Team, Wushu team, Dance performances, and many more! Plus cool prizes ranging from a free $60 gift card at Bellagios Pizza or 2 free exclusive tickets to the Japanese Tea Garden, plus other exclusive items! 

Because it is Lincoln´s 150th Anniversary, this event is even more important, as it marks a milestone in Lincoln´s history. This event is incredibly significant to the Asian-American community, as it celebrates Asian culture, and brings Asian awareness to the community. 

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