February 11, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 2/11/2019

International Festival – Thank You!

The weather held off last Friday, and we managed to have a marvelous International Festival! Thank you to all who came. We hope that you enjoyed the show(s)!

Order forms for DVDs of each show of the International Festival are available at  Stearns Hall and Hilltop front desks. Please return your form by Monday, March 4

Photos by TIS Parent Yukako Owen


Lan Su Chinese Garden Performance

Several of our Chinese track classes performed at Lan Su Chinese Garden on Sunday as part of the Lunar New Year celebrations!  Christy and YiFeng’s 5th grade classes, Maggie’s 3rd grade, and Jennifer’s 2nd grade all did great jobs.

Since the professional lion dance group cancelled, our 5th grade lion dancers got to open the show and parade around the Garden!  Visit our Facebook page for a slideshow!

Photos by TIS parents Erin Nicholson (top) and Chelsea Heiser (bottom)


Global School Play Day this Friday!


This Friday morning, we will be participating in a Global School Play Day! Play Days are a global effort created by educators in support of unstructured playtime for students around the world.

Students can bring class to bring anything they wish to play with to school on Friday, Feb 15. The only restrictions: they must bring toys and these toys may NOT require batteries or electricity. No devices. Ideas: board games, dolls, Legos, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, blankets (for forts), social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.).

For more information about the value of unstructured play,  here is some research.

Please note that Friday is also an Early Dismissal Day – please pick up by 12:45 unless you are enrolled for Global Kids Alternate Day.


OBOB Tournament Volunteers Needed!

Oregon Battle of the Books is almost here! We are thrilled to see so many 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders get excited about reading and books, and soon it will be time for them to show off their knowledge.  

We need volunteers to help with our mini-regional tournament on Saturday, March 2nd! The winning team from the TIS school tournament (February 22) will compete against teams from 20 other schools in Learners’ Hall.

We need:

  • 4-8 volunteers for set up on Friday, March 1

  • 10-12 people to help with Tournament day (March 2). These will be assigned  in 2-3 hour shifts, from 7:30am-3pm.

Please let us know if you would like to help by emailing Batkonehat@gmail.com or through this sign up form: https://goo.gl/forms/YxEumzRr9UZmtq492

Thank you!


Lost & Found – Please check!


Our Lost & Found bins are full again!

If you child is missing their jacket/sweater/water bottle, please give it a look. Our Lost and Found bins are located at Stearns or Hilltop (just outside the Music Room located at Hilltop). Please label jackets, sweaters and water bottles so we can get items to back their owners. We are finding lots of items not labeled with student names!

ALL ITEMS NOT PICKED UP THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28 WILL BE DONATED TO CHARITY.


Parent Network Evening Meeting & Alumni Panel

The TIS Parent Network would like to invite parents to attend our 2017 Spring All-Parent Meeting to be held next Thursday, Feb 21 at Learners’ Hall, 6-8pm. The goal for this meeting is to be both informative and fun!

Come socialize with fellow parents and meet members of the 2018-2019 Parent Network Steering Committee. You’ll learn about volunteer efforts around the school, campus beautification projects, the progression of plans for re-unification of the Main and EC programs, and upcoming special events.

Then join the Parent Network in welcoming a special Alumni Panel!  TIS alumni will join us to talk about the impact that a TIS education had on their lives. This might help you to further understand the value of The International School’s mission, and what you can expect as your child takes their newly developed global citizenship skills out into the bigger social and academic communities.

Refreshments will be provided. Interested in coming? Please RSVP by sending a quick email to parentnetwork@intlschool.org with your name and and how many will be attending.


Keepin It Clean Walks – Monthly Time Change

Per parent requests to make the Keepin’ It Clean walk schedule more accommodating,  the Parent Network has changed the walks to one Tuesday morning and one Thursday afternoon a month.

TWO grades will be assigned per month for Keepin’ it Clean Walks.  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.

Parents in PreK and Low-=K are invited to participate in our next Keepin’ It Clean Walk on Thursday, February 28th from 2pm to 3pm. Meet at Hilltop front gate. Gloves, pickers, and trash bags provided.

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


Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, FEB 12

Parent Teacher Conferences (rescheduled). All Global Kids and Third Party After School activities will continue as planned.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB 13

5th Grade Promotion Photos. 5th graders will get photographed in their Caps and Gowns today. My, how time flies! 

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FRIDAY, FEB 15

Global School Play Day! No screens. No structure. All morning! Students can bring toys and games from home.

EARLY DISMISSAL: Please pick up your child by 12:45pm. Teacher Development Day. Global Kids Alternative Day Open.

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MONDAY, FEB 18

President’s Day: SCHOOL CLOSED. Global Kids Closed.

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THURSDAY, FEB 21

Parent Network Annual Meeting/Chat with Alumni Night. Come socialize with fellow parents and meet members of the 2018-2019 Parent Network Steering Committee. Then join the Parent Network in welcoming a special Alumni Panel!  TIS alumni will join us to talk about the impact that a TIS education had on their lives. Refreshments will be provided. Interested in coming? The goal for this meeting is to be both informative and fun! Please RSVP by sending a quick email to parentnetwork@intlschool.org with your name and and how many will be attending. 6:00-8:00pm, Learners’ Hall.

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FRIDAY, FEB 22

TIS OBOB School Tournament! Come cheer on our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade teams as they compete to be named the school champion! The winning team from the TIS tournament will compete against teams from 20 other schools at the mini-Regional tournament on March 2! 4-6pm, Learners Hall.


PCC Parking Lot Accident – Did you see anything?

A TIS grandparent’s red sports car was unfortunately sideswiped in the PCC parking lot during the International Festival’s first show. The car appears to have been hit by a white or light-colored car. If you saw anything, please contact nicole@pavelcomm.com


Koto Concert

Midori Carollo, a TIS alumnus will be performing in this concert!

Sho-Shun (Early Spring) Koto Concert

Featuring Nana Bellerud (Ikebana)

Sunday, March 3, 2:30pm

Lincoln Recital Hall

Portland State University

Ticket information and ordering: oregonkotokai.org


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