February 19, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 2/19/19

Sibling Apps Due Friday, March 1

If you have a child starting at TIS in the 2018-19 academic year, we do need you to please submit an application. Applications received by March 1 will have sibling priority for enrollment, even in classes with waitlists. Any application submitted after March 1 will join the waitlist for any classes that have them.

You can find our new application online by creating an account through our online admissions system.

• The most direct way to fill it out is to start here: www.intlschool.org/mailinglist
• Bypass the Tours options page by clicking “next” (unless you want one, of course).
• Press “Apply” and
• Choose “Current Family / Sibling Application” for a discounted application fee.

This notice is for siblings only.  If your child is already enrolled at TIS, you do not need to re-apply. Jan will be contacting you about re-enrollment for Fall 2019 this week.

Jan Williams, Director of Admissions, jwilliams@intlschool.org, x 110

Global Kids Spring Enrollment – Closing Soon!

Spring Term 2019 Global Kids Enrollment Week has begun! Enrollment for Spring Term closes at midnight on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.

Spring Term Classes Include: Sensory Activity Play, Graphic Design, Lego Adventure, Garden, Gymnastics, Beading & Accessory Making, and Wacky Science

Follow this link to SchoolsBuddy to enroll in Block 1 and 2 Spring Term 2019 now.

For general information about Global Kids Extended-Day Program, Class Descriptions, Schedules, and Fees, Please visit the Global Kids Section of the TIS website.

Please click here for Enrollment Instructions.

Questions? Contact the Global Kids team at globalkids@intlschool.org or call 503-226-2496 x122 or x226

IB Exhibition – Community Connections Survey

Dear TIS Community,

We need your help! Every year, our 5th grade students participate in the PYP Exhibition, the culminating project of their PYP experience here at TIS. During this experience, students investigate a significant global issue of their choice, such as homelessness, computer viruses, mental health, or clean water.

Our TIS community has a broad range of knowledge and expertise, and we would like to tap into this expertise.

  • Please look over the list of topics in the link below that our students are studying.

  • If you have any knowledge, resources, connections, or anything else that you think could help our kids, we’d like to hear it!

  • Students may contact you (through their teacher) for more information.

TIS Exhibition Community Survey

A Glimpse Into Art – Slideshow

Our students do wonderful things in their Library, Art, Music, and PE (LAMP) classes. Want to learn more about what happens in these LAMP classes? Our NEW monthly slideshows will give you a peek! All photos by Rosie Day.

Click here to get a glimpse into TIS Art classes!

Community Service Day

Thank you to the TIS families who joined us for our January Community Service Day!  We made Valentines for all of the kids who live at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children.  They greatly appreciated the love that the TIS community sent their way!

Our next Community Service Day will be on 4/12 from 10-12:30 at the Children’s Healing Art Project. More details soon!

Reading Challenge Update – Turn in your responses!

The 2018-2019 TIS K-5 reading challenge is in its final phases!   Students who wish to earn a prize need to read at least six books from the lists below, and turn in their reading list along with a writing or art response to the library between February 21- March 11.

This year’s reading challenge theme is One Nation, Many Voices. In such a wonderfully diverse country, there is no way that we could include books reflecting every culture and perspective, but we hope that these lists will prove to be a good starting point for sparking conversation and building empathy for ourselves and for each other.

This year we made three reading lists by types of book, along with grade level recommendations, though students may choose to read books off any of the lists:

Picture Books and Early Readers (K-2),

Picture books and chapter books (3-4),

Mature chapter books (5).

Some of these books touch on serious themes that could bring up questions for students and adults, which makes them excellent books to read and discuss as a family and as a community!

To participate, your student(s) may get books from the TIS library, your public library, or your local, independent bookstore. Some of the titles on the list are OBOB titles so that interested students may participate in both programs.

If you have any questions, you may contact Lora Worden, TIS librarian, at loraw@intlschool.org.

Lost & Found – Pick up items by Feb 28!

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!


OBOB Regional Tournament – Volunteers Still Needed

TIS is hosting the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) regional tournament this year!

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

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

Upcoming Events


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? 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. The goal for this meeting is to be both informative and fun!



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.



Keepin’ it Clean Walk – PreK and LowK families Parents in Pre-K and Low-K are invited to participate in our campus Keepin’ It Clean Walk next  Thursday, February 28th from 2pm to 3pm. Meet at Hilltop front gate. Gloves, pickers, and trash bags provided. Adults only.



Grading Day. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Global Kids Open. No after school classes.

Sibling Apps DUE. If you have a child starting at TIS in the 2018-19 academic year, we please submit an application. Please see post above for instructions on how to apply.



OBOB Regional Tournament. TIS is hosting the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) regional tournament this year!  The winning team from the TIS tournament (on February 22) will compete against teams from 20 other schools in Learners’ Hall. 9am-3pm, Learners Hall

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