March 4, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 3/4/19

Capstone Study Abroad / Hot Cocoa Social and Send-Off

This week, our TIS 5th graders will embark on a life-changing experience – Capstone Study Abroad! They spend two weeks in China, Japan or Mexico. They live with host families, attend school with their peers, visit cultural and historical sites they have studied in school, and conduct research for their International Baccalaureate Exhibition project.Want to know more about what our 5th graders are up to?

Students, parents, and teachers will regularly contribute to blogs of the their trips. Check them out here:

From China

From Mexico

From Japan

Stop by the lower playground on Tuesday, March 5th at 3:10p for some tasty cocoa and to wish a fond bon voyage to our capstone travelers!


“Moving Up” Sessions for PreK, LowK, and K Families

Current TIS families – Come hear about the year ahead!  Please join us for these special “Moving Up” information sessions:

  • Current Prek families to learn more about LowK: Tuesday, March 12th, 8:15-9:30am

  • Current LowK families to learn more about Kindergarten: Wednesday, March 13th, 8:15 to 9:15am

  • Current Kinder families to learn more about 1st Grade: Thursday, March 15th, 8:15 to 9:30am

No rsvp is necessary. We hope to see you there!


Re-Enrollment for 2019-20 Has Begun   

Re-enrollment is now open for the 2019-20 school year.  We are looking forward to continuing to educate our students in an environment of language immersion and inquiry based learning.  Once again re-enrollment will be completed entirely though the parent portal.

Please go to www.intlschool.org/portal and log in.  On the left hand menu, click on “Enroll/Re-enroll” and follow the step-by-step instructions.  On the final page, you will need to read the enrollment agreement and click the “I agree” button.  Once you have clicked that, you can “print/view completed contract.” Once you have clicked that, you can print out the tuition contract.  Please sign and return to them to the school along with a $300 deposit.

You can drop off with any receptionist or mail them to :

Office of Admissions,
The International School
025 SW Sherman St
Portland OR 97201

Please return them to the school no later than MARCH 22nd!


Translators Wanted!

Are you bilingual? We are looking for parent volunteers to assist with translation for video projects showcasing life at The International School. We need people who are able to translate from one of our track languages into English. The task would involve watching brief interviews with faculty or students and providing a written translation in English to be used as subtitles.   

All the translating can be done remotely, so it’s a great way to support the school at a time that is convenient for you! Please email Rosie at RDay@intlschool.org if you are able to help!


Calling all families – Have any plants to share with the TIS Garden?

During Spring Break, our school will have 3 additional garden beds installed outside Learners’ Hall. Some of the plants in these beds will be transplanted from other areas, but we will need new plantings as well. Do you have herbs needing to be split or needing a completely new home? If yes, please consider donating to our new beds. In addition to herbs, other plants needed are: strawberries, (additional for picking garden).

Thank you for supporting the garden, and please email Andrea Long at akaboomer@gmail.com with questions or to coordinate delivery.


Global Kids Closed this Friday, March 8

This is just a quick reminder that ALL Global Kids & 3rd Party Classes will be CLOSED on Friday, March 8 for Professional Development. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up directly after school that day (by 3:45pm at the latest).

Best,

Kate Cooper & Adrianna Davis

Global Kids Extended-Day Program | globalkids@intlschool.org


Thank you, Keepin’ it Clean Walkers – Please enter your volunteer hours!

Thank you to our TIS Keepin’ It Clean Walkers for all of your continued hard work this year!

Bimonthly Keepin It Clean Walks

Twice a month, parent volunteers pick up bags and bags of garbage, remove graffiti, and safely dispose of needles  found in areas surrounding the campus. Graffiti and illegal camps have been reported to the appropriate agencies. 

Foot Patrols meet on the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month. Come once, or make it a regular part of your schedule! Adults only, please. Kindergarten Walks: Tuesday, March 12 at 8:15am; Thursday, March 21 at 2:00pm (moved forward due to Spring Break).


Upcoming Events  

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

Hot Cocoa Social. Hey kids! We’re having hot chocolate! Bring your parents and stop by the main campus playground on after school for some tasty cocoa and to wish a fond bon voyage to our Capstone travelers! Lower Playground, 3:10-4:00pm

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WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MARCH 6 & 7

Capstone Study Abroad Trips Begin! Good luck and safe travels to our 5th Graders! We hope that you have a wonderful time!

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THURSDAY, MARCH 7

The Parent Network Monthly Meeting. Please join us for the monthly meeting of the TIS Parent Network. All parents are invited to attend! 8:30-9:45am, Arthur Administration Building.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 8

Global Kids CLOSED.  All Global Kids and 3rd Party Classes are closed for Professional Development. Please make arrangements for your child to be picked up directly after school that day (by 3:45pm at the latest).

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TUESDAY, MARCH 12

Moving Up to LowK Session for current PreK families. Come hear about LowK! Head of Early Childhood Maria Abad and Homeroom teachers will provide information and answer questions about your child’s education next year. 8:15-9:15am, Stearns Hall.

Keepin It Clean Walk – Kindergarten. Kindergarten families are invited to come out, socialize, and help keep the areas surrounding campus clean. Some members pick up trash/remove weeds as they walk, but that is not a specific part of the program (Pickers and bags are provided; bring some gloves if you can). An easy way to get volunteer hours!  Meet at the Hilltop Gate. 8:15-9:15am.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Moving Up to Kindergarten Session for current LowK families. Come hear about Kindergarten! Head of Early Childhood Maria Abad and Homeroom teachers will provide information and answer questions about your child’s education next year. 8:15-9:15am,  Learners’ Hall

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THURSDAY, MARCH 14

Moving Up to 1st Grade Session for current Kinder families. Come hear about 1st Grade! TimiSue Abbott, English, and Homeroom teachers will provide information and answer questions about your child’s education next year.   8:15-9:30am,  Learners’ Hall


PSU Center for Japanese Studies Presents 

PSU Center for Japanese Studies Presents

History of of Article 9, the No War Clause of the Postwar Constitution of Japan: Its Establishment, Evolution, and Hollowing Out

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 |  6pm

Smith Student Union, room 327/8 

Katsutoshi Takami, Professor Emeritus Sophia University

www.pdx.edu/cjs/events


Host Family Wanted for Thai Student!

I am reaching out because I have an exchange student from Thailand who is currently staying with a temporary host  in the Lincoln High School district. We would like to get Prasu settled in with a permanent host for the remainder of the school year and I was hoping you could pass this along to your staff to see if you have any contacts in the Lincoln High School boundary or surrounding schools who may be able to host him or at least spread the word.

Prasu is a very sweet boy, great student, participated in cross country and is now joining the swim team.  His Host family says he is an amazing kid and a joy to be around! 

Thank you,

Sophie Grimes, CIEE Local Coordinator

sophiegrimes@frontier.com  503-317-0848


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