March 19, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 3/18/2019

Spots Still Available for Summer Camp!

If you are interested in our award-winning Summer Camp, sign up soon – many of our groups are filling up fast! Don’t miss your chance to join the fun this summer at TIS.

Summer Camp is the perfect time to explore a new language and culture. Every camp offers children the opportunity to build language skills through fun hands-on activities, songs, games, outdoor fun and so much more. Visit for more information and to view the most recent availability chart.

Questions about Summer Camp? Contact Summer Camp Director, Meredith Fleming at

Catch Up on the Capstone Trips!  

Our 5th grade students are having life-changing experiences on their Capstone Journeys. Don’t forget to check out the Capstone blogs to follow along with their daily adventures! 

Library Volunteers Needed

Our Library Specialist, Tomoyo Wells, is headed off on maternity leave!

Upon returning from the Capstone trip to China, Heidi Smith-Evans will be covering for Tomoyo. We are especially grateful to have Heidi’s help as she already knows the library and our students from her many hours volunteering in the library.  But having Heidi cover Tomoyo’s maternity leave means she won’t be volunteering her usual 5-10 hours a week in the library. We are already feeling the impact of this with her gone on Capstone!

We need to fill in those hours, so if anyone is interested in volunteering in the library, please contact the librarian, Lora, at

Community Service Day

TIS Community Service Day at the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP)

Friday, April 12, 2019

10am to 12:30pm

8065 SE Grand Ave. Portland, 97202 (Sellwood)

Please join us for our next TIS Community Service Day on Friday, April 12 at the Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP).   CHAP provides inclusive healing arts programs, free of charge, to children, teens and families affected by pediatric illness, disability or special need and provides Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program.  

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

Please sign up here to reserve your spot.  Space is limited. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Upcoming Events  


Keepin It Clean Walk – Kindergarten AND First Grade. This afternoon walk has been moved up a week due to Spring Break. Kindergarten and First Grade 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. 2:00-3:00pm.

Chat with Alumni Night for Prospective Families Do you know any families who are interested in TIS? Send them to our Chat with Alumni Night! Recent Alumni will answer questions about their TIS experience and beyond. More info here.



Spring Break! Enjoy your time off. See you in April!

Pizza & Puberty











Tweens, Teens and their ‘Askable Adult’ are invited to Pizza & Puberty. Come learn about and celebrate your growing body and mind.

April 14th 5-8th Grade Boys

April 28 Adults (Parents and Caregivers)

May 10 4th-5th Grade Girls

May 17th Middle School Girls

$20 per pair (Adult & Kid), at 13 Virtues Brewing

More dates, info and sign up at

Take part in SPD parent-training research

The Star Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder are recruiting parents to participate in a study examining the learning needs of parents of children with sensory over-responsivity

Who: Parents of children (ages 5-8 years) with SOR

What: Participate in a 3-part workshop series & learn a problem-solving technique to support your child with SOR

Where: Sensory KIDS, Portland, OR & STAR Institute for SPD, Denver, CO

Benefits: Take part in a free group parent-training program, learn Dr. Lucy Jane Miller’s A SECRET problem-solving tool, gain support from other parents, contribute to the design of future interventions for parents!

Compensation: $20 gift card for participation in interviews following the training Contact: Breanne Kearney * * 503-575-9402

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