May 14, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 5/13/2019

All Parent Survey Update – Week 2

Have YOU taken the annual all-school parent survey yet? You have until June 3  to do so. The class with the highest parent participation rate wins a popcorn party! Take it now! 

Current participation rates:

Class

% complete – week 1

Akiko

44.4

Angela

0.0

Antonia

4.2

Candy / Jimmy

3.6

Celina

12.0

Charlotte / Yi Guan

0.0

Chisa

4.2

Christy

11.8

Constanza

3.2

Cristina / Norma

8.3

Hideko

5.6

Ivonne

12.0

Janina / Judith

4.0

Jennifer

13.6

Jose

0.0

Ju-Ya / JingJing

12.9

Junko

42.9

Libni

9.7

Lorena E / Lucia (LowK)

7.1

Lorena P / Elizabeth (K)

7.7

Maggie

12.1

Maria / Luzmila (LowK)

11.1

Mariana (1st Grade)

13.0

Masami / Keiko P

0.0

Paola

4.8

Patricia

4.8

Sophia

2.7

Taka / Keiko P

4.3

Tongfang

0.0

Vicky

7.1

Yi Feng

5.0

TOTAL

7.3

 


TIS Summer Camp: Portland’s Best Academic, General, and OVERALL Camp!

    

 WE WON!!   The International School’s Summer Camp has been voted NW Kids Magazine’s Best Best Academic Camp, General Camp, and OVERALL CAMP!!

WOW! Wasn’t expecting that one!  Thanks to all of you who voted. We look forward to seeing many of you at camp this summer!

Limited spots still available! Visit intlschool.org/summer for more information and to view the most recent availability chart.

Questions about Summer Camp? Contact Summer Camp Director, Meredith Fleming at summer@intlschool.org


Moving for Music and Art – We did it!!

We did it! The TIS community successfully raised over $26,000 for our music and arts programs and the money is still coming in.  Donor Participation in our annual fun run increased over 55% from last year – wow!  Thank you to all students, parents, family members, friends and all other sponsors for helping make Moving for Music and Art an immensely successful annual event.  If you have not turned forms along with collected pledges, you may drop them off at the front desk of Hilltop or Stearns or at the Arthur building. It’s never too late!

We are pleased to announce our winners for MMA 2019.  Congratulations to these students who ran a LOT of laps and secured numerous sponsors. Our top three winners have won a $25 gift card from Blick Art Supplies, Music Millennium or Powell’s Books.

  • 1st Place – Sam Long, Spanish 4
  • 2nd – Adrian Schulman – Spanish 5
  • 3rd – Dane Hanson – Spanish 4

And rounding out our top 10 who will receive a $10 gift card from Blick Art Supply, Music Millennium or Powell’s Books are:

  • Peyton Miller, Japanese K
  • Katherine Warner-Frey, Spanish 5
  • William Warner-Frey, Spanish 1
  • Quinn Hanson, Spanish 4
  • Koto Chilgren, Spanish 1
  • Lucia Decamps, Spanish 4
  • Casey Masonek, Spanish 4

Lastly, bragging rights go to the 1st grade class who had over 65% of students participate with at least one sponsor. Congratulations! A spring popsicle party will be scheduled with teachers soon.


Teacher Appreciation Week is Next Week!     

 

Teacher Appreciation Week begins next Monday! There are several ways that you and your child can participate, including bringing flowers, homemade cards, or baked goods. Your child’s room parent should have sent you an email with the schedule; please ask him or her if you have any questions!

Interested in doing a little extra on top of your class participation? We also need some additional help during the week. You can sign up here.


Reminder: NO SCHOOL on May 17th or May 24th!  – Lunch Changes

Just a reminder that this Friday, May 17th is a Professional Development Day and Friday, May 24th is a Grading Day. There is no school for students either Friday, but Global Kids will be open.

Because we now have no school May 17th and WILL have school June 3rd , the lunch delivery has changed as well. There will be NO Pizza Monday on June 3rd.

However, all the kids that normally order from Dragonwell on May 17th will have that same delivery on June 3rd. 


Walk & Roll Challenge – Bike Parade!

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Bike Parade to school last Wednesday! We had our biggest turnout yet. It  was so fun to see the mass of bikes come down the road to school.

The parade was part of the school’s participation in the citywide Walk & Roll Challenge. It continues through the end of May, so it’s not too late to give it a go!  Pick up a tracking sheet at any TIS front desk.


The TIS Talent Show is Coming!     

 
(Photo courtesy of White Lion Photography)

The TIS Talent Show is coming – get those auditions ready! We’re calling for Talent that Shows your hard work. Music / Comedy / Dance / Poetry / Magic / Theatre / Quirky Skills (Speedy cup-stacking?)  Sorry, Lip Syncers, this show’s not for you!

The shows will be Friday, June 7 after school at the Lower Playground

Open to students in grades K-5 

Video auditions due by 11:59pm on May 28

More info & sign up at intlschool.org/talentshow

Volunteers Needed! If you are interested in helping out, or having any questions, please contact: TalentShow@intlschool.org


School’s Out Party at Oaks Park!   

Need something fun to do to celebrate the end of the school year?  The Parent Network is hosting a party and rides at Oaks Park after dismissal on the last day of school, Thursday, June 13th from 10:30a – 3:00p! (School dismissal is anytime from 10a-noon.)  Oaks Park is not open to the public on that day except by advanced school group reservation only!

ALL TIS families are invited to attend.  (Kiddie rides will be open for little ones too!) Per person cost of includes a ride bracelet and a cold treat!

Limited/Kiddie -$11.50 (retail $18.95) Unlimited Rides – Excludes Adrenaline Peak, Go Karts, Scream’n Eagle, Disk’O, Roller Skating, & Golf

Deluxe-$13.50 (retail $21.95) – Unlimited Rides – Excludes Adrenaline Peak, Go Karts, Roller Skating, & Golf

Bring your own lunch, or purchase from the park.

No reservations necessary – just show up to our TIS-designated group area and buy a bracelet from our parent volunteers! CASH ONLY, please!

****Please note that this is an unofficial event so parents are responsible for all transportation and supervision at the park!**** 


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all volunteers! The TIS Parent Network is now looking for helpers for the following Spring events. Don’t forget to record your volunteer hours at  https://www.intlschool.org/volunteer 

MAIN CAMPUS BOOK FAIR
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to the Main Campus the week of May 28th – 31st. The children get so excited about the books, so this is a really fun event.  Morning and afternoon shifts are available. Please sign-up for a time works for you here.

LIBRARY
The library is a hive of activity as we buzz along toward the end of the school year!  We need more volunteer worker bees to help us with shelving and other special projects as we prepare to close the library for our exciting summer remodel. We can work with your schedule to find a time and a project that fits – daytime, evening, active or sitting, solo or as a group – we’ve got something for you to do!  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Heidi at hevans@intlschool.org.  

TALENT SHOW
Work from home help needed! We need 2-4 volunteers to help review submissions, gather songs, and put together the order of performance for the show on June 7. Email talent@intlschool.org or kats@intlschool.org if interested!

OAKS PARK PARTY
We will need parent volunteers on June 13th to help out with wristbands, ice cream distribution, gear store, and other support tasks. Times will be 10am-3pm; there will be shifts so that people can go and enjoy the park with their kiddos! If you are interested in helping out that day, please contact parentnetwork@intlschool.org

Questions? Please contact parentnetwork@intlschool.org  And in case you missed it, record your hours here:https://www.intlschool.org/volunteer


Upcoming Events


   

MONDAY, MAY 13

Annual  Art Show Continues. The Annual Art Show will take place in Stearns Hall and run through Tuesday, May 21st. THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS!! Dont forget to record your hours here. 🙂

ACT Testing Begins. Grades 3, 4, and 5.

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TUESDAY, MAY 14

Keepin’ it Clean Campus Walk – Grades 4 & 5 (morning walk).  Fourth and Fifth 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!  Adults Only, please. Meet at the Hilltop Gate. 8:15-9:15am.

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THURSDAY, MAY 16

TIS Board of Trustees Annual Meeting. Open to the TIS Community. Learners’ Hall, 6-8pm

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FRIDAY, MAY 17

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Global Kids Alternative Date (Open 7:45am-4:40pm): Did you know that May 17 is a No-School Day? There is still limited space in Global Kids Alternative Day programming. You can enroll in the Day Block and Block 1 online in SchoolsBuddy. All students enrolled in the Day Block and Block 1 on May 17 must be picked up no later than 4:40pm at the latest.

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. We kick off Teacher Appreciation Week with a catered luncheon! We are looking for additional help. This is a wonderful way to break up a work day with a delightful treat and make our beloved teachers feel special. Please follow this link to sign up

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SUNDAY, MAY 19

Grandparents’ Tea – FULL.  Thank you for your support! We have a lovely afternoon planned!

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MONDAY, MAY 20 – MAY 23

Teacher Appreciation Week! This is a wonderful way to break up a work day with a delightful treat and make our beloved teachers feel special. You should have received an email from your child’s room parent; please ask him or her if you have any questions!

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FRIDAY, MAY 24

Grading Day. NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Global Kids Open. Enjoy your long weekend!


 Pizza & Puberty

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

  •  May 17th, 6-8pm – 5th-7th Grade Girls
  • May 21st, 6-8pm – 5th-7th Grade Boys 

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

More dates, info and sign up at RoadsToFamily.com


Want to mark Hood to Coast off your bucket list? Join the TIS team!

TIS has put together its FIRST Hood to Coast team! We need a few more runners, a few subs and 3 volunteers. If you are interested in joining us please contact Yukako, yukaowen@me.com ASAP!


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