The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 5/28/19
All-Parent Survey Update: Final Week!!
The ability to take the survey for the sibling was inadvertently disabled last week. Please try again if you had trouble taking the survey for a second student!
Current participation rates:
It’s Book Fair Time!
Come visit the Scholastic Book Fair outside Stearns Hall today until May 31st! Hours are from 7:30a to 8:15a and 2:30p to 3:45p. The book fair includes a wide range of reading materials and related items from board books to middle readers (English and Spanish). Stock up on Summer reading and support strong literacy at TIS! Did you know that 50% of total sales from the book fair goes to purchase new books for the library and classroom sets? Forms of payment include cash, check and card and this year, a new exciting option….eWallet! Go on-line now and set up an eWalletaccount with a pre-set spending limit that your kids can use to purchase their own books! It’s free and easy (and fun)! Click on our book fair home page to get started!
(Also, it’s not too late to sign up to be a fair volunteer! Please sign-up for a time works for you here.)
TIS Talent Show – LAST CALL!
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 29 → one day extension!
More info & sign up at intlschool.org/talentshow
Walk & Roll Challenge – Turn in those sheets!
Walk & Roll to School Month come to its official end this week. It’s time to turn in those log sheets! Turn them in at any front desk (Hilltop or Stearns) by next Wednesday, June 5. Your child will get some really cool schwag just for participating. The top winners will get prizes – and the top families will get a bottle of wine!
Questions? Please contact Walk & Roll Organizer Chris Ginocchio: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you love the TIS Library?
Do you love the TIS library? Here are three ways to show us your love:
Thank you all for spreading the love and supporting literacy across languages, cultures, genres, and forms!
Last Chance for Global Kids Summer Fun Weeks!
LAST CHANCE to reserve a space for your child in Global Kids Summer Fun Week 1, June 17-21! Please register online now using the special TIS family password “GKSummer19”. Make sure to sign up by June 3 at 9am to save your spot.
Elementary-aged activities will include: Gymnastics, Beading, Cooking, Gardening, Active Games, outdoor free play, and Field Day!
Early Childhood activities will include: Arts & Crafts, Lego Adventures, story time, outdoor games, and plenty of free play.
Instruction during Global Kids is primarily in English.
Visit www.intlschool.org/globalkids-summer for more details.
Summer Program Dates:
For more information about Global Kids Extended-Day Program, please visit the Global Kids Section of the TIS website.
Register online now! Make sure to sign up by June 3 at 9am to save your spot. TIS Families will need the password “GKSummer19” to sign up.
QUESTIONS? Email email@example.com
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!****
We offer summer events each year for current and incoming TIS families. Join us for a little casual and fun social time!
SUMMER PICNIC IN THE PARK
EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY PLAYDATE
Host for TIS Spanish Intern Needed
This Fall we will be welcoming another intern to TIS, courtesy of the Spanish Ministry of Education and the International Spanish Academy. No matter your language track, you can bring Spanish culture into your home by hosting an intern from Spain. TIS has hosted five wonderful interns in the past who were a great addition to the family who opened their doors to them.
While we are are not sure of their identity yet, our intern most likely will arrive in late September and stay until June. Splitting the year between 2-3 families is also possible.
– Maria Abad, Head of Early Childhood, MAbad@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496;100
The host family needs to provide room and board. TIS will provide a monthly bus pass. Please contact Maria Abad directly if you are interested in hearing more details.
OBOB Book List for 2019-20
Is your child interested in getting a head start on Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB?) Below are the official books for the 2019-20 competition. Thanks to Betsy Cruz for taking over the reins from our “graduating” leaders, Beth Katona and Catherine Hartoch!
3rd to 5th Grade Division
TUESDAY, MAY 28
Book Fair Begins! Please stop by before or after school to buy books for your family and friends! Stearns Hall sidewalk, until May 31.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 29
Talent Show Submissions DUE at 11:59pm. 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! Submissions due by 11:59pm. More info & sign up at intlschool.org/talentshow
THURSDAY, MAY 30
Keepin’ It Clean Campus Walk – All Grades. Last walk of the school year! Parents in all grades welcome! 2-3pm, Meet near the recycling cans at Hilltop
MONDAY, JUNE 3
Volunteer Appreciation Day. Grab a cup of coffee and a treat as we thank all of our wonderful volunteers! Morning Drop off, Learners’ Hall and Stearns
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5
Walk and Roll Challenge Sheets DUE. Please turn them in at any front desk!
FRIDAY, JUNE 7
Annual TIS Talent Show. Last chance to sign up! Details at intlschool.org/talent. 3:30 & 5:30pm, Lower Playground
MONDAY, JUNE 10 – TUESDAY, JUNE 11
TIS Field Day!! We are pleased to announce a brand new school tradition! There will be relay races, track and field events, cooperative building challenges, target games, water games, and many other fun activities. This will be an amazing way to close out the year and celebrate our school!
When: Monday, June 10th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: TIS Playground
When: Monday, June 10th – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: TIS Playground
When: Tuesday, June 11th – 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: Duniway Park Track
When: Tuesday, June 11th – 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Duniway Park Track
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
There are lots of fun events planned for the last day of school!
Interested in Girl Scouts?
Hello, parents of soon-to-be Kindergarteners!
Several LowK parents are interested in starting a Girl Scouts troop for our kindergarten girls this fall (Daisies). There are currently two other Girl Scout troops at TIS. It’s really fun and a great way for students to make friends in different classes and language tracks. If your daughter is interested, please let me know!
Also, please let me know if you’d be interested in being a co-leader! Typically, the troop meets after school every two weeks.
– Veronica Lim (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Summer Host Families Needed
This summer from July 13-27, The Portland international Academy, partnered with OES, French Int’l & Bamboo school program will pay each host family $48/night for each student. You can host one or two students. Earn up to $1,000 if you host two kids.
Chinese students are between ages 12-14. If you’re unable to drop off or pick up from camp then the program will pay you $38 and will arrange appropriate transportation. I have the detail itinerary if you’d like to see. They arrive to Portland on 7/14 and will attend camp all day Mon-Fri. They have scheduled activities with their group on Saturdays. Sundays is time with host family. If you’d like more info, please text Luan Lierman at 206-743-7425. If you’re not able to host this time around, I’m sure there will be future opportunities.
Please pass this along to those who may be interested. Here’s the link to the camp and if you’re kids are interested since you’ll get a discount from hosting.