December 11, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 12/2/2019

Parent Information Night: Child Sleep and Nutrition

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Parent Information Night: Child Sleep and Nutrition
Thursday, December 12
6-8pm
Learners Hal
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Do you have questions like “Is my child sleeping enough?  Is my child eating enough? Does my child have good sleeping and eating habits?  If you lay awake at night with these types of questions, we have the answers for you!  Please join the Parent Network for our first event in our Educational Series with Dr. Jennifer Kim, Sleep Specialist, and Nutritionist, Megan Barnett.  

Dr. Jennifer G. Kim

Jennifer’s interest in sleep medicine began with her first patient, herself. She developed insomnia during college which worsened during medical school. After residency, she started practicing general internal medicine in an under-served community. Her interest in sleep, soon led her back to complete a sleep medicine fellowship. She has been practicing sleep medicine in Oregon since 2009. During her sleep medicine fellowship, she started seeing pediatric patients and saw the importance of addressing sleep issues earlier in life.

She earned her Bachelors of Science from Cornell University and her Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She is licensed by the Oregon Medical Board and Board Certified in Sleep Medicine and Internal Medicine.

Megan Barnett

Megan Barnett works as a functional nutritionist using her in depth understanding of physiology and nutrition to create biochemically tailored nutrition plans that optimize her clients’ health. Instead of using mainstream dietary advice, comprehensive laboratory testing and health history serve as a guide for building individualized nutrition therapies to support peak health and reverse symptoms of chronic disease. 

Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Kansas State University and a Master’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Western States in Portland, Oregon. She also holds certificates in mindful eating from University of California, San Diego as well as vinyasa yoga.


It’s Giving Tuesday!

Donate to the Global Citizens Annual Fund as part of your Giving Tuesday contributions tomorrow (Tuesday, December 3) – and don’t forget that your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar through December 31as part of our $50,000 matching challenge!  Many employers also match donations in honor of this wonderful day of giving. Make your gift to support every student, in every classroom, every day at www.intlschool.org/donatenow.


Early Childhood Book Fair Next Week

Get ready for the Early Childhood Book Fair! The Book Fair will be inside Stearns Hall Dec 9-13 (7:30 to 8:30 am and 2:30 to 3:45). We need 1-2 volunteers per shift to help students finding books, cashing them out, and restocking shelves.

Volunteers needed!

Helping out at the Book Fair is a great and fun way to support literacy. There will variety of books in English and Spanish.  The school earns 50% of total sales from Scholastic. The profits are used to buy books for the library and classroom literature sets.

Please sign-up for a time works for you from here or at the front desk.

For more information, please contact Tomoyo Wells (tomoyow@intlschool.org)


Global Kids Semester 2: Enrollment Opens December 11

Global Kids Enrollment Week for Semester 2 will be open December 11 – 18. Semester 2 will run through the second half of the school year: January 27 to June 8.

For detailed information about Global Kids, including class descriptions and schedules, please visit the Global Kids website.

Click here for the Global Kids 2019-20 School Year Calendar

If you have any questions or difficulties, please contact globalkids@intlschool.org


TIS Global Gala – Last Chance for Early Bird Tickets!

Presented By

 

 

Under One Sky
The 2020 Global Sala
Saturday, February 1 at 5:30pm
The Hilton Hotel Downtown 

You are invited to join us for our annual auction gala, Under One Sky: The 2020 Global Gala.  

LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR EARLY BIRD TICKETS IS THIS WEEK!

Early Bird pricing, $100 per person ends this Friday, December 6.  Tickets can be purchased at www.intlschool.org/auction

Help Procure or Donate

Do you have a vacation home, condo or timeshare that would be a great item to add to our auction item menu?  Are you a frequent flyer and have extra airline miles? Do you have exclusive access to a restaurant, winery, sports tickets or other business?  We would love to hear from you. Vacation get-aways, dining and experiential packages are very popular and would help TIS raise valuable funds for our school.  If you have any questions or have something in mind to donate, please contact Rebecca Roberts.

Wine Donations

We are looking for donations of wine valued at a minimum of $20 for our silent auction.  If you would like to donate, please contact Rebecca Roberts to arrange delivery. Please note that wine cannot be dropped off in any of the school buildings with the exception of the Arthur Administration Building.
 

2020 Global Gala Volunteer Opportunities

Do you want to help out with the auction and have fun getting to know other TIS parents that you may not otherwise get to meet?  Sign up to help with this important celebration of our community! We are currently looking for volunteers to work on our annual event – during the weeks leading up to February 1 as well as the night of our Gala. Please contact Rebecca Roberts if interested in joining our team.   If you would like to work the night of the event and already know how you would like to participate, you may sign up here.

Auction Coordinator                                Auction Chair

Rebecca Roberts                                    Lisa Higgins – Mom of Ada, Spanish 3rd
Rebeccar@intlschool.org                        sleepisdeath@gmail.com


Where They Went

Our Fifth Graders are now in the midst of visiting middle schools and considering their school options for 6th Grade and beyond. Below is a chart that shows the Middle School choices from our alumni from 2015-2019:

 

Would you like to know more about Middle School Options?

College

Our alumni continue on to colleges all over the world! Below are some examples:

Our alumni always tell us that their years at The International School are formative ones – they are forever inspired and encouraged by the immersion in language and culture that prepares them for the road ahead.


Parent Network Monthly Meeting this Thursday

The Parent Network monthly meeting this Thursday, December 5 at 8:15am at the Arthur Administration Building conference room, up the street from the Main Campus. Parent Network meetings are open to all TIS parents!


Collaborative Coffee Meeting Notes

Thanks to all of you who attended the Elementary Collaborative Coffee Meeting in October!

Notes from the Meeting can be found here.

We hope to see you all for the next meeting on January 8 at 8:00 am in Learner’s Hall


Volunteer Work Party at TIS Garden: this Weekend

Winter is coming and with it the slowing of activity in our school’s garden. The First Graders will be cleaning up our garden beds to prepare them for Spring planting by cleaning up finished plants and planting cover crops to prepare the soil.  We would like TIS families to follow up by cleaning up outside of the beds, weeding and pruning, maybe some digging.

Bring your whole family, your gloves and favorite tools (we can also supply).Stay as long as you are able; we appreciate any time you can give!   Bagels and juice always! Saturday, December 7th, 8:30-11:00 AM.

 In the Spring, planting is done by the Kindergarteners. Pre-K and Low-K classes are also involved in some planting.  If you are parents of 3 and 4 year olds, we hope you can invest some time in helping our school garden to flourish. Hope to see you on December 7!


Oregon Battle of the Books — School Competition Feb 12th

TIS is excited to be participating in the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) again this school year. Battle of the Books is a fun, team-based competition for grades 3-5. We will have our school competition on February 12 from 4-6pm in Learners Hall. The school’s winning team will go on to compete at the regionals.

We are happy to announce that TIS has been chosen to host the Regional Tournament again this year! It will be held on Saturday, February 29th. 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Volunteers are still needed for both the TIS tournament (Feb 12th) and the Regionals (Feb 29th) Questions? Please email TIS OBOB Parent Coordinator cruzme77@yahoo.com


Carpool Requests

  • Mt Tabor area: We have a daughter in the Japanese Low-K program and am looking to start or join a carpool for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. We live on SE 61st and Belmont. 503-358-6431, vivacide@hotmail.com

Are you interested in setting up a carpool for the upcoming school year? Publish your request in The Owl! Simply send your name, nearest street corner or part of town, number of children, and best way to contact you to owleditor@intlschool.org. No need to know your exact before/after school needs yet – you can discuss this with interested families.


Upcoming Events

THURSDAY, DEC 5

Parent Network Monthly Meeting. Join us for our monthly meeting, open to all current parents. 8:15am, Arthur Administration Building

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SATURDAY, DEC 7

TIS Garden Work Party. Come one, come all! Help prep the TIS gardens for winter by cleaning up outside of the beds, weeding and pruning, maybe some digging. Bring your whole family, your gloves and favorite tools (we can also supply).Stay as long as you are able; we appreciate any time you can give!   Bagels and juice always! Saturday, December 7th, 8:30-11:00 AM.

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MONDAY, DEC 9 – FRIDAY, DEC 13

Early Childhood Book Fair. The Book Fair will be inside Stearns Hall before and after school. There will variety of books in English and Spanish.  The school earns 50% of total sales from Scholastic. The profits are used to buy books for the library and classroom literature sets.

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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10

Keepin’ It Clean Campus Walk – ALL GRADES Join fellow  parents as we walk the perimeter of the school picking up trash, removing graffiti, cutting back invasive plants.  Trash bags, pickers, gloves, graffiti removal supplies provided. Adults only.  8:15 – 9:15am, Hilltop Gate.

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18

Global Kids Enrollment Week – Semester 2.  Enrollment Week for Semester 2 will be open December 11 – 18. Semester 2 will run through the second half of the school year: January 27 to June 8. For detailed information about Global Kids, including class descriptions and schedules, please visit the Global Kids website.

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Parent Info Night: Child Sleep & Nutrition Do you have questions like “Is my child sleeping enough?  Is my child eating enough? Does my child have good sleeping and eating habits?  If you lay awake at night with these types of questions, we have the answers for you!  Please join the Parent Network for our first event in our Parent Educational Series with Dr. Jennifer Kim, Sleep Specialist, and Nutritionist, Megan Barnett. Learners Hall, 6-8pm

TIS Board Meeting. All are invited to attend meetings of the TIS Board of Trustees. Focus of this meeting will be the tax audit. 6:00-8:00pm, Learners’ Hall.