The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 1/13/20
TIS Spirit Week is Here!
In collaboration with the TIS Parent Network, we invite all community members to share in some fun and simple daily activities to show off our school spirit.
Looking for TIS long sleeved tees and sweatshirts? Check out the Spirit Store!
Reminder: No School Jan 17th or 20th
There will be no school for students this Friday, January 17 (Faculty In-Service Day) and Monday, January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr Day).
Global Kids may have availability for sign ups on January 17. Please contact Global Kids at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2020-21 Calendar Dates
Below are the main dates for the 2020-21 school year. The whole calendar will be available in April:
TIS Admissions Ambassadors Needed
Want to share your love of TIS with prospective families? Become a TIS Admissions Ambassador! Admissions season is now in full swing, and we could use some help with chatting with families who are interested in enrolling their children at the school. Prospective families really value hearing from people like YOU about your family’s experience at the school!
Parents with children in all grades and tracks welcome. You’d get assigned 3-5 families a month to reach out to via email or phone and say hello and offer to answer any questions that they may have. It would take 1-2 hours a month maximum, through May.
For more information about the program, please respond to this email or contact Jan Williams email@example.com
Emergency Broadcast System – Text Opt In
Thanks for bearing with us as we tested or new Emergency / Weather Closure Broadcast System! Overall, the test went well. Mass delivery through phone, text, and email offers the best possible chance that you will get the message! Some parents report getting a text message in Spanish. We are looking into it!
Miss the opt-in Text? Did you get it in Spanish? Send a text to 87569 with the word “Yes” and that will opt you in.
Global Gala 2020
Tickets are on sale now!
Tickets are available for purchase at www.intlschool.org/auction.
Tickets are only on sale through Friday, January 24 so get yours today!
Global Gala Volunteer Opportunities
Wall of Wine Donations
Auction Package Highlight
Come fly in a Comanche Piper!
Enjoy a plane ride for two down the Columbia River Gorge to see Multnomah Falls from the air then head north to take a peek at what Mt. Saint Helens is up to. View inside the crater and make a complete 360 degree flight around it! This is absolutely spectacular on a clear day. This will be sure to please anyone with the love of flying or someone dreaming of becoming a pilot.
Thank you to TIS Parents Scott and Lisa Brock
TIS Summer Programs – Registration Opens on Jan 24th!
Looking for summer fun for your kids? We’ve got you covered! This year, in addition to our award winning language immersion Summer Camp, TIS will be offering two weeks of Global Kids Summer Fun in August. Learn more by visiting intlschool.org/summer.
Language Immersion Summer Camp:
Global Kids Summer Fun Weeks*:
*Open to currently enrolled TIS families only
Starting Friday, January 24th, registration for both summer programs will be open to current TIS families and staff ONLY. Mark your calendars!
Global Kids Alternative Days Added
That’s not the only summer news!
NEW! Global Kids will be open for the duration of the last week of school. The last day of school is June 9; Global Kids Alternative Day Programming will be available June 10-12.
School Safety – PDXReporter.org
We are continually monitoring and revising our safety policies and procedures in order to keep our campus safe for all. These are some of the actions that we have taken and are in place already:
We encourage parents and staff to use PDXreporter.org This is a tool to report campsites, graffiti, needles, etc. Include photos, location and comments where possible. The more complaints they receive, the better the response from the police department. This goes through the Mayor’s office and is taken quite seriously. You can also report camping to reportPDX@PortlandOregon.gov.
MONDAY JAN 13 – THURSDAY JAN 16
TIS SPIRIT WEEK! We are excited to open up school with the second annual TIS Spirit Week! In collaboration with the TIS Parent Network, we invite all community members to share in some fun and simple daily activities to show off our school spirit. Please see post above for daily themes!
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
Keepin’ It Clean Campus Walk – 2nd/3rd Grades. Join fellow TIS 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, Meet at Learners’ Hall front entrance
FRIDAY, JAN 17
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Teacher InService Day. Global Kids Alternative Day Programming Open
TIS Community Service Day. Join TIS friends for a day of community service at the Oregon Food Bank. We will be helping to repackage bulk food to be delivered to families in need in our community and access the state. Sorry, this opportunity is FULL! 1-3:30PM.
MONDAY, JAN 20
NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Global Kids CLOSED
THURSDAY, JAN 23
Global Kids Semester 1 Ends.
FRIDAY, JAN 24
Summer Programs Registration Begins for TIS Families! For more info, please visit: intlschool.org/summer
Monday Hip-Hop Class!
Funky Divas & Dudes Is Back With All New Songs And Routines at The International School!
Funky Divas & Dudes has been inspiring kids through dance classes for 18 years. We have developed a curriculum specialized for children to learn the basic techniques of dance, explore expression through movement, gain self-confidence, overcome fears of stage fright and HAVE FUN!
Enroll today in Hip-Hop Jazz class on TIS CampSite!
Mondays, offered to K-5th grades.
Check us out online @ funkydivasanddudes.com.
Are you ready to ROCK!
Making memories, building bodies. Fun Runs…
Registration will always remain open for Run Club. As of 1/9/20 the number of runners each day is as follows:
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday all have 7 runners apiece. Tuesday is up to 11 currently.
Questions? Register? Contact Coach Robert 503-348-0799 or OurSportingLives@gmail.com
Portland BoyChoir! For boys who love to sing
Find the joy of singing – Professional vocal training, touring, and prestige performance opportunities
Choir for Boys Ages 6 – 18
Sign up before January 31st and we waive the $50 registration fee!
Boys are placed in one of four choirs based on age and voice range
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | www.portlandboychoir.org | Call 503.697.SING (or) 503.697.7464
Please note that this choir does NOT meet at the TIS campus