"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Read in Your Pajamas is this Week!

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Please join our TIS English Department for Read in Your Pajamas Day! 1st through 5th Grade students can come to school in their pjs to participate (Is your child in PreK-K? Some classes participate in their homerooms; ask your child's teacher!)  Packing a set of regular clothes is recommended.

Parents and other caregivers are invited to join us during your child's English class.
Bring a favorite book, wear your pajamas too, and spend some time reading to kids or being read to! Super simple, super wonderful.

Due to the English schedule this year, we will Read in Your PJs on two separate days:

Dec 14th - Read In Your Pajamas Day for 2nd & 4th Grades (Times will be confirmed by your child's English Teacher)

Dec 15th - Read In Your Pajamas Day for 1st, 3rd & 5th Grades (Times will be confirmed by your child's English Teacher)

Parent Peek at Stearns Hall this Friday!

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Stearns Hall is almost ready to re-open for our EC Students! ALL parents are invited to join us for a sneak peek. Please feel free to stop by Stearns Hall after drop off (7:35-9am) or before pick up (2-3pm) this Friday and look around. We'll have some morning coffee and treats! Since the teachers are still prepping their classrooms - and there are LOTS of exciting things to play with - we ask for you to please wait until January to bring your student.  Infant and toddler siblings are ok.

Unable to make it on Friday? We will have additional time for EC parents and children to explore the building on their first day back! We will provide more info soon!

 

Thank you, Auction Basket Leaders! Psst...Enter your Volunteer Hours!

We would like to extend a huge and heartfelt thanks to our auction basket volunteers! Our offices are now filled with beautiful class artwork and truly exciting packages. You all worked hard, and it shows. We truly appreciate your contributions to the auction - and to the school's fundraising efforts.

Reminder to ALL volunteers: please record your hours if you've helped out on campus this year! You do NOT need to be specific about dates/and times. A monthly lump estimate is fine! You can record them here:  www.intlschool.org/volunteer

Community Clean Up Event - December 16

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Our TIS community has joined forces with Friends of RiverPlace and SOLVE to clean up area surrounding the school. Children are ok with this clean up!

Saturday, December 16th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Meet by International School lower playground at SW Water and Grant

The neighborhood is cleaner thanks to Friends of Riverplace, SOLVE, and The International School community!

Where: Meet near the TIS playground. All ages welcome.  No pets please.  *Gloves, tools, trash bags and pickers provided. Please record your volunteer hours for participating in this event!

Please contact Kristen Stowell at pdxtis@bumpsy.org with any questions.

Can't make the cleanup? REPORT all campsites to pdxreporter.org. Reports control action of officials. Report: trash, biohazards (needle, feces), obstruction of public spaces, damage to environment, aggressive behavior, intoxication and drugs. Mention safety for children, safety,bikes and pedestrian. If you feel scared, say so.

Waiting in line? Please turn off your engines

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Are you waiting in line before pick up starts? Please turn off your engines. Idling a vehicle for just one minute produces more carbon monoxide than smoke from three packs of cigarettes. Even if it's cold, it is better for the environment to restart than to idle. For cars with fuel injection (which includes almost all vehicles built since the late 1980s), idling for even 10 seconds uses more fuel than restarting the engine. Thanks for helping to keep our air clean! For more info, please visit EnginesOff.com

Upcoming Events

Photo by TIS Parent Sophia Kosaris

Photo by TIS Parent Sophia Kosaris

TUESDAY, DEC 12

Keepin' it Clean Walk - CANCELLED for December

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THURSDAY, DEC 14

Read In Your Pajamas Day for 2nd & 4th Grades. Parents and other caregivers are invited to join us during your child's English class. Bring a favorite book, wear your pajamas too, and spend some time reading to kids or being read to! Is your child in PreK-K? Some classes participate in their homerooms; ask your child's teacher! (Times will be confirmed by your child's English Teacher).

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FRIDAY, DEC 15

Stearns Hall Parent Peek. Stearns Hall is almost ready to re-open for our EC Students! ALL parents are invited to take a sneak peek. Please feel free to stop by Stearns Hall after drop off or before pick up this Friday and look around. 7:30-9am or 2-3pm, Stearns Hall

Principal's Coffee. Please join 1st-5th Principal Bodo Heiliger for Principal Coffee. This will give members of the community an opportunity to come and hear about developments in the school, as well as provide an open forum to ask questions or voice concerns. Open to parents of students in grades 1st-5th. 8:15-9:15amLearners' Hall

Read In Your Pajamas Day for 1st, 3rd & 5th Grades. Parents and other caregivers are invited to join us during your child's English class. Bring a favorite book, wear your pajamas too, and spend some time reading to kids or being read to! Is your child in PreK-K? Some classes participate in their homerooms; ask your child's teacher! (Times will be confirmed by your child's English Teacher).

Last day of class before Winter Break. No after school classes. Squaregator Open.

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SATURDAY, DEC 16

SOLVE, TIS Cleanup Event.  The neighborhood is cleaner thanks to Friends of Riverplace, SOLVE, and The International School community! All ages welcome.  No pets please.  Gloves, tools, trash bags and pickers provided. Please record your volunteer hours for participating in this event! Meet near the TIS playground. 10am-2pm

See you in January!