This will help you plan for 5th grade (Capstone announcement)

One of the most extraordinary aspects of TIS' programming is the grade 5 Capstone Academic Trips Abroad. Capstone represents the culmination of the children's cultural education at the school. Up until now, TIS has not had the resources to coordinate Capstone trips and much of the work and expense has fallen on the shoulders of our dedicated parents.

I am very pleased to announce that beginning in the 2009-10 school year, The International School's Capstone program will be managed and funded by the school as a component of its curriculum. In this way, Capstone will become part of the normal operating procedures and expenses of the school. Working with the Head of School and the Business Manager, Capstone Coordinator Erika Kohn will create and administer a Capstone budget as part of the school's regular budgeting process. Through her office, the school will organize the trip details, consulting with the 5th grade parents. The school budget will include those school-related student and accompanying faculty expenses such as airfare and accommodations. They will be purchased by the school through the school's travel agent, host-country ground transportation and will also include any hosting school fees, meals as related to the planned itinerary, and a gift from TIS to the host school.

Complete program details will follow with the revised Capstone brochure and Q&A which will be available this spring.

Stephan Grasmuck