Update from Alfonso - 2/7

Greetings, friends,

First off, a big congratulations to the teachers and students of the Chinese track who worked so hard to produce a very enjoyable program at the Gerding Theater last Friday in honor of Year of the Rabbit. Thanks also to Ellen Savaria, the impresario behind the show and to Linda Bonder who helps to make so many things happen well at TIS.

With some partly sunny days forecast this week, and now that the city inspector has presumably come to check on the framing for the sidewalk, we are excited that we may actually see the cement poured this week. As long as no work is going on you can feel free to park along the front of the playground until 8:30 and during after school pickup.

Hopefully this week will also bring an end to the Sheridan closure. I commend you again on how safely and sensibly you have managed the detours.

The Japanese track’s Sakura Matsuri program is coming up on February 17th - Japanese track parents mark your calendars. It will be held here in the TIS gym.

There was actually some sunlight at 7:00 this morning and that could be the light at the end of the tunnel of winter.

Have a good week!
AOrsini@intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x109

P.S. Take a look at this story about a white family that adopted an African-American teen whose mother died of AIDS.