In the Know

A weekly parent newsletter

January 23, 2018

Early Childhood Book Fair – Volunteers Needed!

We are still looking for helpers for our Early Childhood Book Fair next week!  There are two shifts available: 7:30-8:30am and 2:30-4:00pm from January 29 – February 2. If you can take a shift or two, please contact Lora Worden, TIS Librarian via e-mail at loraw@intlschool.org or sign up at the front desk in Stearns Hall.  

January 23, 2018

Final week for Auction Gala tickets!

Have you gotten your tickets for the 2018 Global Gala? As usual, it’s a TON of fun, and for a great cause! Ticket sales close this Friday! Buy them here: www.intlschool.org/auction, then dust off your party shoes! We have lots of new items and experiences for you to bid on this year, including: Dinner for 8 ON… View Article

January 23, 2018

Reminder: Front Desk Locations

Now that Stearns Hall has reopened, we wanted to send out a refresher of where to sign your student in and out if needed: General Reception / Questions 1st through 5th grades: Hilltop (Candy – candyt@intlschool.org) PreK through Kindergarten: Stearns Hall (Nurys – nurysh@intlschool.org). Please sign in at Stearns if you are running late. If… View Article

January 23, 2018

1st Graders Raise Money for UNICEF

A big belated thank you to our first grade students, who participated in “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” this year. First grade students learned about common needs of children and how UNICEF helps children in the world. They also learned some PYP learner profiles through this unit: caring, thinker, and communicator. They spent time to inquire and find… View Article

January 23, 2018

Save the Date: All-Parent Meeting & Chat with Alumni Night

Mark your calendars for the annual Parent Network all-parent meeting and Chat with Alumni Night!  Come socialize with fellow parents and meet members of the 2017-20177 Parent Network Steering Committee. Then join the Parent Network in welcoming a special Alumni Panel!  TIS alumni will join us to talk about the impact that a TIS education had on their lives. Attendees of prior meetings… View Article

January 23, 2018

Lost and Found

The Lost and Found is getting full! We have 3 full tubs full of jackets, water bottles and miscellaneous. Please check for child’s missing belongs! Bins are located behind the closet door in the Hilltop Foyer (the main entrance where kids walk through in the morning).

January 22, 2018

PGE Work: SW 1st Ave

Beginning on Jan. 29, PGE crews will be working in one southbound lane of SW Naito Parkway near Columbia Street.  A second crew will be working on SW First Ave near SW Market Street. This will last until approximately the first week of February. In all these locations, drivers, cyclists and pedestrians can expect the closure… View Article

January 22, 2018

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, JAN 23 Keepin’ it Clean Walk.** Help Needed!** Join 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, Hilltop Gate.  ——————————- FRIDAY, JAN 26 Summer Camp Registration Opens! Registration will open exclusively for current TIS families… View Article

January 16, 2018

International Festival Schedule

Here it is – the list of which classes will perform in which show! The TIS International Festival Friday, February 9 PCC Sylvania Performing Arts Center 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 Please note: ·         Parents and grandparents are invited! Parking for the show is included in your tuition – no need to use… View Article

January 16, 2018

Library Volunteer Work Party

We are looking for 10 parents/grandparents/special friends to join us in the TIS Library WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24th from 1:00 to 3:00! It has been a wonderfully busy year in the library. With so many books coming and going, our stacks are feeling a bit disheveled (or should we say dishelveled?). Come hang out with our… View Article

January 16, 2018

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Ups

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on February 2nd and the afternoon of February 6th. Just like this past Fall, we are having conferences BEFORE report cards are released. These conferences are for Homeroom Teachers and Art, Music, & PE Specialists. Winter conferences with English Specialists are initially by invitation-only. The English Specialists will contact you… View Article

January 16, 2018

International School Night at the Trail Blazers!

Join your TIS friends for a fun night at the Blazers! Saturday, March 17th the Blazers take on the Detroit Pistons. We have 50 reserved TIS seats, with special promotional pricing. To purchase tickets, go to www.rosequarter.com/intlschool and use the promo code INTL which will unlock a group rate of $36 per ticket. Tickets are… View Article

January 16, 2018

TIS Summer Camp: Registrations Open Next Week!

Summer Camp planning is already underway! Join us this summer as we explore language through songs, hands-on projects, outdoor adventures and more! Current TIS families will get a head start on Summer Camp registration this year. From January 26th – Feb 2, only current families will be able to register. The early registration password (not available… View Article

January 16, 2018

Mochitsuki 2018

Please join us as we celebrate the Japanese New Year and share TIS’ Japanese culture and community! Mochitsuki is Portland’s annual Japanese New Year celebration and has been a premiere event in the local community since 1996. The goal of Mochitsuki is to celebrate tradition by sharing Japanese and Japanese American culture. TIS will be… View Article

January 8, 2018

No School Jan 15th And 16th!

Just a reminder that there is no school next Monday and Tuesday (Jan 15th and Jan 16th). Monday is Martin Luther King Day. School is closed for students, teachers, and staff. Tuesday is a Teacher Inservice Day. There is no class for students that day, but SquareGator will be open. Enjoy the four-day weekend!

January 8, 2018

TIS Kindness Week

Today, we begin the TIS Week of Kindness! This was announced to students during the Spirit assemblies last Friday. During the week, classrooms will build kindness paper chains that we will then put together as one TIS paper chain on the 12th during an assembly. Acts of kindness are linked to the  IB Learner Profile trait… View Article

January 8, 2018

Global Citizens Annual Fund: We Did It!!!

Thank you for your support of the end-of-year $10,000 Global Citizens Annual Fund challenge.  We made our goal – and then some!  We raised $11,300, which means with our matching grandparent’s $10,000 gift, a total of $21,300 was added to the 2017-18 Global Citizens Fund!  As of today, you have helped to raise $33,948.25 – well over… View Article

January 8, 2018

International Festival Is Feb 9! Performance Schedule Coming Soon

The International Festival is one of the great annual traditions at TIS! Each class performs a different song, skit, and/or dance in their track language. It’s a great way to showcase our multiculturalism and spirit of the school. TIS parents, grandparents, and other members of our community are invited to come watch the students perform…. View Article

January 8, 2018

Reminder: School Hours

Dear families, As a reminder, TIS Hours are the following: 7:30-8:00 drop off period 8:00-3:10 school day (includes 12:00 half-day) 3:10-3:45 pickup period Please pick up your children by 3:45pm at the latest, unless they have an after school class or SquareGator. You can learn more about current after school options here. Thank you!