"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Think of a snowflake . . .

Snowflakes are tiny, delicate, beautiful pieces of crystal. Every snowflake is unique. Yet amazing things can happen if you put enough snowflakes together. Snowstorms, like we experienced this week in Portland can become a very powerful force of nature.

A single donation to the TIS Fund is like a snowflake. Every gift is beautiful because of its intent to support our students. Every gift is unique because every donor makes a gift for different reasons based on personal circumstances. The TIS Fund has impact when we all combine together to support the school.

The TIS Fund directly benefits our students by supporting The International School’s educational program and teachers. Your generosity helps fund classroom materials, field trips, our library, faculty professional development, and Capstone trips to Mexico, Japan and China.

The TIS Fund runs all school year, but we don’t actively promote it until after auction season. From now until June, you will receive regular updates. In February, all our community members will receive a mailing asking you to participate.

Our goal is a full blizzard of 100% of our parents and faculty coming together to contribute to the TIS Fund and/or the Special Appeal. Currently, we have a light dusting of snow with 20% participation. Remember it all starts with one snowflake or a single donation. Let it snow!

To donate securely on-line, click this “Donate Now” button. You will have the opportunity to designate your gift – Just select in “TIS Fund”.

OR Bring a check to any of the reception desks
OR Mail it to the attention of Development Office, TIS, 025 SW Sherman Street, Portland OR 97201.

Thank you!

Kelsey Cleveland, Development Director, KCleveland@intlschool.org, 503-265-8635