"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Parent Volunteers Needed!

We need your help, parents! There are lots of great volunteer opportunities for the second half of the year! If you are interested, please email the contact listed for each opportunity, or reach out to: parentnetwork@intlschool.org

International Festival

The TIS International Festival will be on February 5, 2016. We are looking for volunteers to wrangle kids before and after their performances, and to help backstage. Volunteers would be assigned to a different show than their child(ten) would be performing. For more information, contact kat@intlschool.org

Auction Volunteers

2015-16 Auction Gala volunteers are needed!  Everything from setup to cleanup the day of the Gala is accomplished thanks to our wonderful volunteers.  The 2015-16 Gala will be held on Saturday, February 6 at The Sentinel Hotel downtown Portland.  Contact Auction Gala Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Higgins at sleepisdeath@gmail.com for job descriptions and to sign up.  This is a fantastic way to log some volunteer hours!

Parent Mentoring

The English Department’s Parent Mentoring program is looking for more volunteers so that we can serve additional students who are candidates for the program.

The Parent Mentoring program matches committed parent volunteers with individual students whom teachers would like to provide with extra help. For the current school year, the program is limited to the English Department. One-on-one mentoring sessions take place outside of the English classroom, but during the school day. The teacher sets the curriculum, but the session between the parent and child is something of a cross between tutoring and mentoring. The three-way system helps to propel the student to the next level and makes a huge difference in his or her confidence. It is also a very fulfilling experience for the volunteer!  Mentors commit to working with a student for half an hour a week.

For more information about the program and, please email Sloane Lamb at stl3@caa.columbia.edu

Admissions Ambassadors - Applicant Contacts

We would like a pool of parents to reach out as contacts to applicant families. We are hoping that current TIS parents can email applicant families to offering to share their experiences about the school.  We are hoping to create a large group of parents for this to spread the work around. 

To volunteer or for more information, please email the Parent Network at parentnetwork@intlschool.org