The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

September 17, 2018

TIS Directory Updates Due TODAY!

Last chance to update your information for the TIS Directory! We will begin setting up the Directory this week. You should have received an email from Kat Simons last week showing what your information currently looks like.  If you already sent Kat an email with edits – she is not ignoring you! She is waiting to get all… View Article

September 17, 2018

Reminder: Early Dismissal this Friday

Reminder: We have an early dismissal on Friday, Sept 21. This is for faculty professional development meetings. Dismissal will start at 12:15pm. Curbside and walk in service will be available Global Kids will be available that day until 6pm. If you ordered Friday lunch from DragonWell Bistro, your child will have it to bring home… View Article

September 17, 2018

Global Kids Important Reminder: Regular Classes NOT in Session Sept. 21

Regularly Scheduled Global Kids Block 1, Block 2, and 3rd Party classes are NOT in session on Alternative Schedule Dates, which include Early Dismissal Days, No School Days, After school Conference Days, and more. See the Global Kids calendar for details. To schedule your child for Global Kids on Alternative Dates, including this Friday, September… View Article

September 17, 2018

Head of Elementary Coffee – Sept 26th

Please join Head of Elementary Bodo Heiliger next week for the first Coffee of 2018. This will give members of the community an opportunity to come and hear about developments in the school, as well as provide an open forum to ask questions or voice concerns. Head of Elementary Coffee – 1st-5th Grades September 26th, 8:10-9:00… View Article

September 17, 2018

Sign up for the TIS Grandparents Newsletter!

 Are your parents getting The Globe? TIS’ newsletter for grandparents and special friends comes out via email every-other-month. It’s full of pictures and stories from around campus as well as opportunities to get involved. This week’s edition will include photos from the first days of school, our handshaking ceremony, a link to sign up for… View Article

September 17, 2018

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Gender Neutral bathrooms are available in Stearns Hall and Learners’ Hall. They are accessible to students and adults. Please share this information with your child if you think they might be more comfortable using gender neutral bathrooms. We are working  on making accommodations for the Hilltop Building.

September 17, 2018

Roots of American Music Assembly

Last week, our 3rd- 5th Graders were treated to a fantastic musical presentation packed with history of American music. Shannon McNally and Brett Hughes are professional musicians on tour from Nashville Tennessee and Burlington, Vermont. They presented songs from New Orleans, Mississippi and Oklahoma, and included history of cultures of forced migration of enslaved Africans mixing… View Article

September 17, 2018

Autumn Moon Festival this weekend

TIS is partnering with the Lan Su Garden for their Autumn Moon Festival this year! They are planning a day-long celebration full of activities and cultural performances. We will have a booth the Community Festival there all day, and as a grand finale, our 4th and 5th grade Chinese track students and families will be leading… View Article

September 17, 2018

Carpool Requests

Hello. I need a carpool for my first grade Spanish track son the mornings of 9/26-28. We live in SW Portland by Hillsdale neighborhood off of Capitol Hwy.  If another parent can drive him in the morning I am happy to pick up in the afternoon Thank you!! – Esther  esthold@hotmail.com   503-708-7859 Hi! I have a child at… View Article

September 17, 2018

Upcoming Events

MONDAY, SEPT 17 Curriculum Night: Grade 1 (All) & Grade 3 (Chinese & Spanish) 6:00-6:45pm: Grade 1 English 6:00-6:45pm: Grade 3 Homeroom 7:00-7:45pm: Grade 3 English 7:00-7:45pm: Grade 1 Homeroom All homeroom presentations will be in the your child’s classroom. English locations will be in Learners’ Hall. ——————— THURSDAY, SEPT 20 Curriculum Night: Grades 2 &… View Article

September 17, 2018

Pizza & Puberty Workshop

Pizza & Puberty Friday, October 19th from 6-8pm OR Sunday, November 4 from 11am-1pm In August 2018, Portland Public Schools unanimously voted to implement comprehensive sexuality education for K-12. It’s an important topic that begins with understanding our feelings, building healthy friendships, respecting different kinds of families, and moves into knowing about our bodies and human… View Article

September 17, 2018

Calling All Green-Minded Parents

What: Portland Eco-School Network Dessert Meetups When: September 24, 25, 26, & 27 Time: 7:00 p.m.–8:15 p.m. Where: Home of Portland Network parents Topic: Eco-School Network parents will describe how they work within their schools and how interested parents can get involved (or can gain access to support and resources to start sustainability projects they… View Article

September 10, 2018

Early Dismissal 9/21

Reminder: We have an early dismissal on Friday, Sept 21. This is for faculty professional development meetings. Dismissal will start at 12:15pm. Curbside and walk in service will be available Global Kids will be available that day until 6pm. If you ordered Friday lunch from DragonWell Bistro, your child will have it to bring home… View Article

September 10, 2018

Picture Day is this Wednesday!

Picture Day is this Wednesday,  September 12th! Order forms should have gone home with your child last week. Please check backpacks and let your child’s teacher know if you didn’t receive one! Pre-orders for picture packages may now be placed online at https://ios.mydorian.com using our school’s access key provided here: 8NR9QMN4. Online pre-orders using your school’s… View Article

September 10, 2018

Keepin’ It Clean Walks

The International School is surrounded by several open areas. While they are not part of campus property, we would like to help keep them clean and safe. As such, TIS has “Keepin’ It Clean” walks that operate in partnership with Friends of Riverplace (a neighborhood organization) and the City of Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life…. View Article

September 10, 2018

We’ve Leased Sherman Street!

We have officially leased Sherman Street from ODOT! This means that we are now able to issue our own parking permits and make our own parking hours on Sherman.  We will therefore be able to tow random cars and trucks that are parked there during arrival and dismissal,  and keep the flow even smoother! HUGE and… View Article

September 10, 2018

Parent Network – Event Volunteer Sign Ups

Greetings! For the first time, the TIS Parent Network has a full calendar of events planned throughout the year! We are looking for parent volunteers to take the lead or help out with each of them. Each event has a set date and number of volunteers requested. Many require less than 5 hours of total… View Article

September 10, 2018

We are building Willow Domes! Volunteers Needed

At long last, we are building willow domes on the Early Childhood playground! We are looking for some parent volunteers to help! The build will be supervised by Learning Landscapes, the playground architect. Willow Dome Build TIS Early Childhood Playground Saturday, Oct 6:  9am – 1pm 6-8 adults are needed. Children are allowed to accompany… View Article

September 10, 2018

Education Town Hall – Oct 16

The TIS Educational Leadership Team (ELT) would like to invite you to: Education Town Hall Tuesday, October 16 6 – 8pm      Learners’ Hall Education Town Halls allow you to pose your questions or comments about any part of the academic program of The International School. The TIS ELT team consists of: Robert Woods, Head… View Article

September 10, 2018

Room Parents Still Needed

Hooray! Almost all of our classes have room parents! There are only three where we need a room parent or co-room parent. Kinder – Lorena P’s class (partner wanted) 1st grade – Mariana’s class  (partner wanted) 5th grade – YiFeng’s class See intlschool.org/room-parents for the “job” description, or CLICK HERE to sign up. Questions about room parenting? Feel… View Article