The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

June 10, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 6/10/19

Final Parent Survey Results The results are in! This year we decided to recognize our first and second place winners, due to the small size of the first place class. Congratulations to Akiko and Mariana’s classes! You both will have a popcorn party this week! Way to go, first grade parents! Thank you to all… View Article

June 3, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 6/3/19

All-Parent Survey Update – LAST DAY! It’s your LAST CHANCE to take annual all-school parent survey yet? You have until 11:59pm TODAY to do so. The class with the highest parent participation rate wins a popcorn party! Take it now! The ability to take the survey for the sibling was inadvertently disabled last week. Please… View Article

May 28, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 5/28/19

All-Parent Survey Update: Final Week!! It’s your LAST CHANCE to take annual all-school parent survey yet? You have until June 3 to do so. The class with the highest parent participation rate wins a popcorn party! Take it now! The ability to take the survey for the sibling was inadvertently disabled last week. Please try… View Article

May 21, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 5/20/19

All Parent Survey Update – Week 3 Have YOU taken the annual all-school parent survey yet? You have until June 3  to do so. The class with the highest parent participation rate wins a popcorn party! Take it now! Current participation rates from Week 3: Reminder: No school on May 24th or May 27th!      … View Article

May 14, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 5/13/2019

All Parent Survey Update – Week 2 Have YOU taken the annual all-school parent survey yet? You have until June 3  to do so. The class with the highest parent participation rate wins a popcorn party! Take it now!  Current participation rates: Class % complete – week 1 Akiko 44.4 Angela 0.0 Antonia 4.2 Candy… View Article

May 7, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 5/6/19

2019 Annual Parent Survey The 2019 Annual Parent Survey is now underway! Please take a few minutes and tell us what you think! Share your thoughts on the school environment, your child’s learning, TIS administration, communications, fundraising, and more. All survey responses will be anonymous, unless you choose to identify yourself. The more people that… View Article

April 29, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 4/29/19

Education Town Hall – TOMORROW As we approach the end of the school year, the Educational Leadership Team (ELT) would like to invite you to our Spring Education Town Hall meeting. Held twice a year, our Town Halls allow parents to pose questions or comments about any part of the academic program or general operations… View Article

April 23, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 4/22/2019

(Photo by TIS Parent Darren Halstead) 5th Grade Exhibition is this Week! All families are welcome to learn more about The Capstone Study Abroad program. This serves as the ultimate capstone to a TIS education, enabling students to validate their language proficiency and cultural understanding through real world experience. Your child will embark on this at… View Article

April 15, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 4/15/2019

Moving for Music and Art is this week!! Our annual a jog-a-thon (formerly Run for the Arts) raises funds for our Art and Music programs – All proceeds from this popular event support their entire budget for materials and programming. The schedule is posted below.   Parents are welcomed to visit campus during your child’s run… View Article

April 8, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 4/8/2019

You’re Invited: 5th Grade Exhibition & Capstone Info Session All families are welcome to learn more about the The Capstone Study Abroad program. This serves as the ultimate capstone to a TIS education, enabling students to validate their language proficiency and cultural understanding through real world experience. Your child will embark on this at the end… View Article

April 1, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 4/1/2019

Schedule Change for June Due to a calendar miscalculation, we will have to extend the school year by two more weeks. We apologize for the error. For additional information, click here. Alex Gino to Visit TIS this Thursday! We are excited to welcome award-winning author Alex Gino to The International School this Thursday, April 4!   Fourth… View Article

March 19, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 3/18/2019

Spots Still Available for Summer Camp! If you are interested in our award-winning Summer Camp, sign up soon – many of our groups are filling up fast! Don’t miss your chance to join the fun this summer at TIS. Summer Camp is the perfect time to explore a new language and culture. Every camp offers… View Article

March 12, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 3/11/19

School Calendar Date Change Per the email from Robert Woods, we have rare professional development (PD) opportunity for our teachers. Highly respected IB educators Anne van Dam, Anne-Marie Evans and Lynn Cuccaro will be in Portland in May.   In order to take advantage of this great opportunity, we will need to make a change to… View Article

March 4, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 3/4/19

Capstone Study Abroad / Hot Cocoa Social and Send-Off This week, our TIS 5th graders will embark on a life-changing experience – Capstone Study Abroad! They spend two weeks in China, Japan or Mexico. They live with host families, attend school with their peers, visit cultural and historical sites they have studied in school, and… View Article

February 28, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 2/25/19

Congrats, OBOB Winners! Seven hard-working teams competed in the TIS OBOB Tournament on Friday 2/22. Teams were: Team BOKSS, The Super Books, The Spanish 3rd Niñas, The Bookie Wookies, The Sky Readers, The Top of the Book Chain, and the WINNING TEAM- The Book Nuts. Altogether, 30 TIS students from 3rd-5th grade participated on a… View Article

February 19, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 2/19/19

Sibling Apps Due Friday, March 1 If you have a child starting at TIS in the 2018-19 academic year, we do need you to please submit an application. Applications received by March 1 will have sibling priority for enrollment, even in classes with waitlists. Any application submitted after March 1 will join the waitlist for… View Article

February 11, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 2/11/2019

International Festival – Thank You! The weather held off last Friday, and we managed to have a marvelous International Festival! Thank you to all who came. We hope that you enjoyed the show(s)! Order forms for DVDs of each show of the International Festival are available at  Stearns Hall and Hilltop front desks. Please return… View Article

January 28, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 1/28/19

Parent Teacher Conferences this Friday – NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on February 1st (this FRIDAY!) and the afternoon of February 5th. There is no school for students this Friday, and no third-party after school classes on February 5th (Global Kids Alternate Day is Open). To sign up for your Homeroom,… View Article

January 15, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 1/14/2019

International Festival Schedule 2019 Here it is – the list of which classes will perform in which show! Please NOTE that there are THREE shows this year, not four like last year. This is because more teachers than in the past have decided to combine classes, thus making fewer total performances. Each show should last… View Article

January 4, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 1/7/2019

Welcome Back! TIS Spirit Week is Next Week! Happy New Year! We are excited to open up school with the second annual TIS Spirit Week! In collaboration with the TIS Parent Network, we invite all community members to share in some fun and simple daily activities to show off our school spirit. Spirit Week will… View Article