The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

February 19, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 2/18/20

Global School Play Day this Friday! This Friday morning, we will be participating in a Global School Play Day! Play Days are a global effort created by educators in support of unstructured playtime for students around the world.Students can bring class to bring anything they wish to play with to school on Friday, Feb 21. … View Article

February 18, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 2/11/20

International Festival – Thank You! We had a marvelous International Festival last Friday! Thank you to all who came. We hope that you enjoyed the show(s)! Professionally recorded DVDs are available for sale. Parents can Email or phone their orders. Photos by TIS Parent Yukako Owen Lan Su Chinese Garden Performance Two of our Chinese track classes performed at… View Article

February 4, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 2/3/20

The International Festival is this Friday! Below is some important information to help you plan your International Festival day. Check your email for parking lot maps! INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2020: PCC Sylvania: 12000 SW 49th Ave, Portland, OR 97219 PARKING PASSES Parking Passes are going home in backpacks or lunchboxes TUESDAY. Please check backpacks! Space is… View Article

February 4, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 1/27/20

Parent Teacher Conference Sign Ups Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on February 14th and the afternoon of February 18th. 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…. View Article

January 24, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 1/20/20

Summer Camp: Registration Opens to TIS families this Friday! Summer Camp planning is already underway! Join us this summer as we explore language through songs, hands-on projects, outdoor adventures and more! From January 24th – January 30th, only currently enrolled TIS families will be able to register. The early registration password (not available to the… View Article

January 15, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 1/13/20

TIS Spirit Week is Here! It’s the third 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.  January 13: Mad Hair Monday  Your weird, silly, and one-of-a-kind hairstyles!  January 14: Topper Tuesday Your chance to show off… View Article

January 8, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 1/6/20

TIS Spirit Week is Next Week! Welcome back! We are excited to open up school with the third 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 happen the first full… View Article

January 3, 2020

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 12/30/19

Happy Holidays from The International School! TIS Spirit Week is Coming Soon! 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 happen the first full week back, from January 13-16: January 13: Mad Hair Monday  Your… View Article

December 11, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 12/9/19

Global Kids Semester 2 Enrollment: Class Descriptions are Up! Global Kids Enrollment Week for Semester 2 will open this Wednesday! Enrollment Week runs from December 11 – 18.  Check out the Program Schedule and Class Descriptions NOW!  Semester 2 will run through the second half of the school year: January 27 to June 8. Click here… View Article

December 11, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 12/2/19

Parent Information Night: Child Sleep and Nutrition arent Parent Information Night: Child Sleep and Nutrition Thursday, December 12 6-8pm Learners Hall Do you have questions like “Is my child sleeping enough?  Is my child eating enough? Does my child have good sleeping and eating habits?  If you lay awake at night with these types of… View Article

November 19, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 11/18/19

Early Dismissal and Thanksgiving Break Schedule As a reminder, the following Early Dismissal and No School Days are upcoming for The International School. EARLY DISMISSAL DAY: Friday Nov 22. The International School has an Early Dismissal at 12:15pm on Friday, Nov 22.  Global Kids Alternative Day programming is available from 12:15-6pm.  Sign Up Here for… View Article

November 12, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 11/11/19

Spirit Day this Friday! NEW Adult-sized tees! We have a TIS Spirit Day this Friday, November 15! Please have your child wear their TIS t-shirt or any other type of TIS gear. Due to popular demand, adult-sized baseball t shirts are now available in the TIS store! We provide sizes from Adult Small – Adult… View Article

November 8, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 11/4/19

Annual Parent Survey Results Dear TIS Community, We would like to thank all the parents who took the time to fill out the annual Parent Survey and the one-question survey this past Spring; we know that giving feedback takes a lot of time! Your survey responses help us to assess how we are doing, and contribute… View Article

October 30, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 10/28/19

TOMORROW: Virtual Education Town Hall! Education Town Halls allow you to pose your questions or comments about any part of the academic program of The International School. We make them virtual so you can join from home or office. Listen in during bedtime prep, etc! The TIS Education Leadership Team (ELT) consists of: Robert Woods, Head… View Article

October 30, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 10/21/19

Reminder: No After School Classes Today!  Today, October 22, Regular Global Kids and 3rd Party activities are NOT in session due to Parent Teacher conferences. All students MUST be picked up after school by 3:45pm UNLESS they are signed up for the a la carte Global Kids Alternative Day program on October 22 (open 3:10-6:00pm)…. View Article

October 30, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 10/14/19

No School this Friday As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS this Friday, October 18th due to Parent Teacher Conferences. There are no 3rd-Party after school classes on Tuesday, October 22 due to afternoon conferences. Global Kids is available for sign ups on those days, pending availability. $50,000 Challenge!! We are excited to… View Article

October 30, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 10/07/19

Fall Costume Parade Get ready for the annual Fall Costume Parade! It will be held on Thursday, October 31 from 8:45-9:45am. Students, Families, and Staff are encouraged to dress up! Please, no weapons of any kind (light sabers are weapons), no bloody wounds or very scary masks, and no costumes that drag on the ground… View Article

October 1, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 10/01/19

TIS Spirit Day this Friday!  This Friday, October 4 is our first monthly TIS Spirit Day! We invite all community members to show off our school spirit. Wear your TIS field trip shirt or other gear!  Want to stock up? Check out the TIS Spirit Store! No School Oct 11th or 18th As a reminder, there… View Article

October 1, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 9/23/19

Climate Week of Action “Chalk Talk”  Climate Week is an annual week intended to raise awareness of environmental issues and discuss how the public can engage in tackling climate action. Last Friday, students around the world kicked off the week by participating in a Climate Strike, led by 15-year old Greta Thunberg. As a school, we… View Article

October 1, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 9/16/19

TIS Directory Updates Due TOMORROW!    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… View Article