The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

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 11/4/2019

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 10/28/2019

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 10/21/2019

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 10/14/2019

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 10/07/2019

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 10/01/2019

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 9/23/2019

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

September 9, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 9/9/19

Early Dismissal Sept 20 Reminder: We have an early dismissal on Friday, Sept 20. 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. Click here to enroll in CampSite if you already have an account Click… View Article

September 9, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 9/3/19

Morning Arrival Reminder For safety purposes, please be aware of our official school morning dropoff window. School early drop off starts at 7:30. Please do not drop students off earlier than 7:30, as staff are not present. We have recently had several students arrive prior to 7:30, and we have found them waiting outside unattended…. View Article

September 9, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 8/27/19

Welcome Back! We are excited that the new school year has begun. As expected, some students might be nervous or clingy during drop off in the upcoming days. It is often best to make your goodbyes enthusiastic yet brief. If you have a particularly emotional drop off, please tell the front desk receptionists, and we… View Article

September 9, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 8/21/19

Reminder: Enrollment Verification You should have received a postcard in the mail that provided a back-to-school checklist, which provides a number of items to help you prepare for the new school year at TIS Enrollment Verification was due August 19, so please complete if you have not already! The checklist can also be found here:… View Article

September 9, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Newsletter 8/13/19

Back to School Checklist Dear families, You should have received a postcard in the mail that provided a back-to-school checklist, which provides a number of items to help you prepare for the new school year at TIS Please complete all the steps by this Monday, August 19! The checklist can also be found here: https://intlschool.org/back-to-school-checklist/… View Article

August 7, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 8/7/19

Faculty Transitions Summertime at schools regularly involves faculty movements. This can be due to a variety of reasons, such as a family move, a desire to work at a different institution, retirement, starting a family, and more. This summer is no different. Lorena Perellon and her family will be moving out of the state. Sophia… View Article

July 30, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 7/30/19

Bienvenido, Mercedes! TIS welcomes Mercedes Lasso Garcia!  Mercedes will be teaching Kindergarten in the Spanish track. She recently moved from her home country of Spain, where she has been teaching elementary school.  From Seville, Spain BA in Early Childhood Education, Primary and Special Needs education, University of Seville. BA in Psycopedagogy, University of Seville. 18 years… View Article

July 22, 2019

The Owl Weekly Parent Bulletin 7/16/19

Summer Events Happy Summer! Come join us for fun, family-friendly events during the break!  Events will happen rain or shine, so let’s hope for a lot of that beautiful Oregon sun. RSVPs are requested for some, but not all events: SUMMER PICNIC IN THE PARK hosted by the TIS Parent Network Saturday, August 10 from… View Article

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