The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

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

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