The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

September 11, 2011

Japanese as 3rd language & Japanese Homework Club – after school classes

Have your child learn Japanese as a 3rd language!K-5th gradeMondays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, $10/class If your child is in the Japanese Track, try the Japanese Homework Club1st grade and upWednesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm, $10/class Questions or to enroll, contact teacher: Hiromi Okazawa,

September 10, 2011

Get Going Oregon! activity challenge

OHSU Foundation’s 2nd annual Get Going Oregon! activity challenge benefiting the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Center is here. New studies show highest ever obesity rates among Oregon youth- help turn it around! Kick-off October 1st with 5K walk and health fair. All registration fees waved for student teams! NO FUNDRAISING! Contact Info: Rebecca Stentz

September 6, 2011

Upcoming events – 9/6

Wednesday, Sept 7: First day of school! Grades 1-5: arrive 7:30-7:55, start at 8am PK, LK & K: this week only, arrive 8:15-8:25, start 8:30 Friday, Sept 9PTO popsicle party. Noon at Arthur Street, 3pm on main campus playground Saturday, Sept 10 10:00am-noon: PreK playdate, Sellwood Park. All PreK families are invited! Monday, Sept 12. Start… View Article

September 6, 2011

Drop-off & pick-up

For details, tips & tricks, please click here – everyone read the box on page 4, then look on page 5 or 6 for your child’s building. Perhaps print the applicable page and put it in your car. This week only (when the older families tend to stay and chat more), LK & K families… View Article

September 6, 2011

TIS t-shirts

If your child doesn’t have one or doesn’t have one that fits, please pick one up Wednesday morning outside Stearns Hall (or at Shelley’s reception desk if you are at Arthur Street). New families – if you received the wrong size in the mail, please bring it in to swap. Every TIS student is entitled… View Article

September 6, 2011

Nominate TIS!

Red Tricycle is holding nominations for “Most Awesome Schools”. Click here to nominate TIS!

September 5, 2011

What was her name again?

This year we will be taking parent photos to post outside classrooms to help us all in that endless quest to remember names. These photos will not be posted on the web anywhere – simply outside your child’s classroom(s) and in the school database so we can keep track of them. Admin staff will be… View Article

September 5, 2011

Have more than one child at TIS?

We want to enable parents to go to the Curriculum Night presentations for as many of their children as possible. If you have multiple children enrolled at TIS this year, please click here to take a 2 question survey indicating your preferred Curriculum Night schedule. I need your responses by end of day Sunday, Sept… View Article

September 5, 2011

Chinese Dance – for children in all tracks!

TIS students in all language tracks are invited to participate in the after school Chinese Dance class.  An additional section has just been added, so Chinese Dance is now available: Wednesdays or Thursdays for 2nd-5th graders, 3:30 to 4:30pmTuesdays for LK, K & 1st grade, 3:30 to 4:30pm If interested, please contact retired longtime TIS… View Article

September 3, 2011

Parking under the bridge

Bob, owner of the parking garage under the Markham Bridge has kindly allowed us to park cars on his lot. Please DO NOT block any of the entry ways or garages. When in doubt please park somewhere else.

August 29, 2011

Upcoming events – 8/29

Thursday, Sept 1New family orientations at 9, noon & 3: Stearns Hall Music RoomNew families: If you haven’t yet RSVP’d, please click here to do so. Tuesday, Sept 69:00-11:00am: Prek, LowK & Kinder classroom visits. Please plan to stay not longer than 30 minutes and stay with your child. With 3-year-olds (PreK) come to Arthur… View Article

August 29, 2011

Head Search Update

The Head of School Search Committee – made up of teachers, administrators and current TIS trustees – has been working overtime these past couple of weeks.  We have been fortunate to have over 40 applicants thus far and we have chosen to interview ten of those via Skype. We have been dividing into smaller interview groups and… View Article

August 29, 2011

Pizza Schmizza is BACK!

Yes, friends, one of Portland’s most popular and loved pizza companies wanted our business so badly they made us an offer we couldn’t refuse. And now our pizzas will come from less than a mile away instead of driving in from Hillsboro! If you signed up for Pizza Monday during on-line registration, your child will… View Article

August 29, 2011

Your free TIS t-shirt awaits

Every students gets one free blue TIS t-shirt to wear on field trips . . and anywhere else they want to wear it! New students should have received one in the mail. Returning students can pick them up at classroom visit day (Sept 6, PK, LK, K only), the first two days of school in… View Article

August 29, 2011

Carpool needed: Gresham

From Gresham, 3rd grader. Please call 503-674-2640 or email