The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

October 17, 2011

TIS radio stars!

Click here or listen to 95.5 FM on Tuesday through Thursday to hear some 5th grade TISers inviting folks to our open house this Friday.

October 17, 2011

Lost & Found Donated at the End of October

Be sure to check the lost and found bins before the end of the month.  All unclaimed items will be donated to charity on November 1st. Lost and found bins are located in the reception area of Stearns Hall and in the foyer of the Hilltop Building.  See receptionist Shelley Stoye for items lost in… View Article

October 17, 2011

Lost & Found Donated at the End of October

Be sure to check the lost and found bins before the end of the month.  All unclaimed items will be donated to charity on November 1st. Lost and found bins are located in the reception area of Stearns Hall and in the foyer of the Hilltop Building.  See receptionist Shelley Stoye for items lost in… View Article

October 17, 2011

Futsal sign ups closing 10/21. More players still needed.

Eight week classes beginning October 27th.  Off for Thanksgiving and Holiday break. Pre Kindergarten and Low Kindergarten on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  Up to 6 children can sign up for a transportation service from Coach Robert that is fully insured. First and Second Grades  on Thursdays from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.  Starting 10/27 with the… View Article

October 10, 2011

Update from Alfonso – 10/10

Dear friends, Time to take out your rain boots, but there is no reason we can’t still smile in the morning. I smiled at the Sunday matinee of the Oregon Ballet when I saw TIS student Ethan Myers appear as one of the Street Urchins in Carmen. We have learned from our friends at Stacey and Whitbeck… View Article

October 10, 2011

Another successful Run for the Arts!

What a great Run the kids had — the weather held out and a large and excited group of runners made for a very fun day. Now is the time we really need parents to help. Pledges need to be collected and turned in by WEDNESDAY OCT 19. On the day of the Run teachers… View Article

October 10, 2011

Auction countdown – six weeks to go!

Saturday November 19th at the Portland Art Museum (SW Park at Main) Auction procurement is in full swing and great donations are coming in. We are currently looking for the following: A night at a downtown Portland hotel; Tickets to a Timbers or Blazers game; Accommodation in NYC (hotel discount, eg) If you can help, contact… View Article

October 10, 2011

Do you like to talk about TIS?

If this is at least your 2nd year at TIS, we’d love your help giving tours at the Open House, Friday October 21 from 9am to noon (or for part of that time). Please sign up with Jan at admissions@intlschool.org or 503-226-2496 x209.

October 10, 2011

Candidates for Head of School to visit TIS in the coming weeks!

We are pleased to announce the upcoming visit dates of four outstanding candidates for TIS’s next Head of School. Each candidate will be onsite at TIS for two full days, with a full slate of meetings and encounters for the whole of our community. Mon & Tues, Oct 24 & 25 (Don Fitzmahan, Director, International… View Article

October 10, 2011

What’s your best time for parent meetings?

Thank you to those who have provided input already. If you haven’t, please click here to complete a 5 question survey about Curriculum Night & preferred meeting times. Thank you!

October 10, 2011

Do you know the All-Parent Password?

This summer in the mail you should have received the TIS Parent Survival Card: a blue business card with TIS contact info on the front and passwords & web addresses on the back. Do you need more cards? Have one at work? In your wallet? On your refrigerator? Stop by any TIS reception desk to… View Article

October 10, 2011

What’s Happening in the Garden?

SEEDS!!!5th GRADERS collected a variety of 8 to 10 seeds in the garden, some to look at under the microscope in the classroom, some to ‘winter off’ in the ‘fridge and then try planting. They have been studying plant reproduction.; in the garden this means looking at how strawberries and raspberries reproduce, finding bulbs and… View Article

October 10, 2011

Have some fabric to donate?

We need some large pieces of fabric (at least 8 feet by 4 feet) to dress up bulletin boards around campus.  I’d be happy to get you a donation receipt. Thank you! Linda Bonder, Marketing & Communications Director, marketing@Intlschool.org, 503-477-5231

October 10, 2011

Run for the Arts THANK YOU!

A humungous THANK YOU from the TIS Art and Music Specialists goes out to all the parents who volunteered for Run for the Arts!  We couldn’t do it without you.  And to our fearless RFTA coordinator, Joan Francis, thank you once again for organizing a flawless event.  You make it look easy, but we know… View Article

October 10, 2011

Seeking adult native speakers . . .

Oregon Translation is seeking *native speakers* of foreign languages to record various marketing scripts. We especially need adult voices for Spanish (Spain), or Mandarin Chinese, but we’re making demo recordings for all languages. If you can read and record a script written in a foreign language, please complete this form: http://www.oregontranslation.com/article.php?ArticleID=60

October 9, 2011

Calling kids ages 8-13 who love to sing!

During the 2011-2012 season, One World Chorus singers from Portland, Los Angeles, New York, and the Cura Orphanage in Kenya will collaborate on a new CD release! For more information visit us at www.oneworldchorus.org or call 503 305 6710. Email das@oneworldchorus.org.

October 9, 2011

Futsal for PreK – 2nd: sign up by 10/21

I will be taking registrations for an After School Futsal Class now through October 21st.  This will be an 8 week class for one hour  4:30 to 5:30pm. I will need to make all court reservations by the 21st and I need at least 10 players minimum per class.  Offered dates are: Mondays For all Prek… View Article

October 7, 2011

Gilkey Middle School tour for TIS Parents

The Gilkey International Middle School offers an inspiring, international curriculum designed for students continuing in immersion programs in Spanish and Mandarin as well as other languages. A special tour for TIS parents is offered on Friday November 4 at 9:15 a.m. in the lobby of the main building. Please RSVP to admissions@faispdx.org with your name… View Article

October 3, 2011

Update from Alfonso – 10/3

Greetings, friends,What a terrific Run for the Arts we had last week. The students from three years old and up ran with heart warming determination. Their olympic efforts and the support of sponsors make possible our thriving art and music programs and support the wonderful work of Peter, Julie, Carolina, and our newest addition, early… View Article

October 3, 2011

Auction countdown – seven weeks to go!

November 19th at the Portland Art Museum (SW Park at Main) We ask all families to help us procure items for the auction. We are actively looking for auction items: from beach house to beehive and in-between! – contact Linda McGeady and Joel Simon – auction@intlschool.org. Donor forms and a letter of introduction are at the front… View Article