A weekly parent newsletter
Did you know Office Depot will donate 5% to TIS every time you shop?At checkout, let the cashier know that you would like to donate 5% of your purchase back to your school. They will ask for The International School’s number. Our number is 70084201 (the cashier may be able to look it up). Happy school shopping…. View Article
Sorry, I inadvertently attached a draft version of the after school program list to the registration web page. The correct one is now on the registration page and available by clicking here. Linda Bonder, Marketing & Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the second of Alfonso’s summer letters, this one on school finances and related matters, e-mailed to enrolled families as part of ITK.
Registration is now open for all students enrolled for the 2011-2012 school year! There are two passwords that will get you through the 2011-2012 school year. The 2011-2012 All-Parent Password will get you into any password-protected pages on the intlschool.org site (such as intlschool.org/register, our live-streamed events, parent-teacher conference sign-ups and more). Find the password… View Article
Volunteer now or throughout the year on the TIS technology committee. We need help with our IT infrastructure, troubleshooting, Apple computers etc. Please let me know if you can, thank you! Jhoanna Co, Administrative Assistant, JCo@intlschool.org
Hello friends, I find summer to be a good time to ponder and write to parents on some more philosophical topics. So this week I have a longer note for you which Linda will send out separately. A few other important items – As you may know we will be hosting two teachers through the… View Article
From Scott Kerman, President, TIS Board of Trustees Now that we’ve enjoyed two consecutive days in the 80’s, I feel inspired to write a proper summer update on Board of Trustee activities. If only the weather had been better, I could make a clumsily witty remark like Board work has heated up along with the… View Article
TIS graduate and now high schooler Hannah Lawson is extending her world citizenship by heading to Nagpur, India to begin a year-long student exchange. She has started a humorous and descriptive blog about her adventure – you can follow it at www.hannahs-exchange.blogspot.com/
Send a note to ITKEditor@intlschool.org and we’ll put an announcement in the next ITK. Be sure to include the number & age(s) of your children, street & part of town where you live, any specific needs, and how you want people to contact you. OK to include first names only.
Dear Friends,Greetings from Dalian China. I am still trying to get into summer mode as there are always questions arising during the summer that require careful analysis and of course decisions. On balance I am working from my Dalian office but I do have more time to read, and this week I will be visiting… View Article
The TIS Head Search Committee is hard at work this summer working through the process of finding our next head of school. As of mid July, we have received over 27 applicants for the position and have word from several others that they will be submitting their resumes prior to our deadline at the end… View Article
It’s great for the kids & parents from a track & grade to get together over the summer – particularly if there will be new students or multiple classes (which will be mixed differently than last year). Organizers just need to choose a park, a date & time, get the class list from me, send… View Article
Registration will be open August 1 this year – instructions will be in your e-mail & snail mail. Returning families will be asked to complete all registration steps electronically by AUGUST 25. New families will be asked to register in person Thursday September 1 between 9am and 4pm. There will be new family orientation sessions… View Article
Don’t forget, slight change for 1st-5th graders to help with safety, traffic & parking: [TABLE=14]
Can you help? We’d love some extra hands: Help collate summer packets to families – Friday July 29 Returning families to attend the new family park playdates, July 30 and August 20, 10am-noon Please let me know if you can, thank you! Linda Bonder, Marketing & Communications Director, email@example.com
2011-2012 Squaregator enrollment forms are now on-line, visit www.squaregator.com and scroll down past the summer camp stuff.
Any time you want to see the school calendar, go to intlschool.org/calendar. The coming year’s school-wide events & holidays are posted. Linda Bonder, Marketing & Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org(not in my office over the summer, please contact me by e-mail)
We are putting in a special Scrip order this week — let us know if you need any Home Depot, Target, Albertsons, Rite Aid, Starbucks, iTunes, Amazon — think Kindle books – (anything on www.shopwithscrip.com) by Thursday as we will add you on the order! Scrip is gift cards – you pay face value, you get… View Article
You can bring the culture, country and language you love right into your own home by hosting a high school exchange student. NW Services PEACE Program has students from China, Japan, Ecuador, Mexico and Spain. To learn more about hosting and see profiles visit www.nw-services.com or contact Nancy Roberts, 1-866-675-3977; email@example.com. Even a 6 week… View Article
Head of School Dr. Alfonso Orsini & Principal Maria Abad have now swapped offices and, thanks to our wacky combination of telephone services, they have had to swap phone numbers also. Their e-mail addresses are unchanged . . . Alfonso: 503-226-2496 x122, AOrsini@intlschool.orgMaria: 503-226-2496 x109, MAbad@intlschool.org