The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

August 14, 2011

Volunteers needed Aug 24, 25

On August 24 & 25 we need many volunteers to help move supply boxes to the correct classrooms. It’s a great way to feel more at home at TIS, meet some staffers & other parents. Bring a hand truck if you have one. Which days & which hours are best? Thank you! Linda Bonder, Marketing… View Article

August 13, 2011

Cross Country after school class

WHAT: Cross Country after school programWHO: 3rd and 4th grade runners (1500 meters – also open to the more serious 1st and 2nd grade runners who can complete a 1500 meter run on uneven terrain at Overlook Park). 5th grade runners (2000 meters)WHERE: Overlook ParkHOW MUCH: $182.00 WHENPractices: Aug. 23rd, 27th, 29th.Practices: Sept. 1st, 6th, 8th, 12th,… View Article

August 9, 2011

Carpool wanted: NE Portland- near 64th & Fremont

One kindergartener, new to TIS. Could carpool with a family from Roseway, Rosecity or Hollywood (especially along Sandy into downtown). Contact Debbie at dmurphster@hotmail.com.

August 9, 2011

Carpool wanted: NE Portland- near 64th & Fremont

One kindergartener, new to TIS. Could carpool with a family from Roseway, Rosecity or Hollywood (especially along Sandy into downtown). Contact Debbie at dmurphster@hotmail.com.

August 8, 2011

News from Alfonso – 8/8

Greetings friends,Summer camp has concluded under the excellent leadership of Lauren Hostetler, and it was another excellent year. Congratulations Lauren, assistant Lara, and the whole summer school staff. Meanwhile Frank, Eros, and visiting experts are hard at work getting ready for the start of the year. There will be a lot of cleaning, painting, repairing… View Article

August 7, 2011

Eastmoreland (near Reed) carpool wanted

We are looking for another family to carpool with in SE Portland. We leave in Eastmoreland near Reed College. Two children in the Mandarin track, one in Low-K and one in 1st grade. Please contact christisperry@gmail.com. Thank you!

August 7, 2011

When do we find out who our teacher is?

The teachers come back to school on August 29 – that’s when they’ll look at the preliminary class lists with us and consult with last year’s teachers if necessary. Any last minute adjustments will be made, then the teachers will send welcome mails to the families in their class. Alfonso & MariaDr. Alfonso Orsini, Head… View Article

August 6, 2011

Volunteers needed Aug 24-25

Help move boxes of teacher supplies! They’ll all be delivered to the reception areas – we need volunteers to move boxes into the correct classrooms. It’s a great way to feel more at home at TIS, meet some staffers & other parents. Please let me know if you can help and if you have a… View Article

August 6, 2011

Chess Club contact & other after school

If you are interested in after school activities, please contact the instructor directly. But do let us know if you have trouble – there was a typo in the chess club instructor contact – it is: Tan Huynh, tanski02@yahoo.com, 503-810-8314. Someone was having trouble with the Soccer Shots contact e-mail, but it is correct – please try his… View Article

August 6, 2011

Get Going Oregon!

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! Rebecca Stentz beckystentz@yahoo.com, www.getgoingoregon.org/

August 2, 2011

Carpool wanted: Southeast/Mt Tabor

We would love to share rides with another family from Southeast/Mt Tabor. Even just a few rides a week would make a big difference. Amy Lennon, sportsprodigy@gmail.com, 503.313.4699

August 2, 2011

Field trip forms coming in, thank you!

When I receive each field trip form I am sending a quick note back so you know that it was received. Please know that I am not processing them yet – if it didn’t come across correctly or didn’t come from an e-mail address that we have on file for you, you will receive another… View Article

August 2, 2011

Office Depot gives 5% to TIS!

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

August 2, 2011

New after school program list

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, marketing@intlschool.org

August 1, 2011

News from Alfonso

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.

August 1, 2011

Register now – or before August 25

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

August 1, 2011

Tech committee volunteers needed

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  

July 25, 2011

News from Alfonso

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

July 25, 2011

What is the TIS Board up to?

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