The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

August 20, 2011

Westside Dance & Gymnastics after school option

Westside will pick up kids registered in their after school dance and gymnastics programs at The International School after school – TIS already have students participating. See www.westsideacademy.com for more information.

August 20, 2011

Westside Dance & Gymnastics after school option

Westside will pick up kids registered in their after school dance and gymnastics programs at The International School after school – TIS already have students participating. See www.westsideacademy.com for more information.

August 17, 2011

Hello world!

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August 15, 2011

News from Alfonso – 8/15

Dear Friends, Summer is waning and I am sure students are starting to become eager to return to see their friends and teachers. We are preparing for teacher inquiry week (the week before school starts), working on teacher and room assignments as late breaking information comes in, preparing for new family orientation,  and generally preparing… View Article

August 14, 2011

Tuition raffle – enter by August 30

PrivateSchoolSearch.com will be giving away $1,000 to help one lucky student cover private school tuition costs this fall! Just need to fill out the short form at http://www.alloyeducation.com/psswin.htm by August 30, 2011. Students enrolling at all grade levels from preschool through high school are eligible. We’ll announce the winner on September 1. Follow @PSSearch on Twitter to stay updated!

August 14, 2011

Join TIS at the Multnomah Days Parade

Come join the parade of TIS marchers at Multnomah Days, Saturday August 20. Please contact TIS parent Nancy Ledbetter at njledbetter@yahoo.com for details and let her know if you have a TIS t-shirt or not.  

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