The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

August 26, 2014

Volunteering at TIS!

Please take a moment to log your volunteer hours at Your participation helps us strengthen our community, teach our students global citizenship, and even appeal to organizations in grant applications. To record your volunteer interests for this year, please visit, and we will get in touch to pair you up with someone on… View Article

August 26, 2014

Run for the Arts: a two-day event

Our annual jogathon, Run For the Arts, is coming up soon! This year we will have a two-day event: Tuesday, September 23rd all morning at the Early Childhood campus for grades PreK and LowK, and all day on Wednesday, September 24 at the Soccer Field for the K-5th graders. Please check your parent folders in… View Article

August 26, 2014

New Specialist Profile: Sarah Harpole

TIS is happy to announce that our long-time art substitute teacher, Sarah Harpole, is now a full-time member of our faculty! Sarah will be teaching our 2nd – 5th grade students.  Sarah received her BA in Art and with a minor in Art History from the University of Oregon in Eugene. She has an MA… View Article

August 25, 2014

New Specialist Profile: Meghan Robertson

TIS is pleased to introduce Meghan Robertson, our new English Specialist. Meghan comes to us from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she taught for three years. Most recently, she was a first grade teacher in the Parker School District, where established a uniform reading framework at the elementary level and helped to organize elementary-level reading… View Article

August 25, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity: Parent Mentoring

The English Department is pleased to announce its new Parent Mentoring program. The Parent Mentoring program matches committed parent volunteers with individual students whom teachers would like to provide with extra help. For the 2014-15 school year, the program will be limited to the English department. Mentoring sessions will take place outside of the English… View Article

August 25, 2014

After-School Classes

Looking for some fun and educational after-school activities? Check out our current list of classes! For more information, visit: /after-school Some additional applications may be added in the next few weeks, which will be added to the listings as they come in.

August 25, 2014

Don’t Forget the Lunch!

Are your mornings a little rushed? TIS lunch options can help take some of the pressure off! There are four options for 2014-2015. For all of our lunch programs, lunches are delivered to the child’s classroom. For menus, prices, and other information, click here.  

August 23, 2014

Host Family Needed for TIS Intern from Spain

No matter your language track, you can bring Spanish culture into your home by hosting an intern from Spain. TIS has hosted four wonderful interns in the past who were a great addition to the family who opened their doors to them. This year we will be welcoming a male intern to TIS. He most likely will arrive in… View Article

August 18, 2014

Reminder: Back-to-School Checklist

Dear families, You should have received a postcard in the mail that provided a back-to-school checklist, which provides a number of items to help you prepare for the new school year at TIS. Please complete all the steps by this Friday, August 22! The checklist can also be found here: /register/ Thank you!

August 18, 2014

Abelid Verri: Our New IB Coordinator!

TIS is very happy to announce that Abelid (Abby) Verri will now be the school’s International Baccalaureate Coordinator! Abby has been teaching Spanish LowK at TIS since 2008. In her new role, Abby will oversee the design and implementation of the IB at TIS. She will work closely with teaching teams on the Primary Years… View Article