The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

October 8, 2018

Willow Domes

A group of dedicated staff and parents came together this weekend and built two beautiful willow domes for the EC Playground! While the domes are new, please note a few things: 1) The willow is ALIVE. Leaves should begin to sprout in a few weeks, and then return in the spring! The domes will eventually look a… View Article

October 8, 2018

Global Citizens Annual Fund Update

It’s raining outside, so you know you’d love a parking space on campus!  If you make a gift to the Global Citizens Annual Fund during the month of October, you’ll be entered into a raffle for a campus parking space to use during the month of November.  Make your donation now at www.intlschool.org/donatenow. We’re at… View Article

October 8, 2018

Dismissal Times Reminder

As a reminder, afternoon dismissal does not begin until 3:10pm. You have until 3:45pm to pick up your student(s) unless they are registered in Global Kids or a 3rd-Party class. For safety purposes, and to be good neighbors to others in the area, please park if you arrive before 2:45. You can then join the line…. View Article

October 8, 2018

Fall Costume Parade

Get ready for the annual Fall Costume Parade! It will be held on Wednesday, October 31 from 8:45-9:45am. Students, Families, and Staff are encouraged to dress up! Please, no weapons of any kind (light sabers are weapons), no bloody wounds or very scary masks, and no costumes that drag on the ground or otherwise interfere with… View Article

October 8, 2018

No school Oct 12th and 19th!

As a reminder, there is NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS on Friday, October 12th (Statewide Teacher Inservice Day) or Friday, October 19th (Parent Teacher Conferences). Global Kids is available for sign ups on those days, pending availability.  

October 8, 2018

ELT Town Hall

In preparation for the TIS Education Town Hall for parents (Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00p to 7:30pm – Learners Hall), we invite you to complete a quick 4-question survey that will allow you to let our Educational Leadership Team (ELT) know what you want to talk about!!  We will then sort and group your questions to identify priorities… View Article

October 8, 2018

Oregon Battle of the Books

TIS is excited to be participating in the Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB) again this school year. Battle of the Books is a fun, team-based competition for grades 3-5. Teams are made up of four students, with an optional fifth team member who acts as an alternate.  Teams commit to collectively reading 16 books… View Article

October 8, 2018

Head of Elementary Coffee – 1st & 2nd Grades

Families of 1st and 2nd Graders – Please join Head of Elementary Bodo Heiliger next week for a Coffee. This will give members of the community an opportunity to come and hear about developments in the school, as well as provide an open forum to ask questions or voice concerns. Head of Elementary Coffee –… View Article

October 8, 2018

ADA Parking Spot at Learners’

This week, we will be opening a new ADA parking spot at the Learners’ Hall courtyard. This will create a more viable pathway for campus access. The courtyard entrance is up Caruthers Street and to the right.

October 8, 2018

Mandarin Language Classes for Adults

Learn Mandarin Chinese with a program designed for your busy schedule. Effective Chinese was started by a TIS parent and a TIS Chinese track teacher in 2007, and has been growing ever since. We offer many levels of classes from beginner to advanced. Evening classes at two convenient Portland locations, mobile study tools, and excellent instructors,… View Article

October 2, 2018

Directory Coming this Week!

The new 2018-19 TIS Directories are ready! Your teacher will give them to you at dismissal or put them in your child’s backpack to bring home this week.

October 2, 2018

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 19 and the afternoon of Oct 23rd. As with last year, we are having conferences BEFORE report cards are released. 1. Go to http://ptcfast.com/schools/The_International_School 2. Check off the names of all the teachers that you want conferences with for all your TIS students. 3. Tell the system that these conferences… View Article

October 1, 2018

ELT Town Hall

In preparation for the TIS Education Town Hall for parents (Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00p to 8:00p – Learners Hall), we invite you to complete a quick 4-question survey that will allow you to let our Educational Leadership Team (ELT) know what you want to talk about!!  We will then sort and group your questions to identify priorities… View Article

October 1, 2018

A World of Thanks

Thank you to the following TIS families for their generous donations to the Global Citizens Annual Fund.  Thank you for helping make the TIS community as wonderful as it is – we appreciate your support.  Our current family participation is at 10% – let’s make it 100%! Gracias, 谢谢, and ありがとう! Congratulations to our lucky winner of… View Article

October 1, 2018

Water Quality Testing Results: We are safe!

This September, TIS conducted routine water tests of all of our campus buildings. These tests confirmed that all of our drinking water is safe. All of the water fountains on the Main Campus tested at less than 1 parts per billion (ppb), substantially below the Oregon Childcare Division threshold of 15ppb and the EPA threshold of… View Article

October 1, 2018

Picture Retake Day – Oct 10th

Picture retake day will be next Wednesday, October 10th  If you want to retake school pictures, please email Candy Trujillo at candyt@intlschool.org. She will schedule a time for your child that day. If your child was absent on picture day, please contact Candy so that your child’s name will be placed on the retake list. This is… View Article

October 1, 2018

TIS at The Oregon Food Bank or the Children’s Healing Art Project!

Join TIS friends for a day of community service at either the Oregon Food Bank or at the Children’s Healing Art Project on Friday, October 12.  Volunteers MUST RSVP (links can be found below) and space is limited.  To volunteer at the food bank, children must be at least 6 years of age.  There is… View Article

October 1, 2018

2017-18 Immunization Reporting

As part of the immunization reporting process we are mandated to publicly share our school rates. The International School’s average vaccination rates remain very high, at approximately 99%.  This is slightly higher than the county average. Pre-school Vaccine Report K-5 Vaccine Report

October 1, 2018

NW Academy tour for TIS families

NW Academy invites you to a special tour for TIS families. Wednesday, October 17, at 10:30 – 12:00. Part of the tour will be a visit to the 6th grade Spanish class for advanced speakers.  This tour is recommended for adults. If you would like to attend, please rsvp to Inge Hoogerhuis, Director of Admissions,… View Article

September 24, 2018

Lan Su Moon Festival – Thank you!

Thank you to all of the families who joined us at the Lan Su Garden Autumn Moon Festival over the weekend. TIS was the only school invited to be part of this special community event, and we were honored to be there. During the day, guests stopped by our event booth to create Chinese paper… View Article