The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

September 4, 2018

Curriculum Night Schedule

All parents are encouraged to attend TIS Curriculum Night(s), when teachers meet with parents as a group to share information about our academic program, homework and expectations for the year. It is also a great time to meet other parents in your child’s class. WEDNESDAY, SEPT 5: PREK, LOWK, KINDER (ALL), & GRADE 5 (CHINESE &… View Article

September 4, 2018

Picture Day is Sept 12!

Picture Day is next Wednesday,  September 12th! Order forms are going home with your child this week. Please check backpacks! Pre-orders for picture packages may now be placed online at https://ios.mydorian.com using our school’s access key provided here: 8NR9QMN4. Online pre-orders using your school’s access key are available up to 4 days AFTER picture day. VOLUNTEERS… View Article

September 4, 2018

Pick Up and Drop Off Update

The past week of drop off and pickup has been expectedly a bit slow as staff and parents alike get back to their routines. Fortunately, the traffic flow does seem to be improving steadily! Here are a few items to keep in mind over the next few weeks: Traffic is minimal before 7:45am and after 3:25pm.If you… View Article

September 4, 2018

Welcome Back from the TIS Library Media Center

We are off to a great start in the library.  So far this school year, students, teachers, and families have already checked out over 1,000 books from the TIS library!  In such a well-loved library, we need your help.  Here are three opportunities to show some love to the library: Help us at our shelf-reading… View Article

September 4, 2018

PGE Substation Information

Since we have many new families on campus, we wanted to share further information about the PGE substation by he Marquam Bridge. It has been several years in the making; TIS initially shared information about the project in 2013. Please click here for the original document that details the project, as well as data about… View Article

September 4, 2018

Room Parents Still Needed

Room parents are still needed for the upcoming school year! At this point, we still need room parents for: PreK  – Candy and Chisa’s classes LowK – Ju Ya and Maria C’s classes (some partners wanted) Kinder – Lorena P’s class 1st grade – Ivonne, Mariana & Sophia’s classes  (some partners wanted) 2nd grade –… View Article

September 4, 2018

TIS Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

The International School’s Board of Trustees have the following general meeting dates set for the year. All parents and faculty are welcome to attend. September 13th December 6th (Tax Audit) February 7th (Budget Approval) May 16th (Annual Meeting) The meetings will be held at Learners’ Hall, and generally start at 6:00pm.

September 4, 2018

Carpool Requests

SW/Burlingame area: Hi! I have car capacity for three more riders on Tuesdays and Thursday Mornings going to school only ( I leave school later so I can’t guarantee a ride on the way back home, but at least you’ll always make sure the kids get to school very early on Tuesdays and Thursdays) Contact Carolina… View Article

September 4, 2018

Upcoming Events

WEDNESDAY, SEPT 5 CURRICULUM NIGHT: PREK, LOWK, KINDER, 5th GRADE (CHINESE & SPANISH) Please see above post for schedule. ——————— THURSDAY, SEPT 6  Room Parent Orientation. Are you a room parent for this year? Come learn more about the role and get to know fellow room parents at this brief orientation. 8:30am – 9:30am. Arthur Street… View Article

September 4, 2018

JASO Business Speaker Series Event and Adult Language Classes

20 Years in Japan: How Columbia Sportswear Keeps Growing in a very Competitive Market Columbia Sportswear Japan President Massimo Lazzari takes us on a journey over two decades of domestic market challenges, evolving consumer taste, natural catastrophes and changing demographics. Find out how developing a localization business in addition to leveraging global strengths, has enabled… View Article

August 27, 2018

Welcome Back!

We hope that you had a great morning visiting their teachers and playing at the Fun Fair! We are excited that the new school year is starting. As expected, some students might be nervous or clingy during drop off in the upcoming days. It is often best to make your goodbyes enthusiastic yet brief. If you… View Article

August 27, 2018

Drop Off and Pick Up

Curbside drop off will begin tomorrow (Tuesday!) Dismissal Cards will go home with students on Tuesday, our first day of school. We will begin curbside pick up service on Wednesday the 29th. PLEASE GIVE YOURSELF EXTRA TIME FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS! People are still figuring out routines and locations. Things WILL get faster! On… View Article

August 27, 2018

Water Ave Sidewalk Construction

School administrators met with representatives from PGE concerning the work they are doing on the sidewalk along SW Water Avenue.  As you may have noticed, the work that was supposed to have been completed by August 27 has taken longer than anticipated. The sidewalk is not passable. In the meantime: PGE will maintain a dedicated… View Article

August 27, 2018

TIS T Shirt too Small? Too big? Trade it in!

If your child has outgrown his or her TIS t shirt,  come trade it in on the mornings of August 28 – 31st. You can also pick one up if you are a newly enrolled family who didn’t get one. Simply go to the front desks at Stearns Hall or Hilltop to get a new… View Article

August 27, 2018

Room Parents Still Needed

Room parents are still needed for the upcoming school year! At this point, we still need room parents for: ALL PreK classes (some partners wanted) ALL LowK classes (possible to partner up) Kinder – Lorena P and Janina’s classes 1st grade – Ivonna, Mariana, & Sophia’s classes 2nd grade – Vicky and Antonia’s classes 3rd… View Article

August 27, 2018

Curriculum Night – Next Week is Prek, LowK, K and 5th!

All parents are encouraged to attend TIS Curriculum Night(s), when teachers meet with parents as a group to share information about our academic program, homework and expectations for the year. It is also a great time to meet other parents in your child’s class. WEDNESDAY, SEPT 5: PREK, LOWK, KINDER (ALL), & GRADE 5 (CHINESE &… View Article

August 27, 2018

Head of Elementary Coffees

Please join Head of Elementary Bodo Heiliger for the first Coffee of 2018. 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. September 26th – 8:10-9:00 1st-5th Grades October 17th – 8:10-9:00 1st… View Article

August 27, 2018

Comfort Kits are NOT needed this year

Unlike in the past, individual emergency comfort kits are not needed this year. TIS has increased its emergency food rations per student. More information about the school’s emergency preparedness activities will be provided during Curriculum Night.

August 27, 2018

Upcoming Events

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL It’s finally here! Welcome back! Please allow yourself extra time for drop off this morning, as everyone will be finding classrooms and getting settled for the new year. Click here for drop off / dismissal instructions! Tuesday, August 28th – 8:00am —————– EC PARENT COFFEES PreK, LowK, and Kinder parents –… View Article

August 21, 2018

Reminder: Enrollment Verification

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. Enrollment Verification was due August 20, so please complete if you have not already! FIRST STEP: To Do (all families) 1. Go to intlschool.org/portal…. View Article