The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

October 16, 2018

Great Oregon ShakeOut – October 18

On October 18 at 10:18am, we will be participating in the 2018 Great Oregon ShakeOut. We will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On to help us to be prepared to survive and recover quickly from big earthquake. Your family or organization can participate as well.  Please go to https://www.shakeout.org/oregon/ for more information.

October 16, 2018

ELT Town Hall – Tonight!

Educational Leadership Team (ELT) would like to invite you to: Education Town Hall Tuesday, October 16 , 6 – 7:30pm Learners’ Hall Education Town Halls allow you to pose your questions or comments about any part of the academic program of The International School. The TIS ELT team consists of: Robert Woods, Head of School; Maria Abad,… View Article

October 16, 2018

Middle School Options Night – Tomorrow!

Middle School Options Night Presented by the TIS Parent Network Wednesday, October 17 6:30-8:30pm – Learner’s Hall Come hear presentations about middle school options from Catlin Gabel, Gilkey Middle School, Northwest Academy, Oregon Episcopal School, Portland Jewish Academy, and hopefully a few more! Each school will present for twenty minutes on a rotational basis, followed by question and answer periods. This event will be… View Article

October 16, 2018

Volunteer Hours – So Much Counts!

Calling all parents to log in your volunteer hours!  There are so many things that count towards hours: If you attended Curriculum Night or Parent Info Meeting Are a Room parent, help with any activities on campus, and/or Help support your class’s auction project(s) These are just some examples that count toward your volunteer hours!… View Article

October 16, 2018

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos at TIS!

Día de los muertos is a holiday celebrated in Mexico.  It is a time to joyfully remember friends and family members who have died and celebrate their memory. Día de los Muertos exhibit Monday, October 29 to Friday, November 2 Entrance to Learner’s Hall Stop by the entrance to Learner’s Hall this week to see the beautiful… View Article

October 16, 2018

Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Event sponsorship at The International School is a wonderful way to promote your business while also supporting our students and teachers.  Event Sponsors are recognized at all of our major events, including the Auction Global Gala, International Festival, Arts Run and Grandparents Tea and Art Show.  Sponsor benefits include directory ad space, VIP auction perks,… View Article

October 16, 2018

School Picture Retakes – Please bring your originals in!

If your child did retakes and was not absent on the first picture day then please be sure to send your old photo package back to Dorian or TIS and give them a call so they know to reissue you new photos. Their number is 1-800-826-3535. We have given them a list of children that… View Article

October 16, 2018

Dragonwell Bistro Now Taking New Lunch Orders

Dragonwell Bistro – our Thursday and Friday lunch provider – is taking new orders. Your order will be prorated for the rest of the year. Please click here to visit the lunch ordering page.

October 16, 2018

TIS Family Bingo Night – Nov 9

The Parent Network is excited to host our second annual Bingo night! Date: Friday, November 9th When: 5 to 8 pm Where: Learners’ Hall This event is open to all PreK to 5th grade students and parents. There will be multiple games of Bingo, prizes and delicious catered food. If you are planning to eat… View Article

October 15, 2018

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, OCT 16 ELT Town Hall  Education Town Halls allow you to pose your questions or comments about any part of the academic program of The International School. The TIS ELT team consists of: Robert Woods, Head of School; Maria Abad, Head of Early Childhood; Bodo Heiliger, Head of Elementary; Kelly Rogers, International Baccalaureate PYP Coordinator;… View Article

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