The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

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 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,, 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,

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,, 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

August 2, 2011

New after school program list

Sorry, I inadvertently attached a draft version of the after school program list to the registration web page. The correct one is now on the registration page. Linda Bonder, Marketing & Communications Director,

August 1, 2011

News from Alfonso

Please see the second of Alfonso’s summer letters, this one on school finances and related matters, e-mailed to enrolled families as part of ITK.