The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

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

September 24, 2018

TIS Staff Happenings

TIS Admins are movin’ and shakin’! Bodo Heiliger, Head of Elementary podcast on collaborative planning via Professional Learning International. They have had some huge names in education give podcasts, and now Bodo is one of those names!! You can listen to Bodo on the Professional Learning International podcast here. Kat Simons, our Marketing & Communications Director, will… View Article

September 24, 2018

Parent Network Monthly Meeting / Event Leads Needed

The first Parent Network Monthly Meeting of the year will be held Thursday, October 4 at 8:15am in the Arthur Administration Building (up the street from the Main Campus).  All parents are invited to attend. For the first time, the TIS Parent Network has a full calendar of events planned throughout the year! We are looking… View Article

September 24, 2018

Parent Network Events: Children & Technology Night

Children and Technology Night Presented by the TIS Parent Network October 11, 2018, 6-8pm Learners’ Hall Shawn Marshall MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor that has over twenty years of experience working with children and families.  He has worked in residential programs, community mental health, consulted with school districts and is currently at the… View Article

September 24, 2018

Middle School Info Night

Middle School Info 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

September 24, 2018

Our Lost and Found is Full!

Our Lost & Found bins are already full, and it’s only September! If you child is missing their jacket/sweater/water bottle, please give it a look. Our Lost and Found bins are located at Stearns or Hilltop (just outside the Music Room located at Hilltop). Please label jackets, sweaters and water bottles so we can get… View Article

September 24, 2018

Lunch Orders – Reminder

If you have questions about lunch delivery or the vendors that provide services for our students to order delivered lunches, please contact Candy T at ctrujillo@intlschool.org Please do not call the vendors at their place of business for student lunch questions. Logistically they are not able to take calls and their staff usually do not… View Article

September 24, 2018

Keepin’ It Clean Walks

The International School is surrounded by several open areas. While they are not part of campus property, we would like to help keep them clean and safe. As such, TIS has “Keepin’ It Clean” walks that operate in partnership with Friends of Riverplace (a neighborhood organization) and the City of Portland’s Office of Community and Civic Life…. View Article

September 24, 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

September 24, 2018

Carpool Requests

Hello. I need a carpool for my first grade Spanish track son the mornings of 9/26-28. We live in SW Portland by Hillsdale neighborhood off of Capitol Hwy.  If another parent can drive him in the morning I am happy to pick up in the afternoon Thank you!! – Esther  esthold@hotmail.com   503-708-7859 Are you interested in setting… View Article

September 24, 2018

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, SEPT 25 Keepin’ it Clean Campus Walk – PreK and LowK. Join fellow TIS parents as we walk the perimeter of the school picking up trash, removing graffiti, cutting back invasive plants.  Trash bags, pickers, gloves, graffiti removal supplies provided.  Optional, Adults only. Meet at 8:15 am near the front gates at the Hilltop Building.  Be… View Article

September 24, 2018

PSU Center for Japanese Studies Events

PSU Center for Japanese Studies presents: Linking Creative Tokyo with Creative Portland Lecture Series First lecture: Surviving in the Creative Industry in Japan A Lecture by Leo Kominz October 4th, 2018 | 6 pm Smith Memorial Student Union 328/9 1825 SW Broadway Free and open to the public www.pdx.edu/cjs/events Japanese Films in the Modern Era:… View Article

September 17, 2018

TIS Directory Updates Due TODAY!

Last chance to update your information for the TIS Directory! We will begin setting up the Directory this week. You should have received an email from Kat Simons last week showing what your information currently looks like.  If you already sent Kat an email with edits – she is not ignoring you! She is waiting to get all… View Article

September 17, 2018

Reminder: Early Dismissal this Friday

Reminder: We have an early dismissal on Friday, Sept 21. This is for faculty professional development meetings. Dismissal will start at 12:15pm. Curbside and walk in service will be available Global Kids will be available that day until 6pm. If you ordered Friday lunch from DragonWell Bistro, your child will have it to bring home… View Article

September 17, 2018

Global Kids Important Reminder: Regular Classes NOT in Session Sept. 21

Regularly Scheduled Global Kids Block 1, Block 2, and 3rd Party classes are NOT in session on Alternative Schedule Dates, which include Early Dismissal Days, No School Days, After school Conference Days, and more. See the Global Kids calendar for details. To schedule your child for Global Kids on Alternative Dates, including this Friday, September… View Article

September 17, 2018

Head of Elementary Coffee – Sept 26th

Please join Head of Elementary Bodo Heiliger next week 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. Head of Elementary Coffee – 1st-5th Grades September 26th, 8:10-9:00… View Article

September 17, 2018

Sign up for the TIS Grandparents Newsletter!

 Are your parents getting The Globe? TIS’ newsletter for grandparents and special friends comes out via email every-other-month. It’s full of pictures and stories from around campus as well as opportunities to get involved. This week’s edition will include photos from the first days of school, our handshaking ceremony, a link to sign up for… View Article