The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

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

September 17, 2018

Gender Neutral Bathrooms

Gender Neutral bathrooms are available in Stearns Hall and Learners’ Hall. They are accessible to students and adults. Please share this information with your child if you think they might be more comfortable using gender neutral bathrooms. We are working  on making accommodations for the Hilltop Building.

September 17, 2018

Roots of American Music Assembly

Last week, our 3rd- 5th Graders were treated to a fantastic musical presentation packed with history of American music. Shannon McNally and Brett Hughes are professional musicians on tour from Nashville Tennessee and Burlington, Vermont. They presented songs from New Orleans, Mississippi and Oklahoma, and included history of cultures of forced migration of enslaved Africans mixing… View Article

September 17, 2018

Autumn Moon Festival this weekend

TIS is partnering with the Lan Su Garden for their Autumn Moon Festival this year! They are planning a day-long celebration full of activities and cultural performances. We will have a booth the Community Festival there all day, and as a grand finale, our 4th and 5th grade Chinese track students and families will be leading… View Article

September 17, 2018

Upcoming Events

MONDAY, SEPT 17 Curriculum Night: Grade 1 (All) & Grade 3 (Chinese & Spanish) 6:00-6:45pm: Grade 1 English 6:00-6:45pm: Grade 3 Homeroom 7:00-7:45pm: Grade 3 English 7:00-7:45pm: Grade 1 Homeroom All homeroom presentations will be in the your child’s classroom. English locations will be in Learners’ Hall. ——————— THURSDAY, SEPT 20 Curriculum Night: Grades 2 &… View Article