The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

August 21, 2018

Tomoyo is Library ParaProfessional of the Year!

Tomoyo Ogawa, our school’s Library Specialist, was chosen as the Library Paraprofessional of the Year through the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL)! This is a wonderful recognition of the excellent work that Tomoyo does to support the entire TIS community, such as: Providing curriculum support to all teachers and students through managing the contents… View Article

August 21, 2018

Global Kids Enrollment Week Has Begun!

Global Kids Enrollment Week has begun! Sign up by August 22 for Block 1 & Block 2 classes: If you haven’t signed up in your Global Kids and 3rd Party Classes for Fall Term 2018, you have until August 22 to request classes and Regular Schedule days  for Fall Term. We will then start doing… View Article

August 21, 2018

2018-19 Parent Handbook

The 2018-19 TIS Parent Handbook is now available. Refer to it for information about school policies, procedures, parent responsibilities, and more. Click above to download a copy; it is also available throughout the year here:  https://intlschool.org/parent-handbook

August 21, 2018

Microwaves are no longer available

As recommended by the Fire Marshal and latest Building Codes, the school will no longer have microwaves in the classrooms. Please do not send food that requires heating as these elements are no longer available.  Thank you for understanding that this is per the city. We apologize for the inconvenience.

August 21, 2018

Welcome Back from the TIS Parent Network!

On behalf of your TIS Parent Network, we hope everyone has had an enjoyable summer break!  We’re sure that great memories were made and we’re equally sure that parents are looking forward to returning to a regular routine!  Let us help you make that routine extraordinary this school year for your kids and our community… View Article

August 21, 2018

Sign up to be a Room Parent!

Room Parents are needed for the 2018-2019 school year! Room parenting is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow parents, get to know the teachers better, and help make great experiences for the kids! You don’t need to know your child’s class placement to sign up. See intlschool.org/room-parents for the “job” description, and SIGN… View Article

August 21, 2018

Reminder: Order your lunches!

Don’t forget to sign up for lunches!  All lunches except for Pizza Monday will begin the week of September 3rd. Due to the Labor Day holiday, Pizza Monday will begin on Sept 10. Haven’t heard from your child’s teacher yet? That’s ok. Just put in track and grade; we’ll make sure the lunches go where they… View Article

August 21, 2018

Upcoming Events

TIS NEW FAMILY ORIENTATION Thursday, August 23rd Learners’ Hall 9am, 12pm, or 3pm If you are new to the TIS community, please attend a 90 minute orientation session to learn more about the school, its activities, and its routines. Orientation sessions start at 9am, noon, and 3pm—please RSVP for the most convenient session. Thursday, August 23rd… View Article

August 16, 2018

Carpool Requests

Mt. Scott: One child in Kindergarten. Available to drop off up to 5 days a week, and would like to find someone who could do pick up on 3 days. Contact: caleb.feldman@gmail.com Woodstock: Corner of 62nd and Ramona. One PreK student interested in an afternoon carpool. Contact: AlexisLLevin@gmail.com. Are you interested in setting up a… View Article

August 14, 2018

Lunch Delivery Sign-Ups Are Now Available

2018-2019 lunches are now available for order! TIS students may bring their lunches or participate in any or all of the lunch programs offered for purchase. Sign up by clicking on the links below. Please be sure you fill out all information on the vendor’s order forms so they can guarantee delivery. If you do not know your… View Article

August 14, 2018

Global Kids Registration – Coming Soon!

Enrollment Week for our NEW Global Kids Extended-Day Program and 3rd-Party Classes is slated to begin this Friday, August 17! We will email you when registration officially opens. The Global Kids Section of the TIS website is being updated regularly. Check it out to find more information about the program, schedules, and rates.

August 14, 2018

Late Pick Up Policy

As you may have already noticed in your updated Enrollment Agreement, there is a new procedure in place for late pickup of your student (after 3:45pm): The daily dismissal window is 3:10 – 3:45pm, unless your child is registered for Global Kids or a 3rd-party class. Children that have not been picked up by 3:45pm… View Article

August 14, 2018

Early Childhood Family Coffees

PreK, LowK, and K families –  Come ring in the new school year by grabbing a cup and connecting with other families in your child’s grade! We are having Early Childhood Family Coffees during the first week of school. Come to the Stearns Hall waiting room after drop-off anytime from from 8am-9am.  PreK – Wednesday,… View Article

August 14, 2018

New to TIS? Please Come to Parent Orientation!

Dear new families, Welcome to TIS! As a reminder, please attend a 90-minute New Family Orientation session on Thursday, August 23. This orientation is important for learning more about our school and approach to learning.  Information about drop-off, pick-up, after-school programs, and many other TIS routines will also be provided to you. 1. Orientation sessions… View Article

August 14, 2018

EC Family Playdate this Saturday!

Hello, Early Childhood families! Just a reminder about our playdate this Saturday, August 18th. All PreK, LowK, and Kinder families are invited. This is a great opportunity to meet other families, both new and returning, and staff. Saturday, August 18th Sellwood Park 10:00am to noon No RSVP required We hope to see you there!

August 14, 2018

Carpool Requests

Mt Tabor: Looking for a carpool in for 2nd grade Spanish track student. Flexible on days.  Contact brinton.clark@gmail.com. NE Portland: NE 32nd @ Broadway, easy 84 West freeway access. One LowK student. Looking for a carpool as often as all five mornings. Could include afternoons too if kids attend the Global Kids Program. Contact: Katec@intlschool.org… View Article

August 14, 2018

Upcoming Events

EARLY CHILDHOOD FAMILY PLAYDATE (PreK through Kinder) Saturday, August 18th Sellwood Park 10:00am to noon This is a great opportunity to meet other families, both new and returning, and staff. We’ll send you a reminder by e-mail – please make sure we have your current address. For all PreK, LowK and Kindergarten families No RSVP required… View Article

August 14, 2018

Oregon-China Conference – Sept 13

Join the Confucius Institute at Portland State this September for their one-day conference with keynotes, breakout sessions, tours, musical performances, and more. The conference covers the following topics in presentations and panel discussions with experts in each field: 1. Cultural Studies  2. Language Education  3. International Business 2018 Oregon-China Conference on Culture, Language, and Business September… View Article

August 7, 2018

Back to School Checklist

Dear families, 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. Please complete all the steps by next Monday, August 20! The checklist can also be found here: https://intlschool.org/back-to-school-checklist/ FIRST STEP: To Do (all… View Article

August 7, 2018

Welcome, David Top

We are pleased to introduce David Top, our new Music Specialist! David has a wide range of experience in musical instruction, including theory, composition, scoring, and arranging. He has overseen band and choral groups both large and small, and is comfortable with keyboard, woodwind, percussion, brass, strings, and voice instruction. He’s even written a little… View Article