The Owl

A weekly parent newsletter

October 2, 2018

Directory Coming this Week!

The new 2018-19 TIS Directories are ready! Your teacher will give them to you at dismissal or put them in your child’s backpack to bring home this week.

October 2, 2018

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on October 19 and the afternoon of Oct 23rd. As with last year, we are having conferences BEFORE report cards are released. 1. Go to http://ptcfast.com/schools/The_International_School 2. Check off the names of all the teachers that you want conferences with for all your TIS students. 3. Tell the system that these conferences… View Article

October 1, 2018

ELT Town Hall

In preparation for the TIS Education Town Hall for parents (Tuesday, October 16th from 6:00p to 8:00p – 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 1, 2018

A World of Thanks

Thank you to the following TIS families for their generous donations to the Global Citizens Annual Fund.  Thank you for helping make the TIS community as wonderful as it is – we appreciate your support.  Our current family participation is at 10% – let’s make it 100%! Gracias, 谢谢, and ありがとう! Congratulations to our lucky winner of… View Article

October 1, 2018

Water Quality Testing Results: We are safe!

This September, TIS conducted routine water tests of all of our campus buildings. These tests confirmed that all of our drinking water is safe. All of the water fountains on the Main Campus tested at less than 1 parts per billion (ppb), substantially below the Oregon Childcare Division threshold of 15ppb and the EPA threshold of… View Article

October 1, 2018

Picture Retake Day – Oct 10th

Picture retake day will be next Wednesday, October 10th  If you want to retake school pictures, please email Candy Trujillo at candyt@intlschool.org. She will schedule a time for your child that day. If your child was absent on picture day, please contact Candy so that your child’s name will be placed on the retake list. This is… View Article

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