"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Hot Cocoa Social and Capstone Send-off!

Hey kids! We're having hot chocolate! Bring your parents and stop by the main campus playground on Tuesday, March 7th at 3:10p for some tasty cocoa and to wish a fond bon voyage to our capstone travelers who will be leaving for Mexico, Japan and China later that week!

Parents: We still need a few volunteers to help us with this annual event! (Deliver the hot chocolate and supplies and/or serve it up on the playground!) Please contact Heidi at parentnetwork@intilschool.org ASAP if you can help out!)

Parent Teacher Conferences - Updated Schedule

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Reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences will no longer be held on March 17. School WILL be in session that day! There WILL be after school classes on March 17 as well.

Parent Teacher Conferences are now being held after school. Because of the snow days, they have been moved back a week. Conferences will now be held after school on the 21st of March and the 4th of April.

  • The will be NO after school classes on March 21st. SquareGator will be open.
  • There WILL be after school classes on April 4th. SquareGator will be open.

Sign up links will be coming this week!

Parent Network Evening Meeting & Alumni Panel


The TIS Parent Network would like to invite parents to attend our 2017 Spring All-Parent Meeting to be held Thursday, March 9th at 6:30p at Learners' Hall. The goal for this meeting is to be both informative and fun!

Come socialize with fellow parents and meet members of the 2016-2017 Parent Network Steering Committee. You'll learn about volunteer efforts around the school, campus beautification projects, the progression of plans for re-unification of the Main and EC programs, and upcoming special events. 

Then join the Parent Network in welcoming a special Alumni Panel!  TIS alumni will join us to talk about the impact that a TIS education had on their lives. This might help you to further understand the value of The International School's mission, and what you can expect as your child takes their newly developed global citizenship skills out into the bigger social and academic communities.

Refreshments will be provided. Interested in coming? Please RSVP by sending a quick email to parentnetwork@intlschool.org with your name and and how many will be attending.

Make-Up Lunch Schedule

The weather this year has caused a unique situation in regards to lunch deliveries. Below is the updated plan for lunch deliveries on snow make up days:

- Pizza Schmizza will NOT be serving pizza on Monday, February 20th or Monday, June 12th.

- Burrito Bar WILL be serving burritos on Tuesday, June 13th.

- The only make up day that falls on a Wednesday is June 14th, which is a half day. Thus, no lunch will be served.

- My Brother’s Crawfish WILL be serving lunch on Friday, March and Friday, April 21. Since we only missed two Fridays, there will NOT be lunch on Friday, June 13.

Thank you for your understanding as we work with our vendors to firm up future service plans.

TIS Summer Camp Spots are already filling up!

Reserve your spot now for TIS Summer Camp! Spot are filling up FAST.

Our fun, educational themes include The Sky's the Limit, Kids Around the World, and It's Showtime!  Remember, no prior language experience is required, so perhaps your child wants to try a new one this summer!

Learn about Summer Camp groups, themes, field trips, and cultural performances at intlschool.org/summer

Register online now!

Thank you, Foot Patrollers - Please Enter Your Volunteer Hours!

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Thank you to our TIS Foot Patrollers for all of your continued hard work this year! Since the November, they have picked up bags and bags of garbage, removed graffiti, and safely disposed of needles from around campus. Graffiti and illegal camps have been reported to the appropriate agencies. TIS Foot Patrollers have also joined with SOLVE and Friends of Riverplace to hold our first community clean up in the area around our campus.

Foot Patrols meet on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Come once, or make it a regular part of your schedule! Adults only, please.

Have you volunteered on campus lately, please be sure to record your hours!

Read In Your Pajamas Day

Due to popular demand, we are going to hold a belated annual Read in Your Pajamas Day! This will make up for the one lost over the winter. This will be on Friday, March 24th for 1st - 4th grades (5th will be on Capstone) during English class.  You can opt to wear PJs all day, however. :)

Do you have a Prek - Kindergartener? Some teachers have already done make up days. Please be sure to ask your child's individual teacher if they will be participating.

Upcoming Events

FRIDAY, MARCH 3

NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS. Grading Day. TIS Community Service Day. Squaregator open.

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7

HOT COCOA SOCIAL. Hey kids! We're having hot chocolate! Bring your parents and stop by the main campus playground on after school for some tasty cocoa and to wish a fond bon voyage to our Capstone travelers! Main Campus Playground, 3:10pm

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WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY, MARCH 8 & 9

CAPSTONE STUDY ABROAD TRIPS BEGIN! Good luck and safe travels to our 5th Graders! We hope that you have a wonderful time!

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9

PARENT NETWORK ALL-PARENT MEETING / CHAT WITH ALUMNI NIGHT. Come socialize with fellow parents and meet members of the 2016-2017 Parent Network Steering Committee. Then join the Parent Network in welcoming a special Alumni Panel!  TIS alumni will join us to talk about the impact that a TIS education had on their lives. Refreshments will be provided. Interested in coming? Please RSVP by sending a quick email to parentnetwork@intlschool.org with your name and and how many will be attending. 6:30-8:30pm, Learners' Hall. The goal for this meeting is to be both informative and fun!

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TUESDAY, MARCH 14

Moving Up to LowK Session for current PreK families. Come hear about LowK! First, visit homeroom classrooms and talk to the teachers. Then, join us at the future Early Childhood home on the Main Campus, where Maria Abad will provide information and answer questions about your child’s education next year. 8:30-9:30am, TIS Main Campus – Learners’ Hall

Author Visit: Linda Sue Park The International School will host author Linda Sue Park for a 3rd/4th grade presentation, and an after school book signing that is open to all families! TIS Main Campus Library, 3:10.

After school conferences are Moved to March 21. There WILL be after school classes on March 14th.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 16

Moving Up to Kindergarten Session for current LowK families. Come hear about Kindergarten! Principal Bodo Heiliger and Homeroom teachers will provide information and answer questions about your child’s education next year. 8:30-9:30am, TIS Main Campus – Learners’ Hall

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FRIDAY, MARCH 17

Snow Make up Day - School in Session!

Moving Up to 1st Grade Session for current Kinder families. Come hear about 1st Grade! Principal Bodo Heiliger, English, and Homeroom teachers will provide information and answer questions about your child’s education next year.   8:15-9:30am, TIS Main Campus – Learners’ Hall