Stephan Grasmuck's update

. Dr. Orsini
Dr. Orsini’s visit to the school last week provided wonderful opportunities for staff, students, parents, and Board members to get to know TIS’ new Head of School. Thanks to everyone who made the time to meet with Dr. Orsini.

He and I have met several times already. I shall continue to meet with Dr. Orsini over the coming weeks toward ensuring a smooth transition to his start in July.

Arthur/Corbett deck
With the substructure now in place, the actual deck construction is beginning. We anticipate that this will move along quickly so that we can have the children enjoying their new play space in the very near future.

Curriculum preview nights
The TIS annual curriculum preview nights are coming up next week. The evening for Spanish track parents is April 15th. For Chinese and Japanese, April 16th is the date. For both nights:

  • PK-K families (children going into LK, K or 1st grade) should be in the classrooms at 6:30

  • 1st-4th grade families (children going into 2nd through 5th grade) should be in the classrooms that 7:10.


Please go directly to the classroom that currently houses your child's next grade. For tracks/grades with more than one class, we will send instructions to the room parents on where each class of parents should go. Classroom maps are at www.intlschool.org/parent/class-pages-calendars/. (If you don't have the password, please ask your room parent.)

Open House
The next TIS open house for prospective families will be on April 17th from 9 AM to 1 PM. Tell your friends or let Jan Williams (JWilliams@intlschool.org) know if you know someone we should put on our mailing list.

Have an enjoyable week, everyone.

Dr. Stephan Grasmuck