"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Upcoming Events - 5/14

See the entire calendar – for this year and next – at intlschool.org/parents. Click on the big yellow “Calendar” button.

May is Lower-Car-Miles month! Get in shape & save our air. How many car-miles can you avoid? Each class has a sheet where students can mark the days when they walk, bike or take public transportation to school.

May 14 – May 18:  State testing for 5th grade students.

Wednesday May 16: Parent Network (PTO) Meeting, 6:30pm - All parents encouraged to attend! Reserve childcare at intlschool.org/childcare. Agenda (click here for more details):

  • Officer elections for 2012-2013

  • Tri-Met Light Rail Project Update

  • Special Presentation by Dr Jeff Sosne, The Children’s Program: Building a Positive Work Ethic in Our Children; Homework, Practice, Chores & Other Responsibilities


Friday May 18: Scrip Sale outside Stearns Hall at drop-off time

May 14 – May 31: TIS Student Art Show. See it all in Stearns Hall – every child will have artwork up!

Saturday May 19, 6pm: Cinco de Mayo Auction Party. Contact dev@intlschool.org with questions.

Tuesday May 22: 1st-5th grade mile run at the Duniway Park Track. Many volunteers still needed for every grade! Click here to sign up & see run times.

Thursday, May 24, 6:30pm: TIS Annual Meeting. All parents are encouraged to attend. Reserve childcare space at intlschool.org/childcare. Agenda includes election of new Trustees and Officers, bid farewell to departing Trustees, reports on the state of the school from Alfonso (strategic plan), Rob (finances), and Jan (admissions). TIS Gym.  (TIS students & their siblings age 3+).

Monday, May 28: No school, Memorial Day
May Scholastic Book Orders due - click here for details

Friday, June 1: TIS Library Media Center closing for the summer

Friday, June 1: Latino Festival! All Spanish Track students perform; all classes & parent are invited. Gerding Theater at the Armory.

  • 9-10am: PK, LK, Kinder with a special guest performance by 5th grade

  • 11:30-12:30am: 1st-5th grades.


Saturday, June 2, 7pm: TIS Wine Tasting & Spring Social! Tickets & info at intlschool.org/wine

Volunteers needed also for the Scholastic Book Fair June 4-8, 2:15-4pm every day plus Wednesday until 5pm– contact marketing@intlschool.org to sign up.

TIS Spirit Wear: All ‘old logo’ gear is still on sale - get yours while they last! At the Stearns Hall reception desk or securely on-line at intlschool.org/spirit. (On-line orders will be checked against available inventory, we will charge your card only if items are available).