"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

Thank you TIS Families, Friends, Faculty and Staff!

Thank you to everyone who came together in February to Move TIS Forward!  The generosity of this community and support for our teachers and students is overwhelming. Thank you!

A special thank you to the following groups for reaching 100% participation:

100% participation in the Annual Fund and/or Special Appeal:

  • TIS Board of Trustees
  • TIS Faculty and Staff
  • Jenny's Class
  • Sophia's Class

100% participation in the All-Parent Survey:

  • Ann's Class
  • Celina's Class
  • Ivonne's Class
  • Keiko's Class
  • Maria's Class
  • Sandy's Class
  • Taka's Class

We'd also like to thank the following families who made leadership donations to the Annual Fund:  Terry & Lori Schallich, Bill Andrews & Beth Katona, Harvey &Amy Liu, Jim Brayton & Debbie Marr, Kristi Hanson, David Gibbs & Tara Tamaribuchi-Gibbs, and Emre Atalay & Berrin Erdogan. Click here to see a list of all of our generous Annual Fund/Special Appeal donors. 

Overall, 76% of households participated in the Annual Fund and helped raise a total of $43,837 for TIS! Your donations provide crucial funds that supplement our operating budget and directly benefit our students and teachers. A strong Annual Fund helps us operate at our best and continue to provide an exceptional education for all 485 students.  It is also impressive to foundations and can help TIS secure grants to further strengthen our school.

Thank you also to the families who took the time to make their gift go even further by applying for a company match! We anticipate nearly $5000 in Annual Fund matching gifts this year. Wow!

A record 415 parents, 78%, participated in our All-Parent survey and provided vital feedback that will guide our decisions today and in the future. Your survey participation and responses will also help our authorization effort with the National Association of Independent Schools and our re-authorization as an IB school!

From everyone at TIS...thank you, gracias, arigatou, and xie xie!

If you have not yet participated in the Moving TIS Forward campaign, it's not too late! Your participation makes all the difference.

Robert Woods, Head of School, RobertW@Intlschool.org, 503-226-2496 x122
Lori Schallich, Annual Fund chair 
Lauren Riegelnegg, Advancement Coordinator, LaurenR@intschool.org, 503-265-8635
Linda Bonder, Marketing & Communications Director, LindaB@Intlschool.org