"In the Know" Weekly Newsletter - The International School

We're Climbing! Help us reach 100%!

Thank you to the many generous folks who have taken our All-Parent Survey and made an Annual Giving contribution! Click here for the list of donors so far. Our numbers are climbing, but we're still short of 100% (with just a week left in the campaign). If you haven't yet taken a few moments to participate, please don't delay. Follow these two links to show your support today: intlschool.org/survey & intlschool.org/donatenow.

Why is 100% participation important?

Strong participation in the Annual Giving campaign is a tangible way for TIS to demonstrate our community support of our community. Many grant-making foundations take our participation rates into account before deciding to make a contribution. Thus, your gift (no matter the size) not only has a direct impact on our students and school, but it can also inspire additional gifts. The All-Parent Survey is an important resource that fuels planning and reflection each year. The greater our parent participation, the more comprehensive our results will be. Share your feedback and help shape TIS' future!

Why do you love TIS? Teachers, staff members and parents share their perspectives:

Spanish Teacher, Vicky Lamear: "Working at TIS has been the most rewarding experience in my life. TIS gives me the opportunity to teach my language and culture to my little ones. I am so proud when I observe how they become bilingual while having fun learning different inquiry units. I love coming to work because it's like spending time with my family."

English Teacher Cassie Bellamy: "I love working with the students here at TIS. They're engaged, eager and motivated to discover the world around them. As a teacher, there is no greater gift than small class sizes with motivated students."

Chinese Teacher Maggie Chang: "TIS is just like one big family. I like how everyone knows everyone. You can see many hugs and smiling faces every day and anywhere on campus."

Ida Jenkins, Summer Camp Director & Capstone Coordinator: "One of my favorite things about TIS is getting to work with a diverse group of people and learning about everyone's cultures and backgrounds."

TIS Parent (from the survey): "We are thrilled with TIS overall. The quality of the teaching is outstanding and it has been so amazing to watch as our child's world opens up for him, and in another language!"

TIS Parent (from the survey): "We cannot image a better place for a child."

Lauren Riegelnegg, Development Director, LaurenR@intlschool.org, 503-265-8635