Eagle's Nest Week of 3-8-21

Week of 3-8-21

 

School Wide News and Announcements

Fine Arts Celebration


Mar. 14

On Friday, March 26th, the TIS Fine Arts Department will be hosting our annual Fine Arts Celebration. This event will feature 3rd - 12th grade student performances, as well as 1st - 12th grade artwork. The evening will begin at 6:30pm and more information will be provided in the coming week.

Student Video Gaming Survey Participation


Mar. 14

As you all know, video gaming is a prevalent activity amongst our students that can sometimes reveal concerns about time management and/or healthy boundaries and balance between work and recreation.

iSC schools have been invited to participate in a survey that explores issues related to video gaming for those who want to maintain good and healthy balance in this area of life. Here is the link to the survey - https://oregoncpg.org/gaming-survey/.

The survey is open to any and all ages, and could be filled out by students, teachers, and parents. We encourage you to participate in this survey as it will help bring awareness to this growing issue.

iSC Passport launch


Mar. 6

Our visitor monitoring system, iSC Passport, will launch on Monday, March 8. Parents who requested for a parent permanent badge, please check your child's bag as these were distributed on Friday. If you have more than one child, the badge was given to your youngest child.

Please make sure you activate your badge before Monday to avoid any delays. If you have any questions, please contact the admissions office.

From the Visa office - Passport and Visa Reminder


Feb. 26

From the Visa office - Passport and Visa Reminder

Please take the time to check your child/ren’s passport and visa to ensure they are valid. If the expiration date is approaching, please seek assistance to begin the renewal process. It is an offence to stay in China with an overdue visa and there is a fine of ¥500 per day.

If you have any questions, please contact our Visa Officer, Mrs. Nancy Liu.

The Eagle's Eye


Feb. 22

Grab a coffee and have a read of the latest edition of the Eagle's Eye!

Click Here to Read The Eagle's Eye

Divisional News

ECC

ECC Health Fair


updated Mar. 14

We will be hosting our ECC Health Fair on Monday, March 15th. The theme for this year is our ‘Five Senses’. The students will be learning about how they can take care of their bodies and make good choices using their five senses. Students will have their height and weight checked as well as have a simple vision screening. Please ask your child on Monday what they have learned!

Yearbook Picture Make-Up Day


Mar. 14

ECC students who are new to TIS or did not get their picture taken will have a picture day on March 22nd. Please make sure your child is at school on this day!

ECC and Elementary Spirit Days


updated Mar. 14

March 26 - Book Character Day: Dress up in your favorite book character!
April 30 - Crazy Hair Day: Have fun with your hair! Add decorations, colors, and designs.
May 28 - Rainbow Color Day: Wear one or all the colors of the rainbow. It will be a colorful day for everyone.

Snow Days


Mar. 6

The ECC students had a lot of fun playing in the snow this week. Please make sure to check out PhotoStream and ClassDojo for great pictures!

Elementary

Mid-Quarter Reports


Updated Mar. 14

Your child’s mid-quarter grades and comments have been posted to PowerSchool. Please check your child’s grades and let the classroom teacher know if you have any questions.

4th Grade China Minority Expo


Updated Mar. 14

4th grade students will be showcasing their learning through a China Minority Expo. More information will be sent home by the 4th grade team.

3rd - 5th Grade Badminton Tournament


Updated Mar. 14

Several students in 3rd - 5th grades will be participating in the ISCOT Badminton Tournament on March 20th. We are excited about this opportunity to show our sportsmanship, integrity, athletic ability, and school spirit!

Yearbook Picture Make-Up Day


Mar. 14

Elementary students who are new to TIS or did not get their picture taken will have a picture day on March 22nd. Please make sure your child is at school on this day!

ECC and Elementary Spirit Days


updated Mar. 14

March 26 - Book Character Day: Dress up in your favorite book character!
April 30 - Crazy Hair Day: Have fun with your hair! Add decorations, colors, and designs.
May 28 - Rainbow Color Day: Wear one or all the colors of the rainbow. It will be a colorful day for everyone.

After School Clubs


Updated Mar. 6

After school clubs began this week. The students are enjoying the additional activities and developing stronger friendships. Clubs will end the week of April 26th.

March Into Madness Reading - Celebrating the World of Folklore, Folktales and Fairy Tales.


Feb. 27

Our library is hosting a March Into Madness Reading during student library times. This year, we are focusing on literary genres. March in the library will be informative and fun! Talk with your child about their March library activities and encourage them to read more books!

MS

Mid-Quarter Reports


Updated Mar. 14

Your child’s mid-quarter grades and comments have been posted to PowerSchool. Please check your child’s grades and let the classroom teacher know if you have any questions.

Lip Sync Party


Updated Mar. 14

The middle school LipSync Party will be after-school on Friday, March 19. Students will prepare and perform lipsync acts, eat supper, and play games together. A bus will be provided to the normal stops, leaving TIS at 9pm.

Yearbook Picture Make-Up Day


Mar. 14

Middle school students who are new to TIS or did not get their picture taken will have a picture day on March 22nd. Please make sure your child is at school on this day!

Middle School Sports


Mar. 6

The Basketball Season has started! We are looking forward to seeing students grow in athletics, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Model United Nations - Beijing


Mar. 5

This weekend, Friday March 5 and Saturday, March 6, several middle school students are participating in the Dulwich College (Beijing) Modern United Nations. Students have been working hard to learn to research, write, and present proposals as part of this event. The activity is virtual so students are not traveling to Beijing, but will be at TIS participating virtually.

Math Slam!


Feb. 27

Students have been preparing in their Houses for an upcoming math competition, the Math Slam, scheduled for Monday, March 1. The students are looking forward to the event where their classmates will compete to complete math problems, seeking to win the House Math Slam Championship.

House Spirit Award


Feb. 27

Students that show the most “House Spirit” will be named the “House Student of the Week”. This is a student-led initiative to help build community in the middle school.

Service Projects


Feb. 27

8th graders have been working in their Character Development class to learn and propose service projects as a way to learn leadership and service for others. Over the coming weeks, keep a look out for informational and helpful posters as well as other evidence of the 8th graders making a difference in their school community.

Student Reminder


Feb. 27

A reminder to middle school students - after school, middle school students are to be with a teacher until they leave campus. Please ask teachers for permission to stay after 3:30pm before the end of the school day. Students without a prearranged after-school meeting with teachers, including involvement in clubs, sports, tutoring, or other activities should leave campus at 3:30.

HS

Mid-Quarter Reports


Updated Mar. 14

Your child’s mid-quarter grades and comments have been posted to PowerSchool. Please check your child’s grades and let the classroom teacher know if you have any questions.

Yearbook Picture Make-Up Day


Mar. 14

High school students who are new to TIS or did not get their picture taken will have a picture day on March 22nd. Please make sure your child is at school on this day!

Senior Departure Seminar


updated Mar. 14

The Senior Departure Seminar will begin after school on March 18th and continue until March 20th. During this event, seniors will attend a conference with many sessions about transition away from international schools and high school life into college and beyond. It is an excellent time for our seniors to reflect upon their experiences and to prepare for the next chapter of their lives.

Model United Nations - MUNiSC Qingdao


updated Mar. 6

This weekend, Friday March 5 - Sunday March 7, high school students are participating in MUNISC. The students have worked very hard on preparing for this event.

High School Sports


Mar. 6

The Soccer Season has begun! Participating in sports promotes physical and mental wellness. Students will also cultivate leadership and teamwork skills as they develop a better understanding and appreciation for their peers. We are looking forward to a great season!

Sichuan Science Fair


Feb. 27

TIS had 8 students attend the virtual fair that occurred Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27, hosted by the ChengDu International School. The students worked hard to get to this point and their research reflects excellent efforts in learning and completing research that can have a wide-ranging impact.

Student Reminder


Feb. 27

High school students wishing to work after 3:30 may do so in the library after school. The library closes at 4:30, so students working after school in the library should leave campus by 4:45.

College and Career

Upcoming Webinars available


Mar. 14

See this website for details:
https://www.uscollegesanduniversities.com

1 College Search 101: How to Research and Shortlist Universities

2 Building your Application for US Universities

3 Tips for Writing Your College Application Essay

4 Financing Your Studies: Scholarships & Financial Aid

5 Admissions Case Study

PSAT for 10th graders


Mar. 14

On TUESDAY, APRIL 13, the PSAT 10 will be administered at school. All 10th grade students are required to take the exam. You child will bring home a student guide today.

MORE SUMMER PROGRAMMING OPPORTUNITIES


Mar. 5

BOSTON UNIVERSITY:
I have exciting information to share with your students about Boston University’s Summer Challenge pre-college program. In Summer Challenge, students entering their 10th, 11th, or 12thgrades study two rigorous subjects selected from more than twenty options, while gaining exposure to college life and meeting peers from around the world.

Summer Challenge students explore their interests and discover new ones, testing their academic boundaries as they immerse themselves in the college experience. Along the way, they make new friends and get to know more about Boston University.

In summer 2021, all BU pre-college programs will be offered entirely via remote learning—students from any country can attend without needing to travel to the United States.
We welcome international students, and to accommodate participants from a variety of time zones in our synchronous programming we are offering a special session of Summer Challenge for summer 2021.

The Summer Challenge 2a: Evening session meets from 5 to 10 pm EDT (local Boston time), which reflects a more accessible block of time for many international students.
To learn more about this special offering for international students, including what seminars we offer and how to apply, please visit bu.edu/summer/high-school-programs/summer-challenge.

You are welcome to contact us via email at summerhs@bu.edu with any questions about our programs.

From the Harvard Crimson Global Programming (see https://www.business.thecrimson.com/global-programs for more information)

Athletics

This coming week our Soccer teams will travel to IST on Monday, and Wellington on Wednesday.

Team WeChat groups


updated Mar. 14

Parents of season 3 athletes should have received an email this past week with information and the team wechat group QR. Please make sure to join the WeChat group.

Powerschool Information


Mar. 5

The athletics department uses the information in Powerschool for contact information. Please ensure that passports, emails, and phone numbers are up to date in powerschool. If not, contact the admissions office with updates.

Season 3 Athletics begins next week


Feb. 26

HS Soccer tryouts are on Wednesday March 3, and Friday March 5.

MS Basketball first practice is Thursday, March 4.

Schedules and permission forms will come home on the first day. Please return the permission form by the following week to your coach.

Season 2 jersey returns


Feb. 26

Season 2 athletes from HS basketball need to remember to return their jersey to their coaches. Thank you. Most middle school players have already returned their jerseys.

Health Office

Your child's nutrition


Mar. 14

During this period of seasonal change, nutrition is one of the important steps to keep your immune system healthy.

National Nutrition Month is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that takes place during the month of March every year.

This year's theme is "Personalize Your Plate." There is no one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and health. It may be more difficult right now to know if children are getting the proper nutrition because of a variety of factors such as skipping meals.

As parents, we need to be on the lookout for possible signs that students are not getting the proper nutrition. Here is some helpful information from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that can help your consideration for your children's balanced menu and healthy eating habits. The resources are available in multiple languages as well from the following link:

https://www.eatright.org/food/resources/national-nutrition-month/toolkit

PTO

No news, yet! Check back later for PTO news.

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