Week of 5-17-21
School Wide News and Announcements
Last Chance for tickets! Bus Schedule below. iSC Fine Arts Festival - May 21-22
updated May 21
The iSC Fine Arts Festival is just around the corner! Our 5 other schools in China will attend TIS for a weekend of music-making, acting, and other artistic creations. The culminating event is the iSC Festival Concert, held at the Tianjin Concert Hall on May 22. You can purchase your tickets now from the TIS Welcome Center!
updated May 21
From May 24th - 28th, seniors will be giving their final exit presentations. We look foward hearing from our seniors as they reflect on their time at TIS.
Parents are welcome to attend.
Help India Breathe
Elementary Spring Play - "The Drum"
updated May 16
Well done to all Elementary students on a wonderful performance on Friday night and a big thank you to Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Jin for all their efforts.
Spring Concert - May 28
The TIS Spring Concert is nearly here! Please join us May 28 at 7p.m. for an evening of wonderful performances from our Middle and High School bands and choirs. We're looking forward to seeing their excellent performances.
Stay up to date with what is happening at TIS - April to June Calendar
updated April 26
ECC Class Assemblies
updated May 17
Parents are invited to the ECC class assembly! This is a time for students in each class to show their parents and friends what they have been learning. Please note that you may come for your child’s class only. Make sure you are wearing a mask and sitting in the sectioned marked ‘parents’.
FC Dogwood Class - May 21
CORRECTION - ECC Open Field Days (May 22, 29)
With warmer weather, we would like to invite our ECC students to come and play in our field and elementary playground! ECC students may come from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
ECC Parent Visit Days
Parents may play with our students in the ECC Outdoor Classroom on Wednesdays (starting from May 5th) from 10:30 – 11:00. Please note the following guidelines:
- Let your child’s teacher know if you will be coming to visit (via ClassDojo)
- You do not need to speak English fluently to enjoy spending time with your child at school
- Leave at 11:00 or when the students line up to go inside
- If weather does not permit students to go outside, outdoor parent play-time will be cancelled (rain or high AQI)
- Younger siblings may join with parent supervision
Parents are welcome to eat with their child during the elementary lunch times on Wednesdays. We are excited to open our cafeteria to parents again. In order to make the process smooth, we ask that you eat with your child at the designated areas only. Parents may use the section to the left of the cafeteria, as you enter through the main doors. We also ask that you bring or purchase food items for your child only. This will help us facilitate a safe and enjoyable lunch experience for all our students.
Open Field Saturdays
updated Apr. 26
We are excited to announce Open Field Saturdays! TIS families are invited to come and play. More information, including time and guidelines, will be sent home this week.
ISCOT Track and Field
Several middle school students have been invited to attend the ISCOT Track and Field competition hosted at IST this year. The event will be on the afternoon of May 17th.
updated May 7
Be on the lookout in your email boxes for the second Spring Trip letter. This letter includes more specific information about the trip itinerary, packing lists, and communication plans. Please keep the information and return the permission slip with your child to Mrs. Zhao or a middle school teacher.
High School parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend our annual TIS High School Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 24, starting at 1:20pm. This is an important time to celebrate student efforts and successes throughout the year. We hope you can make it! The event should last about one hour.
Thank you to all coaches, students, and parents for supporting a great sports season. We look forward to a great sports season next school year.
updated Apr. 24
Teachers have been busy planning for the spring trips during the first week in June and we are excited for the prospect to be able to travel safely once again. Note that if you wish to withdraw your daughter/son from the spring trip event, the deadline to do so was April 23. Please contact the school as soon as possible to announce withdrawal from the activity.
2021 Tianjin International School Science Fair
The 2021 TIS Science Fair season has begun! This year’s Science Fair will be held on the morning of Friday Nov. 26th. Consistently those teams which have placed in the top 3 for the TIS Science Fair have started researching and planning for their projects before the summer break so interested students should contact Mr. Lundy at this email address: email@example.com as soon as possible.
Students who contact Mr. Lundy will be added to the new TIS Canvas Science Fair page which has the instructions for registration (open now, closes August 31st after this no new projects will be accepted), important forms and rules, some information about past projects and resources for finding science fair ideas!
Two important things to keep in mind:
1: Projects must be ORIGINAL.
2: Teams may not be larger than 3 students
Essay writing webinar
Junior students have been invited to join Mrs. Fagerland at school from 7- 8 a.m on Wednesday and Friday of this week to participate in an essay writing webinar put on by Ethan Sawyer of the collegeessayguy.com website. The webinar is aimed at juniors, however sophomore students who have an interest could come.
Students should let Mrs. Fagerland know by Monday May 24th, if they would like to join. Here is the information of topics covered.
College Essay & Application Kick-off
Part 1: How to Write an Outstanding Personal Statement
May 25th, 4pm-5:00pm PT (7pm-8:00pm ET)
On this session, I’ll cover:
- The Purpose of the Personal Statement (i.e., What Colleges Are Looking for)
- Two Fun Ways to Find Your Personal Statement Topic
- How (and Why) to Show Your Core Values
- Two Successful Personal Statement Examples
- Topics to Potentially Avoid
- Q&A (I'll Answer Pretty Much Any Question You Have)
Part 2: How to Create an Outstanding College Application
May 27th, 4pm-5:00pm PT (7pm-8:00pm ET)
- A Sane College Application Timeline
- The Importance of Finding and Showing Your Core Values (Again)
- The Other Essential Parts of Your College Application
- Tips for Creating a Great Activities List
- How to Make Use of the Additional Info Section
- How (and When) to Address Covid in Your Application
ISCOT Track and Field
This past Monday grades 3-7 had fun participating in the ISCOT track and field event. Everyone had fun and gave great effort.
Some notable performances:
Madelyn Hoffman (G.6) was the first female in her class to cross the finish line in the 800m, with a time of 2:55.
Micah Carman was the first boy in his heat to cross the finish line in the 800m, with a time of 2:52.
Sean Cho was the first boy in his heat to cross the finish line in the 400m, with a time of 1:24.
Nice job everyone!
These days it is easy for people to get respiratory system infections, so we need to pay attention to personal hygiene and maintain a healthy environment to prevent infectious diseases. This serves as a reminder that hand hygiene and wearing a mask are some of the BEST ways to prevent the spread of germs.
Even though there are no confirmed local COVID-19 cases, TIS continues to observe the COVID-19 policies set by the Education Bureau. Please help us to maintain a safe and healthy environment at school by not sending your child to school if they are ill, have a cough or runny nose that cannot be independently controlled inside a classroom, fever at or above 37.3˚C (99.1˚F), rash related with illness (chicken pox, measles, roseola, etc.), or have vomited or had diarrhea (3 or more watery stools in a day) from sickness in the past 24 hours. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication to return to school. All staff and students that report a fever of 37.3 or above will go to the fever clinic to complete a COVID-19 test and will not be permitted on the school campus until they have been symptom free for 24 hours and have a negative COVID-19 test.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep TIS a healthy and safe environment.
Parents at TIS, feel free to drop into the new PTO parent lounge any time you like!
The newly decorated PTO parent lounge is open to all TIS parents. Whether you are here for PTO Wednesdays, waiting to pick up your kids, or just wanting to chat with other parents, the PTO parent lounge is open for you! We can't wait to see our parents having a chat and drinking a cup of coffee in the lounge.
For more information on the PTO parent lounge or other PTO initiatives, contact us at PTO@tiseagles.com.
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