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Eagle's Nest

January 26, 2024

Hear from the Head

TIS Family,  

Basketball! If you did not have the opportunity to see the basketball tournament yesterday or today, please come to the tournament portion of the event on Saturday. The LifePlus Basketball Tournament is one of the marquee sporting events on our annual school calendar. The atmosphere for this event is always electric as the boys’ and girls’ teams compete throughout this three-day event. The energy is sure to continue tomorrow, so don’t miss out. Come down to the school to cheer on the Eagles!

You may have noticed, but I did not say anything about winning. Of course, everyone wants to win a sporting event, but we shouldn’t compete in sporting events simply for the purpose of winning. If winning represents our benchmark for success, we will place our identity in winning. If we place our identity in winning, we will also place our identity in losing. Our identity should never be defined by success and failure; it should be defined by how we respond to success and failure.

China Day

The beautiful full moon shining brightly over Tianjin last night reminded me that the Spring Festival is soon upon us. In celebration of the Spring Festival, Tianjin International School will be celebrating our annual China Day. I hope you will join us in person to celebrate the traditions of our host country.

Odyssey Visit

A special thank you to LifePlus’s student wellbeing team, Odyssey. We have been very grateful to have this team on staff throughout the week. They have connected with staff, students, and parents as they support us in strengthening the culture of our school.

See you soon!

School Wide Announcements

Canvas Parent Training
Wednesday, January 31
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Innovation Space (near the Landing)

Our Director of Educational Technology, Miss Lee Butler will share her knowledge on using the school's learning management system, Canvas.

This session is highly recommended for new parents and existing parents who may need a refresher.

IMPORTANT: Please bring a device (cellphone or laptop) with you and make sure you have logged into Canvas, link, at least once before coming.

China Day
Friday, February 2
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Activities. Performances. Food.
Come dressed in Chinese attire or wear red. Parents, please arrive by 10:30 a.m. so you don’t miss out on the activities. Lunch and busing will be provided. Please note the school day will end at 2:00 p.m.

Event bus schedule

Arrive at 10:30 a.m.
Lemon: 9:35 a.m. Olympic Tower 奥林匹克大厦 – 9:55 a.m. Ya Song Ju 雅颂居 – 10:10 a.m. Jiu He International 九和国际 – 10:30 a.m. TIS 学校
Apple: 9:50 a.m. YG100 (Main gate) 阳光一百 – 10:00 a.m. AoCheng 奥城 – 10:30 a.m. TIS 学校
Grape: 10:00 a.m. AoCheng 奥城 –  10:05 a.m. Diamond Hill 钻石山 - 10:30 a.m. TIS 学校
Litchi: 9:40 a.m. Tianjin Hotel 天津宾馆 - 10:00 a.m. AoCheng 奥城 – 10:30 a.m. TIS 学校
Orange: 10:00 a.m. BDHT (Front gate) 半岛豪庭正门 – 10:20 a.m. Subway 财大地铁 – 10:30 a.m. TIS 学校
Mango: 10:00 a.m. HYCZ (Back gate) 海逸长洲 – 10:05 a.m. BDHT (Back gate) 半岛豪庭后门 – 10:10 a.m. YSY 云水园 – 10:30 a.m. TIS 学校
Pineapple: 10:00 a.m. BDHT (Front gate) 半岛豪庭正门 – 10:20 a.m. LSY 流苏园 – 10:22 a.m. QRY 雀蓉园 – 10:30 a.m. TIS 学校

Depart at 2:00 p.m.
Regular student buses will run for all students. If you have a child in ECC to Grade 3 who rides the bus, you can either ride the student bus home with them, or they can join you on the parent bus.

Additional parent buses
Raspberry: TIS 学校 -  Subway 财大地铁站 – BDHT (Front gate) 半岛豪庭正门 - BDHT (Back gate) 半岛豪庭后门
Coconut: TIS 学校 -  AoCheng 奥城
Peach: TIS 学校 -  AoCheng 奥城

Spring Festival Break
We look forward to the upcoming break from February 6 – February 16. School will resume on Monday, February 19.

Divisional News



Please look this week for club papers indicating what clubs your child will be in when clubs begin on March 4. Please save the papers in a safe place over the break.

China Day is Friday, February 2, and we look forward to seeing all parents with their kids for a fun day! Please remember to wear Chinese-style clothes or red.


TIS Scholars information session for Grade 10 students
Tuesday, January 30, at 11:40 a.m.
Mr. Way’s classroom
An explanation of the award and application process will be given.

Senior Parents meeting
Wednesday, February 21
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Innovation space (near the Landing)

Guidance Counselor

SAT Test Dates - Please note upcoming test dates and registration.

AP Testing Window - May 6-17

Senior Presentations - June 3-5

Grade 12 - Finalize application deadlines.

Grade 11 - Begin making your final university choices and research application requirements.

House Points Total

Secondary House Points
Elementary House Points

What’s Happening at TIS

Date Event
Jan. 25–27 LifePlus HS Basketball
Jan. 27 ISAC MS Volleyball Tournament
Feb. 2 China Day
Feb. 19 Start of HS Soccer
Start of MS Basketball
Feb. 23-24 LifePlus HS VEX Robotics in Tianjin
Feb. 29 - Mar. 2 MUNISQ

Lunch Menu – January 29 - February 2

Day Menu
Monday Hotdogs. French Fries. Kung Pao Chicken. Celery & Eggs. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today’s  Noodles: Wonton Noodle Soup.
Tuesday Creamy Pasta. Phoenix-tail Shrimp. Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce. Mixed Vegetables. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today’s  Noodles: Beef Noodle in Clear Soup.
Wednesday Pizza. Spring Rolls. Curry Beef. Sautéed Green Vegetables. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Spicy Beef Noodle.
Thursday Mexican-style Bolognese. Corn Bread. Chinese-style Meatball (Pork) & Hard-boiled Eggs. Sautéed Cabbage. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Noodles with Sliced Beef.
Friday China Day.

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