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Eagle's Nest

March 01, 2024

Principal's Pen

ECC + Elementary

Dear Parents,  

We are looking forward to starting clubs on Monday! It is a great time for students to learn new skills and try things they maybe haven’t tried before. I am looking forward to hearing about the new skills that the students learn while they are in clubs this spring.

In Grades 1-5, we ended February by having a House Assembly. In assembly, we played a game that took a lot of persistence to accomplish. If you have a Grade 1-5 student, please ask them what they learned about persistence during the game we played.

In the ECC, we talked about the power of the word “yet.” Sometimes, we can’t do something, but with practice and persistence, we can learn how to do new, hard things. If you have an ECC-aged child, please ask them what they can’t do “yet” but want to learn how to do in the future.

Coming into the month of March, we will be talking about ‘discernment’ and the importance of discernment in our lives every day. This is a hard quality for students to grasp, yet it is an important skill that they need to use for the rest of their lives. I can’t wait to see what discerning decisions students learn to make in March.


Miss Barsalou


We are excited to see our secondary students participate in multiple Model United Nations conferences this weekend. Our high school students traveled to Yantai to take place in MUNTAI. This is the third iteration of this conference and is hosted by our sister school. This is such a great opportunity for our students and a benefit of being a member of a LifePlus school. Our middle school students are traveling to Dulwich in Beijing to participate in DIMUN. DIMUN has been a staple of our middle school program and provides a great way for new delegates to experience an MUN conference. We also had two students take on a leadership role as a chair. We are grateful for the hard work of our students and MUN teams!

For athletics, you may have heard our middle school students playing basketball in the gym or seen our high school students playing soccer on the field. Both of these things mean that season 3 has begun! Season 3 is one of my personal favorite seasons since it also means that spring is here. I look forward to seeing our students compete and am so proud that our coaches not only teach sports, but character as well. Our athletes learn valuable lessons like teamwork, selflessness, persistence, and good sportsmanship. I hope to see you cheering on our Eagles soon.

School Wide Announcements

Chinese Reading Month

Parents and Teachers Night Out

A fun evening of food, games, door prizes, and activities has been planned for later this month. Purchase your tickets for a great way to hang out with parents and teachers from our wonderful community.

Mark Your Calendars

Fine Arts Festival Concert: Saturday, March 16
_Spring Play: _ Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13

Divisional News


In the ECC, the students have been growing a lot academically and physically. Please check that the extra clothes you sent in at the beginning of the winter still fit your child as we move into spring.


Grades 1-5: Clubs begin on Monday. If you have questions about what club your child is in, since it has been a while since submitting the papers letting you know what club your child is in, please call Mrs. Wu.

Guidance Counselor

AP May 6-17 Study help: Click here
SAT: March 9 – Sign up here. Check email for specific details.
Grade 10: March 12 PSAT 10. Check email for specific details.
Senior Presentations: June 3-5

House Points Total

Secondary House Points
Elementary House Points

What’s Happening at TIS

Date Event
Feb. 29 - Mar. 2 MUNTAI
Mar. 1-3 DIMUN
Mar. 7 TIS MS Basketball v Wellington
Mar. 8 Women's Day
ISCOT HS Badminton
Mar. 11 TIS HS Soccer v IST
Mar. 14 TIS MS Basketball v IST
Mar. 15 TIS HS Soccer v Wellington
Mar. 15-16 LifePlus Fine Arts Festival
Mar. 21 TIS MS Basketball v TEDA
Mar. 21-23 Senior Departure Seminar
Mar. 23 ISCOT HS Badminton Tournament
Mar. 29 Quarter 3 Ends

Lunch Menu – March 4 - March 8

Day Menu
Monday Hotdogs. French Fries. Roast Duck Breast. Tomato, Cauliflower, & Egg. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today’s Noodles: Beef Noodle in Clear Soup.
Tuesday Lemon Grilled Chicken with Yogurt. Fried Fish Fillets. Spicy Potato Slices. Celery & Egg. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today’s Noodles: Spicy Beef Noodle.
Wednesday Pizza. Chicken Nuggets. Braised Beef. Stir-fried Green Vegetables. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Japanese Soup-Stock Noodles.
Thursday Lasagna. Fried Pork Chops. Spicy Chicken. Sautéed Green Vegetables with Scallion Oil. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Beef Noodle in Yellow Soup.
Friday Chili. Potato Chips. Bai Ji Mo (Chinese burger). Shredded Potato & Green Pepper. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Braised Beef Noodle.

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