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Eagle's Nest

March 29, 2024

Principal's Pen

ECC & Elementary

Dear Parents,

It was great to have so many dads join us for Doughnuts with Dad’s. What a joy to see our students with their dads outside playing and enjoying a doughnut together. This is a long-standing tradition at TIS that always builds great memories. We are excited to add a special day with moms coming up in May. Partnering with parents is such a joy and a great way to enhance students’ connection between home and school which promotes student learning.

Another great way to partner with parents is through parent teacher conferences. If you would like to schedule a parent conference with your child’s teacher, please contact Mrs. Wu at ext. 370. Next year, we will be making some changes to the way that conferences are done so please look for more information about this to come out in the fall.

Have a great Spring Break!

Miss Barsalou


Dear Parents,

Quarter three is in the books, and what a great quarter it was. Students had opportunities to learn both in the classroom and in our plethora of co-curricular activities. In January, our high school students traveled to Sichuan and dazzled the science fair judges with their experiments. The next week, TIS hosted the LifePlus High School Basketball Tournament. This is one of my personal favorite events of the year. Teams from all of our six other schools competed for first place in our gym.

We kicked off February with an incredible China Day, showcasing our talented students and dedication of our teachers. February meant hosting another competition. This time it was VEX Robotics. Over 20 teams from several schools from all over the country arrived on our campus. The ingenuity and creative designs of our student-made robots was incredible. Then, our MUN students had the opportunity to travel to Yantai and participate there. Several of our students were either recognized as stand-out delegates or served in a leadership capacity as a chair.

In March, TIS hosted the Principals and Heads of School from our LifePlus system for a couple days of professional development and growth. Lastly, our seniors traveled to Wuhan for Senior Departure Seminar. This seminar was focused on binding connection and preparing for transition. Our students were encouraged and challenged through keynote speakers and a panel of experienced Third Culture Kids to begin planning how they will manage the huge life change they all will experience. It’s not easy to graduate and move into the next stage of life. I’m grateful TIS equips our seniors and walks beside them so they can continue to succeed once they walk across the stage and into the future.

When we return after break, I’m excited to have Parent Teacher Conferences on April 12. Middle School students have been hard at work during their advisory times, preparing to present evidence of their learning to their parents on this day. All middle schoolers will be required to come to school to give this brief presentation. Mrs. Zhao has scheduled all of these appointments and will be reaching out shortly to notify all middle school students and their parents when you will come to school.

High school parents are encouraged to reach out to the High School Secretary to arrange a meeting with individual teachers. This will be a great day for students to reflect on their learning and for teachers and parents to continue partnering together in student education.

I hope you have a blessed Spring Break and special time with your family.

School Wide Announcements

Spring Break

We hope you enjoy the break, and we’ll see students back on Monday, April 8.

Documentation updates

With spring trips coming up, please ensure your child’s documentation details, such as passport and visa, are up to date. Please email with updated details.

Parent and teacher conferences

Conferences will be held on Friday, April 12.

Divisional News

ECC & Elementary

As we continue through spring, where the weather is cool in the morning and warm in the afternoons, please send your child in layers so that they can stay warm and not overheat on the same day.

Guidance Counselor

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What’s Happening at TIS

Date Event
Mar. 29 Quarter 3 Ends
Apr. 1-5 Spring Break
Apr. 8 Quarter 4 Starts
Apr. 10 TIS HS Soccer v TEDA
Apr. 12 Parent Teacher Conferences
Apr. 12-13 Spring Play
Apr. 13 ISCOT HS Soccer
ISCOT MS Basketball
Apr. 18-20 LifePlus HS Soccer in Wuhan
Apr. 24 Principals' Coffee
Apr. 25-27 LifePlus MS Basketball in Chengdu
Apr. 26 ISCOT Elementary Soccer

Lunch Menu – April 8 - April 12

Day Menu
Monday Chicken Sandwich. French Fries. Moo Shoo Pork & Shrimp. Diced Potatoes. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today’s Noodles: Wonton Noodle.
Tuesday Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce. Oden. Stir-fried Assorted Vegetables (Cauliflower, Carrot, Cabbage). Fried Pork Chops. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today’s Noodles: Beef Noodle in Clear Soup.
Wednesday Pizza. Spring Rolls. Curry Beef. Blanched Chinese Vegetables. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Braised Beef Noodle.
Thursday Spaghetti. Garlic Bread. BBQ Chicken Wings. Sautéed Broccoli. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Noodles with Sliced Beef.
Friday Chili. Corn Bread. Chinese-style Meatball (Pork) & Fried Hard-Boiled Eggs. Stir-fried Baby Cabbage & Glass Noodles. Rice. Fresh Fruit.
Today's Noodles: Satay Beef Noodle.

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