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From the Admissions Office

TIS is now accepting applications for the Second Semester.  If you have other children who wish to apply or friends who are interested in applying to TIS, please contact Admissions to schedule a test.

 

Christmas Bazaar Tickets Pre-selling

TIS Christmas Charity Bazaar is quickly approaching. Come to TIS for a fun Saturday on December 9th to get ready for Christmas!
You can purchase tickets (please try to bring the exact change!) at the gate or pre-purchase them at TIS. Official pre-selling has started last Wednesday (November 22) during Principals’ Coffee. Every person attending the event (including children) is required to purchase a ticket. The price is 10RMB per ticket, and it will be donated to charitable causes. Looking forward to a great time at the Bazaar!

Christmas Charity Bazaar – Saturday, 9th December

Band & Choir Concerts

The MS and HS Bands & Choirs are putting together a great collection of songs for your entertainment. Below is the Bussing Schedule and program for the concerts.

Busses will leave 20 minutes after the concert has concluded.

 

 

TIS Secondary Drama – Narnia

Showtimes: Dec 8th 7:00pm 
                    Dec 9th at 2:30 & 7:30pm
Tickets: 30 rmb / person
Purchase tickets at: TIS (天津思锐国际学校)
                                Trolley Bar & Grill (乔尼西餐厅)
                                 All Seasons Hotel (全季酒店)
Join us on December 8th and 9th for the ultimate family fun escape as we enter the world of Narnia where love, courage, imagination and magic conquer all! The land behind the wardrobe door where animals talk, trees can walk, a white witch covers the landscape with snow and where a mighty lion rescues you whenever you get into trouble. C.S. Lewis’ first tale of Narnia is loved by children and adults the world over and now comes to vibrant life on the stage at TIS this December. Just open the door. You’ll never believe what you’ll find.

 

A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE PTO

We raised nearly 4000 RMB from our cake and bake sale last week and 3200 RMB from the sale of Vogmasks. Thank you so much for your support. We are are most grateful for your support towards our climbing wall safety equipment.

 

Weekly AQI/PM2.5 Readings

  • Outside Average Reading = 146 / 54
  • Inside Average Reading = 41 / 10

 

 

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ECC Christmas Celebration ‘The Treasure of Christmas’

Come celebrate with us! The program will be held on Thursday, December 14th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. During the first part, your child will perform in the auditorium. During the second part, you and your child can experience a Christmas celebration, filled with different activities that reflect the true meaning of Christmas. Your child should wear black or dark blue clothing for this event.

Children should be dropped off in the ECC lobby at 6:30 p.m., and the teachers will help them get dressed. After you drop off your child, you may go to the auditorium to wait for the performance to begin.

Information about bussing will be available soon.

 

No Classes At ECC

There will be no classes at the ECC on Friday, December 15th for teacher report writing.

 

Treehouse Playgroup

The last day of the Treehouse Playgroup for this semester is December 20th. The Treehouse Playgroup will resume January 10, 2018.

Wednesday Bus Information:

  • 9:10 a.m YG100 – 9:20 a.m. Aocheng – 9:35 a.m. HYCZ – 9:40 a.m. BDHT – TIS
  • 9:15 a.m. Olympic Towers — 9:25 a.m. Ai Ming Hospital – TIS
  • 1:00 p.m. Return

 

 

Thank You!

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for Elementary Parent Day. We hope you enjoyed your time in your child’s classroom. Thank you for supporting our elementary program.

 

Maker Club – Last Day Friday (Dec. 1) & Monday (Dec. 4)

For students in Maker Club on Fridays, today (Dec. 1) will be the last day of club. If your child is in Maker Club on Mondays, this coming Monday (Dec. 4) will be the last day of Maker club.

 

Last Day of After School Activities – Friday, Dec. 8th

The last day of after school activities for this quarter is Friday, December 8th.

 

Help Needed! – 2nd Semester After School Activities

It is time to begin preparing for 2nd semester after school activities. If you are interested in helping with a club or you know someone who is, please let us know by contacting Sunny Zhang (x310 or sunny.zhang@tiseagles.com). Thank you!

 

Winter Weather

There is definitely a winter chill in the air! During these colder months we will be following the policy below to determine whether or not students can take part in outdoor activities. It is important for your child to have a coat, hat and gloves at school each day for when they are able to go outside and play!

 

Cold Weather Policy

If the real feel or wind chill is below 10 degrees Fahrenheit/-12 degrees Celsius, the children will not go outside to play. The principal or secretary will check http://www.accuweather.com/en-us/cn/tianjin/tianjin/quick-look.aspx?cityid=106780 for the current temperature.

 

Christmas Concert – Thursday, Dec. 21st

Elementary children will be presenting a Christmas concert on Thursday, December 21st at 7 pm in the auditorium. Students will need to report to their designated locations by 6:30 pm. The students are to wear a white shirt (without writing), black pants, dark socks and dark shoes for the concert. This will be a great opportunity to see what the students have been learning in music class this year! Come and enjoy our beautiful Christmas stories told through music! Merry Christmas!

Fall Play

Please come to support the many middle school students participating in this year’s fall production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. The performances are on the Friday and Saturday of December 8th and 9th.  

 

Christmas Concert

Our students have been working hard to prepare an excellent exhibition of their musical talent this semester. The Middle School Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, December 15th at 7p.m. in the school auditorium.

Help us look our best for the Middle School Christmas Concert:

All Middle School students need to wear their “concert uniform” for their performance on December 15th. This includes:

  • For Boys: White dress shirt (no writing or pictures), black tie, black pants, black belt, black shoes, and black socks.  (blue, grey, and other colors are not acceptable)
  • For Girls: White dress shirt or blouse (no writing or pictures), black pants or skirt, black shoes, and black socks/stockings/nylons.  (blue, grey, and other colors are not acceptable)

Note: For girls’ skirts, please make sure they are long enough to be modest when the child is sitting down.

 

Final Exams

Middle school final exams will be held on December 21 and 22.

  • 6th Grade: No Exams
  • 7th Grade: English and Math Exams (early dismissal on Friday, Dec. 22)
  • 8th Grade: English, Science, Math and Chinese Exams (Early dismissal on Thursday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 22)

There is no lunch provided for students taking exams.

 

It Is Getting Colder…

As the weather continues to get colder, please help our students make wise choices in their attire. It is also helpful for many of our students to have a sweater or warmer shirt to put on when they feel chilly. This will help them stay comfortable and focused on their learning.

 

Middle School Christmas Party

All middle school students are invited to our annual middle school Christmas Party to be held after final exams on Friday, December 22. We will eat lunch together, play games and celebrate the Christmas season. Busses will be provided for students to go home at 3:30. The party is optional (but highly encouraged) and a permission form will be sent out as we get closer to the date.

 

Be sure to contact the Admissions office if you are planning on leaving TIS at the end of the semester. This is to allow teachers to help students with their transition out of TIS as well as to inform the school that you will need student transcripts at an early time.

 

 

High School Drama

Please join us in supporting our students in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.” Mrs. Way has done a fantastic job at preparing the cast and the stage for a promising show. We look forward to seeing you there.
   

High School Christmas Concert

Our annual Christmas concert will be held on December 16th. We are looking forward to a joyful evening, appreciating the diligent efforts that have been put into this evening filled with music.

 

Semester Ends

The end of the semester is fast approaching on December 22nd. Exams will begin on December 20th, so please mark your calendars and being preparing.

 

Leaving Students

We hope that this doesn’t include you, but if you are planning on leaving at the end of this semester, please contact admissions as soon as possible.

 

TIS Athletic Results

Saturday, November 25th – ISCOT Elementary Ping Pong Results

  • Div 1 Girls – 1st Place from TIS – Joy
  • 3rd Grade Boys – 1st Place from TIS – Tony
  • 3rd Grade Boys – 3rd Place from TIS – Yoo Hun
  • 4th Grade Boys – 3rd Place from TIS – Cameron

Saturday, November 25th – HS Basketball Tri-Match Results

  • Varsity Ladies vs. IST: Won 40-16
  • Varsity Ladies vs. BCIS: Lost 16-43
  • JV Mens vs. IST: Lost 18-45
  • JV Mens vs. BCIS: 21-28
  • Varsity Mens vs. Falcons: Lost 32-68
  • Varsity Mens vs. BISS: Won 53-24
  • Varsity Mens vs. BCIS: Won 51-43

Monday, November 27th – HS Basketball

  • JV Mens vs. Wellington: Won 18-15
  • Tuesday, November 28th – MS Volleyball
  • U14 Girls  vs. IST: Won 2-1 (25:18, 16:25, 15:12)
  • U14 Boys vs. IST: Won 2-0 (25:12, 28:26)

Wednesday, November 29th – HS Basketball

  • Varsity Ladies vs. TEDA: Won 20-11
  • Varsity Mens vs. TEDA: Won 44-34

 

Upcoming MS Volleyball Schedule

Tuesday, December 5th

  • U14 Girls Practice
  • U14 Boys Home Game vs. Wellington
    • Game will start at approximately 3:50
    • Students will ride the normal 5:10 busses home after the game

Thursday, December 7th

  • MS Volleyball Practice

Tuesday, December 12th

  • MS Volleyball Practice

Thursday, December 19th

  • U14 Girls Practice
  • U14 Boys Home Game vs. Wellington
    • Game will start at approximately 3:50
    • Students will ride the normal 5:10 busses home after the game

 

Upcoming HS Basketball Schedule

Monday, December 4th

  • HS Basketball Practice

Wednesday, December 6th

  • HS Basketball Practice

Friday, December 8th

  • HS Basketball Practice

Monday, December 11th

  • Varsity Ladies Practice
  • Varsity Mens Home Game vs. Wellington
    • Game will start at 3:50 p.m.
    • Athletes will ride the normal 5:10 busses home after the game
  • JV Mens Away Game at Maple Leaf
    • Team bus will leave TIS at 2:30 p.m.
    • Team will depart Wellington at approximately 5:15 p.m.
    • Drop Off Order will be: Maple Leaf – AC – BDHT

Wednesday, December 13th

  • Varsity Mens and Ladies Away Games
    • Varsity Mens against TEDA
    • Varsity Ladies against Maple Leaf
    • Both teams will ride the same bus.
    • Team bus will leave TIS at 2:30 p.m.
    • Team bus will depart TEDA at approximately 5:15 p.m.
    • Drop Off Order: TEDA – BDHT – HYCZ – AC – YG100
  • JV Mens Practice

Friday, December 15th

  • HS Basketball Practice

important-dates

 

 

December 7 Admissions Test Day
Dec. 2 SAT
Dec. 8 HS Drama/Musical
Dec. 9 HS Drama/Musical
Dec. 9 TIS VEX Robotics Competition
Dec. 9 SAT

PTO

Wednesday Bus Schedule for Parents

9:10 am YG100 — 9:20 am Aocheng — 9:35 am HYCZ — 9:40 am BDHT —— TIS

9:25 am Olympic Towers —— TIS

Return bussing to same locations at 1:00 pm. Meet in the front of the TIS main entrance.

 

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