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International Day – Friday, 12th October

This year’s focus country is New Zealand, Please mark your calendar for our Annual International Day, when classes stop to celebrate our cultural diversity here within our TIS Community.  

This is achieved by:

  • Wearing clothes from either your own country or from a country of your own choosing.  This includes the whole TIS community, so parents, teachers and students alike are encouraged to visually show off their country.
  • Making your favourite food to share from your own country
    • Traditionally, our Chinese, Japanese and Korean mums have made scrumptious dishes from their respective countries.
    • All the other countries mums contribute too with varying desserts and /or pastries.
  • Any form of cultural entertainment which highlights your country, and its culture, e.g. dancing, singing, instrumental piece, martial arts.

So if you are a singer, dancer, musician, know martial arts or, please do contact Mrs. Williams ~ dawn.williams@tiseagles.com

 

Special Request:  In honour of our focus country, there will be a Haka.  This is a traditional Maori dance which you may have seen if you watch Rugby.  The NZ team, the All Blacks perform this dance before every game.

Hope that you will indeed be interested in learning this well-known Maori tradition.  

We are looking for additional people, and invite both parents and students alike to come and learn the Haka and experience a little piece of the Maori culture.  Please do contact Mrs. Williams.

 

Weekly AQI/PM2.5 Readings

  • Outside Average Reading =  158 / 72
  • Inside Average Reading = 8  /  2

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This Week in Pictures

 

3:30 Dismissal Next Monday

Please note that all students will go home on the 3:30 bus on Monday afternoon so that teachers can attend a meeting. Thanks!

 

Learning about Safety

For the past four weeks, we have been learning about safety in our weekly assemblies.  The topics so far have included:

  •      Fire safety
  •      What to do if you get lost
  •      The Ask First principle
  •      Safe Touches

Ask your child what they have been learning and see how much they remember!

 

ECC Kick-Off Event

Next Friday, ECC students will participate in a Kick-Off Event and have a picnic lunch in the soccer field. All students will need to bring in a home lunch on this day. Please join us for this event.

 

After School Play Time

For safety reasons, we ask that ECC parents and students are not in the elementary playground area at 3:30 p.m. when the school buses depart. Please remain in the ECC or the main lobby if you need to stay after school. The ECC lobby is open after school until 4:00 p.m. with parents supervising their children during that time.

 

Upcoming Dates

  • September 24th – No School
  • September 28th – Half Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Teachers will be participating in different trainings to help better meet the needs of our students.

 

Tree House

Wednesday Bus Information:

  • 9:15 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

3:30 Dismissal Next Monday

Please note that all students will go home on the 3:30 bus on Monday afternoon so that teachers can attend a meeting. Thanks!

 

After School Clubs

Elementary After School Clubs will start next week. Due to an all staff meeting, all clubs and level classes will be cancelled on Monday, September 17th. All students will go home on the 3:30 bus. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Clubs will resume on Tuesday, September 18th.

 

Elementary Kick-Off Event

Next Friday, elementary students will participate in a Kick-Off Event and have a picnic lunch in the soccer field. All students will need to bring in a home lunch on this day. Please join us for this event.

 

Super Saturday Soccer

We are excited to have our SSS program starting, September 22nd! Thank you to the many individuals who have volunteered their time to help organize and coach SSS this year. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Barsalou at danibeth.barsalou@tiseagles.com

 

Upcoming Dates

  • September 24th – No School
  • September 28th – Half Day. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Teachers will be participating in different trainings to help better meet the needs of our students.

3:30 Dismissal Next Monday

Please note that all students will go home on the 3:30 bus on Monday afternoon so that teachers can attend a meeting. Thanks!

 

Fall Camp

Middle School will be leaving for Fall Camp from school on September 19th and returning on September 21st. We will be traveling to YangLiuQing and will have a busy program of team building, leadership development and learning about ourselves and others. A letter was sent out to parents recently about this event, please refer to it for more information. All passports need to be collected with current visas for a child to participate.

 

Soccer

All are encouraged to come to cheer on our TIS Athletics! The students need the support and it is great fun seeing them perform on the field.

 

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, September 24th is Mid Autumn Festival. There will be no school on that day.
  • Friday, September 28th will be a half day of instruction with dismissal at 11:30.

 

This Week:

  • 3:30 Dismissal on Monday (Sept. 17)

Please note that all students will go home on the 3:30 bus on Monday afternoon so that teachers can attend a meeting. Thanks!

  • Fall Camp

Fall camp has arrived! Seniors will be leaving on Tuesday, September 18th, and the rest of the grades will follow on Wednesday, September 19th. We look forward to this great time with the students as it serves as a foundational part of our school year. A special thank you to Mr. Luman and Mr. Sickler for the work they have invested into this event.

 

Next Week:

  • Moon Festival: School will be closed September 24th for the Moon Festival.
  • Early Release: Please note that all students will be dismissed from school at 11:30 on Friday, September 28th for Staff Professional Development time.

 

Looking Ahead:

  • National Day Holiday: There will be no school October 1 – October 5 for the National Day Holiday.
  • Spirit Week: The first week after the National Day Holiday is our high school spirit week. The dates are from the October 8 – 12. Please be looking for more information about those days.

 

Counselor’s Corner

Meet the Guidance Counselors

Hi, my name is Mrs. Fagerland!

About me:

  • Mom of 4!  
  • My hobbies are reading, walking and learning new recipes.
  • I love learning new things and consider myself a lifelong learner.

 

Hi, my name is Mrs. Vaughan!

About me:

  • Bubble tea!
  • Traveling to new places and eating local cuisine
  • Passion to innovate and  improve school supports
  • Baby due in November. Boy or girl?

 

PSAT

On October 10, 2018, all tenth and eleventh grade students will be taking the PSAT at school.  A PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide was sent home last week.  This guide contains helpful information for how to best succeed at the test as well as provides a practice exam to take.  We highly recommend that your child takes the practice exam as it is the best way to prepare for the exam in October.

Please do not hesitate to contact the guidance office at counselor@tiseagles.com if you have any questions.

Athletics

Season 1 of TIS Athletics is underway and we are excited for the High School Volleyball and Middle School Soccer Seasons.  All High School and Middle School students are welcome to play sports at TIS.

High School Volleyball Results:

  • Varsity Ladies vs. IST: Won 3-1 (25-22, 25-12, 11-25, 25-21)
  • Varsity Ladies vs. TEDA: Lost 2-3 (25-15, 25-18, 9-25, 18-25, 10-15)
  • Varsity Men vs. IST: Lost 0-3 (14-25, 21-25, 20-25)
  • Varsity Men vs. TEDA: Lost 1-3 (20-25, 20-25, 25-20, 24-26)

Middle School Soccer Results:

  • U14 Boys vs. Wellington: Lost 1-3
  • U14 Girls vs. Wellington: Won 2-0

ISAC Boys Soccer Exchange:

  • U14 Boys vs. BSB: Lost 0-3
  • U14 Boys vs. WAB: Lost 2-4
  • U14 Boys vs. BIBA: Won 4-2
  • U14 Boys vs. ISB: Lost 0-3

 

ISAC Girls Soccer Exchange:

  • U14 Girls vs.  BCIS: Lost 0-1
  • U14 Girls vs. CISB: Lost 0-2
  • U14 Girls vs. THIS: Lost 0-2
  • U14 Boys vs. TEDA: Tied 3-3

 

Important High School Volleyball Dates:

  • Saturday, September 15th
    • ISCOT HS Volleyball Tournaments
      • Mens Volleyball at TIS
      • Ladies Volleyball at IST
  • Monday, September 17th – HS Volleyball Practice
  • Wednesday and Friday, September 19th and 21st – No Volleyball Practice due to Fall Camps
  • Monday, September 24th – No HS Volleyball Practice
  • Wednesday, September 26th
    • Mens and Ladies Home Volleyball Games vs. Wellington
    • Game will start at approximately 3:50 p.m.
    • Teams will ride the 5:10 busses home after the games

 

Important MS Soccer Dates:

  • Tuesday, September 18th
    • Boys and Girls Home Games vs. TEDA
  • Thursday, September 20th – MS Soccer Practice
  • Saturday, September 22nd
    • ISCOT MS Soccer Tournaments at IST
    • TIS Boys and Girls Soccer Teams will Attend
  • Tuesday, September 25th
    • U14 Boys and Girls Soccer Away Games at Wellington
    • Bus will leave TIS at 3:25 p.m.
    • Bus will depart Wellington at approximately 5:15 p.m.
    • Bus will drop off in the following order: Wellington – YG100 – AC – HYCZ – BDHT
  • Thursday, September 27th
    • U14 Girls Soccer Home Game vs. IST
      • Game will begin at 3:50 p.m.
      • Student-athletes will ride the normal 5:10 busses home.
    • U14 Boys Soccer Away Game at IST
      • Bus will leave TIS at 3:25 p.m.
      • Bus will depart IST at approximately 5:15 p.m.
      • Drop Off Order will be IST – BDHT – HYCZ – AC – YG100

We want to invite you to come out to the soccer field or into the gymnasium to cheer on our TIS Athletics teams as they compete in soccer and volleyball against the various teams in Tianjin and Beijing.

 

GO EAGLES!

Mr. Nicholas Strong

TIS Athletic Director

important-dates

Sept. 15 ISCOT U19 Volleyball Tournaments
Sept. 15 ISCOT U14 Soccer Exchange
Sept. 19 – 21 Secondary Fall Camps
Sept. 24 Moon Festival
Sept. 28 Half-day PD (11:30 Dismissal)
Oct. 1-5 National Day Holiday

PTO

All PTO Classes will start from next week.  The Timetable is as follows:
Tuesday:
  • 13:30-15:00 Dance Class (ECC Music Room)
Wednesday:
  • 9:00-10:00 Parent-child Classes (Library Classroom near the Landing)
  • 10:00-11:00 English (Library classroom near the Landing)
  • 11:00-12:00  Chinese in Korean (The Hub)
  • 13:30-15:00 Fitness class (ECC Music Classroom)
There is an extra charge for dance and Fitness classes if you sign up for a half-year course. The cost is 200 yuan per class, based on the number of people in the class to average this cost.
For any further enquiries, please send email to PTO@tiseagles.com.
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