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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 on Dec. 7.

 

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 will start this upcoming 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

Looking for performers, e.g. singers, dancers, musicians, etc. for the Christmas Charity Bazaar Programme.  All performances ought to be “Christmas Themed,” please.  If interested, please do contact Mrs. Dawn Williams @ dwilliams@tiseagles.com.

 

Tianjin International School Science Fair

Come join our students as they present their TIS Science Fair projects on Friday, December 1st!  Winners to be announced during assembly.  And don’t worry if you miss the presentations, the boards will be left on display for several days in the hallway leading to the cafeteria for you to view.  Go Science!

 

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.

 

PTO Cakes and Bakes Sale

On Wednesday 22nd November between 11:15 and 12:45 we shall be having a big cakes and bakes sale in aid of safety equipment for the rock climbing wall. Please bring some bakes to sell and ensure that your child brings in some money to purchase some treats!

 

Vogmask

From our Nurse:

I want to encourage all of you to not miss out on this great opportunity to buy a Vogmask!  We can’t control the pollution levels, but we can do our best to protect ourselves and our precious children.  Two years ago I did some research and felt like the Vogmask was one of the best on the market—both for price and effectiveness.  I have worn one for two years and am VERY satisfied.  I wear it for daily use as well as for light exercise.  It’s a very comfortable mask and easy to clean.  Help your family and TIS by not letting this chance pass by!  Plus, you’ll enjoy being part of the new TIS fashion! 🙂

Jeanne Luman, RN

Vogmasks on sale on Wednesday 29th at TIS or pre-order using forms provided. 255 RMB each. Donation for each mask to PTO funds.

 

Mark your calendar for the BIGGEST SALE that has ever hit TIS!!  

The Hub is having a huge Pre-Thanksgiving Clearance Sale (American Thanksgiving) on Wednesday, 22nd November.  This is the same day as the Principal’s Coffee.

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This Week in Pictures

Donuts with Dad

Thanks to all of the Dads, Grandpas, and Uncles who came to have a donut on Monday. We had a fantastic time, and we were very thankful to see the children so happy to be playing with the significant men in their lives.

 

Calendar Reminder

Principal’s Coffee

We will have our second Principal’s Coffee on Wednesday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. to noon. Please come and see how our ECC students are learning and growing! The school cafeteria will serve a Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 22. The price will be the same as the normal school’s hot lunch (24 rmb). It will be so delicious! 

Half-Day

We will have a half-day of school on Thursday, November 23rd. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Enjoy this time of Thanksgiving with your family!

 

Class Assemblies

Please note the upcoming class assemblies. Parents of these classes are welcome to join from 8:30-8:50 a.m. in the Music and Movement Room of the ECC:

  • November 24 FC Dogwood Class
  • December 1 FC Kowhai Class

 

Upcoming – Mark your calendars!

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.

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

 

Treehouse Playgroup

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

 

 

Principal’s Coffee – Wednesday, Nov. 22nd

We will have our second Principal’s Coffee on Wednesday, November 22nd from 10 a.m. to noon. Come and learn about our elementary program and meet our new elementary principal! The school cafeteria will serve a Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 22. The price will be the same as the normal school’s hot lunch (24 rmb). It will be so delicious! 

 

Half-Day – Thursday, Nov. 23rd

We will have a half-day of school on Thursday, November 23rd. Students will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m., so lunch will not be provided. Enjoy this time of Thanksgiving with your family!

 

ISCOT Table Tennis Tournament – Saturday, Nov. 25th

TIS will host an ISCOT Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday, November 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We are excited to have 12 of our 3rd through 5th grade students representing TIS at the tournament.

 

Elementary Parent Day – Wednesday, Nov. 29th

On Wednesday, November 29th, parents will be invited into our elementary classrooms from 10  to 11a.m. Come and see what a regular school day looks like for your child.

 

2nd Semester After School Activities

It is time to begin preparing for 2nd Semester After School Activities. If you are interested in helping with or leading a club please contact Sunny Zhang (x310 or sunny.zhang@tiseagles.com) to notify us of your interest.

 

New Gym Floor!

We are excited to use our new gym floor, but we must take good care of it. Please help us by making sure that your child brings tennis shoes to school for PE.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the American holiday of Thanksgiving, on November 23rd, TIS will have an early dismissal. Classes will convene on November 24.

 

Knowledge Bowl 2017!

Knowledge Bowl is coming soon! Parents are invited to watch this year’s Knowledge Bowl Competition. The theme is “Winter Olympics” and the competition will span two days, November 21 and 22, from 11:45 until 12:20. It will be held in the Auditorium.

 

Principal’s Coffee

I hope to see you all on Wednesday, November 22, at the Secondary School Principal’s Coffee. Please contact the admissions office with questions you would like me to address during that time. The school cafeteria will serve a Thanksgiving meal on Wednesday, November 22. The price will be the same as the normal school’s hot lunch (24 rmb). It will be so delicious! 

 

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.  

 

Final Exams

Be aware that middle school final exams will be held on December 21 and 22.

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.

 

TIANMUN 

I want to send a special thank you to everyone involved in TIANMUN this past weekend. Particularly, I want to thank Mr. Jacob Way and Ms. Sherry Wang for the work they put into ensuring that this weekend would be a success. TIS was represented well, because of your diligent efforts.

 

 

Upcoming MS Schedule

  • Tuesday, November 21st – MS Volleyball Practice
  • Thursday, November 23rd – No Practice due to Thanksgiving Half Day
  • Tuesday, November 28th – U14 Boys and Girls Home Games vs. IST
  • Thursday, November 30th – Practice
  • Saturday, December 2nd – ISAC MS Volleyball Exchanges
    • U14 Girls Exchange at Harrow International School (HBJ)
    • U14 Boys Exchange at TIS

 

Upcoming HS Schedule

Monday, November 20th – HS Basketball Practice

Wednesday, November 22nd

  • Mens Varsity Practice
  • JV Mens and Varsity Ladies Away Games at TEDA
    • Busses will leave TIS at 2:30 p.m.
    • Busses will depart TEDA at approximately 5:15 p.m.
    • Drop Off Order: TEDA – BDHT – HYCZ – AC – YG100

Friday, November 24th – JV Mens and Varsity Ladies Practice

Saturday, November 24th – JV Mens and Varsity Ladies Tri-Matches at TIS

  • TIS teams will compete against BCIS and IST
  • TIS Mens and Ladies vs. IST – Game Time is 9:00 a.m.
  • TIS Mens and Ladies vs. BCIS – Game Time is 12:00 p.m.
  • Bus pickup and drop off times will be communicated by Mr. Strong to all players and parents.

Friday to Saturday, November 24th-25th – Varsity Mens Basketball Beijing Overnight Trip

  • Varsity Mens team will leave TIS at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24th
  • Teams will stay at the Citic Hotel near the Beijing Airport
  • Friday, November 24th games:
    • TIS vs. Dullwich College Beijing (DCB) – 4:30 p.m.
    • TIS vs. Falcons Club – 7:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 25th games:
    • TIS vs. BISS – 9:00 a.m.
    • TIS vs. BCIS – 10:30 a.m.
  • Return to Tianjin
    • Teams will leave Beijing at approximately 12:30 p.m.
    • Drop Off Order: BCIS – TIS School – BDHT – HYCZ – AC – YG100

Monday, November 27th

  • Varsity Mens and Ladies Home games vs. TEDA
  • JV Mens Basketball Practice

Wednesday, November 29th – HS Basketball Practice

Friday, December 1st – HS Basketball Practice

Saturday, December 2nd – ISCOT Basketball Exchanges

  • JV and Varsity Mens teams will compete on Saturday morning at IST
  • Varsity Ladies team will compete on Saturday afternoon at IST

important-dates

December 7 Admissions Test Day
Nov. 22 MS Knowledge Bowl
Nov. 22 Mid Quarter Reports
Nov. 22 Principal’s Coffee
Nov. 23 U.S. Thanksgiving Day
Nov. 23 Half-day of School
Nov. 25 TIS VEX Robotics Competition
Nov. 25 Riverside 66 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

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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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