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PTO Easter Parent Tea

Wednesday 21 March, 10am. Come and hear more from Dan from Farm Fresh Plus and do some Easter decorating!

 

TIS Recipe Book 

we’d love to put together a TIS cookbook with all of your favorite recipes. If you have a recipe that you would like to submit, please send it by email to Kristen.McCurdy@ldichina.com.

 

More PTO Cooking classes coming in April. Watch this space for more information!

 

ISC Music Festival ~ 23th & 24th March

This year, we will have a Band director of 26 years of experience from Montgomery, Alabama as our iSC Fine Arts Festival Band Director.  His name is Ron Pence.  Accompanying him will be his percussion instructor, Darren Holbrooks.  Our Choir director will be Matt Gaines.  A previous choir director of TIS.  Click the links to read about them.

 

Talent Benefit Concert!

 

Scholastic Book Club Order

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. We are pleased to announce a Scholastic book order for March! Please go over the flyers that your child takes home next week to choose good fit books together as a family. Then turn in your order form with the EXACT CHANGE in an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it by Thursday, March 22. Your orders are estimated to arrive around the beginning of May.

 

Weekly AQI/PM2.5 Readings

  • Outside Average Reading = 128 / 47
  • Inside Average Reading =  39 / 9

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This Week in Pictures

 

No Classes for ECC

On March 16, there will be no classes for ECC students only. The teachers will be working on student report cards and portfolios.

 

TIS Summit

On March 12, TIS will be hosting a meeting organized by the Olive Tree Development Center in Singapore. The trainers will share about effective strategies when managing children with learning and developmental disabilities. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the development of children and how we can better meet their needs.

  • Date : March 12, 2018
  • Time : 9:00am – 11:30am
  • Location : TIS ECC Music and Movement Room
  • Register : (022) 8391-0900 ext 370
  • Cost : Free

 

ECC Conferences

There will be no classes ECC-Grade 12 on Thursday, March 29, for optional parent/teacher conferences. If you would like to schedule a conference with your child’s teacher, please contact Mrs. Dong at ext. 370. The teacher may request a conference as well, and Mrs. Dong will notify you if that is the case. You may bring your child along, and we will arrange childcare in the Tree House for ECC-aged children and younger siblings.

 

Scholastic Book Club Order

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. We are pleased to announce a Scholastic book order for March! Please go over the flyers that your child takes home next week to choose good fit books together as a family. Then turn in your order form with the EXACT CHANGE in an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it by Thursday, March 22. Your orders are estimated to arrive around the beginning of May.

March Madness

Our library is hosting March Reading Madness during student library times. This year’s featured author is Eric Carle, most famous for his book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a children’s picture book designed, illustrated, and written by him. His distinctive collage illustrations in his books make him a unique author and the activities we do during March in the library should be informative and fun! Talk with your child about their March library activities and encourage them to read some of Eric’s books!

 

Scholastic Book Club Order – Due March 22

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. We are pleased to announce a Scholastic book order for March! Please go over the flyers that your child takes home next week to choose good fit books together as a family. Then turn in your order form with the EXACT CHANGE in an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it by Thursday, March 22. Your orders are estimated to arrive around the beginning of May.

 

Speech Meet – March 14-16

The students are preparing for the annual Elementary Speech Meet. This is an event that all Elementary students take part in, as a way to develop their public speaking skills. The classroom Speech Meets will occur this Wednesday through Friday, March 14th – 16th. The winners of the class Speech Meets – the top 2 students in each category- will have the opportunity to participate in the Speech Meet Celebration the morning of Wednesday, March 28th.

 

Super Saturday Soccer  Coaches Needed!

We are preparing for our spring Super Saturday Soccer season and we are currently looking for coaches. If you would be interested in coaching a team, please contact Ms. Barsalou (danibeth.barsalou@tiseagles.com) by Friday, March 9th. We need coaches for boys and girls teams in both age brackets: 1st – 2nd grade (9:00-10:00 a.m.) and 3rd – 5th grade (10:00-11:00 a.m.). Super Saturday Soccer is scheduled for the following dates: April 14th, April 21st, April 28th, May 5th.

 

TIS Summit – March 12

On March 12, 2018, TIS will be hosting a meeting organized by the Olive Tree Development Center in Singapore. The trainers will share about effective strategies when managing children with learning and developmental disabilities. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the development of children and how we can better meet their needs.

  • Date : March 12, 2018
  • Time : 9:00am – 11:30am
  • Location : TIS ECC Music and Movement Room
  • Register : (022) 8391-0900 ext 370
  • Cost : Free

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences – March 29

Our third quarter Parent-Teacher conferences on March 29th are by request only. If your child’s teacher would like to meet with you, you will be contacted by the school. If you would like to meet with a teacher, please contact Sunny Zhang at 8371-0900 ext. 315 or sunny.zhang@tiseagles.com.

 

Parent Supervision

Students are allowed to use school playgrounds after school, but please remember that parents are responsible for their children at that time.

Basketball Tomorrow!

Tomorrow our middle school basketball players will be participating in the ISCOT Basketball Exchange. The girls will be at TIS, the boys at IST. Let’s wish them well and you are encouraged to watch the games!

 

ISCOT Chorale Festival

To clarify the information given during the Principal’s Coffee last Wednesday, the ISCOT Chorale Festival, held at TIS on April 11th, will involve grades 5-8.

 

End of the Quarter

The Quarter is quickly coming to an end. Parents are encouraged to check PowerSchool and discuss student progress with their children. Encourage your children to talk to their teachers if they have questions or need to improve their performance.

 

MS House Soccer Competition

This annual event will begin soon. It is held after lunch over a series of days, starting about 11:40 and ending at 12:15. Parents are welcome to come and cheer on their favorite House!

 

Scholastic Book Club Order

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. We are pleased to announce a Scholastic book order for March! Please go over the flyers that your child takes home next week to choose good fit books together as a family. Then turn in your order form with the EXACT CHANGE in an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it by Thursday, March 22. Your orders are estimated to arrive around the beginning of May.

 

MUNISC

We wish our students well as they represent us and themselves at the MUNISC competition in Qingdao. We will be sending about forty students, and look forward to hearing about their experience. Please remind these students to speak with their teachers about missing class and completing the work they will miss.

 

ISC Fine Arts Festival

We look forward to seeing the completed work that so many students are working on right now. If you can, please join us on Saturday, March 24th for this event.

 

Coming Events

  • End of 3rd Quarter: Please note that the end of the 3rd Quarter is March 23rd.
  • Spring Break:Spring Break is three weeks from now.

 

AP Exams

As students are challenged to learn material at this advanced level, please encourage them in their struggle. AP courses take a significant amount of work, but remember that our teachers are prepared and excited to help your student. Before your child becomes overwhelmed with the challenge, please encourage them to speak with their teacher about extra assistance. AP students asking their teachers for extra help is a normal routine for AP courses.

 

Scholastic Book Club Order

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. We are pleased to announce a Scholastic book order for March! Please go over the flyers that your child takes home next week to choose good fit books together as a family. Then turn in your order form with the EXACT CHANGE in an envelope with your child’s name and homeroom on it by Thursday, March 22. Your orders are estimated to arrive around the beginning of May.

 

Counselor’s Corner

We are pleased to announce that Tianjin International School will be welcoming both SoGang University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University onto its campus next week. Please see below for visit details.

  • SoGang University – March 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Choir Room
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University – March 15, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Choir Room

*Bussing will not be provided to the event, but parents and students may leave on the 4:45 PM buses.

If you wish to learn more about each of these distinguished institutions, please join us next week.

 

Athletics Announcement

Season 3 Athletics have begun and we are excited about the High School Soccer teams and the Middle School Basketball teams.  For this current season in total we have 3 high school soccer teams and three middle school basketball teams.  As the teams begin practices and preparation for the season we want to remind you that you are always welcome as a parent or fan to jump on the bus with us and come watch your children play.

 

Upcoming MS Basketball Schedule

  • Tuesday, March 13th
    • MS Basketball Practices
  • Thursday, March 15th
    • U13 Boys Away Game at IST
    • U14 Boys and Girls Home Games vs. TEDA
    • U12 Girls Practice
  • Saturday, March 17th
    • ISAC MS Basketball Exchanges
      • U12 Girls at BCIS
      • U14 Boys at BCIS
      • U14 Girls at CISB
      • U13 Boys at DCB
  • Tuesday, March 20th
    • MS Basketball Practices
  • Thursday, March 22nd
    • U13 and U14 Boys Home Games vs. IST
    • U12 and U14 Girls Away Games at IST

 

Upcoming HS Soccer Schedule

  • Monday, March 12th
    • HS Soccer Practices
  • Tuesday, March 13th
    • JV Mens Soccer Practice
  • Wednesday, March 14th
    • Varsity Ladies Soccer Practice
    • Varsity Mens Away Game at TEDA
      • Bus will leave TIS at 2:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 16th
    • HS Soccer Practice
  • Monday, March 19th
    • Varsity Mens Home Game vs. IST
    • JV Mens and Varsity Ladies Away Game vs. IST
  • Tuesday, March 20th
    • JV Mens Soccer Practice
  • Wednesday, March 21st
    • Varsity Mens and Ladies Soccer Practice
  • Friday, March 23rd
    • No HS Soccer Practice due to ISC Fine Arts Festival

important-dates

Mar.10 SAT
Mar. 14 – 18 AMIS HS Honor Band & Orch.
Mar. 14 – 16 Elementary Classroom Speech Meets
Mar. 15 – 18 BEIMUN
Mar. 15 – 17 MUNISC, QD
Mar. 16 No Classes at ECC

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