Week of 5-10-21
School Wide News and Announcements
iSC Fine Arts Festival - May 21-22
The iSC Fine Arts Festival is just around the corner! Our 5 other schools in China will attend TIS for a weekend of music-making, acting, and other artistic creations. The culminating event is the iSC Festival Concert, held at the Tianjin Concert Hall on May 22. You can purchase your tickets now from the TIS Welcome Center!
Spring Concert - May 28
The TIS Spring Concert is nearly here! Please join us May 28 at 7p.m. for an evening of wonderful performances from our Middle and High School bands and choirs. We're looking forward to seeing their excellent performances.
TIS Elementary Spring Play - "The Drum"
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 14 for the TIS Elementary play, "The Drum". Elementary parents, be on the lookout for more information coming soon. We look forward to seeing our elementary students' fantastic performance.
Re-enrollment for the 2021-2022 School Year
Parents, please check your email inbox for the 2021-2022 School Year Re-enrollment Packet. Online re-enrollment through PowerSchool is now open and to take advantage of the early-bird discount make sure your child's enrollment deposit is paid by Friday, May 14, 2021.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the Admissions Office.
Stay up to date with what is happening at TIS - April to June Calendar
updated April 26
ECC Class Assemblies
updated May 12
Parents are invited to the ECC class assembly! This is a time for students in each class to show their parents and friends what they have been learning. Please note that you may come for your child’s class only. Make sure you are wearing a mask and sitting in the sectioned marked ‘parents’.
JK Cherry Class - May 14
FC Dogwood Class - May 21
CORRECTION - ECC Open Field Days (May 15, 22, 29)
With warmer weather, we would like to invite our ECC students to come and play in our field and elementary playground! ECC students may come from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
ECC Parent Visit Days
Parents may play with our students in the ECC Outdoor Classroom on Wednesdays (starting from May 5th) from 10:30 – 11:00. Please note the following guidelines:
- Let your child’s teacher know if you will be coming to visit (via ClassDojo)
- You do not need to speak English fluently to enjoy spending time with your child at school
- Leave at 11:00 or when the students line up to go inside
- If weather does not permit students to go outside, outdoor parent play-time will be cancelled (rain or high AQI)
- Younger siblings may join with parent supervision
Parents are welcome to eat with their child during the elementary lunch times on Wednesdays. We are excited to open our cafeteria to parents again. In order to make the process smooth, we ask that you eat with your child at the designated areas only. Parents may use the section to the left of the cafeteria, as you enter through the main doors. We also ask that you bring or purchase food items for your child only. This will help us facilitate a safe and enjoyable lunch experience for all our students.
Open Field Saturdays
updated Apr. 26
We are excited to announce Open Field Saturdays! TIS families are invited to come and play. More information, including time and guidelines, will be sent home this week.
ISCOT Track and Field
Several middle school students have been invited to attend the ISCOT Track and Field competition hosted at IST this year. The event will be on the afternoon of May 17th.
updated May 7
Be on the lookout in your email boxes for the second Spring Trip letter. This letter includes more specific information about the trip itinerary, packing lists, and communication plans. Please keep the information and return the permission slip with your child to Mrs. Zhao or a middle school teacher.
High School parents are invited and strongly encouraged to attend our annual TIS High School Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 24, starting at 1:20pm. This is an important time to celebrate student efforts and successes throughout the year. We hope you can make it! The event should last about one hour.
Week 2 of AP Testing
Week 1 of AP testing by reports went well. The students were very well prepared and most seemed confident in their performances. Just a reminder, students are encouraged to get a full night's sleep and eat well before these rigorous exams.
Thank you to all coaches, students, and parents for supporting a great sports season. We look forward to a great sports season next school year.
Support for students taking AP tests
We can do much to help increase thinking abilities and clarity of mind before taking a high-stakes standardized test. Please encourage our testing students to eat a varied and healthy diet including proteins and vegetables. It is best to stay away from high carbohydrate, high sugar foods like soda or instant noodles. These spike insulin and make one feel good, then poor and tired. Adequate sleep is another important factor in successful test taking. Students need to be well-rested before their tests. It is encouraged, for several days before the test(s), students sleep early and rest well, allowing their minds to work better. Finally, reassure students that their value is much greater than their testing outcomes!
updated Apr. 24
Teachers have been busy planning for the spring trips during the first week in June and we are excited for the prospect to be able to travel safely once again. Note that if you wish to withdraw your daughter/son from the spring trip event, the deadline to do so was April 23. Please contact the school as soon as possible to announce withdrawal from the activity.
2021 Tianjin International School Science Fair
The 2021 TIS Science Fair season has begun! This year’s Science Fair will be held on the morning of Friday Nov. 26th. Consistently those teams which have placed in the top 3 for the TIS Science Fair have started researching and planning for their projects before the summer break so interested students should contact Mr. Lundy at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Students who contact Mr. Lundy will be added to the new TIS Canvas Science Fair page which has the instructions for registration (open now, closes August 31st after this no new projects will be accepted), important forms and rules, some information about past projects and resources for finding science fair ideas!
Two important things to keep in mind:
1: Projects must be ORIGINAL.
2: Teams may not be larger than 3 students
We invite you to learn more about the prestigious Claremont Colleges - Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps Colleges - a consortium of five undergraduate institutions located in one square mile in sunny Claremont, California. Our distinct colleges, also known as the "5Cs", are united by a spirit of collaboration and connectivity that influences academics, athletics, and student life. With shared resources across the consortium, like the Claremont Colleges Library and over 250 clubs and organizations, students at the "5Cs" experience the best of both worlds: the ability to attend a small, tightly-focused college while also enjoying the benefits of a larger college or university.
We encourage you to attend our upcoming virtual events to learn more about both our shared and institutionally unique approaches to a liberal arts education.
Wednesday, May 12 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Behind the Curtain: Looking Ahead to the College Admission Process
Join us as we kick off the summer season! This session will be hosted by admission officers from each of The Claremont Colleges. Conversations will be led about the college application process, how we approach holistic review, our unique consortium model, with a Q&A to follow.
Registration closes 24 hours before the event start time. Event details and Zoom link information will be emailed to you after registration. There is a 1,000 person limit for the event and there will be a waitlist should you register after capacity is reached. Once you are placed on the waitlist you will be notified via e-mail if space becomes available.
We look forward to seeing you online!
The Claremont Colleges
P.S. Past virtual events can be viewed any time on our Claremont Colleges Admission Offices YouTube Channel!
These days it is easy for people to get respiratory system infections, so we need to pay attention to personal hygiene and maintain a healthy environment to prevent infectious diseases. This serves as a reminder that hand hygiene and wearing a mask are some of the BEST ways to prevent the spread of germs.
Even though there are no confirmed local COVID-19 cases, TIS continues to observe the COVID-19 policies set by the Education Bureau. Please help us to maintain a safe and healthy environment at school by not sending your child to school if they are ill, have a cough or runny nose that cannot be independently controlled inside a classroom, fever at or above 37.3˚C (99.1˚F), rash related with illness (chicken pox, measles, roseola, etc.), or have vomited or had diarrhea (3 or more watery stools in a day) from sickness in the past 24 hours. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication to return to school. All staff and students that report a fever of 37.3 or above will go to the fever clinic to complete a COVID-19 test and will not be permitted on the school campus until they have been symptom free for 24 hours and have a negative COVID-19 test.
Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep TIS a healthy and safe environment.
Parents at TIS, feel free to drop into the new PTO parent lounge any time you like!
The newly decorated PTO parent lounge is open to all TIS parents. Whether you are here for PTO Wednesdays, waiting to pick up your kids, or just wanting to chat with other parents, the PTO parent lounge is open for you! We can't wait to see our parents having a chat and drinking a cup of coffee in the lounge.
For more information on the PTO parent lounge or other PTO initiatives, contact us at PTO@tiseagles.com.
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