PSA News

Dear TIS community,

We would like to invite you to a workshop aimed at preventing the ‘summer slide’. ‘Summer Slide’ refers to the loss of academic skills over the summer holidays, particularly in maths and reading. This ‘slide’ is well-documented and if you would like to read more about it, here are two links with some more information:

http://www.summerlearning.org/?page=know_the_facts

http://education.jhu.edu/PD/newhorizons/Journals/spring2010/why-summer-learning/

 

Summer Learning:

Tuesday 7th June; 8:30-9:30

Kristine will be hosting a workshop on what parents can do to help maintain maths and reading skills over the summer holidays. If you would like to attend, please contact Amy or Bonnie:

 

Supporting the TIS Community:

One of the things that makes TIS a great school for our children is the sense of community. You feel it when you first come on the tour and see it in action at the Cherry Blossom Fair or in the actions of the students who organise charity events or donate their lunch break and recess time to Kids4Kids and buddy programmes.

Our kids are active members of our community and parents can also be involved!

You could:

  • be a homeroom parent
  • volunteer for pizza/ popcorn/ popsicle Friday
  • be a Yearbook photographer for your child’s class
  • join the Cherry Blossom Fair committee
  • join the Parent Support Association board

Or, maybe you would like to add something completely new to the TIS Community?

Volunteering is a way to show our kids we value our school and community.

Maybe you would like to volunteer but you don’t think you have time or you’re not sure what exactly is involved? Don’t let that stop you – there are lots of ways to make our community stronger by volunteering just a few hours of your time.

Contact Nami

 

PSA Events for Students:

Pizza Friday: Friday 10th June

This is our last Pizza Friday of the term. Please remember that if you have ordered pizza for your child(ren), they only need a snack and a drink on this day.

Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to deliver pizza to the classrooms.
PYP pizza volunteers: please be at the PSA room by 12:45
MYP pizza volunteers: please be at the PSA room by 13:10

 

Parent Education, Summer Learning :

June 7th (Tuesday) 8:30-9:30 am @ TIS Learning Lab (across from library)

Summer is nearly here!! With all the anticipation of fun and relaxation, there is also the possibility of losing some of the great learning students have gained over the year. Come join us for this great workshop, hosted by Kristine, head of the Middle School, on how to help continue student learning throughout the summer without ruining the fun!!

Please RSVP: Amy Franklin Or Bonnie Humphrey

 

Dates for your diary:

  • Tue 7th June: Workshop: Extending Learning through the Summer
  • Fri 10th June: Pizza Friday

If you have any questions or comments, we would love to hear from you! Please get in touch:

Nami Hamada
Jo Andrews