Dragon News - 11.26.18

Upcoming Events:


28 - Grad Night 2019 Planning Meeting, 5:30-6:00 pm

29 - Pie Fundraiser Orders Due


13 - Grad. Orders at Lunch

14 - 6th Grade OMSI Field Trip

24-Jan. 4 - Winter Break


8 - 8th Grade Parent Night, 6:30-7:30 pm

8 - 8th Grade AVID Family Dessert, 7:30-8:00 pm

10 - FRISB Board Meeting, 5:30-6:00 pm

11 - HS Winter Formal, 7:00-10:00 pm

15 - Band Concert, 6:30-8:00 pm

Season of Caring: Food Drive

ISB's National Honor Society (NHS) is leading philanthropic drives for four organizations, inviting the entire student body to participate. Their efforts will be introduced to students at Season of Caring assemblies on Thursday, but students and families can begin taking action this week with our Food Drive: Every year we partner with the Beaverton Rotary Club to provide holiday baskets for families of Kinnaman Elementary students. We will be collecting non-perishable food. In addition to collecting these items, our NHS students help prepare the baskets for delivery.

Boxes for donations are in the main entrance to the school this week. Any non-perishable food is welcome, but here are the most needed items:

  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Beans
  • Tuna
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Cooking oil

We are not able to accept dented or rusted cans, homemade items, or foods past their expiration date.

12 Grade News

Graduation Orders: Jostens will be back on campus Thursday, Dec. 13th to take orders for graduation announcements, caps & gowns, and other graduation related items.

Grad Night Planning Committee: Your voice & help is needed with Grad Night planning. Join us in the cafeteria for a planning meeting this Wednesday at 5:30 pm.

Pie Fundraiser

The Grad Night 2019 committee is now selling homemade Willamette Valley pies and cobblers, just in time for the holidays! Order yours now! See order form and pie descriptions below.

All-natural ingredients, 2 crust pies are trans-fat free and dairy free, handmade in Silverton, OR

  • Fruit Pies $18
  • Cream Pies $18
  • Artisan Pies $18
  • Cobblers $12
  • Individually Quick-frozen Fruit $12
  • Mini pies (sold by the case only) $35 for a case of 6 pies

Artisan Pies available in Caramel Apple, Peach Raspberry, or Chocolate Sinsation!

Chocolate Sinsation - Dark chocolate cream is whipped to perfection to create a wonderful cream filling. This pie is light enough to enjoy after dinner but still satisfy your “chocolate cravings.” Topped with fresh whipping cream, our Thaw and Serve Specialty pie will be a sensation at your house.

Apple-Cran Crunch - Perfect for the holidays! Sliced apples with a healthy does of Oregon Cranberries. A crunch topping bakes to form a crispy, crunchy, yummy crust!

90% of profit goes towards 2019 Grad Night. 10% of profit goes towards the Grad Night funds for Seller’s grade level.

Make Checks Payable to: FRISB-Grad Night

Orders and Money are Due: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Delivery: Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm in ISB cafeteria staging area

Thank you for your support!

Holiday Shopping? Amazon Supports ISB!

Please use our link to shop at Amazon! Anyone can help raise funds for ISB at no cost to themselves, simply by linking to Amazon THROUGH our school website.

Ask your friends and family to go to https://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/schools/isb and click on the "Amazon Fundraiser" under Quick Links when they do their holiday shopping. We receive a referral fee for all orders placed using this link and we use the funds raised to support two specific programs at ISB: IB exam scholarships and student activities/clubs.

We appreciate your support!

Save the Date: 8th Grade Night - January 8th

8th Grade students and families are invited to attend an informational night for current ISB 8th Graders and parents/guardians on Tuesday, January 8th from 6:30-7:30 pm. This is the Tuesday we return from Winter Break, so save the date on your calendar now. This 8th Grade Night will provide information about how to interpret PSAT 8/9 score reports, ISB's high school program, as well as information about transitioning to a neighborhood high school or private school. All current ISB 8th graders will be enrolled to attend ISB in 9th grade, unless parents/guardians elect to enroll their child at another high school. We'll share that process during this presentation.

Attention Parents of Seniors

Senior portraits are due by December 21st, the last day of school before Winter Break. The picture needs to be a head and shoulders shot, with a picture resolution of 300 dpi, and about a 2.25 x 3.00 inch crop.

If senior photos are sent in after December 21st, there is a chance they will not make it into the yearbook and the student’s school-taken photo will be featured instead.

Also, surprise your senior student with a special message of congratulations (including photographs) in the ISB yearbook! Celebrate their accomplishments, highlight their achievements, or remind them how far they’ve come since kindergarten. See details for sizes, prices, and how to pay in the attachment below.

Please submit your photos to yearbook advisor Andy Ashkinos at

andrew_ashkinos@beaverton.k12.or.us. Any questions or concerns can also be directed to the same email.

Calling All Athletes!

If you have a son or daughter that plays a sport and would like them to be represented in the yearbook, please send us the pictures of them in action! Of course the higher quality the better but you can send them to us and we can decide.

You can send them to andrew_ashkinos@beaverton.k12.or.us (yearbook advisor).

Make sure to add the student’s name, grade, and school or organization to help us caption the photo. Any other information about the photo is greatly appreciated.

Host Family Meeting

Welcome an international student to Beaverton this spring with Andeo International Homestays! French and Spanish teens are coming to the Pacific Northwest for 3-4 weeks to experience life, and school, as an American teenager. This is a great opportunity to share your home, culture, and language, and to learn more about Spanish or French culture. There will be a meeting on December 11th at 6:30 pm at ISB to share more details about the program and how to become a host family for a visiting teen.


This program is not sponsored or endorsed by the International School of Beaverton or by the Beaverton School District.

Invitation to Present or Perform for Culture Week 2019

Do you or someone you know have expertise on a topic that would fit this year’s Culture Week theme, which is People and Planet: Our Impact, Our Ways to Help?
Do you or someone you know have cultural or international experiences to share?
Do you or someone you know participate in an interesting cultural/international activity (i.e., dance, sport, etc.) and who would be interested in demonstrating and sharing their skills with our students?

We are looking for students, parents, faculty members, and community members to present two workshops on Thursday, January 31, 2019. Each workshop lasts 40 minutes and we are asking for a 2-hour time commitment from about 7:30 am until 9:20 am.

Culture Week is a unique and special week offered to our students that includes one morning of workshops and sessions provided by parents, fellow students, and community members sharing a variety of international and cultural topics. Workshops are offered separately to middle or high school students, or to all-age groups, and include demonstrations, performances, discussions, and active sessions. Culture Week, which will be held January 29 through February 1, 2019, also includes a keynote speaker, international student assembly, philanthropy, daily international snacks, related curriculum and ends with an international celebration on Friday evening.

If you would like to present a workshop or lead an active session for our students, we would appreciate your expertise and your time. Please complete this form https://goo.gl/forms/775OfR3qdh67KIvM2 by December 10th so that your participation can be confirmed. This information will be shared with our students when they register for workshops in January. Email questions or suggestions to CultureWeekISB@gmail.com.

We are looking for about 30 presenters to give students plenty of workshop options. Thank you for your help with this request. If you know a community member who would be a great presenter, please invite them by sharing these links.

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Inclement Weather Information

School closure or delayed start decisions will typically be communicated to media outlets and posted on the District website, Facebook, and Twitter by 5:30 a.m.

We encourage families to make transportation and attendance decisions for their child(ren) based on their own assessment of travel conditions at their location.

When all district schools and facilities are closed

  • All daytime and evening activities/events on closure days are cancelled.

When there is a 2-hour delay in opening school and buses are on snow routes

  • All schools will open two hours later than regularly scheduled.
  • The following classes/programs are cancelled:
    • AM Early Intervention.
    • AM Preschool Classes.
    • AM Health Careers & Auto Program.
  • Terra Nova Program is cancelled all day.
  • There will be no bus service for Bonny Slope, Nancy Ryles, and Sato elementary schools.
  • Bus services will not be provided to McKinney-Vento students living outside of the district.

When school is on time and buses are on snow routes

  • All schools operate on regular daily schedules.
  • There will be no bus service for Bonny Slope, Nancy Ryles, and Sato elementary schools.
  • Terra Nova Program is cancelled all day.
  • If the weather forecast calls for declining weather conditions throughout the day, the district will implement snow routes for PM dismissal.

When weather conditions necessitate an early closure of schools

  • We encourage you to refer to the BSD website, SchoolMessenger and local media for more detailed information.
  • All daytime and evening activities/events are cancelled.

Wednesday – Early Dismissal School Days

  • The District will not have a 2-hour delay on Wednesday. The District will maintain a regular Wednesday schedule with Early Release or close schools for the day.
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FRISB Classroom Grants

Thank you to FRISB and our generous donors for funding several classroom grants this month:

  • $2000 towards the cost of a 6th Grade Field Trip to OMSI's Discovery of King Tut
  • $600 for four 7th Grade Skype Speaker Sessions with Ji-li Jiang, author of The Red Scarf Girl
  • $716 for 4 Qballs (voice amplification system) for the World Language Department

The next round of grants will be held in February.

Volunteer Save the Dates

Mark your calendars now for several upcoming volunteer opportunities. More detailed information will be coming from our Parent Volunteer Coordinators when the dates are a little closer, but it is never too early to pencil yourself in.

  • Culture Week, Jan. 29th-Feb. 1st, times tbd
  • Middle School Int'l Social, Fri., Feb. 8th, 1:45-4:15 pm
  • Middle School Game of Games, Fri., Apr. 26th 1:45-4:15 pm
  • IB Diploma Exams, May 6th-23rd (great opportunity for Junior parents)
  • Middle School Field Day, Fri., June 14th, 10:30 am - 2:00 pm


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