Each month, Elementary Principal Kristen DiMatteo and Secondary Principal Andrew Buckman host informational parent coffee meetings. The elementary meetings take place on Thursdays at 2:30 p.m.; the secondary meetings are Thursdays at 8:45 a.m. Both coffee meetings are held in the MPR.
The elementary gatherings are designed to allow discussion of the social, emotional and academic needs of students as well as the curriculum offered in the Primary Years Programme at Tashkent International School. The informal meetings provide parents with an opportunity to learn more about the developmental needs of their elementary children and to ask questions about classes, the school and the programs.
The secondary coffee mornings have a similar goal, giving parents a chance to take a closer look at the spectrum of curricula offered at TIS in both the Middle Years Programme and the Diploma Programme. Parents can learn more about the subject areas their children are studying and ask specific questions.
The 2012-2013 Elementary Parent Coffee Meeting schedule:
The 2012-2013 Secondary Parent Coffee Morning schedule:
December 6 – English B and English Foundation/English for Academic Purposes/English Language Learning at TIS
January 10 – Humanities, including Economics, History and Geography
February 7 – Understanding the SAT and PSAT
March 7 – Sciences
April 4 – Mathematics
May 2 – Technology (Information and Design)
The coffee morning schedule will continue in fall 2013 with a look at other subject areas. A new schedule will be published when school resumes in August 2013.