Tirana International School

May 10, 2017


Important Dates

May 8 - 19 – MAP testing 

May 12 – International Night at 6:00 PM

May 22 – Scholastic Book Order Due***NEW***

May 26 – Tiger Madness _ until 10:00PM***NEW***

May 27 & 28 – Junior Tennis Tournament***NEW***

June 2 & 3 – Musical - Seussical Jr _ 6:00-7:30PM

June 3 – SAT***NEW***

June 5 – Due date for the Summer Camp Registration***New***

June 10 – Garage Sale - 9:00 AM until noon***New***

June 10 – Graduation Ceremony***NEW***

June 20 – Last Day Quintile V. ***NEW***

June 20 – Release Withdrawn Students' School Records ***NEW***

June 20 – Last Day of School_11:30 AM Dismissal***NEW***

June 22 – Status Reports will be sent home. ***NEW***



Each Wednesday & Friday – Albanian Classes for Adults

Each Thursday – English Classes for Adults


Director's Desk

This Friday, May 12, we look forward to seeing parents, children and community members at our annual international night.  This special evening will begin at 6:00 with a parade of flags as 30 of our students proudly display their home country flags to kick off the evening.  Parents are encouraged to arrive early to set up and make sure that their children are prepared for the event.  After our opening, families will be free to visit the 20+ countries that have tables set up to represent their countries.  There will be music, great food and a wonderful opportunity to learn about each culture.  Children will be able to visit the tables and get their TIS passport (pictured below) stamped or signed at each location.  It promises to be a wonderful time for everyone!

Looking Forward,

Robert S. Jackson



International Night Q&A

Question: What is the schedule?                        


16.15 – Set up tables and displays                                                                

18:00 - Official opening                                                                   

18.15 – 20.00 – Tables open                                                   

20.30 – Clean up, but stay as late as you want!


Question: Will there be electricity?                 

Answer: If you need to plug in something like a computer or a CD player, then we will provide extension cords for you. However, we should warn you that you may not plug in hotplates or microwaves as it might overload our system.

Question: Can we heat up food?  

Answer: Yes, the school will provide two microwaves on the field and a full kitchen on the fourth floor that you may start using at 4:00.  Also, you are welcome to bring grills for cooking your own hot food on the spot!

QuestionHow big is our table?  

Answer: We will use tables from our classrooms that are 150cm x 90 cm. Each country may get as many tables as it is needed but will have to inform us in advance about the number.

QuestionAre there any changes in the program of International Night?           

Answer: Yes, this year we will give our students an opportunity to get visas from all the countries which they visit during our special event. Each student will have a world traveler passport, where you can do the following things to represent your country: Write the name of your country in your national language and in English. Use a stamp or a sticker with the name of your country. Also, we will have a flag parade. The oldest student from each country will hold a flag to represent all these cultures from around the world.


Scholastic Books

Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to http://eu-schools.scholastic.co.uk/tirana-interational to browse the latest books and order online. For every €1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards.  Please place your order online by May 22nd, 2017.



Tirana International School is proud to announce that on May 27-28 , will be organizing for the first time a Junior Tennis Tournament. Tennis players of all levels, 8 years old or older are more than welcome to participate. This is an invitational only tournament. If you are interested to take part in this tournament ,  please fill out the form below before Friday, May 19. 


Film Festival

The 12 year old class produced and entered four short films to the 5th Edition of the Environmental Film Festival in Albania (EFFA) 2017. The EFFA called for environmental movies to promote awareness of the environment. Their films focused on four critical environmental issues in Albania: air pollution, littering, recycling and water quality. All four films were accepted and will be shown at the EFFA 2017. 


IE News

The Intensive English iteracy class are ALL EARS listening to each other's stories.  In the process they note positive points such as effective attention grabbers, appropriate grammar, and student voice. The AUTHOR Brandon takes pride in reading his story to his peers, who eagerly wait for their turn to share.


Lion & Mouse

The three year olds have been learning about fairy tales and fables.  This week we read The Lion and the Mouse. Each of the children made a lion and mouse puppet to act out the story.