Event News 1

International Mindedness Celebrations around the world – June

read more

Event News 2

Kids for Kids Today was ‘Sportsville day’, a dress-up initiative advertised in school by ‘Kids for kids’. We encouraged students from each grade to wear sports outfits and each participant donated 100yen towards ‘Kids for Kids Cambodia’.  Students who put in considerable effort received prizes.  Those people were as follows: K2 1st place: Forrest 2nd place: Lea G1 1st place: Luka Maya 2nd place: Harrison G2 1st place: Daniel 2nd place: Tilly G3 1st place: Hugo 2nd place: Adam G4 1st place: Sage 2nd place: Guido G5 1st place: Cael 2nd place: Yeon Woo Thank you to all participants for entering and donating to a good cause! NB: Slime kits are available for sale at morning recess every Friday from now until the end of the school year, they are 100 yen each. Money will go towards Kids for Kids Cambodia. Also the Art competition will be ending on Wednesday next week, entries go into a box outside G1B, 100yen per entry to Anna G1. Anna Wise Grade 1...

read more

Nurse News

Snack tips for parents – 10 tips for healthy snacking Snacks can help children get the nutrients needed to grow and maintain a healthy weight. Prepare single-serving snacks for younger children to help them get just enough to satisfy their hunger. Let older kids make their own snacks by keeping healthy foods in the kitchen. 1. Save time by slicing veggies Store sliced vegetables in the refrigerator and serve with dips like hummus or low-fat dressing. Top half a whole-wheat English muffin with spaghetti sauce, chopped vegetables, and low-fat shredded mozzarella and melt in the microwave.   2. Mix it up For older school-age kids, mix dried fruit in a snack-size bag for a quick trail mix. Blend plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt with 100% fruit juice and frozen peaches for a tasty smoothie.   3. Grab a glass of milk A cup of low-fat or fat-free milk or milk alternative (soy milk) is an easy way to drink a healthy snack.   4. Go for great whole grains Offer whole-wheat breads, popcorn, and whole-oat cereals that are high in fiber and low in added sugars, saturated fat, and sodium.   5. Nibble on lean protein Choose lean protein foods such as low-sodium deli meats, or eggs. Wrap sliced, low-sodium deli turkey or ham around an apple wedge. Store hard-cooked (boiled) eggs in the refrigerator for kids to enjoy any time.   6. Keep an eye on size Snacks shouldn’t replace a meal, so look for ways to help your kids understand how much is enough. Store snack-size bags in the cupboard and use them to control serving sizes.   7. Fruits are quick and easy Fresh, frozen, dried, or canned fruits can be easy “grab-and-go” options that need little preparation. Offer whole fruit and limit the amount of 100% juice served.   8. Consider convenience A single-serving container of low-fat or fat-free yogurt or individually wrapped string cheese can be just enough for an after-school snack.   9. Swap out the sugar Keep healthier foods handy so kids avoid cookies, pastries, or candies between meals. Add seltzer water to a ½ cup of 100% fruit juice instead of offering soda.   10. Prepare homemade goodies For homemade sweets, add dried fruits like apricots or raisons and reduce the amount of sugar. Adjust recipes that include fats like butter or shortening by using unsweetened applesauce or prune puree for half the amount of fat.   Resources: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Healthy weight http://www.cdc.gov/healthyweight/healthy_eating/ *Choose My Plate http://www.choosemyplate.gov/   One Minutes Family First Aid #2 – NOSE BLEED How to treat? Tell your child to sit down and tilt his/her head forward to allow the blood to drain from the nostrils. Pinch the soft part of his/her nose for up to 10 min., holding constant pressure. After 10 min., tell him/her to release the pressure. If the bleeding has not stopped, tell him/her to reapply the pressure. Once the bleeding has stopped, clean around his/her nose. Advise him/her to rest quietly for a few hours. When to seek a doctor? 1) If the nosebleed is severe, or if it lasts longer than 30 min., arrange to send to hospital. Caution: Do not let him/her tip his head back because blood may then run down the throat and induce vomiting. Meg Kamei TIS School...

read more

Office News

Club & School Bus information All the Term 3 After School Clubs & Morning practices finished today, Friday 3rd June, except Aikido.   School buses – 6th – 22nd June: No Late Bus – 14th June: No Afternoon Bus (Student Led Conferences) Parking is not available – 22nd June: Afternoon Bus at 12:00 pm The buses will arrive at the regular afternoon bus stop at 3 hours and 20 min earlier than usual. Please make sure to be at the bus stop in time, if we need to hand your child/ren over to someone at the bus stop. All the morning buses run as usual. If you have any questions regarding the school bus service, please contact Yoshiko Fukushima   New club procedure Please note the new after school club registration and procedure from September 2016. Term 1 club (Sep – Nov/Dec 2016) information will be announced shortly. The actual registration starts in August, but you can have a look and discuss the choices with your child/ren during the break. The registration will be online from the coming school year. The online registration procedure will be explained in August. TIS will receive all the applications through this new online registration and there won’t be any other registration e.g. ‘contacting the organizer directly’ clubs anymore! The cash collection machine will be installed and all the club fees will be paid through this machine. There will be a set payment week for certain grades to make the payments run smoothly. It will be the official registration once you send the form. You will receive the automatic confirmation when you apply online. You will be contacted in the following cases. When the club doesn’t have more than 6 students When your child/ren is not in the club age range When more than 16 students have applied and we need to choose the participants by lottery. The club fees will be set for one term and there won’t be any partial payment no matter how many sessions a student joined. No club cancelation nor the transfer after the 2nd week. No club fee refund will be made. After no change in more than 10 years, there will be an increase in club fees next school year. Please refer to the club information which will be posted on the website around 20th June. The Upper School building will be renovated over the Summer Break to accommodate more students and to improve Middle School students’ school life, including B2F Drama Room which won’t be available for any martial arts after the renovation.  Due to the location difficulty, we won’t be able to host the Aikido Club from next school year.  The Aikido Club (Pacific Aikido) will inform you of the alternative location.  We thank you for your understanding and support as always. Best regards, Yoshiko Fukushima Operations...

read more

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...

read more