Counselor’s News

Workshop: “ Moving – Families in Transition” And “What of those left behind?” As we approach the end of the school year, there are many TIS families that will be leaving our school and beginning a new journey elsewhere. It is not only difficult for those who are leaving but it is also difficult for those who are staying behind. I will be offering a workshop on transitions and how families can take the edge off of the task of relocating. I will also talk about those that are left behind. DATE: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 TIME: 08:30 – 10:00 PLACE: Learning Lab Please R.S.V.P. to: Ed Woods Thank you. Ed Woods...

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Parents Yoga Club

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CBF Message

Dear TIS community, Thank you so much for the most successful day on last Saturday!! We could not achieve this without your kind and continuous support throughout preparation and the day itself. TIS is such a lucky school to have so many talents! Please check our mobile website (www.tokyois.com).   You can still vote for your favorite game or food at the fair! CBF chairs Katja and...

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PSA News

Dear TIS community, This year’s Cherry Blossom Fair was a record-breaking success! Over 2,500 people attended the fair, an increase of 25%, the students sold over 10,000 raffle tickets and we made a record profit of over ¥5 million, an increase of 45%!  It was only possible with the tremendous support and contributions of the whole TIS community. It was also a wonderful way to showcase our school – the non-TISers who came to the fair were very impressed by the spirit of our wonderfully warm, welcoming and diverse community.   CBF in support of the Kyushu Earthquake Relief Effort We are very pleased to announce that the Baked Booth Stall and Silent Auction baskets dedicated to Kumamoto Kyushu earthquake relief raised over ¥290,000! Thank you for your generosity!   CBF goes Green CBF 2016 was our most eco-friendly yet. “Reduce, re-use and recycle” was one of the committee’s central ideas this year. They very successfully implemented an eco-friendly plan including less printing, recycling materials left over from last year, the use of biodegradable materials and the sale of eco bags. With the help of the Middle School student ‘Green Police’, they were able to make the 2016 fair more environmentally friendly and sustainable and provided a template for future fairs.   CBF goes digital MS students Miko Fleming, Seijin Kim, Danyu La and Carsyn Smeda and teacher Michael Izzard launched a new initiative which showcased some of the talent TIS students have. Together they did a great job designing and creating the Cherry Blossom Fair webpage and mobile website.   Raffle winners Well done to all of the students who did an outstanding job selling raffle tickets and exceeding the incredible target of 10,000 tickets!   Special mention goes to our winners: 1st place boy: Lucas Cheung K2A (800 tickets) 2nd place boy: Conrad Kamata 4A (540 tickets) 1st place girl: Sara Hamada 1A (529 tickets) 2nd place girl: Stella Martin 3B (330 tickets) 1st place class: 4A Andy (69.7 tickets per pupil) 2nd place class: 6A Seth (68.33 tickets per pupil) 3rd place class: 1A Joey (66.67 tickets per pupil) 4th place class: K2A Jared (64.1 tickets per pupil) Top selling teacher: Liezl (66 tickets) Top selling family: Cheung Total tickets sold: 11,390 What an amazing year!!!   A very special thank you to Shane Ware for creating the program that kept tracking raffles/totals/standings accurate and simple! Finally, we have to mention the exceptional organisational skills and leadership of Reiko Kondo and Katja Otter, the chairs of the CBF committee. These two amazing ladies orchestrated the entire fair.  They worked tirelessly to gracefully balance what’s best for our community with our desire to raise more funds – and always with a smile! We will be able to update you with final financial information and allocation of the raised proceeds after the next PSA board meeting on May 11.   Thank you, everyone, for your incredible...

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PSA – Bake Sale

Bake Sale: Thurs 12th May The PSA fundraising team is holding an ever-popular bake sale on 12th May. This time K1, Grade 2 and Grade 6 will be providing the nut-free baked goodies. Please see the flyer below for more details.   The Bake Sale is coming! Hello parents! Three times per year we hold a Bake Sale day where children are able to purchase treats at morning snack time. We will be holding our third bake sale of the year on Thursday, May 12th. Each item will be sold for 100 yen and each child will be able to purchase bake sale items. In order to help us make this sale a success, we rely on parents to donate baked goods (or purchased items) and send them in with your child on sale day. Here are a few things you should know: 1. Please send in 10 items individually wrapped with your child on your designated date. The Fundraising Team will be in the lobby to collect the treats as the children enter school. It also greatly helps to list the ingredients used in the baking. This could be a piece of paper that comes with the treats (to be displayed at the sale), or an individual label on the treat. This helps kids with food sensitivities or allergies make better decisions. 2. Please do not send in items with peanuts, peanut oil, or any nuts as TIS is now a nut free school. There are several peanut allergies in the school that range from mild to severe, so we would like to be as safe as possible. 3. For parents of children with allergies: We have a list of children with allergies, but it would be very helpful if you could please send in a separate treat for your child that we can give them during the sale so they are included in the fun. This way we and YOU are assured that they are not receiving anything with ingredients that they cannot/should not have. Please label the item(s) clearly with your child’s name and teacher’s name so we make sure they get their treat. Thank you for your assistance.   Please pay special attention to the classes assigned to bring in treats for this bake sale: Thursday May 12th – Grades K1, G2, G6 If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact: Agnes Ouellette: Maia Lampert: Gonneke Housing: As always, thank you very much for your support! PSA Fundraising...

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PSA – Dirty Dish Tour

Dirty Dish Tour on Thursday June...

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