PE News

SPORTS DAY A great venue, fabulous weather and great sportsmanship where the perfect ingredients for this year’s sports day! K1 – Grade 4 students participated in fun activities, where they used their motor skills to complete stations in running, jumping, throwing, catching, and balancing. During our Athletics unit, students in grades K1 to Grade 1 practiced and performed in stations: Hurdles, Jumbo Speed Stacking, Big Ball Circuit, Zig-zag Run, Jumping in Pants, Target Feather, Egg and Spoon, Relay Race, and Toss Ring. In Grade 2 to 4, they also practiced the Soccer Shot and Hockey Shot, and the grand finale activity on the day, the Tug-of-War. Apart from physical skills, we have also worked on developing students’ attitudes of good sportsmanship, commitment, cooperation, being principled and building strong team spirit. All participants expressed great attitude during Sports Day. The older students in the school competed in a full Heptathlon, where they participated in 100M sprint, Javelin, Shot put, 1500M running, High Jump, Long Jump and relay events. We saw some remarkable performances, and every student should be congratulated for their efforts and for trying their very best. We finished the day with an exciting whole – Middle School relay where the Blue House quickly took the lead. They hung onto the lead throughout the race, and eventually crossed the line in first place giving them some extra points on the final score sheet. As we’d like to further improve the event, we would kindly ask if you could complete the following form where applicable. http://goo.gl/forms/x4i3Y0gcea A special thank you goes out to our volunteer parents that helped with the refereeing and to those parents that took photos of the event. We hope that parents, students and TIS staff had a memorable day and would like to thank our school community for their support! Malgorzata Zajkowska Adriaan Defraeije PE...

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Music Concert

Winter Concert In the next several weeks there are many musical performances coming up!  These will be great opportunities for you to listen to the wonderful things your children have been learning.   The format of this year’s performances will be somewhat different from past years. The biggest change is that instead of one large performance day on December 18 in which all children across the school would perform, there will be several performance dates featuring shorter performances and selected grade levels.   All TIS parents and community members are invited to attend!!       The performances are Friday, November 13, 8:30am:  INFORMAL MS Assembly in the USB B2 (very informal) Sixth Grade:  Strings and Clarinet Performance of “Jingle Bells” Eighth Grade:  Class Performance of “Locked Away” (arranged by 8th grade)   Friday, November 20, 8:30am:  INFORMAL MS Assembly in the USB B2 (very informal) Sixth Grade: Choir Performance of “Like the Beat of a Drum” Combined 7th/8th Grade: Orchestra Performance of three “Chorales” and “Second Storm”   Friday, November 27, 8:30am:  K1 Assembly in the Gym K1 Combined Classes:  Sing “Hello Song” and “10 Musicians” with hand drums K2 Combined Classes:  Singing “Hello Everybody” and “Snow is Falling” with xylophones   Friday, December 4, 8:30am:  G1 Assembly in the Gym G1 Combined Classes:  Performance of “Come Dance with Me” with singing, Orff instruments, various languages, and dancing G2 Combined Classes:  Performance of “Tongue Twisters” with the process of developing a musical performance in the Orff methodology   Friday, December 18, 8:30am:  End of Term Celebration Assembly in the Gym G3 Combined Classes: Performance of various short Recorder Pieces G4 Combined Classes: Performance of “One Bucket Groove” on bucket drums G5 Combined Choir: Performance of “Jambo Bwana” and “Hunger Games Medley” G6 Strings and Woodwinds: Performances of “Jingle Bells” G6 Combined Choir:  Performance of “Like the Beat of a Drum” G7/G8 Combined Orchestra: Performance of three “Orchestral Chorales” and “Second Storm” Combined MS Choir: Performance of “Al Tambor” Brandon Miller Music...

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Nurse News

The Common Cold vs The Flu (Seasonal Influenza) What You Need to Know You wake up coughing, sneezing and congested and feel like you don’t even have enough energy to get out of bed. The common cold and flu are different types of viral infections of the respiratory system. Because they share similar symptoms and may feel the same, it can be hard to tell them apart. Both cold and flu viruses spread from person to person. This means that washing your hands often and avoiding close contact with anyone with a cold or the flu may prevent getting either a cold or the flu. If you are infected with the cold or flu virus, get plenty of rest to help fight the infection.  Drinking lots of fluids is also important to stay hydrated and loosen mucus. Influenza vs. Common Cold This chart features some tips to help you differentiate between the symptoms of influenza and the common cold. For more informations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): http://www.cdc.gov/flu/ Kid’s Health: http://kidshealth.org/parent/infections/lung/flu.html Meg Kamei TIS School...

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PSA News

Dear TIS parents We hope you all enjoyed the four-day weekend, despite the wet weather. Even though we have only had a short week at school, we still managed to squeeze in a few events. Thank you to all of the parents who sent in delicious baked goodies for the bake sale. There were lots of wonderful treats and the children really enjoyed them. Yesterday, we had a good turnout of about 20 parents for the writing workshop, hosted by members of Columbia Teachers College,. We would like to say a huge thank you to Katie and Christine for sharing their insights on the developmental stages of children’s writing and how best to help them expand their writing skills, both in the classroom and at home. Dates to add to your calendar this week: 20th November: Pizza Friday 24th November: Japanese for non-native speakers (PYP) workshop 25th November: Japanese for non-native speakers (MYP) workshop 5th December: TIS Famous Festive Family Fiesta 22nd January 2016: Deadline for Cherry Blossom Fair donations For more detailed information about these events, please see the flyers below. We look forward to hearing from you and, as always, if you have any questions or comments, please get in touch: Nami Hamada or Jo...

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Pizza Friday

Pizza Friday on Friday 20th November Pizza Friday is a very popular day with both students and parents. It is so nice to have a day off from lunch-making! Thank you to our parent volunteers for offering to help deliver pizza.

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PYP and MYP Japanese Curriculum workshop

PYP and MYP Japanese Curriculum workshop Tues 24th November (PYP) and Wed 25th November (MYP) 8:30 – 9:30 a.m Please note these workshops are for non-native speakers and learners of the Japanese language. Japanese Curriculum In November, the team of Japanese teachers at TIS will present two workshops providing an overview of the Japanese curriculum for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students learning Japanese as a second language. One workshop will be for the PYP and the other for the MYP. Join these workshops to find out more about the teaching strategies and lesson content for students studying the Japanese language. Tuesday, November 24 — 8:30-9:30 PYP Japanese Wednesday, November 25 — 8:30-9:30 MYP Japanese Please contact the PSA Parent Education Team with any questions: Bonnie Humphrey or Amy...

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