Hokkaido International School

Parents and Teachers Association

Thank you for all your help and support for Spring Bazaar!

Next meeting will be on May 8th!

Next PTA Steering Committee meeting will be on May 8th from 15:45 in 206. (usually ends by 16:30). All teachers, staff and parents/guardians, are welcome. We will be talking about Spring Bazaar and PTA grants. Please join us, we'd be happy to have you!


If you need a babysitter, please contact Mr. Cooke principal@his.ac.jp

ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

Welcome to the HIS PTA Information Website! Here is where you will find information about HIS PTA activities.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact pta.sapporo@gmail.com

PTA NEWS:

(April 17th, 2019)

Thank you for your help and generosity in making Spring Bazaar such a fun event!

We had lots of donated items for PTA flea market and for Bake Sale. It was nice to see so many volunteers helping at PTA booths in various ways. We are still counting the profit and it will be shared as soon as we know.


Volunteers wanted:

Mr. Pangier would like to have some volunteers to help with the library in his classroom. He will be having volunteers' meeting on April 22nd from 15:45 till 17:00. If you are interested, please contact pta.sapporo@gmail.com

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(April 2nd, 2019)

Welcome back! Hope you had nice Spring Break.

SPRING BAZAAR: APRIL 13th, 2019 10:00-14:00

Thank you for those who already brought items to be sold at PTA flea market. We are collecting more items!

If you have things that are still in good condition but are no longer used/needed, we will find them a new home!

* No clothes please (unless new with a tag). Also, no shoes or stuffed animals.

* All proceeds from sales provide grants to clubs, activities, and materials which benefit student learning and enjoyment of school life.

PTA is organizing a ​Bake Sale at Spring Bazaar ​and we would love to have donations!

At Spring Bazaar, we sell home baked goods. It is a very popular booth each year.

Don’t you like when somebody bakes for you? Many visitors feel the same!

Q: What can be donated?

A: Baked goods can be sweet or savory.

Here are some examples: cake, cookies, brownies, bread, pie, pizza. You do not have to cut them or pack them into individual portions.

Q: When and where can I bring them?

A: They can be brought to Room 206 on April 12th, the day before Spring Bazaar or directly to Bake Sale booth in the gym on the day of the bazaar (April 13th).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact at pta.sapporo@gmail.com (English or Japanese). We appreciate your support and generosity.


Our sincere condolences go to Mr. Swarn for loss of his mother. PTA has sent flowers and our thoughts are with him and his family.

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(March 19th, 2019)

Thank you for all your support for surprise Teachers/Staff Appreciation Day!

It was nice to have so many goodies and drinks, which were appreciated by the teachers and staff.

Spring Bazzar volunteers and Donations:

We would love to have more volunteers for Spring Bazaar and also donations for PTA flea market!

If there are things which are still in good condition but not needed in your house, please donate them to PTA! Items can be dropped in the red basket at Genkan. (If you are not too sure if the item is good enough or not, please imagine if you would buy it if someone is selling..) Books, things from different countries, toys (No staffed animals, unless they are new), dish.. It's also a nice opportunity to ask your child/ren to go through things they have and to clean up.

We had many parents attended to Head of School search meeting last week!

Thank you for those who took time to join.

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(March 13th, 2019)

We now have Spring Bazaar Communication coordinator! Thank you.

Thank you for the volunteers who kindly put the sign on MPR window.

There are meetings scheduled for Head of School search:

Wednesday, March 13

- 9:30 ~ 10:30 Parent Group #1 (for parents who can come in the AM)

Thursday, March 14

- 17:00 ~ 18:00 Parent Group #2 (for parents who can come in the PM)

Please join to show our interst in finding new Head of School.

Chair of Executive Board has kindly offered to schedule a meeting with parents/guardians for late April or early May.

We will inform you as soon as the date is fixed.

Minutes from March meeting is coming up soon. Sorry for the delay.

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(February 26th, 2019)

Volunteer(s) for Spring Bazaar Communication coordinator wanted!

We are looking for someone who can help us with communication between Spring Bazaar booth venders (from both in/outside) HIS community. Both Japanese and English will be needed. You can work from home, using e-mails and phone. If you are interested, please contac pta.sapporo@gmail.com We look forward to hearing from you.

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(February 18th, 2019)

PTA chair was happy to join Junior's service trip presentation. It was impressive to know how they fundraised for the trip and to learn about the contry and their plan. In this month's meeting, it was voted to support this trip. 13 students from the class will be going to Laos to help build bungalows for the locals to have stable income through tourism. We look forward to hearing the stories from the trip when you are back!

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(February 13th, 2019)

Thank you for those who came to February meeting.Next PTA Steering Committee is scheduled for March 6th, 2019.

Minutes from February meeting is available. Please have a look!

Concern over things left in front of fire doors was raised by a parent. Thank you for Mr. Tawaraya for moving them and assuring the safety. If you see something left in front or near the fire door, please be kindly report or move it. Thank you.

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(February 4th, 2019)

PTA Grants

In the next meeting, scheduled this Wednesday 6th from 15:45, we will discuss about PTA grants. PTA grants is given to support better learning of the students. For more information and the details of grants given last year, please refer to "PTA Grants" page of this website.

Application to know where the bus is for the school bus riders' parents/guardians!

PTA would like to thank the school office, especially Mr. Tawaraya, for doing all the necessary for introducing the GPS for the school bus. Special hanks go to a parent, who shared the idea of HIS to have this service. HBA, a Sapporo based company, provides this service for free by asking advertisers to pay and not the users. It helps school bus riders' parents/guardians a lot, especially in winter when waiting outside gets very cold. We welcome your opinion and suggestion, which could make a big difference. Please contact us at pta.sapporo@gmail.com or mailbox in front of the office.

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(January 14th, 2019)

Question about leftover tickets from Fall Festival

There was a question if the remaining tickets from Fall Festival can be used at next event. All the ticket sale and use are counted right after Fall Festival. For accounting reasons, we kindly ask you not to use them at next event. We will announce the closure of the event ahead of time to allow the time for the tickets to be used or/and to make a donation box at the entrance.

PTA values your questions and opinion, which are precious for betterment of PTA. Please feel free to contact us anytime by e-mail pta.sapporo@gmail.com or by dropping a note in PTA mailbox situated in front of school office. Thank you!

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(January 10th, 2019)

If you have feedback from Winter Celebration, please contact pta.sapporo@gmail.com

This year's Spring Bazaar will be on April 13th.

It is a PTA organized event with flea market and food, and it is open to public. PTA organizes flea market space, drinks booth and bake sale. All proceeds from sales provide grants to clubs, activities, and materials which benefit student learning and enjoyment of school life. More details to come. Stay tuned!

PTA Steering Committee's meeting for January was yesterday. Minutes will be posted under "PTA Steering Committee meeting" page of the website later this week. Please note that the meeting is open to parents/guardians, teachers and staff.

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(December 14th, 2018)

It was so nice to see many of you at Winter Celebration! Thank you for your help in preparing and serving refreshments.

Donation of 10,000 yen was given from a dorm student's parent. Thank you for your generosity.

Have a Happy Holiday!

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(December 13th, 2018)

WINTER CELEBRATION starts at 14:10 in the gym. Please join the afternoon filled with art and music, followed by refreshments to catch up with the teachers, staff and friends before winter break starts.

Please come dressed in pastel colored top with Black/dark bottom.


Fall Festival page is updated with account balance and profit from the event was over 320,000 yen! Thank you again for all your support.

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(December 12th, 2018)

THANK YOU! Teachers Appreciation Day was a big success, with lots of food and drinks with volunteers greeting teachers and staff. It could not have been possible without your support and I appreciate your kindess.

WINTER CELEBRATION is TOMORROW! Starting at 14:10 in the gym. Please join the afternoon filled with art and music, followed by refreshments to catch up with the teachers, staff and friends before winter break starts. Please come dressed in pastel colored top with Black/dark bottom.

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(December 5th, 2018)

We had our monthly meeting yesterday. Thank you for those who came!

Please note that the meeting is open to everyone.

Minutes from December meeting is Posted in PTA Steering Committee page.

Don't miss Winter Celebration on the 13th from 14:10 in the gym!

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(November 18th, 2018)

Minutes from November meeting is posted in Steering Committee page.

Opinions/questions/suggestions from the parents, concerning:

  • Two days of school were cancelled due to Earthquake.
  • Bear Bear Festival (purpose, money, usage of PTA material without permission)

These will be discussed in December meeting. Your opinion, questions and suggestions are always welcome. Also, you are always welcome to join the meeting to share your thoughts!

PTA Treasurer is working hard to finalize the profit and expenses from Fall Festival. Food Booth volunteers, if you still have the cost to be reimbursed (up to 5000 yen per booth), please give your receipts with your name on the back to Ms. Kashiwabara at the office by coming Wednesday, the 21st. Thank you.

Fall Festival Feedback survey result is posted in Fall Festival page.


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A TUTOR OR A BABYSITTER FOR YOUR CHILD/REN?

Motivated, high schoolers are happy to help! Please contact pta.sapporo@gmail.com


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(November 4th, 2018)

Thank you so much for all your help in making Fall Festival such a fun, successful event. This wouldn't have been possible without your support and we appreciate your kindness and generosity.

The profit from Fall Festival will be counted by the treasurer and the amount we made will be posted here as soon as it's available.

(November 2nd, 2018)

Fall Festival is tomorrrow! Thank you so much for all your help.

Here are information about this afternoon's setting up.

Food booth coordinators: Please read Fall Festival 2018 as well.

Setting Up:

Setting up starts at 15:00.

Students will help to move the tables to the gym and you can start setting up your booth.

Please cover the tables with the paper (from the big rolls for crafts/art), so that they do not get damaged.

If you are assigned to a booth, please work on yours first and then help the others.

Cleaning Up:

PTA will provide trash bags and cloth for cleaning. After the event (or can be earlier, if you sell out. However, please do not unfold the tables before 14:00 for safety reasons), please clean the tables and the area around.

Parking:

On the 3rd, if you are coming to school by car, please consider car pooling if possible.

Please park at Takadai Elementary School next door, map can be found in the e-mail sent a couple of days ago or in Hex.

It will be on the right side, as you face to the main entrance of Takadai Elementary School, NOT left side as we usually do (there will be someone guiding).


If you have any questions or problem, please feel free to contact me anytime.


Again, I appreciate your kindness and support!

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(October 24th, 2018)

Hope you all are having a nice Fall Break.

Fall Festival volunteer information will be updated after the break.

Following information is from Student Council. They are organizing Muscle Strength Contest next week.

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(October 17th, 2018)

An e-mail asking you to help a specific PTA Food and Activities booth was sent yesterday. If you have not gotten one, or if you haven't signed up as a volunteer, please contact pta.sapporo@gmail.com


Thank you for your kindness and we have enough sweets for Trick or Treat.

We are still collecting Raffle prizes! Please support us.


Flyers and posters are available at the PTA bulletin board. Please take them to share with your family and frinends. If you could ask at the shops, where you shop, if they could post the poster, that would be wonderful!

Thank you for your support, we appreciate your kindness.

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(October 15th, 2018)

We now have enough PTA Food and Activities booths and volunteers will be assigned to a booth shortly (sorry for the delay).

We will be packing sweets for Trick or Treat this afternoon from 2pm. If you have time before picking up your child, please join us!

Thank you for those who have donated sweets! We have A LOT, thanks to your generousity.

Please help us collect more prizes for Raffle. So far, we have dinner/lunch voucher, coussin, beer, juice, Shochu (alcoholic drink), etc. If you have any questions, please contact pta.sapporo@gmail.com

Anyone who hasn't signed up as a Fall Festival Volunteer? It's not late at all! Please join us. Please e-mail pta.sapporo@gmail.com


PTA Steering Committee members and Class representative for 2018-2019 is listed in "What is PTA" page. If you would like to be a Class reperestative or Steering Committee member, please contact pta.sapporo@gmail.com


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(October 10th, 2018 revised)

Fall Festival page was updated yesterday with Food and Activities Booth information.

We have enough PTA Food and Activity Booths and helpers will be assigned to a booth by the end of this week.

We will be packing sweets for Trick or Treat tomorrow afternoon. If you have time before picking up your child/ren, please join us!

Thank you for those who have donated sweets and prizes. We are still collecting sweets and Raffle prizes. Please help us to make Fall Festival more fun for all!

Anyone who hasn't signed up as a Fall Festival Volunteer? It's not late at all! Please join us.

Please e-mail pta.sapporo@gmail.com

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(October 4th, 2018)

Thank you for those who came to Steering Committee meeting yesterday. Minutes from yesterday's meeting is uploaded. Please have a look and if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact pta.sapporo@gmail.com

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(October 2nd, 2018)

PTA Steering Committee meeting for October will be held tomorrow at 15:45 in 206. All the teachers, parents and guardians are member of PTA and are welcome to join! Fall Festival volunteers, please come to get the latest information.

Tomorrow's agenda:

  • Fall Festival Organization: tickets, jars, other preparation, booth, games
  • Proposal from Student Council
  • Donation for Earthquake disaster from Stony Brooke University

If you have something that we discuss tomorrow, please let Megumi know in advance.

Looking forward to seeing many of you!


Bulletin board for Fall Festival Volunteer work is placed at the entrance. If there is any work to going on on the day, it will be posted there. Please check it when you drop/pick up your child. Even 15 minutes or work is a great help! Thank you.

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(September 26th, 2018)

First Fall Festival meeting was held this afternoon. If you have not signed up as volunteers, please e-mail us at pta.sapporo@gmail.com We will start preparation for Fall Festival from next week and volunteer information will be updated in Fall Festival 2018 page. Stay tuned!

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(September 17th, 2018)

It was nice to see so many of you at BBQ this afternoon.

Thank you for coming to share the fun and for helping to prepare, cook and clean up. Without your time and support, it would not have been possible. I hope you all enjoyed as much as I did!


Also, thank you for those who took a moment to sign up for Fall Festival. It is on November 3rd but will come sooner than we think, with Fall Break in between. More details will come shortly and we are planning to have Fall Festival meeting on the September 26th, at 15:45. Fall Festival is a big event, but with the support we had this time for the BBQ, I am confident that it will be fun and successful one!

I appreciate your support for the community and PTA.

Best regards, Megumi

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PTA will be hosting BBQ after Open House on September 17th after school, from 15:30. Everyone is welcome so please join us!

If the weather is fine, we will be in the backyard, but in case of rain, we will have it at the entrance.

PTA will provide food, drinks, plate and cutlery.

If you have something you would like to share, please feel free!

If you have signed up for BBQ volunteer, you will be contacted this afternoon by e-mail.

Let’s be environment friendly!

It is certainly not an obligation, but if you would like to bring your own reusable plates, cup and cutlery and a bag to bring them home after use that would a big help both for nature and PTA!

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(Septermber 12th, 2018)

Those who could not make it to Opening Ceremony, I'm Megumi ANDO and I will be the Chair of PTA this year. I have two daughters, in G7 and MP3 . I am always happy to hear your opinion and/or suggestion, so please feel free to contact me any time either by e-mail pta.sapporo@gmail.com or by dropping a note in PTA mailbox in front of the office.


If you have not already filled PTA volunteer survey, please kindly take a moment to fill it from the link below.

https://goo.gl/forms/apURY8mtVqcD4GDF2

All the parents/guardians, teachers and staff are member of HIS Parents and Teachers Association. I do understand that you have work, child/ren to look after, classes, other errands that keep you busy, but there is always a way to support us. We appreciate your kindness and generosity.


News and Minutes from last year have been moved to archive pages. Class representative page is updated with each class's representative names.

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(August 30th, 2018)

Welcome /Welcome back to HIS!

You will find what HIS PTA does and our activities from last year in this website. If you have any questions/suggestions, please feel free to contact me anytime by dropping a note PTA mailbox in front of the office or by e-mail pta.sapporo@gmail.com.

On September 5th, we will have our first PTA Steering Committee meeting from 15:45. Please come and see what we do (we will not force you to be a member! ;) ) or just have coffee!

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