How can we help? 2011 Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake

Abe-sensei (REX), St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School, Spruce Grove

posted Mar 20, 2011, 4:03 PM by Ayumi Nagatomi   [ updated Mar 20, 2011, 4:08 PM ]

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Monday, March 14th

Cupcake Wars - You’ve all learned about the periodic table of elements.  Maybe you have even heard about Mr. Paolinelli’s periodic tables of vegetables and condiments or Ms. Rehmann’s periodic table of mixology.  Well now it is time to experience STA Chemistry 20s’ periodic tables of cupcakes.  Cupcake Wars hits STA this week.  The Block 1 class will be selling their delectable treats at lunch time on Tuesday in the rotunda.  The Block 3 class will be selling their delectable treats at lunch time on Thursday.  Bring a dollar or two to buy these tasty treats.  All money raised will go to the Red Cross’ Japan relief funds.

Tuesday, March 15th

Reminder!  Cupcake Wars begin today at lunchtime.  The block 1 Chemistry 20 class will be selling delectable creations from their Periodic Table of Cupcakes. The price is only $1 a cupcake.  The proceeds go to the Red Cross Japan earthquake relief fund.  Please come out and make a donation to a great cause.

Thursday, March 17th

Round 2 of Cupcake Wars goes today at lunch time.  The Block 3 Chemistry 20 class will be selling their Periodic Table of Cupcakes creations for $1 each.  Don't be late - we sold out in 10 minutes on Tuesday.  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Pot of Gold and other delights.

Miriam Irons-sensei, Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School, Red Deer

posted Mar 18, 2011, 2:14 PM by Ayumi Nagatomi

We are selling:

1.  Onigiri every day for donations--Japanese students.

2.  Popcorn from International Students Friday at lunch sales


Plus the below to be started today by the IB students in our school, so it's just a lot of different groups coming together to help out.  I'm so impressed by my colleagues and students:  
1.      Paper Crane:


Cranes are an important symbol culturally in Japan and 1000 folded cranes are associated with realizing the wish/hope/prayer of the sender. 
・Students fold a crane as a gesture of support and concern, and write on their paper/crane the words "Ganbare Nippon".
・Lay them out to read Ganbare Nippon and photgraph this display to post on our school website and facebook page with encouragement for people to support Japan in the wake of these horrific challenges.  
・The photgraph/display will be sent to our twin school in Japan.  

2. Grade Coin Challenge:


・There will be a grade challenge to raise money to support relief efforts.  


3. Art Sale


・There will be an art sale organized with donated art and crafts available for purchase with proceeds to go to support Relief efforts in Japan.

Sakaguchi-sensei (W.P. Wagner High School, Edmonton)

posted Mar 18, 2011, 9:43 AM by Ayumi Nagatomi   [ updated Mar 18, 2011, 9:49 AM ]

Disaster cannot always be prevented; it can only be coped with.

“The Japanese are coping in ways that some find hard to relate to: with deep sadness, but without breast-beating, complaint or recrimination. It is hard to imagine any other people who, when the Earth buckles and their world collapses, form an orderly queue.”

As you know, Japan is experiencing a devastating situation, which includes one of the biggest earthquakes in history, one of the biggest Tsunamis in history, and a nuclear crisis. My family is all right since they are very far from the area. But seeing my mother country and people suffer is depressing and is hurting me a lot. I would love to, and have to, do something for them.

As Japanese, we need your help.
As a “Canada-lover” teacher in Canada, Japan needs our support.  

My students and I will start “Support Japan” Fundraising with help of Candice with her students.
1. Taryn Spitzer and her friends will bring a donation container to each classroom.
2. Please ask your 2nd period students to bring some money.
3. The container will be in your classroom till March 25th.
4. And the team will collect and donate through Red Cross.

I attached a PDF file which my student-teacher Cheryl made quickly to explain a bit about the disaster.

The Toyo students donated the money they earned from Japan Day last week to the “Support Japan” fundraising account. For your information, they are all home in Japan now, and despite yesterday’s earthquake (M 6.4 earthquake that hit their area), they are okay.


Here is an article that I want to share with you:


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