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  • Spring Arts Gala
  • Netherlands Trip Information
  • PTA News

1. Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Community

Over Golden Week, please take a moment to fill out our HIS School Satisfaction Survey. The same survey was used in 2015 and we will be interested in seeing how we are going, as a school. This is an anonymous survey and we welcome your feedback. Enjoy Golden Week.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule

2. Crane Video

3. Student-led Conference and Spring Arts Gala

General Information for Spring Arts Gala

  • Saturday, 19th May 1:30 p.m. at Hiroshima International School

The HIS Annual Spring Concert will be featuring all students in Early Childhood Class through Grade 12 in various performance groups. The program is presented as a way to celebrate student’s learning engagement through music for the school year. Students are making their final effort in preparing for the special day. Please join us and support, inspire the performers to sing and to play their best!

Program Overview

  • Early Childhood Class Movement & songs
  • KG-1 Movement & songs
  • G2-5 Chorus
  • INTERMISSION
  • G6 Ensemble
  • G9-10 Ensemble
  • G11 Solo Small Ensembles
  • G7-11 Orchestra

Spring Arts Gala 2018 newsletter info.docx

PYP Message for Spring Arts Gala 2018

Dear PYP parents,

Over the years, as many of you may be aware, The HIS Spring Concert has focused primarily on showcasing the musical talents, progress and achievements of our school-wide student body.

Last year we introduced the Secondary Visual Arts exhibition to further celebrate student learning in the Arts and we are very excited to announce this will continue again this year.  The genkan area will be displaying a range of artwork across the grades to celebrate their creativity, inspiration and deep thinking skills. Further details will be sent out via Takako-sensei and Mrs K in due course.

As the day is set to celebrate student learning, we will also be including our traditional PYP student-led conferences to the line-up this year.  Student-led conferences have been running for over a decade at HIS and have previously been attended by parents during the week. These conferences play a significant and valued role where students are provided with the opportunity take ownership of their learning and it was felt, expanding the scope of celebrating learning across the curriculum on this day would work well.

Please see the Spring Arts Gala 2018 PYP Parent letter here.

4. Netherlands Trip Information

Dear Parents,

We are currently gathering interest for our next student exchange trip to Comenius College in Rotterdam, Netherlands, which will take place in September 2018. Students have received a paper copy of the attached letter this morning.

If you would like your child to participate in this trip, please return the interest form on the last page to either me or Mrs Pechhold by Tuesday 8 May. We will also accept electronic copies of this form.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Kind regards

Ms Annie Levasseur alevasseur@hiroshima-is.ac.jp

5. PTA News

PTA News 27 Apr(日本語は以下に)

1)The income and expenditure report

from this year’s festival is attached.

Although we do not have the final total yet (due to outstanding receipts and some additional possible income with the PTA Bazaar (¥100 shop), it appears that the sales is about 100,000 yen less than than the last year.

Sales are ¥1,084,767, expenses are ¥596,203. The total profit is ¥488,564.

We made about ¥70,000 more than last year, even though, due to the rain, the total in food sales went down.  The ticket pre-sales helped, but we believe that some tickets may not have been used. In particular, we are sorry that due to the weather the Bouncy House had to close earlier (during the Bouncy House’s last hour of being open, no guests wanted to enter as well), we hope your children weren’t disappointed and many seemed to enjoy making their own cotton candy!

The Secondary Students also did a fantastic job with their room, which really helped the total sales.

As some students have wondered where the Festival money goes, please let them know that this fundraiser is by far the biggest one of the year.  Without it, we would not be able to fund the vast majority of PTA school activities, from Halloween, to Bon-Fire, to Secondary Dances, and the playground and garden renewal.

The PTA is also planning on meeting with representatives from the SRC (Student Representative Council). We are trying to put together a wish list from students and teachers regarding how to distribute PTA funds. We aim to do this before the end of the school year.

Even with the less than perfect weather, our HIS PTA Festival was a great success, and we sincerely thank everyone, parents, students, teachers, staff, administration, outside vendors, and community members for your efforts, cooperation, flexibility, dedication, and assistance. We really cannot do it without you.

As always, if you have questions, comments, or suggestions, regarding this festival or any other PTA activities, please contact us at the PTA email.

pta@hiroshima-is.ac.jp

 2018Festival.pdf

2)We will have a Festival after party on Sunday 29th.

You don’t need any booking. Just come and enjoy!

Please come with your child!

Date: Sunday 29 Apr. 5 p.m.-

Venue: KeMB’s 2nd floor

2-9-13, Otemachi, Naka-ku

We will not book a table. You pay for your own food.

3) Go Carp !!

Mrs Seira Kurihara, parent of Conon in Grade 3-4 was able to graciously donate forty tickets to the HIS PTA. Every HIS families’ name was put into the lottery.  Twenty families were chosen at random. Each winning family will receive two tickets (one for the student, one for the adult – a parent should attend with their child). The game is on May 20 and starts at 1:30. The total cost of tickets is ¥4200 (¥2100 x 2).
To claim you ticket, winners should contact the PTA by email at pta@hiroshima-is.ac.jp on or before

Tuesday, May 8th.

If you do not acknowledge whether you want the tickets by that date, we will offer them to the next family on our list of alternate winners.  Tickets need to be paid for by Tuesday, May 15. Payment can be made in an envelope with exact change, to Makkie-san at the office. She will send the tickets home with your child If payment is not made by May 15, we will offer them to the next family on our list of alternate winners.

If you are an alternative winner, and more tickets become available, we will notify you by email.

Congratulations to the winners, Go Carp!  Thank you again to Mrs. Kurihara!

The winners of the baseball tickets are:

  • Family of SeungEon Y G12
  • Family of Kai S EC
  • Family of SuHwan B G9
  • Family of Julani BG5
  • Family of Soshun S G5
  • Family of Leah R G9
  • Family of Rinoka H G3
  • Family of Ayaka I G3
  • Family of Lisa N EC
  • Family of Erika S G4
  • Family of Sophie N G3
  • Family of Daichi W G11
  • Family of Kathryn F KG1
  • Family of Sean V G6
  • Family of Emilio G KG1
  • Family of Kent N G11
  • Family of Yuya N G11
  • Family of Reino T G10
  • Family of Lucija K G8
  • Family of Miina Y G10

We request that only a parent/guardian attend with their HIS student.  Ticket transfer within a family is okay only if the other child also attends HIS. Please do not transfer the ticket to another family or student, instead please inform the PTA that you will not use the tickets. There is no reselling of tickets, and please inform the PTA, as soon as

possible, if you will not use the tickets.                                            pta@hiroshima-is.ac.jp

PTAニュース

1)今年のフェスティバルの支報告書を添付いたします

最終的な数字ではありませんが(PTA Bazaar(100円ショップ)の追加売上とレシートの未到着あり)売上は去年より約10万円少なく終わりました。

売上は¥1,084,767、経費は¥596,203です。利益は¥488,564です。

天気の影響か来場者はおそらく少なく、フードの売上合計が減少したにもかかわらず、昨年より利益は約7万円増えました。チケットの事前販売が貢献したと思われます。ですが、一部のチケットが使用されていない可能性があります。特に、Bouncy Houseは天気のため早めに閉鎖しなければならず(Bouncy Houseの最後の時間あたりは雨がひどく入場者がいなくなりました)、子供たちががっかりせずに自分でコットンキャンディーを作ることを楽しんでくれていたら、と願います!

セカンダリーの教室でのアクティビティも素晴らしい活躍をしてくれました。これは本当にトータルセールスを上げてくれました。

フェスティバルの利益がどのように使われるか疑問に思っている生徒がいると聞いています。このフェステイバルが募金活動の年間の最大のものであることをお子さんに知らせてください。ここでの利益がなければ、ハロウィンから始まり、ボン・ファイヤー、セカンダリー・ダンス、そしてフィールドリノベーションなどに対して、資金を提供することはできません。

PTAはセカンダリークラス委員との話し合いをいたします。PTAの資金をどのように配布するか生徒と先生からの購入希望リストをまとめます。

そして今年度の終わりに実行予定です。

良い天候ではありませんでしたが、フェスティバルは大きな成功を収めました。

あらためて保護者の皆さま、生徒達、先生方、スタッフの皆様、ガードマン、外部から来ていただいた販売の方々、関係者の方々の多大なるご協力を心より感謝いたします。

フェステイバルに関するご質問、(その他のアクティビティに関することなど含め)、ご提案などございましたらメールをお願いします。 pta@hiroshima-is.ac.jp

​​ 2018Festival.pdf

2) 429 日曜日、フェスティバルの打ち上げをします。

事前に参加不参加の申し出は不要です。小さなお子さんももちろんオッケーです。

どうぞお気軽にご参加くださいませ。

日時:4月29日 日曜日 17時より

場所:ケンビーズ 2階

住所:中区大手町2-9-13

食事は各自がオーダーして個別にお支払いしていただきます。

3)カープ観戦チケット当選者発表!!

G3のCononのお母さまの栗原さんが40枚のカープチケットを手配し、確保してくださいました。なかなかチケットがとれない中、ほんとうに感謝いたします!

20家族がランダムに選出されました。ひと家族2枚の購入権が与えられます。(一枚は生徒へ、一枚は親御さんへ。お子さんには親御さんの付き添いをお願いします)

試合は520日 日曜日13:30開始です。

チケットの費用は一枚2100円なので4200円になります。(外野指定席)

チケットの当選権利のお申し出は、当選者は58日火曜日までに必ずpta@hiroshima-is.ac.jpまでメールでPTAに連絡してください。その日までにチケットを希望するかお決めできない場合は、次点者リストの次の家族に権利を渡します。

お支払いは5月15日までです。

お支払い先はオフィスのマッキーさんにお釣りのないように封筒に入れてご提出ください。

5月15日までにお支払いが行われない場合は、次点者リストの家族に権利を渡します。

次点の方(以下のリストに載っていません)にはこちらからご連絡いたします。

当選者の方々、カープの試合にいってらっしゃい!!

栗原さんありがとうございます!

野球チケットの勝者は以下の通りです:

  • Family of SeungEon Y G12
  • Family of Kai S EC
  • Family of SuHwan B G9
  • Family of Julani BG5
    Family of Soshun S G5
  • Family of Leah R G9
  • Family of Rinoka H G3
  • Family of Ayaka I G3
  • Family of Lisa N EC
  • Family of Erika S G4
  • Family of Sophie N G3
  • Family of Daichi W G11
  • Family of Kathryn F KG1
  • Family of Sean V G6
  • Family of Emilio G KG1
  • Family of Kent N G11
  • Family of Yuya N G11
  • Family of Reino T G10
  • Family of Lucija K G8
  • Family of Miina Y G10

観戦にははHISの生徒と親御さんが行くようにお願いします。

家族内での譲渡(兄弟などでの)は構いませんがいずれにしてもHISの生徒間で

お願いします。また、別の家族や生徒への譲渡はお断りします。

チケットを利用しない方はPTAまでご連絡をお願いします。

チケットの再販はないです。不要な方はできるだけ早くPTAにご連絡お願いします。

pta@hiroshima-is.ac.jp

6. Japanese Outline

The Crane, 27 April 2018