Please read this SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT from Mr. Jones:
Team of Grade 3-5 Student volunteers needed for special Kizuna Connection event on afternoon of Saturday 16th June.
A small team of volunteer YIS students are needed to help with a special Kizuna Connection art activity event for local elementary school students, starring spectacular local mural artist ROCCO.
During the event, will be making individual gift bags and large canvas murals to donate to elementary schools in Ishinomaki and Higashi Matsushima in the Tohoku disaster zone.
It will be a fun creative event, but you will also have the chance to do something for your community.
The participants will be local Japanese elementary school students, so if you can speak Japanese it is great, but you do not need to be a Japanese speaker to volunteer- the participants want to practice their English too!
Interested? Places are limited, so please contact Eddy Jones ASAP for more details, and by Thursday 14th June at the latest.
Well we truly are on the final countdown to the end of our Grade 3 journey now. Still, it will be a busy time this next 2 weeks and above are posted a Home Learning task for this week and a project that we shall start this Tuesday and continue on to the end of the school year, as we take a look at compound machines.
This Monday 11th of June is a student holiday at YIS.
Friday sees all Elementary classes at YIS going off campus for a field trip and picnic lunch to celebrate the year. Thank you all for returning your permission slips.
We are asking for 3 parents per class (6 in all) who can come and help supervise a group of children for the day. If you would like to be one of those, please indicate your wish on the permission slip.
Being as we have another short week, I would like to ask the children to have their ‘Home Learning’ ready for next Monday (instead of this Friday). You can find it in the usual place on our blog and here at: Home Learning Week 29 (3W) to Monday May 28th
Have a great week. Temperatures should shoot up in the next few days so please remember to send your child to school with:
a water bottle
fresh underwear for PE/Sports days (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
Dear 3W parents – please find information about the upcoming Sports Day this Friday 4th May from our YIS PE team
As the anticipation for Sports Day builds, I wanted to give you all a little more information.
I have had a number of students and teachers ask about where to meet and what to do if it rains. All students will be expected to meet at YCAC, no students will be coming to YIS. The K-2 students will need to be at YCAC at 8:15, after the event the students are expected to go home. The 3-5 students will meet at YCAC at 12:15. If there is heavy rain, there will be a call made to the homeroom teachers and the class phone chain will be activated. There will also be a message on the YIS homepage. Attendance will be taken by Yukiko at YCAC.
Please remind students to bring the following items,
-Team color t-shirt
-Small Snack (the 3-5 students should eat lunch before coming to YCAC)
Thank you for all the excitement you are generating for Sports Day! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.