1st Annual YIS Staff & Parent Art Exhibition 2012-13

We are happy to announce the 1st Annual YIS Staff & Parent Art Exhibition 2012-13.

As YIS parents, you are invited and welcome to make and exhibit your own artwork — any type of visual work that you have created yourself: drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, sculpture, digital media, illustration, video, craft, ceramics, fiber work, performance, printmaking, clothing/textile design, and more.  Please know that your artwork may be displayed For Sale (artist’s choice) with proceeds going to the YIS One Yen Drive charity.
Exhibition Dates
Friday April 26 – Friday May 3 in the YIS Library

Wine & Cheese & Live Music Opening Night
4-6pm – Friday April 26  –  All adults & children are welcome to attend
Information for participating artists: 
Hang/install your own artwork in the library between 8am Thursday April 25 – 4pm Friday April 26
  • Hung artwork should have a wire or hook on the back.
  • Work-on-paper and photographs should be matted, framed, or in some way mounted.
  • Wall-hanging space is limited, though there is adequate shelf-top space; we’ve got some small easels (bring your own if you have one).
  • Your flexibility appreciated: # of artworks per person limited to 2 or 3, depending on the size (if it’s a particularly large piece, then perhaps only 1).
  • Thank you for understanding — our goal is to include as many people as possible.
Please don’t hesitate to ask questions.
We are looking forward to a superb inaugural exhibition!
Best regards,
Aaron Reed – Art teacher – reeda@yis.ac.jp
Rita Kar – Head librarian – karr@yis.ac.jp
Leanne Erickson – Head of Arts Department – ericksonl@yis.ac.jp

Book Swap for Parents!

Wednesday March 6th is World Read Aloud Day, and the kick-off for our book swap.



Take a look through your home libraries and bring in good quality books your child is no longer reading. Starting tomorrow and through March 19th, we will be collecting books in the library for a book swap on March 20th, during Student-Led Conferences.


Here’s all you need to do:

  • Find books your children are no longer reading, but are good quality that someone else might like.
  • Bring them to the library starting Wednesday, March 6th. You can bring them in until March 19th.
  • Sign your name and how many books your brought (all near the library counter)
  • Make a donation to Room to Read if you can. Please give the donation to Ms. Kar or Ms. Jalink in the library.
  • Come back to the library on March 20th, parent-teacher conference day, and find some books you and your child would like to have at home. They’re yours!
It’s a good way to give books to others and get some new ones. We are also hoping to raise money for Room to Read.
Thank you!
Ms Blum and Elementary Students
(image courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/anna/3335867958/lightbox/)