TIPS Journal May 23, 2021

keeping our families in the school loop

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Greetings from Tokyo International Progressive School

Dear Parent Community of TIPS,

The remaining activities in the school year have been added while cautiously watching the government advisories and meanwhile working with facilities we use outside of the school. Which is to say, everything is subject to change!

Our three-week summer school program will be held in the new campus beginning June 28. If you would like your child to review the previous grade or prepare for the next grade, we will work with him or her on an individual basis.

You may read more about our summer program and register here.

We welcome all returning and new families to an Open House at our new campus on Friday, June 25 at 2 p.m. Please come to see our interior. We can't promise to be completely unpacked and settled, but do want to invite you to see the school before some of you will be traveling for the summer. The Open House will simply be a tour of the new campus and a drink of cold tea. I will be on hand to answer questions. In order to avoid overly crowded conditions, you will be asked around June 1 to register for the Open House. If a great number of families want to attend, we may have to stagger arrival times in order to prevent overcrowding.

This will be the last issue of the TIPS Journal you receive this academic year. Thank you so much for all the positive feedback!

As usual, any questions, please ask.


Lyn Sato

TIPS Principal


Ms. Carol Akiyama presents "Positive Behavior Parenting" with a focus on summer activity on May 28 on zoom for our community. Ms. Akiyama is a behavior specialist with ties to TIPS.

She will be presenting strategies that parents can use to reduce nagging and empower young people to be their best selves when they have too much time on their hands. We hope to see you there, May 28 at 6 p.m. on zoom. To register, fill out the form below.

For a preview, please view:

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The school is indebted Ms. Carmen Hackworth and Ms. Asami Yamazaki for the leadership provided to the PSA this year. Thank you so much for the constant thoughtfulness, including the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast promised for May 28.

A huge thank you to those who have expressed interest in leadership in our PSA next year. Ms. Iris Yamanaka has let me know her fantastic ideas on how to continue to build community with our families while providing some fun and fundraising at school.

In the 2021-2022 academic year, each of our grade levels will be represented by a parent in the PSA. This will provide for improved communication and support for the organization. I will continue to attend meetings with a principal's report.

Upcoming Special Dates (through June 28)

Monday, May 24: Dr. Martin Pohl addresses our Global Citizenship class in period 6.

Tuesday, May 25: Mt. Takao Day. No classes are held. (rain date is May 27)

Friday, May 28: 7:40 a.m. Teacher Appreciation Breakfast provided by the PSA. Ms. Carol Akiyama presents "Positive Behavior Parenting" to families and friends of TIPS on zoom at 6 p.m.

Monday, May 31: Robotics for grades 4 - 7.

Tuesday, June 1: PE in gym.

Friday, June 4: Variety Show. No classes all day.

Monday, June 7: Outdoors Day. Students participate in either a 20 km bike ride or spend the day at Shinagawa Kumin Park. 2:30 p.m. dismissal.

Tuesday, June 8: PE in gym.

Wednesday, June 9: picnic near our new campus. Altered schedule with school morning and dismissal as usual.

Friday, June 11: last day of WIN.

Monday, June 14: 3:15 p.m. dismissal begins.

Wednesday, June 16: last day for grade 12 students to submit work in order to participate in graduation ceremony.

Thursday, June 17: Early dismissal at 12 p.m.

Friday, June 18: Student Appreciation Day. No classes.

Saturday, June 19: Graduation ceremony.

Monday, June 28: First day of Summer School.

Tokyo International Progressive School

TIPS is the small school currently in the Meguro area

that specializes in learning differences,

relocating to 1-5-20 Kamata, Setagaya-ku on June 21, 2021.