TIPS Journal March 2, 2022

on the school year so far

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Greetings from Tokyo International Progressive School

Dear Parent Community of TIPS,

The Variety Show, our evening of performances and applause on Friday, April 1, is shaping up. Co-directors are Mr. Brock Spore and Mr. Jason Wan. This year our Variety Show will be held in an auditorium in the ShimoKitazawa KuMin Kai Kan (Kitazawa Town Hall). The address is: Kitazawa 2 - 8- 18, Setagaya - ku, Tokyo 155-8666.

Parents will receive more information about the show in March.

Thanks for reading. Any questions, please ask!


Lyn Sato

TIPS Principal

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Thank you to those who supported the Valentine's Day bake sale in the various ways you did, including delivering, selling and of course baking!

Our next PSA meeting is day - March 2 - at 2 p.m. All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend with their ideas and opinions.

Upcoming Special Dates (through April 15, 2022)

Tuesday, March 1: Grade 6 travels to Kidzania.

Wednesday, March 2: PSA meeting, online or in the building, 2 p.m.

Friday, March 4: Emiko Kakimoto counsels.

Tuesday, March 8: PE in gym. Emiko Kakimoto counsels.

Friday, March 11: LEAP swim day. Emiko Kakimoto counsels.

Saturday, March 12: Tokyo Spelling Bee.

Friday, March 18: Dismissal for Spring Break (March 21 - 25)

Monday, March 28: Grade 5 travels to Kidzania.

Friday, April 1: Variety Show 6 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5: PE in gym.

Wednesday, April 6: PSA meeting.

Friday, April 8: Last day of Quarter 3.

Monday, April 11: First day of Quarter 4. Robotics for grades 4 - 7.

Tuesday, April 12: PE in gym.

Friday, April 15: Mr. Jessen Petersen present Good Learning Habits for School and Home 7 p.m. Topic: Resiliency.


Last week, TIPS students took part in a fun day held by the Student Council, which took place in the building. Activities included a Super Smash Brothers tournament called “TIPS Smash Down”, where The Wildcats team won (Ryota, Junwon, and Travis).

The second event which took place was a movie day where students watched a movie called Tom & Jerry. Snacks and drinks were on sale, and according to the feedback of students, the day was very eventful. “All the contestants displayed sportsmanship and it strengthened our mutual interests in gaming,” said Travis, the captain of the winning team.

On Valentine’s day, Choco grams were also bought, sold, and delivered by the student council. “It was a nice experience. Student Council did an exponential job of providing an organized system of delivering the choco grams,” said Mr. JP.

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Tokyo International Progressive School

TIPS is the small and supportive international school in the Futako-Tamagawa area.