TIPS Journal October 31, 2020

keeping our families in the school loop

Greetings from Tokyo International Progressive School

Dear Parent Community of TIPS,

Hello from the principal's desk. This journal hopes to keep you informed of the school's activities. Any questions, please ask.

Having survived our Halloween festivities, we now look forward to a school-wide debate activity for all grades that begins in November. The English teacher of each grade kicks it off with a persuasive speech activity, which culminates in December with four students voted the debate winning team. Thank Mr. Jessen-Petersen for the inspiration that came from a grade 11 literature activity.

Our counselor, Ms. Emiko Kakimoto, is with us each Friday and occasional Tuesdays. She welcomes parents to her afternoon sessions in our building or on Skype. You may reach her through our office.


Lyn Sato


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Parent/Staff Association

Many thanks go to the PSA for the Halloween photography, treats and fun.

Our Parent/Staff Association will next get together over a coffee at the Roppongi Midtown Starbucks 1F at 10 a.m. on November 19.

Watch for a workshop before the winter break from our PSA.

Upcoming Special Dates (through November 13)

Monday, November 2: First Day of Quarter 2.

Wednesday, November 4, Recognition Awards presented in TAPs.

Tuesday, November 10: PE in gym.

Wednesday, November 11: Robotics for grades 4 - 7 in P1 - 2.

Friday, November 13: Teacher work day, no classes.

School Events

Creative Minds at Work

Grade 8 students won bragging rights to best Halloween door decoration on October 28, seen here with teacher Ms. Soulef Batnini. They received a pizza lunch to recognize their enthusiasm.

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Mr. Makoto Suzuki, news analyst at Fuji TV, spoke to our school on October 26 about the news writing process and how to determine a trustworthy source. Thank you Mr. Suzuki for your insights and your contributions to our journalism class which produces "The Wolverine", our twice-monthly student publication.
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TIPS is excited to host a demo day from Tokyo Coding Club on November 16. Students have a choice to participate in a variety of activities to learn more about what Tokyo Coding Club offers, such as 3D printing, robotics and animation.
Finally, a few pictures of our creative halloween costumes that speak for themselves:
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Tokyo International Progressive School:

the small school in the Meguro area

specializing in learning differences