At OCSI, we want students to grow. One way we help students grow is by having students reflect on questions, for example:
Why do you think what you think?
What does this story teach us about God or about what we should do?
What does it mean to be human?
How did God make me special?
When faced with two conflicting instructions, how do you determine which to follow?
How do predictions help comprehension?
What does it mean for a computer/robot to be considered intelligent?
Another way we help students grow is by involving them in service projects like cleaning up beaches and churches, visiting nursing homes, using the fine arts to share the Gospel, engaging OCSI elementary students in music and sports, and more!
Next week, on the 12th of March, is the International College Fair. This is a very important event, so please attend and get valuable information. It is open to all and free, so spread the word as well. This is our first time hosting an International College Fair, and we hope it will be a success. If you are interested in helping with this event, please sign up at this link or simply come by and support us.
Starting March 16th, on Saturdays from 9:00 – 11:00, there will be recreational soccer for the parents and staff of OCSI. OCSI high school students 16 and above are also welcome to join. The purpose is to make new acquaintances and socialize while enjoying a small workout playing soccer! If you are interested, please contact fellow OCSI parent, Alex (LINE ID: ruskya or by email at email@example.com).
Another important date is the 21st of March, as it is the student teacher conferences and our second flea market of the school year. There is still time to participate; simply email us and fill out an application to reserve your free spot. Also, there will be a table for OCSI family and friends to advertise their businesses. So please bring flyers, pamphlets, brochures, or business cards to place there so other families can obtain information and learn about your business.
In addition, the school welcomes volunteers throughout the year. So if you would like to help monitor PreK and elementary students during their lunch and recess times, please sign up through this link. Also, the track and field program would love to partner with volunteers who would be willing to supervise and encourage athletes as they perform coach-given workouts while the coaches work with different events or individuals. Contact Coach Robbins at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support 🙂
If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns, please email us at email@example.com. Please continue to check our Facebook, LINE, or the OCSI website for updates.
Last month, the PTF held its second general meeting. We are very thankful for the parents that were able to attend and provide feedback on our events like Coin War, Holiday Market, and Fall Flea Market. For those who were unable to attend, the link for the presentation is posted on the school website under PTF and in our LINE group.
This month, the school held another Japanese college guidance session. We appreciate all the parents that were able to attend and hope the information was useful. Please feel free to contact Mr. Suzuki and/or Mrs. Lopez for college guidance information.
Also, please remember March 12th is our International College Fair. This is a very important event for our high schoolers, middle schoolers, and parents. We are looking for volunteers to help the event – please contact the office for more info!
This week is a very exciting week for the Elementary kids, as it will be Reading Week. The kids will be able to dress up as their favorite characters from books, bring in their favorite books, and share the magic of reading. On Thursday, February 21st at 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Mrs. Woolery, our literacy support teacher, will be hosting Family Reading Night, which will include story time, crafts, and snacks. PTF will be donating new books for this event for kids to take home. Hope to see many friendly faces there!
Next month on the 21st of March during Student-Led Conferences, PTF will be hosting the Spring Flea Market. This is a great opportunity for parents and students to get rid of their used items, find good bargain, and also get experience as sellers and buyers.
If you are interested in participating in this event, please email us and submit an application free of charge.
If you do not have a table and would rather not be on the ground, simply rent one from us for $5.00 or ¥500.
In addition, there will be snacks and drinks for purchase/donations and hopefully some fun games for the kids.
Would you like to introduce your business to the rest of OCSI? We will save a table at the Flea Market so bring in your flyers, business cards, coupons, etc. before or on that day so other parents can pick up your information!
If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please continue to check our Facebook, LINE, and the OCSI website for updates.
6/12: Last day of classes, early student dismissal at 12:30
8/21: First day of classes (see calendar for further dates)
Please note: Please remember that we will be having class on February 18 (previously a school holiday). If you have questions or concerns about sending your child(ren) to school on February 18, please contact the appropriate principal.