PTF Connections:

Greetings from the PTF! One month left till the end of school! It will be a busy time for everyone.

  • On June 7, the PTF will be hosting the Senior Breakfast in the cafeteria. An email went out to the high school parents to support this event. The PTF will be decorating for this event and giving away some special gifts for our seniors.
  • Kindergarten, 5th grade, and 8th grade will be having their promotion ceremonies on June 12. The PTF has prepared a fun gift for these students as well. The PTF will also be helping with the decorations for Yomitan Hall, and a sign up for that will be going out soon.
  • In addition, the PTF will be hosting a end-of-the-school-year party at Toguchi Beach on June 12. We have rented the pavilions from 11:00am – 9:00pm for everyone to enjoy during that time. It will be a picnic style party, so just come whenever it’s convenient for you and enjoy the beach and relax while the kids play after the promotion ceremony and class parties.

This year, there were nine submissions for the PTF Senior Essay Contest from our graduating class of nineteen students. This is an amazing response as it equals almost half the students. So a big thank you to the students for their participation and dedication. On May 30 at the High School Awards Ceremony, the PTF will announce the two winners and give them each a ¥50,000 Amazon gift card for their hard work. All other participants will receive an OCSI towel as a token of appreciation.

Also, a special thank you to those who participated in the potluck during Teacher Appreciation Week. We had an overwhelming amount of food and treats for the staff, and they felt truly blessed by our families.

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In addition, in this month alone, the PTF was able to financially support the 5th grade and 8th grade trips, the Junior/Senior Banquet, and the Far East Track and Field Trip, and to donate a significant number of books to both the secondary and elementary libraries. This is all thanks to our parents who support us and devote their time and effort in assisting our fundraising events. We look forward to seeing what next year will bring.

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Lastly, the school welcomes volunteers throughout the year. If you would like to help monitor elementary students during their lunch and recess times, please sign up through this link. It’s a great chance to serve and see your children interact with each other in our school environment. Thank you for your support 🙂

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns, please email us at ptf@ocsi.org. Please continue to check our Facebook, LINE, or the OCSI website for updates.

PTF Director, Yumi Horii