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PTF Connections:

This month has been an amazing month for our students. Despite the many typhoon interruptions, the PTF held its first coin war, raising over ¥170,000. We would like to thank our students, parents, and teachers for their cooperation in making it such a successful fundraiser, exceeding our expectations. As a result, the ice cream party will be for all students! The winners will receive select prizes from their classroom wish list. For example, the elementary winner, Mr. Logan’s 3.2 Class, has requested beanbag chairs and lamps for the reading corner.

In addition, we will be using these funds to purchase…

  • Science goggles and a variety of indoor board games for the elementary students.
  • For secondary, funds will be given to the mission team to assist in their trip to the Philippines. The secondary winners will also receive fun prizes like homework passes and other prizes, dependent on their teachers.

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We would also like to thank our parents for attending the Japanese college guidance session.  There were more than 30 parents at this event, allowing Mr. Suzuki to explain the updated college information in Japan. This will help secondary students and parents in making informed decisions about their future college plans. We are hoping to plan another college guidance session again to promote awareness of colleges in Japan and around the world.

fleamarket

On November 2nd during parent teacher conferences, the PTF will be hosting a flea market.  This is a great opportunity for parents and students to earn money selling used items. And possibly a chance to get a good bargain! Participation is straightforward and easy—no booth fee or application, instead, simply bring whatever goods you want to sell and do so from 9AM to 12PM. Also, 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. Many groups will be fundraising for class trips, sports trips, and mission trips. There will also be snacks and drinks for purchase or donation.

Holiday Market

On November 17th, the PTF will host our annual Holiday Market. This will include a selection of local craft artists, international foods, and an outdoor festival for the kids. Details for the outside festival are still in progress; however, we will definitely have a selection of carnival-style games. Therefore, please continue to check our Facebook, LINE, or the OCSI website for updates. And join us for this fun family event. We look forward to seeing you there!

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In addition, we just ordered new OCSI sweatshirts, and they are available for purchase! So, please check them out in our PTF “mini store” in the corner of the front office. We are also selling PTF t-shirts and OCSI towels there.

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to email us at ptf@ocsi.org.

Yumi Horii
PTF Director