Hello, OCSI Parents!
I can’t believe the 2016-2017 school year is almost finished! It has been a great year for our school, and I am proud of the many ways you and our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) have helped support our teachers and school community.
This year PTF funds (which come from the activity fee and Holiday Market fundraiser) were used for:
- Teacher Appreciation Week.
- Coffee for the faculty and staff.
- A scholarship for two senior students.
- Breakfast for the senior class on graduation day.
- Gifts for departing teachers.
- The Play Safely Campaign.
- Refurbishing the guest apartment.
PTF provided refreshments and assistance at many school events: Elementary Math Night, Elementary Reading Night, New Parent Information Meeting, Prospective Family Open House, and the Faculty/Staff Christmas Party. Parents connected through the Motheread class and ESL Bible study, which are sponsored and led by PTF committee members.
Thank you to all the parents who have served as class parents and helped with classroom events throughout the year! Thank you also to all the parents who helped with the Holiday Market in November. The Holiday Market is a special time for our school community to come together and celebrate the unique talents in our school and island community. Your involvement in these events makes a difference in your child’s education, and we appreciate you!
And a very special thank you to our PTF Committee for 2016-2017! These parents met regularly throughout the year to plan and organize all the PTF events, and very little would happen without their service and commitment. Thank you Yumi Horii, Takako Manzaki, Carrie Young, and Kiomi Novak. We are also happy to announce that Mrs. Yumi Horii will serve as our PTF Director for the 2017-2018 school year! Mrs. Horii has been very involved in PTF since her family came to OCSI, and we are excited that she is willing to serve in this position.
Thank you for the privilege of working together to help our school community. Have a wonderful summer, and I look forward to seeing you next school year!