HUSKY EXPRESS Oct 24, 2016


 Administration Corner 

  Head of School   

Welcome Back from Fall Break - Huskies assemble! Many of us at HIS were surprised by the speed at which Fall Break arrived. Now it seems to have ended just as suddenly and brought us all back together. Good thing as there is much learning to be done!The next several weeks have much in store, in addition to learning. First up will be the much anticipated Fall Festival on November 3rd! This is a great time for us to come together as a school and show the Sapporo community what the Huskies are all about!

Car Park Request (Sapporo Campus) - We request that community members please avoid parking in first two parking spaces located next to the sports net in our back lot. These spaces have been blacked out on the pavement to indicate they should be avoided. The spaces must be kept open in order for traffic to safely pass through our well-used car park. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation.


  From the Principal’s Office  

PSAT Testing - Wednesday, November 2nd - All grade 11s and registered grade 9s and 10s will complete the PSAT.

SAT Testing - Saturday, November 5th

MAP Testing - Make-up testing this week for students who missed the original dates or did not complete in the first round.

PowerSchool progress reports will be available to parents online by November 7th.

Parent Fall Festival Volunteers Needed - The PTA is still looking for more parents who can help out before and at the fall festival.  Please contact them at to find out how you can contribute to this annual event.

Fall Festival Bake Sale  - a notice will be sent home this week requesting items for the bake sale.  If possible, please donate to this PTA sponsored event.  Remember all proceeds go to school grants which benefit our children.

Student Babysitters - A reminder that busy parents looking for babysitters are invited to look at the HIS Babysitter List 2016-17  Please feel free to contact one of these students if you are in need of a babysitter.

 @ Niseko 

Welcome Back. We hope you have had a safe and relaxing Fall Break.
Santa Project 2016- Save the Date
A gentle request to save the date of the morning of December 2. PTA parents have scheduled this time for gift wrapping donated items for Santa Project 2016. I will send more information the project during the first week of November.

Upcoming Dates of Note:

  • October 31st Spirit Day (Halloween)
  • 2nd November: Pajama’s Spirit Day
  • November 2nd Asobook for MP1
  • November 4 Lesson Study Professional Development (No school for students)
  • November 10th International Read Aloud
  • November 11th Movie Night
  • November 23 Labor Day Lesson Study Professional Development (No school for students)

Barry Mernin

Teacher Administrator HIS Niseko

 Elementary Activities 

Notices will come out soon regarding the After School Activities choices for the period up until Winter Break.
I would still love to hear from any teachers or parents willing to lead an activity.

 Husky Hugs 

Husky Hugs go out

  • Joe Tomasine - for arranging a slot on 82.5 Northwave Radio for the school to advertise the Fall Festival!
  • Executive Board and Board of Councilors members who came out to support the school through its process of dialogue and decision-making.
  • Everyone for the successful (near) completion of a really great Quarter 1!



After School Japanese (ASJapanaese) 課外日本語教室  

Japanese Classes Currently Available! 生徒募集中
Back by popular demand, HIS offers after school Japanese language lessons. Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 4:45 PM.
The following classes are available:

Day Level (Current) Age Range Room
Tuesday Beginner + Grade 7 - 11 Room 302
Thursday Native / Near-native Grade 4 - 10 Room 301
Friday Beginner Grade 2 - 5 Room 302

For program information and applications, please contact the program director at

曜日 レベル 年齢幅(現時点) 教室
火曜日 初級から 7年生〜11年生 302番
木曜日 ネイティブ ・上級 4年生〜10年生 301番
金曜日 初級 2年生〜5年生 302番


お問い合わせは: まで。皆さんのご応募をお待ちしております。

 HIS Parent E-mailing List 

Do you ever have trouble receiving the weekly HEx, Husky-Info bulletins or other school-wide emails?  Do you have another email address to which you’d like to receive these electronic communications? If so, please email our communications coordinator at so we can update our mailing lists and include you as soon as possible!


 Upcoming Events 


October and November Events
October 28 - End of 1st Quarter

November 3 - Fall Festival
November 4 - Teacher PD (NO CLASSES)
November 9 - Branding & School Progress Update Presentation
November 23  - Teacher PD (NO CLASSES)

Don’t Miss this important November Event:

Branding Committee & School Progress Update Presentation
When: Wed, November 9, 5pm – 6pm
Where: 1F Multi Purpose Room (Sapporo Campus)
What: Brief presentation with question & answer session addressing progress made toward our goals for the 2016 -2017 school year


We finished the soccer season in style with a game against the `All Starz` team … highlights galore and many great goals. A credit to the coaching of Mr Sim and support from Mr Boyd was the energy and commitment these boys displayed all season even in some very wet weather conditions !

Basketball season starts the first day back and all intending players should check the schedules posted around the school. We will have MS JV and Varsity teams for boys and girls.

We are pleased to welcome a new coach to our HS program this year, Mr Shadrick Barrow who will coach the JV team. We might see if we can do a better profile in the upcoming weeks.

Go Huskies !

 Basketball Season Gym Schedule  

Please see here for information on when the gym is scheduled for use during the basketball season.

 From PTA 

Fall Festival Volunteers Needed!  Please contact us at if you are interested.  Fall Festival organizing meeting will be scheduled for sometime next week (TBA).

Please note, all Steering Committee meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.  Any parent is welcome to attend, and please let Neil or Megumi know if you would like to become a regular (and voting) member of the committee.

Next meeting is  November 9 at 3:45 in the Teacher’s Lounge (November 2, the PTA will be busy prepping for the Fall Festival of the following day)

Free babysitting is available for during the meeting upon request.


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