HUSKY EXPRESS Oct 31, 2016


 Administration Corner 

  Head of School   

Fall Festival Has Arrived -I would like to extend a warm thanks in advance to the PTA (meaning the Parents, Teachers, Staff and Students) for the upcoming Fall Festival. This is also an invitation to the entire community to come out and participate in Fall Festival 2016. It is sure to be a great deal of fun and a wonderful way for our community to come together and bond. See at Fall Festival, this Thursday, November 3, from 10:00 ~ 14:00!

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  

FALL FESTIVAL THIS WEEK - We are all looking forward to this week’s fall festival.  So much preparation has been done, but it is a testament to the organization and cooperation to our parents, teachers, staff and students that it has gone so very smoothly.  Thanks to everyone, and looking forward to seeing you all on Thursday!

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

SAT Testing - Saturday, November 5th

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.

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 

Winter Celebration-Save the Date: Please save the date of Thursday December 15th @ 11:00 AM for our HIS Niseko Winter Celebration. Parents, students and teachers will celebrate the winter season’s arrival with Holiday Music from our Ukulele Orchestra, Poetry and Dance. It looks to be a special bit of joy and fellowship.
The festivities will be followed with a POTLUCK lunch @ 12:00 noon.

Gentle Reminder We hope to go outdoors as often as possible during recess. The snows are here. Please kindly make sure that your child is well-equipped for the cold and wet weather. Cheers and Happy Winter to all!

Upcoming Dates of Note:

  • October 31st Spirit Day (Halloween)
    Halloween Monday, 31st October 2016, we would appreciate if the children could come to school dressed up. Also, in line with Halloween, we will be having a little Trick or Treat in school, thus, if you could send in a small packet of treats (not for 20 students) just a small amount to share amongst the school, that would be great. Children will NOT be eating the treats in school but bringing them home, so that is when you could moderate the sugar intake.
  • 2nd November: Pajama’s Spirit Day
  • 3rd November Japanese National Holiday -Culture Day - (School is in session.)
  • November 4 Professional Development (No school for students)
  • November 23 Japanese National Holiday (No school for students)

Barry Mernin

Teacher Administrator HIS Niseko

 Husky Lunch 

Please check HERE for viewable and downloadable versions of the Husky Lunch Menu for Oct 31 - Nov 4 !

 Elementary Activities 

Notices should have come home this week regarding the choices for After School Activities. Thank you so much to Ms Ashlee(Art & Play), Mr Johnson(Guitar) and Mrs Yamakawa(Hula) for leading these activities.

 Husky Hugs 

Husky Hugs go out

  • 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


All basketball teams are in the gym and practicing hard for the upcoming season. Any other students intending to play should report to practice and meet their coaches this week.

We already have 3 games organized for the HS boys and their first game will be next Monday against Seishu.

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.


 Outdoor Leadership

AdHOC Wheel had it second-ever excursion over the weekend. We explored 12 kilometers of pristine single-track, enjoying the autumn colors while dodging the bountiful tanuki dung heaps.

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