HUSKY EXPRESS Feb 20, 2018


 Administration Corner 

  Head of School    

Memorial For Mayu Fujita - Saturday, February 24
Mayu Fujita’s Memorial will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the school from 13:00 ~ 16:00 on Saturday, February 24..
The Memorial will be an open house style so that friends of the family and school community members can drop by to view photo collections, some of Mayu’s favorite personal belongings, selections of her school work and a slide and video clip presentation.
At the family’s request, please come dressed casually and in regular colours, in memory of a very bright and cheerful person.
Flower arrangements will be colorful in nature and incorporate yellow.


A Thing of Beauty:
Last week, when their teacher was away and the middle school portion of the choir was away for ski days, the high school choir students were left on their own to practice.
It was so impressive to watch them take charge of themselves and to sing through several of the numbers they are preparing for the annual performance at Kitara.
The combination of student leadership, individual commitment and beautiful voices coming together for a common purpose was beautiful to watch.
We hope you are all excited about the June 1st performance. See you there!

  From the Principal’s Office  

Upcoming Exam Schedule:
March 10
- SAT Exams (w/ Essay and w/out Essay)
May 5 - SAT Exams (w/ Essay, w/out Essay and Subject Tests)
May 7 - 18 - AP Exams
May 21 - June 6 - MAP Exams

Hokkaido International School Spring Bazaar
Saturday - April 14, 2018
When: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Gym and in the MPR
There will be a flea market, food for sale, games to play, hot and cold drinks - bargains and fun for the whole family!

Donations will be accepted for PTA stall
Spring is a nice time to clean the house. If you have things that are still in good condition but are no longer used / needed, we will find them a new home!
Starting in March, there will be large donation box at the school’s entrance.
Maybe you can encourage your child/ren to go through their toys and books!

* No clothes please (unless new with a tag).  Also, no shoes or stuffed animals.
* All proceeds from sales provide grants to clubs, activities and materials which benefit student learning and enjoyment of school life. 

Vendor Information:
Vendors can participate in the flea market to sell used or new goods - clothes, toys, books, handicrafts, etc. (excluding food/drinks). Vendor spaces are open to the school community and the general public. A vendor space costs 1,500yen and measures approximately 2 x 1.5 meters (a discount rate of 1,000 yen applies for current HIS Staff, Parents and Students).

To reserve a vendor space, please email  or call HIS (011-816-5000) by Wednesday, April 11th.
Vendor space positions are allocated on a first-come first-served basis - hurry up and register!!!

*HIS welcomes amateur and professional vendors alike.  Specific guidelines will be explained to all vendors in order to ensure a relaxed atmosphere for this family event.

Next PTA Steering Committee Meeting -

Wednesday March 7th in the teacher’s lounge.  
Parents interested in being involved in the Spring Bazaar, please join us!

Hokkaido International School Spring Bazaar

 @ Niseko 

Thank you all for a terrific week of learning at HIS Niseko.

IPC Exit Point Celebration of Learning- March 1, 2018
Please save the date of March 1 for our MP1-MP3 IPC Exit Point and Knowledge Harvest. Our students are hard at work preparing to make our learning visible and accessible for our community.
The festivities begin at 14:50. We hope to see you there.

Well Done, Nino!
Congratulations to our EY student, Nino! Nino practiced the virtue of CREATIVITY this week as he showed his classmates a new way to sled. I was thoroughly impressed and I thought I had seen it all.
Great job, Nino. We are lucky to learn alongside you each day.

Upcoming Dates


  • March,1, IPC Exit Point and Knowledge Harvest
  • March 1, Kitara Practice in Niseko 10:30- 3:00
  • March 2nd 2018 Ski Day
  • March 7 Mummy & Me(5)
  • March 7 Asobook 2:15- 3:00
  • March 8, International Read Aloud
  • March 9th, 2018 Ski Day
  • March 12, 10:30-3:00 Kitara Practice in Niseko
  • March 14, PI DAY

Barry Mernin
Teaching Administrator and Seasonal School Coordinator
Hokkaido International School Niseko

 From PTA 

PTA Steering Committee Meetings
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.

The next meeting is this week on Wednesday, March 7th


New! PTA Information Website:


If you are an HIS parent and are looking for a babysitter for an evening or on the weekend, please feel free to contact
Interested HIS parents can then be provided with a list of students available for babysitting.

 Husky Hugs 

Husky Hugs go out

  • Mr. Alonso and all supporting teachers and parents for organizing two days of skiing fun on the slopes at Fu’s Mountain
  • Executive Board Members who will be out working hard this evening for the benefit of the school
  • The many HIS teachers and PTA members who have volunteered to help out with Mayu Fujita’s Memorial this coming weekend


 Upcoming Events 



February 22 - 23 - HS Ski Days

March 1 - 2 - HS Overnight at Jozankei
March 2 - 3 - MS Girls BB Tournament
March 8 - 9 - MS Overnight at Takino
March 10 - SAT Exam
March 10 - 19 - Junior Class Service Trip
March 19 - 13 - Spring Break (no classes)
March 30 - Sports Award Banquet

 Husky Lunch 

Please see HERE for the Husky Lunch Menu for the week of February 19 - 23.


A reminder to players of all teams … except for MS girls … that you should have by now washed, folded and returned your uniform to your manager or me.
It is a very time-consuming job each year to collect all these uniforms and we appreciate your support and responsibility.
The deadline for all players is Wednesday 21st … after this date will be gym suspensions!
The MS girls are having a Goal a Thon this Friday after school … please think about supporting them if one of them asks you.
Much appreciated ...

Go Huskies!

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