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TAIP Bowling December 2018!

TAIP is excited to announce the 7th Annual Membership Bowling Tournament!

Up for grabs is the Association Trophy to place in your school display case for a year and gloating rights to exercise at will!

Sign-Up Here: SIGN-UP FORM

Location: Shinagawa Prince Hotel Bowling Center
Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
5 minutes walk from Shinagawa station (Takanawa Exit)
Start Time: 10:00 am Please arrive by 09:30 to take care of checking in and shoe rental and ball choice.
Finish Time: 12:00

Each Associate Member and Institutional School Member can field a team of 2 persons to compete for the Trophy.

Team makeup: Each team needs to consist of 2 persons. They can be teachers, admin, office personnel or leadership group members. Please register your team members online.

All expenses for bowling, lane costs and shoe rental will be paid by TAIP.

**Anyone wishing to have more drinks or snacks other than the complimentary ones provided after the elimination rounds, please bring your own. Each school or team member will be responsible for that cost.
**Tournament rules and specifics will be announced at the bowling alley.

TAIP Fall 2018 Professional Development Events and Opportunities

Dear TAIP Members,

 

We are happy to announce our fall schedule for Professional Development events and opportunities:

 

 

TEACHER SHARING SESSIONS

We will be offering a number of smaller events throughout the year. These will be small presentations at various member schools on relevant topics. The main focus will be a discussion time afterward in which teachers share ideas, seek advice and strategize together. TAIP Board Members will be on hand to keep the discussion on track.

Teacher Sharing Sessions are held on weekdays and are free for all members, with refreshments provided for all attendees.

Please take a moment to review the events for this Term below. We ask that those who would like to attend RSVP us at president17@tokyopreschools.org at least one week in advance. Those who sign up will be contacted with more information.

 

October 19th, “An Introduction to the Montessori Classroom” at The Montessori School of Tokyo, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Ludovica Molinari Momoi and Nicole Vogt from MST will give a basic introduction to the Montessori story.  Participants can then tour a classroom, try out some materials and discuss personal ideas, experiences, and strategies, especially concerning the developmental needs of children.

October 24th, “Music & Movement” at Children’s Garden, 6:15-7:30 p.m.

Music & Movement legend Bruce Gomez will share of his best songs and strategies for engaging preschool children with music. Afterward a discussion will be held in which participants can share songs, dances, ideas and strategies on the topic.

November 27th, “Organizing a Preschool Classroom” at Ohana International School, 6:00-:7:30 p.m.

Shelly Sacks of Ohana International School will show participants around her classrooms, demonstrating how to get the most out of your space. Participants will then share their own ideas and discuss how to best organize and layout a preschool classroom.

 

FALL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

We are happy to announce that our Fall Annual Conference will be held on Saturday, November 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We are putting the final touches on details such as the location, flyer and sign-up system, and will be in touch about those things very soon. For now, we’d like to introduce our presenters and workshops:

 

Tanya Batt – Storytelling in the Preschool Classroom

Tanya Batt will show teachers how to use storytelling in a preschool classroom to enhance learning, engage with children and enrichen their experiences. Tanya’s workshops are world-renowned and not to be missed.

Tanya is a self-confessed story-o-phile and frock-o-holic. A south pacific pirate princess, a black butterfly, a word warbler and story stitcher who channeled her childhood propensity for talking and her love of dressing up into a real ‘imaginary job’.

Born curious, she left New Zealand, her country of birth at a young age and tried growing up in Australia. This experience left her curious, with a funny accent and a great big sack of stories. Not wanting the sack to burst, she has been sharing stories ever since.

“Stories make you rich and richer still, when you give them away.”

Her story adventures have taken her all over the world, to place both on and off maps. She has been invited to more than twenty countries to share her work.

She both writes and performs stories. Her work is characterized by a weaving of the ordinary and the fabulous. She likes to take old stories and dress them up in new clothes, she likes to dance and sing and hopes that in doing so, she preserves and fosters in her audiences a natural delight and curiosity.

“Stories remind us that there is an unaccountable amount of mystery and magic in this world.”

 

Kathy Kampa – Creating a Classroom of Success through Music and Movement

Music and movement have the potential to create a classroom of success for you and your students. Learn why music and movement are vital to building success in the young learner classroom. Experience a wide variety of strategies that nurture English language skills along with students’ critical thinking, creativity, and imagination. Join Kathy Kampa’s action-packed workshop to bring greater success to your classroom.

As a PYP (Primary Years Program) dance/music/language specialist teacher at Seisen International School, Kathleen Kampa develops arts-based strategies for young learners by creating links between different areas of the school curriculum. She uses an inquiry-based approach to teaching through which students develop 21st Century skills. Kathleen uses multiple intelligences strategies to help all students find success in the classroom. She supports the development of English language skills by creating songs, chants, and TPR (Total Physical Response)/movement activities targeted to young learners’ needs. Kathleen and her husband Charles Vilina are co-authors of Magic Time, Everybody Up, and the ELTon award-winning course Oxford Discover, all published by Oxford University Press. Kathleen’s two CDs for young learners, Kathy Kampa’s Special Days and Holidays and Jump Jump Everyone, build English language skills through TPR while nurturing creativity and imagination.

 

More info on this event coming very soon!

 

TANYA BATT SCHOOL VISITS

Tanya Batt, who will present at our Fall Annual Conference, is also available to visit schools to give performances for students. Tanya is a wonderful storyteller and performer, and will be accompanied by a musician to give a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Here are the details:

 

Available Dates: November 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th

Programs:

Full Day: 3 performances, 45 minutes – 1 hour, no limit on number of students. 100,000 yen

Half Day: 2 performances, 45 minutes – 1 hour, no limit on number of students. 75,000 yen

Special Small Session: 1 performance, 1 hour, maximum 50 students. 55,000 yen

 

All performance reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please email president17@tokyopreschools.org to schedule a visit with Tanya ASAP!

 

 

Thank you and we hope as many of you as possible will take advantage of our fall 2018 Professional Development Schedule!

 

Sincerely,

TAIP Board of Directors

TAIP Bowling Tournament – April 7, 2018

TAIP is excited to announce the 6th Annual Membership Bowling Tournament! Up for grabs is the Association Trophy to place in your school display case for a year and gloating rights to exercise at will!

Sign-Up Here: https://tokyopreschools.org/event-registration/

Location: Tokyo Dome City Bowling
Date: April 7, 2018 (Saturday)
Start Time: 10:00 am Please arrive by 09:30 to take care of checking in and shoe rental and ball choice.
Finish Time: 12:00
Each Associate Member and Institutional School Member can field a team of 2 persons to compete for the Trophy.
Team makeup: Each team needs to consist of 2 persons. They can be teachers, admin, office personnel or leadership group members. Please register your team members online.
All expenses for bowling, lane costs and shoe rental will be paid by TAIP. **Anyone wishing to have more drinks or snacks other than the complimentary ones provided after the elimination rounds, please bring your own. Each school or team member will be responsible for that cost.
**Tournament rules and specifics will be announced at the bowling alley.

March 3, 2018 – Workshop with Jenny Mosley

Dear Members,

We are proud to announce a Tokyo Association of International Preschools’ (TAIP) 2018 Special Workshop.

The event will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at New International School, and will run from 9: 30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The event will feature Jenny Mosley (https://www.circle-time.co.uk). She is an internationally known speaker with 43 years of experience in education.

Her workshop for TAIP is titled “Vibrant Circle Time for Early Years” and will focus on building emotional resilience and self-esteem for very young children.

 

 

Conference Fee (Paid at door):
TAIP Members: ¥5,000
Non-Members: ¥10,000

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Thank you, and we hope as many of you as possible will take the time to attend this very special opportunity!
Sincerely,
TAIP Board of Directors

 

TAIP Annual General Meeting, January 31st

Dear TAIP Members,
You are all invited to our our Annual General Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31st at ABC International School. You may find a link to their website HERE, and details on their location HERE. We will present a summary of our activities in 2017 and discuss the future of the organization. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard as a member so we hope you will attend. Please RSVP  jnakamura@newis.ed.jp.
We would also like to announce that we are taking nominations for the position of TAIP President in 2019. If you know someone who you think might be right for this position, please contact  jnakamura@newis.ed.jp. There will also be a chance to offer nominations at the meeting itself.
It has come to our attention that some of you have not been receiving emails or information about our events. We are looking into that problem now, and assure you it is important to us that all our members are properly informed of our activities. In the meantime, board members will be contacting each member about future meetings and activities, including this upcoming meeting.
Thank you and we’d like to see as many of you as possible at this event.
Sincerely,
TAIP Board of Directors

TAIP Welcome Back 2018

Dear TAIP Members,
Hello and welcome to 2018 from the Tokyo Association of International Preschools. We hope you had a restful winter break and are ready to get back to school and the students.
Here at TAIP, we are looking forward to an exciting year. We are committed to providing services to our membership that will help you and to create the best possible preschool environment and to getting the word out about TAIP member schools. Here are few important announcements.
1. We would like to invite all members to our Annual General Meeting at ABC International School on Wednesday, January 31st. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Board Members will discuss some of the details and progress of the organization throughout 2017. We will also confirm the new slate of officers for 2018 and nominate leadership for 2019. This is also an excellent opportunity to discuss the organization and give your feedback and ideas. Drinks and refreshments will be served. We hope that as many of you as possible will find the time to attend this event.
2. TAIP is happy to announce a full day workshop with renowned UK educator Jenny Mosley on March 3rd, 2018. Detailed information to follow within the next few weeks.  Jennifer Mosley: https://www.circle-time.co.uk/
Thank you and please expect many more exciting things from TAIP in 2018!
Sincerely
Alex Batten
TAIP President