Winterfest 2014


If you were out at Chofu on Saturday, I am sure you would agree with us that Winterfest, even though it was cold, was a huge success. It was a fun-filled day with a great variety of food, entertainment, activities and shopping. We are reminded once again how fortunate we are to have so many talented people in our ASIJ community who selflessly give their time and energy in so many different ways.

Despite the challenges caused by the construction, our fabulous Winterfest Chofu Chair Yasuko Kent and ELC co-chairs Kim Burke and Toni Simmons did a stellar job not only organizing the event, but doing it with such calm and finesse. We owe a huge thank you to all of them for their courage and willingness to take on this big role.

This event would not have been possible without the countless number of student and parent volunteers who helped us put this event together. Whether you baked, cooked, sorted, sewed, counted or put in a shift at a booth, your contribution was indispensable to the success of this event. Thank you!

A special thank you to the Administration, CSCP, Business Office, Maintenance, Cafeteria and Bus Transportation/Monitor staff at school for their continuous support. Domo arigato gozaimashita!

Once again, our community came through with the Raffle ticket sales this year, clearing over ¥4.2 million! We would like to especially recognize Nami and Debbie’s Nursery class (ELC), Mr. Rolls’ class (ES) and Mr. Gibson’s advisory (MS) for top sales in their respective school divisions.

Congratulations also to Hillary and Maki’s Pre-K class (ELC), Mrs. Harris-Rolls’ class (ES) and Mrs. Erwin’s advisory (MS) for their outstanding participation in the Bake Sale competition.

Your support of Winterfest and other PTA events enable us to provide numerous enrichments to the schools programs, such as the petting zoo on both campuses, Japanese Cultural Activities at the ELC and the Sakura Medal Program and upcoming screening of Hafu at Chofu. Thank you again for your valuable contributions.

Hitomi Hattori & Beth Robinson
ASIJ Chofu & ELC PTA Presidents