kodomo No Ie

September 2008

1: Congratulations on your admission and promotion!
2: Events in September:
3: Goals for this month -- Enjoy preschool
4: From Paster Tom Hower
5: Nice to Meet You!! -- Introducing Teachers
6: Let's Sing!!
7: Concert on Oct 17
8: New books
9: Requests

Congratulations on your admission and promotion!


I'm sure you noticed the trimmed mulberry trees in the school yard. It's a new school year look but I miss the lush branches a bit. When I start to feel the cool fall breeze in the air, it's time to welcome the children back. The teachers and I are filled with renewed energy and are looking forward to sharing all the excitement with you again.

Events in September:

17th-19th (Wed-Fri): First day of school, ceremonies
20th (Sat): Saturday Japanese classes start
22nd (Mon): Hiyoko class (mommy & me) starts 9:30am – 11am
24th-26th (Wed-Fri): September birthday parties and offering


Goals for this month -- Enjoy preschool

2-3 age group:

Look forward to coming to preschool and get familiar with the teachers
Learn the schedule and get used to the preschool environment

3-4 age group:

Enjoy familiar activities with ease
Know the drill and try to do whatever they can

4-5 age group:

Acknowledge themselves as seniors and cooperate with teachers
Get used to the new environment and enjoy the activities with friends

Everybody

Greet with teachers and peers
Treat small animals with TLC
Learn changes in season and get interested in local flowers and plants


From Paster Tom Hower

On behalf of First United Methodist Church of San Gabriel, welcome to the 2008-2009 school year, beginning the school's third decade. As in previous years, we expect the smiling faces and wonderful laughs of the children to fill our hearts with joy. Their enthusiasm fills us with hope for the future. May God bless our future as we rely on God's direction and love for KNI and its children. God's love is a gift for us and our children. Let us share this gift with each other.

Nice to Meet You!! -- Introducing Teachers

Class leaders (Preschool/Kindergarten)

Renge – Ms. Utsunomiya
Momo – Ms. Kanno
Sumire – Ms. Kagawa
Kiku – Ms. Kagawa
Sakura – Ms. Umehata (chair)
Hiyoko group – Ms. Kanno
Home class – Ms. Iiyama

Our preschool/kindergarten class does not have a class teacher in charge. All the teachers are involved in activities led by the class leader.


Let's Sing!!

Renge/Momo – Acorn rolling (donguri koro koro)
Kiku – Doggy Police (inu no omawari san)
Sakura - The sun in our palms (tenohira wo taiyou ni)
Please find the music scores where we place the attendance sheets. Enjoy singing together with your children at home.


Concert on Oct 17

A Doyo (children songs) concert will be held on Friday, October 17th in the chapel. We have placed a poster about the concert on the school bulletin board. All the students are invited to the concert, so please come with families and friends. At the concert the students will be singing the songs listed above.

New books

We received several wonderful books. Please feel free to read them.
John's mysterious journey
Jake's straw hat
Forest makes the ocean

Requests

The Six pages of forms that we handed out are due back by the end of September.

Please clearly write your child's name down on each of his/her belonging.

Parents, please remember to close the gate every time.

Please come and pick your child up on time when school ends, especially in the beginning of the school term. In case you have difficulty, we have an after school day-care available.






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