kodomo No Ie

KNI Newsletter

September 2009

1: From Paster Tom Hower and Paster Samuel Chow
2: Goals for this month
3: Introducing teachers - Nice to meet you! -
4: Let's sing! - This month's songs -
5: Announcement


Welcome to Kodomo no Ie!
Finally hot summer with its many days over 100 F ended and fall seems to be
just around the corner. Mulberry trees in the school yard have grown thick,
providing us nice shade from the sun.
We are delighted to have so many new and returning children back to KNI,
and we are looking forward to the new school year!!!

From Paster Tom Hower and Paster Samuel Chow

On behalf of First United Methodist Church of San Gabriel,
welcome to the 2009-2010 school year.
As in previous years, we anticipate that the smiling faces and
wonderful laughs of the children will fill our hearts with joy.
Their enthusiasm fill 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 children.
Kamisama-no shukufuku ga Arimasuyouni.

Goals for this month

2-3 age group
To get used to the new school schedule and routines
To get to know teachers and enjoy school activities

3-4 age group
To get used to the class schedule and enjoy school activities
To learn how to take care of themselves

4-5 age group
To acknowledge themselves as seniors and cooperate with teachers
To get comfortable in the new class and enjoy playing with friends

Introducing teachers - Nice to meet you! -

Class leaders
Renge … Ms. Kagawa
momo … Ms. Kanno
Kiku … Ms. Kawabe
Sakura … Ms. Umehata ( Director )
Sumire … Ms. Morishita
Ume … Ms. Kagawa
Hiyoko class … Ms. Kanno

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! - This month's songs -

Renge … Tombo no megane (Dragonfly's glasses)
Momo … Arisan no ohanashi (Talking ants)
Sumire … Ponpoko tanuki (Raccoon's song)
Kiku … Hashiru no daisuki (I Like Running)
Sakura … Yamabiko gokko (Echoes)
Ume … Korogi (Crickets)

Announcement

- Please label your child's name on all his/her belongings clearly.
- Please be advised that the fee for earthquake countermeasures
written on the back of the tuition envelope is $2.00 yearly.
- Please submit all required paperwork ( six pages in total) by the end of September.
- Have you ordered class photos? They will be ready around the end of October.
- If there is no change in the physician's report from last year,
please write "same as last year" in pencil on the paper
and return it back to us.
- Please handle all the books and video tapes in the book room carefully,
and follow the rules when you borrow them.
- Please be sure that parents/guardians open and close the school gate and
that children do not open / close the gate. Please keep the gate closed.


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