kodomo No Ie

KNI June Newsletter

1: The Goal of the Month
2: Let’s Sing ~ The Songs of the Month ~
3: Star Festival (Tanabata no tsudoi)
4: New Teachers               
5: Thank You!
6: Announcement

The last event of the school year, Sports Day, turned out to be a spectacular one, thanks to all the participants’ hard work and dedication. Thank you very much.
At last, the school year is about to end. Just like the various vegetables have grown in our school garden, we would like take this moment to enjoy how much the seedlings that were planted in the children’s minds have grown in their own pace over the year.
The KNI will enter the summer break for a while, but we all look forward to seeing every one of the children in September to see how much he or she has grown over the summer.

The Goal of the Month

June 4th is the Cavity Prevention Day. Increase awareness on teeth brushing and help making teeth-brushing a habit.
June 10th is Japanese Time Day. Help develop interested in number and time.
June 17th is Father’s Day. Increase appreciation for fathers through activities towards Fathers’ Day.
Sakura (Senior) Class – Highlight memories of various activities towards the graduation. Recognize the joy of graduation and hopes for the next stage in life.
Junior and Middle Classes – Understand the meaning of upcoming class advancement in the fall and look forward to the next level.

Let’s Sing ~ The Songs of the Month ~

Renge, Momo, Sumire … “Ha wo migaki mashou” (Let’s brush our teeth), “Tokei no uta” (Clock song), “Katatsumuri”(Snail song), KNI Anthem
Kiku, Ume … Graduation Song (Younger student’s part), KNI Anthem
Sakura … Graduation Song, KNI Anthem
Please feel free to pick up a copy of music sheets located on the sign-in table, and enjoy the songs with children at home as well.

Star Festival (Tanabata no tsudoi)

Date: Saturday, July 7th
Time: 13:30 – 15:00
Place: Japanese Garden , Huntington Library


Please join us for our annual star festival event. Students are encouraged to wear Yukata for the event. If you don’t have one, you are welcome to borrow one from us. Please feel free to contact KNI.

New Teachers               

Before I studied early childhood education, I had graduated from university and had a different occupation. But since the time of my grandmother, my family were preschool teachers and my mother ran a pre-school. So I chose to return to study at a two-year college and graduated this past April.
Although I have only just arrived at KNI, the children have been very welcoming (“Come play with us, Iino-sensei!” they call out). Thanks to them, I’m gradually adjusting to my new life at KNI and I am very excited about the future.
Your support and encouragement is greatly appreciated.

Hitomi Iino

Hello! My name is Naho Hashiba. I arrived from Hokkaido, Japan in May.
As a child I spent time in Los Angeles and even attended KNI. It makes me so happy that I have returned to teach at the childhood school of my dreams.
There are many new things to which I am still adjusting. As the children grow, so too do I expect to grow.
It may be hard to compete with the smiles and energy of the children, but I’m ready for the challenge!
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement.

Naho Hashiba

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone, another great year is coming to a close.
Special thanks go to our officers, events committee members, and class mothers for their hard work throughout the year under our reorganized PTA.
Their leadership and service made each of KNI’s three major events a great success as always.
We are grateful to these committee members for their outstanding teamwork and leadership.

President: Miki Davis(Sakura)
Vice President: Maki Hirano(Sakura)
Secretary: Yoshie Hagiwara (Sakura), Marimo Otoguro (Kiku)
Treasurer: Izumi Dewan (Kiku), Kiko Gaddes(Kiku)

Class Mothers :
Renge: Madoka Kimura, Kimie Yamamoto, Tomoko Hino
Momo: Yasue Yoshioka, Tomomi Itaya, Ai Murdoch
Sumire: Kumiko Hakushi, Eri Koppers
Kiku: Hanako Balduf, Mihoko Kawakami
Ume: Kayoko Rhees, Yasuko Kobayashi 
Sakura: Yuka Kato, Yuki Inoue, Mayumi Leongson


Events Committee:
Karina Yamaguchi (Ume), Mituki Kaneko (Ume), Kazuka Shimada (Sakura), Yasuyo Fong (Kiku), Mie Asai (Renge)

Announcement

Summer break is starting. Please remember to return any videos or books you may have borrowed from the ehon no heya (picture-book room). Black-labeled books may still be checked out.





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