kodomo No Ie

KNI Newsletter December

1: The word of the month is “Thank you”
2: December Events:
3: About the Christmas pageant
4: December songs


The word of the month is “Thank you”


Now that our clocks have “fallen back” (from daylight savings time), it’s getting dark much earlier and we are really starting to feel the cold. This season always reminds me of a story one family told me years ago. Those days, we were sending all the money collected from the monthly offerings to the church’s UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) program which provides services to those in need all over the world. But one day, a child from KNI saw a homeless man wrapped up in a blanket in an effort to stay warm, and asked her mother, “Why didn’t my donation make it to that man?” When the girl’s mother shared this story with me, I was filled with joy because it showed that the child understood the meaning of charity, and deposited the money during each monthly offering with affection for those in need.

It is December, and everyone is getting busy. I wish you a wonderful holiday season, and stay healthy!

December Events:

12/11 (Wed), 12/12 (Th), and 12/13 (Fri) December birthday parties and monthly offerings

12/15 (Sun) Sakura class will perform their Christmas Pageant at the Mission Valley Free Methodist Church in San Gabriel

12/18 (Wed), 12/19 (Th), and 12/20 (Fri) Rehearsal for Christmas pageant/photo-taking day (only designated photographers will be permitted to take photos during the actual pageant).

12/21 (Sat) KNI Christmas Pageant 9:00am – noon

12/23 (Mon)-1/4 (Sat) Winter break- school closed. Happy new Year!

About the Christmas pageant

We will be sending the program home with kids for the Christmas Pageant soon. Please be sure to take pictures of your child on the Rehearsal day/ Picture day as you will not be permitted to take pictures during the actual pageant. Please do not miss the rehearsal as we will be going over the event in detail.

December songs

Renge, Momo, Sumire : Songs- Mr. Santa cha cha cha, Grandpa Santa; Instrumental- Ohoshi ga hikaru (Stars twinkle)
Kiku, Ume: Songs- Let’s sing, Mr. Santa; Instrumental- Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Sakura: I broke the clarinet. Do-re-mi; Pageant song- Santa Clause is coming



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