kodomo No Ie

KNI Newsletter April issue

1: April Schedule
2: Goals of this month
3: Information
4: Enrollment in kindergarten
5: Summer School Registration:
6: Our Spring Break:
7: Donation to Shishiori Elementary School
8: Sports Day (Undokai) Announcement:


Word for April ——— Itte-ki-masu.

We looked for signs of the spring on theof playground just ,before entering sthe spring break.
Four mulberry trees stretched out glossy yellow green sprout during During the spring break, four mulberry trees stretched out their glossy yellow green sprouts, the l ,Loquats was coloring turned yellow little by little, and our soybeans became large.
The rabbits we greeted to say that we left, with a “take care” are are fine.
The earthworms and slater were also waiting for everyone to play with them again.
The new semester has begun. L,let’s gather everyone’s full force to play and study hard.
Children’s Day, Mother’s Day and Sports Day are waiting coming up!.
We will do our best to be as energetic as the kids!

April Schedule

4/6 (Mon),4/7(Tue),4/10 (Fri)
Third semester starts.

4/11 (Sat)
Japanese class Third semester starts.

4/6 (Mon)
Hiyoko no kai (Mommy and Me class) starts.

4/15 (Wed) 4/16 (Thu) 4/17 (Fri)
April birthdays celebrations and Offering days.

4/18 (Sat)
Bible study at Japanese school by Horiuchi Sensei.

4/20 (Mon)
Kick class to visit Keirou Home for Easter.

Goals of this month

-Enjoy outdoor activities under the nice spring sunlight.
-Watch small creatures in the garden (i.e. butterflies, ants, lady bugs, slater, worms, and etc.) and develop scientific curiosity.
-Anticipate the “Children’s Day’ cerlebration through making koinobori, the flying carp banners.
-Learn an appreciation for our mothers through creating presents for Mother's Day.
-Look forward to the Sports Day by practicing.
-Continue to complete the "Ganbari Charts" and "Jump-Rope Charts"
-Continue to develop hand washing routines.

Information

Our annual "Children's Day Event" will be taken place at the Huntington Library. We look forward to seeing you there.
Date: 5/3 (Sun) 1:30- 3pm
Location: Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library
Event details: Origami workshop for Children's Day, Kamishibai story time, children's songs (ie. Koinobori, Katatsumuri, Inu-no Omawari-san, Kawaii Kakurenbo, KNI song) * Please have children practice these songs at home.

Enrollment in kindergarten

We are going to start registration for 2015 .
Please fill in the application form and submit with re-registration fee
We hopewish your children will continue with us.
If you have any concerns, please consult with us.

Summer School Registration:

June 23 - August 7, 2015
We will have our annual summer school again this year.
Please check your schedule and sign up our fun-filled summer school! Our summer school schedule is designed to meet the various needs of our families.


Our Spring Break:

*I visited Palm Springs where there was already summer-like hot weather. After enjoying a walk in downtown, I had a very relaxing time at the pool and Jacuzzi. On the way back home, I saw the desert that spread out as far as the eye could see, countless windmills... my heart also got spread out and it was such a nice feeling. (Kanno)

*Started out by visiting the outdoor event "Tokyo City Cup" to enjoy Japanese Ramen under the hot sun, then off to Catalina Island, walking around again under the hot sun. I am already nicely tanned, in April! I also enjoyed some driving, and looking for some good restaurants with my friends. It was a very relaxing spring break, and I am totally 're-charged' - I am ready for the 3rd trimester! (Hashiba)

*I visited Catalina Island with Hashiba-sensei and Yamamoto-sensei during spring break. It was awesome to enjoy the various seafood dishes while enjoying the clear sky and ocean view. I am ready to start the 3rd trimester with full smiles! (Egou)

*I had a relaxing spring break visiting Catalina Island with other teachers. The new trimester is full of fun events!! I spent the last few days of the spring break getting excited to see all my students, who must be looking forward to those fun events! I am ready for the 3rd trimester with full energy! (Yamamoto)

*My spring break was full of fun, visiting colleges in Southern California with my two daughters, and enjoying the walk and lunch in downtown with my friends. The fun time concluded with a birthday party for my daughters. Many people came over to celebrate it with us. It was a special time … enjoying every moment with them and wishing the best for their future. (Ogino)

*I just came home from a short trip to Japan, where I enjoyed the full bloom of the cherry blossoms. I am so happy to see that my 92-year old mother is doing really well, thanks to a one-month old great grandchild, who is full of positive energy for life. My grandchildren are moving up to the next stage of life - college and elementary school. And here I am … I am back feeling refreshed! This coming 3rd trimester, I will appreciate and cherish each day I have, and do my very best. (Umehata)

Donation to Shishiori Elementary School

During Spring break, we sent our donation in the amount of 250,000yen to Shishiori Elementary School in Kesennuma City.


Sports Day (Undokai) Announcement:

Date May 17, 2015 (Sun) 9:00am-1:30pm
Location Oak Avenue Middle School (6623 Oak Ave. Temple City)
Please mark your calendar today! We hope to see everyone at the event.




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