kodomo No Ie
1: Words of the Month – “Arigato” (Thank you)
2: December Events
3: Songs of the Month
4: Message from Rev. Sharon
5: December Goals
6: Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Picture Day

Newsletter December 2015

Words of the Month – “Arigato” (Thank you)


The busy season of the year has begun! It has been colder in the morning and the evening. Moms are concerns for the colder weather, but there are many children still in summer like outfits during the warmer daylight hours! The daikon and the green beans in the garden are growing with the support of the daily cheers and special nutritious juice from the children. The children are preparing for the visit of Santa. We wish to share the story and the appreciation for the birth of Christ. We hope everyone will spend a healthy and joyful holiday season!!

December Events


December 8th (Tue) – Sakura, December Birthday Celebration and Offering/Tithing Day
December 9th (Wed), 10th (Thur), 11th (Fri) – December Birthday Celebration and Offering/Tithing Day
December 10th (Thur) – Sakura Class Rehearsal @ Mission Valley Church (Meet at Church)
December 13th (Sun) – Sakura Christmas Pageant (Mission Valley Church) From 11:00am
December 16th (Wed), 17th (Thur), 18th (Fri) – Rehearsal Picture Day (During each class)

December 19th (Sat) – Kodomo no Ie Christmas Pageant

December 21st (Mon) - January 2nd (Sat) – Winter Break
January 4th (Mon) – The Second Semester will resume

January 10th (Sun) – Mochi tsuki (Mochi pounding) festival 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Please invite your family and friends to join the festival.

Songs of the Month


Renge Momo Sumire・・・“Santa Claus“ ” Santa is Coming “
Kiku Ume・・・“It's Santa Claus“ ”Santa Cha Cha Cha”
Sakura・・・“I broke the clarinet” “Do-re-mi” “Yay! Santa is Coming” ”Christmas Pageant”

Message from Rev. Sharon


Dear Parents,

When it comes to the meaning of Christmas, I think the Grinch said it best:

And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?"
"It came without ribbons! It came without tags!"
"It came without packages, boxes, or bags!"
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store."
"Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"
- - Dr. Suess

The story is told of a little girl, dressed as an angel, in a Christmas pageant. She was told to come down the center aisle, "Do you want me to walk or fly?" You feel as though she almost could have flown.

May you never lose the wonder and mystery of Christmas. May you find that deep meaning that doesn't come from a store. May you believve that Christmas-pageant angels -- and reindeer! -- really can fly.

God bless you and yours this Christmas,

Rev. Sharon Snapp-Kolas

December Goals


Let’s enjoy Christmas together!
・Enjoy the winter season and notice the seasonal changes. (Temperature, Wind, Sun, Air)
・Appreciate and enjoy the growth of the daikon in the garden by giving it water and cheering it on
・Anticipate the Christmas pageant by practicing the play, songs, and instrumental music.
・Enjoy the Christmas projects and decorating the room
・Understanding the real meaning of Christmas by watching the Christmas pageant and listening to stories
・Prevent winter colds by making it a habit to gargle and wash hands

Christmas Pageant Rehearsal Picture Day


We are going to provide you Christmas Pageant Program later. We are going to hold a “Pre-Christmas Pageant picture taking day” for parents which are the days students are going to be doing their rehearsal. Please use this opportunity to take pictures and video of your child(ren). Please make sure to stay afterward for the meeting so that you can understand the process and detailed schedule ahead of time for the day.



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