kodomo No Ie
1: April’s Word… “Itterasshai” (I am off to ….: I am leaving!)
2: April Events
3: April Goals
4: Information
5: Enrollment in kindergarten
6: Summer School Registration:
7: Sports Day (Undokai) Announcement:
8: April Songs
9: Our Spring Break (from Teachers)

Newsletter April 2016

April’s Word… “Itterasshai” (I am off to ….: I am leaving!)

Everyone’s beloved play structure “Yagura” has been fixed during spring break. It’s been renewed and is a safer structure than before. Have you noticed it? The mulberry tree leaves are growing new sprouts with a shiny, light green color. Our three bunnies, turtles, and goldfish have all been doing well. We have purchased new Koinobori (carp streamers) from Japan. They are swimming on top of the Yagura, and it seems like they are enjoying themselves. We are now in the third semester. There are many fun events to look forward to, such as "Children's Day", "Mother's Day", and "Sports Day". We are fast approaching the conclusion of the school year. Let’s look ahead to the next step and work hard together.

April Events


4/4 (Mon),4/5(Tue), 4/8 (Fri), 4/9 (Sat)
Third semester starts.

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

4/13 (Wed), 4/14 (Thu), 4/15 (Fri)
April birthdays celebrations and Offering days.

4/16 (Sat)
Bible study at Japanese school by Horiuchi Sensei.

4/18 (Mon)
Kiku class to visit Keirou Home for Easter.

April Goals


-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 and gargle routines.

Information


Our annual "Children's Day Event" will be taken place at the Huntington Library. We look forward to seeing you there.
Date: 5/1 (Sun) 1:30pm - 3:00pm
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 2016 .
Please fill in the application form and submit with re-registration fee
We hope your children will continue attending our school.
If you have any concerns, please consult with us.

Summer School Registration:


June 20 - August 5, 2016
We will have our annual summer school again this year.
Please check your schedule and sign up our fun-filled summer school! Our "Fun-Filled" summer school schedule is designed for children.

Sports Day (Undokai) Announcement:


Date May 22, 2016 (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.

April Songs


Renge
Ohana no okuni no kisha poppo (Choo-Choo Train from Flower Country)
Momo
Ohana ga waratta (Flowers are Smiling)
Sumire
Kotori no uta (Song of Little Bird)
Kiku 
Junguru jimu no uta (Song of Jungle Gym)
Ume Class
Branko kemushi (Swinging Catapillar)
Sakura
Ichinensei ni nattara (When Becoming the First Grade Student)
All Classes
Koi noboshi (Streaming Carps) , Okaasan (Mother), Undoukai no uta (Song of Sports Day)

Our Spring Break (from Teachers)


- My annual Spring Trip to Japan. I was surprised how cold it was when I arrived in Japan at first but towards the end of the trip, it was a spring-like weather and I was able to see almost full-bloomed cherry blossoms. My 93 year-old mother is still healthy and welcomed me with a big smile. I also met teachers from my old days. I met mothers and their children again after 50 years when I was in the Japanese kindergarten. I renewed my decision to be "here" and continue to contribute my hard work. (Mrs. Umehata)
- I visited Paso Robles and pampered myself with a hot spring with jacuzzi. I also had a facial massage, treatment for my eyebrows, teeth cleaning, teeth whitenning, and my hair permed... I spent lots of time pampering my aging body and tried to maintain beauty and health as a woman "as much as I could". During the trip, I was able to see sea otters upclose. I was able to relax physically and mentally for this spring break. (Ms. Kanno)
- I was able to do everything I wanted to do during the spring break. I cleaned my room and I went on a trip. On the trip, I was able to enjoy a dynamic American-like show and the great nature. I felt refreshed both physically and mentally. I am ready and have a full of energy!! I am ready for the new semester! (Ms. Yamamoto)
- My long-cherished dream to visit Grand Canyon and Las Vegas! I fully enjoyed the trip! I felt the power of the great nature at Grand Canyon. My family and I watched a show of Michael Jackson's "ONE" and I became a huge fan of Michael! (LOL) This trip remineded me of "the importance of watch things with my own eyes and experience things". It was an eye-opening spring break. I am looking forward to the new semester! (Ms. Hashiba)
- It was all new experience for me during this spring break. I went to Las Vegas and Grand Canyon with Ms. Hashiba and Ms. Yamamoto. Sparkling and bright Las Vegas even night time and great scenary of Grand Canyon... These two places were very cotrasted and I was very happy to travel such places with my wonderful friends. After the trip, I cleaned my room. I even washed my extremely dirty inside shoes and sneakers and now they are all nice and clean. I am ready and fully charged to spend time with everyone from April. (Ms. Tabari)
- This spring break was filled with "happy" and "hard work" events. My twin daughters have graduated from Asahi Gakuen after 11 years of attendance. They also celebrated their 18 year-old birthdays. They also received full scholarships to attend universities. "The hard work" event was all my piano students took one-hour piano lesson twice before the piano recital! Thank you very much for your hard work. I was very pleased! Thank you!! (Mrs. Ogino)


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