kodomo No Ie
1: June’s Word… “I am sorry” (Gomen nasai)
2: June Events
3: Goals for This Month
4: From Rev. Samuel Chow
5: Thank you very much for KNI PA Board Members!

Newsletter June 2016

June’s Word… “I am sorry” (Gomen nasai)


We had a wonderful Sports Day, didn't we? The weather was perfect, not too hot or not too cold and we could see many smiley faces and hear cheers from the children. Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Now the school is near the end of the year. It is time to assess how each child has grown. Have all the “buds” in the children’s heart grown?

We are looking forward to seeing you again during the Summer School or in September for the New School Year. Thank you very much for your understanding and great support for this school year. We truely appreciate everyone from the bottom of our heart.

June Events


6/2 (Thur) Field trip to Lacy Park (2:30pm - 4:45pm). Meet and disperse at Lacy Park.

6/3 (Fri), 6 (Mon), 7 (Tue) Birthday Parties for students born in June, July and August & Offering

6/8 (Wed), 9 (Thu), 10 (Fri) Each Class has Promotion Ceremony (@ the Chapel)

6/11 (Sat) Sakura Class: The 29th Graduation Ceremony

6/18 (Sat) The last day of Japanese Language School: No classes on 11th due to the Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony.

6/20 (Mon) Summer School Begins

7/6 (Wed) Tanabata Festival @ Huntington Library: Children, please wear Yukata (Japanese Summer Kimono) and visit.

Goals for This Month


・ For June 4th’s Cavity Prevention Day – to increase awareness of brushing teeth and to help develop good oral hygiene.
・ For June 10th’s Japanese Time Day - foster appreciation for numbers and time.
・ For June 15th’s Father’s Day - foster the appreciation towards fathers through the acitivities for the Father's Day.
・ Deepen memories through activities, also have a joyous graduation and hope for new life. (Sakura)
・ Understand the meaning of class advancement and to look forward to the next level. (Nenchu: Pre-K & Nensho: Before Pre-K)

From Rev. Samuel Chow


I am privileged to be able to serve in the First United Methodist Church of San Gabriel in the past 10 years. One of the joys that I have is to meet with students of the KNI once a month and share Bible stories with them. They are really lovely and well disciplined. I praise God for all the parents and the Sensei of the School!

Being a parent myself, I know parents have high expectation about our children. But as the morality of the American society is decaying, people value freedom more than a righteous life. Children are easily influenced by their peers and give up the traditional value which is grounded in the Bible.

The Bible exhorts us, “Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it” (Proverb 22:6)
It is our responsibility as parents to teach our children the right way of life.

My wish is that our parents and their children will know God and will find the right path of life. Please bring your children to church on Sunday and join the Sunday School so that they will learn about God and the right way of life!

As I am retiring by the end of June, I wish you and your family, and the KNI all the Blessings from God!!

May 31, 2016 Rev. Samuel Chow

Thank you very much for KNI PA Board Members!


President
Kumiko Dorio

Vice Presidents
Ai Mortimer-Lamb, Mari Carmichael, Yuko Takahashi

Treasurers
Kei Ogawa, Namiko Shamhart

Secretary
Yuki Machida, Miki Ishikawa

Secretaries-English Translation
Mayumi Takada, Aya Nakagoshi

Secretary-Web
Minako Yamada

Translation Coordinator
Ako Yonezawa, Fuyuko Bray-Ali

Class Mothers/Father
Renge --- Takako Klintworth, Yoshiko Gomi, Shiho Yobiko
Momo --- Yuka Ohyama, Noboru Shinohara, Atsuko Imuta
Sumire --- Akiko Terada, Yuko Bagish
Kiku --- Yayoi Sagisaka, Aiko Asano, Takako Hosokawa
Ume --- Hiroyo Ito, Eriko Tsuno
Sakura --- Junko Wang, Mihoko Truong, Kanako Kanemoto, Shiho Okamoto, Tomoe Mori, Chikako Hyo
Japanese School --- Yuko Ryason

Event Committee
Christmas
Yuko Takahashi (Leader), Kaori Hirai, Yuko Beuhler, Mari Saso, Yuko Bagish, Yuka Iwai, Takako Hosokawa, Madoka Kongo

Mochitsuki - Rice Cake Pounding
Ai Mortimer-Lamb (Leader), Yoko Nasu, Yayoi Sagisaka, Aiko Asano, Mie Asai, Yukie Lo, Haruko Yeh, Kiko Gaddes, Kanako Kanemoto, Ryoko Hamasaki

Bazaar
Mari Carmichael (Leader), Yuko Takahashi (Leader), Ai Mortimer-Lamb (Leader), Takako Kiyose, Maki Horgan, Chikako Hyo, Chieri Bishop, Riko Enomoto, Emi Dison, Tomoko Harris, Keiko Sugawara, Kanako Kanemoto

Sports Day
Mari Carmichael (Leader): It is a big event so we are still looking for people who can join the committee! If you can help, please contact your class mother or PTA board member.

Cooking Class
Yumi Taylor, Mayu Kou




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