1: Goals for this month
2: Let’s sing – Songs of the Month –
3: Dear Graduation Students
4: From the New Teacher - Miss Naho Hachiga
5: Sincerest thanks to everyone
We were blessed with an excellent weather on the sports day
. Smiley faces
were visible and cheering
was heard all over the place at the ground. We are indeed grateful for the sports day committee members and other volunteers for their support and hard work. Without their hard work and dedication, the success of the event would not have been possible.
Now we are in June: it is the end of the school year already.
The seeds that were planted in the children’s mind when they started this school year have grown in their own way and into their own shapes.
I hope you have a wonderful summer vacation.
We are looking forward to seeing your children in the summer and/or in September to see how much they have grown over the summer vacation.
Goals for this month
- June 4th is the cavity prevention day
. We will take this opportunity to encourage children to be more interested in brushing teeth and make teeth-brushing a habit.
- June 10th is the Japanese time anniversary day
. We will take this opportunity to try generating more interest and curiosity in math and time.
- June 19th is the father’s day
. We aim to fill the children’s hearts with gratitude as they create their own father’s day gift.
- Sakura class will be busy with a number of graduation related activities such as the graduation picnic, creating a booklet, and creating a commemoration mug. These activities will help children prepare themselves for the transition, and enjoy the anticipation of the new life that will be starting in the fall.
Let’s sing – Songs of the Month –
“Ha wo migaki mashou” (Let’s brush our teeth), “Tokei no uta” (clock song),
“Ka ta tsu mu ri” (snail), “Kodomo no ie”song (school anthem)
… Graduation songs (farewell songs)
… Graduation songs for the ceremony
Please feel free to pick up a copy of music sheets located in the sing-in area so that you can enjoy the songs at home as well.
Dear Graduation Students
Congratulations on completing your studies at this school.
We are pleased that you have learned so much about Japanese language
and culture from your teachers.
We are even more pleased that Encho-Sensei and the other teachers have
taught you about how much God loves you.
Tease days of training will help prepare you for life and we are happy
that God is part of this training.
Next year a new paster Tom will come to help teach you about God's love.
I will miss being with you and getting those wonderful hugs
on my legs each month.
Please hug Paster Tom Kendall and welcome him to the Children;s School.
Shuku-fuku ga arimasu yo-ni.
God bless you all.
From the New Teacher - Miss Naho Hachiga
How do you do? My name is Hachiga. I came from Japan to join the KNI family in May. I am finally getting used to the way things are here and am enjoying my time here. I am hoping to have lots of fun with your children. I would appreciate your help, guidance, and support in the coming years.
Sincerest thanks to everyone
Thanks to your support, we’re able to successfully bring a close to this year. As leader of the volunteer groups below, you all have my sincere gratitude for your impeccable services. We’d like to fill this paper up with our feelings of thanks.
Thank you for your hard work at the monthly Class Mother Meetings, the various events, and for acting as go-betweens for the school and class siblings. We are truly indebted to you.
Mrs. Nakamura, Mrs. Machida, Mrs. Otoguro, Mrs. Lo, Mrs. Hori, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Shimada, Mrs. Kawasaki, Mrs. Sofronas, Mrs. Fong, Mrs. Gaddes, Mrs. Yamaguchi, Mrs. Vahedi
Christmas, Mochi Festival, Sports Day Committees:
Thanks to your devotion and the heartfelt effort you put into them, all three of our major events went off without a hitch, and were smashing successes.
Mrs. Dewan, Mrs. Shimada, Mrs. Otake, Mrs. Wong, Mrs. Mikulski, Mrs. Terabayashi, Mrs. Kawakami, Mrs. Semba
Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Takada, Mrs. Ikeda, Mrs. Inomoto, Mrs. Graham, Mrs. Cruz, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Hino, Mrs. Hanai, Mrs. Osorio, Mrs. Yu, Mrs. Tetsumoto , Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Pierce
Mrs. Nakamura H, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Shimada, Mrs. Wilds, Mrs. Hirano, Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Enomoto, Mrs. Otoguro, Mrs. Tio, Mrs. Nakamura E, Mrs. Hakushi, Mrs. Yu, Mrs. Balduf, Mrs. Hartzberg, Mrs. Masuda, Mrs. Itaya, Mrs. Kawakami, Mrs. Yamada, Mrs. Villalobos, Mrs. Fukuyama, Mrs. Kaneko
Thank you so much for keeping the book collection organized and for keeping track of misplaced items.
Mrs. Nagai, Mrs. Siegel, Mrs. Panjanon, Mrs. Nanba, Mrs. Yamamoto, Mrs. Sofronas, Mrs. Tatsuki, Mrs. Tanaka, Mrs. Rhees, Mrs. Yamaguchi
It was owing to your hard work in getting card ordering set up that we were able to raise as much as we did this year.
Mrs. Hartzberg, Mrs. Otamura, Mrs. Schey
The English translations you’ve provided for our church members and our ever-increasing numbers of English households have been of great value to us.
Mrs. Pfeiffer, Mrs. Jennings, Mrs. Kono, Mrs. Young, Mrs. Phuebe, Mrs. Ellis, Mrs. Nguyen, Mrs. Masuda, Mrs. Itaya
Thank you for hard work in bringing the school’s recycling activities to the forefront.
Mrs. Morikawa, Mrs. Ludes, Mrs. Hirayama, Mrs. Yokoyama, Mrs. Jodo, Mrs. Gonzalez, Mrs. Nakao, Mrs. Garvey
You’ve brought us a wealth of goods, from the standard t-shirts, to new designs, to various items featuring our logo.
Mrs. Coppock, Mrs. Izumi, Mrs. Kato, Mrs. Nagai, Mrs. Hong, Mrs. Irihara, Mrs. Casper, Mrs. Tanaka, Mrs. Inomoto, Mrs. Okumura
Kid’s Art Committee:
This brand-new project brought joy to us all.
Mrs. Conness, Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Truter, Mrs. Ku, Mrs. Kaneda
Cooking Class Committee:
Your hard work gave us a chance to learn from a wide variety of chefs, and we are very grateful for that.
Mrs. Kitazawa, Mrs. Borrelli, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Nakamura
Thank you for your diligence and devotion in making this year’s bazaar a success, especially considering that the proceeds were donated to provide relief to Japan.
Mrs. Morikawa, Mrs. Machida, Mrs. Kitazawa, Mrs. Otake
Sunday Construction Committee:
Thank you for your swift help in repairing the playground equipment and helping to ensure the safety of the children.
Mr. Leongson, Mr. Conness, Mr. Williams, Mr. Osorio
Thank you for putting together a unique and charming newsletter.
Mrs. Kimura, Mrs. Olgin