School News September
1: Congratulations on the start of a new school year!
2: From Tom-san
3: Words of the Month
4: September Schedule
5: Introducing Teachers
7: Goal of the Month
8: Japanese School
9: From KNI library
Congratulations on the start of a new school year!
It is soothing to feel the cool breeze on my cheek standing in the quiet school yard.
During the summer, the three Mulberry trees grew and are now covered with big leaves. They will help in creating a nice, cool shaded area for us.
All the summer crops have been harvested and we are ready to start our new school year. We are very pleased to see a lot of children returning with excitement. We are also very excited and ready to do our best. Please keep supporting us.
As we begin another school year at Kodomo No Ie Preschool, I am reminded of a quote from the founder of Focus on the Family, Dr. James Dobson. Dr Dobson once said "Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built." In much the same way your child will not be a casual guest at Kodomo No Ie Preschool. Your child will learn important lessons about caring for one another, the environment and our world, as well as values that will last a lifetime as we prepare them for future educational experiences. Rev. Chow and I are grateful for the wonderful preschool staff and parent volunteers that care so deeply for the children of Kodomo No Ie. We welcome you to Kodomo No Ie Preschool and pray that you and your child will blessed throughout the school year.
Rev. Thomas Kendall
Words of the Month
“Good Morning.” “Hello”
Entrance ceremony / Picture day
10:00~ 13:30~ 15:00~（Sakura）@ Chapel
KNI Japanese school start
9:00~Orientation @ Hall
Hiyoko Class (Mommy & Me) start 9:30~11:00 @ Hall
September Birthday Party / Donation Day
☆We are sending the donation to Shishiori Elementary school in Miyagi Japan.
Leaders for junior classes
Mon. Wed morning Ms. Hashiba
Tue. Thur. morning Ms. Kanno
Fri. morning Ms. Iino
Leaders for middle classes
Mon. Wed. afternoon Ms. Iino
Fri. afternoon Mr. Narikawa
Leaders for senior class
Tue. Thur. afternoon Ms. Umehata (Principal)
We have a class leader per class, yet we work all together as a team rather than individual class teachers.
KNI Japanese School on Saturday is set with a class teacher in each class.
Hello, my name is Mr. Yohei Narikawa. I have been a kindergarten teacher in Japan for 9 years, and just joined the KNI family this fall. It was a godsend. I am looking forward to learn each and every kid's personalities at KNI, spend time with them and support their growth throughout the year. Let's have a wonderful year together.
Goal of the Month
"KNI" is fun.
- Enjoy going to KNI and get to know the teachers
- Get used to the school's schedule and routine little by little
- Get used to the new class's routine and enjoy participating in class activities
- Understand the routines and try to manage to do what they can do on their own
- Be proud of themselves as the senior students and learn how to work together with the teachers in the class
- Get used to the new class's routine and enjoy socializing with new classmates
- Develop an interest in the animals at school and learn how to take care of them
- Recognize how the school garden keep changing and associate that with the change of the season.
Formerly known as "Saturday Class" which used to be a part of the KNI preschool, will become an independent Japanese School starting this fall.
The curriculum will be adjusted so "Sakura" class graduates have a smooth transition to our Japanese School.
Japanese School Elementary School Program
☆ Director (Principal) Ms Umehata
*Beginners 1 ... Ms. Ozeki at Piano Room
*Beginners II ...Ms. Takakura at Kitchen
*Intermediate …Ms. Sakamoto at Room5
*Advance ……Ms. Ota at Room 6
*AP Japanese ...Ms. Yamada at Room 14
From KNI library
"KNI" library's books belong to everyone at KNI. Under the slogan "We all hope our kids grow up learning the love for books", every one of you can check out the books! KNI parent volunteers are managing the library. Please support them by strictly follow "2weeks-5books" rule.
When you take home the library books, please make sure to use the provided library bags, fill out a check-out sheet, and complete information on the library notebook. The completed check-out sheet must return with the books in the provided library bag. A book return box is located next to the shoe rack.
Please remember those books belong to all KNI students. Thank you for taking great care of them!
*Please submit the 6-page required paperwork as soon as possible along with the immunization record.
*We have started making compost for our garden. Please help us by bringing chopped vegetable skins, fruit skins, egg shells, fishbone, tea leaves, etc.
*The seeds we gave all students at the entrance/opening ceremony are various leafy vegetable for your salad. Please enjoy growing and eating!