kodomo No Ie

News from Kodomo No Ie.


Mochi Festival

Our Mochi Festival holds the significant meaning of passing on the Japanese culture to our future generations. Every year, we hold the Mochi Festival in celebration of the New Year. “Pettan, pettan,” as we pound the mochi together; then the hot, freshly made mochi will be shaped by hand. This is an experience that will surely be remembered by our children. We will also have WADAIKO, (Japanese Taiko drums) which has become an extremely popular performance from the previous years at the Mochi Festival. Please join us in this fun filled family event.

Date: Sunday, January 11th 2015
Time: 1:00PM~3:30PM
(In case of rain, the event will be moved to the church hall)
Location: KNI church hall parking lot
201 North San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91775
Tel: (626) 286-4572

This event is organized by the KNI Parents Association and is funded by your contributions which can be placed in the appreciation box on the day of the Mochi Festival. Your donation is appreciated. Thank you!

1. The school play yard is closed during the Mochi Festival. If your children choose to play there, you must supervise them at all times.
2. There is no eating at the play yard.
3. RESTROOMS: If the weather is fair please use the KNI class restrooms. If it rains, please use the church hall restrooms.

For any questions or concerns please contact the KNI Mochi Festival committee: mochi2015.kodomonoie@gmail.com


Christmas Service & Performance

December 20th (Sat.) at Sanctuary

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. : Service & Pageant

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. : Refreshment

10:30 a.m. : Christmas Performance (All Classes)

Please join us the Joy of Christmas !!!



As we informed you in the last newsletter, we will celebrate Thanksgiving on the following date.

Nov.21 (Fri.) 10:00〜 Sumire
      2:00〜  Ume

Nov.25 (Tue.) 10:00〜 Momo
       3:00〜  Sakura

Nov.26 (Wed.) 10:00〜 Renge
       2:00〜  Kiku

Please bring one item of vegetables, fruits, rice, or any kind of canned foods.
We will display these foods and celebrate Thanksgiving with Rev. Tom from our church.
You are welcome to attend this celebration, and please feel free to join us.

P.S. Kodomo no Ie will be closed on Nov. 27(Thr.), 28(Fri.),29(Sat.).


Invitation to the Open house

I hope this finds all of you well as morning and evening get cooler.
It is almost two month since school has started and I believe children have established their routine. We have scheduled our first Open house this year. For this yearly event, because it has been only a short time since the new term started, we would like to make this day for not only children but also parents.
We would like you to enjoy making a one of a kind costume together with your child. I would also like to have class meeting while children go back to the school building and get ready for going home. I hope this will become an opportunity to deepen our relationships while sharing class observations and listening to your questions and concerns.

Oct 29 (Wed) Renge
Oct 30 (Thu)  Momo
Oct 31 (Fri) Sumire

9:00 - 10:00  Kodomo no Ie (Exercise,Snack)
10:00 - 11:00 Fellowship Hall at church
11:00 - 11:30 Class meeting

・Please join children in costume making.
(Starts about 10:20 for morning class)
・All materials will be provided.

Oct 30 (Thu)  Sakura

3:00 - 4:30 Fellowship Hall at church
4:30 - 4:45 Class meeting
* Sakura will make Halloween bags (3:00 - 4:30 )

Oct 29 (Wed) Kiku
Oct 31 (Fri)   Ume

12:30 - 1:30   Kodomo no Ie (Lunch)
1:30 - 2:30 Fellowship Hall at church
2:30 - 3:00 Class meeting

All parents need slippers.


Candy House (Okashi Yashiki)

Every year around this time, the Saturday Japanese school classes host a Halloween event called “Candy House." This year, the event will take place on Saturday, October 25th. The students from the Japanese program will be selling candies and treats in order to learn about communications related to buying and selling, while at the same time raising money for the Saturday program.

We would like to request your attendance as well as donations for this event. Donations should consist of candies, party supplies, small toys, pencils and erasers and goodie bags that you may have at your house. The “Candy House” donation box is available next to the sign in sheet beginning next week. We thank you in advance for your help and we look forward to seeing you and your family members on October 25th for the Candy House event.

If you have any questions, please send an E-mail to kodomonoie.pa@gmail.com.

Thank you very much,


Japanese as a Second Language (JSL)

Kodomo No Ie will offer Japanese as a Second Language (JSL) Course for Middle School & High School students, and for Adults who want to learn Japanese.
It will starts from November 8th, Saturday 2014.

JSL class will be 8 weeks course, we offer 3 terms for a year.
Date/Time: Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tuition: $200 / per term (8 weeks)

*Please send us Enrollment Form with the Registration Fee & Tuition.
Enrollment Form(pdf)

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