kodomo No Ie

News from Kodomo No Ie.


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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Orientation Meeting for 2014-15 School Year

The new school year is just around the corner. Congratulations to all children starting new or continuing another year at KNI. As follows, we will be holding an Orientation meeting to help the families of new students be prepared for the new classes and become familiar with what is to be expected this coming year. We kindly ask for parents’ participation only unless the children are infants. There will be no English interpretation on that day. We ask for your cooperation to have at least one parent per family in attendance.

Date and Time : Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 10:00am - 11:30am(Pre-school)
1:00pm – 2:30pm(Japanese School)
Place : Church Hall
Contents : 1) From Ms.Umehata, School Director School principles and philosophy
2) From Class Teacher
3) Tuition / Fundraising (presented by staff)
4) From the Parents Association
Introduction of new board member candidates and approval
Explanation of its organization and operation, etc.

New School Year Announcement

Have your children been able to get adjusted with new schedule smoothly after a long vacation with a lot of fun memories? Please attend the orientation and the entrance/opening ceremonies. The following is the schedule for these ceremonies.

Entrance/Opening Ceremonies
Time & Date: 9/3 (Wed.) RENGE: 10:00 - 11:30 KIKU: 13:30 - 15:00
9/4 (Thur.) MOMO : 10:00 - 11:30 SAKURA: 15:00 - 16:30
9/5 (Fri.) SUMIRE: 10:00 - 11:30 UME: 13:30 - 15:00
Place: The First United Methodist Church Chapel (on the south hand of school)
Program: Introducing of the staff, photo shooting, brief conference after photo shooting.
After photo shooting, children go inside the school.
For parents of children in Kiku, Sakura and Ume classes, please come with children after having a lunch.


Sleepover Night:Friday, August 1st

Children leaving home and spending overnight at school with friends.  
Excited Event: Haunted house!!!

The Giant Maze: August 7th & 8th

The final event of the summer school is the giant maze.
Friday class students get two different maze with quizzes.

Parents are welcome to try the maze too.


Star Festival (Tanabata no tsudoi)

Date: Sunday, July 6th
Time: 13:30 – 15:00
Place: Japanese Garden , Huntington Library

Please join us for our annual star festival event. Please have your children ware Yukata. This event should be lots of fun for you and your children.

Pretend Shop Experience: July 16th, 17th, 18th

"lrasshai! (welcome to our businessl)", the hall echos with lively voices of the 'sales clerks' (children).
"Oh, this item is ffi cute!" "This is so well made." And "l cannot believe that these are made out of recycled items!"

These are the comments of the 'customers' (adults).
The children make the goods over 1 month.
We look forward for parents to come and shop.

We will have a bakery, a musical instrument shop, restaurants, a pet shop, a bento shop, an electronic store,a toy shop, a clothe shop with fitting rooms, a jewelry shop, vending machines , a shoe shop, a clock shop, a book store and a game center.