kodomo No Ie

News from Kodomo No Ie.


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.


Graduation Ceremony

KNI Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2013 is scheduled as follows:

Date/Time: Saturday, June 14. 2014 starts at 3pm
Venue: The chapel by KNI

We are going to host the Graduation Ceremony to celebrate each and every graduate's accomplishment and their bright future.

Summer School

KNI will open its summer school as usual.
This will be a great chance for your child to enjoy summer with fun and exciting activities in Japanese setting.

Dates: Monday, June 23 - Friday, August 8th

Sumer School's calendar and detailed activity schedule can be found in the "Summer School" and " Application and Prices"in the Kindergarten section.


Kodomo no Hi no Tsudoi

(Children’s Day Celebration at Huntington Library)

May 4th is “Kodomo no Hi,” or Children’s Day, in Japan.
It is an occasion to wish for the health and prosperity of
children, particularly boys
Kodomo no Ie will hold our annual Children’s Day event
at the Huntington Library to celebrate this very special holiday. Please mark your calendar and join us!

Day: May 4th , 2014(Sunday)

Time: 1:30pm~3:00pm

Location: Huntington Library Japanese Garden

Ticket: Complimentary tickets will be provided only for
Kodomo no Ie students and their parents.
Please tell the Hintington Library staff that you
are Kodomo no Ie parents at the window in order
to receive your complimentary tickets.

We thank you in advance for helping make this year’s Kodomo no Hi celebration a success!

We will have “Haha no Hi no Tsudoi (Mother’s day celebration)” on May 7th,8th, 9th.
Please mark these dates on your calendar.
We will send you the flyer with details later.

Undokai (Sports Day) is also coming up, which is currently scheduled to be held on
May 19th(Sun). We will need parents’ volunteers for this event.
We will put up volunteer sign-up sheets for Undokai in the near future.
Please sign up and let us know how you can help.
Thank you very much for your participation.