kodomo No Ie

News from Kodomo No Ie.


3/26 (Wed) – 4/8 (Tue) Spring Break
4/9 (Wed) School will resume


Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day)

Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day) will be on March 2rd, Sunday at Huntington Library, Japanese Garden.
*Please come to see our Sakura Class children's Hinamatsuri performance. All costumes (kimono) were made by parents and we hope all of you enjoy Japanese traditional Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day).

Please enjoy the day at Japanese Garden in Huntington Library with all children.
First performance: 12:30 p.m.`
Second performance: 2:00 p.m.`

Please join us to see Hina Dolls in our Piano Room.
This was donated by one of the family went back to Japan.
Open House for Hinamatsuri (Girl's Day) schedules are follows:

Momo: 2/27 (Thur.) 10:00 a.m.
Sakura: 2/27 (Thur.) at Huntington Library (Japanese Garden) rehearsal
Sumire: 2/28 (Fri.) 10:00 a.m.
Ume: 2/28(Fri.) 1:30 p.m.
Kiku: 3/3 (Mon.) 1:30 p.m.


Mochi Tsuki (Pounding Mochi)

With support from many of us related to Kodomo-no Ie,this "Mochi-tsuki"(making rice cakes) event has been held annually at the beginning of the new year in hope that our children may learn an aspect of Japanese culture.
Please join us with your family members and friends and enjoy the fun and exciting experience!

When: Sunday,Jan.12,2014 1:00~3:30pm
(In case of rain,it will be held in the Church Hall)

We will have Taiko drum performance to kick off the event.


KNI Christmas Program

Our Annual Christmas Party will be held on December 21, 2013.
Please attend with your family and friends to make this occasion a cheerful one at Kodomo no Ie.

Christmas Service: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. in the Church Sanctuary.
Intermission: Refreshments will be served in the courtyard next to the fellowship hall. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Christmas Celebration: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon in the Church Sanctuary.


Invitation to the Open house

I hope this finds all of you well as morning and evening get cooler.
It is almost a 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 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 25 (Fri) Sumire
Oct 30 (Wed) Renge
Oct 31 (Thu) Momo
09:00 – 10:00Kodomo no Ie (Exercise, Snack time)
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 25 (Fri) Ume
Oct 30 (Wed) Kiku
01:30 – 02:30 Fellowship Hall at church
02:30 – 03:00 Class meeting

Oct 31 (Thu) Sakura
03:00 – 04:30 Fellowship Hall at church
04:30 – 04:45 Class meeting

*Sakura will make Halloween bags. (3:00-4:30)
*All parents need slippers.


Hang in there, big brother Tomo!

One of KNI alumni, Tomoaki Kakuno (class of 1988) has suffered from spinal injuries caused by a car accident. His body is paralyzed now and he has to deal with difficult changes in his life. Tomo has just begun a rehabilitation regiment with hopes for improvement in his physical capabilities.

I am inspired by his positive spirit and want to support him by setting up a fund for him. Donations that your kids bring for monthly birthday parties and proceeds from the supermarket event during the summer camp will be directed toward his fund, instead of giving to Shishiori Elementary School in Kesen-numa City, one of the tsunami-hit schools that we have been supporting for the past year.

"All of the children at Kodomo no Ie and the alumni are our family"
This has always been my belief.
Through this fund I want him to know that we will always stand by him.

I would appreciate your understanding and cooperation to the fundraising effort. Please find the donation box next to the attendance sheet.
For personal checks, please address it payable to "Kodomo no Ie".

Thank you very much.