kodomo No Ie

News from Kodomo No Ie.


We will celebrate Thanksgiving on the following date:

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

Nov.18 (Fri.) Sumire 10:00am
Ume 2:00pm
Nov.22 (Tue.) Momo 10:00am
Sakura 3:00pm
Nov.23 (Wed.) Range 10:00am
Kiku 2:00pm

Kokomo No Ie will be closed on Nov. 24(Thur), 25(Fri.), 26(Sat.).


Invitation to the Open House

We have scheduled our first Open House this year.
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.

Morning Class Date
Oct. 27 (Thur) Momo
Oct. 28 (Fri.) Sumire
Oct. 31 (Mon.) Renge
9:00 – 10:00 Kodomo No Ie (Exercise/Snack time)
10:00 – 11:00 Fellowship Hall at church
11:00 – 11:30 Class Meeting

Afternoon Class Date
Oct. 28 (Fri.) Ume
Oct. 31 (Mon.) kiku
Afternoon Class Program
1:30 – 2:30 Fellowship Hall at church
2:30 – 3:00 Class Meeting
•Please join children in costume making.
•All materials will be provided.

Sakura Class Date
Oct. 27 (Thur) Sakura
Sakura Class Program
3:00 – 4:30 Fellowship Hall at church
4:30 – 4:45 Class Meeting
•Sakura will make Halloween bags.

*All parents need slippers for Fellowship Hall.


Tanabata Festival

We will have Tanabata Festival at Japanese Garden, Huntington Library from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on July 6th (Wed.).

We will decorate a very large bamboo branch with the various origami ornaments.

We will give you the free admission sticker at the entrance area, please find the KNI staff to get it. Admission sticker is very limited so please come by around 12:30pm.

Please have children wear Yukata(summer kimono). If you do not have one, please ask us to borrow it.
This event should be lots of fun for you and your children.



Date: June 11, 2016 2:00p.m.
Place: Sanctuary, First UMC

Children of KIKU&UME Class will attend the graduation ceremony to send off their friend and to take their place as the senior class of Kodomo no Ie. KIKU&UME Class children will distribute pendants to graduates. They are requested to be present by 1:45p.m. in the sanctuary.


June 8 (Wed) RENGE, 9 (Thur) MOMO, 10 (Fri) SUMIRE 11:00a.m.-11:30a.m.
June 8 (Wed) KIKU, 10 (Fri) UME 02:30p.m.-03:00p.m.

This will be held in the sanctuary (Children will come to the school as regular hour.)

Agenda: Greeting, PTA Financial report and approval

*Please attend this assembly, since we will return your child’s things on this day.

We will have a final assembly to mark the end of the school year. We wish to express our deep appreciation to parents for their support and assistance over the course of this year. Please have a safe enjoyable summer vacation. We will send you information regarding the next school year later this summer.


Please join KNI Christmas Service / Joy of Christmas

December 19th (Sat.)
9:00 - 10:00 am Christmas Service
at Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church

10:00 am - Noon Joy of Christmas
at Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church

Winter Break: 12/21(Mon) - 1/2(Sat)
Resume class: 1/4(Mon)
Hiyoko Class: 1/4(Mon)
Japanese School: 1/9(Sat)

Pounding Mochi (Rice Cake) will be on January 10th, Sunday

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Place: The parking lot in front of the Hall
Please join, have fun for pounding mochi and enjoy tasting of fresh mochi


Summer School starts on June 22rd, Monday.

⭐️Pretend Shop Experience: July 15th, 16th , 17th
⭐️Sleepover Night: July 31st  
⭐️ The Giant Maze: August 6th and 7th
⭐️Friday Cooking Classes Every Friday 10:00 a.m. (For 5 to 12 year olds)
June 26:Grilled omusubi (rice balls), shiratama (small white ball desert), eggs, & sausages.
July 3: Cold udon (fat noodles), potstickers, & a cucumber dish July 10: Fried noodles, eggplant with miso sauce, Macaroni Abekawa July 17: We eat the noodles that comes down the special water slide for food with chopsticks & bowl in our hands. July 24: Sandwiches, Salad, Mixed Fruits
July 31: Curry Rice, Watermelon (Sleep Over night)
Aug. 7: Inari-sushi (Sushi rice is mixed with cooked goodies is put in cooked fried bean curd casing.) & shriatama
⭐️We will have TANABATA Festival at Huntington Library Japanese Garden from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. on July 5th (Sun).

⭐️There will be OBON Carnival at Sozenji Temple (3020 W. Beverly Blvd. Montebello)on July 19th (Sun), KNI children will be singing on the stage there from 4:30 p.m.