Newsletter June Issue
1: Word of the Month・・・”Gomen nasai” (Sorry)
2: June Schedule
3: Goal of the Month
4: Songs of the Month
5: From Tom-sensei
6: Welcome Ms. Tabari
7: Thank you Ms. Ego
8: Thank you to the volunteer members mentioned below for all their hard work this year.
Word of the Month・・・”Gomen nasai” (Sorry)
We had a wonderful undokai. The weather was perfect, not too hot or not too cold and we could see many smiley faces and hear cheers from the children.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
Now the school is near the end of the year. It is time to assess how each child has grown. Have all the “buds” in the children’s heart grown?
Kodomo no Ie will take a one week break to get ready for the summer school. We
are looking forward to seeing you again in the summer or in September. We hope that you will have a nice and safe summer.
6/2 (Tue) Field trip to Lacy Park within the regular school hour. The detail has been notified.
6/5 (Fri), 8 (Mon), 9 (Tue) Birthday Parties for students born in June, July and August, along with tithe offering.
6/10 (Wed), 11 (Thu), 12 (Fri) Renge, Kiku, Momo, Sumire and Ume class promotion ceremony (in the chapel)
6/13 (Sat) Sakura class Graduation Ceremony (3:30~/ no Japanese Language School)
6/20 (Sat) The last day of Japanese Language School
6/22 (Sun) ~ 8/7 (Fri) Summer School
Goal of the Month
・ For June 4th’s Cavity Prevention Day – to increase awareness of brushing teeth and to help develop good oral hygiene.
・ For June 10th’s Japanese Time Day - foster appreciation for numbers and time.
・For June 14th’s Father’s Day - deepen memories through activities, to have a joyous graduation and hope for new life. (Sakura)
・Understand the meaning of class advancement and to look forward to the next level. (Junior and Middle class)
Songs of the Month
・ Junior Classes enge omo Sumire
hamigaki no uta (Toothbrushing Song)
tokei no uta (Clock Song)
enka (KNI School Song)
・ Middle Classes Kiku Ume
Graduation Song (younger Students’ part)
・ Senior Class Sakura
Graduation Song (graduates’ part)
As I reflect on this past year at Kodomo No Ie, I am reminded of what Dr. James Dobson once said. Children just don’t fit into a “to do” list very well. It takes time to be an effective parent when Children are small. It takes time to introduce them to good books. It takes time to fly kites and play punch ball and put together jigsaw puzzles. It takes time to listen. Dr. Dobson is correct. Nothing will ever be able to replace the important role of parenting in your child’s life.
Over the past few years you have entrusted your child to Kodomo No Ie as a part of their childhood development but it is really just a small part. Your presence in their lives is infinitely more important. As the Charles Wells, former mayor of Boston, Massachusetts once said. The school will teach children how to read, but the environment of the home must teach them what to read. The school can teach them how to think, but the home must teach them what to believe.
As your child graduates from Kodomo No Ie you will find that their future days at school will grow to be longer and longer until they eventually go off to college. I am sure college seems like an eternity away but you will find that the childhood years go by so fast. I encourage you to spend as much time with your children as you possible can. Do simple things together like walking the family dog or preparing a family meal. The time you spend with you child when they are young will have an influence on them that will last a lifetime.
Welcome Ms. Tabari
Nice to meet you, my name is Yuki Tabari. I really enjoy seeing smiles on children’s faces and look forward to seeing many at Kodomo no Ie. I will try my best to keep up with the energetic children. I appreciate your support in my new position.
Thank you Ms. Ego
I was able to get through this year by everyone’s support and gaining courage and
energy from all the children. I believe that what I learned this year will be extremely
valuable for my life ahead. Thank you very much. (Rie Ego)
Thank you to the volunteer members mentioned below for all their hard work this year.
Vice President：Ai Mortimer-Lamb（Renge・Kiku）Kei Ogawa（Renge・Kiku）
Secretary：Yuki Machida（Renge・Kiku・Sakura）Chikako Hyo (Renge・Kiku）
Secretary（English translation）：Mayumi Takada（Sakura）Asaki Shinada（Sakura）
Translation Coordinator：Naoko Okamoto（Ume）
Treasury：Junko Yusin（Sakura）Mihoko Truong（Sakura）
Momo：Mari Carmichael、Yayoi Sagisaka、Aiko Asano
Renge：Reiko Williams、Kanako Kanamoto 、Funato (Tsuai) Maki
Kiku：Rieko Takamatsu、Ryoko Takahashi、Sae Otsuki
Sumire：Maya Hewitt、Hiroyo Ito
Ume：Nobuko Azuma、Masae Peregon
Sakura：Junko Hosokawa、Naomi Mordini、Umi Yagi、Yasue Yoshioka
Japanese School：Fuyuko Bray-ali、Megumi Hironaka
Christmas：Madoka Kongo、Yukie Tanuma、Kaori Shibata、Yukino Yagane、Ako Yonezawa, Yuko Takahashi
Mochi Event：Mie Asai 、Haruko Yeh、Yayoi Sagisaka、Kimie Yamamoto、Aiko Asano、Kiko Gaddes
Sports Day：Madoka Kongo、Mari Carmichael、Tomoko Murphy, Mayuko Easton、Luna Cariaga、Kumiko Dorio
Bazaar：Ai Mortimer-Lamb、Chikako Hyou、Kanako Kanamoto、Haruko Yeh、Takako Kiyose、Tomoko Harris、Keiko Tanabe、Shiho Okamoto、Namiko Shamhart、Megumi Bacher、Miki Kajiyama、Aya Kiyosue
Cooking class：Yumi Taylor、Mayu Kou、Shiho Yobiko、Mai Noguchi、Midori Taylor