Parents' Association News
1: From the T-shirt Committee:
2: From the Scrip Committee:
3: From the Recycling Committee:
4: From the school:
At the General Meeting on Wednesday, October 7th
, all the Parents Association committee members were approved. Thank you for submitting the proxies on time, and we could not do it without the help from class mothers who collected them.
Ms. Tomoko Nakamura
, who is a mother of two, spoke on a healthy macrobiotic diet. At the Q&A session, the audience had so many questions we ran out of time. Three DVDs of the meeting are available at the library.
Big thanks to aki Hirano, Naoko Nakagawa, Kay Osorio and Atsuko Wilds
who volunteered during the meeting as babysitters.
Here’s Ms. Nakamura’s recipe for macrobiotic coconut & carob scones (taste just like chocolate chip cookies):
Ingredient ( Makes about 15 scones)
Whole wheat flour for pastries ( 1 cup )
Unbleached all purpose flour ( 1/2 cup )
Starch or Kuzu powder ( 1/4 cup )
Coconut powder ( 1/4 cup )
Natural salt ( 1/8 TSP )
Natural baking powder ( 2 TSP ) (no aluminum added)
Maple syrup ( 1/3 cup )
Soy milk ( 1/4 cup )
Safflower oil or sunflower oil ( 1/3 cup ) (expeller pressed)
Carob chips (no sugar added) ( 1/4 cup )
1.Preheat the oven for 350F. Place parchment paper on a cooking sheet.
2.Mix A in a bowl using a whisk. Add the oil and knead until the texture is sandy.
3.Mix B in a small bowl with a whisk. Add B in the A mixture using a wooden spatula. Add the carob chips. Do not overmix. Add a small amount of flour if the dough feels too soft.
4.Cover the surface of a cutting board with flour, place the dough and roll it until it’s 4/5 inches thick. Cut dough into desired shapes with cookie cutters or simply use a spoon.
5.Bake for 15 minutes.
*You can substitute coconut powder with flour and/or add dried fruit or other ingredients of your choice.
From the T-shirt Committee:
Thank you for your orders. We will distribute the merchandise to you early December.
From the Scrip Committee:
Order scrip (gift certificates) for your family and friends as Christmas gifts! We expect to raise at least $1,000 so every family is encouraged to participate at any level. Place the order form (also available online) with a check in the Scrip Box by Friday, November 20th
. You will receive your order early December
From the Recycling Committee:
Profits: June: $28.18 / July and August: $26.55 / Sept: $17.10 / Oct: $18.10
– Thank you!
Recyclable items are clean plastic bottles (1 PETE), clean aluminum cans and clean gallon-size jugs with lids (jugs are the only items not to be crushed – place them with the lids in the storage on the right hand side near the entrance to the classroom. They will be used as part of the wall for the vegetable garden).
From the school:
1.Please do not eat or drink beverages except for water in the school yard. Snacks should be given to the children outside the school premise.
2.Watch your children after school hours so teachers can work without interference. Please clean up before you leave.
3.Try not to park on Elm Street, especially near the pedestrian crossing. Parked cars block the view of both small children and drivers and have caused dangerous close calls.