PTA newsletter May 2015 issue
1: From the Sports Day event committee
2: Additional notes:
3: Chef Akira’s cooking class
4: Update from PTA
5: From Fundraising committee
From the Sports Day event committee
The big Sports Day event takes place on Sunday, May 17th. The children are really looking forward to the big day! I ask for your support to make this event a great success. Thanks to those of you who have already signed up to volunteer for the event. Your class mother(s) will be in touch with you with further details. As in the past, we are expecting our alumni high school volunteers to help us on the Sports Day. Please be sure to thank them for their effort if you see them around the school grounds. We have many events that are designed for non-KNI students including an event for toddlers, Saturday Japanese school students, and parents. We look forward to seeing you on the grounds participating in these events.
Please help us make red and white bean (rice) bags for the bean bag throw-in-the-basket event.
Every few years, we have asked our parents to help replenish our supply of bean bags and we are asking for your help now. We are asking each family to make one set (1 red and 1 white each) and turn them in by Friday, May 8, 2015. The collection box is located by the attendance/sign-in sheet at KNI. We really need everybody’s participation in order to have a sufficient number of bean bags for the event.
We have reserved the Oak Avenue Middle School (Temple City) grounds for the Sports Day event. As many of you realize, parking lot spaces are limited. Therefore, many of you will be asked to park on the street to reserve the space inside for those hauling supplies. Please allow enough time for parking and walking over as not to be late for the event. Please be careful as parking on the street may require you to cross streets.
Chef Akira’s cooking class
We received rave reviews for the cooking class taught by Chef Akira (of Maison Akira in
Pasadena) on Wednesday, March 18th. Post-class surveys revealed the attendees’ complete satisfaction with the class. Quite a few commented on how easy Chef Akira was to talk to and that they fully enjoyed the experience. Plenty of questions were asked during the cooking demonstration and everything went very smoothly with cheerful laughter bursting out at times.
Some of the comments heard were; “It was a wonderful cooking class!”, “It was a lot of fun!”, “I learned a lot”, “The food was so delicious.”
Many thanks to the cooking class committee members, Ms. Tomomi Taylor, Ms. Mayu Kou, Ms. Midori Taylor, Ms. Mai Noguchi, Ms. Shiho Yobiko, for all your hard work in organizing the event. This cooking class with Chef Akira is a one-of-a-kind event that is only available at KNI. The attendees were able to not only taste the first-rate quality meal, but also chat with the Chef. If you missed the event this year, please be sure to look out for the opportunity next year.
Update from PTA
A portion of the funds raised through membership fee collection and fundraising events will be used to purchase two easy-ups/canopies with the KNI logo (to be used for Sports day event etc.). We will also be contributing some of our funds toward the construction of a shade structure above the sand box. We will be co-sharing the cost of the shade structure with Sakura class’ graduation gift fund.
Thanks a ton to those families that supported our fundraising efforts.
We are accepting nominations and volunteers for our 2015-2016 school year board members and class mother positions. Please do not hesitate to speak to a class mother if you are interested.
From Fundraising committee
• Thank you very much for all your T-shirt orders. We plan to distribute them before the Sports Day. We are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful colors displayed on the Sports Day.
• We are accepting SCRIP orders now. The last day to order is Saturday, May 9th. We know this is a busy time of the year with so many events going on, but we hope that you take the time to participate in this year’s last fundraising effort.