1: From: Mochitsuki (Rice Pounding) Event Committee
2: From: Chef Akira’s Cooking Class
3: From: Kodomo no Ie Festival – PA Bazaar
4: Christmas Pagent DVDs
5: From Fundraising
Parents Association Board -- February 2016
From: Mochitsuki (Rice Pounding) Event Committee
Our annual Mochitsuki Festival was held on January 10th. This year, we had a good weather, we had 562 visitors at the festival and also collected $1435 for donation. We had a wonderful performance from L.A. Matsuri Daiko and we had a very successful event. We would like to thank all the class mothers, volunteers for both the previous day and the day of the event, PTA members, teachers from both Weekdays and Japanese classes, and the families who supported them. The collected donation will go toward the continuous funds for the Mochitsuki Festival. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Mochitsuki Festival next year!
From: Chef Akira’s Cooking Class
We are going to have a cooking class (demonstration style) by Chef Akira Hirose who is an owner-chef at a French restaurant, Maison Akira, in Pasadena again for this year on Wednesday, March 16th. The class will run from 8:45AM to 11:30AM. We are welcoming any parents to participate in the class as we do offer the daycare service for your children younger than school-age during the class. (Your children can join you for the tasting time.) We will let you know about the class fee and detailed information soon and post it on the Message Board and notify you by mail. We can also provide the English version of the recipes for participants who are English speakers. This is a great opportunity for you to learn how to cook authentic French dishes at home and also learn from the top-notch Chef Akira. We are looking forward to your participation.
From: Kodomo no Ie Festival – PA Bazaar
We are planning to have a PA Bazaar on Saturday, March 12th, (11:00AM - 14:00). If it rains on the scheduled day, we will reschedule the event for the following week. All profit from the event will either go toward PA funding or will be donated to Shishiori Elementary School where the Great East Japan Earthquake caused tremendous damage. This year, we are planning to have a “festival” like bazaar. We are thinking of offering some food and playing games for the kids’ corner. We also will have products for children, Hand-made Crafts, Sanrio products and even Raffles. Detailed information will be provided to you as the date gets closer and also via the PA newsletter. Like last year, we are asking for donations from local companies. If you know anyone who is willing to donate products for this event, please let your Class Mother and/or PA members know. Thank you very much for your support.
Christmas Pagent DVDs
We had a DVD creation volunteer filming crew, Mr. Jonny Karisson and Mr. Don Ptashne. Because of them, we were able to create a memorable DVD again. Thank you very much. The DVD should have been distributed to everyone by the end of January. If you have not yet received the DVD even though you had placed an order or if you have some issues with the DVD, please contact PTA via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
• We are currently sending home the ASPIRE fundraising catalogs. The amount that KNI receives from this fundraiser will depend on the total sales amount (i.e. we receive more money if we sell more), so we would like to encourage all families to participate in this fundraiser regardless of the size of your order.
• The KNI T-Shirt Sale will start in mid-February so that your orders will be ready in time for our Sports Day (Undoukai) in May. The available colors and sizes will be displayed in the school yard.
• Our SCRIP fundraiser is scheduled to begin shortly after spring break.
☆You can purchase some gift cards at our office. Here is the list of the gift cards below. Please come and check them out.
＊Starbucks …$10, $25 ＊Vons/Pavilions …$100 ＊Office Depot…$100
＊Chevron… $100 ＊79…$25 ＊ARCO …$100