The News Letter / 2nd SEM. 2023 is now available online.
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I hope all of our families find this edition of our newsletter safe and warm. The first day of spring has passed, and it’s still February, but I feel that it’s starting to feel like spring. In Japan, the flowering state of “Kawazu cherry blossoms” has become a hot topic. Unlike regular cherry blossoms, they begin blooming earlier, last longer, and are graced with a vibrant pink hue. It is said that “Kawazu cherry blossoms” are beautiful even after they turn into leafy cherry blossoms, and can be appreciated for nearly a month after flowering.
In February, we started practicing for Presentation Day (Gakushu-Happyokai). It will take place on April 29th. Presentation Day is a place where children can experience the joy of learning, saying, “ I’ve become so good through practice,” and have their families recognize their achievements. It is also a place where parents can see and feel their child’s learning and growth. For the teachers, it is a place where they can show the parents the results of their teaching skills that cannot be seen on a daily basis, and also the teachers can build trusting relationships with children and parents. I would appreciate it if you could come and visit Presentation Day and give all the children a big round of applause.
Lastly, I would like to thank you for donating towards the oseibo that was presented to our teachers as a year-end gift in December. Please see the following page for the Oseibo Donor List.
I appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation.
Harumi Uehara, Principal
Gardena Buddhist Church Japanese Language School
|4/1||Sat||2nd Trimester Ends & Parent-Teacher Conference (TBD)|
|4/15||Sat||3rd Trimester Begins & Sushi making class (afternoon)|
|4/29||Sat||Presentation Day (9:00 a.m ~ 10:30 a.m)|
|5/6||Sat||GBC Spring Market No school|
|6/17||Sat||3rd Trimester Ends & Graduation + Completion ceremony|
|Administrative assistant||Ms. Ando|
|Nyumon||Ms. Boone & Ms. Kajiwara|
|Grade 1||Ms. Williams|
|Grade 2||Ms. Sugaya|
|Grade 3||Ms. Atagi|
|Grade 4||Ms. Watanabe|
|Grade 5||Ms. Moriguchi|
|Grade 6 & 7||Mr. Yashiro|
|Grade 8 ~ 11||Ms. Miyanaga|