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Talent Show

posted Nov 20, 2020, 10:28 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Although we are experiencing a challenging time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will hold a talent show as in previous years. This year, we would like to hold it in the form of live distribution as a project unique to online. 

Please see below for an overview and schedule:

☆ 19th JLS Kohaku Talent Battle ☆

Date and time: February 6, 2021, from 18:00 to 20:00

Location: Live distribution (and from February 7th to March 7th, for a limited time, the recorded content from the participating groups who agreed with "Minogashi Haishin (missed-event webcast)" will be distributed on a platform such as YouTube. * At the time of live distribution, It is not a recording of Zoom)


  1. The maximum number of participants for live distribution is 30. 

  2. Maximum 3 minutes per performance

  3. Language: Both English and Japanese

  4. Participants are limited to JLS students and families

  5. Each group records and edits the content and submits it by the due date. Please be sure to avoid the “Three Cs”: closed spaces, crowded places, close-contact settings.

If you violate the above rules, you will not be allowed to participate in the event. 


12/5 (Sat.) Sign-up starts from 13:00 (until 1/6)

1/6 (Wed.) Deadline for submission of pre-recorded and edited video by performers

2/6 (Sat.) Talent Show

2/7 (Sun.) "Minogashi Haishin (missed-event webcast)" starts (until 3/7)

The URL of the sign-up site will be posted on e-Boston from next week onwards.

Please look forward to it. ♪

Talent Show Committee PTA Support 

Tsuyoshi Okamoto / Shunsuke Matsuoka (jlsbostontalent@gmail.com)

From the IT Department

posted Oct 30, 2020, 11:00 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

We will be consolidating all IT-related questions concerning our WES database,

school-assigned Google account(s), Zoom/Google Meet and/or Google Classroom

to a single e-mail account.  Please use support@jlsboston.org from now on.

Progress Report “AYUMI”

posted Oct 23, 2020, 10:19 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Oct 23, 2020, 11:20 AM ]

Progress Report “AYUMI”

As autumn deepened, the leaves changed from autumn leaves to fallen leaves and from cool to cold. I would like to thank all the parents and guardians for their continued support.

Two months have passed in the second term, and this Saturday is the last day of the first half of our school year. The school building was closed from the end of March 2020, and we have been offering remote learning since. Although it was an initiative we had never experienced, we gradually got it on track. In the second term, we are on our way to achieving our instructional goals almost as planned. Once again, we would like to thank all the parents and guardians for their support and encouragement.

Ayumi are usually sent home at the end of the first half of the school year; however, as a result of discussions with faculty and staff on this matter, we decided not to issue Ayumi for the first half of this school year because we do not have adequate materials to evaluate each child due to the implementation of distant learning. We appreciate your understanding very much. 

We are planning to issue Ayumi in some form at the end of the school year, and discussions are being held among faculty and staff. We look forward to your continued guidance and support.


Principal Tadahiko Sugiyama

Online Teleconferencing Considerations

posted Oct 23, 2020, 10:18 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Online Teleconferencing Considerations

・Do not forward the file / folder-sharing / teleconferencing invite links.

・Do not take photos of the monitor screen or screen-captures.

・Please use identifiable names when entering Zoom-based meetings.

We have been seeing unidentifiable names/nicknames being used prior to joining Zoom online classes. This somewhat defeats the security reasons for using Zoom’s Waiting Room feature.  Please use the student’s full name or at least some identifiable variant prior to connecting with Zoom.  The nickname can be checked and changed by joining a Test Meeting at https://zoom.us/test 

If for some reason you can not change the Zoom settings, please tell your teacher what the expected name is to be in advance.  If you are not granted permission to join the meeting, please contact support@jlsboston.org so that we can assist in resolving the issue.

Absence Notification

posted Oct 9, 2020, 8:27 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Submission of the Student Absence Form is accepted via e-mail (PDF). Please send an e-mail to your homeroom teacher and copy the school office on the e-mail when you send it. (info@jlsboston.org)

Summer Contest Winners

posted Oct 2, 2020, 9:48 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Here are winners of this year’s Summer Contest. Winners are recognized during the class tomorrow. Congratulations! Award certificates will be mailed to winners next week. Participation awards will be handed/mailed out by next week also.

From the PTA Event Committee

posted Sep 25, 2020, 6:38 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

“Let’s talk about online tools” 

When: October 3, 9:30 am to 11:00 am 


To register, please visit https://forms.gle/7wu1Zjz8KyBqE1JGA.

Zoom invites will be sent to applicants who registered by October 2, 8:00 pm.  Please send an email to jls.eventkikaku@gmail.com if you do not receive an invitation.

From the PTA JCP (Japanese Classes for Parents) Committee

posted Sep 25, 2020, 6:37 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Back by popular demand! We’re excited to continue our new online program this fall.

Three lessons in small classes will be offered in Term 2.

Visit our website for registration and more information:  



Kindergarten Field Day

posted Sep 18, 2020, 9:41 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

As we continue to have classes online this term, many events have been canceled or reduced; however, after careful consideration, the Kindergarten Department decided to hold the Annual Kindergarten Field Day online. Kindergarten Field Day will be held tomorrow, September 19th, scheduled to start at 10 am. Because there are various restrictions to have online events, we will limit this year’s guests to the president and vice president of the school board, PTA president, principal, vice-principal, and head of the school office. 

We would also like to ask parents and guardians to use the information link for Kindergarten Field Day one person per family. Please do not share the information link with relatives or acquaintances. Please know the school officials will participate in the event with video. Additionally, the homeroom teacher will introduce the officials participating in the classroom events to parents and guardians. We look forward to meeting you at tomorrow’s Undokai!.

Distribution of the textbooks and workbooks

posted Sep 11, 2020, 8:44 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Oct 2, 2020, 10:46 AM ]

More information were sent home via email.

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