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PARENT/GUARDIAN ID

posted Apr 20, 2018, 8:54 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 8:55 AM ]

The color of this year’s lanyard is GREEN. Please wear this year’s ID with your GREEN lanyard when you are in the school building.

HACHIMAKI SALE

posted Apr 20, 2018, 8:54 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Children will be divided into two groups, Aka-gumi (Red Group) and Shiro-gumi (White Group). Each child is required to wear a hachimaki headband to identify his/her group. Hachimaki will be sold at the school office for $3.00/ea. from April 21. Please prepare to pay with the exact amount (cash only).

OUTDOOR RECESS

posted Apr 20, 2018, 8:52 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 8:53 AM ]

1. These are the designated outside areas where children are allowed during recesses:

  • 1st and 2nd grades: Courtyard (not on SAT testing dates, no balls allowed)
  • 3rd grade & above: West Soccer Field where Undokai is held

2. Please go over the following rules with your child once again:

  • Do not play in the Medford Community Schools Courtyard (concrete area) and on the grassy slope leading to the West Soccer Field.
  • Dangerous activities, such as throwing rocks and jumping down from high places, are not allowed.
  • Use the doors next to the back door of the Japanese Library to go to the West Soccer Field. The West Soccer Field can be used only during recesses with the supervision of Safety Patrol volunteers.
  • Always listen to Safety Patrol volunteers.



ALLERGY ACTION PLAN IS DUE TOMORROW (4/21)!

posted Apr 20, 2018, 8:50 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 8:51 AM ]

If you received notification about food allergies, please be sure to submit Allergy Action Plan. Due this Saturday.


FROM SAFETY (ANZEN) PATROL COMMITTEE

posted Apr 20, 2018, 8:46 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Apr 20, 2018, 9:42 AM ]

The Safety Patrol Duty is one of our class duty systems. It is assigned to parents/guardians of all classes of the Japanese Language Division. Please keep in mind this is to ensure the safety of your own child. When you are on duty, please remind children the followings:

Indoors:
1. Walk (no running). Be careful for blind corner hallway collisions. Do not play in lockers.
2. Do not jump down from the stairs. Do not run down the stairs.
3. Do not enter the areas that are off-limits to students

Outdoors:
1. The play area for the Japanese 1, Grade 1 and Grade 2 is the courtyard. The play areas for the Japanese 3 though 5 and Grades 3 through 11 are Community School courtyard and West Soccer Field.
2. Do not climb trees. Do not throw rocks. Do not break branches.
3. Do not climb fences 

Cages (Gym):
1. Japanese 3 through 5 and Grades 3 through 11 can play in the cages.
2. Only classroom balls can be used in the cages.
3. Do not play with nets, mats and other equipment.
4. No soccer, football, basketball and tackling


CLASSROOM OBSERVATION AND PARENTS’ ORIENTATION

posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:31 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Classroom Observation and Parents’ Orientation are scheduled for April 28 and May 5. Please refer to the attached letter.


KIDS’ CORNER PLAYGROUND

posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:29 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

The Kids’ Corner Board of Directors continues to let us use the Kids’ Corner Playground for kindergarten classes this year. The following rules are based on the rules that were set by the Kids’ Corner. Please take time to read it through and please use the playground with care.

Kids’ Corner Playground Rules 
1. Maximum capacity
   Preschool playground-25 children, 2.9 to 6 years
   Infant playground- 6 children, 2 months to 2.9 years
2. Adult supervision (two adults minimum for each playground) at all times.
3. Do not put anything other than toys in a sand box. 
4. Persons using the playgrounds do so at their own risk. The school will not accept liability for any accidents, damages or loss incurred.
5. If toys are used, please return them to the designated place.
6. Please do not enter if kindergarten classes are using the playground.
7. Playgrounds may be closed before 12:30 PM.
8. If the gates are locked, do not use the playgrounds. Children should not climb over the fences. Please do not let your children play in the playgrounds by themselves.
9. Please do not allow your child to enter the play area across from the Kids’ Corner Playground. Please do not allow your child to play with riding toys in the play area.
10. The West Courtyard is being monitored by security cameras.



UNDOKAI (FIELD DAY)

posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:27 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

This year’s Undokai (Field Day) is scheduled for May 19 (Rain Dates: May 26 & June 2)
1. Undokai Program Cover Contest
To enter the contest, and draw (do not color) a picture on the paper handed out today. Submit the drawing by April 28. First and Second places will receive certificates. You can also download a contest paper online.

2. Rajio Taiso Leaders
In Japan, children learn a warm-up exercise called Rajio Taiso. It is formed by a series of exercises, which are performed with music. We are looking for children who mastered Rajio Taiso and want to be leaders at Undokai. Students in Japanese 3 through 5 and Grades 7 through 11 only. To become a leader, please sign up with a classroom teacher by April 21.

3. Hachimaki Sale
Children will be divided into two groups, Aka-gumi (Red Group) and Shiro-gumi (White Group). Each child is required to wear a hachimaki headband to identify his/her group. Hachimaki will be sold at the school office for $3.00/ea. from April 21. Please prepare to pay with the exact amount (cash only).


CHANGING CONTACT INFORMATION

posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:26 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Please go to Update Contact when you need to change your contact information. 

SNOW MAKE-UP DAY

posted Apr 13, 2018, 8:25 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

If a snow make-up day of your child’s weekday school falls on a JLS school day, your child’s absence will not count towards the absence limit by submitting Student Absence Form. Please be sure to check “My child was late / absence due to heavy snow fall and natural disaster” on the form and submit it with a letter to provide proof of a snow make-up day.


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