What's new


posted Jun 21, 2018, 9:21 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Ms. Kyoko Hrovat is leaving her position as a kindergarten homeroom teacher as of today. She has been with us since April 2016. We will miss her very much and wish her much prosperity and success. 


posted Jun 21, 2018, 9:20 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Summer office hours
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The office will be closed Tuesday, July 3 through Friday, July 6.


posted Jun 8, 2018, 8:38 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 11:24 AM by Akiko Coram ]

It is the time for Annual Summer Contest!

Long summer vacation is an ideal time for your child to work on big projects. We look forward to many creative entries.

To find out more about the contest, please refer to the handout sent home with your child this Saturday (9th). Please make copies of the entry form for multiple entries. Last year’s winners are here.

*Registration and drop off: Saturday Sep. 1, 2018, 8:30am-9:15am @ 3F Cafeteria

*Please attach CONTEST ENTRY FORM A to the entries.

*Please submit CONTEST ENTRY FORM B at the registration table with entries.


posted Jun 8, 2018, 8:37 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 11:25 AM by Akiko Coram ]

This contest is for children in grades 1 through 11 and JLD (Nihongo-bu) only. One entry can be submitted per person. Poster papers (11” x 17”) are available in front of the 1st Floor Cafeteria on 16th and 23rd.

Entries must have messages in writing for JLS students to actively speak Japanese at school. Any color and medium can be used. Any 11” x 17” papers can be used also. Be sure to write a student's name, grade, and classroom on the back of the paper.

Judging criteria
  • Using the right paper size (11” x 17”)
  • Efforts, Creativity
  • The effectiveness of the message
  • Participation Award will be awarded to all participants.
  • Saiyuushuu-sho (first place) will be awarded to one entry.
  • Yuushuu-sho (second place) will be awarded to entries qualified for Yuushuu-sho.

Entries will be judged by the school board members. Last year’s winners here.
Registration and exhibit details are the same as the Summer Contest 2018.

*Registration and drop off: Saturday Sep. 1, 2018, 8:30am-9:15am @ 3F Cafeteria

*Please write “Grade, Classroom, Student Name” on the back of the poster.

*Please fill in the label provided at the time of submission, and paste it on the poster.


posted Jun 8, 2018, 8:30 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Kindergarten Field Day is scheduled for September 16th. In case we have a hot weather, we are looking for volunteers who can bring canopies from home and set them up in children’s seating area in addition to the school’s canopies. Please talk to your kindergarten homeroom teacher if you can be one of the volunteers.


posted Jun 8, 2018, 8:27 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 8:28 AM ]


A lot of visitors are expected on the last two Saturdays of the 1st term. Please read the following tips and help us to serve you faster.

1. Members can borrow up to 10 books per membership card (4 books for comics) for the summer. Books are due on the first day of the 2nd term. Many books are expected to be checked out this Saturday. Please understand it may take longer than regular Saturday to process your books and consider bringing a bag from home for your books.

2. Please be sure to have your membership card ready. It will help us speed up the checkout process. If the membership card is not present, we will try our best to accommodate you but may have to ask you to wait until the books for the members with cards are processed. Please understand we may not be able to check out books for those members who are in line after the library closing time. Please share this information with your child. In case of small children, please be sure they are accompanied by adults.

3. Students will have priority over other members to borrow books before the first bell (8:55 am) and during recesses.



Next deadline for new book request is June 16th.

Your requests will be taken into consideration for the next purchase of new books for the library.



Library Manager
PTA Library Committee Chair


posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:08 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Ms. Kaori Ono-Lemire is leaving her position as an administrative assistant as of today. She has been with us since December 2016. We will miss her very much and wish her much prosperity and success.


posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:07 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

We had a wonderful Field Day (Undokai) last week. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents for their cooperation.


posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:04 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 10:06 AM ]

This year’s Fire Drill is scheduled for June 9, 2018, from 11:20 to 11:45. All parents MUST participate in the drill. Children will return to their classroom after the drill and be dismissed at 12:00. Please read the handout carefully.


posted Jun 1, 2018, 9:57 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Children will be wearing Kohakubo (red and white reversible hat) on kindergarten field day. Kohakubo is available at the school office for $8.00/ea. Please prepare to pay the exact amount (cash only).

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