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posted Jun 21, 2019, 7:37 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

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


posted Jun 21, 2019, 6:06 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Summer office hours
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The office will be closed Tuesday, July 2 through Friday, July 5.


posted Jun 14, 2019, 6:31 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Members can borrow twice as many books as they usually can on 6/15 and 6/22 for the summer vacation; a lot of visitors are expected on both dates. 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 the comic). Books are due on the first day of the 2nd term. Many books are expected to be checked out; please understand if it takes longer than regular Saturday to process your books. We encourage our members to bring a bag from home for carrying 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 the 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 at 8:55, during recesses and after school.
Library Manager
PTA Library Committee Chair


posted Jun 7, 2019, 7:35 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

It is the time for the 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.

Judging criteria

  • Grade-level appropriateness
  • Efforts
  • Creativity and Originality (using science, craft, and other kits are not encouraged.)

To avoid getting damaged during transportation from the 3rd floor to the 1st floor for storage, please make sure entries are easily portable.

Please refer to the handout sent home with your child this Saturday (8th) for details. Please make copies of the entry form for multiple entries. Last year’s winners are here.


posted Jun 7, 2019, 7:25 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 7:27 AM ]

This contest is for children in grades 1 through 11 and JLD (Nihongo-bu) only. (One entry per student) Poster papers (11” x 17”) are available in front of the 1st Floor Cafeteria on June 15th and 22nd.

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 also be used. 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 are here.
-Registration and exhibit details are the same as the Summer Contest 2019.


posted Jun 7, 2019, 7:22 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Kindergarten Field Day is scheduled for September 21st. In case we have hot weather, we are looking for volunteers who can bring canopies from home and set them up in the 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 7, 2019, 7:21 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

It’s that time of year when bees, ticks, and snakes come out of the woodwork. Please be cautious and let us know if you see beehives on the school ground.


posted Jun 7, 2019, 7:20 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Treatments offered at the First Aid Room are limited to first aid, such as applying bandages and ice packs; we do not provide any medical care. When a certain symptom is observed, we contact the guardian and ask to bring the child home. Return-Home Advisory lists the symptoms for which your child should stay home from school. We appreciate your understanding to help keep the school a healthy community.


posted May 31, 2019, 6:06 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Aug 20, 2019, 1:07 PM ]

JAL FOUNDATION biennially organizes 'World Children's Haiku Contest', and we are happy to announce that the contest is to be held this year. Originating from Japan, Haiku is the shortest form of poetry in the world. In a short descriptive verse, it captures a moment in the poet's life, or simply expresses the beauty of nature. Haiku is now enjoyed in many countries around the world.

If you are submitting via school, please submit your work by September 7th. The school's submission form is HERE. Detailed information is HERE

Submission's Period:

Japan Contest (work in Japanese) 1st Jun 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 deadline: 30th Sep 2019
World Contest (work in local languages) 1st Oct 2119 - 29th Feb 2120 deadline: 29th Feb 2120


posted May 31, 2019, 5:58 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated May 31, 2019, 9:25 AM ]

Discount notebooks and workbooks will be available for purchase on the following date.

June 8, 8:45 – 10:15
June 15, 9:30 – 11:00
Cash only. $2/each

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