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WES Student Management System Maintenance Period - No Access

posted Feb 5, 2021, 7:40 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Feb 5, 2021, 9:09 AM ]

During the month of March, our admissions office will be updating the database in order to prepare for the upcoming new school year.  Please be aware that there would be no access to the WES during the period below:


Freeze Period: March 2, 2021 through March 27, 2021


During this period, the registered information such as email address, phone number and physical address cannot be viewed or modified.


We advise all the families to check and update the information before the freeze period.


We appreciate your understanding with this interruption.  Please contact info@jlsboston.org for any questions.

2021 PTA Survey

posted Feb 5, 2021, 7:38 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Feb 12, 2021, 8:47 AM ]

We will start our Annual PTA Survey so that we can better understand and plan for 2021 PTA Activities.  While the 1st semester for the 2021 School Year will be conducted remotely, the PTA would still like to be prepared as much as possible should the school facility reopen for in-class learning.

 

Kindly fill out the Google Form below by the prescribed deadline.

 

Form : Please see e-Boston

Deadline : February 20, 2021 (Saturday)


2021 PTA Dues

 

We will not be collecting 2021 PTA Dues until we get a better understanding

of what PTA activities will be possible for the school year.  Details for the 

PTA Dues can be found at the following PDF direct link : [link deleted]

Invitation to the 19th Annual Talent Show

posted Feb 5, 2021, 7:37 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Feb 6, 2021, 7:05 PM by JLS Boston Administrator ]

「Invitation to the 19th Annual Talent Show」          

This year's talent show will be online and will be held in a very unique format by combining the Japanese Kohaku Uta Gassen (better known as "Kohaku" which is a TV program that takes place on New Year's Eve) and "America's Got Talent". Don't miss this unique opportunity on Feb 6th from 6PM (Zoom will open at 5:55PM) to see the JLS Boston students show off their talent!  ※The recorded version will be made available for a limited time from Feb 7th-Mar 7th.

 

Due to COVID-19, the talent show will be virtual. However, we would like to make the experience as close as that of the in-person talent show. Clap your hands, unmute yourself to say bravo/brava to the performers, dance or sing along! Please feel free to drop in and let's enjoy the show!

 

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Topic: Kohaku Talent Gassen LIVE

Time: Feb 6, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting


Streaming version ICYMI

Duration: Feb 7th - Mar 7th (There will be an access restriction and the video will not be available until Feb 7th)


 

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This year, 18 groups/individuals will be performing at the Talent Show, some of which are very uniquely made to suit the online format and will be sure to uplift your spirit during these hard times of COVID. The emcees are [name deleted] [name deleted] , and the Cheer Team will be lead by [name deleted] , [name deleted] , [name deleted] , and [name deleted] ! Please come and see the children's shining moments.

 

☆Talent Show Flyer☆

This year's front cover design is made by [name deleted] and the flyer design was done by [name deleted] . Please be sure to have the attached flyer handy when watching the Talent Show.


 

Talent Show Committee PTA [name deleted] , [name deleted]


Regarding Gifts to Teachers

posted Feb 5, 2021, 7:32 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

As the school year-end nears, the JLS PTA would like to reiterate the overall guidelines regarding giving gifts to teachers. Recent guidance from the school recommends that gifting be limited to flowers, letters or perhaps signed shikishi. In the event gifting is perceived to be escalating out of control, this may result in the total prohibition of the practice.

In addition, the  coordination of aforementioned gifting is NOT the responsibility of the Class Representative.

Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Robin Gomi
President, JLS PTA

Student Survey

posted Feb 4, 2021, 8:45 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Details were sent to parents via email. Please look for emails titled “JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL STUDENT SURVEY”.  Please submit your form as soon as possible.


If you have any questions, please send us an email at admissions@jlsbston.org.

Thank you very much for your continued support.


Invitation for the upcoming Talent Show and distribution of the flyer

posted Jan 29, 2021, 6:17 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Feb 6, 2021, 7:08 PM by JLS Boston Administrator ]

「Invitation to the 19th Annual Talent Show」          

This year's talent show will be online and will be held in a very unique format by combining the Japanese Kohaku Uta Gassen (better known as "Kohaku" which is a TV program that takes place on New Year's Eve) and "America's Got Talent". Don't miss this unique opportunity on Feb 6th from 6PM (Zoom will open at 5:55PM) to see the JLS Boston students show off their talent!  ※The recorded version will be made available for a limited time from Feb 7th. URL will be announced in next week's e-Boston

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Topic: Kohaku Talent Gassen LIVE

Time: Feb 6, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join Zoom Meeting

[link deleted]


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This year, 18 groups/individuals will be performing at the Talent Show, some of which are very uniquely made to suit the online format and will be sure to uplift your spirit during this hard times of COVID. The emcees are [name deleted], [name deleted], and the Cheer Team will be lead by [name deleted], [name deleted], [name deleted], and [name deleted]! Please come and see the children's shining moments.


From the IT Department

posted Jan 15, 2021, 8:33 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Feb 12, 2021, 8:59 AM by Akiko Coram ]

Zoom provides frequent updates.  Before logging into your Zoom class, please update your Zoom client to the latest version as necessary.  The latest version is 5.5.2 (12494.0204) released on February 8 and can be downloaded from https://zoom.us/download or your applicable App Store.


Please send all IT-related questions concerning our WES student/guardian database, school-assigned Google account(s), Zoom/Google Meet and/or Google Classroom to support@jlsboston.org.

 

The school office sends out mass-mailings using blind carbon copies (BCC).  In order to receive important emails, please set email filters and other email receiving settings (whitelists) as necessary.  If it appears that you are not receiving any emails, please check your applications’ Spam/Junk folder.




Information Sessions for the School Year 2021-2022

posted Jan 8, 2021, 6:00 AM by Hiromi Takahashi


(1)Kindergarten 4-year-old Information Session 

 Who: Applicants only

 When:Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 10:15 am


(2) Grade 1 Information Session

 Who: Nencho and applicants only *Nencho families will receive invitations.

 When: Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 12:30~


(3) Japanese Language Division Information Session・Open House

 Who: Applicants only

 When: February 6, 2021


☆ Special info session for the upcoming Talent Show and Seeking Performer/backstage support ☆

posted Dec 18, 2020, 8:00 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Feb 6, 2021, 7:09 PM by JLS Boston Administrator ]

The 19th JLS Talent show will take place on February 6th, 2021. Due to the pandemic, the talent show will take place online but is a great opportunity to showcase children's new talent which we wouldn't be able to with the traditional format. The pandemic has taken a toll of the student activities at JLS, but we encourage everyone to take part in this inaugural event! 

 

Few examples of this year's performance: Dance, Animation, Piano, Ensemble, Collage of sports video, etc. 

 

Take a look at the promo video (Japanese): [link deleted]

 

For anyone who's interested, we will be hosting an info session during the following time: 

 

Time/Date: December 18th (FRI) from 8PM-9PM

[link deleted]

Please feel free to drop in to ask any questions. 

 

As a reminder, please see below for the details of this year's talent show

 

【Live streaming】

Date and time: Feb 6th, 2021, from 18:00-20:00

Overview: Live streaming with live MC (The performing group will record their performance ahead of time and submit)

 

【Minogashi Haishin (Missed-event webcast)】

Date and time: Feb 7th - Mar 7th, 2021

Overview: Limited to those who agree to being broadcast on distribution platform (This will NOT be a recording of Zoom, but rather a collection of recorded contents)

 

Roles and the number of open position:

  • General Producer - 2 People  (High school or above): The general producer will coordinate the overall planning and execution of the talent show and lead the event to success

  • Master of Ceremonies/MC  - 4 2 People (Middle school or above): The contents will be pre-recorded, but will be emceeing during the live streaming event

  • Ouen-Dancho (Cheerleader for red or white team) - 6 People (Elementary school or above): Ouen-Dancho will cheer on their team and warm up the event while creating a sense of competition

  • Program Design - 1 Person (Above Middle School): The program will be available and distributed digitally and seeking a creative talent to help create the design of the program

  • Program cover artist - 1 Person (Elementary school or above): Seeking an artist to draw a picture for the front cover

 

How to Sign-up: 

Sign-up form ([link deleted]). Please follow the steps and fill out the necessary information.

 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the executive committee at jlsbostontalent@gmail.com

 

Talent Show Executive Committee

[names deleted] (jlsbostontalent@gmail.com)  


New Haiku Grand Prix 2020 Awards Ceremony

posted Dec 4, 2020, 8:53 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Dec 4, 2020, 9:08 AM ]

Online Award Ceremony  December 12th
 
New Haiku Grand Prix 2020 Awards Ceremony will be held online from 6:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Saturday, December 12th. Anyone can view it from the link below.
www.artofhaiku2020.com
 
The award ceremony will be held in both Japanese and English for about an hour. The winners of gold, silver, and bronze awards for the Japanese, under 18 and English categories will be announced and there will be speeches by the award winners and judges.
 
Furthermore, this year is the 10th anniversary of the Grand Prix and a special commemorative program will follow the award ceremony. Two judges, Taizan Tanaka, the calligraphy artist and Senri Oe, the jazz pianist and the composer will present the special performance and Sho Otaka, the haiku poet will present the haiku talk. For questions or inquiries, please email haikugrandprix@gmail.com

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