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THE JAPANESE KANJI APTITUDE TEST

posted Oct 11, 2019, 9:44 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Date
Saturday, 10/26/2019

Time
1:00 pm (Seated by 12:45 pm/Starting at 1:00 pm) 

Test Lengths
Levels 2 – 7: 60 minutes
Levels 8 – 10: 40 minutes

Place
Japanese Language School in Medford High School
Assigned testing rooms will be notified at a later date.

Instructions for examinees
Examinees are not allowed to enter the testing room before 12:45 pm.
Bring two to three pencils or mechanical pencils (HB, B, or #2) and an eraser. Ballpoint pens and fountain pens are not allowed.
-Cell phones are not allowed in testing rooms.
-Examinees may enter the testing room until 1:30 pm (until 1:20 pm for levels 8 - 10). Once out of the testing room, examinees are not allowed to re-enter the room.

For parents/guardians
-For those parents who have children in the grades 1 through 3 taking the 8th - 10th levels, please go into the testing room with your child and check your child's name and birth date written on a name tag on the desk to make sure your child sits at the designated seat.
-Please (especially parents of the lower elementary children) make sure your child knows where to meet you after the testing.
-Please use the 2nd and 3rd Floor Cafeterias to eat lunch and to wait for your child.
-Model answers (levels 2 - 10) and problem sheets (levels 2 - 7) will be sent home with your child on November 2nd via homeroom teachers. Test results will arrive in mid-November. 

For more information, please send an email to kanken@jlsboston.org.

CLASSROOM OBSERVATION DAY AND PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE

posted Oct 4, 2019, 7:52 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Fall Classroom Observation Day and Parent-Teacher Conference are scheduled in November. Please mark your calendar and be sure to attend your child’s Class Observation Day. Your child’s homeroom teacher will have more information for the Parent-Teacher Conference.


HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM INFORMATION SESSION

posted Oct 4, 2019, 7:51 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

High School Curriculum Information Session will be held for the SY 2020–2021 as follows. If your child is in the 9th grade, Please mark your calendar and be sure to attend the information session.

Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 11:55–12:30
Location: 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

JLS BOSTON BUNKASAI INFO

posted Oct 4, 2019, 7:41 AM by Hiromi Takahashi   [ updated Oct 4, 2019, 7:42 AM ]

Saturday, October 19 
From 12:30 to 2:30

The Bunkasai is organized by the JLS PTA for the JLS students and families to experience Japanese culture. The event is not open to the general public for safety reasons. Only JLS students and families can participate in the event. Please see the handout for details.

KINDERGARTEN FIELD DAY WAS HELD LAST SATURDAY

posted Sep 27, 2019, 8:16 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Last week’s field day was made possible by the support of many volunteers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our dedicated volunteers who came out early in the morning last Saturday for setting up tents and getting ready for the field day.

MANY THANKS TO YAMATO TRANSPORT U.S.A.!

posted Sep 27, 2019, 8:16 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Yamato Transport U.S.A. has been storing our field day equipment and transporting them for our Field Day with no charge. Many thanks to the Yamato Transport U.S.A.! 

RECESS RULES

posted Sep 27, 2019, 8:14 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Please go over these rules with your child to ensure a safe, secure, and enriching environment for all students.
1. Walk in the hallway
2. Do not touch/throw rocks and bricks in the courtyard and west soccer field
3. Only classroom ball can be used in the gymnasium

PTA 2ND GENERAL MEETING

posted Sep 27, 2019, 8:13 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

The PTA will be having our 2nd General Meeting of the year as listed below and requests the participation of one Parent/Guardian per household. The PTA General Meeting is one of the only opportunities where one can gain insight not only into PTA activities but also, with short talks from the School Board and Principal, be presented with information directly from the school.

Date:  October 12, 2019 (Sat) 9:15am ~ 10:15am
Location: Japanese Language School (Medford High School), 2nd Floor Cafeteria
Agenda: Financial Statements, Personnel Appointments, Activity Reports, Q & A.

The presentation will be written in both Japanese and English (the verbal communication will be given only in Japanese) so that all the parents/guardians can participate in the meeting and the discussion.

If you cannot attend, please submit a Proxy Form below by 9 AM on October 12. We look forward to seeing you:


SUMMER CONTEST & “LET’S SPEAK JAPANESE” POSTER CONTEST

posted Sep 20, 2019, 8:55 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

Many entries were submitted this year again for the summer contest and poster contest. Contest Winners will be posted at Children’s Corner. Winners of Saiyuushuu-sho (first place) and Yuushuu-sho (second place) will be recognized at winners’ classrooms. Awards will be handed to the winners of the first place by the principal and the winners of the second place by homeroom teachers. 

BE AWARE OF “EEE”

posted Sep 20, 2019, 8:54 AM by Hiromi Takahashi

People are alerted to eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) across the commonwealth by public health officials. In Medford, mosquito spraying at several parks and the Medford high school fields was conducted. Please take precautions. Please make sure your child is wearing bug repellant and ready to go outside.

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