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September News


This letter is only in English, but I hope that can google translate this letter. If you have any questions, please see Aiko or Masumi. Thank you!

Dear Parents,

I hope you are enjoying a restful summer. School started today and it is wonderful to see everyone back! We welcome two new students, one girl in 1st grade, Hsin Yuan Peng and one girl in 8th grade, Shiori Watanabe. Please help them and their parents feel welcome to our school.

The teachers at NLIS have prepared for a great fall full of activities to help make our students' learning more motivating and fun. On September 16, we are having our annual Camp Day. This is a day where we do a variety of hands-on learning activities with a camp theme. The teachers will put “fireflies” (white lights) on the gym walls, set up canopy tents in the gym, and have a wonderful time by turning off the lights and reading under the tent cover with flashlights. Every class will rotate the facilities and play learning games, sing camp songs, roast marshmallows, and eat s'mores. S'mores are a yummy cookie that when one eats some, he or she wants "some more". I hope that you can bring the checked ingredient for your child's class. The s'more letter is attached to this one. Thank you very much in advance.

Here are more special days in September and October. (Some dates have been changed.)

September 2 & 16 Library

16 Camp Day

19 Holiday: Respect for the Aged

23 Holiday: Fall Equinox

27 Parent Observation Day (a letter will follow soon)

30 Library, Class Movie Day

October 7 Violin Concert by Ms. Liu Wei* This date may change.

10 Holiday: Sports Day

11 Report Card; Student-led Parent Teacher Meetings Students will come with the parents for 10 to 20 minutes to meet with the teacher and lead the meeting. No classes today.

14 & 28 Library

17 100 Days of School

18 Picture Day! (more information on that later!)

24 Open Campus for Prospective Parents - this is for parents who are interested in sending their children to our school

28 Fall Class Parties (more information about that soon)

We are looking forward to a great fall with your child!

September 16 Camp Day Snack Time!

Could you volunteer to help buy one item for our s'mores? If so, please sign your name and have your child return this to school. Your child can bring the items anytime to school from tomorrow. Thank you!

1 bag of marshmallows (plain, regular size)



1 box of cookies - (Marie or any plain vanilla flavor cookie)

They are our "bread" for our chocolate and roasted marshmallow.



1 bar of milk chocolate, preferable the kind that breaks easily into small pieces for the cookie treat.



NOTE: If your child cannot eat any part of this snack, please tell the teacher and have your child bring a special snack so that he or she can enjoy this time with the class.




ESL & Eiken information

こんにちは、保護者の皆様。 少し落ち着いたので、2通目の手紙をお送りしたいと思います。 お子さんの先生である川口先生が亡くなったことを心よりお悔やみ申し上げます。川口先生は良い人で、素晴らしい先生でした。皆さんとお子さんにとってショックだったと思います。 看護師として、お子さんが経験している心理的な感情を理解しています。これが、私が9月から教え始め、お子さんに悲しみ、起こったことを受け入れる機会を

ESL, Eiken...

保護者の皆様へ ご存知の通り、先週、親愛なるESL・英検の川口先生がお亡くなりになりました。川口先生を失った悲しみは言葉に尽くせません。 親愛なる友人であり、素晴らしい先生でした。NLISでは7年間、放課後のESLと英検のクラスを担当していただきました。多くの生徒が彼の助けで英検に合格しました。 ロンダ・カルバー手塚先生は9月から英検とESLを教え始めます。  手塚さんは私の親友で、NLISが開校


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