Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We are delighted to see all the students and families back this week, and we welcome the new families and teachers this year!
Andrea Boko, the new secondary teacher, is excited to teach at NLIS. She has excellent class ideas that will help the students learn well.
First-grade parents and children, please come to Miss Stadius' classroom in the main building on Wednesday. The new first-grade teacher, Miss Ilagan, has been delayed and is not in Japan yet. Japanese immigration misspelled Miss Ilagan's name on the Japanese certificate of eligibility. It is corrected now, and she should be here in a few weeks. In the meantime, Miss Stadius will teach the 1st graders until Miss Ilagan can come to Japan. We appreciate Miss Stadius for covering this class.
Miss Matsuzaki will teach Japanese to the 2nd graders and the high school class. She is a graduate of Yamanashi Eiwa University. Miss Matsuzaki has a gift for languages. She speaks four! Our students will learn well from her.
The new Parents' Supporting Education (P.S.E.) leaders this year are:
1 President: Kitajima, Miki
2 Vice President and Secretary: Rodgers, Makiko
3 Treasurer: Shinohara Bacani, Yukiros
We are thankful for these extraordinary ladies and ask for your cooperation in helping them help New Life International School be a better school. The first meeting is on April 21. Please come and meet the parents on this day.
April 5-7, Wednesday through Friday, are half days from 9:00 to 12:00. This helps the students ease into the year and allows the teachers to determine the students' levels and needs. Please have your children bring all their homework and supplies on Wednesday. Students from 9th grade have class on the 2nd floor of the main building. Masks are no longer required.
Parent's English Bible study will begin on Friday, April 14. We will meet in the auditorium upstairs. Everyone is invited. We read and discuss a different Bible story every class. The study is free, and I hope you can join!
I will not be at school on the week of April 22 through 28. I will evaluate a school in Thailand that desires continued accreditation through WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Open House will be on Thursday, April 27. Parents are invited to come and view their children's texts and work. The students love when the parents come! I will write a letter soon with the exact times for this day.
NLIS must turn in a candidate report in June for WASC. Teachers will have extra research writing and meetings for this critical report. The next step after this report will be another visit to get full accreditation.
The school will take off from May 1 through 5 for "Golden Week." We will return on May 8, ready for another great month of learning.
Thank you for being great, supportive parents. NLIS students are such a loving group. It is a joy to teach and interact with each child. The teachers and staff are all looking forward to this year!
Please see the NLIS Schedule for 2023-24 below.
God bless each family, and God bless New Life International School!
NLIS Schedule for 2023-24
5-7 W-F Welcome back! Half day from 9:00 to 12:00
7 F 1st School wide Assembly
14 F English Bible Study
14 & 28 F Library
21 F P.S.E. 2:00
21-28 Suzy in Thailand for WASC visitation
27 TH Open House
1-5 OFF Holiday
8-12 Christianity Week
19 F English Bible study
12 & 25F,TH Library
22 M Students are OFF; Teacher WASC Workday
26 F Field Trip to Kawaguchiko
2 F Assembly
9 & 23 F Library / English Bible Study
9th F 5/6th Grade trip Yomiyuri Land
12 M OFF Teacher Workday
13-16 T-F Standardized testing 1
16 F Earthquake Drill
19 M Open Campus
20-22 T-TH Personal Safety Week
23 F Art project due!
26-30 M-F Art Fair
30 F Movie day (K-6)
7 F Beach Day/ Library /Report Cards (K-6)/ English Bible Study
14 F No Classes; Parent/Teacher Meetings
17 M OFF Sea Day
20TH ½ Day Summer Party! Last day before summer holiday
24-28 Summer School (5 classes) THEME: Camping
August Summer Vacation
4 Welcome Back!
8 F Assembly
8 & 22 Library/ English Bible Study
15F Camp Literacy Day
18 M Off Aged Day
19 T Observation Day
29 F Fire Drill
3 T Report Card 1st (7-12)
6 & 20 F Assembly/Library/ English Bible Study
9 Off Sports Day
10-13 Standardized testing 2
16 M 100 Days
19 or 26 Th Sports Day to Midorigaoka
23 M Open Campus
27 F Fall Party
3rd F Off Culture Day
6th M Assembly
2 & 17 F Library
10 F Movie Day
17th F Report card
20th M Off Yamanashi Day
23rd Th Off Labor Day
24th F No classes Student-led parent meetings
1 & 15 F Library; Parent’s Bible study
8 F Assembly
20 W Christmas Program
21 TH Christmas Parties, half day
9 T Welcome back! Assembly
12 & 26 F Library/English Bible Study 2:15-3:00
22-25 M-TH Standardized testing 3
31 T Student and Parent Surveys
Feb. 1 Th Vote for student council
Feb. 2 F Assembly/ choose electives in secondary school
9 & 23 F Library/ Bible Study
12 M Off
14 W Valentine Parties
16 F Science Fair
19-21 M-W EFL testing
22-23 TH-F School wide Writing tests
? K-2 field trip to the bus
4 M Lockdown drill
5 T Clean Day
6 W Minute to win it
7 TH Ending ceremony, Graduation, half day