Happy New Year! I pray that God will bless this new year for every family in New Life International School!
The Christmas Market was successful. We made 30,000 yen. We will do it again every two years to give everyone time to collect items. The next one will be in December 2025. Thank you for the donations and participation!
SCHOOL TRIP: The high schoolers, 9th through 11th, will go to Tokyo for their school trip in late January or February. Both teachers, Mr. Rasson and Miss Boko, will accompany them. If any parent would like to join, please talk with either teacher. The students are planning and mapping the places they want to visit. They will stay overnight so they can have two days in Tokyo. The cost will be around 30,000 yen, which includes the following:
transportation to and from Kofu to Tokyo ￥5000
transportation in Tokyo ￥3,000
the hotel for one night ￥5,000
meals and snacks for two days and one night, ￥10,000
entrance fees for the museums, zoos, etc., ￥7,000
GRADUATION: Thirteen students will graduate from kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th in March. We have asked parents to buy graduation robes for the past few years, but unfortunately, the price has gone up to almost 6000 yen for most gowns. Therefore, we will not wear robes but ask the students to wear nice clothes instead.
CALENDAR: Here is the calendar for January and highlights for the rest of the year. The 2023-24 school year will fly from today!
9 T Welcome Back! Tuesday will be a regular day with normal school hours.
12 & 26 F Library; Parent’s English Bible Study (in the principal’s office at 2:00)
19 F Assembly 1:15
22-26 Standardized Testing Please make sure your children get good rest during this week of testing and have good breakfasts in the mornings so they can do their best on the tests.
We will put the surveys online this year. Directions will follow soon.
23 T WASC Teacher’s Meeting 3:35-5:00 Please make arrangements for after school since every teacher must attend this meeting. We are working hard to complete the Self-Report for WASC by November 2024. It is over 100 pages and very detailed, so it takes time.
29-31 Student Forum by Student Council
1st Th Student Council Voting
Students in grades 5 through 12 may join Student Council. Being a student council member is an excellent opportunity to learn leadership roles.
2nd F JHS & HS select electives The 2024-25 school year electives are Technology, Physical Education, Photography, Drama, Home Economics, and Introduction to Sculpture
9th F Library; Parent's English Bible Study
12th M National Holiday OFF
14th Valentine Parties
16th F Science Fair Parents are welcome!
Assembly - announce winners!
19-21 EFL testing & Schoolwide writing tests
22 TH K-2nd Field trip to Bus Station and Park
Library Return Books
23rd F National Holiday OFF
1st F Lockdown Drill
Parent's English Bible Study
4th M Clean Day!
5th T School-wide party! Minute to Win it Relays!
WASC Teacher Meeting
6th W Graduation Ceremony 10:45 AM to 12:00 for Kindergarten, 6th & 9th grades
School is dismissed at 12:00.