October 30, 2013

October 24, 2013

It's Not Only a Preschool


It's not only a preschool; it's a place for me to grow as a father.

My daughter should explain how she enjoyed life at New Hope Preschool. Here I explain how I have grown as a father through New Hope. I really did not expect this result! This place inspires me!
I am not sure what you are looking for for your child. Maybe you are a looking for a preschool that focuses on fun with high energy teachers, or a preschool that will discipline your child strictly. If so, maybe New Hope Preschool is not the best choice. But if you want your child to be brought up by teachers who care for and love your kids, and if you want your child to brought up in a loving and encouraging environment, a place to learn how to get along and with kids of different ages and learn how to care about others, a place to develop a good sense of responsibility and the right value set, New Hope Preschool is the right place.

The teacher held a weekly mother's English class. From the name of it, you might think that this is a class for the moms to learn English. But this is not the only purpose. In the class, we understand what our children are learning at school. We also learn the Bible message through the theme of the week. Also, teachers share their views of how our kids are growing, we learn about parenting, we exchange ideas on issues and they really take our opinion into their hearts. Teachers really get to know our kids very well, but they do not only know our kids well but also love them, like their close relatives. In addition, New Hope also held a few parenting seminars. Through these experiences, I really grew with my kid through the school. The teachers are like our partners to develop our children together!

 I truly think it is a blessing to send our kid to New Hope. It is a place full of love. It is truly intellectual and inspiring!


私の娘がどんなにニューホーププリスクールでの毎日を楽しんでいたか、書いています。皆さんがそれぞれお子様のためにどのような幼稚園を求めてい らっしゃるのかわかりません。活発な先生方が思い切り楽しませてくれる幼稚園でしょうか?それとも、きちんとしつけをしてくれる幼稚園でしょうか。もし皆 さんが一人一人の子供たちを心から大切に思い、愛情を注いで接してくれる先生方にご自分のお子様を預けたいのでしたら、またお子様に愛情と励ましの中で育 ち、異なる年齢の子供たちとも仲良くやって行くことを習い、友達や周りの人々を気遣う心、責任という事、正しい価値観を持つ事、を学んで欲しいと思うので したら、ニューホープを是非おすすめします。

園では、お母様方向けの英語クラスをやってくれていました。それはただ保護者を対象に英語を教えてくれるクラスではなく、子供たちが今園で何を学ん でいるかを伝えてくれるものでした。聖書のメッセージを通してその週に子供たちに伝えたいことは何か、また先生が一人一人の子供達の様子を細かく見てく れ、気がついた事を話し合う事ができました。私たちは先生方と密に意見を交換し、先生方は私たちの意見を心から受け止め、聞いて下さいました。先生方は私 たちの子供の事をよく知っていて下さるだけでなく、まるで近しい親戚の子供ででもある様に愛情を注いで下さいました。また、子育てセミナーも開いてくれま した。


October 18, 2013

Mommy and Me

Mommy and Me is for toddlers and their moms, grandmas, dads, grandpas, or other caregivers.

Meet once a week, have fun in English, and get ideas that you can use every day!

October 17, 2013


The preschool children learned about Noah's ark and studied rainbows. The top rainbow is made from classroom items, the bottom one from the children's handprints.

October 15, 2013

ニューホープ・スクール・ニュース 10月版




  • ニューホープスクールにて行われているどのクラスでも、無料体験レッスンを受けたお子さんには英語の絵本を差し上げます。
  • 10月末までに入会した新しい生徒さんは入会費が半額になります。(¥10,500〜 ¥26,250)



  • 11月2日(土)午前10時半から午後3時までスクールバザーを行います。ぜひ、お買い物やお食事をお楽しみください。たくさん良い物が見つかるといいですね。もしバザーのために寄付できる方は、とても良い状態で売る事のできる物を集めています。ゴミ袋に入らない大きさの物は(粗大ゴミ)はお受けする事はできません。また売る事もできません。寄付に関しての詳しいことは、直接ご連絡ください。


  • 12月7日(土)午前10時半から午後12時まで、オカリナコンサートとワークショップを行います。プロのミュージシャンである、ミルトさん&シオンさんご夫妻が演奏し、オカリナを教えてくれます。このイベントは無料ですが、プリスクールの支援の為のものです。もしよろしければ、大人¥1,000、小人¥500、寄付して頂ければ幸いです。御家族みなさんで楽しんでいただけると思います。



  •  ゆっくり読む。お子さんがどのようなお話しになっているのか、考える時間をあげましょう。
  • 声の調子を変える。お話を楽しく、また、お話の展開をお子さんが理解するためです。
  • お話の途中で話し合う。 本からいろいろな影響を受けるでしょう。時間を使って、お話の途中に、お子さんと話し合ったり、展開について話してみること、質問やコメントをすると良いでしょう。


New Hope School News - October 2013

Dear New Hope School Friends,

The weather is cooling off. I hope you are enjoying the fall weather and staying healthy. We have some news to share with you.

Fall Campaign

  • Children who take a free sample lesson in any class receive a present from New Hope School of an English picture book.
  • New students who start by the end of October save 50% off of their enrollment fees (¥10,500~¥26,250 off).

 Preschool Bazaar

  • Our school bazaar will be held on November 2, 2013, from 10:30AM to 3:00PM. Please come for a fun time of shopping and food. I’m sure you will be able to find some bargains. If you would like to donate items for the bazaar, we can receive sellable items in good condition. Sorry we cannot accept items that would be oversized garbage (sodaigomi) if we cannot sell it. Contact us for details about how, when and where to donate.


Ocarina Concert/Workshop

  • We will have an ocarena concert and workshop on December 7, from 10:30AM to 12:00 noon. Professional musicians, Milt and Shion, will be coming to play and teach some music. This free event is a preschool fundraiser. We suggest donations of ¥500 per child and ¥1000 per adult. It will be fun for the whole family.


Read-Aloud Tips

One of the best ways to help children with their language skills (whatever the language) is to read aloud to them. Here are a few tips to help your children get the most from your reading times together.
  • Read slowly. Give your children time to build the scene of the story in their minds.
  • Use different voices. This makes the story more fun and helps your children keep track of the characters in the story.
  • Stop and discuss. Books are to be interacted with. Take time with your children along the way to discuss, predict, question, and comment on what you are reading.

Thank you for reading. Please feel free to contact us with questions or feedback.