June 08, 2011

New Hope School News - June 2011

Dear Friends of New Hope School,

The rainy season is coming and we are enjoying school very much. The big news this term is that Summer Preschool is coming in August. This year we are dividing summer school into two parts. Part 1 is eight days long (August 1-5, 8-10). The theme is “Daily Life: Clothing, Food Housing, and Transportation.” Part 2 is seven days long (August 18-19, 22-26). The theme is “The World of Nature.” Both parts will feature lots of games, crafts, activities, songs, and stories--all in English. Summer Preschool always fills up fast so sign up soon. You may sign up online.

The elementary division of New Hope School opens in September. We couldn’t wait to begin, so we jumped the gun with a prestart from this April. This term we are working on academic English so the students are prepared to start full-on in September.

Summer vacation is fun, but children sometimes forget what they have worked hard to learn at school. To keep your children learning all summer print out this summer activity calendar from Scholastic and do activities from  it every day in July or August.

Reading is also very important, not to mention fun! Make a point of reading to your children in English this summer or provide some good books for them to read. New Hope students can borrow books from our library to read over the summer. Most public libraries have a surprisingly good selection of English children’s books. Also our friends at Columbia International School in Tokorozawa are holding a big book fair on June 25 and 26. See their website for more information.

We still have space in some of our Kids’ English, Afternoon Preschool, and Mommy and Me Classes. Please let us know if you or a friend might be interested.

Have a great summer! Let’s stay cool as we all try to save energy.

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