Medaka No Gakko

Medaka No Gakko

Medaka no Gakko was established in 1980 by parents who were interested in having a summer school program that would teach children about their Japanese heritage and culture. Gakko has always relied on the participation of parents, grandparents and community members to work together to provide this experience for our children. Medaka no Gakko means “school of little fish.” It is named after a Japanese song whose lyrics ask “can you tell the difference between the teacher and the students?” The song answers, “no, because everyone’s having a good time.” Children who have completed kindergarten through seventh grade attend a two week program that runs from 8:30am to 11:30am at the Parlier Buddhist Church. Each day the students participate in Japanese language class, learn about Japanese customs, create projects that incorporate their family crest or mon, and learn about traditions such as obon, bonsai, and ikebana, listen to Japanese folk tales and enjoy delicious Japanese food for snack.

Registration for the summer session begins in November and closes at the end of December. The two week session is generally the second half of June.

For more information about Medaka no Gakko, please contact Kari Kozuki at kari@kozuki.com

 



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Upcoming Events

October

10/7 - Sangha Gathering
10/13 - Group 3 cleaning Church
10/14 - Eitaikyo Monthly Memorial Service North
  Toban to provide refreshments
10/28 - Drop off for yard sale 12 noon to 2 pm


November

  3 - BWA Yard Sale 8a-11a
  4 - Sangha Gathering
  5 - Rick Stambul, BCA Pres - Topic
  'Confronting Social Ills' at Parlier Temple 7pm
10 - Omigaki, everyone's help is needed
  Group 1 is the Nov cleaning Toban
11 - Eshinni/BWA Memorial Service,
  Rev. Alan Sakamoto is guest speaker. A lunch will follow.
  Nov - Visitation of homebound

Announcements

BWA annual Fall yard sale will be coming up on Nov 3. Start setting aside your unwanted items. Popular items are knick knacks, holiday decorations, warm clothing. bedding. kitchen items, etc. All items should be clean and in working order. Tape cords to appliances and label bedding size.
Drop off will be Sunday. October 28
12:30 to 2:30 p.m. We will need lots of help for this event.