We had a well attended general meeting Tuesday morning.
We voted on and approved two additions to the PTCC budget: additional funds for 4th grade camping trip, and additional funds for a speaker system for the auditorium.
We are currently accepting nominations for PTCC Board of Directors. Elections will be in May.
Our first whole school holiday catalog went well.
Auction committee is meeting weekly. Donations are now being accepted. Look for information in the newsletters, JBBP monthly blast, and on the website.
Cherry Blossom Festival committee is looking for members. Look for information in the JBBP monthly blast.
PTCC was awarded a grant from the San Francisco Japantown Foundation for a TBA amount. The grant will fund cultural arts such as taiko instruction and other artistic activities.
The next school tour will be in March after SFUSD placement letters are sent. A welcome breakfast in April will be organized.
RP is looking for a Stop-Drop-and-Go coordinator for next school year. It is a paid position for 1.5hrs/day.
Twelve people (parents and kids) are needed to sign up for this summer’s trip to Japan. The trip is open to 5th graders and their families. For more information contact Ms. Nakamoto.
Twelve Seiko Gakuen host families still needed! We are looking for host families for 25 (10-11 years old) students from Seiko Gakuen in Japan. Please be available from Tuesday 3/19-Friday 3/22.
Oshogatsu is next week: Kinders, 1st and 4th grades will celebrate on 1/24; 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades will celebrate on 1/25. Volunteers and donations are needed. Look for a sign up sheet in the newsletter and on our website. https://www.jbbpsf.org/oshogatsu/
A group of 12 administrators and teachers from Japan came to visit our school last week. They observed classes and ate school lunches with a group of JBBP 5th graders. They were surprised at how well our students can speak Japanese.
A small group from Rosa Parks went to Clarendon to observe and discuss what differences the set-aside has made to Clarendon’s JBBP classrooms. Clarendon is very pleased with the set aside. We do not yet have a full assessment of how the set-aside affected RP JBBP’s enrollment.
Next meeting is a PTCC Board meeting on February 5th at 6:30 pm.