Board Meeting November 7, 2017

We had a fantastic well attended meeting on Tuesday November 7th in the Rosa Parks cafeteria.  Here are the highlights! 

Mission Statement: Based on previous meetings the board acknowledged that we need to review the JBBP mission statement.  One of the co-chairs drafted a mission statement and the teachers also have a mission statement.  Both statements are similar but not the same.  Next steps are to form a smaller committee.  If you would like to join please email Gayle Kojimoto-Hume at  

Incoming Applications for Enrollment in Rosa Parks in Fall 2018: Families planning  to apply to enroll in Fall 2018 may be eligible for the Japanese language set aside of seats for Kindergarten only.  Emily Murase requested comments, concerns, questions for the set aside email

Holiday Catalog is coming! The holiday catalog came out in the Wednesday newsletter.  Green team catalog also goes out this week.  Holiday catalog orders are due before Thanksgiving.  Popcorn popping will be Sunday December 10th so please keep a lookout for signups to help pop.  

Upcoming Events:

Anthony Brown/Asian American Orchestra Gift will perform for the 3rd through 5th graders on Nov 17th.  

Gakugeikai is at Gateway and starts at 6:30 on Friday, December 15th.  5th graders are selling bento dinners and there will be a bake sale.  There will be a professional video of the Gakugeikai performances that will be for sale.  Please keep an eye out for order forms coming soon.  

Next board meeting is December 5th at 6 pm in the cafeteria and next general meeting is Friday January 12th at 8 am. Please join us!

Students from a school in Japan, Seiko Gakkuen, will be visiting in March again from the 21st- 24th. We will need over 20 host families.   A flyer will go home this week and the host family information meeting is in February and there is a link to sign up on the flyer. Please consider hosting a student!

The annual Auction will be held on Saturday March 10th at St Mary’s Cathedral.  If you would like to join the auction committee click here.

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