All Things Cherry Blossom

  Here is what you need to know about Cherry Blossom Festival 2018!   Get comfortable, here's a lot of information coming your way!   Sakura Popcorn Popping Days   We had a great turn out of Kinder families, 3rd Grade families and many others on our first popping day last weekend! Let's keep it up this weekend! Festival goers LOVE our popcorn so much that last year we sold out early. This year we want to pop as much as we can to keep our fans happy! Even if you can't make it for a full shift, please come lend a hand. It's FUN!!   Sign up to join the fun:     1st Grade and 4th Grade Popping Day  :  Saturday, April 14     2nd Grade and 5th Grade Popping Day   : Sunday, April 15     Remember, you can sign up for any day!     If, for some reason, you don't want a free hair net, please bring a head covering.    Cherry Blossom Festival Booth   After you've helped produce our Sakura Popcorn, come over to the Food Bazaar to help sell it! (It practically sells itself!) Please let us know if you have a truck or van we can use to transport supplies to and from the booth.   Sign up here!     Grand Parade   Be a part of the Rosa Parks red wave! Every year spectators remark at what an amazing sight it is to see our Rosa Parks community coming over the hill dancing and marching, having a fantastic time!  All students, families, alums and friends are welcome to dance and march in the parade on  Sunday, April 22 . The parade starts at 1pm at Civic Center. Please meet on the north side of McAllister between Polk and Larkin by 12:15pm.  Kindergarteners will join the 1st-5th graders at Post & Octavia Streets near the Carlisle. Please arrive by 1pm. Please let us know if your child will be marching in the parade so we have the appropriate number of happi coats for all students.   Parade Dance!   All students and families who want to march in the parade are strongly encouraged to learn the dances! This year we will be marching and dancing to a great mash-up of two songs:  Sebonzakura  (literally "1000 cherry blossoms") and  Feel it Still  by Portugal. The Man. We're looking for several people to help lead and call out the dance moves as we march in the parade!  Check out the following links so you and your kids can practice!    Dance video    and    lyrics and dance step call outs  And join the students for dance practice, 4/17-4/20, 1:15-1:50 in the yard!    Here   are tips on how to dress in traditional matsuri-style! (Thank you Satoe Haile!) Students should wear navy, black or red shirts under their happi coats and black or navy pants. Adults—please wear your happi coat or wear your parade t-shirt. If you do not have either, please wear red on top and dark on bottom.   Parade t-shirts are available for sale here !  You can choose to send your purchase home with your student or pick up on Friday at Coffee Klatch. You may also pick up from Ms.Nakamoto on certain days. Details on the store site.  We have limited spaces on the  cable car shuttles  from Rosa Parks to the parade start at Civic Center at 11:15am and 11:45am. Confirmed cable car riders will be notified next week.    Parade and shuttle sign ups here  .   Parade volunteers needed!   We need volunteers to:  Distribute, collect and/or wash happi coats  Decorate the cable car  Decorate the truck with sound system  Pass out drinks to students after the parade  Provide water or juice or loan us your cooler prior to the parade. Please drop off at school.    Parade volunteers, please sign up here!     Parking   We have a limited number of parking spots available at the school reserved for volunteers, marchers, and performers only. Please pick up your parking pass, while they last, from Nanayo in the office or when you arrive to pop popcorn.  Cherry Blossom Festival, from the popping to the parading, is a really fantastic and action-packed time for our community. We hope you can join us for all of the excitement!  Thank you, wonderful families!!!!

Here is what you need to know about Cherry Blossom Festival 2018!

Get comfortable, here's a lot of information coming your way!

Sakura Popcorn Popping Days

We had a great turn out of Kinder families, 3rd Grade families and many others on our first popping day last weekend! Let's keep it up this weekend! Festival goers LOVE our popcorn so much that last year we sold out early. This year we want to pop as much as we can to keep our fans happy! Even if you can't make it for a full shift, please come lend a hand. It's FUN!!

Sign up to join the fun:

1st Grade and 4th Grade Popping Day: Saturday, April 14

2nd Grade and 5th Grade Popping Day: Sunday, April 15

Remember, you can sign up for any day!

If, for some reason, you don't want a free hair net, please bring a head covering.

Cherry Blossom Festival Booth

After you've helped produce our Sakura Popcorn, come over to the Food Bazaar to help sell it! (It practically sells itself!) Please let us know if you have a truck or van we can use to transport supplies to and from the booth. Sign up here!

Grand Parade

Be a part of the Rosa Parks red wave! Every year spectators remark at what an amazing sight it is to see our Rosa Parks community coming over the hill dancing and marching, having a fantastic time!

All students, families, alums and friends are welcome to dance and march in the parade on Sunday, April 22. The parade starts at 1pm at Civic Center. Please meet on the north side of McAllister between Polk and Larkin by 12:15pm.

Kindergarteners will join the 1st-5th graders at Post & Octavia Streets near the Carlisle. Please arrive by 1pm. Please let us know if your child will be marching in the parade so we have the appropriate number of happi coats for all students.

Parade Dance!

All students and families who want to march in the parade are strongly encouraged to learn the dances! This year we will be marching and dancing to a great mash-up of two songs: Sebonzakura (literally "1000 cherry blossoms") and Feel it Still by Portugal. The Man. We're looking for several people to help lead and call out the dance moves as we march in the parade!

Check out the following links so you and your kids can practice!

Dance video and lyrics and dance step call outsAnd join the students for dance practice, 4/17-4/20, 1:15-1:50 in the yard!

Here are tips on how to dress in traditional matsuri-style! (Thank you Satoe Haile!) Students should wear navy, black or red shirts under their happi coats and black or navy pants. Adults—please wear your happi coat or wear your parade t-shirt. If you do not have either, please wear red on top and dark on bottom. Parade t-shirts are available for sale here! You can choose to send your purchase home with your student or pick up on Friday at Coffee Klatch. You may also pick up from Ms.Nakamoto on certain days. Details on the store site.

We have limited spaces on the cable car shuttles from Rosa Parks to the parade start at Civic Center at 11:15am and 11:45am. Confirmed cable car riders will be notified next week.

Parade and shuttle sign ups here.

Parade volunteers needed!

We need volunteers to:

Distribute, collect and/or wash happi coats

Decorate the cable car

Decorate the truck with sound system

Pass out drinks to students after the parade

Provide water or juice or loan us your cooler prior to the parade. Please drop off at school.

Parade volunteers, please sign up here!

Parking

We have a limited number of parking spots available at the school reserved for volunteers, marchers, and performers only. Please pick up your parking pass, while they last, from Nanayo in the office or when you arrive to pop popcorn.

Cherry Blossom Festival, from the popping to the parading, is a really fantastic and action-packed time for our community. We hope you can join us for all of the excitement! Thank you, wonderful families!!!!