We had our final transitional board meeting of the summer on August 14.
We voted on officers for the 2018-19 school year. They are as follows:
Co-chairs: Gayle Kojimoto-Hume and Kiyomi Noguchi
Treasurer: Jon Withrington
Co-secretaries: Laura Schmidt-Nojima and Michi Toki
The Advisory Board suggested we hire an accountant. Jon will distribute the new budget this week. The board will review and vote on it prior to the first PTCC general meeting.
Fundraising: Kiyomi submitted the SFJF grant application. The teachers have suggested increasing the time spent with Anthony Brown Orchestra and perhaps adding taiko classes. Tais and Yuki will have the online store ready to take orders for delivery at Friday coffee and Back to School night. Proceeds from this year's Japanese American Religious Foundation's Curry Cook Off will be donated to Rosa Parks JBBP!
This year's cultural events calendar has been set. The next big JBBP event is Undokai on September 28.
Rosa Parks has several new teachers this year including Colleen Tate, a JBBP alumna who is teaching 1st grade while Ms. Noguchi is on sabbatical. PTCC board member Laura Schmidt-Nojima joins the RPES staff at Literacy Coach. Ms. Nakamoto will be sending out information regarding the 5th grade Seiko Gakuen trip to Japan. She will be inquiring about student interest and chaperone volunteers. Morioka sensei reported that 3 college students from Japan will be visiting Rosa Parks for 2-3 weeks.
The Advisory Board will be meeting with Mr. Kawaii to discuss the set-aside. The Advisory Board has begun thinking about a possible video for JBBP’s 50th anniversary.
This year's PTCC general meetings will be Tuesday mornings: 9/18; 1/15; 5/7. Board meetings will be first Tuesdays of each month beginning 10/2.
For more details please see the posted notes at Rosa Parks and/or the link in the blast.