February 7 ONK Meeting and Japan Trip Fest!

Wednesday, February 7 is our next ONK General Meeting, and we have a great program planned for every JMP parent. Join us for our first-ever Japan Trip Preview Fest – a round robin evening where you can learn more about the 5th Grade Cultural Exchange, 8th Grade Research Residency, and High School Sapporo Summer Institute…

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Richmond JMP Students Build Boats to Cross Pacific Ocean

One boat drifts off the coast of Baja, Mexico, while its creators hope it catches waves headed west. Another group of builders await their boat’s return from the coast of Japan. These are the young mariners of Jaina Kapranos’ fourth-grade class at Richmond Elementary School. With the help of the Columbia River Maritime Museum in…

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Giving Thanks for Our Volunteers and Teachers!

Happy Holidays from Oya No Kai!  As the year wraps up I’d like to thank our many volunteers! Thank you to the Oya No Kai Board of Directors!  This volunteer parent team directs all our community building and fundraising activities.  A big responsibility with wonderful outcome for us all. Thank you to the Chinook Book Sale Team…

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2017-18 Directory Now Available!

Our updated Japanese Language Immersion Program Directory is now available for your use. It’s a great resource to stay in touch with your students’ friends, classmates, and other parents in the JMP program from all three of our schools. You can search the directory from the MEMBER SEARCH bar on the home page of this…

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2018 Oya No Kai Auction!

Mark your calendar now to join us for Oya No Kai’s 2018 Auction オークション(年に一回) Oya No Kai Annual Auction 2018 Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6 pm Leftbank Annex 101 N Weidler Portland, OR 97227 leftbankannex.com Oya No Kai’s biggest fundraiser of the year will be at the creative and edgy Leftbank Annex. All the…

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Fukuno and Katoh Schools Visiting This Month!

Two different exchange groups from our sister schools in Japan will be visiting us in the coming weeks – Fukano School from Nanto City, and Katoh School from Numazu-city. Fukuno Elementary, Nanto-city, Toyama prefecture  We will first welcome Fukuno School to Mt. Tabor from October 24 – November 2. Fukuno Elementary is a public elementary school serving…

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JMP Student & Family Directory Now Available

We’re pleased to announce that our new Student & Family Directory for the Japanese Language Immersion Program is now available! It’s a great resource for contacting your students’ friends and classmates for school activities, play dates, birthday parties, and more. You can search for students and parents online in the gray bar at the top of…

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