Hello Haruka & Ayako. Below, you will find the schedule for Shinobu and I for March 14-26th. Please take time to review all the information and reach out to me with any questions.

This web page was last updated on Monday, March 18, 2019.


SCHEDULE

Friday, March 15

H+A ARRIVE IN BROOKLYN
7:50am: Mari takes Shinobu to Waldorf (school starts at 8:25am)
3:00pm: H+A to pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf

Shinobu to stay with Ayako and Haruka overnight.
• I will be at the Aozora Gakuen fundraising gala this evening. I am an event coordinator and the MC for the evening and will not be home until late.
• Ayako, please take care of making 1) snack and 2)a bento for BNG. I emailed earlier this week with directions and suggestions. Thank you.

Saturday, March 16

BNG EXTENDED DAY
9:15am: H+A take Shinobu to BNG (School starts at 9:15am, so I would leave your house around 8:55am)
2:00pm: H+A pick-up Shinobu from BNG

I will not be going along with you to BNG.
• I have to attend a meeting in Manhattan for work form 11-2pm, so I will not be able to join you for drop off to or pick-up from BNG.
• Please take Shinobu back to your place after BNG. I will text you when I am returning from Manhattan, so you can arrange to drop-off Shinobu at my place for the rest of the night.

Sunday, March 17

10:20am: H+A take Shinobu and Mari to Dodge YMCA swim class (Please pick us up by 10:00am)
The remainder of the day is free. Mari will take care of Shinobu for the rest of the day.
Note: Kaoru is supposed to return home at some point this evening. I do not know his itinerary.

Monday, March 18

8:25am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf (School starts at 8:25am, so please pick her up around 8:05am)
3:00pm: H+A to pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf
4:00pm: H+A to drop-off Shinobu at Aozora (Hiragana 2 class)
5:45pm: H+A to pick-up Shinobu from Aozora

Shinobu to stay with Ayako, Haruka and Kaoru overnight.
• I teach at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan this evening and don't get home until about 9:45-10pm.
• Please make bento for Shinobu for Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 19

8:25am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf (School starts at 8:25am, so I would leave your house between 8:05-8:10am)
3:00pm: H+A to pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf

Wednesday, March 20

8:25am pick-up: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf (School starts at 8:25am, so please pick her up around 8:05am)
3:00pm: H+A to pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf
5:45-6:00pm: Please bring Shinobu to my apartment.

Please bring Shinobu to my apartment between 5:45-6:00pm. She wants to celebrate my birthday with me, so I will take her to dinner with me this evening. She will stay with me overnight.

Thursday, March 21

8:25am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf (School starts at 8:25am, so please pick her up around 8:05am)
3:00pm: H+A to pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf

Shinobu to stay with Ayako and Haruka overnight.

Friday, March 22 - NO WALDORF

For the morning, please watch Shinobu.
Between 1:45pm-2:15pm: Maki will come over around this time to relieve you and will, at some point, make her way over to my apartment. You are free once Maki arrives.

Saturday, March 23

BNG REGULAR DAY - PLEASE NOTE: TODAY STARTS A LITTLE EARLIER THAN USUAL.
9:05am: H+A take Shinobu to BNG (School starts at 9:05am today, so please pick us up by 8:45am)
12:15pm: H+A pick-up Shinobu from BNG

Shinobu to stay with Ayako and Haruka overnight.
• My friends are taking me out to celebrate my birthday this evening.

Sunday, March 24

10:20am: H+A take Shinobu and Mari to Dodge YMCA swim class (Please pick me up on the way by 10:00am)
The remainder of the day is free. Mari will take care of Shinobu for the rest of the day.

Monday, March 25

8:25am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf (School starts at 8:25am, so please pick her up around 8:05am)
3:00pm: H+A to pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf
4:00pm: H+A to drop-off Shinobu at Aozora (Hiragana 2 class)
5:45pm: H+A to pick-up Shinobu from Aozora

Shinobu to stay with Ayako and Haruka overnight.
• I teach at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan this evening and don't get home until about 9:45-10pm.
• Please make bento for Shinobu for Tuesday

Tuesday, March 26

8:25am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf (School starts at 8:25am, so I would leave your house between 8:05-8:10am)
H+A depart for MA. The rest of March 26-27th will be taken care of by Mari.


BROOKLYN WALDORF INFORMATION

Address: 11 Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Drop-off time: 8:25am
Pick-up time: 3:00pm
NOTE: You will most likely need to double-park the car, but don’t worry. It’s a quiet street!

If you will be late, please call the front desk at: (718) 783-3270 

Shinobu’s Head Teacher: Ms. Gillian
Assistant teacher: Ms. Olivia
Extended Care Teacher: Ms. Meg

Shinobu’s classroom is Kindergarten East with Ms. Gillian. The room is located on the 2nd floor. You may need to press the buzzer to get into the building, although most of the time there are plenty of other parents coming in and out of the building who will hold the door open for you. When you arrive, you can speak to the person at the front desk and they can help direct you. You can also just ask Shinobu and she will guide you to her room!

What to pack everyday:
- Lunch:
We are supposed to prepare a lunch everyday for Shinobu. I am happy to make lunch for her everyday, or we can call one another to plan who will be in charge of making lunch for her.
- Update: You DO NOT need to pack a water bottle. Shinobu has access to water at school.
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If it’s cold outside, please make sure she is wearing layers (sweater and coat) and please pack gloves and a hat in her backpack. The children play outdoors everyday, rain or shine.

For the mornings you are picking up Shinobu in the morning from my apartment, please arrive at 8:05am. You do not need to come earlier. Shinobu and I are always rushing to get out the door so there’s no point in arriving before 8:05am. The drive from my apartment to Waldorf is quite easy and quick. It generally takes less than 15 minutes to drive to the school.


BROOKLYN NIHONGO GAKUEN (BNG) INFORMATION

This is the Japanese Saturday school.

Address: 314 Pacific St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Drop-off time: 9:15am
Pick-up time: 12:15pm for Regular Days and 2:00pm for Extended Days

If you will be absent or late, please email: renraku@bjafa.org

Shinobu’s Teacher: Junko Toriumi; email: junko.toriumi@bjafa.org
Shinobu’s Classroom: Room 209. This is located on the 2nd floor. You can ask people at the front desk if you are not sure how to get there.
Class name: フラミンゴ (Flamingo class); Kindergarten


Please use this backpack and neoprene lunch bag for both Waldorf & Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen.

 
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AOZORA GAKUEN INFORMATION

Currently Shinobu is taking a hiragana class (Hiragana 2) in the After School Program on Mondays.

Address: 535 Clinton Ave 2nd Floor, Suite 2, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Shinobu’s Teacher: Hiromi-sensei

Contact Number: (347) 721-3521 


GENERAL INFORMATION

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or text me: 310-916-6626

MARI’S ADDRESS:
1023 Carroll Street, Apt 4C
Brooklyn, NY 11225


CARETAKERS INFO:
Maki Nakamura:
(347) 551-2596 or Yuki Teramura: (718) 414-7146
Please take a look at the schedule to see if Maki or Yuki are scheduled. I will correspond with them to coordinate if Shinobu will end up at my apartment or with you for each of those evenings. I will handle paying each of them for their hours.

In general, I am happy to take Shinobu any evening I am available. If I don’t have any evening plans, I tend to get home between 5:45-6:30pm. We can speak daily and figure out arrangements.

I will be sure to alert you promptly with any changes to the schedule. Thank you!


MIKI’S FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS:

There is a white scoop in each of the bags. You just need 1 scoop of the dehydrated powder and 1 scoop of the hard kibble per meal. Please feed Miki 2 times per day.
1. First, mix the dehydrated powdered food with water until it is like the consistency of oatmeal. Please do this before adding the hard kibble. Tip: Using warm water reacts more quickly than cold water.
2. Next, add the hard kibble and mix it in.

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