Hello Haruka & Ayako. Below, you will find the schedule for June 6-19. Please review the schedule and contact me if you have any questions.

UPDATES:
Summer break is around the bend, so Shinobu’s regular school schedule is coming to a close. Please read below for details.

  • Waldorf ends: Thursday afternoon, June 13th.

  • Aozora hiragana class ends: June 18th

  • Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen ends: June 22nd

  • You will see that Shinobu is enrolled in ArtShack for the week of June 17th. ArtShack is an art summer camp located in Brooklyn, not too far from Waldorf.

  • Please observe that Shinobu has a few playdates with her Waldorf classmates. See the details under Friday, June 7th and Monday, June 10th.

  • We have a new sitter named Aya Matsui who will be helping us out this summer. Aya speaks both Japanese and English. You will see her name on the schedule below.

  • During the week, please work closely with Shinobu to help her do her Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen daily homework, which is located in the white folder. As mentioned in the past, my Japanese reading capabilities aren’t very strong, so I ask if I can rely on you to help her complete this work during the week. I will forward you an email from her class teacher with more detailed directions. You should expect to see the email sometime each Monday afternoon. Sensei always sends out an email around 11-12pm on the following Monday morning, so I will forward that to you as soon as I get it in my Inbox.

This web page was last updated on Wednesday, June 6, 2019, 9pm


SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 6

8:10am: H+A pick up Shinobu from Mari’s apartment
You are free for the rest of the day.

Notes for today:
• Aleena will pick up Shinobu after school and watch her all day. She will bring Shinobu to Mari's apartment in the evening.

Friday, June 7

8:10am: H+A pick up Shinobu from Mari’s apartment
5:30pm: H+A pick-up Shinobu from Sequoia’s apartment
Sequoia’s Address: 552 Lafayette Ave, Apt 5B, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Notes for today:
• Sequoia is a good friend of Shinobu's. Sequoia's babysitter will pick up Shinobu and Sequoia from Waldorf and bring them to Sequoia's apartment for a play date from 3-5:30pm. Please pick up Shinobu from Sequoia's home by 5:30pm. Sequoia's mother is Naomi and her father is Richard. If you have any troubles, please call me.

Saturday, June 8 - Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen

8:50am: H+A pick up Shinobu and Mari from Mari’s apartment
12:20pm: H+A drop pick-up Shinobu and take her to Mari’s apartment
4:00pm: H+A pick up Shinobu from Mari’s apartment

Notes for today:
• Mari is out for the evening. H+A to watch Shinobu overnight.

Sunday, June 9

11:50am: H+A to take Shinobu and Mari to YMCA swim class
You are free for the rest of the day. Mari will watch Shinobu for the remainder of the day and overnight.

Notes for today:
• Please pick up Mari at 11:50am on the way to swim class. Swim class starts at 12:20pm

Monday, June 10

8:10am: Kaoru to take her to Waldorf.
5:00pm: Kaoru to pick-up Shinobu from Charlotte’s apartment. Shinobu to stay with you overnight
Charlotte’s Address: 363 Bond St., Apt 363 PH(Penthouse) 3, 12th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Notes for today: .
• Charlotte is another good friend of Shinobu's. Charlotte's parents will pick up Shinobu and Charlotte from Waldorf and bring them to Charlotte's apartment for a play date from 3-5:30pm. Please pick up Shinobu from Charlotte's home by 5:00pm. Charlottes's mother is Amanda and her father is Alex. Please call Alex, when you are outside and they will come down and bring Shinobu. His cell number is 917-680-1785. If you have any troubles, please call me.
• Kaoru/H+A to watch Shinobu overnight. Please prepare her bento for Tuesday.
• Please also work with Shinobu to complete her Aozora hiragana homework this evening.

Tuesday, June 11 - Aozora Hiragana Class

8:10am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf
3:00pm: H+A pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf
4:00pm: H+A take Shinobu to Aozora for Hiragana class
5:45pm: H+A pick up Shinobu from Aozora and watch her overnight

Notes for today:
• Mari is out for the evening. H+A to watch Shinobu overnight. Please prepare her bento for Wednesday.

Wednesday, June 12

8:10am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf
3:00pm: H+A pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf

Notes for today:
• Mari is at a late meeting until 8pm. Please feed her dinner. You can choose to keep Shinobu with you overnight or drop her off at my place around 8:15pm.

Thursday, June 13 - Early Dismissal

8:10am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf
5:00pm*: H+A pick-up Shinobu from Sequoia’s apartment
Sequoia’s Address: 552 Lafayette Ave, Apt 5B, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Naomi’s (Sequoia’s mom) cell: 917-209-3153
*NOTE: The pick-up time is subject to shift depending on the weather.

Notes for today:
• This is Shinobu's last day of school. If the weather is fine, Sequoia's mother (Naomi) plans to take Shinobu to a class picnic in the park with other families and then will take her to their apartment. You can pick-up Shinobu from Sequoia's apartment afterwards at 5pm.
• In the case of rain, Naomi will bring Shinobu to her apartment and alert me of the change in plans. If this is the case, I will call you and let you know when to go pick-up Shinobu. You do not need to be on standby at home. Please feel free to go out. If Naomi requests an earlier pick-up then 5pm, I will contact you right away to arrange a new pick-up time. For the time being, assume you can pick her up at 5pm from Naomi's house.

Friday, June 14 - No School, Summer Break Begins

8:15am: Please pick up Shinobu from my apartment so she is back at your place before Aya arrives at 8:45am.
8:45am-5/6pm: Aya (new sitter) will arrive at your place
9am-12:30pm: Sequoia will come over for a playdate with Aya.
You are free to do whatever you want today. Aya will handle taking care of Shinobu and Sequoia. I have already emailed her information.

Notes for today:
• Sequoia will come over from 9am-12:30pm to have a play date with Shinobu.
• I will send some good and snacks back with you that Aya can use for lunch or snacks.
• I will also be giving you an envelope on Friday morning - please pass this to Aya when she arrives.
• Please give Aya the Children's Museum card as well in case she wants to take Shinobu and Sequoia there for the morning.
• Aya will bring Shinobu to my apartment at some point in the day. Shinobu will end her day at my apartment and will stay with me overnight.

Saturday, June 15 - Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen

8:50am: H+A pick up Shinobu and Mari from Mari’s apartment
12:20pm: Mari will pick up Shinobu and spend the remainder of the day with her.
You are free to do whatever you want after drop-off.

Sunday, June 16

11:35am: H+A to take Shinobu and Mari to YMCA swim class.
H+A to stay with Shinobu during swim class and take her home.
*Swim class is from 12:20-1:00pm. It takes time to get into the gym and to get Shinobu ready for the pool, so we should leave at 11:35am to make sure there is enough time for me to show you around. Please note that no regular shoes are allowed at the pool. You can wear slippers or go barefoot.

Notes for today:
• I'll show you around the YMCA and then leave to head up to my taiko class in Manhattan. I plan to be home sometime between 3:30-4:30pm, so you can drop Shinobu off at my place in the evening or keep her overnight. Up to you.
• I will be sure to prep instructions in advnace to make it as easy as possible for you to get Shinobu out of the pool, dressed and home.

Monday, June 17 - ArtShack Art Summer Camp

8:40am: H+A pick up Shinobu and Mari and take them to ArtShack
ArtShack’s address: 1131 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
You are free for the rest of the day. Maki will pick-up Shinobu from ArtShack at 3pm.

Notes for today:
• ArtShack is a summer camp at a ceramic art studio. ArtShack is from 9am-3pm daily.
• Maki will pick up Shinobu today and bring her to my apartment where she will stay overnight.

Tuesday, June 18 - ArtShack Art Summer Camp + Aozora Hiragana Class

8:40am: H+A pick up Shinobu and take her to ArtShack
5:45pm: H+A to pick up Shinobu from Aozora hiragana class (last class)

Notes for today:
• Maki will pick up Shinobu from ArtShack at 3pm and bring her to Aozora at 4pm for her final hiragana class.
• Please pick up Shinobu at the end of Aozora hiragana class at 5:45pm.

Wednesday, June 19 - ArtShack Art Summer Camp

8:40am: H+A pick up Shinobu and take her to ArtShack
H+A can return to MA.


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ARTSHACK INFORMATION

This is an art summer camp that Shinobu will attend from June 17-21 and again on July 1-5

Address: 1131 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Contact Number: (718) 708-6098
Website: http://www.artshackbrooklyn.org/


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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 healthy lunch everyday for Shinobu. When I am around, 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 8:10am. 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 8:10am. The drive from my apartment to Waldorf is quite easy and quick. It generally takes less than 15 minutes to drive to the school.


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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 in the After School Program on Tuesdays.

Address: 535 Clinton Ave 2nd Floor, Suite 2, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Shinobu’s Teacher: Hiromi-sensei or Sachiko-sensei (Sachiko-sensei is the Japanese Language Education Director)
Contact Number: (347) 721-3521 


GENERAL INFORMATION

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


CARETAKERS INFO:
Maki Nakamura:
(347) 551-2596
Aleena Knight: (347) 695-7701 or (347) 829-8522
Aya Matsui: (929)391-1244
Please take a look at the schedule to see if Maki, Aleena or Aya 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!


SHINOBU’S PEDIATRICIAN:
South Slope Pediatrics
Main pediatrician: Dr. Cao
501 5th Avenue
Park Slope, NY 11215
718-576-2450
southslopepediatrics.com


OTHER CONTACTS:

In case of an emergency, you can try contacting the following people:
950 Saint Johns Landlords:
A.D. Rosenberger: 718-986-1760, or
Symie Lipkind: 718-541-6000
They live on the 6th floor. If the elevator is locked, you will need to walk up.

Fumi Tanakadate, friend: 860-262-2730
Yurie Ito, Kaoru’s girlfriend: 310-463-2776
Haelim, Mari’s friend: 614-439-0469
Dana, Mari’s friend: 973-462-3855
Sunita, Mari’s friend: 917-525-8377
Jeff Nakano, Mari’s brother (Loc: CA): 626-676-0446
Shuichi & Caroline Tobase, Mari’s cousins (Loc: New Jersey): 917-604-8117


MIKI’S FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS:

For more information about Miki and to get details about how to feed him, click here: http://www.marinakano.com/miki