Hello Haruka & Ayako. Below, you will find the schedule for April 21-May 2. Please review the schedule and contact me if you have any questions.

UPDATES & NOTES:

  • Shinobu is on Spring Break between April 22-26th, so she has no school. She resumes class on April 29th.

  • If you want to know Kaoru’s flight information, scroll all the way to the bottom. Please contact him directly if you have any other questions about his travel schedule.

  • Reminder: Aozora hiragana class now takes place on Tuesdays, not Mondays. There is no class on Tuesday April 21st because of Spring Break, but there is class on the following Tuesday, April 30th.

  • Please work closely with Shinobu to help her do her Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen daily homework. 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.

  • Regarding homework: Every week, Shinobu has both Aozora hiragana exercises and Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen daily homework. I request if you could focus your time on helping her do her Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen on a daily basis. 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. As for Aozora hiragana, I can do this homework with her.

This web page was last updated on Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 11:48pm.


SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 21 - H+A arrive in Brooklyn

Shinobu is with Mari all day today and overnight, so please arrive at your leisure. Kaoru is around and will depart on Monday morning on a 12pm flight. See itinerary at the bottom of this page.

Notes for today:
• You will not see Shinobu today, but please plan to pick her up from my apartment Monday morning.

Monday, April 22 - Spring Break

8:20am: H+A pick up Shinobu from Mari’s apartment
There are currently no activities today. H+A to watch Shinobu all day and overnight.

Notes for today:
• Please find time to help Shinobu work on her Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen homework. Mari will forward you an email from her teacher later this afternoon that includes additional details for the homework for the week.
• H+A to keep Shinobu overnight. Mari is teaching at School of Visual Arts in the evening and not home until late.

Tuesday, April 23 - Spring Break

There are currently no activities today. H+A to watch Shinobu all day.
6:30pm: H+A drop off Shinobu at Mari’s apartment

Notes for today:
• Please find time to help Shinobu work on her Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen homework.
• Shinobu and I have something scheduled at 6:45pm at my apartment, so please be sure to drop her off before this time.
• Shinobu will stay with Mari overnight.

Wednesday, April 24 - Spring Break

8:20am: H+A pick up Shinobu from Mari’s apartment
6:30pm: H+A drop off Shinobu at Mari’s apartment
There are currently no activities today. H+A to watch Shinobu all day.

Notes for today:
• Please find time to help Shinobu work on her Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen homework.
• Shinobu will stay with Mari overnight.

Thursday, April 25 - Spring Break

Click here for suggested activities for today
8:20am: H+A pick up Shinobu from Mari’s apartment
8:30pm: H+A drop off Shinobu at Mari’s apartment (Please feed her dinner prior)
There are currently no activities today. H+A to watch Shinobu all day.

Notes for today:
• Please find time to help Shinobu work on her Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen homework.
• Mari will be home between 8:15-8:30pm this evening. H+A, you can either drop off Shinobu at Mari's place or choose to keep her with you overnight. Please let Mari know what you would like to do.

Friday, April 26 - Spring Break

8:20am: H+A pick up Shinobu from Mari’s apartment.
10:30-11am: Maki will come pick-up Shinobu and take her out for part of the day.

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

Saturday, April 27 (No Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen)

Daytime: H+A drop off Shinobu at Mari’s apartment for a few hours. We can plan the exact time closer to this date.
Between 3-5pm: Mari will bring Shinobu back to Kaoru’s apartment to remain with H+A for the remainder of the day and overnight.

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

Sunday, April 28

Time TBD: H+A drop off Shinobu at Mari’s apartment. We can plan the exact time closer to this date.
Mari will watch Shinobu for the remainder of the day and overnight.

Monday, April 29 - School Resumes

8:25am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf
3:00pm: H+A pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf

Notes for today:
• Shinobu to stay with H+A overnight. Mari is teaching at School of Visual Arts in the evening and not home until late.
• H+A to prepare her bento for Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 30

8:25am: 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 take her to Mari’s apartment for the evening and overnight.

Wednesday, May 1

8:25am: H+A take Shinobu and Mari to Waldorf
3:00pm: H+A pick-up Shinobu from Waldorf
6:45pm: H+A drop-off Shinobu at Mari’s apartment for the evening and overnight.

Notes for today:
• Please find time to help Shinobu work on her Brooklyn Nihongo Gakuen homework.

Thursday, May 2 - H+A return to MA

8:25am: H+A take Shinobu to Waldorf
H+A return to MA after drop-off.


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 8:05am. 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.


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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

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
Aleena Knight: (347) 695-7701 or (347) 829-8522
Please take a look at the schedule to see if Maki or Aleena is 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
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
Shuichi & Caroline Tobase, Mari’s cousins: 917-604-8117
Jeff Nakano, Mari’s brother (Loc: CA): 626-676-0446


MIKI’S FEEDING INSTRUCTIONS:

There is a white scoop in each of the bags. You just need 1 scoop (1/3 cup) of the dehydrated powder and 1 scoop (2/3 cup) of the hard kibble per meal. Please feed Miki 2 times per day.
1. First, mix 1/3 cup of dehydrated powdered food (Honest Kitchen) 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 2/3 cup of the hard kibble (Instinct rawboost) and mix it in.

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


KAORU’s TRAVEL ITINERARY (4/22-5/6)

Departure date: Monday, April 22
Departure time: 12:00pm
Arrival time: 5:29pm
La Guardia (LGA) >> Denver, CO (DEN) >> Santa Barbara, CA (SBA)
Flights: United Airlines (UA 405 and UA 5280)

Return date: Monday, May 6
Departure time: 8:15am
Arrival time: 9:43am
*Washington DC (IAD - Dulles) >> La Guardia (LGA)
Flight: United Airlines (UA 3843)

*NOTE: I do not know Kaoru’s travel itinerary between Santa Barbara and Washington, DC. You’ll need to ask him directly if you want to know this.