An NFP that supports the Dooley Community with Japanese Cultural opportunities.
What does "Schaumburg Oyanokai" (pronounced "O ya no ka e" and means "Parent Group") do? SO offers Japanese education and cultural opportunities solely to the Dooley Community in Schaumburg. Some examples: *Annual Japanese Culture Night- this year's will be March 7, 2014 *Japan trip for 6th graders......first trip was June 2013! *Support Penpal Exchange with Japan Sister School in Namerikawa-shi *Tours/Community Events
SO meets once-a- month on Monday evenings at a local library (usually the 4th Monday of each month). Annual membership dues are just $5.00. Who can become an SO member? *A parent or guardian of a child currently enrolled at Dooley. *A staff or administrative personnel assocaited with Dooley or School Dist. 54. *Other leaders of the community, Dooley Alumni, or representatives of other organiations as approved by the current Board of Directors.
Mission: We strive to provide Japanese Cultural opportunities to the Dooley Community including Dooley Alumni.
Dear SO members
SO Culture Night is a month away on Fri. 3/6/20 7-9pm.
* Used book donations needed!
Please bring and drop them off to the Donation box at the Dooley entrance or contact Hiroko at [email protected]. Japanese Kids books are most needed, but both English and Japanese as well as Adult books are good too.
*Volunteer Sign Ups!
Please sign up to volunteer for a half hour or more. Contact Eric Jeskey at [email protected] (日本語対応可能です) with questions.
All alumni must volunteer to get in to the school. And please indicate the grade level when signing up.
メンバーさんに購入頂けるよう、特に日本語の子供の本を集めています。英語・日本語の大人の本、英語の子供の本も歓迎です。Dooley入り口に設置の箱に入れていただくか、Hiroko( [email protected]) までご連絡下さい。
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Send a New Year’s Card!
In Japan, we send each other New Year’s cards called “Nengajo” ☆彡
To send a New Year’s card to Kirarin and Picca , please use the following address!
Namerikawa City Office, 104 Jike-machi, Namerikawa, Toyama, 936-8601, Japan
Thank you to the Dooley Alumni who stopped by to answer questions Dual students had regarding the Japanese programs offered at Jane Addams and the high schools.
You're welcome Dooley School! (From District 54 Partnership Breakfast 2019)
Japanese language classes for TEENS on Sundays!
A new seven-week program of Japanese Language for teens (12-15 years of age). Classes will be taught by Samantha Chan Sensei on Sunday afternoons for Beginners, Advanced Beginners I, and Advanced Beginners II.
eventbrite.com **For students ages 12 - 15** Students will continue to build on basic grammar and everyday vocabulary while practicing speaking, listening and reading comprehension. A curriculum and workbook will be provided. Students should bring a notebook and pen to take notes. Lessons are consecutive. While th...
Interested in drawing ANIME? Something fun on Oct. 12th (Sat) to do!
Don't forget to register for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)! Deadline is Sept. 30th!!!
aatj.org IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: September 10, 2019: THE NEW YORK TEST SITE IS NOW FULL. Please consider taking the JLPT in Newark or Philadelphia.
Check out the Matsuri this weekend!!!!
chicagomatsuri.com Come join us at the 2nd Chicago Japanese Matsuri at NEWCITY Plaza hosted by Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya and Japanese Culture Center.
Come check out of this cool Origami Event
Where: Schaumburg Library 2nd Floor Rasmussen Room
When: Sat. 6/22/19 10-6pm and Sun. 6/23/19 12-5pm. Great exhibit and workshops!
Origami galore! Largest collection in one spot! Some comments from people: “We had no idea you could do this with paper.” “This is amazing!” The average time spent by people looking at the origami in this room has been 1 hour! Come see us tomorrow from 10am-6pm!
#origami #internationalorigami #origamiexhibition #schaumburg #schaumburglibrary
Sunday, June 16th from 11am to 5:00pm.......LOCATION IS IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO THIS YEAR!
2019 OMRON TOUR sponsored by Schaumburg Oyanokai and Pacific Advisory Service:
14 students from Jane Addams 7th/8th Grade Dual Japanese program went on a tour to Omron's Automotive Factory in St. Charles and to Shima's Sushi for lunch.
G20 Saudi Arabia
【Bunraku – Osaka’s Own Traditional Performing Art/大阪発祥の伝統芸能「文楽」】
#Bunraku, Japan’s traditional puppet theater, was first played in #Osaka. Three puppeteers skillfully manipulate puppets, some of which weigh over 10kg, in harmony with the chanter’s narration and shamisen music performance. A story full of human feeling in bunraku plays, which have also been adapted for kabuki, deeply impress audience timelessly.
#G20 #G20Japan #G20OsakaSummit2019
Nice thank you card received from Dooley staff thanking SO for arrangements made for Sentoku-Sensei during her visit.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
The name of Japan’s new era will be #REIWA #令和!
Japan has its own calendar linked to the reign of each Emperor. Today, a month ahead of the #abdication of the #Emperor of Japan on April 30, Japan - The Government of Japan announced REIWA as the name for the new era beginning on May 1.
The name “REIWA” comes from a passage of #Manyoshu, the oldest collection of Japanese poetry. As PM Abe explained, this name means that culture is born and nurtured when people harmonize their hearts. (Official English transcript of PM Abe’s explanation will come up on PM Office’s website shortly.)
The name of the current era “#HEISEI” “平成” (1989-present) has a variety of interpretations and English translations, but it is said to mean that peace will be achieved.
In the 30 years of HEISEI, Japan has sought a more active role as a responsible member of the international community in a wide range of fields including development, peacebuilding, culture and other global issues.
To mark this historic moment, we will begin a series of HEISEI and Japan posts to highlight topics related to the HEISEI era and Japan, which will help us contemplate how Japan’s diplomacy should be shaped in the coming era.
Interested in working the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo?
Please don’t miss the chance to sign up as a Games Volunteer! Registrations will be closing in 4 days.
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago 在シカゴ日本国総領事館
On December 5th, the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago held a reception to celebrate the 85th birthday of His Majesty the Emperor of Japan on December 23rd. The Emperor will abdicate on April 30th after more than 3 decades on the Throne.
The reception featured a live koto performance by the Chicago Koto Group and a tea ceremony by Urasenke Tankokai Chicago. Guests enjoyed Japanese sake, green tea, and whisky as well as sushi and wagyu beef. Thank you to all who attended, and we are eager to do even more together next year!
Ms. Suzuki is a former Dooley Japanese teacher!
patch.com "During the 90 years of my life, I have never received letters that moved me so much," the brother of the flag's original owner said.
Ken Takemoto, Dooley Alumni, is starting a Japan Club at ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY and is selling t-shirts to help raise funds to get the club started. Shirts are $15.00 each.
They make great holiday gifts!! If you're interested then contact Robi at [email protected]. THANK YOU!!!!
Nothing is different when you shop on AMAZON SMILE......same price, just that a portion of your purchase goes towards SO!
d211post.org Students at James B. Conant and Schaumburg High School have been involved in a new style of classroom this semester. They ga…
Thomas Dooley? Jane Addams? High Schools?
Now that the school year is in full swing, request a cultural presentation about Japan! We can travel to any school within 60 miles of our office in downtown Chicago or your class can take a field trip to our space and participate in various activities including a tea ceremony.
Looks like District 211 is offering the Japanese Biliteracy workshop again online to current District 211 High School students.
Registration and $50 payment due by Nov. 16th! Classes start Tuesday, Nov. 27th! Spread the word!!!
This Friday morning, Sept. 14th is the Japanese book sale at Chicago Futabakai School in Arlington Heights. Everyone welcome! A great place to get cheap Japanese books!
TIME: 10:30am to 2:00pm
Location: Chicago Futabakai Japanese School
2550 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL
Ninja are still in Japan! In Iga, Mie Prefecture there is a Ninja Museum where you can see live demonstrations by Japanese who learn and study ninja skills. Ninja from this Museum will be in St. Louis for the Japanese Festival over Labor Day weekend (September 1-3).
Watch this video to learn more about #ninja history and techniques, including weaponry, breathing, and running.
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan - Japan Video Topics)
Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)
Although the days are already starting to get shorter as autumn is approaching, there's plenty of time to begin learning Japanese or continue your studies! Autumn Japanese classes at JASC are now enrolling and we'd love for you to join us. Additional information and registration can be found at the following link: http://www.jaschicago.org/language-courses/japanese-classes/
Obon Festival today!
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago 在シカゴ日本国総領事館
Students from Chicago Futabakai Japanese School are heading to Japan on the Kakehashi Project until July 31! This is the first time students who attend a Saturday School in America are participating in the program.
Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)
Two New Trier High School students who won the Level 4 competition at the past 2018 Illinois Japan Bowl, had an opportunity to go to Japan through the 2018 Kakehashi Project. We wish them all the best!
LOOKING FOR HOST FAMILIES for students coming from Japan this summer! July 30th to August 8th, 2018.....$200 stipend provided to all host families.
Chicago English School, a private language school located in Miyagi, Japan, is looking for host families for Japanese students. The students age groups range from 6th graders through 12th graders. Their English abilities range from beginner to intermediate. The length of stay will be from July 30th to August 8th. There will be a $200 stipend to cover the cost of hosting the student. Have fun learning about a foreign culture and sharing your own.
Host families will have breakfast and dinner with their students, and bring them to and from designated locations on weekdays. The drop off/pick up times will be approximately 9am and 5-5:30pm. Students will spend one whole weekend with their host families.
This will be the 8th “homestay” trip for Chicago English School students. Each student and family that has participated has had a rewarding experience, and many have maintained their friendships for years. A few host family members have even visited us in Japan.
For more details contact us at [email protected] or call Eric or Satoko Berka at 224-764-2009 / 224-343-1790
We do have a website, but it is mostly in Japanese. www.chicago-english.jp
March Schaumburg Oyanokai Meeting!
Tomorrow, Monday, March 12th, at 6:00 pm in the Dooley Teachers Lounge.
All Schaumburg Oyanokai members are welcome and encouraged to attend!!!!!
Last evening’s Schaumburg Oyanokai 10th Annual Japanese Culture Fest at Dooley School was so much fun!!!
THANK YOU to all the Wonderful volunteers who worked hard to make the event a success!
Thank you to everyone who came to this event and enjoyed an evening of Japanese Culture!
sistercities.org Sister Cities International is a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities, promoting peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time.
This Friday, March 2nd, is the 10th Annual Dooley School Japanese Culture Fest!!!!!!!!!!
All Dooley Families are invited!!!!
Admission is FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s at Dooley School, 7:00-9:00 pm.
There will be games, prizes, Karate demonstrations, model trains, a robot seal, Japanese Calligraphy table, Origami making table, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Kimonos-try on and take pictures, silent auction (including family passes to Shedd Aquarium and Science and Industry Museum, and tons of other great items) and Sushi Rolls And other Japanese snacks for sale!!! Please Come!!!!!
[01/24/18] JLPT SCORES ARE UP!!!! Best wishes to all that took it!
Happy New Year!
As the New Year begins, Schaumburg Oyanokai is already making plans for our annual Japanese Cultural Night! (March 2nd, 7-9 pm, at Dooley)
Do you have gently used grade school reading level books in either English or Japanese that your kids have outgrown?
Please donate the books for the Japanese Culture Night Book Sale!
You can drop off the books to the Dooley School Office anytime.
Hi Schaumburg Oyanokai Families!
This school year SO has started a after school “Homework Help Club” for all Dooley dual students—either learning English or Japanese as a 2nd language.
The Home Work Help Club is every Thursday from 3:00–4:00 in the Dooley school’s library.
There seems to be a greater need of Japanese speaking volunteer tutors.
All Japanese speakers are encouraged to stop by and offer help to those learning Japanese. It’s been fun getting to know the students and parents and helping students too!
If you have any questions about attending the the SO Home work Help Club with your child or you are interested in volunteering please comment below.
[11/13/17] Schaumburg Oyanokai Meeting this evening, Monday November 13th 6:00 pm in the Dooley Teacher’s Lounge. All Dooley Parents are welcome to attend.
Japanese Internment Camp Exhibit
until Nov. 19th in Chicago
‘Then They Came for Me’
When: Through Sunday, Nov. 19
Where: Alphawood Gallery, 2401 N. Halsted
alphawoodgallery.org Alphawood Gallery is a venue for exhibitions promoting a more equitable, just and humane society. Our current exhibition is "Then They Came for Me."
FathomEvents.com/SpiritedAway Wandering through an abandoned carnival site, ten-year-old Chichiro is separated from her parents and stumbles into a spirit world where she is put to work.
Thank you to everyone who came to the October Schaumburg Oyanokai meeting last night (despite the rain)!
It was great to see you all and discuss exciting new ideas and plans.
Weren’t able to make the meeting? No problem! I can email you the agenda and meeting minutes.
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