Schaumburg Oyanokai

Schaumburg Oyanokai


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Today we would like to thank Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Blessings in a Backpack, Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Chicago-JCCC, Lions Clubs International, Rotary Club of Schaumburg A.M., Schaumburg Oyanokai, Woodfield Area Children's Organization - WACO and Chicago Futabakai Japanese School.

We are grateful all year round to have so many partnerships with our schools and the district. We like to highlight these businesses, organizations, groups and individuals during the month of November as a small token of appreciation for all they do for our students, staff and community.
These are known as crumplings. Each one is folded with a single sheet of paper. Designed & folded by Ketut Catur.

Come see these and much more at the International Origami Exhibition next week at the Schaumburg Township District Library in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.

We’ll be there for 4 days, from 9/23-26!

Schaumburg Township District Library
JapanUp Chicago Schaumburg Oyanokai

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Historically, District 54 holds an annual Partnership Appreciation Event to show our gratitude to the many many organizations and individuals who support our students, staff, schools and the district as a whole. As we are not able to come together in person to show our appreciation, throughout the month of November we will be highlighting those who have made it possible to ensure student success over the past year. Today we would like to thank Schaumburg Oyanokai, Special Olympics Illinois, STAR NET Region II, Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County, The Conservation Foundation, USBF, Woodfield Area Children's Organization - WACO and the Windy City Bulls; we are grateful for your support!
Hi Oyanokai Members.

Please find below a link to the Nikkei Community Picnic, August 4th. Always a fun time!

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

Operating as usual

Photos from Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago 在シカゴ日本国総領事館's post 03/03/2022

Photos from Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago 在シカゴ日本国総領事館's post


Date: Wednesday, Nov. 3
Time: 7:00pm
Dooley DUAL Alumni Guest Reader:
Seira Walter (2011)

Join us for a Japanese book reading and find out what Seira has been up to for the past 10 years!

Zoom link:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 829 8634 3665
Passcode: 594124


JOIN US VIRTUALLY FOR Where Are They Now? on Wed., Oct. 6th at 7pm
Dooley Dual Japanese Alumni will be Emma Rogers, current college junior studying to become a commercial pilot!

Learn what Emma is doing and how the dual program helped her.

ZOOM link:

Schaumburg Oyanokai updated their info in the about section. 09/19/2021

Schaumburg Oyanokai updated their info in the about section.

Schaumburg Oyanokai updated their info in the about section.


Sept. 23-26th at the Schaumburg Library.
See flyer for further details.

MASAKI DATE Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information 09/05/2021

MASAKI DATE Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information

It’s with great sadness that we let the Japanese Dual Language community know about the passing of Mr. Date. Mr. Date was a Japanese Dual Language teacher at Dooley and in more recent years, at Jane Addams Junior High.
Our deepest condolences to the entire family and community.

MASAKI DATE Obituary - Visitation & Funeral Information Share Memories & Support the Family.

Photos from Schaumburg Oyanokai's post 06/11/2021

CONGRATULATIONS to Nina Rogers! Our first recipient of the Schaumburg Oyanokai Scholarship! Thank you to all the seniors who applied.

Japanese Classes | Japan America Society of Chicago 06/08/2021

Japanese Classes | Japan America Society of Chicago

Interested in studying Japanese ONLINE over the summer???

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Apply to the Kakehashi Project — JACL 05/14/2021

Apply to the Kakehashi Project — JACL

Great program for Japanese American students!

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Schaumburg Oyanokai's Japanese Culture Night will be VIRTUAL this year!!! Don't miss out! See Flyer for more info!
Date: Friday, Apriil 30th
Time: 7:00pm to 8:15pm

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Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing, Online Meetings, Screen Sharing - Zoom

Join us for our next ZOOM meeting on Wednesday, April 21st!
Japanese Read Aloud (7pm)
Where are they now? (7:15pm) Dooley Alumni: Tori Cifrino
Meeting (7:30pm)
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KEEP US IN MIND IF YOU ARE SHOPPING ON AMAZON! When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate to Schaumburg Oyanokai. Support us every time you shop. 12/18/2020

Schaumburg Oyanokai Membership Form

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! How about a gift of membership? We would love for you to join Schaumburg Oyanokai (SO)!!! Family membership is only $5 and it's so easy to do! Please see the link below: Schaumburg Oyanokai invites you to become a member. Annual membership fee per family: $5 For general questions, please contact: Akiko Okada (President): [email protected] (日本語でどうぞ) For technical questions, please contact: Eric Jeskey (Vice President): [email protected] (日本...


If you missed our virtual meeting tonight....put the next one on your calendars NOW!
Wednesday, Nov. 18th via ZOOM

We have a new feature at our meetings called "WHERE ARE THEY NOW?" These are guest speakers who are Dooley Dual Language Alumni!!!! Tonight's guest speaker was Akira Di Sandro..... join us next month for another!


Unfortunately there will be no SO Japanese Culture Night 2021


Here's an opportunity to watch a Japanese movie!

Japan Week is here! Asian Pop-Up Cinema by Sophia's Choice will be streaming four Japanese films from September 15-19 (USA only). Grab your popcorn and enjoy some Japanese cinema from home! 08/21/2020

Schaumburg Oyanokai – シャンバーグ親の会

2020 JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) Information:
We regret to announce that the 2020 JLPT in the U.S. HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

We hope to hold the next test in 2021, on the first Sunday of December.

Check out our website at: About Schaumburg Oyanokai Schaumburg Oyanokai offers support to Dooley parents/guardians and Japanese educational and cultural opportunities solely to the Dooley community. Below are just a few examples: Annual Japanese Cultural Night Penpal Exchange program with Namerikawa-shi and Dooley Students J...


We really enjoyed having Japanese Consulate General Okada at Schaumburg Oyanokai’s 12th Annual Japanese Culture Night at Dooley School!

Consul-General Okada had a wonderful time at Thomas DooleyElementarySchool's Japanese Culture Night watching the cultural activities and speaking with parents from the community. He also sampled delicious sushi and "melonpan" sweets. Thank you to principal Holly Schlicher, assistant principal Colleen Conway, and oyanokai president Akiko Okada for your hospitality! 02/26/2020

12th Annual Japanese Culture Night

Schaumburg Oyanokai's Japanese Culture Night!
Fri. March 6th, 7-9pm

Please bring books (Japanese or English) to Dooley school! Box is set up at the school entrance. Please drop them off there before March 6th.

Please sign up to volunteer! High schoolers can get service hours as well.

Contact Akiko for any Q's at [email protected]



ご質問は会長まで[email protected] makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!


OUR 12th Annual Japanese Culture Night is almost here!!!! DOOLEY COMMUNITY WELCOME!!!! 02/20/2020

Learn to make sushi and have a blast! 🍣 02/10/2020

12th Annual Japanese Culture Night

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.

カルチャーナイト3月6日(金)7−9時 まで1ヶ月、

* 古本を集めています!
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。


SignUp.comでサインアップをお願いします。 卒業生はボランティアとしてのみ来校できます。

質問等はいつでも会長(岡田:[email protected])までどうぞ。 makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!


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) 11/04/2019

Teens' Advanced Beginner Japanese II

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. **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...


Taking the JLPT in the United States | American Association of Teachers of Japanese

Don't forget to register for the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test)! Deadline is Sept. 30th!!! IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: September 10, 2019: THE NEW YORK TEST SITE IS NOW FULL. Please consider taking the JLPT in Newark or Philadelphia. 09/16/2019

Chicago Matsuri – Chicago's Largest Japanese Festival

Check out the Matsuri this weekend!!!! 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! 05/10/2019

Japan Festival Chicago

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.


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【Bunraku – Osaka’s Own Traditional Performing Art/大阪発祥の伝統芸能「文楽」】
, Japan’s traditional puppet theater, was first played in . 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.

日本を代表する伝統芸能「#文楽」は、#大阪 から発祥しました。太夫の語りと三味線の演奏に合わせて、3人の人形遣いが、時には10キロを超える人形を操ります。現代にも通じる心情が描かれている「文楽」の演目は、歌舞伎でも取り入れられています。

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Visited BIG BUDDHA (2nd largest in Japan)- Kamakura & overnight at a Ryokan (Japanese style hotel)- Izu
Ueno Zoo to see the big panda!!  Tokyo - Ueno
Great time yesterday with the dual language Japanese 7th/8th grade students taking a tour in Japanese at Taisei Lamick i...




P.O. Box 68104
Schaumburg, IL

General information

501(c)(3) Public Charity Status NFP
Current Officers:
President/Director: Robi Vollkommer
Vice President: Kiran N.
Treasurer: Craig Jovanovich
Secretary: Jhina O'Brien
Director: Mary W.
Director: Naoko Rogers

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