Our Sister School is Coming!

Mark October 15, 5pm-8:30pm on your calendars!

Three teachers and four Japanese students from our sister school in Hiroshima, Japan, Eisugakkan, will visit us from October 14th to October 16th.  The students will stay at the homes of our 6th grade students, who in turn will be hosted by Eisugakkan students when they visit Japan next summer.

Eisugakkan students will visit Great Falls ES on Friday, October 13th.  The 6th graders are currently working on a project to plan their entire visit, and the 4th graders are in charge of decorating the room where a small student celebration will be held.  During the visit, Ms. Harper will also be signing a document to renew and enhance our sister school relationship.

On Saturday, October 15 from 5:00pm-8:30pm the JCC will host a social event to welcome our sister school at the McLean Old Firehouse Teen Center.

The JCC will celebrate Eisugakkan’s visit with some good ol’ American fall fun, and is planning an evening full of fall-themed activities and crafts, a “bring your own pumpkin” carving station, popcorn, Halloween costume photo booth, etc.  The JCC is asking some creative parents to volunteer to plan and organize this event.  Interested volunteers, please email us (admin@jcc-gfes.org) to sign up.  Also, if you have any old Halloween costumes to share for the photobooth, please let us know (we need all sizes).

This year is the 10-year anniversary of the Great Falls ES-Eisugakkan sister school relationship, and the JCC hopes to take this opportunity to increase our interaction with them.

Thank you for your help and contribution in making this a successful and memorable evening.