Category Archives: Activities

Eisugakkan Fall Friendship Festival 2017

The JCC is hosting Fall Friendship Festival on Saturday, October 14 (5:30-8:30pm) in honor of our sister school friends who will be visiting us from October 12 to October 16.  The event will feature photo booths, bingo, fire pit, pumpkin carving, etc. Click HERE to sign up to share fall-themed food and to volunteer.  Come and meet some Japanese students who are in an English immersion program in Japan!

Sign up to bring a dish and to volunteer: Click HERE

On Monday, October 16, the six Eisugakkan students will be spending most of the day at GFES.  They will meet some of our immersion students, tour the school, join 6th grade PE and sit in a 6th grade language arts class.  They will depart from school after having lunch with students in the cafeteria.  The JCC is asking for a parent volunteer (preferably someone who speaks Japanese) to escort the kids during thier time at school.  Please let me know if you’d like to volunteer.

Sign Up for Japanese Convesation Club

Sign up for Japanese Conversation Club’s Fall 2017 Session!

We will meet Tuesdays (3:30-4:30pm) starting September 19.  This session we will be reviewing  Hiragana and Katakana, singing some new songs, and learning some new vocabulary words and phrases that will be helpful when you travel to Japan!

To sign up, email admin@jcc-gfes.org

More Information below!

J2B 2017: Congratulations GFES!

On May 5, 2017, students from Great Falls ES and Fox Mill ES went head to head in Championship Round of the first annual Junior Japan Bowl Competition.  Each school sent a three-person team to represent thier school in the Level 1 Division (Grades 1-3) and Level 2 Division (Grades 4-6).

GFES Level I J2B Team consisted of:  Eric Loizeau (3), Maya Rodriguez (3) and Sana Rodriguez (1)
GFES Level 2 J2B Team:  Claire Kim (5), Bahiyyeh Aghdasi (5) and Julia Moore (6)

After a heated contests, the Level 1 team took home the championship trohpy and the Level 2 team took home the runner’s up trophy.

Great job everyone!

Conversation Club Spring Session News

We started the Spring Session 2017 of Conversation Club today with four new club members!  We spent most of the time singing to prepare for the upcoming Sakura Matsuri performance (this Saturday!) but after that, we will quickly shift gears to prepare for J2B (Junior Japan Bowl).

Parents, can you please ask your kids to do the following:

  1. If you are attending Saturday’s Matsuri, please review the song “Ai wa Katsu,” which will be performed by the conversation club students
  2. Start studying for the J2B by going to the Study Guides and Quizlets.  A test will be given on April 25th at Conversation Club to determine which 6 GFES finalists will compete on May 5 at Fox Mill ES.  There will be 3 students that make up each team (Gr. 1-3 and Gr. 4-6).  Anyone has a chance to make the team!
  3. We are ordering Team T-Shirts (designed by Claire Kim) to wear during the J2B competition.  Please send your child’s size (measurements HERE) no later than April 14. Costs will be covered by the JCC.

Japanese Summer Camp at GFES

The JCC is working with the O-en Network to bring the very popular Japanese immersion summer camp experience to Great Falls Elementary School.  The day will consist of instruction and review of written Japanese and basic conversation. Through an immersive environment, student will learn, speak, and play in Japanese.

Find more information about O-En Summer Camps