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ANNOUNCEMENTS & NEWS
JAPAN CLUB 日本部
NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 9th --- 12th meeting
Note that this meeting will be on the second Monday after Spring Break. We will conduct our club elections at this meeting. If you are a member and would like to run for a club officer position (and missed the 3/12 meeting), please contact Sensei before the break. No additional nominations will be a accepted after 3/23. Here are our current nominees:
President (-elect): Veema Jhagru (the only member qualified as per our by-laws)
Vice President: Leila Plummer & Ilene Reyes
Secretary: Aayushi Kini
Treasurer: Bradley Vincent
Historian: William Collazo
If you would like to have your name on the ballot for consideration, please contact Sensei as soon as possible.
General Minutes from 3/12/2018 - We conducted our business meeting, where we discussed the election of officers for next year and nominated current members to run for office (See names above). We met in committees to plan our Japan Showcase event scheduled for the April 23rd meeting. Get involved in a committee and be an active member in this very busy time of the year for the club. ONLY THREE MORE CLUB MEETINGS LEFT!!!
Japanese Competitions 日本語大会
AFTJ Florida East Regional/State Japanese Language Competition
April 8th (Sun) - Begins at 1:00pm - University of Miami
We are currently recruiting students to compete at Levels 1,2,3 & 4. There are many different categories for competition.
Broward District World Language Competition
April 21st (Sat) - Begins at 8:00am - South Broward High School
Students will compete at Levels 1,2 & 4 in Impromptu & Declamation competition.
National Japan Bowl Competition
April 12th (Th) & 13th (Fr), 2018 - Chevy Chase, MD / Washington, DC
The teams are determined, and we have registered. We're preparing and planning for our trip in April!
For general information on these competitions, visit the COMPETITIONS page of this site, and let Sensei know you would like to participate. がんばりましょう！
March Holidays in Japan
Pictured Left (Traditional Hina Dolls in a home):
Doll Festival - 雛祭り（ひなまつり）-３月３日
A traditional festival celebrating the health and happiness of girls. Families with young daughters mark this day by setting up a display of dolls inside the house; they offer rice crackers and other food to the dolls. Research further on the Kids Web Japan site.
Pictured Right (Cherry blossoms mark the coming of spring):
Spring Equinox - 春分の日（しゅんぶんのひ） - ３月２１日
This is a national holiday marking the end of the winter and celebrating the beginning of the spring season. The day is intended to celebrate a love for nature and living things. Traditionally, people visit family graves and hold family reunions on or around this holiday. Research further on the Office Holidays site and the Kids Web Japan site.
Schedule of Activities & Events
3/19 (M): Japan Club Officers Meeting
3/20 (T): * IB ORAL INTERVIEW - PERIOD 7 * / Japan Bowl Practice
3/21 (W): JNHS Tutoring --- Districts Practice
3/22 (Th): EARLY RELEASE DAY --- No Activities Scheduled
3/23 (F): TEACHER PLANNING DAY --- End of 3rd Quarter
ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!
MARCH 24 ~ APRIL 1, 2018
THE WEEK AFTER SPRING BREAK
4/2 (M): Japan Club Officer Meeting --- Showcase Planning
4/3 (T): Japan Bowl Practice
4/4 (W): No Activities Scheduled (Sensei will need to leave after school)
4/5 (Th): PROFESSIONAL STUDY DAY --- No Activities Scheduled
4/6 (F): No Activities Scheduled
Click here for the Red(A)/Gold(B) Calendar for this academic year
Click here for the official bell schedules for this academic year