Dharma School started its new year on Sunday, September 11. We were so happy to see all of our students again in-person after two and a half years of online instruction! It’s remarkable how different everyone looks after all of this time.
If you know of any family who might be interested in joining our Dharma School, please encourage them to come and experience one of our classes — it’s not too late!
DHARMA SCHOOL CLASSES
The Dharma School classes for 2022-23 are as follows:
Preschool: Curt Fukuda, Tracey Mukoyama, and Joann Yamani
Kindergarten and 1st Grade: Frances Sawamura, Reiko Tsuchida, and Traci Inouye
2nd and 3rd Grade: Diane Umemoto, Toshiko Uyehara and Mari Ueda-Tao
4th Grade: Joan Aoki and Sharon Tsukahara
5th and 6th Grade: Carol Yonemura and Debby Inenaga
7th and 8th Grade: Kelsey Sawamura and Hayley Sawamura
High School: Alex Musselman, Cori Kumamoto, and Bruce Morimoto
We would also like to acknowledge our librarians, Jeanne Ohara and Marie Ochi-Jacobs.
DHARMA SCHOOL CABINET
Several parents and Dharma School teachers also volunteer their time and energy serving on the Dharma School
Cabinet and we were happy to officially install them as officers of the Dharma School on September 11 as well. The MVBT Dharma School Cabinet for 2022-23 is:
Superintendent: Brent Izutsu
Dharma Education Coordinator: Carol Yonemura
Secretary: Norman Paris
Treasurer: Kim Tsuchida
Registrar: Donna Weeks
Dharma School Communications: Randy Sato
Taiko Coordinator: Joy Tanaka
Parent Coordinator: As mentioned in the Dharma School Parents’ Meeting also held on Sunday, September 11, we were unable to recruit a Parent Coordinator again this year. It is a position that has been vacant for the last few years, but would be great to fill now as we find a new cadence for our activities. To learn more, please contact Brent Izutsu.
Sunday, October 2: High School Class chairs Service
Sunday, October 16: 7th & 8th Grade Class chairs Service
Sunday, October 23: 4th Grade Class chairs Service
Sunday, October 30: 2nd & 3rd Grade Class chairs Service. Dharma School Halloween Parade
Dharma School Superintendent