Dharma School News

 The Dharma School welcomed the new academic year on Sunday, September 10.  We were so happy to see
everyone again!  And, 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!


The Dharma School classes for 2023-2024 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 Grades: Diane Umemoto and Toshiko Uyehara

4th and 5th Grades: Joan Aoki and Sharon Tsukahara

6th, 7th and 8th Grades: Carol Yonemura and Debby Inenaga

High School: Alex Musselman and Cori Kumamoto

We would also like to acknowledge our librarians, Jeanne Ohara and Marie Ochi-Jacobs.


The MVBT Dharma School Cabinet for 2023-2024 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, September 24: Sangha Day Picnic at Mountain View Buddhist Temple

Sunday, October 1: High School Class chairs Service

Sunday, October 15: 4th and 5th Grade Class chairs Service

Sunday, October 23: 2nd and 3rd Grade Class chairs Service

Sunday, October 30: Dharma School Halloween Parade


Welcome Back Service Refreshments

Thank you to Sharon Tsukahara for coordinating with MVBT Zones 12 and 13 the after-service refreshments on September 10.  The guava and chocolate duo mousse cakes AND the ice cream floats were a special treat!

In Gassho,

Brent Izutsu

Dharma School Superintendent