March Parent Cafe – English Language Learners

The March Parent Cafe was for any parents who wanted to know how to support their child in the English learning process. We were pleased to welcome Miss Kathryn Lewis, the English as an Additional Language(EAL) coordinator as the facilitator. Miss Lewis got everyone up and moving and thinking about language. How many ways can […]

February Parent Cafe – Mr. Coach Eby

Mr. Coach Eby, one of the two elementary physical education(PE) teachers shared with the parents at the February parent cafe. Mr. Hughes is the other elementary PE teacher. Coach Eby came to Japan in August 1976, and joined the CAJ  staff for the 1976-77 school year.  He and his wife were dorm parents, when CAJ […]

January Parent Cafe

What is the Student Support Team? A group of staff members whose responsibilities include identification of students with academic, social or developmental needs, communication with parents and advocacy for students, and coordination of services both at CAJ and from outside resources. The Student Support Team works to help all students achieve their God-given potential. Who […]

Biblical Perspective and Student Objectives

What does teaching from a biblical perspective mean? What are Student Objectives and why are they important? These were the topics that we discussed at the December Elementary Parent Café. At Christian Academy in Japan(CAJ) we do not use a Christian curriculum, but rather use textbooks that are used in public schools in the US […]

October Parent Cafe – Playing Games

Growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandparent’s home because my parents had their own business. Friday nights we would eat at my grandparents’ house and then my mom would take some food back to my dad at their store that was open until 8:30 p.m. Since my parents would be back […]

September Parent Cafe

Thursday, September 11 was my first Parent Cafe for parents of elementary students. I was thrilled to have 24 parents who represented K-5th grade. Esther Tsuji, one of our resource teachers was a tremendous help. The slide presentation from the Cafe.   Who is most important for your child’s success in school? YOU Each year […]