Hospitality Committee

Welcome!  This committee consists of parent volunteers in the Japanese Immersion Program.  We want to make sure you have the best experience during your year here in Portland & have planned lots of fun & culturally enriching activities.  We look forward to getting to know all of you.  Please let us know how we can help you or if you have any questions.  Thanks you for being here!

Members

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Sara Tam

Hospitality Chair
503-490-7489
saralynnetam@gmail.com

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Renee Lazaras

Volunteer
503-334-7142
crazypotter@yahoo.com

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Holly Nakada

ONK Board
503-473-5128
hollapolla@yahoo.com

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Sara DeLuca

Volunteer
646-496-5382
sarackdeluca@yahoo.com

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Matt Giacomini

Volunteer
415-250-1521
mgiacomi@gltech.com

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Kate Murphy

Volunteer
503-484-3157
ladykate.murphy@gmail.com

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Yoko Niki-Breyfogle

Intern & Host Family Coordinator
503-351-1543
ynbreyfogle@gmail.com
Japaneses Speaker

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Naoko Koki Post

Intern Liaison
646-301-7693
naokokokipost@gmail.com
Japaneses Speaker

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Andrea Obana

Bento Lunch: Delivery on Thursdays
503-260-6202
andrea.obana@gmail.com
Japaneses Speaker

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Jaina Kapranos

Richmond Teacher
503-880-4186
jainajokap@gmail.com

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Rebecca Melcher

Volunteer
415-250-7038
rebecca@gltech.com

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Sean Egusa

Volunteer
503-329-5552
sean@sidestreet.com
Japaneses Speaker

Definition of Terms

Oya No Kai (ONK) – Parent volunteer group for the entire Japanese Immersion Program.  Fundrraises for the Iterm Program, Cultural Exchange Program and Scholarships for students going to Japan on the 5th, 8th, and high school trips.Organizes the Annual Auction and up to three general meetings per year.  Participates in harvest and Spring Festivals, Mochitsuki Portland, Natsu Matsuri at Uwajimaya.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) – Individual school parent volunteer group.  There is a PTA at Richmond, Mt. Tabor, and Grant schools.  Fundraisers for student activities and school materials such as assemblies, field trips, computers, etc.  Organizes various events at each school.  For example at Richmond, the PTA organzies the harvest and Spring Festivals, Run for Richmond, Teacher Appreciation Week, and more.  They have also purchased new computers and arranged for assemblies.

Foundation – Individual school parent volunteer group.  There is a Foundation at Richmond, Mt.Tabor, and Grant schools.  Fundraisers for staffing only.  Activities at each school varies.  At Richmond, the Foundation organizes the Restaurant fundraisers and more.  The Richmond Foundation (RSF) funded part of Teacher Debie’s PE positions, for example.