Registration Information


Dear Nakayoshi Gakko Families,

Please find information for the 2024 Summer Session below. The session will run for ten days, starting Monday, June 17, 2024 through Friday, June 28, 2024 from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. It is held at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple, located at 575 North Shoreline Blvd in Mountain View, CA.

Nakayoshi Gakko is an independent, non-profit, parent-cooperative school for children entering grades 1 through 8 in Fall 2024. As a parent co-op, parent participation is crucial. We greatly appreciate and rely upon the time and energy of our parents in order to make our program run efficiently and to create an exceptional experience for the children.

Parents are required to fulfill the following volunteer commitments:

1. Classroom work
2. Committee support
3. Pre or post session maintenance
4. MVBT Obon and Bazaar support

These are outlined in the Parent Commitment Requirements Section of this letter. We ask you to please read this section carefully because each family will be expected to fulfill these responsibilities. If there are additional ways you are able to contribute, we invite you to email us at

To complete the registration, we will need the following by February 28, 2024:

1. Online registration form
2. Tuition payment via Paypal sent to TREASURERNAKAYOSHIGAKKO@GMAIL.COM with the student’s name included in the notes section. If you are including a donation, please also indicate this as a note.

Please contact the Treasurer (TREASURERNAKAYOSHIGAKKO@GMAIL.COM) if you require an alternative method of payment.

Online registrations and payments received after February 28, 2024 will be given less priority.

The Nakayoshi Gakko Board and school committees work hard to create a meaningful and fun summer program for our children. We look forward to meeting our new families and welcoming back our returning families for another memorable two weeks at Nakayoshi Gakko. Please contact us with questions.

Updates of personal information can be made online through the customer portal provided on our website at:


Nakayoshi Gakko Board of Directors



Date or Cost

Past Board Member Student Registration Start Date

February 1

Returning Students (from Prior Year) Registration Start Date

February 8

New Student Registration Start Date

February 15

Registration Payment Form and Payment Due Date

February 28

Committee and Maintenance Sign Ups Begin for Past Board Members

April 1

Committee and Maintenance Sign Ups Begin for Returning Students

April 8

Committee and Maintenance Sign Ups Begin for New Students

April 15

Committee and Maintenance Sign Ups End

  • Any families who have failed to sign up for these volunteer requirements by this date, will have them assigned by the registrars

April 22

Cancellation Date

  • Tuition is refundable less a $50 processing fee until this date

  • Tuition is not refundable after this date

April 15

Parent Orientation Date

Monday, May 6, 7:00 PM

Maintenance I Date and Time

Saturday, June 15

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Session Start Date

Monday, June 17

Session End Date

Friday, June 28

Maintenance II Date and Time

Saturday, June 29

9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Mountain View Buddhist Temple Obon Dates

Saturday, July 20-Sunday, July 21

Session Cost


Additional Information

Registration Link:

  • Links to the registration page will be posted on the Nakayoshi Gakko webpage when the registration period starts.

  • Returning families from the 2023 session will be e-mailed to inform them when their JackRabbit accounts have been unlocked for registration.  These emails will be sent out based on enrollment priorities (see the dates outlined above).  

  • If a returning family did not register during the 2023 session, they must contact the registrars to request that their account be unlocked as this will not automatically be done..

  • Families will receive an enrollment confirmation email by the end of March.


All parents are required to attend the Parents’ Orientation Meeting on Monday, May 6, 2024, at 7:00PM. During this meeting, we will confirm family commitments, review school policies, etc. There will also be a parent meeting or breakout session for families assisting with various projects. Details will be announced as we get closer to the date.

Dates & Time:

June 17 – June 28, 2024

8:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday 


Mountain View Buddhist Temple (MVBT)

575 N. Shoreline Boulevard, Mountain View, CA


Alisa Nishimoto and Cindy Nakasuji at


$550 per child for the two week session. Optional donation of any amount is appreciated.

  • To complete your registration at your family’s current priority level, send payments by February 28, 2024 via Paypal sent to TREASURERNAKAYOSHIGAKKO@GMAIL.COM

  • Please indicate your child’s name in the memo line and note if you are including a donation.

  • In the case that we are unable to offer your child a spot, you will be sent a refund.


Cancellations made and confirmed by the Registrar(s):

  • On or before April 15th will receive a refund less a $50 processing fee

  • After April 15th are not refundable


Enrollment priority is given in the following order if the on-line application is completed and payment is received before February 28, 2024.

  1. Children of current board members

  2. Children of NG Teachers

  3. Children of past board members

  4. Returning students from the 2023 session

  5. Siblings of returning students from the 2023 session

  6. Mountain View Buddhist Temple members’ children

  7. Mountain View Buddhist Temple Dharma School students

  8. New students who do not qualify for the priorities above (Lottery)

Class Assignments:

Class assignments will be made by Registrars based on the grade of the child in Fall 2024 as indicated in the on-line registration system. For your information, the classes and grades are listed below:

1st grade: Panda 2nd grade: Saru 3rd grade: Kuma 4th grade: Zou

5th grade: Kirin 6th grade: Tora 7th grade: Ryu 8th grade: Tsuru


Parent Commitment Requirements


Parent Commitment*

Requirement Per Family

Expected Due Date


Classroom Work

  • Assist in the classroom one day

  • Work hours are from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

  • During school session – Monday, June 17, 2024 – Friday, June 28, 2024


Committee Support

  • Serve on one committee (Arts & Crafts, Open House, or Publications)

  • Arts & Crafts – Deliver finished projects by Maintenance I (Saturday, June 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM), few exceptions as noted on sign up details

  • Open House – Friday, June 28, 2024

  • Publications – By Maintenance I (Saturday, June 15, 2024, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM) and during school session (Monday, June 17, 2024 – Friday, June 28, 2024)


Maintenance Day

  • Work one maintenance day either pre (Maintenance I) or post session (Maintenance II)

  • Maintenance I – Saturday, June 15, 2024 (3:00 PM – 6:00 PM)

  • Maintenance II – Saturday, June 29, 2024 (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)


MVBT Obon and Bazaar Support

  • Work a shift in the Obon bingo booth

  • During MVBT Obon – Saturday, July 20, 2024 or Sunday, July 21, 2024

*Parents must sign up for ALL 4 Areas I – IV

As a parent-cooperative school, Nakayoshi Gakko relies exclusively on its parent volunteers to support the various school programs and curriculum. Parents are required to assist in four main areas:

(I) Classroom work

(II) Committee support

(III) Pre or Post-session maintenance

(IV) MVBT Obon and Bazaar support

Inability to fulfill these requirements adversely affects the program and ultimately the students.

Families will be emailed links to sign ups for items I, II, III in April and IV by the end of the first week of the session based on their enrollment priorities. Sign ups will be done using

If a family fails to fulfill their commitments, a monetary penalty will be assessed, the enrollment priority of the family’s returning child(ren) will be lost, and the family will be locked out of the registration system until all penalties are paid. When registration priority is lost, the child(ren) will be considered with the general pool of first-time applicants during the stack ranking process.

The monetary penalties for failing to meet volunteer commitments are as follows :

• Classroom work = $400

• Committee support = $300

• Pre or Post-Session Maintenance = $300

• MVBT Obon and Bazaar Support = $300

I. Classroom Work: Parents assist in the classroom one day per family. Work hours are from 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM. On the assigned day, parents may be asked to help teachers prepare class projects, prepare and distribute afternoon snacks, supervise children during snack and lunchtime and to clean up the classroom and other areas. You must be able to serve the whole shift for classroom work. Late arrival or early departure for your duties will adversely affect the children and classroom safety. Please indicate during the on-line sign up which day you are able to work and for which class.

II. Committee Support: Each family serves on one committee. Please indicate during the on-line sign up your preference for committees.

• Arts & Crafts Preparation: Prepares materials for classroom projects and special events. Duties may include cutting paper, gluing, woodworking, sewing, etc. Materials are distributed prior to the session starting (generally at parent orientation,) and projects will need to be returned in the morning on the first day of class. Occasionally, projects may need attention during the session, and these will require overnight turnaround.

• Open House (Friday, June 28): Assists in the preparation and execution of Open House. Duties may include pick-up and distribution of obento dinners; set-up and take down of tables, chairs, creation of classroom work display boards; and miscellaneous tasks needed to put on the Open House presentation.

• Publications: Assist with school newsletter production by observing school activities and writing brief articles; take digital photographs of classes and activities; layout and photocopy. Putting together the photos for a slide show at the Open House.

• Fundraising: Support fundraising activities such as restaurant dinners. Limited to Nakayoshi Gakko Treasurers.

III. Maintenance: A family member works one maintenance day. Please indicate during the on-line sign up your preference for Maintenance day.

• Maintenance I: Open School (Saturday, June 15, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM) Clean classrooms, set up office supplies, restrooms, kitchen, gym, set-up tables and chairs.

• Maintenance II: Close School (Saturday, June 29, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM) Clean classrooms, restrooms, kitchen, gym, put away tables and chairs; pack up office supplies.

IV. MVBT Obon and Bazaar: Work shift to represent Nakayoshi Gakko in the Obon bingo booth on Saturday, July 20, 2024-Sunday, July 21, 2024. Sign-ups will be available by the end of the first week of Nakayoshi Gakko session.

All parents are required to attend the Parents’ Orientation Meeting on Monday, May 6, 2024, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. During this meeting, we will confirm family commitments, review school policies, etc. There will also be a brief committee meeting.