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Introducing Online Abacus classes at JAMS!

2020-04-14T09:33:10-07:00

Others may be living in fear and not doing much during the coronavirus pandemic, but that’s not JAMS.  We are working hard to make sure the learning does not stop! Now is not the time to stop classes. Now is the time to keep your child engaged in academics and Abacus, and help

Introducing Online Abacus classes at JAMS!2020-04-14T09:33:10-07:00

SADNESS, KINDNESS, AND PEACE AFTER DIVORCE – SENSEI’S JOURNEY

2020-03-11T06:54:12-07:00

I divorced in June 2006. I never thought I would be the one to have this experience. But I did, and I became the single mother of three young children -- a fifth-grader, a second-grader, and a kindergartner at the time. When I decided to divorce and became separated in September 2005, the

SADNESS, KINDNESS, AND PEACE AFTER DIVORCE – SENSEI’S JOURNEY2020-03-11T06:54:12-07:00

HELP YOUR CHILD UNDERSTAND HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY

2020-03-11T06:50:40-07:00

It breaks my heart to know that 2,500 students in the Beaverton School District are homeless. I’m so pleased that our school district partners with Family Promise to help end family homelessness. Most of the students at JAMS have more than they need, but they are likely to know that some peers are

HELP YOUR CHILD UNDERSTAND HOMELESSNESS AND POVERTY2020-03-11T06:50:40-07:00

READING HAS BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES

2020-03-11T06:39:56-07:00

The Beaverton School District, like school districts nationwide, began March by celebrating Read Across America. It made me remember how much I loved reading as a child, and it made me wonder if children are still reading books these days.I am old enough to remember a time without screens. Side note: Don’t get me

READING HAS BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES2020-03-11T06:39:56-07:00

Teach Your Kids to Take Responsibility for Their Actions

2020-02-14T08:22:45-07:00

12 TIPS FOR RAISING RESPONSIBLE CHILDREN -- NO. 5 IS BIG! Kristen Welch’s blog post may be five years old, but her words remain indelibly written on the brains of moms and dads who turned to her website out of desperation because their youngsters were refusing to take responsibility for anything that came

Teach Your Kids to Take Responsibility for Their Actions2020-02-14T08:22:45-07:00

Sensei’s Story

2020-02-05T05:44:08-07:00

JAMS MILESTONE: 20 YEARS AND COUNTING! I clearly remember my first Abacus class 20 years ago. It was in the living room of my old house. I had just two students, one Japanese and one American/Japanese, who are now 27 years old. Now, two decades later, I am looking back on my past

Sensei’s Story2020-02-05T05:44:08-07:00

SNOW DAYS … MAYBE THEY AREN’T SO BAD

2020-01-30T05:52:11-07:00

It's that time of year again! That's right, winter is here and for most of us, that means cold weather and, of course, snow. And what does snow bring? School closings and snow days! Make the most out of your day at home with your child. If you are worried about your children's

SNOW DAYS … MAYBE THEY AREN’T SO BAD2020-01-30T05:52:11-07:00

SCREEN TIME CAN DAMAGE YOUNG BRAINS

2019-12-04T07:46:57-07:00

Yes, you read that right. Screen time can damage your child’s developing brain. It’s no secret that, over the years, there has been increased use of television, mobile phones, and other electronic gadgets with adults and children. What you may not know is a new study now confirms that screen time inhibits brain

SCREEN TIME CAN DAMAGE YOUNG BRAINS2019-12-04T07:46:57-07:00

HOLIDAYS ARE FOR FUN. BUT LEARNING SHOULDN’T END!

2019-12-04T07:36:57-07:00

It’s that time of the year again! The holidays are upon us. What does this mean? Christmas presents, family time, and the much-awaited winter vacation! It’s time to take a break from the usual school routine. However, if you have children, learning does not take a break. Classes might be over, but there

HOLIDAYS ARE FOR FUN. BUT LEARNING SHOULDN’T END!2019-12-04T07:36:57-07:00

HOW TO AVOID ILLNESS DURING HOLIDAY TRAVEL

2019-12-04T07:36:51-07:00

If the holiday break means vacation time, it also means flu season. While winter is the perfect time to sip some hot cocoa and read a good book, it’s also is the season to get sick with a common cold. Of course you want to avoid all these nasty germs! After all, you

HOW TO AVOID ILLNESS DURING HOLIDAY TRAVEL2019-12-04T07:36:51-07:00
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