Friday, February 7, 2014

February Update

A group shot of our families
Happy February to all of you! Our Korean New Year Party was a great event as usual. Many thanks to the Korean Presbyterian Church for preparing our wonderful meal. We would also like to thank the Hanji Crew for travelling down to share their art with us. They did a great job leading the craft for the kids as well. Thank you to the Madison Tae Kwon Do school as well for their presentation at the event. And a big thank you to all of those who volunteered to help out with the event. Volunteers make it all possible. We look forward to next year’s event!          

Upcoming FTKA Events

**REMINDER ANNUAL DUES ARE NOW DUE** If you have not already done so, please send in your FTKA dues asap. The form link is below. Our dues are what allow us to provide such wonderful events for our families to enjoy. Keep in mind that for certain events we sometimes do need to charge an additional fee. Those fees are usually to help cover the costs associated with bringing in special guests or performances from out of state. These funds help to offset their travel expenses. You can access this year’s form online. Click on below link to access this form.  

ICE SKATING WITH DAN BLISS: FEBRUARY 8, 2014 It is winter in Wisconsin. Are you looking for some fun with the kids? Come on out and hit the ice with Dan Bliss. We hope to see you there. When: Saturday, February 8, 2014 Time: 1:45pm – 3:00pm Where: : UW Shell Rec Center, 1430 Monroe St Cost: $5.00 + $2.00 skate rental  

MNO – Mom’s Night Out Mom's Night Out! For the next MNO, we're going back to All You Can Eat Sushi! Restaurant Muramoto is bringing back All You Can East Sushi in late February. They're still finalizing the menu, but it will feature great rolls and hot dishes. The cost has gone up the $30 per person, but is still a deal. If you would like to go, please plan on 2/24/14 at 6:30 pm. RSVP to Suzanne at by 2/21/14 (Reservations are a must to get in). To learn more about Restaurant Muramoto go to: Hope to see you there! Also, if you missed FTKA's Kim Bap making class but still want to learn Sushi basics. Jessica Hill - Knudson reported that the Flambe Gourmet is having a Sushi making class on February 22nd. While they may not cover Kim Bap specifically, they will cover rice preparation and rolling. For more information go to:

*** KOREAN LANGUAGE SCHOOL OF MADISON SPRING SEMESTER******* Dear Parents Happy New Year! 새해 복 많이 받으세요! Korean School in Madison for Spring Semester classes will begin on February 1, 2014 and end on May 3, 2014. There will be 9 classes (all age from 3+ ~adults) having fully experienced teachers with teaching certificate in Korea and U.S.A. A special event will be held this semester on May 3rd to celebrate Korea’s National Children’s Day. Please spread the words to people around you who are interested in learning Korean and Korean culture. Also if parents who had applied for previous 2013 fall semester wish to apply again for 2014 spring semester, please let me know in advance by replying to this email. It would help me to organize and assign students to the right classes better. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact Seok Hyun Min ( or Sesil Kim (608-347-4605). Thank you. 1. Date: February 1, 2014 ~ May 3, 2014 (12 weeks total, no classes for 2 weeks on March for Spring Break) 2. Classes: a) Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 b) Saturday 10:30 – 12:30 (preschool, elementary, adult) 3. Eligibility: 3 years old and up (born after September 2010) ~ Adult 4. Tuition: $110/ semester *Make checks payable to KLSM *additional costs may be added for student textbook 5. Registration Date: February 1, 2014 (10am-11am) 6. Location: 6906 Colony Dr., Madison, WI 53717 Tel: 608-829-0067  

KOREAN CULTURE DAY: APRIL 5, 2014 Korean Culture Day is being planned for Saturday, April 5, 2014. There will be more details to follow soon. Save the date. We hope to see you all there!  

FTKA CAMPING TRIP: We are in the process of planning our 4th annual fall family camping trip with FTKA. The past three years have been a lot of fun. This year’s trip will be to Kegonsa State Park. If you are interested in joining us contact John Hausbeck at the below email address.