Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School

Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School educates students in kindergarten through second grade in the Goshen Central School District, which covers the village and most of the town of Goshen in Orange County, New York, United States. It is located on Scotchtown Avenue in the northwest corner of the village, next to the district's bus garage and in front of Goshen Central High School. In 2000, a 28,000-square foot addition was built on to the original 1956 building at a cost of $5.4 million. It added four new kindergarten classrooms, extended both wings of the building and converted its existing library into a cafeteria, among other changes; some of the existing space was leased by the district to Orange-Ulster BOCES for its STRIVE program for autistic children. School webpage

Kariyushi shirt

The Kariyushi shirt is a style of dress shirt originating in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Similar to aloha shirts, these shirts are worn in summer; the shirts are printed short-sleeved, collared. Kariyushi shirts may be worn as casual, informal wear, or as dresswear. First introduced in 1970 to promote tourism to Okinawa Prefecture, the style gained popularity in 2000 when head of states wore them during the 26th G8 summit, held in Okinawa; these shirts are promoted as part of the Cool Biz campaign by the Government of Japan. In 1970, the Okinawa Tourism Association started selling aloha-like shirts under the name of Okinawa shirts in order to promote tourism to Okinawa Prefecture; the initial campaign was unsuccessful. These leftovers were worn by hotel association members; the popularity of the shirts spread during the time of the second oil crisis. At first, the shirts were limited to variations using motifs of traditional arts such as bingata or Yaeyami minsa. Many individuals related to the tourist trade such as hotel staff and tour guides began to wear them.

The Mensōre Okinawa Kenmin Undō Suishin Kyōgikai, a newly-formed coalition of Okinawan tourism organizations, decided to produce shirts featuring Okinawaness and named them kariyushi shirts in 1990. Kariyushi means "harmony" or "happiness" in Okinawan. In 1997, the Okinawa Hotel Ryokan Association started promoting another type of aloha-like shirts named tropical wear as well as tropical Friday; this resulted in their widespread use in places such as government offices. Year 2000 was a turning point for Kariyushi shirts; the name of the shirts was standardized as kariyushi shirts. In 2000 each head of state wore one during the 26th G8 summit held in Okinawa. During this time, variations in the shirt design appeared and the shirts became popular for use among government employees, bank workers and people in the general business sector. According to the Okinawa Apparel Sewing Industrial Association, over 310,000 shirts were sold in 2004. Okinawa holds a textile contest once every year, allowing contestants to design a kariyushi shirt.

In 2005, when the "Summer casual dress" idea was introduced for the Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Economy and Industry, Yuriko Koike, the environment minister took on the responsibility of minister for Okinawa and promoted the kariyushi shirt as part of the Cool Biz campaign. From June 1, the beginning of the promotion period, many of the staff who worked at the Okinawa Development and Promotion Bureau wore the shirts as well as the Prime Minister of Japan at that time, Junichiro Koizumi. Koizumi had worn the Kariyushi shirt at the Japan Pacific Islands Summit in 2003, held in Okinawa; the NHK Okinawa bureau asked all news reporters on the weekday evening local news program Haisai! Terebi Sukasu to wear the kariyushi shirt from June to October 2006; the show started in April 2006. NHK recognized. On the TBS network, the main newscaster, Tetsuya Chikushi, wore a kariyushi shirt in the summer of 2004 and 2005 on his news show "Tetsuya Chikushi NEWS23". In June 2009, all members of the Japanese government who attended the cabinet meeting wore a shirt as part of the Cool Biz campaign.

The Liberal Democratic Party wore the shirts, but Hiroyuki Hosoda wore his shirt tucked into his pants, said to have annoyed Yuriko Koike throughout the entire meeting. The kariyushi shirt is worn outside of the pants, never tucked into the pants. Kariyushi shirts manufactured in Okinawa for local Okinawan residents are adorned with characteristic Okinawan designs found in traditional Okinawan arts, shisā temple guardian designs, simple floral patterns in muted colors, they are used to promote tourism in Okinawa, have been established in replacing the standard white shirt and tie for Okinawan office workers during the summer. In 2005, the Cool Biz campaign prompted members of the Okinawan cabinet in central government, to wear the shirt during work hours. Kariyushi shirts were created based on the Aloha shirt designed with short sleeves and an open collar, they have buttons, sometimes as a complete button-down shirt, sometimes just down to the chest. Kariyushi shirts have a left chest pocket sewn in with attention to ensure the printed pattern remains continuous.

The shirts are cut short so. Patterns on the shirt use motifs from scenery characteristic to Okinawa such as bitter melons, hirami lemons, Okinawan dragon boats; the price of the shirts can vary from a few thousand yen for cheaper versions to several tens of thousands of yen for high-grade shirts made from musa basjoo "Japanese fiber banana", similar to Hawaiian tapa cloth. Many variations of the shirt debuted from 2000. Shirts with longer sleeves were designed for women who were concerned with sunburn, formal designs made from black fabrics for ceremonial events were sold. Wearing kariyushi shirts is promoted during the period of April to November. During this period, a large percentage of local government personnel wear the kariyushi shirt. In September 1999, the Okinawa parliamentary body gave permission for members to wear the shirt inside the parliamentary chambers. Many of these members wear the shirt and progress is being made for the local assembly to wear the shirts. Post office workers and Japan Transocean Air have their own characteristic shirt which they wear in the summer as part of their uniform.

Members at branch offices belonging to Okinawan companies located outside of Okinawa wear the shirt on "casual