If you haven't heard the buzz around town, we wanted to give you a heads up and some information about our exciting "Academies" that your child is participating in this week.
Academies is loosely modeled after Pearl City High School's structure and format. It allows students to think through their interests and make choices about their learning. Our commitment is to foster student voice and choice through EXPLORATION. This is the first step in students identifying potential careers.
Our entire staff developed new "classes" for kids to select based on interest and abilities. Both students and adults enjoy this opportunity to learn something unique and new. Please be sure to ask your child this week about week about the activity and learning he or she is exploring in their academy class.
Class choices are a mixture of teacher generated classes and classes offered by outside community members. Special thanks to our community members who volunteered their time and expertise! Thank you to the following: Japanese International Karate Center, UH West Oahu, Island Tumblers, and Therapy Dogs Inc.
Check out our Instagram account for video and photos of some of the cool activities the students have been exploring all week.
If you are interested in helping (one day visitor) or even offering an academy class, please contact the school in January!
To continue to promote the Choose Love theme of Gratitude, our students took home a Gratitude Family Connection worksheet to do with their families over the winter break. Please take the time to reflect on people, acts, and things you and your family are grateful for and complete the worksheet as you have that discussion. Students that submit the Gratitude Family Connection worksheet will receive a Gratitude bracelet in January.
Stop by the Waipio Shopping Center on Saturday, December 14 from 10:30-12pm for holiday caroling by our Kanoelani Elementary students. The shopping center is also holding our second Holiday Gift Bag Program. Purchase one-of-a-kind gift bags, artwork created by Kanoelani Elementary students. For every dollar raised through the gift bag sales, the center will match up to $1,000 to the school.
The Blood Bank of Hawaii Bloodmobile will be at Kanoelani Elementary School on Saturday, December 28 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Please stop by and donate if you are able to. Remember that your donation could help save three lives. See the attached flyer for more information.