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Culturally Diverse Population
Kanoelani students come from a diverse group of cultures.  All the cultures are as interesting and as special as our students.  We currently have 60 students in our ELL Program.  Our ELL population speaks ten different languages. They are: Ilocano, Tagalog, Spanish, Japanese, Samoan, Pampango, Arabic, Marshallese, Hawaiian, and Vietnamese. 



 Kanoelani Elementary EL (English Learner)

Parent Bulletin – February 2019 

Hi Parents!

   We have been having some wonderfully cool weather lately!  I hope you are able to attend our parent meeting next month.  We will be talking about our exciting new Lokahi Lounge as well as our monthly Parent Gatherings beginning next school year!  I am looking forward to hearing your feedback as we move forward with these new endeavors.


WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test Update

  •      Most of our EL children have completed all four test domains (Listening, Reading, Speaking, and Writing).
  •      Students in grades 1- 6 take the test online, and kindergarteners take the paper/pencil tests individually. 


EL Lokahi Lounge  (Transition Center)

We are thrilled to be able to transform our EL room into a Lokahi Lounge, made possible by a $20,000 grant from the Mark Takai Transition Center Network!  Once completed, it will be a gathering place for you and your children to work and connect with other EL families! Our goal is to create a welcoming, comfortable environment for you and your children to:                                       

  • receive support and assistance transitioning (to Hawaii and/or Kanoelani)
  • meet and get to know other EL families
  • utilize our resources such as laptops and books
  • work on homework together                                           

Monthly Parent Gatherings

Beginning next school year, we will be having Monthly Parent Gatherings.  A different topic/activity will be presented each month.  We will share information about our EL program, learn about our different cultures, answer any questions you have, and have fun getting to know each other.  I am hoping some of you would like to share something special about your culture at our Monthly Gatherings.



EL Parent Hour – Thursday, March 7, 2019

I hope you can join us for our EL Parent Hour on March 7th from 8:15-9:15am in the

EL Room (A-Workroom).  We will be talking about our Lokahi Lounge (Transition Center)

and our Monthly Parent Gatherings.  Please click on the flyer on the right side menu bar for more information. 



Another great website to learn English

Here is an excellent website for you and child to learn how to read, write, speaking, and understand English! Many activities are in a game format, making learning fun!  Here is the link:  https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org



All ELL students have a Raz-Kids online reading account.  Account passwords for your child's account were sent home with your child at the beginning of the school year.  Your child has access to so many interesting books at their reading level!  Have your children listen to the books, record themselves reading their books, then take a quiz to check for comprehension.  If your children forgot their password, please let me know and I can give it to them. 

Kanoelani ELL Dept.
Located in A Workroom
ELL Coordinator:
Elsa Ichiki
ELL Staff:
Angie Cabato
Susan Connelley
Sandi Reyes
Dori Saito