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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 ELL Parent Bulletin December 2018

Hi Parents!

I hope you are enjoying the cooler weather this December. We have one more week of school before Winter Break and are looking forward to our Rainbow Fun Day and Book Swap on Thurs., Dec. 20th.


WIDA ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Test - January 15 - February 26, 2019

- Beginning on Jan. 8, 2019, we will be preparing your child to take the WIDA ACCESS for ELLs test. - Students in grades 1- 6 will take the test online, and kindergarteners will take the paper/pencil tests.

- All ELL students will take the ACCESS test beginning January 15, 2019.
- This annual assessment measures English language proficiency in Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

You can help your child get ready for the test by viewing the Test Demo, Sample Items, and Practice Test online at:



A Chrome browser must be used to access and view Sample Items and Test Practice Items.

  • Test Demo - Videos explain how students will take the online test and how to interact with the test platform.

  • Sample Items – Explain what to expect in each section of the test. Click on the words "View Sample Items" below the box.

  • Test Practice - Allows students to experience taking the online assessment and use the available features that will be available during the actual assessment. Click on the words "View Sample Items" below the box.

  • More information about the ACCESS test is available at https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/access


Winter Break Reading Challenge

I hope your child is enjoying the free book he/she received from our school earlier this
month! Please remember to use this book as part of the “
Winter Break Reading Challenge
found in the Kanoelani Chronicle. All students who turn in their Reading Challenge form will
receive an ice pop. Students who complete the entire Reading Challenge will be entered into
a drawing for books and a backpack!



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