On Friday, September 30th, we will be visiting our “neighbors” to the south, Pa’ani Ranch! We will experience a petting zoo, hand-led pony rides, and a wagon ride, while also participating in community-building activities. The purpose of the huaka’i is to build pilina, with each other, as a grade level, as well as with members of our community.
The owners and trained guides are “stewards” of our ‘aina, taking care of 220 acres, while providing a variety of fun activities in nature for both locals and visitors to enjoy. We hope there will be nice weather to enjoy the beautiful views and the outdoor environment! For more information, click on the link in the side bar labeled “Pa’ani Ranch.”
Students should wear jeans, a t-shirt, covered shoes, and bring a rain jacket. Students will be provided a lunch and water. We plan to leave by 8:15am and return to school by 12:45pm. We can’t wait! Come back soon to see how it went! We’ll keep you posted!
Monday, October 3 – Friday, October 7 – No School – Fall Break
Monday, October 10 – No School – Faculty In Service Day
Friday, October 14 – Hele La O Kaiona – Breast Cancer Awareness “Celebration of Life” – donate a $1 – wear pink (see flyer for guidelines & more details)
Monday, October 17 – Ekalesia – wear whites
Tuesday, October 18 – Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Thursday, October 20 – PTO General Membership Meeting – 5:30pm
Friday, October 21 – Aloha Wear Day
Wednesday, October 26 – Early Release Day – 1:30pm Dismissal
Monday, October 31 – Halloween Parade & Grade Level Activities
Second Graders were given the opportunity to be the first class to preview books at our Book Fair. Students were not only allowed to “Window Shop,” but were also able to select a free book courtesy of our generous and wonderful PTO ‘Ohana. Students were so excited about their gifts and could not wait to dive into their new books.
Thank you so much Auntie Pohai and our PTO ‘Ohana for a great morning at the Book Fair!!!
“Books are Treasures Waiting to be Discovered”
The more you read, the more you know.
The more you know, the smarter you grow.
The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice,
When speaking your mind, or making your choice
As a “Morning Meeting” activity for students to genuinely get to know each other on a deep level and build community, students were given the assignment to write their hopes and dreams for second grade. Here are a few responses:
I’m looking forward to…
-everyone getting along and being nice to each other
-making new friends
-everyone working together
-a good school year and everyone listening to all their teachers and
trying their best
-being a good role model for the kindergarteners
-learning new things and reading chapter books
-doing better in math
-making good choices
-a great school year as one happy “Ohana
Congratulations Denby Nagata and Sean Serville for consistently demonstrating our first trimester Hawaiian value of “Ho’okipa” which is to show hospitality in greeting others, making others feel welcomed and included. We are blessed to have you in our ‘Ohana. Have a great luncheon on September 8. We are very proud of you.