Saturday, December 13, 2014
Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
♥ ♥ ♥ the Obert family for their donation to the LRC.
♥ ♥ ♥ the following 5th grade parents for washing costumes from "Sleepy Hollow:" Debra DeBusca, Katherine Apao, Donna Bowling and Kate Cline.
♥ ♥ ♥ Catherine Barale for hosting a lovely staff/faculty holiday party last weekend.
♥ ♥ ♥ David Harris '15, for donating props for the high school play, The Imaginary Invalid.
♥ ♥ ♥ Kori King for donating a Christmas tree to the 1st grade classroom & to Kori and Carrie Mackey for decorating it.
♥ ♥ ♥ Bill & Cathy Cowern, Bernadette Kaeo, Sabra Kauka, Cristy Peeren, Edwin & Cynthia Sorenson and Emily Thomas, Karen & Kenny Agudong, Anonymous, Adam Beetles and Sierra Hampton-Eng for contributions to Annual Giving.
♥ ♥ ♥ Lon & Lianne Malapit for a gift to the Island School Chorus.
♥ ♥ ♥ Mel & Pauline Ventura for a donation to Tuition Aid.
♥ ♥ ♥ Natasha Arruda, Catherine Barale, Adam Beetles, Donna Bowling, Aaron Brown, Mary Castelanelli, Joe Corbo, Daryl Edwards, Nathaniel Evslin, Joyce Flagg, Pat Gegen Liz Hubbard, Jeff Kozak, John Macko, Susie Massaro, Gaye Miller, Deatri Nakea, Penny Nichols, Carol Peacock-Williams, Janet Powell, David Reynolds, Valerie Rivera, Lulu Schilleci, Joan Shaw, Traci Sullivan, Bill Suttell, Sam Suttell, Lorraine Tamanaha, Cindy Wortmann for their assistance with preparations and work for the chorus concert.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Island School Holiday Service Program“Holiday Hanai Family” Program for Grades 6-12, 2014
As a holiday giving project, students in grades 6-12 are being given a great opportunity to help families who are less fortunate. They are invited to collaborate with Child & Family Service Kaua‘i and the Queen Liliu‘okalani Childrenʻs Center to provide seven different families with gifts based on a family profile. Those who wish to participate are asked to find gifts for their "hanai family" and bring them into their homeroom or class adviser for distribution.
During homeroom and class meetings, students will brainstorm the kinds of gifts that fit their family’s needs. Parents are encouraged to find ways for their student to earn money at home that can then be contributed toward gifts and gift cards.
Students have received brief descriptions of their hanai families and their wish lists. They are encouraged to share these at home and decide if they wish to participate in this effort.
Gifts should be unwrapped and brought in to their homeroom classes or the student activities office beginning on Monday, December 15th. The deadline for gifts is the last day before break Friday, December 19th.
Students are encouraged to attend the gift giving event at Waimea Theatre at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13. Interact Club adviser Dave Reynolds reports that it is well worth the effort to get up early for this event. "Rarely are we given the opportunity to see the results of our service first hand," said Reynolds.
|Genevieve Foster ʻ15, Lauren Oelke ʻ16, Ally Pascual ʻ15|
|Sterling Bird ʻ16, Jade Murphy ʻ16, Alaya Mallas ʻ17|
|Ashley Sylvestre ʻ16, Alex Obert ʻ16, Coleman Jonas ʻ16, Amanda Nguyen ʻ16, Zeb Wichert ʻ16, Cole Murphy ʻ16, (exchange student from Kaua‘i High}, Julia Randolph-Flagg ʻ17, Gabri LaFratta ʻ17|
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Click on this link to a CNN article/video to learn some less well-known acronyms that teens are using to engage in some pretty dangerous activities.
Acronyms Every Parent Should Know
STUDENT-LED PARENT CONFERENCES: Parents should sign up for these conferences outside their childʻs classroom door. They begin on Thursday, Dec. 11, which is a half-day, and continue through Friday, Dec. 12. There are no classes for elementary on Friday, Dec. 12. Contact your childʻs teacher if you have any questions.
SECRET SANTA: Children will draw names this week and choose their Secret Santa buddy. Each child will become that childʻs Secret Santa and purchase a gift (for about $5) for that person. Teachers will send the recipientʻs name home with each child. Secret Santas are SECRET, so please wrap the gift, write the recipientʻs name and grade on the tag, but do not sign it. Gifts are due on Tuesday, Dec. 16th. Contact your childʻs teacher for more information.
HOLIDAY PARTIES: On Friday, Dec. 19, classroom parties will be held right after lunch from 12:55-1:55. Santa will make his rounds and distribute Secret Santa gifts in each classroom. Immediately after, there will be an all-school pep rally from 2:00-2:30, . Homeroom parents will be contacting you for more information. Parents are welcome to attend.
Plus - grade-by-grade highlights of the week are posted. You'll want to check this page regularly: