Friday, May 22, 2015

General Announcements: May 24-27

Bus Schedule Through End of School

Elementary students last day for school bus transportation will be on the morning of Friday, June 5, at the regular times.  There will be no PM bus transportation for elementary students on Friday, June 5. Elementary students must be picked up by parents from the Beach Blast Off event or make other arrangements. 
For High School and Middle School students, the afternoon school bus will leave Island School on Friday, June 5, at 2:10 p.m. The following week, Monday, June 8, Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10, students will be picked up in the morning at special (later) times while the afternoon school bus will leave school at 2:10 p.m on two days; except for Wednesday, June 10th, when the bus will leave at regular time of 3:10 p.m. Notices will be handed out to bus riders citing the special times the morning bus will leave from each stop on June 8, 9, and 10.  Arrival at school on those days will be 8:30 a.m
The late van service will end on Thursday, June 4.  Late van/bus service will no longer be provided after June 4th.  If you have any questions please call the Office.  Mahalo. 

Bob's Retirement Dinner Was Deeply Appreciated

photos on our Shutterfly site: (password=islandschool)

From Bob: 
Aloha kakou -- Thanks for an incredible evening. After each of these events I wonder, "How do we top this??" and, "What does one say now??" Leinani and I were overwhelmed. Though we were the focal point, we saw the event as a celebration of the entire Island School ohana.

For us the evening ended the way it should, with members of the faculty and staff joined together in a boisterous dance, front and center then down the aisle, arms gyrating, feet stomping, and countenances beaming to the lively beat of the music. How this was organized is a wonder in itself, a demonstration of an amazing, vibrant, lively and limber group (such movements!) that services so well our students and their families. 
The event was heart warming for Leinani and me, our moment of fame in a beautifully decorated gym, with lei aplenty, catered food and libations, beautifully danced hula and song, speeches and gifts galore, and roasts with some truths. I thought for a moment, "This is your life!" . . .  or at least a version of it, from joyous musical experiences during those early years at Kamehameha to classroom teaching and administration, ending with 18 marvelous years at Island School. It has been a varied and most interesting career.
I was quite pleased with last evening's representation: members of the Board of Directors; administrators, faculty, and staff; representatives of Island School's Alumni Association; officers of the Parent Association; three student performers; two members of the County Council; friends from the larger community, including five dear colleagues from Kamehameha. This is a credit to all of us working together in ways that provide useful services and build reputations. Island School is well established, the result of our coordinated efforts. I am given credit for much of what we have accomplished, and I take this recognition gratefully knowing that it represents you and what you have done much more than anything I have contributed.
I am deeply appreciative to the Board of Directors for its unwavering support over the years and for sponsoring "Bob's and Leinani's Night." Special mahalos to all who participated. This was an evening to remember.

Nice Tribute to Bob in TGI

If you missed this in TGI, check it out. A fitting tribute!

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T-Shirt Exchange Tuesday-Friday

The Parent Association is asking for gently used Island School t-shirts to be donated for their T-shirt Exchange next week, from Tuesday, May 26 - Friday May 29. The exchange will take place on the back lanai of the Administration Building from 2:15 - 3:15.

Please drop of your gently used I.S. shirts to the Front Office - any size, any color. Seniors - this is a great opportunity to recycle your Island School shirts!