PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Welcome back LJA returning and new families! I am delighted to be serving my second term as president with the LJA Parent Faculty Association (PFA). My husband and I have a 7th grade daughter. We joined the LJA Ohana in 2015.

 

The PFA had an action-packed start to the school year with Bienvenue at the Main and Junior School Campuses including Meet the Teacher Brunch, Principal Coffees, and a Middle School Family night. Suzy Mitchell also coordinated several parents to help with DJ's all staff meeting on September 10. Thank you to all who have participated and helped to make these events so successful!

 

The PFA also held its first General Meeting of the year on September 5, with a nice turn out. The next General Meeting is on Wednesday, December 19 at 8:15 a.m. in the Wang – all LJA parents are invited to attend.

 

Last school year, the PFA initiated a new series of Parent Forums and we are pleased to announce that we are scheduling dates for the 2018-19 school year. The dates are tentatively November 8, January 17 and March 14. The evenings will include a mix of guest speakers and interactive discussions. Keep an eye out for more information in the LJA Weekly.

 

LJA offers a variety of additional parent learning and support opportunities that are coming up soon including the "How to Raise an Adult" bookclub,  and "Parents Turn to Learn" additional details can be found on the website!

 

I also encourage you to attend Principal coffees for your school divisions; they are great resources for learning more about your child's education experience and a fabulous way to connect with other LJA parents!

 

I look forward to seeing you around campus – or shoot me an email if you have any questions: pfa@lejardinacademy@org.

 

Mahalo,

Autumn Woods

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BIENVENUE

At Bienvenue we welcomed new families with breakfast, tours of the campus and school orientations.

 

New families also had the opportunity to learn about the various after school activities and get familiarized with the campus. What a great start to the new school year!

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STAFF APPRECIATION DAY: OCTOBER 5

On October 5, LJA Staff are meeting to plan for the school year. Let's show them our appreciation for all they do by throwing them a Fiesta Friday Lunch! Take a look at the SignUpGenius link and pick an item to bring. Please bring all items to the school by 10:00 am.

FUNDRAISE WHILE YOU SHOP ONLINE

If you shop on Amazon, you can effortlessly earn money for LJA . Since joining the program in August 2010, the Amazon Associates shopping program has earned more than $53,000 for LJA. There is no sign up involved and no special codes to enter. Just use this unique school shopping link to get to Amazon.com and then shop as you normally do. Each month Amazon pays us up to 10% of all purchases.

"HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT" BOOK CLUB: OCTOBER 2 & NOVEMBER 5

Are you trying to find a balance between giving your child independence, and giving support? You're not alone! Join us on October 2 and November 5 for the "How to Raise an Adult" Book Club from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. You don't have to read the whole book in order to participate. Part 1 is really short! Click here for more information. It's okay if you haven't yet purchased your book by Tuesday. All are welcome!

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CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - OCTOBER 17

Held the second Wednesday of each month, California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Days are family restaurant days where LJA receives a percentage of purchases made by LJA families, faculty, and friends during the day/evening at California Pizza Kitchen in downtown Kailua. Last year we earned more than $2,000.

 

It's a festive and social way to support LJA, and you won't have to cook that night! Details for the next CPK Day will be posted on the PFA website.

PARENT'S TURN TO LEARN: OCTOBER 25 

Join us from 5:30-7:30 p.m.   Visit our Learning at LJA website to find learning events all year long!

Here's what's on tap this fall:

  • Parents' Turn to Learn - Oct. 25 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Menu released in October)

Find more information and more events like these at Learning at LJA.

For questions or suggestions of offerings: Please contact Leah Magana. 

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in getting involved and volunteering with the PFA?  Please contact us at pfa@lejardinacademy.org.

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2018-19 PFA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President: Autumn Woods

Treasurer: Morgan LaRue

Secretary: Mercedes Fagundes

VP New Families: Kaleo Ahina

VP Communications:

    Melissa Malahoff-Kamei

Junior School Division Representative:

    Kristy Scherman

Lower School Representative:

    Sarah Smyth

Middle School Representatives:

    Lara Wilcox and Jennifer Yu

High School Representatives:

    Katey Edwards and Blair Morrison

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