Principal's Message

by Alex Ramsvig, HS Dean of Academics

I hope that everyone had a restful, enjoyable and family filled Thanksgiving Break. Coming back on Monday we have three full weeks of classes before exams and then Winter Break. Where does the time go?

 

I sent out the exam schedule for the HS to parents and students earlier this week. Students should consult with their teachers for specific details about each examination.

 

Final stages of planning for I-Term are well underway with last minute details being determined. As with any new program we are working hard to ensure that the experience is both seamless and meaningful for all involved, but will also be ready to be flexible when challenges arise. Thank you again to Christina Hoe and all of our I-Term leaders who have been working tirelessly on this big undertaking.

 

Finally, I want to sincerely thank all of the parents, students, faculty, and staff who came out to voice their opinion on our HS Principal search. I am so delighted to have been selected as the final candidate and cannot wait to get back to work and try and live up to this responsibility.

 

Have a wonderful weekend.

 

As the Fleur Turns

The coconut wireless reports that Vicki McNeill was seen on campus this week looking happy and relaxed.

 

TRUE! Vicki plans on returning next week and we are all looking forward to having her on campus again.

 

Gianna Named ILH Runner of the Year

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Congratulations to Gianna Sbarbaro '19! Gianna was named ILH Runner of the Year.  

 

December Lunch Orders

Click here to check out December's menu and order lunch for your child!

 

Save the Date: 12/12 Winter Concert

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On Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00pm, the High School and Middle School band and chorus students will be presenting a Winter Concert in the LJA Gym. This concert is a culmination of all of the music that the students have been learning in their classes and ensembles and it promises to be a wonderful showcase of student talent. Please save the date and join us in celebrating the holiday season.

 

For students participating in the performance the required attire for this evening is as follows:

 

Boys: White long sleeved dress shirt with black slacks, black socks, and black dress shoes.  

 

Girls: Knee length black dress or white blouse or shirt, with black skirt or slacks, and black dress shoes.

 

An email will be sent to the parents of band and chorus students in the coming week with food options for performers who will be staying at school until the concert. This option is also available to parents and families.

 

Your child is an important part of this program and we would love to see you there!

 

If you have any questions please contact:

 

Band Director kent.sato@lejardinacademy.org

 

or

                                                                          

Choral Director louise.vinsonhaler@lejardinacademy.org

 

Link to Winter Concert 2017

 

Jingle Rock Run

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Last year our LJA families were the largest group to participate in Jingle Rock Run, which supports Make-A-Wish foundation. This year, thanks to support from Make-A-Wish, we are aiming to continue our reign! Please follow this link to join us run/walk a 5km in beautiful downtown on Sunday, December 16th. You will be able to pick up your race packet here at LJA and the registration fees are WAIVED for LJA families; however, we do encourage all to make a donation to Make-A-Wish. THIS REGISTRATION IS DUE NOVEMBER 30th.

 

Please fill out this form multiple times for multiple family members:

 

Thank you Melissa Everest for helping us secure this every year!

 

 

Seeking Elf Volunteers

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Project Grad is looking for volunteers for the December 1st Tree and Greenery Pick Up Day. Feel free to dress the part! Sign up here.

 

LJA Holiday Craft Fair

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Parents and Students of the Class of 2019 - we need your help!

 

Please join us in this effort to fund raise for a safe, drug-free, alcohol-free celebration. It is a Senior Class tradition to run the Food Booth at the Winter Wonderland as their fundraising event for their Project Grad.  Parent and graduating seniors take ownership of this event with donations of food, supplies and staffing, all to benefit their Project Grad program following the ceremony on graduation night.

 

Sign up here!

 

Toys for Tots

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Help brighten the holiday season for a child in need by donating a new and unwrapped toy for all ages (birth to 18) at any of our drop-off areas: Main Office, High School (Room 402), and Junior School. Collection dates are now until December 6th. All donations stay on Oahu.

 

Last year we filled NINE boxes. We are going for TEN! 

 

For questions, please contact Ann Medeiros at (808) 382-6271.

 

Announcements & Reminders

Jamba Juice Sales - December 7 & 21

Jamba Juice smoothies will be available every first and third Fridays of the month. The first Friday will be during Middle and High School Lunch. $5.00 per juice. All proceeds benefit the Class of 2019 Project Grad.

 

HS Coffee with Principal - November 29

The HS Coffee with the Principal will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 6pm-7pm in the Wang Auditorium. The topic will be "Strategies to meaningfully support your child."

 

CPK Day - December 12

Please stop by the California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Kailua Town location on December 12th and 20% of the check will be donated to LJA's PFA.

 

Winter Concert - December 12

On Wednesday, December 12th at 6:00pm, the High School and Middle School band and chorus students will be presenting a Winter Concert in the LJA Gym. This concert is a culmination of all of the music that the students have been learning in their classes and ensembles and it promises to be a wonderful showcase of student talent. Please save the date and join us in celebrating the holiday season.

 

Holiday Craft and Gift Fair - December 15

Our annual Holiday Craft and Gift Fair will be held on December 15th from 10am-2pm. There will be over 70 craft and gift vendors! All items purchased at the food booths will go towards the Class of 2019 Project Grad! If you are interested in being a vendor, download an application here. If you have any

questions, please contact Jennifer Souza at jennifer.souza@lejardinacademy.org.

 

HS Exams Week / DP Mock Exams Week - December 17-21

The HS Exams Week and DP Mock Exams Week will run from Monday, December 17th to Friday, December 21st. Students are ONLY required to be on campus during their designated exam period(s) unless this permission form is returned by Friday, December 14th to Tammy Thomas (Office 2, second floor of the HS Building). Click here for the exam schedule.

 

Winter Break - December 24-January 4

Enjoy the holidays and time with your family and friends during our Winter Break! Students will return to school on Tuesday, January 8th.

 

PDD #3 - January 7

Professional Development Day #3 for faculty and staff on Monday, January 7th. 

 

I-Term - January 8-11

The High School will be piloting its first I-Term from January 8-11.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 21

Campus will be closed.

 

Grade 10 Parent and Student DP Night - January 29

More information coming soon!

 

HS ADMIN TEAM

Attendance Hotline

261-0707 x7004

Vicki McNeill

HS Principal

261-0707 x1020 

Office #1 on the second floor of the HS Building

Lizbeth Smith

MS/HS Registrar

261-0707 x3070

Office #5/6 on the second floor of the Gym

Alex Ramsvig

HS Dean of Academics & DP Coordinator

261-0707 x2325

Room 407A on the second floor of the HS Building

Krista Quint

MS Dean of Academics & MYP Coordinator

261-0707 x2050

Room 310 in the MS Building

Leah Magana

Director of Learning

261-0707 x1070

Office in the Main Admin Building

Christina Hoe

Experiential Education Coordinator

261-0707 x2110

Loft office in the Gym

Scott Liedtke

Director of College Counseling

261-0707 x2220

Room 407A on the second floor of the HS Building

Tammy Thomas

HS Admin Assistant

261-0707 x1120

Office 2 on the second floor of the HS Building

HS CALENDAR

November - 2018
11/29/2018
 
 
December - 2018
12/12/2018
 
All day
 
12/13/2018
 
 
12/15/2018
 
Loop
 
12/17/2018
 
 
12/18/2018
 
 
12/19/2018
 
 
12/20/2018
 
 
 
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