8th grade science students joined the kindergarten class for a science exploration last week. The 8th grade students helped the kindergarten class make their own bouncy balls and then performed experiments with them as a part of the PYP unit on play.


Reminders and Updates from the Principal


ManageBac has completed the uploading of your child's Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) test results. If you recall, these tests were taken earlier this semester to help determine your child's instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year. To find the results, please go to the REPORTS section of your child's MB account and the report should be the first PDF document listed. For a quick reference guide on how to read the report please click here.


When reviewing the results keep in mind the following points:


MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests your child took on a computer. This means that the test became more difficult the more questions your child answered correctly. When your child incorrectly answered a question, the test became easier. Therefore, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level.

Please also note the tests your child took was the Reading and Math 6+ Common Core tests which is different from the one he/she took in Lower School as well as the same we administer to students in grades 6-10.

In addition please note your child's MAP results are reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child's score compared to others in his or her grade.  Instead, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning. This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child's learning.

Please contact Mrs. McDonald in the MS Office if you have any questions regarding how to locate the report or need a separate copy of the report emailed to you.


Lastly it is important to remember that we use this data as a way to capture yet another perspective on your child's learning; these results are used strictly only to help inform teachers.  If you have questions, please contact me or Mrs. Krog, the Learning Support Coordinator for MS.  For additional information on resources from NWEA for parents please use this link




Aloha LJA Families,


This week I'd like to highlight the exciting interdisciplinary learning that's happening in the 7th grade across drama and visual arts. Students' ultimate goal is to create a puppet show aimed at a lower school audience around the themes of our school's 4 School-Wide Agreements. They start by developing characters, storylines, and stage directions in drama class. They then design and sew a puppet that impersonates that character in visual arts class. The students will perform their puppetry masterpieces for lower school students later this month. How cool is that?!!

Our School-Wide 4 Agreements:

  • Attentive Listening
  • Mutual Respect
  • Appreciations, No Put Downs
  • Right to Pass, Right to Participate



Project Grad 


Christmas tree pick up this Saturday, December 1 (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Trees and wreaths still available. Click HERE for more information.


Help make a meaningful contribution to the lasting memories of the class of 2019.




Weekly Dose of Book

By Grade 6 Andrew, Carter, & Liam


Our book this week is Flush by Carl Hiaasen. We recommend these books to you because one day when I was in English class I saw this book on the shelf and just wanted to try it. It turns out that I really liked it so I think you will too! This is a book about a kid that tries to protect the ocean by stopping pollution in Florida. This is a great book that I definitely think you should read. You will get hooked on this book.


Thank you for your time,

Andrew, Carter, and Liam


Chorus and Band Students Will Be Performing In Our Annual Winter Concert.
Please Save The Date!

HS/MS Winter Concert

December 12th


On Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m., 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. The following students will be performing:

SEA Chorus
SEA Band
MYP 2 & 3 Chorus
MYP 2 & 3 Band
MYP 1 Chorus - 1st & 2nd Quarter


For all 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.

A rehearsal schedule for the day of will be released as soon as the details are finalized. Your child is an important
part of this program so please reserve this evening.


Project Grad parents will be putting together a list of food options that can be purchased prior to the event for those
students who will remain at school on the day of the concert. Parents are also welcome to order food if you would like to eat with your child before the performance.

Should you have any questions please contact:
Band Director, Mr. Sato at
Choral Director, Ms. Louie at
Please save the date and come and join us in celebration of the Holiday season


Le Jardin Academy PFA Craft Fair


Saturday, December 15, 2018
l0:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Le Jardin Academy Lower School Campus
917 Kalanianaole Hwy


If you are interested in being a vendor at the fair

you can find out more information and fill out an application HERE


Coffee with the Principal


Friday, December 14th at 8:15 am (after the LS Friday Flag). 


Topics to be covered include: upcoming semester report cards, I-term information, and the MAP reports.


So Much Talent IS Back!

and presenting once again


After-School Performing Arts Experience

For students in grades 2 - 6

Mondays - 3:30 – 4:30pm

Chorus Room: B-1


Spring Session: January 14th – May 31st, 2019

Tuition:  $400– due in advance of the start of session


Ms. Louie Vinsonhaler: Playwright, musical director, choreographer

                     Mr. Walt Gaines: Playwright, director, acting coach


Come join the fun in this fast-paced exciting class where students develop singing, acting, and dancing techniques, as well as, their on-stage performance skills.  The experience culminates in a fully staged '80's inspired production of 'Cinderella' titled, "DUST-BUSTERS!"

In the Spring of 2019. Songs include: Take on Me, Ghost Busters, Footloose, 9-5, Purple Rain, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Uptown Girl, Another One Bites the Dust, and more!!


For more information call Ms. Louie at 799-9490

Click HERE to sign-up 




Lunch order for December can be placed HERE









Wednesday, December 12, Winter Concerts


Friday, December 14, Coffee with the Principal


Saturday, December 15, Craft Fair at LJA


December 24 - January 4, Winter Break


January 7 - PDD #3 No school for students


January 8 - Students return from Winter Break


January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No school






Attendance Hotline

261-0707 x7004


Lizbeth Smith

MS/HS Registrar

261-0707 x3070


Kim McDonald

MS Admin Assistant


Juniper Krog

Learning Support Coordinator 


Sean Landau

MS/HS Counselor


Jessica Osborne
MS/HS Counselor


Krista Quint

Dean of Academics, MYP Coordinator


Julie Do

Middle School Principal





Help brighten the holiday season for a child in need by donating a new and unwrapped toy at any of our drop-off areas: Main Office, High School, and Junior school. Collection dates are Nov. 7 - Dec. 6.


Together we can make a difference and also teach our children the value of compassion, empathy, and the gift of giving back. 


All donations stay on Oahu.


For questions, please contact Ann Medeiros at 382-2771.

Jamba Juice available every first and third Fridays of the month. The first Friday will be during Middle and High School Lunch. $5.00 per juice.


The dates are as follows: 

December 7 and 21


 Box Tops

We are collecting Box Tops for Education again this year (a purple label on various household items)


 Keep them coming.


The box is located near Mrs. McDonald's desk. in the MS office.

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