Japan Day


After watching a taiko performance, the MYP1 & MYP2 Japanese students participated in hands on activities at Japan Day.


They arranged ikebana, made calculations on the soroban(abacus), wrote calligraphy, did bon dance, folded origami, dressed in yukata, learned karate, and drank matcha at the tea ceremony.


Japan Day is organized twice a year by Japan-America Society of Hawaii for High School and Middle School students across the state.


日米協会にありがとうございました!(nichibei kyokai, ARIGATOU GOZAIMASHITA! )


Service as Action News


This week and next, Advisors and I will be checking in with grades 6-10 to be sure everyone is aware of how the SA program works and what they need to do in terms of planning and documentation. They will be reminded that by the end of the break, they should have two activities documented on managebac in their SA section. By the end of the year, they should have four. This will be reflected on reports and transcripts as part of meeting the IB/MYP requirements.


Upcoming SA opportunities:


1. Volunteer for the 12/8 Cleanup with Sustainable coastlines Hawaii:


2. The Waikīkī Aquarium will be collecting canned food donations for the Hawaiʻi Food Bank, Dec. 1–8, 2018. Please drop off your canned goods at the front desk during our hours of operation (9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). Top 5 most wanted: Canned proteins, canned meals, canned vegetables, canned fruit, and rice. If you have any questions please contact our volunteer center at


3. Count Whales! The Sanctuary Ocean Count project offers the community a chance to monitor humpback whales from the shores of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi and Kauaʻi. The count is held the last Saturday of January, February, and March (during peak whale season) of each year from 8:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Registration for the 2019 Sanctuary Ocean Counts will commence in Mid-December


Juniper Krog, SA and Learning Support Coordinator


Weekly Dose of Book

By Grade 6 Andrew, Carter, & Liam


This weeks book is Westing Game by Ellen Raskin. You should read this book because it is really exciting and there is a cliffhanger in every chapter. It is very adventurous and it involves the stock market! Maybe you could win 200 million dollars? Read this book!


Hope you read this book,

Andrew, Liam, and Carter



NPR Interviews LJA Science Teacher


Last Friday, Middle School science teacher, Katie Brown, was interviewed live on Science Friday, a national radio show from NPR that promotes current scientific research and education. Host, Ira Flatow, interviewed Katie about her work developing science curriculum for middle school students around the world. The STEM curriculum has students designing solutions for climate change induced flooding. Thanks to the tape delay in Hawaii, some of our LJA 8th graders who participated in the project were able to hear the interview when it aired later that day during their science class.

Here's the link to the segment-


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 put 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.  Click HERE to pre-order food.

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

Fridays - 3:30 – 4:30pm

Chorus Room: B-1


Spring Session: January 18th – 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







Good News!

Collection date for toys extended until Thursday, December 13


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. 13.


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.






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



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.

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.


Click HERE for the flyer


Unsubscribe from this eNotice.