December 13, 2018


A Child at Play is a Child at Work.



 December 15th

Application Deadline

Winter Wonderland


December 18th

Winter Concert


December 24th - January 7th

Winter Break




Junior School Winter Concert at the Main Campus – December 18th

  • Rehearsal: Monday, December 17th — All children will travel to and from the main campus by bus for a final rehearsal.  PK students depart at 8:25 a.m. and return to the Junior School at 9:45 a.m.  JK students depart at 9:10 a.m. and will return at 10:30 a.m.  Only students are permitted at this rehearsal.


  • Concert: Tuesday, December 18th — All students will travel to and from the main campus by bus.  Students should arrive at the Junior School dressed in holiday attire.  Pre-Kindergarten should be here no later than 8:00 a.m. and Junior Kindergarten no later than 8:30 a.m.  Bus departure times are 8:25 a.m. (PK) and 9:10 a.m. (JK).  Performance times are 8:45 for PK and 9:30 for JK in the Wang Auditorium at our main campus. Doors open at 8:15 a.m.


 Students are dressed in Holiday Attire




Winter Wonderland at the Main Campus - December 15th

Save December 15th in your calendar as the upper campus celebrates the winter holidays with free crafts and free photos with Santa. 



If you have a child or know a child eligible for our program next year, please note the application deadline is December 15th.

  • PK girls must be three by August 31st
  • PK boys must be three by June 30th
  • JK girls must be four by August 31st
  • JK boys must be four by June 30th

For more information please visit our admissions page HERE.


Single Subject Teacher Newsletters

Please be sure to read the newsletters from our single subject teachers to learn more about our PE, music, and art classes. Newsletters are attached to each of the homeroom teacher's Shutterfly sites. 


Winter Break – December 24th – January 7th

The JS campus will be closed during the winter break.  Students will empty personal cubbies before leaving for break. Please provide a large paper bag on the morning of Friday the 21st to hold all items.


After-School Activities Winter Session

The after-school activities flyers went out this week, if interested please sign your children up before the classes are full. Registrations and payments are directly to the vendors.


Toys for Tots – Thank you!

Through the generosity of our school community, the Toys for Tots drive was a great success! All gifts will be distributed to children in need who live on Oahu. Our sincerest gratitude to students, parents, faculty, and staff that helped make this a successful event!


New volunteer in Ms. Bingham's class – January 14th – 31st

Marie Koenig will be volunteering 2 hours a day, Monday – Thursday, to fulfill education requirements for an online education class she is taking.  Marie is an au pair who is familiar with working with young children.  Thank you for welcoming her to our community.


Baby News

Taylor Kuroda in JK has a new baby sister, Isabelle Kuroda. Congratulations to the Kuroda Family!


Parent Tips

Recognizing how important brain development is the first 5 years of life; starting January 11, the Junior School teachers will be posting weekly tips that help kids learn in everyday situations. In an effort to conserve paper, teachers will post these tips on the sign in/out sheets every Friday beginning January.  (Take a photo of the tip so you don't forget it).

There's MORE! In January, Chloe McDermott and Rochelle Fairbairn will be conducting a parent workshop focusing on how to effectively communicate with young children.


Good Reads

Click HERE to read an article on How to Avoid Holiday Meltdowns.


Reminder: Fund-raise for LJA While Holiday Shopping!

If you plan to shop on Amazon this holiday season, you can effortlessly earn money for LJA by using the LJA Amazon Associates shopping link. Since joining the program in August 2010, LJA has earned over $54,000 – and the holiday season is our biggest opportunity to earn. There is no sign up involved and no special codes to enter. Just use our unique school shopping link then shop as you normally do. Each month Amazon pays us up to 10% of all purchases. Items like electronics (especially Amazon Kindle, Echo, and Fire), jewelry, and home improvement are especially high earners! Share the link with friends and family!




PK Students participated in a Food Drive for the Hawaii Food Bank.


Contact Us:


 Francoise Akina                                                  

Junior School Principal                                              

(808) 261-0707 x 1040                                      

 Aimy McKillop

Administrative Assistant

(808) 261-0707 x 1150


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