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12.20.18

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Lower School Principal Message

As you embark on your winter holidays, we wish you joy and laughter and a wonderful time with your loved ones. We hope you return rested and ready to begin the second semester journey starting on January 8th! Happy Holidays!

 

REPORT CARDS

Report cards will be created in ManageBac on January 25th. More information will be shared after the holidays.

 

LOCKDOWN

When we have a lockdown in the Lower School, we remain calm. With the youngest learners (K-2 specifically) we reiterate that we are practicing. We do not always share that it is not a drill due to their age. Please know that we do have a counselor available if your child experiences anxiety or gets worried (joey.kurata@lejardinacademy.org).  I am confident in the staff's ability to provide safety and swiftly implement our procedures since we practice emergency drills monthly, as well as continuously reflect on our efficiency.  Please let us know if you ever have questions about our practices or preparations.

 

NEW STUDENTS
We want to welcome new students who will join us in January:

  • Cooper in kindergarten with Mrs. Marsden
  • Noah in gr 2 with Mr. Nowack
  • Devon in gr 1 with Mrs. Beres
  • Jude in gr 3 with Mrs. Nakayama

           

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO JOIN LS

Eleven students from Korea will be joining the Lower School for 2 weeks following break in grades 1-4. They will only be on campus from 11:30 – 2:45 to gain some experience of an American school. This is in alignment with our strategic plan to increase international students and experiences at LJA and we look forward to the cultural exchange.

 

APPRECIATIONS

Thank you, music teachers Emily Craig and Laura Raff-Tierney for an incredible winter concert! I appreciate the decoration team for their hours to shape our gym into a winter wonderland: Katey Edwards, Mercedes Fagundes, Johanna Katzman, Jody Matsumura, Jennifer Yu and Sarah Smyth. We appreciate the Rodriguez ohana for providing incredible lighting and Nuuanu family for the chairs. Mr. Connor's filming has provided links for all families to view the concerts again. Thank you PFA for providing cookies to all of our keiki!

 

The following day we had our annual Winter Wonderland and I appreciate the following parents who helped us orchestrate the event: Reina Cox, Becky Stoutemyer, Sarah Smyth and Kristy Inouye. I'd also like to appreciate the additional parent elves who helped put up decorations. Mahalo!

 

WINTER CONCERT LINKS
Here are the links again to the Winter Concerts.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade video link: https://youtu.be/hrTzaDDnN-M?t=79

3rd-5th Grade video link: https://youtu.be/ZPSi6zL-34A?t=420

 

BYOD LAPTOP FOR MS

Grade 6 students bring their own device to school. With the approaching holidays, this may be a great gift for your grade 5 student. Any NEW PC or Mac you purchase will work. Please note, Chromebooks DO NOT meet the minimum requirement. Contact the Tech office if you have questions prior to purchase: ryan.rimsinth@lejardinacademy.org

 

KEIKI WATER POLO

Learn more about a 12 and under boys and girls water polo spring program here.

 

AMAZON for LJA
When shopping for the holidays, please click on this LJA Amazon link so LJA can earn for your purchases!

My door is always open and I welcome parent communication. Please feel free to contact me at any time.


Aloha,

Majken
Lower School Principal
majken.johansson@lejardinacademy.org

 Important Dates

Aug 27 – Jan 18               

First Term of Extracurricular Activities

 

 

 

Dec 24-Jan 4

Winter Break

 

Jan 7, 2019

Professional Development Day (no school)

 

Jan 8

First day back for students

 

Jan 9

Gr 4 Field Trip

8:45-11:30

 

Jan 14

Gr 2 Field Trip

8:15-11:00

 

Jan 15

Kindergarten Field Trip

9:15-12:00

 

Jan 16

CPK Day

 

Jan 18

Jamba Juice in the loop

 

Jan 21

Martin Luther King, Jr holiday (no school)

 

Jan 23

Gr 2 Field Trip

8:15-11:45

 

Jan 25

Report cards created

 

Jan 29

Kindergarten Field Trip

8:15-12:30

 

Future CPK Dates

Feb 13

Mar 13

Apr 10

May 8

 

Future Jamba Juice Dates (in the loop)

Mar 15

May 17

LS Administration

Attendance hotline

261-0707, select option 0 then option


Majken Johansson

LS Principal

261-0707 x1030

majken.johansson@lejardinacademy.org


Lori Shigehara

LS Vice Principal

PYP Coordinator

lori.shigehara@lejardinacademy.org


Lisa Ventura

LS Admin Assistant

261-0707 x1130

lisa.ventura@lejardinacademy.org

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