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Lower School Principal Message

With report cards available in ManageBac on January 25th, I would like to give some reminders of our assessment practices and suggestions for you as a parent. If your child receives the indicator "3," this means he/she is meeting grade level expectations.  If your child is receiving learning support or a lot of extra help in the classroom to complete tasks, your child will receive a "2"as an indicator.  We recommend you focus solely on the comments with your child as this will give your child the best feedback for growth.  Please do not give rewards, such as pay money for a "4." This does not help your child develop a passion for learning. Keep in mind that a "4" is not an "A" compared to a traditional model, but indicates he/she is able to complete work above grade level expectations. Celebrate achievements and understand there may be areas where your child needs support.  This is all part of learning.


GR 3-5 DANCE SOCIAL – last chance to sign up

The PFA would like to invite all students in grades 3-5 to a dance social on January 25th from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Wang. There will be board games, cards and dancing to Just Dance! There is a $5 fee to help cover some cost of pizza and snacks. You must RSVP on this link:


We would like to welcome the VanDeMark family who joined our school from Japan last week. Their daughter Umei is in Mrs. Maughan's fourth grade class, while their twins, Taka and Mune are with Mrs. Everest and Mrs. Tanaka respectively.


February 2nd marks our final Open House for those interested in learning about LJA. Please share this link with friends and invite them to our campus!



We have been working on updating our C Playground in installments. First we put in new turf and then added the climbing jacks. Coming by the end of the school year there will also be a new slide structure which will replace the current tattered structure under the shade sails.



Come join us for coffee in the Dahl on Feb 1st as High School administrators and students share about the journey ahead for your child. We will start after Friday Flag from 8:15 – 9:30am.



  1. Spring Break Care final sign up date is 2/25 at this link: Remember, Tue, 3/26 (Prince Kuhio Day) is a holiday; no care on that day.
  2. For 3rd grade & up – those who signed up for Professional Development Day Care – it is time to turn in the Hawaii Academy Waiver Form to the Extended Day office. Waivers can be scanned and emailed to, given to the Front Desk, or dropped off the Extended Day office (C6). Request for extra wavier can be emailed to us or hard copies can be found in our office. Due date: Friday, February 1st. 



Drop your kids K-gr 8 off for 3 hours of child care* on Saturday, Jan 26. *Read more about Date Night and sign up here.

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


Lower School Principal

Students in grade 2 got to visit with the Polynesian Voyaging Society on Monday. They learned about navigation and local/global connections while being on board the Hokulea!

 Important Dates

Aug 27 – Jan 18               

First Term of Extracurricular Activities


Jan 18

Jamba Juice in the loop


Jan 21

Martin Luther King, Jr holiday (no school)


Jan 22

Parent Book Club - cancelled due to low participation


Jan 23

Gr 2 Field Trip



Jan 25

First semester report cards available


Jan 25

Gr 3-5 Dance Social




Jan 29

Kindergarten Field Trip



Feb 1

Learning Coffee w/ HS presenters




Feb 2

Open House



Feb 8

Kinder Field Trip



Feb 9

Kinder Testing Day for new applicants


Feb 14

Gr 4 Field Trip



Feb 15

PDD #4 (no school)


Feb 23

Kinder and Gr 1-5 Testing Day for new applicants


Feb 24

PFA Family Fun Run


Feb 25

Kinder Field Trip



Mar 1

Books and Bagels


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

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Lori Shigehara

LS Vice Principal

PYP Coordinator

Lisa Ventura

LS Admin Assistant

261-0707 x1130

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