PICTURED ABOVE: Our Lower School was filled with books, bagels and grandparents! In addition to our many parents who attended, we had about 100 grandparents come to share the morning with their grandchildren. 


Congratulations to the eight students who won Scholastic Art Awards this year!


Halle Hetzler '19: Gold Key - Painting

Claudia Rader '19: Gold Key Photography

Kailey Suezaki '19: Gold Key Pastel

Maya Martinez '19: Gold Key Pastel

Gianna Sbarbaro '19: Silver Key Pastel

Kiley Manser '20: Silver Key Oil Painting

Morgan Meinhardt '22: Silver Key Mixed Media

Kyla Korkowski '22: Silver Key Mixed Media


The ceremony to celebrate this achievement will be at the Honolulu State Art Museum on March 16 from 3-5 p.m. The Scholastic Art Awards is one of the oldest and most competitive art competitions of the nation and this is a wonderful accomplishment for our students. 



This is an opportunity for current LJA parents and faculty to receive a behind the scenes tour of student learning. On this walk with the Director of Learning and Admissions Director you'll get a holistic view of a child's journey at LJA from Kindergarten through Grade 12. You will observe classes in session and hear about the planning, intentionality, and rationale behind the curriculum and instructional practices you see along the way. Different themes arise on each tour. The next tours are scheduled for March 12 and 13 from 8-10 a.m. Meet at the main campus front office. Join us! Click here to register!



Blood Drive Student leaders Riley Diersbock '19, Luciano Oliva '19, Kailey Suezaki '19, and Sean Lindell '19 are ramping up for their fourth Blood Drive on Thursday, March 21! Over the past two years these amazing students have lead three blood drives and collected a total of 108 units of blood for those in dire need.


Please help support the LJA Blood Drive and our student leaders in their final drive before they graduate. Any support that you are willing to provide is immeasurable. If you don't feel comfortable or can't donate, tell a family member or friend who can! It is easy to sign up and save up to 3 lives! Snacks and drinks will also be provided.


To sign up:

1. Add your name to the Blood Drive 2019 official schedule (click here).

2. Complete the parental consent form (click here) if you are under the age of 18.


Please be sure to sign your re-enrollment contracts by March 15, 2019. Take advantage of the early bird payment option available for the 2019-20 school year: simply pay your balance by March 15, 2019 in Smart Tuition or via check. Early bird discounts are: JK discount: $310, K-12 discount: $340. Please reach out to the Business Office with any questions at 261-0707 ext. 1250.


Invitations have been mailed and we're rolling out the red carpet! Join LJA on April 27 at the Pacific Club. It's a lot of fun for a wonderful cause!


There are lots of ways to get involved:

Get your tickets today! RSVPs due by April 10.
Donate an auction item! Auction deadline is April 5.
Volunteer at the event and get a complimentary ticket.
Can't attend? Make a donation ... it's 100% tax deductible!


Help foster our kids' love of reading by volunteering at the Spring Book Fair! Proceeds will benefit the library and Project Grad.


Experience is not essential, but Book Fair mentors are greatly appreciated to carry on the tradition by training new volunteers. New partial shifts are available! 


Click here to be a Book Fair volunteer. All help is appreciated.



Michael entered LJA in Grade 3. During these ten years, he has been actively involved in Wild Kids, has pitched in to assist the Lower School's Geek Girls club, and occasionally volunteers in the Tech office.

He shares that he has really enjoyed all his extracurricular activities, and  "academically, the Computer Science and Design classes have really struck a chord with me".

Michael plans to major in Computer Engineering, and his first choice school is University of California, Berkeley. He has also applied to other UC campuses (Irvine, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and San Diego), Cal Poly Pomona and San Luis Obispo, and the University of Southern California.

"I am hoping to be involved in service opportunities and conservation initiatives throughout college. And I may also run a device repair service out of my dorm if it's allowed," Michael said. He currently works outside of school as a computer tech.

Wishing you the best of everything, Michael, as your journey begins. Stay connected to your LJA ohana.



How do we know whether or not our students are successful? Are standardized test scores and GPAs as important as they seem to be? Explore these topics and more with your fellow parents and Head of School D.J. Condon at the next PFA Parent Forum on March 14 from 6-8 p.m. in the Wang. The theme for the forum is "Interpretations of Student Success." Please join us for light snacks and beverages and an evening of lively discussion! 



The PFA-hosted California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) Day is coming up on March 13 at the Kailua Town location. Bring the flyer to have 20% of your check donated to LJA's PFA. Click here to view and print the flyer.


March 13 - CPK Fundraiser

March 25-29 - Spring Break

April 2-3 - Personal Project Exhibition

April 4 - Senior Art Exhibit

April 19 - Good Friday (Holiday)

April 22 - Earth Day

Unsubscribe from this eNotice.