8th Grade Trip

8th Grade Trip 

Paperwork and Information

May 8 - May 10


Please take the time to read the information linked HERE to learn more about the trip, expenses,  REQUIRED FORMS, and the itinerary. The paperwork and payment (different payment options available check the information) are due Friday, April 12 and should be turned in to your child's Advisor

Service as Action News

Juniper Krog, SA & Learning Support Coordinator


Service as Action in the News: Celebrating Service!


A big Appreciation goes out to Sam Weinstein, who has finished his SA activity requirements for the year!! Congratulations, Sam!


Sam volunteered through Hawaii FIRST Robotics, to help younger kids at public schools learn about the Lego League, Tech Challenge, and Robotics in general, so they can benefit from practicing STEM skills and learning to collaborate and compete as a group. Here's what he had to say about his SA experience:


"SA is a good way to get involved in helping the community while having a good time. Some people stress over if they can get their SA activities done but the best way to finish your SA is to relax and try to pick activities that you enjoy. Being involved in robotics helped me get involved in my community. Because of robotics we occasionally go out to other schools and even McDonald's, to educate people about robotics."


MYP Minute

Krista Quint, MYP Coordinator & MS Dean of Academics


Aloha LJA families,


April is National poetry month and the middle school students are all immersed in poetry writing, analysis, and performance practice in their Language & Literature classes.

On Thursday, April 18th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Wang we will continue the fun and powerful tradition of the Le Jardin Academy Middle School Poetry Night!


The first half of the program is open mic, ie open to anyone (including parents - hint hint). Students can participate by sharing a poem they write, a poem they love that someone else wrote, or a collaborative poem with a friend or parent.


The second half of the program is the contes two students per class are selected to compete, based on in-class "mini" poetry slams. Students get the opportunity to participate in special performance workshops with Poetry Slam champion Mr. Ittai Wong, and prizes are awarded to the top 3 winners in the contest.


To make this event a success, we need your help!


The PFA is kindly contributing hot cocoa and pizza for the event. We are looking or 4-5 parent volunteers to help with serving hot cocoa and managing the food table.


We are also asking for volunteers to bring a plate of snacks to share for the food table. Please sign up using this form: POETRY SLAM POTLUCK 2019


If you would like to share a poem, please email me at krista.quint@lejardinacademy.org


Hope to see you all there!!!


Krista Quint, Joe Krueger, and Sabrina Ito


Reminders and Updates from the Principal


Mark your calendars for Le Jardin Academy's May Day 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 8:30am at the George L.T. Kerr Lookout 

Please note that K - 8 students will be released to go home following the program


Theme: Our theme this year is "Ka huaka`i `imi `ike" meaning "The journey to seek knowledge". This theme is a nod to our recent Impact Term which our high school and middle school students participated in this year. We will be exploring mele and dance that highlight the importance of our learning, not just in traditional spaces; but honoring the spaces in which learning can happen anywhere and valuing what we learn.


Attire: Grade level teachers will send information home via class Shutterfly accounts or Divisional Weekly per May Day attire.


Lei: Except for 8th graders, all performing students should bring fresh flower lei to wear; unless otherwise specified by grade level teacher.


All: Bare feet will be permitted during the performances.

Water bottles, sunscreen, and hats advised.


Donations: We will be accepting foliage donations from Monday, April 29th on the upper campus in front of the Administration building.  We are looking for: Ti (stalk or individual) Monstera, Laua`e, Areca Palm, Raphis Palm, small Loulu Palm, Song of India and Tropical flowers (any).  We are also, looking for volunteers to help with décor on Tuesday, April 30th in the afternoon.

Contact Kara Omori at kara.omori@lejardinacademy.org


Seating: Seats are first come, first served. Seat saving is not allowed. Please contact Amanda Kusnierz at 261-0707 ext. 1110 with special needs.


Important Information for the 8th Grade May Day Court:


The 8th grade boys will need :

Plain white pants

Plain white button up dress shirt (collared, long-sleeved).  

These items need to be brought to school by Friday, April 26th (ironed and on a hanger).


8th grade girls will need:

Skin tone color (and strapless) undergarments

Long elastic waist slip (white or beige) 

Bobby pins (which match hair color)  


Lei will be provided for all the 8th graders. 


On May Day, 8th grade girls need to arrive at school by 7:00am and 8th grade boys need to arrive at school by 7:45am



Project Grad May Day Lei Sale  

Pre-order lei for friends, family and faculty.

Pay online now for easy stress free
pick up on campus at May Day program.

Noon, Wed., 4/22!

Click HERE


Student Highlight 

Isabelle E. 


Isabelle is one of our Robotics team members here at LJA. She was introduced to Robotics in 3rd grade and quickly grew to love it as well as other STEM activities. While living in the Middle East for three years she developed a passion to assist girls to gain access to STEM topics not always considered appropriate for females. This is a concept that she would like to continue working towards. She enjoys working as part of a team with LJA Robotics and would like to continue throughout her secondary schooling. Recently she volunteered with other team members to introduce an elementary Girl Scouts group at Kalihi Elementary to coding.  She delighted in working with the children and seeing their faces light up when they got a new concept. In the future, Isabelle sees herself working in the science field.  More specifically to develop vaccines and to assist having them distributed to underserved population.


A quote from Isabelle "Challenge yourself to do things that sometimes might be viewed as impossible for kids to do."


LJA Athletics


Check out upcoming athletic events as well as find out more information on  tryouts, sports schedules, and more by visiting the LJA Athletics webpage at 

www.lejardinacademy.org/athletics or click HERE.


Also, please see the included flyer for the ILH 8th Annual Student Essay/Multimedia Contest. 


The contest is open to all ILH student athletes in grades 7-12.  Deadline is 12:00 noon, April 22, 2019. 


All entries must be submitted to the Athletic Director, Jana Fraser who in turn will submit to the ILH Office. 


Please contact our office if you have any questions. 



CSAL GIRLS:  1st row: Ava V., Riley L., Seana J., Skylar C. and Chloe St., 2nd row: Coach KJ (high school girl) Josie K, Jaycee F, Maila M, Oda J. and Coach Kalani

CALENDAR 2019-2020


You can find our calendar for the upcoming school year HERE.



Our Summer School registration  is open for LJA families! 

Summer School dates are June 17 - July 19, 2019.  

Please check the Le Jardin Academy website for the course catalog and registration for classes from Kindergarten to 12th grade. 

Students register for courses for the grade they will be entering in the 2019-2020 School Year. 

If you have any questions, please email summer.school@lejardinacademy.org


Spring 2019 Scholastic Book Fair

Volunteers Needed (4/9 - 4/12)


You can 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 help carry on the tradition and train new volunteers. New partial shifts available! All help appreciated and no contribution is too small. 


For more information or to sign-up click HERE.

Lost and Found


Two more fabulous items looking for their home. The first is a fitbit and the second is a New Zealand pencil case. If your family is missing one of these items please call the MS Office. Many other items are waiting to be claimed as well including water bottles, jackets, hats and more! 


Red Carpet Gala


Have you signed up yet for the gala on April 28th?


This is the fundraising event of the year and a whole load of fun!


Come join us! Tickets due April 10th – HERE!




April 2 - 12, MAP Testing 


April 18, Poetry Slam


April 18, NJHS application, essays and hours due


April 27, LJA Gala


May 1, May Day - all K - 8 released after program


May 3, Young Playwrights 6:00 - 7:30 pm. (Concessions at 5:30)


May 8 - 10, 8th Grade Trip 


May 20 - Band Concert (tentative date)


May 18, Artsfest


May 21, Chorus Concert


May 24, Farewell Dance


May 27, Memorial Day Holiday - No school


May 30, 8th Grade Move-Up Ceremony


May 31, Probability Fair


June 4, MS Awards Night


June 5, Last Day of School & Waterpark Trip






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





Project Grad Jamba Juice Fundraiser

Only $5  - Variety of flavors

Portion of proceeds benefit Project Grad


At the Gym & Middle School Courtyard

1st Fridays of the month 12:30 to 1:15pm:  


In the Loop & Middle School Courtyard

3rd Fridays of the month 2:30-3:30 pm 


California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser


Get 20% of your check donated to LJA's PFA

Upcoming CPK dates: 

April 10, May 8

Click HERE for the March 13th flyer


 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.


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