A MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF PRIMARY DIVISION
We have a busy week ahead with Book Fair and Parent Conferences. Next Friday, October 28 is Parent Conferences. To check your time, or sign up, please visit Sign Up For Fall Conferences.
Our Learning Support Team has some personnel changes I wanted to share with you, as learning support works with all students. Counselor Joey Kurata is unfortunately leaving LJA. We appreciate her 16 years of service supporting students at LJA and we wish her the best. Today is her last day at LJA.
As many of you know, Lori Praetorius, our Primary Dean of Students, will be going on maternity leave soon in anticipation of her twins! Cheryl Sanford will be stepping into the Dean of Students role for the remainder of the year. Alecia Burroughs will be stepping into the K-1 Learning Support Specialist role.
We have posted the K-5 counseling position on our website and will be posting the PK-JK role soon. Thank you for your patience while we work to find the perfect candidates.
Grade 5 students tune into colonization through the concept of power.
IMPORTANT TRAFFIC ADVISORY!
CAMPUS WILL BE CLOSED ON OCTOBER 23
EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS ON OCTOBER 27
A production company will be filming scenes for an upcoming movie on Kapa'a Quarry Road. Campus will be closed on Sunday, October 23.
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Morning Entry via Mokapu Boulevard:
On Thursday, Kapa'a Quarry Road from Kalaniana'ole Highway will be closed to all traffic from 6:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Vehicles must enter from Mokapu Boulevard to access the campus. Campus traffic will be one-way only for morning drop-off. Please drop-off your children promptly at their normal drop-off time with the exception of grades 9-12, who will begin the day 10 minutes later than normal to mitigate congestion. On Thursday morning, there will be no city bus service. Please consider carpooling to and from school.
Afternoon Entry via Kalaniana'ole Highway:
After 12:30 p.m. Kapa'a Quarry Road from Mokapu Boulevard will be closed to all traffic. Vehicles must enter from Kalaniana'ole Highway to access the campus. Should you experience a traffic delay at pick up time, rest assured that staff are prepared to supervise your student until you can arrive safely.
HPD will be helping to direct traffic in the area. Photography is strictly prohibited. We appreciate your patience and cooperation in the week ahead!
LJA SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Wednesday, October 26 through Friday, October 28
The Book Fair is coming to both campuses!
Please note the changes in the Main Campus description, below.
- Preschool Campus: Book Fair will be open from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. for parent viewing and purchase on Wednesday, October 26, and Thursday, October 27, and at 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28 (Parent Conference Day)
- Main Campus: Book fair will be open for student view AND purchase on Wednesday and Thursday. Book fair will be open for parents from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct 28 (Parent Conference Day). Students may bring cash (sealed in a plastic bag or envelope) to campus.
URGENT NEED FOR VOLUNTEERS! Volunteer today to help at the Preschool Campus Book Fair and/or the Main Campus Book Fair
PARENT CONFERENCES (NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS)
Friday, October 28
This is an opportunity to meet with your child's teacher about their progress, shared goals, and ways to partner in supporting your child's growth and development. We hope you'll join us. Sign Up For Fall Conferences.
Monday, October 31
Parents are invited to attend! In order to make this event possible, please carpool (1 car per family) as parking will be limited. Students and parents are invited to join the teachers in this year's costume theme: "Enchanted Forest/Enchanted Garden."
- PK/JK: 8:15-8:50 a.m. (Lot closes at 8:10 a.m. Parking for parents located next door at Kailua Baptist Church)
- K-2: 9:20-9:45 a.m. (Parking for K-2 parade opens at 9:00 a.m.)
- 3-5: 10:15-10:45 a.m. (Parking for 3-5 parade opens at 10:00 a.m.)
JK teachers hold a "Sensory Fair" with a variety of experiences to allow students to "tune in" to the concept of who we are and how we understand the world around us.
Kindergarten through Grade 12 attendance should be reported using the LJA Attendance Form. Through this form families report absences, late arrivals, early pick-ups, or multiple day absences. After 8:00 a.m., please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (K-5) or Kimberly.Miyahana@lejardinacademy.org (PK-JK) with any notifications of late arrivals or early dismissal. For Extended Absences, please see below.
EXTENDED ABSENCE REQUEST PROCEDURES
It is the responsibility of each family to request extended absence approval in a timely manner from the administration prior to any absence not due to illness or family emergency. Parents must contact the Dean of Academics, email@example.com for prior approval. (From the LJA 2022-2023 Code of Conduct in the Parent Portal).
RETURN TO SCHOOL AFTER SICKNESS
Students may be required to stay home for 24 hours fever-free without medication. After 72 hours of being home due to illness, the student is required to bring a doctor's note for clearance back on campus. Please refer to the Student Sick Policy or contact the school nurse if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
DATES TO REMEMBER
Gr 1 Field Trip
Help decorate the loop for Halloween
Scholastic Book Fair
No School PK-5
PK/JK: 8:15-8:50 a.m. (Lot closes at 8:10 a.m. - Parking for parents located at Kailua Baptist Church)
K-2: 9:20-9:45 a.m. (Parking for K-2 parade opens at 9:00 a.m.)
3-5: 10:15-10:45 a.m. (Parking for 3-5 parade opens at 10:00 a.m.)
Admissions Open House
The Inquiry Cycle guides students through their learning in each PYP unit of inquiry.