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Monday Message – June 24, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. We hope this message finds you all enjoying some happy times together during the Summer Break. We definitely miss the learners on campus and look forward to their return on Monday, August 5th. The great American civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King... Read more

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Monday Message – June 17, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope this message finds you all enjoying your summer break away from the daily routines of being at school. The happy faces and cheerful voices are missed on campus and we look forward to early August... Read more

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Monday Message – June 10, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness at the start of the summer break away from the daily routines of school. Although the school year has concluded for the learners and much of the staff, the work... Read more

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Monday Message – June 03, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we conclude the 2023-2024 school year. Sadly, we concluded our on-campus time together last Thursday, and we will miss the joyous sounds of our learners on... Read more

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Monday Message – May 27, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we head into the last week on campus for our students in the 2023-2024 school year. Mahalo nui kakou to all the supportive people who came... Read more

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Monday Message – May 20, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we sadly approach the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year. It has been an incredibly successful year of continued growth at our unique charter school, and we will miss the... Read more

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Monday Message – May 13, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. We hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we rapidly approach the midpoint of May. This is a happy reminder that the character trait focus for this month is TEAMWORK, and we look... Read more

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Monday Message – May 06, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we greet the month of May. As mentioned last week, the character trait focus for May is TEAMWORK, and this important skill is on full display... Read more

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Monday Message – April 29, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community, and I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we head into the month of May this week. The character trait focus for May will be TEAM WORK and we wish to share a shining example of this trait with... Read more

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Monday Message – April 22, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move into the last full week of April on campus. We greatly appreciate your last-minute flexibility on Friday, April 12th, when we had to close the school early... Read more

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Monday Message – April 15, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we approach the midpoint of April. As we celebrate the character trait focus of ACHIEVEMENT in April, we wish to share a couple of examples of enhancing education on our... Read more

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Monday Message – April 08, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and we hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we move deeper into the month of April. A happy reminder that the character trait focus for April is ACHIEVEMENT which works perfectly as we head towards the SBAC... Read more

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Monday Message – April 01, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we transition into April. With a new month also comes a new character trait focus, and we will be recognizing ACHIEVEMENT on campus, so we wish... Read more

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Monday Message – March 25, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope your ohana enjoyed a restful and relaxing Spring Break Week. As we head back to campus on Monday, March 25th we find an unusual week ahead with Good Friday on Friday, March 29th so campus... Read more

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Monday Message – March 18, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we commence the annual Spring Break. It is hard to imagine that we have completed the first three quarters of the 2023-2024 school year and will be heading into the... Read more

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Monday Message – March 11, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we head into our next Spirit Week on campus tomorrow. Due to the great efforts of collaboration between Mrs. Shay and Ms. Kate, our school will... Read more

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Monday Message – March 04, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move into the new month of March. With a new month comes a fresh character trait focus for the month, and for March, it... Read more

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Monday Message – February 26, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope that this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we head into the last week of February. Mahalo nui kakou for your generosity in the “Change For Change” Maui relief campaign here on campus. You may... Read more

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Monday Message – February 19, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move deeper into the year 2024 together. Last Friday, our school was treated to a top-quality Makahiki Games right here on our beautiful campus. It... Read more

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Monday Message – February 12, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move deeper into the month of February. My apologies for the miscue last week with mixing up the months. We are definitely in the... Read more

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Monday Message – February 05, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the most generous people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and I hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we commence the fresh month of December. Mahalo nui loa for your outstanding support of our annual Jog-A-Thon, which was held on Friday, January... Read more

Monday Message – January 29, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you well as we conclude the month of January. As we head into the month of February, on Thursday of this week, we will turn our character trait focus over to RESPONSIBILITY.... Read more

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Monday Message – January 22, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move deeper into January. We are excited to be celebrating School Choice Week on campus starting tomorrow and wish to express our appreciation to Mrs. Shay for her... Read more

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Monday Message – January 15, 2024

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this January message finds you in good health and happiness as we rolled back to campus this week with our learners. Mahalo nui kakou for your support and assistance in making the transition back to school smooth and seamless last week.... Read more

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Monday Message – January 8, 2024

A belated Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope the first week of 2024 is off to a splendid start for you and your ohana. As we eagerly await the return of our learners on Monday, January 8th, we will take this opportunity to remind everyone... Read more

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Monday Message – January 1, 2024

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year) to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you enjoying the fresh start to the new year of 2024. We look forward to welcoming back our learners on Monday, January 8th to commence the second semester of the... Read more

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Monday Message – December 25, 2023

Mele Kalikimaka kakou e Hau’oli Makahiki Hou. We hope this festive message finds everyone in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School enjoying the start of the annual Winter Break. In this season of giving we wish to express our gratitude and appreciation for your support of our unique charter school which is nestled away in... Read more

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Monday Message – December 18, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness during this festive season. We greatly appreciate your support of our unique school, especially in those times when there is such an abundance of activities on... Read more

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Monday Message – December 11, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope the start of December has greeted you with happiness and health in this festive season. Mahalo for your support of the abundance of activities during the last few weeks before Winter Break begins on December 21st at 12:30 pm. We... Read more

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Monday Message – December 04, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and welcome to the month of December. As we shift to a new month, we introduce the new charter trait focus, which is CARING. We see countless acts of unconditional kindness on campus daily but we would like to highlight two recent examples... Read more

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Monday Message – November 27, 2023

A belated Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i kakou to all in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving break. We look forward to seeing our learners back on campus this week as we step towards the month of December. The American author Tammy Cohen once wrote... Read more

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Monday Message – November 20, 2023

An early Hau’oli la Ho’omakika’i to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope that all preparations for a splendid Thanksgiving are going well in your lives. In this season of gratitude please accept our deep appreciation of your support of our unique charter school. Over the last... Read more

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Monday Message – November 13, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness after a long weekend. Hopefully, you were able to spend some time in respect and gratitude to all of our veterans last Friday as the campus was... Read more

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Monday Message – November 06, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope that this first Monday Message of November finds you all in good health and happiness to start a new month. The character trait focus for the month is ACHIEVEMENT and we were thrilled to celebrate the achievement success of... Read more

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Monday Message – October 30, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this last Monday Message of October finds you all in good health and happiness as we conclude the month on Halloween. Mahalo for your generous response in supporting our fourth annual Truck or Treat happening on... Read more

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Monday Message – October 23, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds you all in good happiness and health as we made our return to campus last week after the Fall Break. Mahalo nui kakou for your support of the smooth transition back to school... Read more

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Monday Message – October 16, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds you rested, relaxed, plus ready to return for the second quarter of the 2023-2024 school year. We look forward to welcoming back our learners on Monday, October 16th for a full day on campus after Fall Break.... Read more

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Monday Message – October 09, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this message finds you all in good happiness and health as we enter our annual Fall Break. A helpful reminder that our school is closed next week and we look forward to happily greeting our learners back on campus on Monday,... Read more

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Monday Message – October 02, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope this message finds you all in good happiness and health as we enter the month of October. The character trait focus for the month will be EMPATHY. The kindness of our learning community is currently... Read more

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Monday Message – September 25, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and we hope this message finds you well as we sail into the last school week of September. Mahalo nui loa kakou to all who could make it to campus or “visit” virtually as we hosted our annual Individual Learning Plan meetings on Thursday... Read more

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Monday Message – September 18, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope this September message finds you all in good health and happiness. Mahalo for your unconditional support of our unique charter school. We have a shining example of our incredibly generous learning community to share. Last Wednesday... Read more

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Monday Message – September 11, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope the new month of September is treating you with kindness and respect. Mahalo for your continued support of our unique charter school. We are pleased that as promised, we started further enrichment classes after the Labor Day weekend. We... Read more

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Monday Message – September 04, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope that this message finds you all in good happiness and health as we conclude the month of August last week. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school and we will welcome the month of September by announcing the... Read more

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Monday Message – August 28, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you all in good happiness and health as we begin the last week of school in the month of August. Mahalo nui for your support of the smooth transition thus far into... Read more

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Monday Message – August 21, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness during these challenging times on the beautiful islands of Hawai’i. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school which features socio-emotional learning as one of the cornerstones... Read more

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Monday Message – August 14, 2023

Aloha mai to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness at the conclusion of the first week of school. Mahalo nui kakou for the incredibly smooth transition back to campus that we have enjoyed over the last week. The learners quickly... Read more

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Monday Message – August 07, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness. Our staff joined us on campus last week and we eagerly await the arrival of our learners on Monday, August 7th. We have missed their... Read more

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Monday Message – July 30, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. We hope this message finds you all in good happiness and health as we happily approach the start of the 2023-2024 school year. A sure sign that school is about to commence again was the annual Campus Cleanup... Read more

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Monday Message – July 24, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you all in good happiness and health as we move through the summer break. Mahalo for your support of the fastest-improving charter school in the state of Hawai’i. It may be summer... Read more

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Monday Message – July 17, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you all in good happiness and health during the last few weeks of your summer break from school. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school and for being patient during the last five years... Read more

Monday Message – July 10, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you in good happiness and health as we move into the month of July. The start of the new month is a cheerful reminder that the start of the 2023-2024 school year... Read more

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Monday Message – July 03, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move into the month of July. Mahalo to our dedicated and talented employees who are working hard on campus to make the necessary renovations to prepare for the... Read more

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Monday Message – June 26, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you in good happiness and health as we breeze through the month of June. We trust that your summer break is filled with fun plus enjoyment. We look forward to everyone returning... Read more

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Monday Message – June 19, 2023

Aloha mai kākou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds you all in good happiness and health during the summer break. We greatly appreciate your support of our unique charter school, which has grown from a dream to a reality in the last five years. During that... Read more

Monday Message – June 12, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to everyone in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we settle into the month of June. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school and we are currently in full-on preparations for the start... Read more

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Monday Message – June 05, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds the summer break for our learners off to a splendid start. Mahalo nui for your support during the extremely successful 2022-2023 school year as verified by the recent outstanding success that learners had... Read more

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Monday Message – May 29, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and welcome to the summer holidays for our creative learners and much of our dedicated staff. Mahalo nui for your support of our unique charter school during the 2022-2023 school year. It was a noteworthy year in the short life span of Alaka’i... Read more

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Monday Message – May 22, 2023

Aloha mai kakou and hope this Monday Message finds everyone in the Alaka’I O Kaua’i Charter School in good health and happiness as we head into the last week on campus for our learners in the 2022-2023 school year. We greatly appreciate all the support our school received during last Friday’s Na Kupu Lau celebration... Read more

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Monday Message – May 15, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope his message finds you all in good health and happiness as we reach the mid-point of the marvelous month of May. There is no question that May is marvelous on campus as we enjoy so many... Read more

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Monday Message – May 08, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we conclude the first week of May. Last Monday, May 1st was Lei Day in beautiful Hawai’i and we were pleased to see many colorful leis... Read more

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Monday Message – May 01, 2023

Aloha mai kakou the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and we hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as the calendar turns over to May tomorrow. Hard to imagine we are just about to start the last month of the 2022-2023 school for our learners. As we conclude the... Read more

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Monday Message – April 24, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this late April Monday Message finds you all in good health and happiness. As we roll into the last week of April, we are pleased to share some behind-the-scenes work in Human Resources and share some upcoming staff changes... Read more

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Monday Message – April 17, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you well as we head into the last six weeks of the 2022-2023 school year. We greatly appreciate your support of our unique charter school and we have enjoyed a great variety of... Read more

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Monday Message – April 10, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness this Easter Sunday. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school and it is wonderful to share all the various activities happening with our learners to... Read more

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Monday Message – April 03, 2023

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds you healthy and happy as we enter the new month of April. The character trait focus for the month of April will be ACHIEVEMENT and we are fortunate to see countless examples of this trait... Read more

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Monday Message – March 27, 2023

Happy almost Prince Kuhio Day to everyone in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community! We hope that this message finds you in good health and happiness as we prepare to celebrate his holiday tomorrow. Known as the citizen Prince for his life of dedication to the people of Hawai’i, Prince Kuhio was instrumental... Read more

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Monday Message – March 20, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you enjoying the last few hours of a festive Spring Break. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to campus to commence the last quarter of the 2022-2023 school year and would like to share some... Read more

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Monday Message – March 13, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and welcome to Spring Break! We hope everyone enjoys some time away from campus to recharge their batteries and prepare for the homestretch of the 2022-2023 school year. We share a historic Monday Message with you this week based... Read more

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Monday Message – March 6, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we enter the month of March. The start of March marks the annual “Read Across America” Week on campus which is an event celebrating the importance... Read more

Monday Message – February 27, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move towards the end of February. We wish to recognize great appreciation for all the tremendous support that we have enjoyed from our learning community. The photos in this... Read more

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Monday Message – February 20, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness during this long President’s Day weekend, despite the challenges of a Kona low storm in the islands. A helpful reminder that Monday, February 20th is Presidents Day and there will be... Read more

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Monday Message – February 13, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. We hope this message at the midpoint of February finds you in good health and happiness. A helpful reminder that Monday, February 13th with be the annual Hawai’i State Teachers Association (HSTA) Institute Day and the teachers’ union provides... Read more

Monday Message – February 6, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the generous people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move into the month of February. We wish to send this week’s Monday Message in great appreciation for your kind support of our annual Jog-A-Thon. This... Read more

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Monday Message – January 30, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds you well as we approach the conclusion of the month of January. Mahalo for support of our unique charter school and this week we are excited to share a follow-up message about a... Read more

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Monday Message – January 23, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds the month of January treating you well. Mahalo for your contributions to the successful return to campus for our keiki and after three shorter weeks we do see all the routines, schedules, procedures, and culture return to our... Read more

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Monday Message – January 16, 2023

Aloha mai kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move swiftly through the month of January. Mahalo for your support of the fastest improving charter school in the state of Hawai’i, and we are... Read more

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Monday Message – January 09, 2023

A belated Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to the good people in there Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and best wishes for a prosperous 2023. We hope everyone enjoyed a festive Winter Break and it was wonderful to welcome back both staff and learners to campus last week. As we move quickly into the month... Read more

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Monday Message – January 02, 2023

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou kakou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message finds your 2023 off to a splendid start! As we move forward into the new year we look forward to welcoming back our learners to campus on Wednesday, January 4th for a regular... Read more

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Monday Message – December 26, 2022

Mele Kalikimaka kakou e Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Merry Christmas everyone and Happy New Year to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. Mahalo nui to the dedicated parents who helped put together the holiday performance of “A Christmas to Remember” on Friday, December 16th. The event was another shining example of our learning... Read more

Monday Message – December 19, 2022

Aloha mai kakou to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community! I hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we enter the annual Winter Break (December 19-January 2). Are we really at the midpoint of the 2022-2023 school year? In reflecting back on where the time went, it was... Read more

Monday Message – December 12, 2022

Aloha mai kakou to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness in this festive month of December. Mahalo nui for your support of so many activities going on at our campus right now and thought we could share a few updates on... Read more

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Monday Message – December 05, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we start the festive month of December. With the start of a new month comes a new character trait focus and we are happy to share that we... Read more

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Monday Message – November 28, 2022

     A belated yet sincere Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i kakou (Happy Thanksgiving to all) and hope this message finds you at the end of a wonderful four-day break from school. In this season of gratitude, we wish to express our appreciation to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community for your support of our... Read more

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Monday Message – November 21, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we move quickly towards the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday later this week. Thanksgiving provides an opportunity for reflection on all the blessings that we have in our lives.... Read more

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Monday Message – November 14, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School! We hope that this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we approach the midpoint of the month of November. This a helpful reminder that our character trait focus for the month of November is ACHIEVEMENT, which... Read more

Learners gathered in large room to share their projects with each other.

Monday Message – November 7, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the great people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness to start the month of November. As we turn the calendars over to the month of November, it reminds us that the first school-wide... Read more

Monday Message – October 31, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kauai Charter School, and we hope this last Monday Message of October finds you in good health and happiness as we conclude another month of the 2022-23 school year. Mahalo in advance for your support of our annual Trunk or Treat event on... Read more

Monday Message – October 24, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we transition deeper into the second quarter of the school year. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school nestled in beautiful Kahili Valley and we are... Read more

Monday Message – October 17, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the wonderful people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope that this message finds you in happiness and good health. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school and empowering us to grow forward over the last five years. Last week it... Read more

Monday Message – October 10, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the wonderful people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope this end of the first quarter of the 2022-23 school year message finds you in good health and happiness. We look forward to welcoming our learners back to campus tomorrow (Monday, October 10th)... Read more

Monday Message – October 3, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kauai Charter School, and we hope this last Monday Message of the first quarter of the 2022-23 school year finds you in good health and happiness. It just seems like it was yesterday that we were welcoming everyone to... Read more

Monday Message – Sept 26, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and we hope that this Monday Message finds you in good health and happiness. The great scientist Albert Einstein once remarked, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination” and these wise words capture the... Read more

Monday Message – Sept 19, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i Charter School, and we hope this September message finds you in good health and happiness as we start another week together. At our school, we endeavor to live up to our name Alaka’i O Kaua’i, which translated to English means “leaders of Kaua’i.” We... Read more

image of the "AOK" sign with the school building in the background

Monday Message – Sept 12, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we hope that this message finds you all in good happiness and health. We greatly appreciate your support of our charter school. As we sail deeper into the month of September, we are pleased to... Read more

Monday Message – Sept 5, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we enter the new month of September. We greatly appreciate the good work of all in the first month of the 2022-23 school year to help our learners... Read more

Monday Message – Aug 29, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message finds you well as we conclude the first month of the 2022-23 school year. It’s hard to imagine that September will find us later this week, and our character trait focus for the month will be... Read more

Monday Message – Aug 22, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we just completed our third week together in the 2022-23 school year. The ancient philosopher Aesop once cleverly shared that “No act of kindness,... Read more

Monday Message – Aug 15, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness at the conclusion of two weeks on campus in the 2022-2023 school year already. We greatly appreciate your support of our unique charter school and we are pleased to... Read more

Monday Message – Aug 8, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness after the completion of the first week of school. Mahalo nui kakou for the wonderful start of the school year. We understand and appreciate that... Read more

Monday Message – Aug 1, 2022

Message from the Director Hau’oli Makahiki Hou kakou (Happy New Year to you all)! I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we sail into the start of the 2022-23 school year for our learners. We trust that the summer break blessed you and your ohana with rest, recovery, and time... Read more

Monday Message – May 30, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people on the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this bittersweet message finds you all in good health and happiness as we commence our summer break. Bittersweet, you might ask? This message has a touch of sadness attached, as we will miss the... Read more

Monday Message – May 23, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. It is hard to begin to imagine that this Monday Message is almost the last one for the 2021-22 school year. This week, we wish to... Read more

Monday Message – May 16, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we hope this Monday Message finds you all in good happiness and health as we enter the last two weeks on campus in the 2021-2022 school year. We greatly appreciate your involvement and engagement with our school and we... Read more

Monday Message – May 9, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, in good health and happiness as we just completed the first week of May. Mahalo nui for all of your support of our efforts to provide a top quality FREE education for the keiki of Kaua’i. On... Read more

Monday Message – May 2, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message at the beginning of May finds you healthy and happy. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school, and we wish to share some visuals this week of the stunning new... Read more

Monday Message – April 25, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, with the hope this message finds you in good happiness and health as we enter the last week of April. We greatly appreciate all of your efforts to empower our learners to bring forth their best performance on the SBAC (Smarter... Read more

Monday Message – April 18, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we conclude Easter festivities. We are thrilled to see the growth at our school in project-based learning activities, and are excited to share that this week we will witness... Read more

Monday Message – April 11, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and welcome to the new month of April. We now find ourselves in the fourth quarter of the 2021-2022 school year and are happy to share that we look forward to having you on campus for a number of... Read more

Monday Message – April 4, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we start the new month of April. The character trait focus for the month of March was COMMUNITY and fortunately this word fits perfectly... Read more

Monday Message – March 28, 2022

Message from the Director Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this last Monday Message of March finds you in good health and happiness. The author Roy Bennett once penned: “Every challenge, every adversity, contains within it the seeds of opportunity and growth,” and this statement perfectly captures your amazing... Read more

Monday Message – March 21, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds everyone in good spirits after the Spring Break. We look forward to welcoming back our learners on Monday, March 21st, to commence the last quarter of the 2021-2022 school year. Our next public Alaka’i O Kaua’i... Read more

Monday Message – March 14, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you all safe, happy, and healthy as we see numerous restrictions being removed in our society. We greatly appreciate your support of our unique charter school, especially in a reflective lens of the challenges we all... Read more

Monday Message – March 7, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this first Monday Message of March finds you all safe, happy, and healthy. Mahalo nui for your support of the recent Learner-Led Conferences that we hosted on campus the last two Fridays. It was wonderful to host ohana on... Read more

Monday Message – February 28, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message finds you in good happiness and health as we move toward the start of the month of March. Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school. The Team Ko Store opened on campus last week,... Read more

Monday Message – February 21, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we sail through the month of February. It is a little hard to imagine that we are roughly two-thirds of the way through the 2021-22 school year already. We... Read more

Monday Message – February 14, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we sail through the month of February. Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you, and I trust the day will bring joy, love, and chocolate to your life. Alaka’i... Read more

Monday Message – February 7, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. The philosopher Kahili Gibran once wrote, “Kindness is like snow-it beautifies everything it covers.” These wise words perfectly capture the kindness and generosity of our learning community in supporting our... Read more

Monday Message – January 31, 2022

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we head into the month of February. Our character trait focus February is COOPERATION, and this word is extremely timely as we greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation as we... Read more

Monday Message – January 24, 2022

Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this Monday Message finds you and your ohana in good health and happiness. We wish to express our gratitude for your efforts to keep our campus safe and open for our keiki’s education. This week we will celebrate national “School Choice Week ”... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Charter School

Monday Message – January 17, 2022

Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you and your ohana in good happiness and health as we move deeper into the month of January. We greatly appreciate your support of our unique charter school, and it was exciting to have our DreamUp to Space project-based learning... Read more

Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – January 10, 2022

Aloha kakahiaka to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we roll into 2022. We had a wonderful transition back to campus last week and it was GREAT to see everyone again to hear of their Winter Break... Read more

Monday Message

Monday Message – December 20, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. I hope this message finds you enjoying the start of the annual Winter Break. We had an exciting last week on campus complete with our Festive Spirit Week, the Christmas Craft Fair for animal preservation charities, the conclusion of the... Read more

Kauai

Monday Message – December 13, 2021

Aloha kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we roll into the last full week of school prior to the winter break. Mahalo for your efforts to keep school healthy, safe, and open daily for a... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Charter School

Monday Message – Dec. 6, 2021

Aloha kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we roll into the festive month of December. Mahalo for your efforts to keep our school living up to our name of “leaders of Kaua’i.” It was refreshing... Read more

Thanksgiving Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – November 29, 2021

Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you recovering from way too much turkey, way too much fun, and way too much enjoyment as we roll back to school after the Thanksgiving holiday. Hopefully we all had the opportunity to reflect on the many blessings we have... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Thanksgiving

Monday Message – November 22, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you healthy and safe as we head into the final week before Thanksgiving. Mahalo for your diligence, understanding, and collaboration as everyone works together to address COVID finding its way to our... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Student

Monday Message – November 15, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you healthy and safe. Mahalo for your flexibility and adaptability in a calendar change for the school on Friday, when we shifted to a Professional Learning Day. Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School... Read more

Alakai Celebration Of Learning

Monday Message – November 8, 2021

​​Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. On behalf of our amazing school, I hope this message finds you well after an epic adventure on campus Friday. Mahalo nui to everyone who contributed to the incredible “Dream Up to Space” project and the Celebration of Learning. Alaka’i O... Read more

DreamUp To Space Collage

Monday Message – November 1, 2021

Director’s Message Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and welcome to the month of November. We finished off the month of October with an astounding “Trunk or Treat” event last Friday. This was just tons of fun for all involved. We greatly appreciate your support in making this possible. Mahalo... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Trunk or Treat

Monday Message – October 25, 2021

Aloha kakou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness after the Fall Break. The learners quickly settled back into the routines on campus and we enjoyed some eventful activities last week. We experienced a first time event on... Read more

Monday Message Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – October 18, 2021

Director’s Message Aloha good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. I hope this message finds you in good health and happiness after the annual fall break. A quieter week on campus provides a wonderful opportunity to showcase the generous individuals who serve on the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Board of Directors. These selfless... Read more

Monday Message Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – October 11, 2021

Director’s Message Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and welcome to the Fall Break. Hard to imagine that we have already completed ten weeks of school and have been blessed with zero COVID cases, zero COVID close contacts and zero class closure due to quarantine. We... Read more

Playground Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – October 4, 2021

Director’s Message Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. On behalf of our entire school, we hope this message finds you in good health and happiness in this first week in October. Mahalo for your efforts to keep our campus safe, healthy and open. We once again wish... Read more

Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – September 27, 2021

Director’s Message Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. We trust this message finds you in good health and happiness. We wish to share our gratitude and appreciation to everyone for your efforts to keep our campus open without any closures or quarantines thus far. We acknowledge your diligence in keeping... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Art

Monday Message – September 20, 2021

Director’s Message Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. We are pleased to share that the character trait for the month of September, Responsibility, is clearly evident on campus daily. Mahalo to everyone on campus for keeping... Read more

Alakai

Monday Message – September 13, 2021

Director’s Message Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. We hope this message finds you in good happiness and health. We settled back into another good week on campus after the Labor Day long weekend complete with our SBAC Celebration Day on Friday. Mahalo to many of you... Read more

Alakai Collage

Monday Message – September 6, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we turn the calendar over to the month of September. We now move to a new character trait in which the focus for the month will be RESPONSIBILITY. 2020-2021... Read more

Bulletin Board Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – August 30, 2021

Director’s Message Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. We hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we sail into the month of September. Mahalo to everyone who contributed to a successful opening month of the 2021-2022 school year. We greatly appreciate the efforts... Read more

Alaka'i O Kau Kaua'i

Monday Message – August 23, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. On behalf of our entire staff, we hope this message finds you as well as your ohana in good health and happiness. We are sincerely blessed to have a true learning community where everyone just jumps right in to help... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners chalkboard welcome

Monday Message – August 16, 2021

Aloha to the supportive people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. Mahalo for your efforts in helping us continue to enjoy a successful start to the 2021-2022 school year. Each and every day we see improvements on campus as we settle... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners

Monday Message – August 9, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds everyone in good health and happiness after an excellent start to the 2021-2022 school year. Last week could be described with these wise words from Zig Ziglar: “You don’t have to be great to start,... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School campus cleanup day

Monday Message – August 2, 2021

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this messages finds your ohana enjoying the last few days of summer break in health and happiness. Where did the time go? Seems like yesterday we were sadly saying good-bye to our learners and now we look... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School campus landscaping

Weekly Message – July 21, 2021

Aloha to the good people on the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you enjoying a wonderful summer vacation with ohana. Time flies when we’re having fun, and we now find ourselves counting down to the day we welcome our learners back to campus: Tuesday, August 3. Preparations for... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i staff and campus

Monday Message – June 7, 2021

Happy summer holidays to all the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. Although school is not in session for our keiki, our charter school will remain open for the entire summer to serve the needs of our learning community.... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i talent show Dr. B

Monday Message – May 31, 2021

Aloha to the great people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community as we conclude the 2020-2021 school year. Mahalo to you all for your courage to embrace the unknown and bravely step forward in unison with our school despite the challenges of the pandemic. At some point in the future, we will... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners celebrate Na Kupu Lau

Monday Message – May 24, 2021

Aloha to the supportive people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we near the conclusion of a most interesting 2020-2021 school year. Last Friday we hosted Na Kupu Lau (Spring Celebration) on campus. Mahalo to all the great people who... Read more

Alakai O Kauai learner art tree painted wall van Gogh flowers

Monday Message – May 17, 2021

Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds all in good health and happiness. We enjoyed another good week on campus at our unique charter school, including several events in our beautiful Kahili Valley. Project-based learning continues to blossom as we enter mid-May. The beautiful artwork of... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners project-based learning testing

Monday Message – May 10, 2021

Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. We sincerely hope that all the mothers in our learning community enjoyed some well-deserved spoiling on Mother’s Day for all you do for your keiki, ohana, and our island. Speaking of spoiling, we greatly... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners outside

Monday Message – May 3, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you well as we enter the last month of the 2020-2021 school year. The character trait focus for the month of May is leadership. Examples of leadership can easily be found on campus! Alaka’i O Kaua’i... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Ms. Z and outdoor classroom

Monday Message – April 26, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we enter the last week of April. A change to the school calendar that we wish to share with you is that Thursday, April 29, will be normal... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners mosaic art ocean turtle

Monday Message – April 19, 2021

Aloha to the supportive people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness. We continue to evolve and move forward as a unique charter school, and here are just a few examples from the last week. We embrace the opportunity to provide... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners basketball Easter

Monday Message – April 12, 2021

Aloha to all in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness. Mahalo to all who participated in the National Tropical Botanical Garden Easter Eggstravaganza held on Easter Sunday on their beautiful grounds. We greatly appreciate the great work by our PTN... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i campus learner helicopter

Monday Message – April 5, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we turn the calendar over to the month of April. This month we will focus on a new character trait of curiosity. At our unique charter school, we are blessed... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School sign and road

Monday Message – March 29, 2021

Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this Monday Message finds you in good health and happiness. Last week we welcomed back our learners after the annual spring break, and everyone quickly adjusted to life in beautiful Kahili Valley. We enjoyed a few days of brilliant bright sunshine on... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners and facilitators art turtle

Monday Message – March 22, 2021

Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope everyone enjoyed a restful Spring Break last week. We now move ourselves into the fourth quarter of the 2020-2021 school year with a multitude of exciting events coming up. As our unique charter school continues to positively evolve, it might be a... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i band

Monday Message – March 15, 2021

Aloha to the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness at the start of the annual spring break. The time away from campus gives our learners and facilitators an opportunity to recharge their batteries before we quickly head into the fourth quarter of... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners and staff celebrate reading

Monday Message – March 8, 2021

Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you all in good health and happiness as we enter the month of March. We greatly appreciate your support of our Read Across America Week on campus, which featured numerous fun events to empower the joy of reading. We started... Read more

Alakai O Kauai learners make art with ocean plastic waste

Monday Message – March 1, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we enter the month of March. Mahalo to all for your cooperative spirit in helping us host our Learner-Led Conferences on campus last week. It was fantastic to... Read more

Alakai O Kauai learners play in gym and outdoor campus

Monday Message – February 22, 2021

Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this Monday Message finds you in good health and happiness. Many people have become curious about our unique charter school nestled back in beautiful Kahili Valley and wondered exactly what differentiates Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School from other institutions. It is surprisingly easy... Read more

Alakai O Kauai collage learners and board of directors and facilitator

Monday Message – February 15, 2021

Aloha to all the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we celebrate Valentine’s Day and Presidents’ Day weekend. We had incredible amounts of fun learning on campus again last week. Check out the sheer joy of our 6th... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i outdoor campus views and learners celebrate 100 days of school

Monday Message – February 8, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness after the first week of February. We enjoyed a great start to the month with the sheer excitement of “Penny Wars,” sponsored by our supportive PTN. Our learners were incredibly... Read more

Monday Message Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – February 1, 2021

Aloha to the great people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness as we turn our calendars over to a new month. As we move into February, we will introduce a new character trait focus for all, which is kindness. During this... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School campus horse

Monday Message – January 25, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. Another fabulous week on campus with our learners in beautiful Kahili Valley. Check out the bountiful harvest of citrus fruits complete with a happy equine named Saber in the... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Monday Message

Monday Message – January 18, 2021

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this message finds the start of 2021 treating you well. One of the challenges of the 2020-2021 school year is the loss of welcoming the fantastic people in our learning community on campus. We deeply appreciate that you have... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School learners and facilitator outdoor campus

Monday Message – January 11, 2021

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope the start of 2021 has treated you well. It was a marvelous week on campus as we moved back to the green level in our revised School Opening Plan and welcomed back all the learners all... Read more

Alakai O Kauai campus fruit tree

Monday Message – January 4, 2021

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope the start of 2021 has treated you well. As we mark the end of winter break, we sincerely wish that everyone enjoyed a happy and healthy break away from school. We greatly appreciate the efforts of the... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i campus collage: spelling bee, Santa visit, flagpole

Monday Message – December 21, 2020

Early Edition – Happy Winter Break! Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. With this message we now find ourselves at the midpoint of the 2020-2021 school year, which is a perfect time to reflect on... Read more

Alakai O Kauai campus outside goats

Monday Message – December 14, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. As we see the number of active COVID cases on Kaua’i decrease, it gives us hope and an opportunity to refresh understandings of the revised school opening plan. We... Read more

collage of Alaka'i O Kaua'i school building and outdoor grounds with palm tree and body of water

Monday Message – December 7, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you well in this festive month of December. One of my favorite books that our learners on campus might know is “Pete the Cat and the Treasure Map.” The author James Dean creates a powerful... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i learners pose together outside

Monday Message – November 30, 2020

Aloha to the great people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hopefully you have recovered from a “turkey coma” caused by a happy Thanksgiving filled with family, food, and fun. Mahalo for your efforts to keep our beautiful island and unique school safe. Although we remain in the yellow level of... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Distance Learning

Monday Message – November 23, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. Mahalo for your efforts in the transition to the yellow level in our revised school opening plan as we shifted to a hybrid model of education. Although all of... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Campus

Monday Message – November 16, 2020

Aloha to the great people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health today. With the number of active COVID cases on Kaua’i climbing, we all share the same sadness of moving from a GREEN level (on-campus face-to-face education) to YELLOW level (hybrid model) in... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Charter School

Monday Message – November 9, 2020

Aloha to the good people of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness in the month of November. With the shift of seasons, heavier rains are coming to campus. Mahalo to those families who have already sent raincoats, umbrellas, and proper footwear to school with their... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Halloween Parade

Monday Message – November 2, 2020

Aloha to the great people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness in the first week of November. The end of October saw various projects to celebrate fall and the Halloween season.  Our creative learners, under the steady guidance of Ms. Nicole,... Read more

Outdoor Classroom Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – October 26, 2020

Aloha to the great people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. Congratulations, as we have now enjoyed two successful weeks on campus with all our learners. Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School continues to evolve in a positive direction. Under the steady guidance of... Read more

Alakai O Kauai campus and learners

Monday Message – October 19, 2020

Congratulations to all of the great people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community. Mahalo to your patience, adaptability, and leadership, our amazing charter school was able to return to on-campus face-to-face education after the Fall Break. This happy success story was made possible by the efforts of dedicated staff members, support provided... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Campus

Monday Message – October 12, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope your ohana enjoyed the annual Fall Break. We look forward to welcoming all our learners back to campus on Monday, October 12, to start the second quarter of the 2020-2021 school year as long as the active COVID... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School

Monday Message – October 5, 2020

Aloha to the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you well at the start of the month of October. Is it really October already? The great Jamaican philosopher Marcus Garvey once wrote, “With confidence you have won even before you have started.” These wise words accurately described the participants... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i

Monday Message – September 28, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. Last week our world saw the passing of a brilliant legal mind, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Associate Justice Ginsburg faithfully... Read more

Alaka'i O Kaua'i Charter School bus

Monday Message – September 21, 2020

Aloha to the great people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. At Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, we wish to acknowledge all the challenges and issues that are ongoing in our world right now. We see it, feel it, and live... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Kids

Monday Message – September 14, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community, and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. We were extremely pleased to commence our enrichment classes for our learners on campus after Labor Day. Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School is proud to share that we have hired... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Charter School

Monday Message – September 7, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the learning community of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and hope this message finds you healthy and happy. In the short history of our school, there are several talented people who have continuously contributed to ensure that Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School kept on moving ahead. One of those... Read more

Alakai O Kauai School

Monday Message – August 31, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. It was GREAT to welcome our vulnerable learners (kindergarten, grades 1 and 2, and Special Education) back to campus this week and see their happy faces in person. We also... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Bus

Monday Message – August 24, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this Monday Message finds you in good health and happiness. Mahalo to all who supported our on-campus face-to-face days with our facilitators this past week. Your adaptability in assisting with the shifts and changes that came about with rising... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Students

Monday Message – August 17, 2020

Aloha to the good people in the Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School learning community and hope this message finds you in good health and happiness. Mahalo for your incredible flexibility and patience with the announced changes that came forth last Tuesday from the Hawai’i Department of Education. Although we have been the only Hawai’i Department... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Campus

Monday Message – August 3, 2020

Many hands and many hearts made significant changes to our campus on our School Beautification Day! Mahalo!

Monday Message – April 20, 2020

Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i Families, Our team has prepared a special message for you while we continue online enrichment while safe at home! Your children’s education continues to happen in many unique ways in the current social distancing climate. A few of our facilitators have shared how learning enrichment continues with their learners. I hope... Read more

Monday Message – March 23, 2020

Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i Families, We miss seeing everyone and hope you’re taking good care of yourselves and one another during this unprecedented time. In consultation with the Hawaii State Charter Commission and Hawaii Department of Education, we have modified our schedule as detailed in the letter here. We will be in touch and keep... Read more

Monday Message – March 9, 2020

Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i Families! The Outdoor Classroom has launched at Alaka’i O Kaua’i! Learners are already enjoying our new mud kitchen, loose-parts area, balance beam, and a freshly-mowed playground! Can’t wait to show you how much fun they’re having and all the learning they’re experiencing in the Outdoor Classroom! We are so grateful to... Read more

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Monday Message – February 24, 2020

Aloha, Alaka`i O Kaua`i Families!  Last Friday was a very special day for parents and learners who attended a fantastic show performed by high school dancers from Tahiti. The Tahitian dancers closed out the show by inviting many of our learners to dance with them. Last week was also an opportunity for parents to visit... Read more

Presidents Day

Monday Message – February 17, 2020

Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i Families, We will be closed on Monday, February 17, in observance of  Presidents’ Day. We look forward to seeing you when classes resume Tuesday, February 18! The Alaka’i O Kaua’i Team

Monday Message – February 10, 2020

Aloha, Alaka`i O Kaua`i Families, We have some very exciting news to share with you. Please read on for a special announcement about an upcoming benefit concert for our school featuring a beloved musical legend! In addition, you’ll find info about our 2nd graders’ exciting POL this Monday afternoon, our learners’ social-emotional learning with the... Read more

Alakai O Kauai POL

Monday Message – February 3, 2020

Project-Based Learning at Its Finest! Last Friday, January 17, 2020, our 4th grade learners were able to present what they learned about a Hawaiian Cultural practice. Leading up to the Presentation of Learning, their 4th grade facilitator, Ms. G., described their driving question and its outcome as follows: What value did the Wa’a (double hull... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Charter School

Monday Message – January 27, 2020

Aloha, Alaka`i O Kaua`i families, We are so grateful to our community for the support they show our Alaka`i O Kaua`i learners. On Tuesday, January 14, our learners were visited by the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach and given dictionaries to support their learning and build their vocabulary. This was a very exciting day for... Read more

MLK Day

Monday Message – January 20, 2020

Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School Families, We find great inspiration in the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., who dedicated his life to the work of love, justice, true peace, and mercy. This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates his great legacy. Observed each year on the... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Charter School

Monday Message – January 13, 2020

Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i families, I hope your children had a fun-filled time back at school last week! Please check out our Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School culture article, our exciting spelling bee results, and a friendly rainy-day request below. We’re looking forward to another wonderful week at Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School! Mahalo! Frederick... Read more

Monday Message – January 6, 2020

Aloha, Alaka’i O Kaua’i families, I hope you had a rejuvenating Winter Break, resting and enjoying family fun.  We’re looking forward to welcoming learners back on Tuesday, January 7, for another great week at Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School. On Friday, we’ll host our Alaka’i O Kaua’i Spelling Bee for grades 4-6. Read all about... Read more

Winter Production Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – December 16, 2019

Aloha, Alaka`i O Kaua`i school community, We had our wonderful first annual Winter Production on Friday! Thank you to our learners, facilitators, and families for making the event so special. Read all about it below. Winter Break is coming soon! Learners will have a short week of classes, Monday through Thursday. Friday is a facilitator... Read more

Monday Message – December 9, 2019

Aloha, Alaka`i O Kaua`i families, All of our classes have been working diligently on project-based learning units. It is always a pleasure for me to walk into every classroom each and every day and observe the different methods and styles our Alaka`i O Kaua`i school facilitators use to help learners grow academically and socially.  This... Read more

Monday Message – November 25, 2019

Aloha, Alaka`i O Kaua`i families, This week we will have school Monday through Wednesday, and then we’ll have a break on Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for Thanksgiving weekend. As our learners enjoy a well-deserved break, I wish you all a restful and joyous Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. Mahalo! Sincerely, Frederick... Read more

Veterans Day

Monday Message – November 11, 2019

Aloha, Alaka`i O Kaua`i families, On Monday, November 11, we will observe Veterans Day, honoring those who have served our country in the Armed Forces, including those in our Alaka`i O Kaua`i community. Our learners gave me cards for Veterans Day in celebration of my service as a U.S.  Air Force veteran, and I want to personally thank them... Read more

Monday Message – October 28, 2019

Aloha, Parents and Guardians,  “Education can only fulfill its promise as the great equalizer — a force that can overcome differences in privilege and background — when we work to ensure that students are in school every day and receive the support they need to learn and thrive. Students who are chronically absent — meaning... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Students

Monday Message – October 14, 2019

Presentations of Learning Alaka’i O Kaua’i recently wrapped up some wonderful Presentations of Learning (POLs) on campus.  The week of Oct. 1 was an exciting time because parents and guardians were invited to attend the POL exhibited by our learners for the first time this school year. As I roamed around the school, it was... Read more

Monday Message – October 7, 2019

As we are well into our new school year, Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) meetings have started, with learners collaborating with parents, guardians and facilitators to create a plan that includes goals academically aligned to state standards and social-emotional goals. The goal of an ILP is to enable Alaka`i O Kaua`i learners to reflect upon and... Read more

Monday Message – September 16, 2019

Aloha, Everyone! Our second grade learners have been studying dinosaurs for the past three weeks, and we are going on Week Four of this PBL with two more weeks of dinosaur study to go! So far, we have learned which dinosaurs are carnivores and herbivores. We have discussed the different possibilities of why and how... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Students

Monday Message – September 2, 2019

“Project Based Learning (PBL) is an inquiry-based process designed around important questions or problems that need to be answered or solved. Throughout the process, students are compelled to acquire core knowledge and other information necessary to answer the questions or solve the problems. The overall process leads to deeper learning and enduring understanding.” – Thom... Read more

Monday Message – August 26, 2019

Last week marked a very special week for most of our learners! Our 3rd-6th graders got to experience a combination of art, music, and Hawaiian culture activities. Next week, all of our learners will experience one of four specials (Spanish, music, art, Hawaiiana). I took the opportunity to observe learners participating in all of these... Read more

Monday Message – August 19, 2019

The dust is settling after our first two weeks of the 2019-2020 school year, and we are off to a wonderful start! It is great to see learners happy to come back to Alaka`i O Kaua`i Charter School for a second year, and new learners make us their school of choice. As I greeted learners... Read more

Alakai O Kauai

Monday Message – August 12, 2019

I hope everyone will agree that we had a great start to the first week of our 2019-2020 school year. The success in starting our second year was contingent on two factors: school front office help and school staff (Ms. Clair Woolger, Ms. Giselle Gregorius, and Mr. John McAlister), but most of all, parent volunteers... Read more

Monday Message – June 24, 2019

Ms. Ari’s kindergarten Showcase of Unique Learning was a fabulous event for everyone. First, the learners served their families food that they made at school: healthy candy (made with nuts, raisins, and honey), mashed potatoes, and fried potatoes. Then the learners sang a fun song about potatoes, after having learned all about potatoes, from how... Read more

Alakai O Kauai Playground

Monday Message – June 17, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians, I cannot express how happy I am to continue to partner with you in the education of your child. I feel very fortunate to have a job that I really love and enjoy! The most enjoyable part for me is serving learners, facilitators, and you, the parents. I define myself as... Read more

Monday Message – June 10, 2019

Project-Based Learning Bubbles Up Who would have thought that learners can enjoy blowing bubbles and learn at the same time? To walk into a classroom and see learners blowing bubbles was amazing. I immediately had a conversation with our 3rd/4th grade facilitator, Ms. Ashley, to find out what her learners were learning from simply blowing... Read more

Monday Message – June 3, 2019

On May 22, Miss Katie and Miss Ashley’s 4th grade and Miss Amy’s 5th grade learners set out on the first overnight adventure for Alaka`i O Kaua’i learners. After three days and two nights at Kokee’s Discovery Center, they returned to campus renewed with stronger relationships and a clearer vision of their role as Alaka`i... Read more

Monday Message – May 27, 2019

Project-Based Learning with Ms. Z Fe-Fi-Fo-Fum! I smell the learning of little ones! Project-based learning gives Alaka’i the unique opportunity for learners to interact with literature in a hands-on way. In kindergarten, we are studying the power of fairy tales so we can create our own! Each week the class gets to study a new... Read more

Monday Message – May 20, 2019

Morning Meeting K-12 schools have changed considerably since 2001, when No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was enacted. The whole purpose behind NCLB was to ensure that no child was left behind academically by nationally assessing all students to determine whether or not academic progress was being accomplished in all schools, regardless of the socio-economic status... Read more

Monday Message – May 13, 2019

One of the joys of Project-Based Learning is seeing our learners focus on topics that are meaningful, that have an impact on the 21st Century world we live in now, and in the future. Our 5th-grade class chose a project that focuses on the impact certain industries have on our water supply globally. The driving... Read more

Monday Message – May 6, 2019

Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School Project-Based Learning – Focus on Kindergarten! Unlike traditional Hawaii K-12 public schools that spend lots of time giving learners worksheets and preparing them for the annual state standardized tests; Alaka`i O Kaua`i Charter School believes that teaching children how to think critically and creatively in a variety of ways should... Read more

Monday Message – April 29, 2019

Social Emotional Education The foundation of Alaka`i O Kaua`i Charter School centers around Project-Based Learning, 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students, Love and Logic, and the social emotional development of all our learners. We encourage all our facilitators (teachers) to help our learners become aware of their social emotional feelings, and the social emotional feelings... Read more

Monday Message – April 22, 2019

Two Sundays ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the Desperado Orchestra Music Ensemble Spring Music Recital. Some of our learners participated in the recital, which was held at Elele Elementary School. After watching our learners participate, I realized that we need to start a music program at our school next year. Three of our... Read more

Monday Message – April 15, 2019

As I perform my daily classroom visits, I am so proud to see the depth of learning and understanding that our learners are experiencing at Alaka`i O Kaua`i Charter School. This depth of knowledge and understanding is displayed by the outstanding facilitators who are facilitating the learning your children receive on a daily basis at... Read more

Monday Message – April 8, 2019

Last Thursday morning, I met with a family in my office who left our school a few months ago, but decided that they wanted their son to return to our school for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition, they will be bringing a second child who will be starting kindergarten in the fall. They said... Read more

Monday Message – April 1, 2019

“The research is clear: if children cannot read proficiently by the end of third grade, they face daunting hurdles to success in school and beyond. Third grade marks a pivot point in reading. Reading is the ‘Open, Sesame’ for acquiring knowledge: Learn to read, and you can read to learn just about anything. … But... Read more

Monday Message – March 25, 2019

Alaka’i O Kaua’i will be hosting Learner-Led Conferences on March 28th and 29th. Thursday, March 28th will be a minimum day (Dismissal at 1:40 p.m.)  to provide our families ample opportunities to sign up for a slot most convenient for their family. Please be on the lookout for an email or notification from your child’s... Read more

Monday Message – March 11, 2019

I moved to Hawaii (Oahu) more than 20 years ago. There was a phrase I would often hear on our local radio and television stations: “Lucky we live Hawaii.” I always felt good when I heard that phrase, because I knew how fortunate it was to be provided the opportunity to move to Hawaii, via... Read more

Monday Message – March 4, 2019

Based on the response I received about last week’s Monday Message, I realize that our Monday Message is read by many people outside of small school community. Conversations I’ve had with some parents indicated that relatives (aunties, uncles, grandparents, etc.) of our learners are reading our Monday Message, as well. Therefore, I would like to... Read more

Monday Message – Feb. 25, 2019

Here we are again, the beginning of a new school week. I was performing my daily routine of visiting classrooms to make sure our facilitators and learners are safe, discussing the topic of the day or a continuation of what they learned the previous week. All of sudden, three words on a bulletin board outside... Read more

Monday Message – Feb. 18, 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians, On Wednesday, Reports of Progress (ROP) will be sent home. This message serves as a guide to help you understand the ROP, as well as differentiate how academic and social-emotional mastery and growth is measured at Alaka’i O Kaua’i. You will find that there are many unique elements to our Report... Read more

Monday Message – Feb. 11, 2019

As I was walking to school last week, I happened upon one of my kindergarten facilitators. I asked her, “How is project-based learning working out with such young learners?” She replied, “It is the best way for children to learn at their level of understanding and development.” I was struck by her response, because she... Read more

Monday Message – Jan. 28, 2019

Dear Alaka’i O Kaua’i Ohana, I have been a school leader for well over 20 years, and one very important ingredient that existed in all of my previous schools was a high level of parent of involvement! Parent involvement is why I love charter schools, since it is usually parents, educators, and community leaders who... Read more

Monday Message – Jan. 21, 2019

Aloha Alaka’i O Kaua’i Families, We had another amazing week! One of the highlights was Miss Ari’s kindergarten walking field trip to our pond for a music class and nature study. First, a learner carefully demonstrated the boundaries for safe exploration to his classmates. Then, the class listened to the beautiful sounds of a singing... Read more

Monday Message – Jan. 14, 2019

Aloha All, As we kick off the second week of 2019, we are adding some new initiatives for learners to follow at Alaka`i O Kaua’i Charter School, and we want to begin by introducing our new SCHOOL SONG! With the help of the fifth-grade class, we are changing some of the lyrics to suit our... Read more

Monday Message – Jan. 7, 2019

Aloha All, Happy New Year! Although this is not the start of a new school year, it is a new start for me as the Director of Alaka`i O Kaua’i Charter School. I cannot express to you how excited I am to partner with you in the education of your children. During my new director... Read more

Monday Message – Dec. 17, 2018

Dear Parents, In his 1926 classic, “Winnie the Pooh,” A.A. Milne wrote, “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” Our little pink friend was grateful for the abundance he had in his life: great friends, a warm place to sleep, and a... Read more

Monday Message – Dec. 10, 2018

Dear Parents, We would like to invite you and your family to join us for our first Presentation of Learning, this Friday, Dec. 14, from 12:30-1:40 p.m. Our first school-wide project is based around the creation of a school garden, with each grade choosing a different focus and driving question for their inquiry-based unit of... Read more

Monday Message – Dec. 3, 2018

Dear Parents, Alaka’i O Kaua’i has several upcoming opportunities for parent involvement over the next few weeks. I would like to invite you to join me for our 2nd Coffee and Conversation, this Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 8:15 a.m., in the library. We also have our Alaka’i Ohana Network meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 5, after... Read more

Monday Message – Nov. 26, 2018

Dear Parents, We were thrilled to welcome new director Fred Birkett last week. The staff and learners enjoyed seeing him on campus and getting to know him. Mr. Birkett will be participating in new director onboarding at iLEAD Schools in California for the next few weeks, and he will return to school on December 17th.... Read more

Monday Message – Nov. 18, 2018

Dear Parents, We held the first Alaka’i Ohana Multicultural Feast last Friday, Nov. 16, and enjoyed a day of fun, fellowship, and great food. I would like to thank all of the parents and families who attended, brought food, helped set up, serve, and clean up afterward. There were so many smiling faces and full... Read more

Monday Message – Nov. 12, 2018

Dear Parents, We held the first Alaka’i Ohana Network meeting last week, and it was very well attended. We are fortunate to have parents that are not only skilled in fundraising, event planning, marketing, and volunteering, but are deeply passionate about supporting our school! Our 2nd meeting is planned for this Friday, Nov 16, at... Read more

Monday Message – Nov. 5, 2018

Dear Parents, Magical things take place here every day at Alaka’i O Kaua’i. My favorite parts of the day are when I visit the classrooms and get to know the learners. Last week, the fifth-graders created their own business plan to sell Halloween-o-grams, voted on what product to make, designed the order form, collected and... Read more

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