Monday message 03.07.2022

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 campus and have the learners share their classroom, school environment, and learnings from the school year thus far. It was a prime example of our character trait focus for the month of March, which is COMMUNITY, and we are blessed to have such an engaged learning community that supports our unique charter school.

Last week, we also celebrated “Read Across America” Spirit Week complete with theme days, special reading events, and even a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) time. We are extremely proud of all the learners who walked outside into the wonder of nature and enjoyed reading with a backdrop of Kahili Mountain.

We also enjoyed a special visitor on campus from Barrios Technology located in Houston, Texas. Ms. Sandy Johnson is the CEO of Barrios Technology and she kindly visited the Grade Four class to do a question and answer session about her company, which sends materials to and from the International Space Station. Her knowledge and experience that she shared captivated the learners and we learned much about the challenges of space travel plus space living. Ms. Johnson also met with Team Ko and left them with some gifts plus well wishes in their preparation. The official launch date for Team Ko experiment to the International Space Station has been delayed until October, but we all appreciate the opportunity to have additional time to prepare.

After the schoolwide DreamUp to Space project based activity concluded in November, the classes have now branched out into new projects that continue to pop up around campus and improve our daily lives here. Last year, the Grade Four class constructed an outdoor classroom that sees continued usage into this 2021-2022 school year. The Grade One and Grade Two class has beautified the campus in their project revolving around gardening and we see new trees plus the garden beds revitalized as proof of their excellent work.

We greatly appreciate your support of Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School and we sincerely hope that the last school week before Spring Break continues to go well for our learners here on campus.

Mahalo for your support of our unique charter school and malama pono.

DJ Adams
Po’o Kumu (Director), Alaka’i O Kaua’i Charter School, Koloa, Hawai’i

“Ua ola no i ka pane a ke aloha.”
There is life in a kindly reply.

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