Monday message 09.26.2022

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 Individualized Learning Plan meetings we held on campus last week. In a true project-based learning model, we faced the guiding question built on keeping the school operational while also facilitating these important meetings on campus for our learners and their ohana. We decided to turn to our imagination to address this challenge and determined that we would attempt an Enrichment Day on campus. This idea would allow for all the Individual Learning Plan Meetings to occur plus try new activities on campus during the school day for our keiki. This day also provided a perfect opportunity for us to host our third annual Alaka’i O Kaua’i Ninja Warrior competition.

Mahalo to everyone for making this Enrichment Day on campus a wonderful success for all and finding the WIN-WIN which is part of the Seven Habits we follow on campus.We greatly appreciate the curiosity and engagement of our leaners as they moved from station to station throughout the day. We acknowledge the incredible efforts of the staff to offer new stations and activities for our learners throughout the day plus our dedicated teachers for hosting all the meetings. We also wish to share our appreciation to all the parents who came to campus to participate in the Individual Learning Plan Meetings.

The Grade Six class was tasked to help the entire day operate as they were charged with the important duty of ensuring that each learner attended their Individual Learning Plan Meeting in the classroom. They clearly demonstrated their leadership skills and did an outstanding job of helping everyone on campus from Kindergarten to Grade Five. We are extremely proud of them embracing their responsibility at Alaka’i O Kaua’i and hope this important skill of leadership follows them forward in their lives.

Ho’omaika’i to all the participants in our Ninja Warrior competition and we are impressed with every single one of our keiki that tried the challenging course. The course record for this year was set by Sawyer Kimball who completed the multiple layer challenge in one minute and 4 seconds.

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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