Catch the Wind Staff Bulletin

Week of 1/18/16 - 1/22/16

A Message from Keoki

Aloha Faculty and Staff,


Over the next year and a half our school will undergo the rigorous Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation process. WASC is a educational governing body that provides oversight and evaluation to thousands of schools and colleges on the West Coast and in the Pacific. Their goal is to determine if a school has clearly articulated goals and objectives that assure effectiveness for teaching and learning.


A team of WASC evaluators will meet with parents, teachers, students and community members in addition to a comprehensive review of school systems and documentation throughout the accreditation process. The final report will determine whether or not we meet the criteria to be officially accredited. While the process is quite extensive, its something we will look forward to because it will afford us the opportunity to review everything about our school. It will provide us with insight from an objective third party on how we are doing and provide suggestions for improvement. We very much look forward to this process and will keep you informed along the way. You can find more information about WASC on their website http://www.acswasc.org/.


"LET'S BE GREAT FOR ALL 458, STUDENTS"

Keoki Fraser

This Week's Events

January 18

  • Martin Luther King Jr Day - No School


January 19

  • Kindergarten Articulation at 12:30 pm in B1


January 20

  • PTA Meeting at 8:15 am in the cafeteria - Please excuse Avery Mapes and Taylor Outtrim
  • Grade 3 Articulation at 10:15 am in B1
  • Faculty Meeting at 1:45 pm in the library


January 21

  • Report Cards due to Gayle for printing
  • Grade 4 Articulation at 10:15 am in B1
  • Grade 1 Articulation at 12:30 pm in B1


January 22

  • Keoki is out. Trisha is TIC.
  • Send 2nd quarter report cards home
  • Grade 5/6 Articulation at 9:00 am in B1
  • Grade 2 Articulation at 12:30 pm in B1


January 23

  • Code.org Workshop in the library
  • PTA Rummage Sale at 7 am - 12 pm in the cafeteria

PTA Rummage Sale

Proceeds benefit the school library!



Please donate your gently used items starting on Tuesday, January 19th – Friday, January 22nd before and after school. Please do NOT leave your donations outside the cafeteria. We will have volunteers help you unload your donations and take them to the cafeteria.



Please donate items in good, usable condition; all electronics must be able to be plugged in and work. All donations are tax deductible; ask a volunteer for a donation slip.



Contact Fenny Evers at 831-264-3071 with any questions. VOLUNTEERS WELCOME and ADORED especially during Friday sorting and Saturday event!



Come and shop on Saturday the 23rd from

7am to 12pm

RTI Tier 2 and 3 Pull-Out Begin This Week!

Round 2 of RTI begins this week. Click here to view the schedule. Round 1 Progress Reports and Extrance/Exit Letters should have gone home on Friday. Please send them home, if you did not do so already. Thanks!

Spring Enrichment Classes

Registration for Spring Enrichment Classes is now open. If you receive inquiries from parents, refer them to the school website OR contact Rebecca Gonser at rebecca_gonser@notes.k12.hi.us or 808-305-6712.

2016 Keiki Great Aloha Run

Join us at the 2016 Keiki Great Aloha Run on Saturday, February 13, 2016! It is a safe, 1.5 mile run around the Neal Blaisdell Center & McKinley High School for keiki 12 years & under, their family, school staff and supporters. $15 from each registration will be donated to `Aikahi's PE Program. Early registration is $20 and ends on 1/22, after that it is $25. To register, go to www.kahoomiki.org.

A Taste of Kindergarten

`Aikahi's Kindergarten Open House Registration Night is on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Parents and children will be able to meet the Kindergarten teachers, visit classrooms, and learn more about what a great school. Please see Jaime if you are able to attend and help out! Click here to see the flyer.

Upcoming Events

January 25 - 29
  • Spirit Week


January 26

  • ILT


January 27

  • Spring Enrichment Begins
  • Fire Drill at 9:15 am
  • Faculty Meeting at 1:45 pm in the library


January 29

  • Principal is out. Lynn is TIC.
  • Math and Chili Night at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria


February 1

  • PC Day for Teachers - No school for students