AATSP Hawai'i Fall Newsletter


Chapter Elections

We are happy to welcome our new chapter officers: President Rosa Bell, President-Elect Diana Cristina Williams, and Poster Contest Coordinator Nancy Wysard. ¡Felicidades a todas!

2019 National Poster Contest


Congratulations to Zaina Abdul-Ghani from Mid-Pacific Institute for winning 3rd Place nationally in the 2019 Poster Contest for her digital Poster. ¡Enhorabuena! Our new Poster Contest Coordinator, Nancy Wysard will be sending out information on the 2020 Poster Contest soon.
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We would also like to congratulate Zainia Abdul-Ghani from Mid-Pacific Institute for having her original art work on El poder de la mujer latina published in Albricias, the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica's student journal. ¡Felicidades, Zainia!

Remember, the theme for the next issue is: "Mitos y leyendas / Mitos e lendas". The deadline for submission of your students work for the March 2020 issue of Albricias is December 1st, 2019.

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De isla a isla: Recycle for Puerto Rico Project

Many of us know first hand the rewards and challenges of island life and still have memories of Hurricane Iniki in 1992. As we know recovering from natural disasters is a process and takes time. The islands of Puerto Rico and Vieques are still very much in this process as they recover from the impact of Hurricane Maria. As a chapter, we would like to continue to support our hermanos boricuas.

To do this, our chapter will be working on a project to help fund raise for the Centro Paso Community Center in Aibonito, PR. In this project we will collect recyclables and redeem them at local redemption centers from December 1st, 2019-March 1st, 2020. The funds raised will be donated to the Centro Paso Community Center in Aibonito, Puerto Rico which provides after-school programs and other services for the community in Aibonito, PR. If you are interested in having your class participate, you can sign up via the link below and we will send you more information. This project is open to all teachers K-12 and higher-ed who are AATSP members and would like to have their class(es) participate.

Click here to sign up and participate.

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JCHS 2019 Multicultural Festival Sharing Our Cultural Identities Through Languages and Culture

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 11am-5pm

91-980 North Road

Ewa Beach, HI

The 2019 JCHS multicultural Festival is right around the corner!

This is a free admission event for everyone. Our program will start at 11:30am until 5:00pm (closing with a life salsa orquesta and dance).

There will be music, performances, vendors, local and international food.

Please forward this email to everybody to support the Multicultural festival leaders and the Lemon Tree Multicultural project. Our AATSP Chapter Hawai'i will also participate in this event with an informational booth for new teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and everyone interested in learning more about our chapter.

This is a preview of our festival international performances by world language students:

Festival starts at 11:00am ends at 5:00pm - show begins at 11:30am

  • ROTC Color Guard arrives and present the National Anthem and Hawai'i Pono’i
  • Ritual starts with a chant from Hawaiian Language class students
  • Taiko Drums
  • Ewalani hula maids
  • Moanalua HS Nanta team Korean drum performance
  • Japanese presentation
  • Mililani HS Tango Dance
  • JCHS Filipino dance
  • Linda Melodia Academy of dance
  • Conjunto Cultura y Folklore Aloha Panama and JCHS Spanish class
  • Bachata by Lacey Souza and students with exceptionalities
  • JCHS Jazz band play Havana with Lacey Souza and Alliah Burke
  • Sabers Singers
  • International Fashion show
  • Portuguese Performance
  • Mambo Dance by Alma de Mambo
  • Aguadulce Band oye como va closing the festival with salsa and dance

AATSP 102nd Annual Conference, San Juan, PR

Thursday, July 9th 2020 at 8am to Sunday, July 12th 2020 at 5pm

1 Calle San Gerónimo

San Juan, San Juan

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) is the United States’ leading organization in serving educators to support the teaching and learning of Spanish and Portuguese (K-16+). We provide a forum for instructors from the U.S. and abroad during our AATSP Annual Conference that includes 250-300 events during 3 1/2 days of discussions, workshops, sessions, exhibits, speeches, and awards that reflect trends, interests, and the needs of language educators. Our 2020 Conference will be in San Juan, Puerto Rico from July 9th-12th, 2020.

Visit the AATSP website for more information.

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