Catch the Wind Weekly Bulletin

4/4 - 4/8

A Message from Principal Fraser

Dear Parents,

In the next few weeks students in Grade 3 through Grade 6 will be taking the Smarter Balance Assessment (SBA) in English Language Arts and Math. They have been working hard under the direction of their respective teachers this year and we look forward to them doing well on the assessments. While our priority is quality daily instruction and the "process" of learning throughout the year, we also know its important for our students to demonstrate their acquired knowledge on these important assessments. At school we will be communicating with them to give their best effort and to try their best on each question. Like anything success is best achieved when you focus on what you can control and that message also relieves stress and anxiety. Let's encourage them and make sure they are ready to do their best. Having a good nights rest and a healthy breakfast at home or school is a great way to ensure their minds are ready. These assessments are one indicator that we look at to determine the success of our school and the results help guide curriculum and instructional decisions. For more information about SBA please check on the following website.

Go Wind Riders!


Keoki Fraser

State Science Fair Winner!

Congratulations to 6th Grader, Mia for winning the first place award in the Jr. Research Division from Hawaii Botanical Society! She received a $120 cash prize! Way to go Mia!

Thank You for Recycling!

Thank you to all of you who came to our Aloha Aina Recycling Drive! It was a great success and we provided a way for our community to dispose of items in an environment-friendly way! Thank you to the students and parents who helped us too!

This Week's Events

April 4

  • Q3 STAR Party
  • Grade 4 HSA Science Assessment

April 8

  • Yellow Ribbon Day Assembly at 8:30 am in the cafeteria

April 9

  • We Love `Aikahi at 6:00 pm at Kaneohe Yacht Club

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) starting the second week of April. A letter with your child's specific testing dates and times will be sent home in this week's Tuesday folder.

Testing Schedule:

  • Grade 3: April 11 - 15

  • Grade 4: April 18 - 22

  • Grade 5 and 6: April 25 - 29

For more information about the SBA, go to

We Love `Aikahi

Tickets for We Love ‘Aikahi are still on sale now. Get dressed up and join us for dinner and dancing at the Kaneohe Yacht Club. Donations for the auction portion of the evening are currently being collected in the PCNC Room. Or if you would prefer, please donate a desert. All proceeds will directly benefit our school and our students through the PTA. Our PTA sponsors our Art, Music porgrams, Classroom Supplies, Enrichment Scholarships and much much more.

Color Fun Run

`Aikahi PTA is hosting a Color Fun Run on Saturday, April 30, 2016. `Aikahi students are free. Parents, teachers, and family will pay a $10 registration fee.

This is a fundraiser for the `Aikahi PTA. The PTA understands that this has been a very active fundraising school year. The 2015-16 school year has brought many new and exciting positive changes. These changes have resulted in many more funding requests for the PTA. Our hope is that with the success of this fundraiser, we can limit the amount of fundraisers for the 2016-17 school year and focus on just a few of our most successful events going forward.

For information, please see your Color Fun Run packet that was sent home in last week's Tuesday Folder or visit

If you would like to volunteer during the event, please contact Gina Salehi at

Box Tops Challenge!

The Student Council is hosting another Box Tops challenge. The class that has collected the most Box Top sheets by April 15th will win an Ice Cream Sundae party! If you need any extra sheets, click here.

Upcoming Events

April 11 - 15: Grade 3 SBA Testing

April 12: Grade 4 and 6 FT: HTY

April 13: Q3 Report Cards go home

April 18 - 22: Grade 4 SBA Testing

April 25 - 29: Grade 5 and 6 SBA Testing