Catch the Wind Weekly Bulletin

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

A Message from Principal Fraser

Aloha 'Aikahi Ohana,

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


Keoki Fraser

This Week's Events

January 16

  • 2nd Grade Playground Clean Up at 9 am at the `Aikahi Playground

January 18

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 20

  • PTA Meeting at 8:15 am in the cafeteria

January 22

  • 2nd Quarter report cards going home

January 23

  • PTA Rummage Sale at 7 am - 12 pm in the cafeteria

Spring Enrichment Classes

Registration for Spring Enrichment Classes is now open. Click here to see all the classes we offer. For more information, contact Rebecca Gonser at or 808-305-6712.

New Enrichment Classes Added!

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

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

A Taste of Kindergarten

Is your child starting Kindergarten this July 2016? If so, please join us for Kindergarten Open House Registration Night on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. You and your child will be able to meet the Kindergarten teachers, visit classrooms, and learn more about what a great school `Aikahi is! Please bring the documents needed to register. Click here for more information.

Click here to RSVP to this event.

Geographic Exceptions (GEs)

`Aikahi is now accepting Geographic Exceptions (GEs) for the 2016-17 school year. For more information on how to apply for a GE, click here or call our school's office at 808-254-7944. Please tell your friends and neighbors!

New Technology Acceptable Use Guidelines

Click here to view the DOE's new technology use guidelines. The copy of the agreement form was in your child's Take Home Tuesday Folder. Please read, sign, and return to school. Also, be sure to check off the appropriate boxes. If you do not turn in the form, your child will not be able to use any computer on campus. This includes IXL, KidBiz3000, Google Docs and/or AR Testing. Thank you!

Upcoming Events

January 25 - 29

  • Spirit Week

January 27

  • Spring Enrichment Classes Begin!

January 29

  • Math and Chili Night at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria

February 1

  • PC Day for Teachers - No school for students