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2017-18 School Year eNews Archive

The Priory Upper School

May 24 Parent eNews

Upper School Update - May 24

Aloha Upper School Families,

It’s an incredible time of year. At The Priory, we are blessed with many traditions, making this both a busy and exciting time of year. Our students are working hard to balance their involvement in events with a strong finish of the school year. Thank you for encouraging them to get lots of rest and to take good care of themselves so that they can enjoy the end of the year fun!

On Tuesday, or seniors delighted us with Senior Chapel. We enjoyed the gifts of music from Band, Orchestra and Choir, and the seniors used their creativity to describe their experience at The Priory with mylar balloons representing each letter of the alphabet. It was clear that they had put so much thought into reflecting on their many years here. On Wednesday, we held our annual awards ceremony and were able to recognize students who won awards that were national, local and school specific. Congratulations to many of our students who were recognized at this ceremony!

Priory in Lana‘i City
The Priory in the City seniors ventured to Lana‘i City thanks to the gracious hospitality of the Matsumoto and Utsugi ‘Ohana. Senior Kamryn Matsumoto and her family curated a special insider’s trip featuring executive visioning boards, tech farming and personalized hospitality. Highlights included an outing to the Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i, a tour of the restaurant Nobu, and a visit to the state-of-the-art hydroponic facility being built on the island. Click here to learn more about this extraordinary career trip. READ THE ARTICLE

Congratulations to our 2nd place Peace Poem winners at City Hall - Annabella Murdock (pictured in the second row first from the right), Katherine Course, and Lilia Alameida (not pictured).

Spring Performances Continue This Week: This past week our Spring Performances continued. On Wednesday, we were delighted with Mr. Uyeharaʻs Orchestra classes. The concert was an exhibition of learning for Beginning, Advanced Intermediate, Intermediate and Chamber Strings. As is tradition, seniors were part of this focus and this year he will be saying aloha to several seniors. This year we say Aloha to Sophia Zarella, Ailin Beveford, Taylor Chung, Emily Kurth, Kiana Hasegawa and Aliyah Abanes!

I hope to see many of you at The Choir Concert this Friday as we honor this year’s seniors and bid a fond farewell to Ms. Castro.

Lastly, we are excited to announce the East-West Center Hawaii Partnership for Youth (P4Y) is a global exchange program that brings together American youth from Hawaii and other US cities with their peers from the Asia Pacific region to focus on youth leadership and community revitalization through the lens of environmental stewardship, social and economic justice, and peace building.

In supporting P4Y Vision 2030, the leaders of Hawaiki Atua in New Zealand seek to provide opportunities for todayʻs youth to develop an appreciation for the traditions and practices of the Māori, Native Hawaiians, and other indigenous peoples across the Pacific and how their cultures and knowledge systems can contribute to a sustainable development agenda.

This opportunity extended for to rising Sophomores and Juniors, of whom four were selected. The process was very competitive and many excellent applications were reviewed. Selected students will implement a year-long sustainability project throughout next school year. The selection committee announced the selection of the following students yesterday: Maya Reid, Shaye Nishimura, Christy Kwok and Stephanie Albañia. Congratulations ladies!

This year has been such an incredible opportunity for me as an educator to learn and grow, to push and challenge myself in a new direction. I finish up the year with a grateful heart and a list of unforgettable adventures. I thank all of you for your support this school year, and I wish each family in the Upper School a summer filled with adventure, quiet reflection, and joy. I'll see you at our year-end events!

Mahalo,

Nichole Field
Principal, The Priory Upper School

US ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • May 24: Senior Grades Due
  • May 25: Spring Choir Concert - 6 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. Andrew
  • May 27: Baccalaureate, Senior families
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • June 3: Commencement

 

May 17 Parent eNews

Upper School Update - May 17

Aloha Upper School Families,

For many of our students, especially juniors and seniors, Ascension Day constitutes a core memory of their time here at The Priory. For many of our younger students, this day is something that they will look forward to. It was an experience to see the cross transform late into the evening and know that it was a transformative experience for our students as well. We are especially thankful to our Junior Class Advisor, Alethia Donathan, who has guided our juniors through this process all year, which culminated in their presentation of the cross to the school and to the senior class.



Spring Band Concert

Congratulations to Mr. Stanton Haugen and The Priory Band for an outstanding spring concert this past Wednesday! This year, we were graced with many modern compositions from groups such as: Journey, The Monkeys, Bruno Mars, and A-Ha! The Spring Concert is so special for our seniors: Emily Hinrichs, Ailin Beveford, Charlene Leodones, Tracy Pham, Allegra Palk, Jordan Jones, Tiana Hughes and Nevaeh Leforge. We will miss the sounds of their music next year!

As we move deeper into May, there are so many wonderful events taking place to close the year. Please encourage your daughters to stay rested and hydrated. The combination of many fun traditions that take place and the end of the school year can feel a bit overwhelming for students. Staying focused can be a challenge and your support is appreciated as we encourage students to finish the year strong!

Have a wonderful remainder of your week!

Mahalo,

Nichole Field
Principal, The Priory Upper School

Global Leadership Trip, July 2019: This all-inclusive tour, students learn about how the world communicate through specially designed cultural activities in Paris, France and Davos, Switzerland. The unique trip will culminate in students attending a 3-day Global Leadership summit in Davos, with conferences and workshops led by world-renowned experts in a variety of fields such as : education as a human right, international peace and justice, freedom, consequences of conflict, humanitarian issues, etc. The general theme of the 2019 Summit is “The Power of Communication”. Design Thinking methods will be used during workshops to empower students in building a brighter future matching their hopes and dreams. Check the Tour at www.eftours.com using the Priory code 2063050UR. Registration period extended until August 1, 2018. Enrollment is done directly online with the above code. Questions? Please contact msipola@standrewsschools.org

View the video to better understand this exciting opportunity!

US ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • May 22: Priory in the City Presentations
  • May 23: Upper School Awards Ceremony
  • May 23: Aloha Orchestra Concert
  • May 25: Spring Choir Concert
  • May 27: Baccalaureate, Senior families
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • June 3: Commencement
  • June 4: All grades Due

May 10 Parent eNews

Upper School Update - May 10

Aloha Upper School Families,

Mahalo to parents and to the Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) for the generous contributions to our teacher appreciation day.Teachers and Staff are always very thankful for this special day.Your kindness and generosity was felt school-wide.Thank you!

At the National Honor Society (NHS) induction ceremony last Friday, new NHS students were sworn in. These new inductees comprise those members of our student body who exemplify the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Inductees were reminded that the traits they exemplify are needed to affect positive change in today’s world.They were invited to utilize each of them well in order to make their own contributions to our collective world.Scholarship -- to learn all that they can so that they can solve at least one serious problem.Service -- to use their deep commitment to service, to stay true to the needs of the world we inhabit, and to do what is necessary to serve those who are in need.Leadership -- to use their leadership skills to influence others to do what is right and to affect positive change.Character -- to use their strength of character, to be fearless when needed, and to go against the grain when that is the right thing to do.

Congratulations to this year’s inductees: Stephanie Albania, Kaili Delos Santos, Sydney Hirayama, Emily Kurth, Christy Kwok, Catherine Mount, Lauren Mukae, Maya Reid, Kira Terada, Cassidi Yamauchi. (not all inductees featured in below photo)

Happy Ascension Day!

The celebration of Ascension Day, which occurs on the 40th day after Easter Day, commemorates the day that Christ ascended into heaven and charged his followers with the Great Commission, that of spreading the Gospel message. St. Andrew’s Priory School was founded on Ascension Day in 1867. On Ascension Eve, the Coral Cross is decorated by the Junior Class as a gift to the School. The entire school celebrates this day with a chapel service that begins at The Cathedral of St. Andrew and continues in Robinson Courtyard, where the juniors present their Coral Cross, and the juniors and seniors offer a gift of song and join in fellowship with our St. Andrew’s ʻohana.

This year marks our 151st celebration of Ascension Day. When I talk to students who are in middle school, they often cite Ascension Day as the tradition that they are most excited to be involved in. Our juniors work throughout the year with their Junior class advisor, Alethia Donathan, to plan the design of the cross, which is kept “top-secret” until Ascension morning.

It seems that each week leading up to summer, is packed with events and traditions. Thank you for supporting your daughters and encouraging them to stay balanced and well rested during this busy time. Enjoy tomorrow’s Head of School Holiday.

Have a wonderful rest of your week,

Nichole

Global Leadership Trip, July 2019: This all-inclusive tour, students learn about how the world communicate through specially designed cultural activities in Paris, France and Davos, Switzerland. The unique trip will culminate in students attending a 3-day Global Leadership summit in Davos, with conferences and workshops led by world-renowned experts in a variety of fields such as : education as a human right, international peace and justice, freedom, consequences of conflict, humanitarian issues, etc. The general theme of the 2019 Summit is “The Power of Communication”. Design Thinking methods will be used during workshops to empower students in building a brighter future matching their hopes and dreams. Check the Tour at www.eftours.com using the Priory code 2063050UR. Registration period extended until August 1, 2018. Enrollment is done directly online with the above code. Questions? Please contact msipola@standrewsschools.org

View the video to better understand this exciting opportunity!

US ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • May 11: Head of School Holiday, No School
  • May 16: Band Concert
  • May 23: Upper School Awards Ceremony
  • May 23: Aloha Orchestra Concert
  • May 25: Spring Choir Concert
  • May 27: Baccalaureate, Senior families
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • June 3: Commencement
  • June 4: All grades Due

May 3 Parent eNews

Upper School Update - May 3

Aloha Upper School Families,

Thank you all for supporting your daughters through another fabulous St. Andrew’s Schools May Day!

A new faculty member told me that the morning of May Day was surreal- she could hear students practicing hula and oli around campus and it felt so special. My own daughter, who is new to The Priory, shared that she felt so connected to the school on this day. There is no doubt that our May Day is so special; it is the culmination of work that spans the school year.Kumu Namahana taught our students their hula, while Ms.Castro prepared the students for their mele and oli.

As May Day approached, all other staff members pulled together extra practices to help bring about the beautiful performances. We are a bit emotional, as we know that we are bidding aloha to Kumu Namahana this year. The girls shared a special part of themselves with her this year in their performances, and I know that she will take this beautiful memory, and the memories of several years here at St. Andrewʻs Schools, with her.

The Wiz Jr. was also incredible! I am so impressed with our girls, who performed so wonderfully on stage Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of this week! I loved observing the range of students who participated in the production. Theater is such a wonderful space for students to cultivate their best selves. It was awesome to see students push themselves out of their comfort zones.Hulō Priory Girls!!

Congratulations to Meenakshi Kutty for an incredible win with ‘Ōlelo Community Television this past week. This year’s Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Contest finalists were selected from a total of 983 entries.The 15th Annual ‘Ōlelo Youth Xchange Statewide Student Video Competition Awards Banquet Hawaii’s oldest and largest statewide student video contest, presented by SONY, was held on Thursday, April 26, at the Hawaii Convention Center.Our very own Meenakshi Kutty won her division, the Short Category for Middle School Division with her Short film, “Labels.”We are so proud of her and are so appreciative of the support she received from Mrs. Alethia Donathan.

US ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • May 3: Queen Emma Ball
  • May 4: NHS Induction Ceremony
  • May 10: Ascension Day - Grades 9-12 dismissed following program
  • May 11: Head of School Holiday, No School
  • May 16: Band Concert
  • May 23: Upper School Awards Ceremony
  • May 23: Aloha Orchestra Concert
  • May 25: Spring Choir Concert
  • May 27: Baccalaureate, Senior families
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • June 3: Commencement
  • June 4: All grades Due

April 26 Parent eNews

Upper School Update - April 26

Thank you all for joining us this past Friday at our Upper School Exhibition Fair! Students were happy to share a snapshot of the work in which they engage. This year’s fair was an opportunity for students to share both long term projects as well as slices of curriculum from various courses. We look forward to continuing the tradition of sharing student work annually at Exhibition Fair. My observation was that students enjoyed the opportunity to share with families during this event. For students, this was also an opportunity to articulate their learning with an outside audience, which helps them crystallize their thinking about learning. Our Performing Arts department added even more energy to this event. This is a very busy time of year for all of us, we appreciate you taking the time to join us. Congratulations to our students on a job well done!

View the Exhibition Fair Gallery

We have so many events coming up over the next couple of months, beginning with May Day! Our May Day program will begin at 9am, tomorrow. Students will come to school at the regular time and get ready with their classmates. Students have been preparing throughout the year for this event and are excited to share their mele and hula with all of you. Please join us for lunch (be sure to bring your email lunch order confirmation) after the program on Ylang Ylang courtyard.

MAY DAY

Please join us for our May Day Celebration this Friday, April 27. The program will be in James C. Castle Gymnasium from 9am until approximately 10:30am, and the lunch to follow will be in Ylang Ylang Courtyard until 11:45am.

LUNCH

  • If you ordered lunch, please print out and bring the May Day lunch order confirmation you received via email to pick up your lunch.
  • If you did not order a lunch, please remember to pack home lunch for your daughter.

PARKING

There will be limited parking available on campus for our ‘ohana in Lot A (next to Centennial Hall), Lot C (behind the gym) and Lot D (in front of the gym). The parking lot in front of the Cathedral is monitored by Diamond Parking. If you choose to park there, please follow the instructions on the payment box. The unmarked stalls on the makai side of the park are reserved for HPD.There are signs posted, “Reserved for HPD”. Please do not park there for you may be towed.

  • Please be sure to check your teacher’s CANVAS page for other details about the event.
  • No school uniform on May Day

The Spring Production: The Wiz, Jr.

Please mark your calendars for The Wiz Jr., our spring production running from April 28-29 in Tenney Theatre. Our cast is working overtime to bring a fun and exciting performance to our community! Please purchase your tickets online here! You will notice that there will also be merchandise on sale for you or your children to wear during the Emerald City scene.

US ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Day is TOMORROW! Parents, please see the link for information regarding your daughter’s/son’s attire requirements and responsibilities for the day.

  • April 27: May Day (Special Schedule)
  • April 28 - April 29: Spring Performance, The Wiz, Jr.
  • April 30: School Performance, The Wiz, Jr. (special Schedule)
  • May 3: Queen Emma Ball
  • May 10: Ascension Day - Grades 9-12 dismissed following May Day
  • May 11: Head of School Holiday
  • May 16: Band Concert
  • May 23: Upper School Awards Ceremony
  • May 23: Aloha Orchestra Concert
  • May 25: Spring Choir Concert
  • May 27: Baccalaureate, Senior families
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • June 3: Commencement

April 19 Parent eNews

Upper School Update - April 19

Please join us for Exhibition Fair tomorrow evening! The Exhibition Fair is an exciting opportunity for families to experience a snapshot, or a moment in time, of student learning here at The Priory. Tomorrow students will share samples of their work ranging from long term projects, such as Independent Research and Science Fair, to shorter term projects from their classes. The student work that will be shared is authentic, some highly polished, and others will be in-progress. The purpose of Exhibition Fair is for parents to engage with students and to observe their learning. We will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Ylang Ylang Courtyard with opening remarks from Dr. Ruth Fletcher. Student projects will be displayed throughout the evening and our performing arts students will provide music while you enjoy the variety of student work.

The Spring Production: The Wiz, Jr.

Please mark your calendars for The Wiz Jr., our spring production running from April 28-29 in Tenney Theatre. Our cast is working overtime to bring a fun and exciting performance to our community! Please purchase your tickets online here! You will notice that there will also be merchandise on sale for you or your children to wear during the Emerald City scene.

Congratulations to Select Wind Ensemble!

On April 12, our Select Wind Ensemble, taught and directed by Mr. Stanton Haugen, competed in the Parade of Bands at Roosevelt High School. We are very proud to announce that they received the highest adjudication grade that a high school band can receive in their division.

Priory in the City Juniors Attend Girls’ Summit

On April 13, Priory in the City juniors attended the 6th Annual Girls’ Summit at the YWCA Oahu with students from Farrington High School and McKinley High School. This event was produced by the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership. The students liked the design thinking workshop by Oceanic, which focused on the methodology used by designers to solve complex problems and find viable solutions for clients. The Priory girls also took a computer coding class using Altino autonomous cars that are manufactured by Oceanic’s partner, SaeOn, in South Korea. The girls learned how to write code to make the car drive in circles or patterns. These workshop sessions support The Priory’s desire to provide innovative educational opportunities for girls.

Another highlight was the mentoring session. Business and community leaders shared their insights, challenges, and strategies for leading with influence. Priory girls appreciated the wisdom shared by mentors from Hawaiian Electric Industries, American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, U.S. Small Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific Health, Hawaii Tech Support, and other organizations.

The YWCA Oahu CEO, Noriko Namiki, also thanked The Priory for helping to design and launch the first Girls’ Summit. It is collaborations with like-minded organizations that enrich Priory in the City experiences and allow The Priory to offer real-world opportunities in the heart of downtown Honolulu.

English 8 is Connecting with Community!

English 8 students are partnering with St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Florida.They are introducing themselves via a video sharing app, Flipgrid.Mr. Wyrick’s English class is building a reading blog where they will share ideas and thoughts about literature they are currently reading, including our common class novel, The Outsiders.This is part of our school’s emphasis on teaching our girls to think and act globally, by interacting with students their age while centering on common topics and themes.

US ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Day is coming soon! Parents, please see the link for information regarding your daughter’s/son’s attire requirements and responsibilities for the day.

  • April 9 - April 20:WrAP Testing (administered to grades 4, 6, 8, 10, 12).WrAP is a standardized test and provides the school with a way to assess our writing curriculum.
  • April 20: Exhibition Fair, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • April 24: Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series, Tenney Theatre
  • April 27: May Day (Special Schedule)
  • April 28 - April 29: Spring Performance, The Wiz, Jr.
  • April 30: School Performance, The Wiz, Jr. (special Schedule)
  • May 3: Queen Emma Ball
  • May 10: Ascension Day (Special Schedule)
  • May 11: Head of School Holiday
  • May 16: Band Concert
  • May 23: Upper School Awards Ceremony
  • May 23: Aloha Orchestra Concert
  • May 25: Spring Choir Concert
  • May 27: Baccalaureate, Senior families
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • June 3: Commencement

April 12 Parent eNews

Upper School Update - April 12

Things are so busy in the Upper School. I was thankful to attend the “Leading Schools of the Future” conference last week. This was an opportunity to learn from many experts in the field of education. Members of St. Andrew’s Schools’ Leadership Team were able to engage in dialogue with other schools about moving towards and implementing personalization in education.

On Friday, I was able to enjoy a few hours of the “Froshmore” sleepover. This is a special bonding tradition, shared by the students in grades 9 and 10. Students have been planning the activities for the last several months. I loved seeing the joy that they experienced when they were able to spend time with each other and run around their school late into the evening. Some students trickled in from the Parade of Orchestras, which also took place last Friday. I look forward to sharing more about that event next week.

The Junior Senior prom took place Saturday at the Waikiki Hilton. Our girls were stunning in their formal wear and the special evening allowed the classmates to create many memories. The evening was beautiful and it was evident that the students put so much work into creating a memorable experience for everyone.

I ended the weekend, by attending the graduation of Priory students, Olivia Stoetzer (11) and Lilia Almeida (12), from the fellows program with The Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders. What stood out to me most when watching the graduates speak is that this was a program that helped people find their confidence. Youth work for the year with local leaders to develop skills and to design and implement a project that deals with a local issue. Consistently, the students messaged that they were not the typical leader in their respective schools, i.e. the one who is always in the front and they surprised themselves with the confidence they grew through this program.

So much is happening at this time of year at The Priory. It is steeped in beautiful traditions such as May Day, Ascension Day, and Commencement. I hope our Upper School young women are able to fully enjoy these precious moments. For our underclassmen, my hope is that they enjoy their participation and the observation of very long-standing traditions that make The Priory so special.

I hope we will see many of you next week Friday at our Upper School Exhibition Fair which will take place in and around Ylang Ylang courtyard from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. May Day is approaching quickly and all of the students are working hard to prepare. Please visit the May Day reminders to help you prepare for this event.

Have a wonderful remainder of your week,

Nichole

May Day is coming soon!

Parents, please see the attached link to be aware of your daughter’s responsibilities for the day.

Upcoming Events!

  • April 13: Upper School Spring Social
  • April 20: Exhibition Fair, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Please mark your calendar, invite and information will be forthcoming.
  • April 24: Waikiki Distinguished Lecture Series, Tenney Theater
  • April 27: May Day (Special Schedule)
  • April 28 - April 29: Spring Performance, “The Wiz”
  • April 30: School Performance, “The Wiz” (special Schedule)
  • May 3: Queen Emma Ball
  • May 10:Ascension Day (Special Schedule)
  • May 11: HOS Holiday
  • May 16: Band Concert
  • May 23: Upper School Awards Ceremony
  • May 23: Aloha Orchestra Concert
  • May 25: Choir Concert
  • May 27: Baccalaureate, Senior families
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • June 3: Commencement

The Priory Lower School

May 24 Parent eNews

Lower School Update - May 24

Aloha Lower School Family and Friends,


It’s been an incredible year in the Lower School! I am very proud of all of our students; watching them every day at school as they develop into lifelong learners and leaders; caring for each other and demonstrating our values of Aloha, Pono, ‘Imi ‘Na’auao, Ho'omanawanui, Mālama, and Lokomaikaʻi throughout the day. I am very appreciative of our parents who continue to dedicate their time and resources to enrich our students’ learning experiences at school and home. Mahalo to our teachers who cultivate meaningful, authentic experiences and relationships to inspire learning and caring. Our community is strengthened by the partnership of our students, parents and faculty. Thank you very much for your commitment to our Lower School program.

Our Awards Assembly is a testimony to our students as they all strive for the highest! The Priory recognizes student achievement at the year-end assembly with three distinction awards to students who have demonstrated good citizenship, overall achievement, and perseverance throughout the year. The ceremony also featured music performances that were beautiful and inspirational to watch and listen to as they honored our founder, Queen Emma Kaleleonālani with their hula and oli.

A Well-Rounded Engaging Experience
In Social Studies, Mrs. Lum’s 4th graders learned more about Ancient China by designing and creating miniature Chinese Gardens and the ancient art of paper-making.

Mrs. Guerrera welcomed special guests to her classroom this past Friday! Lilly Crowderʻs mom, Robyn, works at the engineering consulting firm of Brown and Caldwell. Engineers, Lance Lam and Logan Yamamoto guided the girls in building magnetic cars using the engineering design process. The girls worked in teams of 2 and 3, and each team collaborated on their design and tested their cars in a final demonstration. Mahalo to Mrs. Crowder for engaging the community in our lower school.

Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi: Priory Chapter, Troop 115. Mahalo nui loa to Mrs. Cheryl Nekota (mom of Tyler and Kendall, 1st) for leading our newest troop to the Lower School. They met this past Monday to recognize the girlsʻ accomplishments. It was also their last meeting of the year, and they had their bridging ceremony. The bridging ceremony is a Girl Scout tradition to celebrate the girls who will be moving up a level. The ceremony was held in Queen Emma Square where five 1st Graders became Brownies and 1 2nd Grader became a Junior Girl Scout.Girl Scouts of Hawaiʻi.

Mrs. Nekota says, “I’m very proud of all of them, and feel that our first year has been a success largely in part to a handful of parents who have been engaged since day 1! Our troop is made up of girls ranging from grades K-3. This year we had 10 Daisies (Gr. K-1) and 2 Brownies (Gr. 2-3). Since we are a new troop, we spent our meetings learning about different parts of the Girl Scout Law. The girls worked really hard to complete lessons and activities on being “honest and fair”, “friendly and helpful”, “considerate and caring”, “to be responsible for what I say and do”, and to “make the world a better place”. The Daisies earned a petal for each of these values, and the Brownies earned the “Making Friends” badge. The girls also participated in cookie sales, and many of them earned cookie participation badges.”

As you can see, it takes students, parents and faculty to create and develop these wonderful experiences and lifelong memories of friendship and learning here at St. Andrewʻs School's. I am very grateful for all the wonderful help and encouragement throughout the year; reminders of Queen Emmaʻs example of love, hope, faith, and service.

A hui hou,

Ka‘ipo Bailey-Walsh
Principal, The Priory Lower School

LS ANNOUNCEMENTS

End of the Year Party: Wednesday, May 30, Lunch time - 5:00 p.m., $7.00 includes pizza for lunch and water slide. Please submit cash payment to Miss Cheri or Mrs. Lepick.

 

 

 

Friday, May 25 is School Pride Day! Show your School Pride and wear any class, club, athletic, or logo shirt, with free dress guidelines. Your shirt must clearly display that it is a PRIORY or PREP shirt. Wear your shirt with SCHOOL PRIDE!!

Lower School Student Council Officers - 2018-2019. We had a record number of candidates (13!) who ran for LSSC office! The 3rd and 4th graders voted for their next yearʻs leaders in the Lower School. Congratulations to President, Amara Landgraf; Vice President, Siara Sam; Treasurer, Alexia Sakaida; Secretary, Morgyn Bunton; and Historian, Ami Yakumaru.

 

LS EVENTS

 

  • May 24: Lower School Priory yearbook distribution
  • May 27: Baccalaureate
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • May 30: ASC End of the Year Party

 

May 17 Parent eNews

Lower School Update - May 17

Aloha Lower School Family and Friends,

An annual tradition at St. Andrew’s Schools’, Ascension Day is one our events that bring together the past and the present all in one place, with hope for a bright future as we soon bid aloha to our Senior girls. It was a beautiful occasion.

As we soon see our Lower School Priory girls depart for the summer, we will have several events happening in May. Last week the 5th graders elected their 6th Grade Class Officers. Congratulations to Lindley La’i Reyes, President; Juliana Shi, Vice President; Sophia Cruz, Secretary; Brooke Jones, Treasurer; and Tatum Crockett, Historian.

This past week, creative campaign posters were put up on the walls of the second floor of Sellon Hall, and on Tuesday, the 4th graders listened to all the candidates’ speeches and voted for the 18-19 Lower School Student Council officers. I’m very proud of each one of them for wanting to serve and lead their classmates in the Lower School.

At this time of the year, we are reminded of the many wonderful memories that have been made in the Lower School. Mahalo for sharing them with us. In the remaining days of school filled with parties, school events, and other exciting activities, I want to express my deep appreciation for the support and involvement of our parents in their daughter’s journey in the Lower School. I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Mahalo nui loa,
Ka‘ipo Bailey-Walsh
Principal, The Priory Lower School

LS ANNOUNCEMENTS

End of the Year Party: Wednesday, May 30, Lunch time - 5:00 p.m., $7.00 includes pizza for lunch and water slide. Please submit cash payment to Miss Cheri or Mrs. Lepick

LS EVENTS

  • May 18: Library books due
  • May 23: Lower School Priory Awards Ceremony
  • May 24: Lower School Priory yearbook distribution
  • May 27: Baccalaureate
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • May 30: ASC End of the Year Party

May 10 Parent eNews

Lower School Update - May 10

Our Parents Have Mad Skills, too! The Alice in Wonderland theme for Teacher Appreciation Day was very creative and the decorations, graphics, and displays were awesome! The food was delicious and the gifts were deeply appreciated. Mahalo nui loa to all of our parents who generously contributed their talent and skills to for this special event! Our teachers and staff expressed their thankfulness throughout the school day for the generosity of our parents. Your appreciation for their dedication and service to our students and education at St. Andrew's Schools was heartfelt.

The generosity of our parents and their involvement in our school community and our Lower School program enhances our girls’ learning experience in so many ways throughout the year. For example, fifth grade parent, Mr. Paupe purchased sparkly red noses for Reagan’s classmates. Reagan explained to her class that the proceeds help children facing poverty. The 2018 Red Nose Day started on April 2nd and runs through June. The red noses on our students united them, while calling attention to a worthy cause.

On Monday, our third graders experienced a once-in-a-lifetime sailing trip with the Kānehūnāmoku Voyaging Academy to learn about traditional Hawaiian navigation. Based at Kaʻalaea in Kāneʻohe Bay, Kānehūnāmoku, a 29 ft double hull sailing canoe is a hands-on, dynamic, and living classroom. The girls became crew and learned all aspects of sailing the canoe, including maritime skills, non-instrumental navigation, elemental observations, teamwork, and communication. It was through a generous donation from the Kim family (Ailene, first grade) at our Christmas fundraiser, Home for the Holidays, that made this year’s trip possible. Mrs. Guerrera explained that the girls chanted their ʻoli to the crew before starting their trip in the waʻa. They thoroughly enjoyed this trip, learned so much about Hawaiian culture, wayfaring, and exclaimed that they want to take sailing lessons this summer! Way to go, girls!

Lower School Celebrates with Aloha!

This past Friday, the After School Care (ASC) Hip Hop students performed for the Lower School Priory and The Prep! At the same time, we bid a fond aloha to Kumu Namahana before she left for her home in the Canary Islands.

On Monday, during morning assembly, we congratulated Ms. Behrendt’s recent wedding on Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, when she became Mrs. Lazaroff. We wish her many years of happiness!


Sixth Grade Class Officer Elections.

On Tuesday, May 8th, fifth graders heard speeches and elected their officers for next year who promised to lead and make sixth grade the best year ever! The sixth grade class election is another opportunity in the Lower School for our students to participate in campaigning and the election process. Elected offices include president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and historian. I am very proud of how our girls are becoming courageous and confident leaders. Mahalo for the guidance of their teachers in our Lower School.

As we come closer to the end of the 2017-2018 school year, it’s hard to believe that our students will be moving on to their next grade level. Thank you very much for your continued partnership and support in helping us enrich your daughter’s educational journey in the Lower School. I deeply grateful for all of our Lower School parents. I look forward to seeing you around campus in the next few weeks as we continue to celebrate with aloha.

Mahalo nui loa,

Ka‘ipo Bailey-Walsh
Principal, The Priory Lower School

LS ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Elections 4/25-5/16: Lower School Student Council Officers 2018-2019
  • Elections 4/23-5/8: Sixth Grade Class Officers 2018-2019

LS EVENTS

  • May 11: Head of School Holiday - No School
  • May 16: Band Concert
  • May 18: Library books due
  • May 23: Lower School Awards Assembly
  • May 23: Aloha Orchestra Concert
  • May 25: Spring Choir Concert
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 27: Baccalaureate
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • May 30: ASC End of the Year Party
  • June 3: Commencement


May 3 Parent eNews

Lower School Update - May 3

Aloha Lower School Family and Friends,

Kuʻu Home Aloha ʻo ʻOahu. I was very proud of all of our students at our annual May Day program! It was wonderful to see all of our families, extended ʻohana, and friends at the program.The students’ mele and hula were beautiful to watch as they performed for each other and their ʻohana. Kumu Namahana did an amazing job in producing the program and choreographing all the hula dances and mele. We are

all very sad to see her leave our school; we will miss her energy and creativity. Kumu goes with our fondest aloha as she returns home to the Canary Islands to be with her parents. We are grateful for all her years of building our hula program from K-12 and honoring our traditions that perpetuate the legacy of Queen Emma and the heritage of our school. Mahalo piha, Kumu Namahana!

Hoʻomaikaʻi ʻana! (Congratulations) to Brooke Jones and Juliana Shi for being selected as winners for this year’s Law Day art contest. Mrs. Lum’s 5th graders were studying the formation of the U.S. Government and students were asked to create posters in commemoration of Law Day. Since 1961, May 1st has been the official date for celebrating Law Day, which marks the commitment to the rule of law. The 2018 Law Day Poster Contest is offered as part of the State Judiciary First Circuit Court’s commemoration of Law Day. The 2018 theme was Separation of Powers, Framework for Freedom. Judge R. Mark Browning, Chief Judge of the First Circuit, will present the certificates and medals to Brooke and Juliana at the May 23rd Lower School Awards Ceremony. In addition, their class will receive a free pizza party! I am very proud of our dedicated teachers who work each day to ignite our students’ sense of self and interests and who continue to nurture and empower them to discover their most courageous selves in a culture of care, love, and service. Kūlia I Ka Nu‘u.

Mahalo nui loa,

Ka‘ipo Bailey-Walsh

LS ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Elections 4/25-5/16: Lower School Student Council Officers 2018-2019
  • Elections 4/23-5/8: Sixth Grade Class Officers 2018-2019

LS EVENTS

  • May 3: Queen Emma Ball
  • May 7: Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 7 - 11: Interim Reports will be emailed
  • May 10: Ascension Day
  • May 11: Head of School Holiday - No School
  • May 16: Band Concert
  • May 18: Library books due
  • May 23: Lower School Awards Assembly
  • May 23: Aloha Orchestra Concert
  • May 25: Spring Choir Concert
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • May 30: ASC End of the Year Party
  • June 3: Commencement

April 26 Parent eNews

Lower School Update - April 26

Aloha Lower School Parents and Friends,

Hawaiian Studies: The third graders successfully opened their Wax Museum in Ylang Ylang Courtyard this past Friday. Each student selected a person in Hawaiian History and completed a 3-month study of that person. Complete with full costume and props, the girls assumed their person’s character and presented in front of their display boards during this event. Visitors to the museum asked questions of Barack Obama, ‘Iolani Luahine (an alum), Rell Sunn, Genoa Keawe, Princess Ka‘iulani and Queen Emma! The museum included writing journals from each student, refreshments, and artifacts. I was very proud of each student and their hard work. Mahalo to Mrs. Guerrera for providing a learning environment where her students learn, grow, and pursue their interests. And, a big mahalo to parents and friends for celebrating with our third grade students at their museum.

Photo: Queen Emma Kāleleonalani (Amy Ching)

Time for Tea: Manners was the lesson for our kindergartners at the annual Kindergarten Tea Party. Mrs. Koseki and parents planned a beautiful and delicious tea complete with finger sandwiches and sweet treats. It’s been said that Queen Emma, who was of British descent, always enjoyed her afternoon tea.

Aloha ‘aina: Second graders celebrated Earth Day. They created their own globes and, on the inside, wrote about Earth Day, how they can make Earth a better place, and how they can take care of Earth by recycling, cleaning up rubbish, and using reusable bags at stores.

Photo: Second Grade Earth Day Projects

Problem Solvers! In celebration of Earth Day, Ms. Wengronowitz’s first graders brought in objects from home that they reused, recycled, and re-purposed to make inventions to solve a problem. “We had lots of fun being creative, conservation-minded problem-solvers!”

Photo: First Grade Earth Day Projects!

There are many events that we’re going to be celebrating as a school in the next few weeks as our school year comes to a close. Please remember to check the All School Calendar and information that your daughter brings home.

LS ANNOUNCEMENTS

ASC Schedule: Last Week for HPU and Art classes

Basketball Game Schedule for girls in grades 4-6 Christian School Athletic League (CSAL) for the Spring season. The girls are very excited to play in a REAL game!Please come cheer them on!

(AWAY) Thursday, April 26 vs LP Pietra 3:45 @ La Peitra
(AWAY) Tuesday, May 1 vs SHA 3:45 @ Sacred Hearts
(AWAY) Wednesday, May 2 vs Kaimuki Christian 3:45 @ Kapa’olono Community Park

MAY DAY

Please join us for our May Day Celebration this Friday, April 27. The program will be in James C. Castle Gymnasium from 9am until approximately 10:30am, and the lunch to follow will be in Ylang Ylang Courtyard until 11:45am.

LUNCH

  • If you ordered lunch, please print out and bring the May Day lunch order confirmation you received via email to pick up your lunch.
  • If you did not order a lunch, please remember to pack home lunch for your daughter.

PARKING

There will be limited parking available on campus for our ‘ohana in Lot A (next to Centennial Hall), Lot C (behind the gym) and Lot D (in front of the gym). The parking lot in front of the Cathedral is monitored by Diamond Parking. If you choose to park there, please follow the instructions on the payment box. The unmarked stalls on the makai side of the park are reserved for HPD.There are signs posted, “Reserved for HPD”. Please do not park there for you may be towed.

  • Please be sure to check your teacher’s CANVAS page for other details about the event.
  • No school uniform on May Day

LS EVENTS

  • April 26: School Pride Day
  • April 27: May Day
  • April 28: Open House
  • May 3: Queen Emma Ball
  • May 7: Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 7: ASC HPU Student Project presentations
  • May 10: Ascension Day
  • May 11: Head of School Holiday
  • May 18: Library books due
  • May 23: Awards Assembly


The Wiz Jr. - Our Spring Production!

Please mark your calendars for The Wiz Jr., our spring production running from April 28-29 in Tenney Theatre. Our cast is working overtime to bring a fun and exciting performance to our community!

Buy Tickets Online!


May Day is Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00am!

The May Day Festival perpetuates the Hawaiian tradition in a celebration of our culture with music, hula, and lei. Our May Day Program is the one and only event where the entire school performs for each other and for the ‘ohana.

This year’s theme is Kuʻu Home Aloha ʻO Oʻahu, “Oʻahu, My Beloved Home”. Parents, please visit the webpage for information regarding your daughter’s/sonʻs attire requirements and responsibilities for the day.

April 19 Parent eNews

Lower School Update - April 19

Aloha Lower School Parents and Friends,

Here comes the sun! After four overcast days of rain and windy conditions, our Lower School and Prep students enjoyed our 4th annual Field Day under a beautiful, sunny, blue sky day at Hānaiakamalama (Queen Emmaʻs summer palace retreat). The boys and girls made take home crafts and activities, such as repotting plants, creating botanical notecards, floral hair pieces, poi pounding, and stamping. I think I even saw students climbing trees, catching minnows, and building bridges across the winding ʻauwai (canal) near the palace. Guided tours of the palace were offered and the gift shop was a favorite stop before the children enjoyed outdoor field games at Nuʻuanu Valley Park.

I am very grateful to the many parent volunteers who helped at the various craft tables, which made this event run smoothly. I recognize that our parents’ involvement in our community is integral to their children’s and our schoolʻs success.Thank you to our wonderful faculty for their support during the planning, and for ensuring the safety of our students while at the palace and the park. Also, a big mahalo to Mrs. Vicki Lepick for the awesome idea to have an annual t-shirt for each class that she provided.And, finally, last but not least, mahalo nui loa to Daughters of Hawaiʻi and the docents of Queen Emma Summer Palace for sharing the home of our beloved founder, Queen Emma, with our students and families.

K-5 Technology: Dash

In Robotics last week, Dash dressed up as the Easter Bunny and the students had a blast helping him get eggs into his hutch. He isn't easy to drive, so it's not as simple as it looks. Ed Tech and Curriculum Resource teacher, Debbie Shintaku, is also teaching Digital Citizenship for all classes this quarter. Each lesson provides a Family Tip Sheet; for example, this week, “Talking Safely Online” was taught to all grades.

As our school year comes to a close, there are many events that we’re going to be celebrating as a whole school.Please remember to check the All School Calendar and the information that your daughter brings home in her backpack.

Mahalo piha,

Ka’ipo Bailey-Walsh

LS ANNOUNCEMENTS

Basketball Game Schedule for girls in grades 4-6 Christian School Athletic League (CSAL) for the Spring season.The girls are very excited to play in a REAL game!Please come cheer them on!

(HOME) Tuesday, April 24 vs MPI 4:15 @ PRIORY
(AWAY) Thursday, April 26 vs LP Pietra 3:45 @ La Pietra
(AWAY) Tuesday, May 1 vs SHA 3:45 @ Sacred Hearts
(AWAY) Wednesday, May 2 vs Kaimuki Christian 3:45 @ Kapa’olono Community Park

LS EVENTS

April 16-20: Lower School Book Fair
April 18 and 19: Lunch with Your Daughter
April 20: 3rd Grade Wax Museum
April 26: School Pride Day
April 27: May Day
April 28: Open House
May 3: Queen Emma Ball
May 7: Teacher Appreciation Day
May 10: Ascension Day
May 11: Head of School Holiday

Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Chip Fletcher on April 24

We invite you to attend our Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series on April 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tenney Theatre at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, featuring Dr. Chip Fletcherʻs talk entitled, Finding Hope Under a Dark Cloud. We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP ONLINE for the Event


The Wiz Jr. - Our Spring Production!

Please mark your calendars for The Wiz Jr., our spring production running from April 28-29 in Tenney Theatre. Our cast is working overtime to bring a fun and exciting performance to our community!

Buy Tickets Online!


May Day is Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00am!

The May Day Festival perpetuates the Hawaiian tradition in a celebration of our culture with music, hula, and lei. Our May Day Program is the one and only event where the entire school performs for each other and for the ‘ohana.

This year’s theme is Kuʻu Home Aloha ʻO Oʻahu, “Oʻahu, My Beloved Home”. Parents, please visit the webpage for information regarding your daughter’s/sonʻs attire requirements and responsibilities for the day.

April 12 Parent eNews

Lower School Update - April 12

Aloha Lower School Parents and Friends,

I recently attended “Leading Schools of the Future,” a conference lead by speakers such as Dr. Yong Zhao, Ted Dintersmith of High Tech High, and Dr. Miki Tomita, Program Director, Education Incubator’s Moonshot Lab.The conference also included some of our own inspirational local school leaders. We were challenged to go beyond 21st Century Learning and to bring in more of a human element.To help each and every child discover and achieve their potential, schools need shift the focus to students’ strengths, interests, and passions.

We, in the Lower School, are definitely moving in this direction. I am very grateful to all of our teachers who believe in the individual growth of our students. I see and experience it personally in every classroom and in our students, when they are given the opportunity to “own their learning.” We know that children need time to explore, investigate, research, and create. Explorations in our educational program provides the time, space, and resources for our students to explore, strengthen their decision-making skills, and research skills as they exercise their imagination and creativity. In our school culture, our students are supported in their learning to discover and hone their talents, delve into a topic of their own interest, and turn their interests into something of value; finding purpose in their learning and seeing the value in themselves.

In May, after our Lower School Awards Assembly, parents will be invited into their daughter’s classroom to celebrate their creativity and interests. Thank you for partnering with us in perpetuating Queen Emma’s legacy and our vision to help children learn and grow, to be their personal best.

Mahalo piha,

Ka’ipo Bailey-Walsh

LS ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Day: Foliage donations needed. Please visit the May Day information on our school’s website for more information.

Basketball Game Schedule for girls in grades 4-6 Christian School Athletic League (CSAL) for the Spring season.The girls are very excited to play in a REAL game!Please come cheer them on!

  • (AWAY) Tuesday, April 10 vs IOL 4:00 @ Iolani
  • Tuesday, April 17 vs Holy Nativity 3:45 @ PRIORY
  • Wednesday, April 18 vs Hanalani 4:15 @ PRIORY
  • Thursday, April 19 vs Maryknoll 3:45 @ PRIORY
  • Tuesday, April 24 vs MPI 4:15 @ PRIORY
  • (AWAY) Thursday, April 26 vs LP Pietra 3:45 @ La Peitra
  • (AWAY) Tuesday, May 1 vs SHA 3:45 @ Sacred Hearts
  • (AWAY) Wednesday, May 2 vs Kaimuki Christian 3:45 @ Kapa’olono Community Park

LS EVENTS

  • April 13: Keiki Field Day @ Queen Emma Summer Palace
  • April 18 and 19: Lunch with Your Daughter
  • April 20: 3rd Grade Wax Museum
  • April 27: May Day
  • April 28: Open House
  • May 3: Queen Emma Ball
  • May 7: Teacher Appreciation Day

The Prep

May 24 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - May 24

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for attending the Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday. The boys were extremely excited to have all of you there. It was a great way to end such a wonderful year. I can’t share enough appreciate for all of you and your children. These last four years have been extremely memorable for me.

Tomorrow, yearbooks will be distributed to students. However, if your son still has books checked out from the library, they won’t be able to get their yearbook until all items are returned.

Next week will include lots of cleaning and bringing home supplies. Please check your teacher’s CANVAS page for important information. Have a wonderful summer and I wish all of you the best.

Prep Announcements:

End of the Year Party: Wednesday, May 30, Lunch time - 5:00 p.m., students are welcome to celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy the water slide.

Upcoming Events

  • May 24: Prep 2017-2018 yearbook distribution
  • May 27: Baccalaureate
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • May 30: ASC End of the Year Party

May 17 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - May 17

Dear Parents,

May is cruising by and we’re getting ready to close out a great year together.

Last week the boys enjoyed witnessing the Ascension Day festivities and the beautiful coral cross. Even though the event is focused on the Upper School girls, the boys carried themselves with their best behavior and curiosity of the ceremony. I was really proud of them.

Please be sure to be checking your teacher’s CANVAS page as we are getting ourselves ready for the end of the year events and parties. And remember that we will be having our Prep Recognition Ceremony on May 23rd at 11:00 am in the Cathedral followed by an Open House at 11:30 am over at Jubinsky Hall, J203. We really hope to see you there.

Prep Announcements:

End of the Year Party: Wednesday, May 30, Lunch time - 5:00 p.m., students are welcome to celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy the water slide.

Upcoming Events

  • May 18: Library books due
  • May 23: Prep Recognition Ceremony
  • May 24: Prep 2017-2018 yearbook distribution
  • May 27: Baccalaureate
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day for students
  • May 30: ASC End of the Year Party

May 10 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - May 10

Dear Parents,

My goodness we’ve had a lot of fun going on! Friday, the boys tested their engineering skills as they flew kites in Queen Emma Park. Thank you parents for helping them with constructing the kites and transporting them to school.

This past weekend the third grade boys had a true adventure as they camped at Coconut Island, a marine research facility of the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology of the University of Hawaii. The boys helped build our campsite, took a tour of the island, saw lots of sharks, created a plankton trap, and observed their catch through a microscope and ipad. The boys really represented themselves and their school well as the feedback from the facilitators was amazing. Apparently allowing third graders (let alone all boys) is a rare thing for the institute, and they were floored with how well the boys did. Of course, this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the dads who volunteered their time and energy to help out. Ricardo Yost, Jay Baloran, and Ward Yamamoto sacrificed a free Saturday afternoon and precious sleep to make this magical weekend happen. Can’t give you three enough thanks!

Monday, the third graders kept their excursions going as we headed over to Chinaman’s Hat for a voyaging canoe experience. The boys learned to tie sailing knots, basic sailing skills, and were able to actually steer our canoe as we sailed out to observe turtles relaxing on the reef. Rain joined us, but the boys didn’t let it get them down.It was really fun!

Today the boys participated in the Ascension Day chapel service. Following chapel, the boys were privileged to see the beautiful Coral Cross ceremony. It was a wonderful experience.

A reminder that there is no school tomorrow (Friday) as it is Head of School Holiday.

Upcoming Events

  • May 11: Head of School Holiday, No School
  • May 18: Library books due
  • May 23: Recognition Ceremony and Open House (Parents invited 11:00 am ceremony in Chapel followed by an open house at Jubinsky at 11:30 am.)
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day of school for students

May 3 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - May 3

Dear Parents,

It was really nice to see you at our May Day program last week. The boys were a bit nervous, but I thought they did a wonderful job. They were also delighted to see Mr. Rickman and Mrs. Schick dance hula with other faculty members.

This week we had a few field trips. The first and second graders went into Palolo Valley and got dirty in the Lo‘i fields. They worked the kalo and helped tend to other parts of the garden as a tie-in to the social studies units they are working on. At the end of May, they will be celebrating with a luau which will tie all of their learning together.

The third graders have just finished their wonderful wax museum and continue to learn about Hawaiian history. This Friday, they will visit the State Capitol and next Monday they will be heading to Kanehunamoku for a canoe voyage. How exciting! Recently the kindergarten boys went on an expedition of campus. They took their supplies and hiked up Stair Mountain, navigated the treacherous playground, and made it through the scary caves, also known as the hallways. All the while, having a blast doing it.

Thank you, Joni Stewart, for organizing and driving forward our first beach clean-up. It was a beautiful day and the kids learned an appreciation for service and protecting our Earth. Thank you to all the parents who went to the event in Waimanalo!

Below are a couple of photos from the lemonade stand that the second graders created and managed at Pearlridge Shopping Center. Thanks, again, to the parents for their help.We couldn’t have done it without you.

Upcoming Events

  • May 3: Queen Emma Ball
  • May 4: Third Grade Trip to Capital
  • May 5: Coconut Island Camp (Gr. 3)
  • May 7: Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 7: Third Grade Trip to Kanehunamoku
  • May 10: Ascension Day
  • May 11: Head of School Holiday, No School
  • May 18: Library books due
  • May 23: Recognition Ceremony and Open House (Parents invited 11:00 am ceremony in Chapel followed by an open house at Jubinsky at 11:30 am.)
  • May 28: Memorial Day, No School
  • May 30: Last day of school for students

April 26 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - April 26

Dear Parents,

Lemonade Alley was a huge success with the boys bringing in more than $400. There were around 16 other schools at the Pearlridge Mall over the weekend and the boys, on top of making huge sales, won the award for being “Simple but Perfect!” Thank you to the parents who donated their precious time to help the boys through this event.

Last week Friday, the third graders took us in a time machine as they presented their Wax Museum projects. John A. Burns, King Kamehameha, and plantation workers were just some of the great historical characters that the boys shared. They discovered the impact those individuals had on Hawaii and why they became historical figures.

May Day is tomorrow!

MAY DAY

Please join us for our May Day Celebration this Friday, April 27. The program will be in James C. Castle Gymnasium from 9am until approximately 10:30am, and the lunch to follow will be in Ylang Ylang Courtyard until 11:45am.

LUNCH

  • If you ordered lunch, please print out and bring the May Day lunch order confirmation you received via email to pick up your lunch.
  • If you did not order a lunch, please remember to pack home lunch for your son.

PARKING

There will be limited parking available on campus for our ‘ohana in Lot A (next to Centennial Hall), Lot C (behind the gym) and Lot D (in front of the gym). The parking lot in front of the Cathedral is monitored by Diamond Parking. If you choose to park there, please follow the instructions on the payment box. The unmarked stalls on the makai side of the park are reserved for HPD.There are signs posted, “Reserved for HPD”. Please do not park there for you may be towed.

  • Please be sure to check your teacher’s CANVAS page for other details about the event.
  • No school uniform on May Day

Parents, please see the attached link to be aware of your son’s responsibilities for the day.

Upcoming Events

  • April 27: May Day
  • April 28 - April 29: Spring Performance, The Wiz, Jr.
  • April 30: School Performance, The Wiz, Jr.
  • April 30: Grades 1 and 2 Field Trip to the Loi
  • May 4: Grade 3 Field Trip to Capitol
  • May 5: Grade 3 camp
  • May 11: Head of School Holiday
  • May 23: Awards Ceremony

The Wiz Jr. - Our Spring Production!

Please mark your calendars for The Wiz Jr., our spring production running from April 28-29 in Tenney Theatre. Our cast is working overtime to bring a fun and exciting performance to our community!

Buy Tickets Online!

April 19 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - April 19

Good Afternoon Parents,

I hope all of you had a good week.We came back this week with the good vibes from Friday’s Field Day. The boys were treated to a number of crafts and a tour of Queen Emma’s Summer Palace.Afterwards, they participated with the Lower School girls in a number of relay games. The highlight (and when the kids seemed to be the most excited) was when the faculty battled in their own tug-of-war. It was a blast! Thank you to all the parents who came to help out. The wonderful event couldn’t have happened without you.

Other exciting happenings this week included Aidan Fitch competing in the Pacific Grappling Tournament run by NAGA (North American Grappling Association). Aidan competed against a number of boys in both the gi uniform and non-uniform brackets. Through focus and sticking to the fundamentals he has learned, Aiden earned first place in both tournaments. We’re really proud of Aidan!


This coming Saturday our first and second graders will be selling lemonade at Pearlridge shopping center.All proceeds go to the Dyslexic Center of the Pacific. The boys will be selling their lemonade from 10am-3pm. If you have some free time and want some delicious lemonade, please stop by. Thanks Joanne, Shino, and Clement for all your help!




May Day is coming soon!

Parents, please see the attached link to be aware of your son’s responsibilities for the day.

Upcoming Events

  • April 19: Grade 2 Field Trip to the Deaf and Blind School (via The Bus)
  • April 21: Grades 1 and 2 Lemonade Alley at Pearlridge Shopping Center
  • April 27: May Day
  • April 30: Grades 1 and 2 Field Trip to the Loi
  • May 4: Grade 3 Field Trip to Capital

Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Chip Fletcher on April 24

We invite you to attend our Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series on April 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tenney Theatre at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, featuring Dr. Chip Fletcherʻs talk entitled, Finding Hope Under a Dark Cloud. We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP ONLINE for the Event


The Wiz Jr. - Our Spring Production!

Please mark your calendars for The Wiz Jr., our spring production running from April 28-29 in Tenney Theatre. Our cast is working overtime to bring a fun and exciting performance to our community!

Buy Tickets Online!

April 12 Parent eNews

Prep Update - April 12

Good Afternoon Parents,

We’re making our way through April and things are moving fast. We have many events coming up so be sure to check the updates each week.

This past weekend we had planned to take the third graders to Coconut Island for camp, but unfortunately the rain didn’t make that possible. The good news is that we are now rescheduling for another date. More information will come out in due time.

Our first and second graders have spent the last month running an interesting science experiment. They have been surveying students, faculty, and staff on the best recipe for lemonade. Besides finding the right ingredients for a tasty drink and satisfying their natural curiosity, the boys are competing in a taste competition called Lemonade Alley. On April 21st, the boys will present their lemonade at Pearlridge Shopping Center. All the proceeds from the competition will be going to the Dyslexic Center of the Pacific.A great program for a great cause.

To help the boys, we are looking for donations of lemons.If you can donate lemons, please drop them off in J-101 or the Lower School Office. You can also drop them off at the traffic line on Tuesday morning, April 17th.

Another service opportunity for the boys has been led by Joni Stewart.She has organized a beach cleanup day for Sunday, April 29th at 10 am. The event will be at Waimanalo Bay State Recreation Park. After the beach cleanup, there will be a snack potluck. Please bring a garbage bag and gloves and feel free to contact Joni at 371-1497 or at wuchem99@yahoo.com to get more information about how you can get involved. Thank you, Joni, for providing our boys this opportunity to give back!

On April 17th, we will be holding a Parent Coffee. If you are available, it will be a great opportunity to discuss next year and how things will proceed. We hope to see you there!

PREP ANNOUNCEMENTS

May Day is coming soon!

Parents, please see the attached link to be aware of your son’s responsibilities for the day.

Upcoming Events

  • April 13: Field Day
  • April 17: Parent Coffee in Maulalani Gallery
  • April 17: Lemon Drop Off
  • April 21: Grades 1 and 2 Lemonade Alley at Pearlridge
  • April 27: May Day
  • April 30: Grades 1 and 2 Field Trip to the Loi Patch
  • May 4: Grade 3 Field Trip to Capital

Queen Emma Preschool

May 24 Parent eNews

Queen Emma Preschool Update - May 24

As we celebrate and send our graduates onto kindergarten, it is with great pride but a little sadness that we say, “Goodbye!” We know the children are ready for the challenges of kindergarten because they had a wonderful start here at QEP. The children were accepted for who they are, challenged to grow in every area of development, and were supported by caring adults who celebrated all their successes.

The bond that develops between the families and teachers exists because of the caring, hard work and dedication of the QEP staff who work every day to build and grow these lasting relationships.

May 17 Parent eNews

Queen Emma Preschool Update - May 17

Teacher Appreciation Week

We would like to thank the committee members and all the parents of QEP for a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week. We were treated each day with delicious treats and gifts. Thank you so much!

  • “Pre-GameSunday”A few parents came to decorate the classroom doors.
  • “Healthy Treat Monday”Banana, papaya, watermelon, cantaloupe, oranges, grapes
  • “Bubble Tea Tuesday”Special ordered teas and more treats
  • “Breakfast Bar Wednesday”Eggs and bacon, coffee, juice, breads, pastries, manapua
  • “Snack Attack Thursday”Snacks, snacks, and more snacks, drinks
  • “Fan Mail Friday” Cards, drawings, letters to the teachers

Class of 2018 Graduation

As we celebrate and send our graduates onto kindergarten, it is with great pride but a little sadness that we say, “Goodbye!”We know the children are ready for the challenges of kindergarten because they had a wonderful start here at QEP.The children were accepted for who they are, challenged to grow in every area of development, and were supported by caring adults who celebrated all their successes.

The children were encouraged to explore, reflect, interact, share their ideas, make good choices and engage in their learning no matter what their skill level.They were able to experience all of this learning through play.QEP parents also learned and experienced the importance of play by participating in the classroom, through the daily activities, units of study, family events, excursions, and projects.

The bond that develops between the families and teachers exists because of the caring, hard work and dedication of the QEP staff who work every day to build and grow these lasting relationships.

We say, “Good-bye” and “See you soon!” as we know you will come back to visit us to share all your new and wonderful experiences.

May 3 Parent eNews

Queen Emma Preschool Update - May 3

As the school year comes to a close, children will be transitioning to Kindergarten. This is an exciting and scary time for both children and families. Although this might seem like a simple transition, young children may have difficulty. To ease the stress, these are some simple things you can do to prepare both you and your child for kindergarten.

Read books together about starting school. There are many books available that you can read and discuss about the fun things your child will be experiencing.

Don’t worry or drill your child about what you think your child should know before entering kindergarten. Your child has enjoyed their preschool years and you want this love of learning to continue as they transition to their new school. This is just the beginning of their more formal years of learning and you want to support this positive attitude of school as they continue to be life-long learners.

Be positive as you talk about your child’s new school.Discuss in general what your child might expect instead of specific details. This will support your child in understanding about school and will not create disappointments if a specific activity is not provided in the first few days of starting school.

Begin to practice school routines. The start of the school day may be earlier than you have been used to at QEP so an earlier bedtime and earlier wake up time might be necessary. A few weeks before school starts, begin to practice your routines to reduce the stress of the first days of kindergarten.

Be supportive of your child. Your child may have fears of going to a new school or making new friends.You can role play situations and act out how you are going to say, “Good-by” to them or how to make new friends. Dramatic play helps young children express their feelings and helps them to deal with changes.

Label everything. Make sure to label backpacks, lunch boxes, shoes, jackets, and supplies – everything your child will bring to school.Children often have the same things so this will make it easier for the teacher and your child to identity their belongings.

And most importantly, believe in your child and express your confidence that they are ready for kindergarten and you will be there to support them.

April 26 Parent eNews

Queen Emma Preschool Update - April 26

In celebration of the Month of the Young Child, we are hosted a family workshop called Learning through Play! Playing to Learn! Last Saturday, we had over 100 parents, grandparents and children who attended our workshop.There was just one adult rule – all cell phones turned off and PLAY with your child!

Our purpose was to share and educate parents on the importance of play and how through play children learn. We opened with a warm up activity in the tricycle area to get our bodies moving and blood flowing by dancing to music. It was great to see everyone participating; teachers, staff, parents, children and grandparents too. Everyone was smiling and moving to the beat!

QEP staff created a different learning center in each classroom. The centers provided opportunities for hands-on learning, cooperative learning, social interaction and allowed each child and adult to successfully engage in the activity no matter what their skill level. Parents were encouraged and supported to engage in play and learned with their child.

These were some of the activities the children and adults enjoyed:

  • Sensory Play – playdough, fluffy slime, sensory bottles
  • Puppet Play – making paper bag, stick, hand puppets, telling stories using puppets, puppet show
  • Block Play – wooden, cardboard, foam blocks, cardboard boxes, styrofoam boxes, Lego’s, ramps, tunnels and vehicles
  • Art Play –salad spinner, Q-tip, magnet, pendulum, and marble painting, playdough sculptures, baking soda magic
  • Physical Play and Healthy Snacks – obstacles course, balance beam, tunnel, spider crawl, push and pull and a snack bag to enjoy

April 19 Parent eNews

Queen Emma Preschool Update - April 19

April is the Month of the Young Child and is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). QEP is accredited by NAEYC and continues to provide the best learning experiences for young children and their families. NAEYC Accreditation helps teachers and staff develop a shared understanding and commitment to quality and also helps families recognize quality programs.


In celebration of the Month of the Young Child, we are hosting a family workshop called Learning through Play! Playing to Learn! Come and join us this Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9:00 – 12:00 pm. It’s still not too late to register to attend. Just sign up in your child’s class and come ready to PLAY with your child.

Our purpose is to share and educate parents on the importance of play and how through play children learn. We will create learning centers where families can engage in learning together. These hands-on parent workshops will foster greater collaboration with parents thereby establishing a more consistent partnership and bridge in their child’s education between home and school.

Come and experience Learning through Play!

  • Sensory Play
  • Puppet Play
  • Block Play
  • Art Play
  • Physical Play and Healthy Snacks

April 12 Parent eNews

Queen Emma Preschool Update - April 12

We had a visit from the Honolulu Police Department Patrol and Keiki ID Units. The police officers shared about their job of responding to emergencies, enforcing laws, directing traffic and keeping everyone safe. The children actually got to go inside the patrol vehicle and turn on the loud siren,

The children were also able to have their photo taken and each received a Keiki ID that officers can use to help recover missing children. In addition to basic descriptive information about the child, it includes a fingerprint and photo of the child.

Please remember to update your child’s photo as there will be changes to physical characteristics with age. Keep this kit in a safe place in your home. If your child ever goes missing, this kit should be given to the officers immediately.


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May 10 Parent eNews

Queen Emma Preschool Update - May 10

As the school year comes to a close, children will be transitioning to Kindergarten. This is an exciting and scary time for both children and families. Although this might seem like a simple transition, young children may have difficulty. To ease the stress, these are some simple things you can do to prepare both you and your child for kindergarten.

Read books together about starting school. There are many books available that you can read and discuss about the fun things your child will be experiencing.

Don’t worry or drill your child about what you think your child should know before entering kindergarten. Your child has enjoyed their preschool years and you want this love of learning to continue as they transition to their new school. This is just the beginning of their more formal years of learning and you want to support this positive attitude of school as they continue to be life-long learners.

Be positive as you talk about your child’s new school.Discuss in general what your child might expect instead of specific details. This will support your child in understanding about school and will not create disappointments if a specific activity is not provided in the first few days of starting school.

Begin to practice school routines. The start of the school day may be earlier than you have been used to at QEP so an earlier bedtime and earlier wake up time might be necessary. A few weeks before school starts, begin to practice your routines to reduce the stress of the first days of kindergarten.

Be supportive of your child. Your child may have fears of going to a new school or making new friends.You can role play situations and act out how you are going to say, “Good-by” to them or how to make new friends. Dramatic play helps young children express their feelings and helps them to deal with changes.

Label everything. Make sure to label backpacks, lunch boxes, shoes, jackets, and supplies – everything your child will bring to school. Children often have the same things so this will make it easier for the teacher and your child to identity their belongings.

And most importantly, believe in your child and express your confidence that they are ready for kindergarten and you will be there to support them.

All-School Information

May 24 Parent eNews

All-School Information - May 24

It’s not too late! Register for St. Andrew’s Schools Summer Programs!

Summer Athletic Information

Summer Clinics for incoming 7th-11th graders will begin on the following dates and carry on throughout the summer:

  • Volleyball - incoming grades 7-11: every Tuesday/Thursday beginning Tuesday, May 15th from 3:30 - 5:30 (Fridays upperclassmen only from 6-8pm) @ St. Andrew’s Gym
  • Varsity Basketball - incoming grades 9-11: every Wednesday and Friday 3:30 - 5:00 @ St. Andrew’s Gym beginning Wednesday, May 16th and continuing throughout the summer.
  • Intermediate Basketball - incoming grades 7-8: every Monday/Wednesday/Friday beginning May 21st 3:30 - 5:30 @ St. Andrew’s Gym (Summer tournament to be played on Tuesday/Thursday @ Iolani School)

Textbook Buyback

Textbooks may be sold back to Follett through an online buyback this is open now through June 15, 2018. Visit www.priory.bkstr.com

To sell books online: Click on the Sell Books icon and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the book’s value. If you decide to sell, mail your book back at no charge, and Follett will send you a check.

To return rentals online: Click on the Sell Books icon and follow the on-screen instructions to check in your rentals. Print the confirmation and shipping label and send back your rental books.

Questions? Call Follett Customer Service at 1-888-382-3383

Year-End School Report Cards

During the week of June 12th, final report cards for 2017-2018 will be delivered to your email inbox via SwiftK-12. You may access the report card by clicking on the link and entering your child’s birthdate using the format: mm/dd/yyyy. Please contact the registrar, Ms. Mary Ellen Williams at registrar@standrewsschools.org if you need assistance.

18-19 School Year Information

Time has really flown, and we are approaching the end of another exciting and wonderful school year. To assist with your summer planning and to help your child prepare for the 2018-2019 school year, we will be posting some important information, such as textbook and supply lists, summer reading and homework, parent-student handbooks, and our 2018-2019 Calendar Overview on our 2018-2019 School Year Information Page on our website on June 1. Please check back on this site frequently as we will be posting additional information throughout the summer to ensure a successful new school year. Please visit https://www.standrewsschools.org/admissions/2018-19-information.

Summer Homework and Textbook and School Supply Lists

Summer homework assignments, textbook and school supply lists will be consolidated into one document and available on our 2018-2019 School Year Information Page on our website by June 1, 2018. The online bookstore will be active on the week of July 16. During the first four days the online bookstore is open, parents will receive 10% off the price of their purchases.

Please Update Your School Registration - It’s Critical

During the summer, St. Andrew’s Schools will send to families a copy of their registration profiles to review with instructions on updating or confirming the accuracy of the student registration. This information is critical for tracking, contacting, and informing families of school information including emergency alerts, report cards, school news and notices. Information we need includes current addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, child pickup, and medical information.

You may update your contact information any time it changes by logging into PowerSchool through Canvas and going to PowerSchool Registration on the sidebar

Please contact technology@standrewsschools.org or the Tech Help Desk (524-3234) should you need assistance in logging in to your Canvas or PowerSchool account.

2018-2019 After School Care and Lion’s Den Registration

The After School Program consists of the After School Care for both the Priory girls and the Prep boys, grades K-5, and the Lion’s Den, grades 6-8, from dismissal until 5:30 PM every school day. Students are able to do homework and socialize with their friends. For 10 weeks during the first and second semesters, students may take enrichment classes, with an additional charge. A few examples of classes offered are Japanese, Cooking, Hip Hop, Drill, and Band. More may be added.

For School Year 2018-2019, parents will receive an “early-bird discount” if tuition is paid for the full year by July 5. Tuition is $1300 for ASC and $300 for Lion’s Den. Registration for our After School Program will open on June 1.

ASC TUITION SCHEDULE

 

Due Dates

$1300 Annual Payment Plan

$1400 Annual Payment Plan

July 5

After July 5

$750 Semester Payment Plan

July 5

LION’S DEN TUITION SCHEDULE

$300 Annual Payment Plan

$350 Annual Payment Plan

July 5

After July 5

$200 Semester Payment Plan

July 5

 

 

May 17 Parent eNews

All-School Information - May 17

It’s not too late! Register for St. Andrew’s Schools Summer Programs!


Summer Athletic Information

Summer Clinics for incoming 7th-11th graders will begin on the following dates and carry on throughout the summer:

  • Volleyball - incoming grades 7-11: every Tuesday/Thursday beginning Tuesday, May 15th from 3:30 - 5:30 (Fridays upperclassmen only from 6-8pm) @ St. Andrew’s Gym
  • Varsity Basketball - incoming grades 9-11: every Wednesday and Friday 3:30 - 5:00 @ St. Andrew’s Gym beginning Wednesday, May 16th and continuing throughout the summer.
  • Intermediate Basketball - incoming grades 7-8: every Monday/Wednesday/Friday beginning May 21st 3:30 - 5:30 @ St. Andrew’s Gym (Summer tournament to be played on Tuesday/Thursday @ Iolani School)

Textbook Buyback

Textbooks may be sold back to Follett through an online buyback this is open now through June 15, 2018. Visit www.priory.bkstr.com

To sell books online: Click on the Sell Books icon and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the book’s value. If you decide to sell, mail your book back at no charge, and Follett will send you a check.

To return rentals online: Click on the Sell Books icon and follow the on-screen instructions to check in your rentals. Print the confirmation and shipping label and send back your rental books.

Questions? Call Follett Customer Service at 1-888-382-3383

Year-End School Report Cards

During the week of June 12th, final report cards for 2017-2018 will be delivered to your email inbox via SwiftK-12. You may access the report card by clicking on the link and entering your child’s birthdate using the format: mm/dd/yyyy. Please contact the registrar, Ms. Mary Ellen Williams at registrar@standrewsschools.org if you need assistance.

18-19 School Year Information

Time has really flown, and we are approaching the end of another exciting and wonderful school year. To assist with your summer planning and to help your child prepare for the 2018-2019 school year, we will be posting some important information, such as textbook and supply lists, summer reading and homework, parent-student handbooks, and our 2018-2019 Calendar Overview on our 2018-2019 School Year Information Page on our website on June 1. Please check back on this site frequently as we will be posting additional information throughout the summer to ensure a successful new school year. Please visit https://www.standrewsschools.org/admissions/2018-19-information.

Summer Homework and Textbook and School Supply Lists

Summer homework assignments, textbook and school supply lists will be consolidated into one document and available on our 2018-2019 School Year Information Page on our website by June 1, 2018. The online bookstore will be active on the week of July 16. During the first four days the online bookstore is open, parents will receive 10% off the price of their purchases.

Please Update Your School Registration - It’s Critical

During the summer, St. Andrew’s Schools will send to families a copy of their registration profiles to review with instructions on updating or confirming the accuracy of the student registration. This information is critical for tracking, contacting, and informing families of school information including emergency alerts, report cards, school news and notices. Information we need includes current addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, child pickup, and medical information.

You may update your contact information any time it changes by logging into PowerSchool through Canvas and going to PowerSchool Registration on the sidebar

Please contact technology@standrewsschools.org or the Tech Help Desk (524-3234) should you need assistance in logging in to your Canvas or PowerSchool account.

2018-2019 After School Care and Lion’s Den Registration

The After School Program consists of the After School Care for both the Priory girls and the Prep boys, grades K-5, and the Lion’s Den, grades 6-8, from dismissal until 5:30 PM every school day. Students are able to do homework and socialize with their friends. For 10 weeks during the first and second semesters, students may take enrichment classes, with an additional charge. A few examples of classes offered are Japanese, Cooking, Hip Hop, Drill, and Band. More may be added.

For School Year 2018-2019, parents will receive an “early-bird discount” if tuition is paid for the full year by July 5. Tuition is $1300 for ASC and $300 for Lion’s Den. Registration for our After School Program will open on June 1.

ASC TUITION SCHEDULE


Due Dates

$1300 Annual Payment Plan

$1400 Annual Payment Plan

July 5

After July 5

$750 Semester Payment Plan

July 5

LION’S DEN TUITION SCHEDULE

$300 Annual Payment Plan

$350 Annual Payment Plan

July 5

After July 5

$200 Semester Payment Plan

July 5

May 10 Parent eNews

All-School Information - May 10

It’s not too late! Register for St. Andrew’s Schools Summer Programs!


Summer Athletic Information

Summer Clinics for incoming 7th-11th graders will begin on the following dates and carry on throughout the summer:

  • Volleyball - incoming grades 7-11: every Tuesday/Thursday beginning Tuesday, May 15th from 3:30 - 5:30 (Fridays upperclassmen only from 6-8pm) @ St. Andrew’s Gym
  • Varsity Basketball - incoming grades 9-11: every Wednesday and Friday 3:30 - 5:00 @ St. Andrew’s Gym beginning Wednesday, May 16th and continuing throughout the summer.
  • Intermediate Basketball - incoming grades 7-8: every Monday/Wednesday/Friday beginning May 21st 3:30 - 5:30 @ St. Andrew’s Gym (Summer tournament to be played on Tuesday/Thursday @ Iolani School)

Textbook Buyback

Textbooks may be sold back to Follett through an online buyback this is open now through June 15, 2018. Visit www.priory.bkstr.com

To sell books online: Click on the Sell Books icon and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the book’s value. If you decide to sell, mail your book back at no charge, and Follett will send you a check.

To return rentals online: Click on the Sell Books icon and follow the on-screen instructions to check in your rentals. Print the confirmation and shipping label and send back your rental books.

Questions? Call Follett Customer Service at 1-888-382-3383

Year-End School Report Cards

During the week of June 12th, final report cards for 2017-2018 will be delivered to your email inbox via SwiftK-12. You may access the report card by clicking on the link and entering your child’s birthdate using the format: mm/dd/yyyy. Please contact the registrar, Ms. Mary Ellen Williams at registrar@standrewsschools.org if you need assistance.

18-19 School Year Information

Time has really flown, and we are approaching the end of another exciting and wonderful school year. To assist with your summer planning and to help your child prepare for the 2018-2019 school year, we will be posting some important information, such as textbook and supply lists, summer reading and homework, parent-student handbooks, and our 2018-2019 Calendar Overview on our 2018-2019 School Year Information Page on our website on June 1. Please check back on this site frequently as we will be posting additional information throughout the summer to ensure a successful new school year. Please visit https://www.standrewsschools.org/admissions/2018-19-information.

Summer Homework and Textbook and School Supply Lists

Summer homework assignments, textbook and school supply lists will be consolidated into one document and available on our 2018-2019 School Year Information Page on our website by June 1, 2018. The online bookstore will be active on the week of July 16. During the first four days the online bookstore is open, parents will receive 10% off the price of their purchases.

Please Update Your School Registration - It’s Critical

During the summer, St. Andrew’s Schools will send to families a copy of their registration profiles to review with instructions on updating or confirming the accuracy of the student registration. This information is critical for tracking, contacting, and informing families of school information including emergency alerts, report cards, school news and notices. Information we need includes current addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, child pickup, and medical information.

You may update your contact information any time it changes by logging into PowerSchool through Canvas and going to PowerSchool Registration on the sidebar

Please contact technology@standrewsschools.org or the Tech Help Desk (524-3234) should you need assistance in logging in to your Canvas or PowerSchool account.

2018-2019 After School Care and Lion’s Den Registration

The After School Program consists of the After School Care for both the Priory girls and the Prep boys, grades K-5, and the Lion’s Den, grades 6-8, from dismissal until 5:30 PM every school day. Students are able to do homework and socialize with their friends. For 10 weeks during the first and second semesters, students may take enrichment classes, with an additional charge. A few examples of classes offered are Japanese, Cooking, Hip Hop, Drill, and Band. More may be added.

For School Year 2018-2019, parents will receive an “early-bird discount” if tuition is paid for the full year by July 5. Tuition is $1300 for ASC and $300 for Lion’s Den. Registration for our After School Program will open on June 1.

ASC TUITION SCHEDULE


Due Dates

$1300 Annual Payment Plan

$1400 Annual Payment Plan

July 5

After July 5

$750 Semester Payment Plan

July 5

LION’S DEN TUITION SCHEDULE

$300 Annual Payment Plan

$350 Annual Payment Plan

July 5

After July 5

$200 Semester Payment Plan

July 5

May 3 Parent eNews

All-School Information - May 3

The silent auction for St. Andrew's Schools' Queen Emma Ball is now open! Just click on the link below and get a head-start on your mobile bidding today! We have got some fantastic items, including a 1-year VIP parking pass in the St. Andrew's Schools visitor lot.

*You do not have to attend the event to participate in bidding.

Register to bid:
https://www.501auctions.com/queenemmaball/register?url=%2Fqueenemmaball

*Please include a contact phone and email so you can stay up to date on your bidding status. Once you've bid on an item, your smartphone will alert you if someone outbids you so you can bid again. You may bid up until the silent auction closes on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Winners may pick up their items at the event or the following week at the school's Advancement Office.

We hope you enjoying bidding on these great items!

Note: Live Auction packages are only available for bidding at the Queen Emma Ball during the event program. If you have any questions, please call (808) 532-2454 or email Nicole Kuamoo at nkuamoo@standrewsschools.org.

Mahalo for supporting St. Andrew's Schools!

Thank you,
Jennifer Burke
Director of Institutional Advancement and Community Relations

April 26 Parent eNews

All-School Information - April 26


May Day is Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00am!

Please join us for our May Day Celebration this Friday, April 27. The program will be in James C. Castle Gymnasium from 9am until approximately 10:30am, and the lunch to follow will be in Ylang Ylang Courtyard until 11:45am.

  • LUNCH
    • If you ordered lunch, please print out and bring the May Day lunch order confirmation you received via email to pick up your lunch.
    • If you did not order a lunch, please remember to pack a home lunch for your daughter.
  • PARKING: There will be limited parking available on campus for our ‘ohana in Lot A (next to Centennial Hall), Lot C (behind the gym) and Lot D (in front of the gym). The parking lot in front of the Cathedral is monitored by Diamond Parking. If you choose to park there, please follow the instructions on the payment box. The unmarked stalls on the makai side of the park are reserved for HPD. There are signs posted, “Reserved for HPD”. Please do not park there for you may be towed.

This year’s theme is Kuʻu Home Aloha ʻO Oʻahu, “Oʻahu, My Beloved Home”. Parents, please visit the webpage for information regarding your daughter’s/sonʻs attire requirements and responsibilities for the day.


The Wiz Jr. - Our Spring Production!

Please mark your calendars for The Wiz Jr., our spring production running from April 28-29 in Tenney Theatre. Our cast is working overtime to bring a fun and exciting performance to our community!

Buy Tickets Online!


April 19 Parent eNews

All-School Information - April 19 Parent eNews

Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Chip Fletcher on April 24

We invite you to attend our Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series on April 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tenney Theatre at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, featuring Dr. Chip Fletcherʻs talk entitled, Finding Hope Under a Dark Cloud. We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP ONLINE for the Event


The Wiz Jr. - Our Spring Production!

Please mark your calendars for The Wiz Jr., our spring production running from April 28-29 in Tenney Theatre. Our cast is working overtime to bring a fun and exciting performance to our community!

Buy Tickets Online!


May Day is Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00am!

The May Day Festival perpetuates the Hawaiian tradition in a celebration of our culture with music, hula, and lei. Our May Day Program is the one and only event where the entire school performs for each other and for the ‘ohana.

This year’s theme is Kuʻu Home Aloha ʻO Oʻahu, “Oʻahu, My Beloved Home”. Parents, please visit the webpage for information regarding your daughter’s/sonʻs attire requirements and responsibilities for the day.

April 12 Parent eNews

All-School Information - April 12 Parent eNews

Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Dr. Chip Fletcher

We invite you to attend our Waikiki Aquarium Distinguished Lecture Series on April 24, 2018, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tenney Theatre at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, featuring Dr. Chip Fletcherʻs talk entitled, Finding Hope Under a Dark Cloud. We look forward to seeing you there!

RSVP ONLINE for the Event

May Day is Friday, April 27, 2018 - 9:00am!

The May Day Festival perpetuates the Hawaiian tradition in a celebration of our culture with music, hula, and lei. Our May Day Program is the one and only event where the entire school performs for each other and for the ‘ohana.

This year’s theme is Kuʻu Home Aloha ʻO Oʻahu, “Oʻahu, My Beloved Home”. Parents, please see the link for information regarding your daughter’s/sonʻs attire requirements and responsibilities for the day.