A Pre-K through Grade 12 Coordinate School Located in Honolulu

The Prep Update - November 15

Aloha, The Prep Parents, 

Culture of Learning
The start of November has been a busy on and off campus! Fourth graders Ronan Halliday, Neal Sehgal, Quinn Yamamoto and Matthew Sakurai had the opportunity to present to over 2,000 educators on Augmented Reality and Design Thinking in the state of Hawaii and were featured on social media during the conference. 

Our kindergarten and first grade teachers Mrs. Schick and Miss Zane, and technology teacher Mrs. Shintaku, presented with The Priory teacher leaders a session on STEM to STEAM. They discussed how to create new learning environments, integrate the arts into STEAM and transform  Hawai’i schools. We are glad to have leading students and educators at St. Andrews!

  

Lower School Robotics Team
Mahalo to Mrs. Shintaku and Mrs. Julia Lazaroff for spending the last few months preparing students for our school’s very FIRST Lego League Challenge team competition held at Kalani High School.  And a special thank you to the parents who came out to support their sons and daughters for the day.  Our Prep team members included Noah Baloran, Aidan Fitch, Ronin Halliday, and Asa Yost along with Priory team members Katelyn Hirata, Morgyn Bunton, Maya Galvez, and Siara Sam.  

It was an invaluable educational experience that resulted in a range of benefits such as problem solving and collaboration as a team, and the application of robotics and coding knowledge. Most of all the team members enjoyed themselves and learned a lot through the process.  I am very proud our students! They were champions for their perseverance and commitment.

Celebrate our Legacy at Nā Kūpuna Day Tomorrow 
We are looking forward to seeing our kūpuna on campus this coming Friday! Preparations have been underway these past few weeks. Our students have been busily preparing for their performances with Kumu Hiwa and Music Teacher Mrs. Oyama-Haugen. Mahalo to our Marketing and Communications team, Admissions Office, Maintenance team, Business Office and our faculty and staff for their support and enthusiasm! Most of all, a big mahalo to all of our parents who have generously donated their time and resources to help us with our favorite annual community event to celebrate and share with our beloved kūpuna and special guests.

Next week Tuesday we will be celebrating our Thanksgiving Chapel in the Cathedral and it will also be our first Eucharist Service of the year. A Communion letter will be sent home to our families this week from Chaplain Annalise, explaining the significance of taking communion and your child’s participation in taking communion or receiving a blessing. Please read over the letter and return it to your son’s teacher.    

Happy Thanksgiving!

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

Reminders and Announcements 
Remakeable Materials Needed 
As part of our K-12 STEAM Makerspace projects, we need your help in collecting remakeable materials. Please see this flyer that went home with your student for a list of items we need. Mahalo for any support you can provide!

Please bring donated items to the front gate of the school from 7:00 to 7:40 a.m. on the following days:
November 16
December 7

Upcoming Events 
11/16: Nā Kūpuna Day (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
11/20: Thanksgiving Chapel (K-12) Eucharist
11/21-23: Thanksgiving Break 
11/29: Home for the Holidays shopping event, 5-8 p.m.
11/30: St. Andrew’s School Spelling Bee for grades 3-5 (11 a.m. in K-111)

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November 8 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - November 8

Aloha Prep Parents, 

What a busy first week of November! Today, several 4thgrade students presented at the Schools of the Future Conference, demonstrating augmented reality apps and the Design Thinking Process to over 2,000 conference participants!  
Tomorrow, kindergarten’s Mrs. Schick, 1stgrade’s Miss Zane, and technology teacher Mrs. Shintaku will be presenting with other thought leaders at the conference. They will be discussing how to create new learning environments and transform our Hawai’i schools. We are so proud of our amazing Prep students and faculty!

Today, we also celebrate national STEAM day, a day designed to inspire kids to explore and pursue their interests in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Our teachers have been hard at work incorporating our STEAM program into the Prep curriculum. Our classrooms are filled with eager students asking questions, and testing solutions.  

All Saints Chapel
On Tuesday, our Prep students, along with all K-12 Priory students, recognized  All Saints Day by attending chapel in the Cathedral. Ms. Armstrong’ 3rdgraders participated in the service by representing various saints both the past and present.  We were all reminded during Bishop Fitzpatrick’s inspirational message that saints still live among us as teachers, mothers, fathers, police officers, doctors, restaurant servers – community members who care for others.  We are very grateful for all the saints (moms, dads, caregivers, teachers) who serve and care for the students of St. Andrew's Schools daily.

This week in the classroom
During the month of November, the kindergarten class is focusing on food and family as they gear up for the Thanksgiving holiday. The boys have been interviewing their parents, siblings, and kūpuna for homework as well as studying their food groups.  Today, they are making Stone Soup and learning about seasonal vegetables! 

Over in the 1stgrade, students are also cooking up a storm and learning about different ethnicities. This week they studied China and made the Jubinsky Hall classes jealous as the delicious smell of fried rice permeated the building!  

  

Our 2ndand 3rdgrade students planted vegetable gardens together this week. The next time you are on campus, look out for sprouting cucumbers, okra, tomatoes, onion and peas coming up in our blue, raised garden beds.         

     

Up in the 4thgrade, the boys are busily preparing for their Game Zone Arcade event. This service learning project will raise money to benefit the Hawaii Red Cross and Save the Children.  The students are developing an advertising campaign to invite all students, faculty, and staff to this event! 

I hope you have a wonderful long weekend! Have fun and let’s remember those men and women who have served our country. Happy Veteran’s Day! 

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

 

Reminders and Announcements 

Remakeable Materials Needed 
As part of our K-12 STEAM Makerspace projects, we need your help in collecting remakeable materials. Please see this flyer that went home with your student for a list of items we need. Mahalo for any support you can provide!

Please bring donated items to the front gate of the school from 7:00 to 7:40 a.m. on the following days:
November 16
December 7

Nā Kūpuna Day
 Na Kūpuna Day is just around the corner!  Please remind them that they are invited to join us on Friday, November 16, at 11:30 a.m. in Ylang Ylang CourtyardA flyer was sent home with studentsPlease make sure to turn the RSVP portion into the Lower School office by November 5.The event will begin with a catered lunch followed by student performances of song, hula and dance, as well as campus/classroom activities and a Scholastic Book Fair. Also, volunteers are needed for various tasks during the event. Please consider signing up to assist using this page

First Lego League
Our eight-member robotics team comprised of 4th grade boys and 5th grade girls will be competing in their first tournament on November 12 in the First LEGO League at Kalani High School. The team has been practicing and collaborating for the past month to prepare for the event.

Upcoming Events 
11/9-11: "Zombie Thoughts" Fall Theatre Production (11/9-11/11 public shows)
11/12: Holiday - Veterans Day (No School)
11/12: Lego League Robotics Tournament, Kalani High School 
11/13: "Zombie Thoughts" for The Priory students (school show)
11/13:  Junior Ring Ceremony Chapel ( K-12)
11/14: Distinguished Lecture Series (6-7pm), Tenney Theater
11/16: Nā Kūpuna Day (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)
11/20: Thanksgiving Chapel (K-12) Eucharist
11/21-23: Thanksgiving Break 
11/29: Home for the Holidays shopping event, 5-8 p.m.
11/30: St. Andrew’s School Spelling Bee for grades 3-5 (11 a.m. in K-111)

November 1 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - November 1

Aloha, The Prep Parents,

Can you believe that it is already November?!

With the holiday season right around the corner, we’re busy gearing up for many activities to end the year. Our students had a fun-filled Fall Spirit week and Halloween. These kinds of activities enhance their classroom and off-campus experiences, and truly enrich their lives.

After a week of the ultimate “dress up” in pajamas, super heroes, dinosaur and unicorn costumes, our students showed off their most favorite and creative character costumes and walked in our annual Halloween parade, which ended with our campus trick-or-treating. A big mahalo for the candy provided by staff and Upper School students.

Our green footprint is becoming more evident around the Lower School campus. As part of our lower school curriculum – E Mālama i Ke Kino – our students have started a waste initiative by disposing of organic leftover food waste from their lunches and snacks into material for garden and worm beds. The waste provides food for the worms, which in turn produces vermiculture that go into our garden beds. We are also discouraging the use of single-use plastics and Styrofoam on campus.

Our third grade Priory teacher, Ms. Pua Armstrong, has placed recycle bins on the second floor of Sellon Hall to dispose of single-use plastics. Through active engagement, students become passionate environmental stewards and thoughtful agents for change. Finally, our first grade students in Ms. Zane's  class hatched chicks this week and have been enjoying watching the life cycle process. The new additions will soon be named by our students! Please visit our sustainability spaces; the garden beds and hydroponic grow bins in front of Jubinsky Hall and check out the worm bins, garden beds and our chicken coop behind Sellon Hall.  

  

Our annual Na Kūpuna Day is just around the corner! We hold this event because kūpuna are treasured members of our ‘ohana and we want to share our keiki’s learning experience with them. Please remind them that they are invited to join us on Friday, November 16, at 11:30 a.m. in Ylang Ylang CourtyardA flyer was sent home with studentsPlease make sure to turn the RSVP portion into the Lower School office by November 5.

The event will begin with a catered lunch followed by student performances of song, hula and dance, as well as campus/classroom activities and a Scholastic Book Fair. Also, volunteers are needed for various tasks during the event. Please consider signing up to assist using this page

Shadow a Student Challenge
Over the next few weeks, administrators across the nation will be shadowing a student as part of a program sponsored by School Retool and Stanford University. Designed to build empathy for students, this is a great initiative to improve school programs. We will be participating by following students from The Prep as they go through their school day.

Schools of the Future
Members of the fourth grade design thinking class have been invited to present at the Schools of the Future Conference on November 8. They will be demonstrating augmented reality apps and the Design Thinking Process to more than 2,000 conference participants!

First Lego League
Our eight-member robotics team comprised of 4th grade boys and 5th grade girls will be competing in their first tournament on November 12 in the First LEGO League at Kalani High School. The team has been practicing and collaborating for the past month to prepare for the event.

Remakeable Materials Needed
As part of our K-12 STEAM Makerspace projects, we need your help in collecting remakeable materials. Please see this flyer that went home with your student for a list of items we need. Mahalo for any support you can provide!

These are the drop-off dates; please bring donated items to the gate in front of the gym before school from 7:00 to 7:40 a.m. 
November 2
November 16
November 17

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

October 25 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - October 25

Aloha, The Prep Parents, 

This week, our kindergarten class received a special surprise from their teacher, Ms. Marlene Schick. She presented each student with his very own keepsake golden ticket after the class completed the book "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl. Read more about this wonderful tradition Ms. Schick has been treating her students to since she started her teaching career.

Our second grade class took an exciting field trip with their teacher, Mr. Michael Rickman, to the Kaka‘ako Fire Station 9 on October 19 to learn about the job of a firefighter. 

Fall Spirit Week
We began this “Wonky Wednesday,” and the fun will run until next week Wednesday ­– Halloween! Monster Mash is tomorrow and next week is the Lower School Halloween parade on Wednesday, October 31.  

Shadow a Student Challenge
Over the next few weeks, administrators across the nation will be shadowing a student as part of a program sponsored by School Retool and Stanford University. Designed to build empathy for students, this is a great initiative to improve school programs. We will be participating by following students from The Prep as they go through their school day.

Schools of the Future
Members of the fourth grade design thinking class have been invited to present at the Schools of the Future Conference on November 8. They will be demonstrating augmented reality apps and the Design Thinking Process to more than 2,000 conference participants!

First Lego League
Our eight-member robotics team comprised of 4th grade boys and 5th grade girls will be competing in their first tournament on November 12 in the First LEGO League at Kalani High School. The team has been practicing and collaborating for the past month to prepare for the event.

Remakeable Materials Needed
As part of our K-12 STEAM Makerspace projects, we need your help in collecting remakeable materials. Please see this flyer that went home with your student for a list of items we need. Mahalo for any support you can provide!

These are the drop-off dates; please bring donated items to the gate in front of the gym before school from 7-7:40 a.m. 
October 26
November 2
November 16
November 17

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

October 18 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - October 18

Aloha The Prep Parents, 

Shadow a Student Challenge
Over the next few weeks, administrators across the nation will be shadowing a student as part of a program sponsored by School Retool and Stanford University. Designed to build empathy for students, this is a great initiative to improve school programs. We will be participating by following students from The Prep as they go through their school day.

Schools of the Future
Members of the fourth grade design thinking class have been invited to present at the Schools of the Future Conference on November 8. They will be demonstrating augmented reality apps and the Design Thinking Process to more than 2,000 conference participants!

First Lego League
Our eight-member robotics team comprised of 4th grade boys and 5th grade girls will be competing in their first tournament on November 12 in the First LEGO League at Kalani High School. The team has been practicing and collaborating for the past month to prepare for the event.

Remakeable Materials Needed
As part of our K-12 STEAM Makerspace projects, we need your help in collecting remakeable materials. Please see this flyer that went home with your student for a list of items we need. Mahalo for any support you can provide!

These are the drop-off dates; please bring donated items to the gate in front of the gym before school, 7-7:40 a.m. 
October 26
November 2
November 16
November 17

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

October 11 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - October 11

Aloha The Prep Parents, 

Mahalo for a successful parent teacher conference day! Our teachers were excited to share how your child is learning and growing. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.

Design Thinking
The Prep Studio Four is using the design thinking process from Stanford University to make design improvements to our school campus. Their recent field research used an augmented reality app to measure outdoor spaces. This generated over 54,000 impressions and 9,000 video views on Twitter! View their work here

Parent Service Project 
We’re grateful for dedicated and caring parents at our school! We’re fortunate that one of our parents, through her own initiative, organized a community service event this weekend to give our families an opportunity to reach out to those who are in need. We wish families who are attending the event a great experience and want to remind everyone that the school will not be providing chaperones or transportation to and from this family event. 

Parent Night
Please join us on October 17 for two concurrent sessions to choose from at 5:30-6:30 p.m. RSVP online (childcare provided).

  • Creating a Culture of Emotional Intelligence at School and Home 
    At St. Andrew's Schools, we understand that emotions matter! We’re excited about this opportunity for families to learn the skills of emotional intelligence that can help build trusting relationships at home. We will cover strategies for regulating emotions at home and school, using our anchor tools, and tips for helping children communicate respectfully and effectively.
  • Parenting in the Digital Age
    In a world where technology is as commonplace as oxygen, it’s important to help children to positively utilize this powerful tool. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. This session will help you to harness technology to meet the needs of your children in an ever-changing world.

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

October 4 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - October 4

Aloha The Prep Parents, 

Parent Night
Please join us on October 17 for two concurrent sessions to choose from at  5:30-6:30 p.m. RSVP online (childcare provided).

Parenting in the Digital Age
In a world where technology is as commonplace as oxygen, it’s important to help children to positively utilize this powerful tool. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. This session will help you to harness technology to meet the needs of your children in an ever-changing world. Please join us on Wednesday, October 17, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Pet Chapel
Mahalo to our students and their families who brought in their pets to our all-school annual Pet Blessing chapel service on this past Tuesday. Check out pictures in the Star Advertiser photo gallery. 

Creating a Culture of Emotional Intelligence at School and Home
At St. Andrew's Schools, we understand that emotions matter! We’re excited about this opportunity for families to learn the skills of emotional intelligence that can help build trusting relationships at home. We will cover strategies for regulating emotions at home and school, using our anchor tools, and tips for helping children communicate respectfully and effectively.

The Preps Chili Potluck Service Project
The service project at the Next Step Shelter (Pier One, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813) will be held on Sunday, October 14, beginning at 11 a.m. Their mission is to help support those on the pathway out of homelessness by feeding 100 residents.

Please sign up to donate items. You can contact Joni Stewart with questions. If you’re unable to attend but would still like to help, you may donate $5 for additional supplies or other needed items on their wish list.

Approaching Semester Halfway Mark
Students will enjoy a five-day weekend with parent teacher conferences on Friday, Monday’s Discoverer’s Day holiday and Tuesday is a staff professional development day covering personalized learning. We look forward to seeing you at parent teacher conferences. You should have received a letter with your conference appointment time. Upon your arrival, please go directly to your son’s classroom. Childcare will be available in the Lower School library.

Nā Kūpuna Day
Please save the date for Friday, November 16, and look for more information in the coming weeks.

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

September 27 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - September 27

Aloha Parents, 

Parenting the Digital Age
In a world where technology is as commonplace as oxygen, it’s important to help children to positively utilize this powerful tool. Parents play an important role in teaching these skills. This session will help you to harness technology to meet the needs of your children in an ever-changing world. Please join us on Wednesday, October 17, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Only a Few Days Left to Give Aloha!
During the month of September, Foodland Maikaʻi customers are invited to make a donation of up to $249 per person. Our school (code 77130) is registered in the "Give Aloha" campaign of giving, and Foodland and The Western Union Foundation will match a portion of each donation. If you donʻt have a Maikaʻi card, you can sign up for one at the register. Mahalo nui loa for your gift of aloha.

The Preps Chili Potluck Service Project
The service project at the Next Step Shelter (Pier One, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813) will be held on Sunday, October 14, beginning at 11 a.m. Their mission is to help support those on the pathway out of homelessness by feeding 100 residents.

Please sign up to donate items. You can contact Joni Stewart with questions. If you’re unable to attend but would still like to help, you may donate $5 for additional supplies or other needed items on their wish list.

Nā Kūpuna Day
Please save the date for Friday, November 16, and look for more information in the coming weeks.

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

September 20 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - September 20

Aloha Parents, 

Share the aloha with a dot!
This past Friday, September 15th, our students participated in International Dot Day by harnessing their creativity and sharing their strength or gift to the world using one word. The inspiration behind the event is the childrenʻs book "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds.

Give Aloha to St. Andrews Schools
One tremendous way that you can kōkua (help) our school is through Foodland’s annual Give Aloha programDuring the month of September, Maikaʻi customers are invited to make a donation of up to $249 per person. Our school is registered in the campaign and, not only will the school receive your full donation, Foodland will match a portion of that donation. If you don’t have a Maikaʻi card, you can sign up for one at the register. Mahalo nui loa for your gift of aloha.

Lunch with Your Son Our rescheduled LWYS in on Wednesday, September 26. Parents can either bring lunch or purchase lunch at our school cafeteria. Please be sure to RSVP. 

Nā Kūpuna Day
In Hawaiʻi, we naturally uphold and respect our kūpuna (grandparents) for the wisdom and “know-how" which is passed on from generation to generation. To honor our kūpuna, our Lower School community welcomes kūpuna to our campus to spend this special day with their grandchildren. Please save the date – Friday, November 16 – and look forward to further information in the coming weeks.

Parent-Teacher Conference appointment letters will be emailed to you next week. We look forward to seeing you soon to discuss your child's progress.

Mahalo to all of our families for being a valued and active members of The Prep's community. 

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

September 13 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - September 13

Aloha,

It has been an exciting opening month. I don’t ever recall such an active hurricane season in my life. These powerful environmental phenomena always trigger childhood memories of hunkering down in my parents’ bedroom during Hurricane Iwa. I am glad your ‘ohana is safe and sound. We at St. Andrew’s Schools remain vigilant to make every effort to protect your children.

Back to School Night

We thank you for your patience with rescheduling of events. Our Prep Back to School Night, has been rescheduled for next week Wednesday, September 19. We look forward to seeing all of you then! In the interim, please stay informed and updated by checking our school’s website for important announcements.

Contact Information

When you have the chance, please take the time to review and update any important contact information in PowerSchool. We will have our registrar available on Back to School Night for any that need assistance.

Emotional Intelligence

Childhood can often be filled with stress, anxiety and confusion, especially at the beginning of a new school year (yes, also for parents). To help with this, Ms. Crowley, our physical education & mindfulness coach, is implementing meditation and yoga exercises into our curriculum. This is specifically designed to help children perform better in school, regulate their emotions and improve their physical state. We are proud that our teachers have been trained in the RULER program, designed at Yale University, to help your son develop his emotional intelligence.

Parent Teacher Fellowship

We are looking for PTF class representatives for our Prep classes. If you are willing to devote a few hours or days each school year, please consider becoming a PTF class rep. Sign-up will be at Back to School Night in your son’s classroom or at the PTF table. For more information please visit the PTF representatives at Back to School Night or visit our school’s website for current PTF information.

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

September 6 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - September 6

Aloha!

September is already upon us and there are many exciting things happening at The Prep!

Last week students participated in our All-School Picnic. Be sure to check out some of the photos on our social media platforms of the exciting team building activities hosted by The Priory Upper School students.

Our 3rd and 4th graders enjoyed a visit from Dr. Truc Nguyen on the ways to positively use the internet. I encourage your family to discuss the ways technology can be used to help develop your child’s gifts and talents.

We are starting a new tradition next week with our first Lego Chapel. Chaplin Annalise has prepared a wonderful ceremony for the boys. We hope to build stronger connections together as The Prep across all grade levels.

Our Back to School Night coming up next week is a wonderful opportunity to find out how your child will be learning and growing this year. You're also welcome to schedule parent-teacher conferences before or after our Back to School Night. We understand that the grade level presentations don’t always afford the individualized attention that we want to dedicate to your son’s needs. I look forward to seeing you at this important event. 

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, The Prep

August 30 Parent eNews

The Prep Update - August 30

Aloha Prep Parents,

We are looking forward to an awesome year! We plan to be on the cutting edge of innovative education and for your child to have a world class educational experience.

It is a pleasure to announce Mrs. Shim, our 4th grade teacher joining us this fall. She comes to us from ‘Iolani School, where she was co-chair of the Language Arts department and Math Department. Mrs. Shim has over 37 years of experience in education and was the Elementary Economics Teacher of the Year. She has a bachelor's in Elementary Education from Chaminade University and a master's  in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Hawai‘i.

Mrs. Kinnear is our 3rd grade teacher joining us this fall. She comes to us from the great state of Texas and has over 20 years of experience in education. She received a bachelor's in Theatre from Texas State University and a master's in Counseling from the University of Texas. She is certified in both teaching and school counseling.

This year, we are introducing  well-known and ground-breaking programs into our educational program. This is done intentionally to establish both content knowledge and critical skills to help develop these young men into empathic and world-changing leaders. We at The Prep are humbled to partner with you to prepare your son for future success in a rapidly changing world.

National Elementary Honor Society
We are pleased to inform you that this summer The Prep became the first independent school in Hawai‘i and the first school in Honolulu to be chartered for a National Elementary Honor Society. Our 4th graders will be eligible this year to be a part of this prestigious student organization, which is steeped in a tradition of excellence.

Student Government
Our upper elementary students will be establishing their own student government. Here they will learn the basics of parliamentary procedure, event planning and constitution writing. We expect them to help represent their peers and be an important part of our school improvement process.

Mahalo,

Winston Sakurai, Ed.D. 
Principal, 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

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