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CARDEN ACADEMY OF MAUI

Annual Giving Report 2010-2011


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True education includes an adherence to fine character traits and worthy citizenship. It enables the student to see life in true focus and orients the individual to the real values of life. ~Mae Carden Aloha, Twelve years ago, Carden Academy of Maui was founded through the efforts of four mothers who felt the need to create an environment that fosters Mae Carden‟s philosophy that, “Life is a joy, so should be learning.” The school started with 30 children ranging from Kindergarten to 3rd grade and a staff of three. We now boast a Kindergarten through 8th grade with a diverse population, and a dedicated group of classroom, enrichment, and administrative staff. Throughout this time of growth and change, one thing has remained constant, and that is our mission. “Carden Academy of Maui is committed to educating the whole child through a balance of academic excellence, character development, and enrichment through the arts in a nurturing, small classroom setting.” Our mission statement is simple, yet powerful; it guides and permeates all activities at the school. Step into our classrooms, attend our weekly assemblies, watch a special performance, go to an athletic event, or just watch the students on campus, and you will see the dedication to teaching the “whole” child. We celebrate progress as well as achievement, and we work with each child to not only provide a strong foundation in reading, writing, and math, but also to develop self-confidence, perseverance, and a sense of responsibility. Despite the difficult economic climate, we have managed to keep our tuition rates steady, grow our tuition assistance program, and maintain our quality education with a maximum class size of 16 students (18 in middle school). We are committed to our small classrooms despite a growing waiting list to join our school. Students at Carden Academy experience a rich day filled with rigorous academics, art, dance, drama, music, French, and athletics. We could not continue to accomplish our goals without the dedication and generosity of our donors- parents, families, staff, and community. We value every person and business partner as part of our „ohana and treasure your gifts. These contributions allow us to nurture our young students and help them mature into capable, committed, and caring young men and women- our future leaders. Sincerely,

Nina Sato School Director

Charlie Buckingham President of the Board

Board of Directors

President Charles Buckingham Alan Battersby David Goode Lehn Huff Andrew Pells Eric Romanchak Glenn Tremble

School Director: Nina Sato


Fall Festival October 16, 2010

It all started with pumpkins. Our very own third grade teacher, Miss Leval, offered our school some freshly grown organic pumpkins from Rice Farms. We sold those pumpkins to our own families, raised about $700, and had an idea to have a pumpkin festival. Two years later, in 2010, Gloria Buckingham chaired this Fall Festival that raised $8600. All the Carden families volunteered, and we enjoyed food, entertainment and making scarecrows. We brought community awareness to Carden, our families had a fun day on campus, and a new tradition began.

Carden Country Jamboree April 30, 2011 Ka Ono Ulu Ranch generously donated the beautiful site for our Jamboree. Lisena Battersby and Cheri Campbell chaired a fabulous event where we watched polo, danced the night away, and raised money for our school program and tuition assistance. The community joined us this year, and we proved our event is “The Party of the Year.� Carden families donated their time and energy to make this the most fun and successful Jamboree yet.


When you can pull together and utilize the totality of your knowledge, that is education. ~Mae Carden

Carden Pride:

Our students excel in academics, arts and in the community.

In the Starbucks Star Poets contest, four Carden elementary students placed in the top five in the state. Athletic leaders: Carden girls grades K-3 & 4-5 and boys grades K-3 took first place in the 2010 VIRR Cross-Country Championships. Seven Carden students won the County of Maui Water Conservation Poster contest. We had at least one winner in each eligible category, and all the winners attended a special ceremony with the mayor. In the community, Carden leads the way. Our music teacher, Mary Lynn Goode, introduced “Wear Jeans for Japan” to Maui county, which raised $30,000 on Maui. Our students were invited to the mayor’s office in recognition of Carden’s initiative. Each year, our PE program particpates in the Presidential Fitness Award program. Almost 50% of our students in grades 3-8 were Presidential and National Fitness Award recipients. Carden students under the guidance of volunteer mom, Tammy Bexton, formed the First Lego League team– the Mind Reapers. The kids came in 6th place out of 27 in the state. Once again we filled our Math Matters team with 8 students who represented Carden in the annual competition on Maui. Carden fourth grade student won second place, Under renowned artist and Carden art out of all Maui contestants, in the 11th annual teacher, Pam Hayes, Carden art “Character Counts” essay contest. students enjoyed seeing their artwork displayed at the Maui County Fair. Ten Carden students won the Maui County annual MOA juried art contest. The award ceremony was held at Kaahumanu Center where their artwork was on display.


Carden Donors 100% parent, staff and board participation Generosity displays a delight in giving others a sense of well being and a moment of fun. ~Mae Carden

Carden Academy of Maui appreciates all of our families and friends who generously support our school to ensure that our children will have the best well-rounded education. $10,000 + Anonymous Lisena & Alan Battersby* C. Pardee & Betsy Erdman Bill & Rachelle Kirton Glenna & David Rand

$5,000 to $9,999 Mary Lynn ♌ & Dave Goode* Dave & Beth McGregor Jodie & Andy Pells * Robin & Alan Sandler

$2,500 to $4,999 Anonymous Lehn Huff* Gill & Terry McBarnet Mitchell & Lisa Nishimoto Judy & Pete Siracusa

$1,000 to $2,499 Anonymous Zadoc & Hilary Brown Mike & Audrey Clair Steve & Tamar Goodfellow Susan Graham James & Honey Bun Haynes Bob & Kay Lloyd Dr. George Martin Kevin & Chris Ozee Marty & Karen Quill Roger Stout & Fern Garcia-Stout Dave & Karen Williams Gerardo van der Ark & Yvette van den Ijssel

$500 to $999 Anonymous Pete & Lisa Cabrinha Sumner & Angie Erdman Sara & Tim Farrington Michael & Wendy Giblin Mark & Karen Harmer Dan & Janlisa Potratz Eric Romanchak* Alice & Glenn Tremble*

$ 250 to $499 Glenn & Condy Beadles Robert & Cheri Campbell Catherine De Rham Tim & Scarlett De Shong Campbell & Angela Farrell Allison & Warren Freeland Abigail Hale Elizabeth & John Hoxie Sidney & Diane Nako Adam & Lenna Miller ♌ Michael & Konnie Newbro Tom Rehrer & Bev Le Master Chris & Melissa Reickert Guillermo Rosillo & Christina Hays John & Gail Russell Josh Stone Michael Stone & Kelly Cannon

Up to $249 Andrea Alford Dr. Jonathon Allen & Rev. Andrew Walmisley Bryan & Brenda Anderson Bonnie Ancog Anonymous Anonymous Anonymous Dr. Dean Arashiro & Dr. Maggie Garcia David & Maria Askov Kyla Barker Dr. Barkley Bastian

Carden gave $65,000 in Tuition Assistance! Mahalo to our tuition assistance donors; you give more children the opportunity to benefit from a Carden education. To make a donation, contact our development office at 573-6651.


Randall & Haley Bayong Devin Blish ♦ Sam & Tamara Bockius Tracy & Marilee Bos Mari Jo Brown ♦ Michael & Patricia Brown Michael & Holly Callinan Jason & Alethea Casamajor Hugh & Janet Coflin Steve & Leah Coralle Susan & Joshua Cox ♦ Dr. David & Susana Crow Joe & Colleen D’Alessandro Mari Diller Jack & Laura Dixon Trav & Kimberly Duro David Earles Sierra & Angela Emory Margaret Fandre Mirissa Fernandez Carmen Ferri Michelle Fish ♦ Philip & Gloria Fleck Mishka & Tara Frith Michele Glicer ♦ Whitney & Lauren Golm Pam Hayes ♦ Ed & Lisa Hazuka Ken & Linda Hedden Kanoe Javier Alan Jay Stephen Jeremy & Farron Cabral Barry Jones ♦ Jessica & Robert Haskin Beth & Ted King Christopher & Jennifer Kramer Christie Leval ♦ Dean & Yolanda Lingenfelder James & Chantal Lonergan Dr. Kenny & Josie Malott Lisa & Dave Mason ♦ Todd Melton Don Montague Uli Montague Jane Mori ♦ Jack & Laura Morris Matthew Murasko & Alane Podoll

Jill Myers Dr. S.R. & Dr. Tesha Newman Rich & Kim Nezelek Tracy Olsen Michelle Paredes ♦ Jessie Rauschenberg ♦ Sonya Reed Leslie Resnick Paolo & Carole Rista Joel & Barbara Rudow ♦ Nina Sato ♦ Ellyn & Ari Shapiro Greg & Kristina Shugars Matthew & Carolyn Slepin Scott & Leslie Smith Henry Spencer & Dr. Tammy Bexton Dr. Brian & Leah Stolley Rob & Betsy Stoner Tracey Takase ♦ Dr. Jivin & Diana Tantisira Wayne & Leeann Tashiro Shinji & Masako Tsutsumi William & Sarah Wall Melanie Wilmore Segolene Wilson Dr. David & Dr. Heather Wittenberg Damien & Annalena Zanolini Jason & Amy Zolotow * Carden Academy Board Member ♦ Carden Academy Staff We apologize for any omissions to our list. Please contact Ellyn at 573-6651 if there are any corrections.

Company Matching A&B Foundation First Hawaiian Bank Dr. & Mrs Giblin Mr. Charles Henderson Independent Medical Examiners & Associates Corporation No Problem Electric

Special Gifts Anonymous Foundation Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Printing MEDB

Tuition covers 75% of our operating costs… We successfully raised over $150,000 through charitable donations to fund the difference.

Giving: Happiness is a by-product of doing for others.

~Mae Carden


CARDEN ACADEMY OF MAUI is an independent, non-denominational private school located in Pukalani, in Upcountry Maui. Founded in 1998, the school serves children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade, with one class per grade and a maximum enrollment of 150 students. Academic Achievement: Laying foundation stones of learning, enhanced by the ability to interconnect academic, social, and artistic skills, sprinkled with humor and service. In addition to Carden’s core curriculum in verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, and naturalist intelligences, students are immersed in Foreign Language, Physical Education, Athletics, and the development of 21st Century skills. Carden philosophy recognizes the unlimited potential of each child. Enrichment through the Arts: Recognizing artistic expression that comes from within, Carden Academy offers a curriculum that includes Dance and Drama, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts and Art History, and Music (vocal, instrumental, and music appreciation). In addition, school performances throughout the year celebrate seasons, holidays, culture, and Hawaiiana. Character Education: Instilling values and virtues to last a lifetime. Character training is a central element of the educational scheme from the earliest years. Students learn that concern for others enhances their own well-being and enriches their learning experiences. Nurturing Environment: Fostering a joy of learning. The Carden Method awakens children “to the realization that learning is a privilege, an answer to an inner need, and a very interesting adventure” (Mae Carden). Carden’s pleasant, purposeful atmosphere serves to make school a positive experience where children are engaged and encouraged to do their best. Middle School Curriculum: In addition to these features, the Middle School curriculum involves real-world problem solving projects, so that knowledge and skills are acquired through an extended inquiry process.

Contact us for more information

55A Maka’ena Pl ♦ Pukalani, HI 96768 ♦ 573-6651 www.cardenacademyofmaui.org


Annual GIving Report 2010-2011