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January 31, 2013


Breaking News

Tune in to Hiki Nō Tonight

Hiki Nō is a PBS Hawai‘i student news network that features studentproduced news segments. This is the third appearance on Hiki Nō by our high school Video Production class. This one, mostly filmed and narrated by senior, Gabe Figueroa, is about an Island School alumnus, Luke Evslin, ‘03, who owns Kamanu Composites. It is an interesting story about Luke’s foray into the world of paddling and his recent near-death experience. The show will air tonight at 7:30 on PBS. Hopefully, you can all tune in. If not, we will publish the link to the site once it is online.

Family Workday - Feb 16th 8:30 a.m.

There are jobs for all ages. Join in on a morning of sprucing up our campus.

Third Grade Pancake Breakfast on Family Workday

Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, in front of the school, for this 3rd grade fund raising event, scheduled for Saturday, February 16, from 7 - 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the class’s annual trip to O‘ahu. Tickets are $7, and automatically enter you into a drawing for special prizes. Menu includes: fresh fruit medley, pancakes, rice, scrambled eggs, breakfast meat, coffee, tea and juice. Plan on attending the Family Work Day, immediately afterward.

Midterm Progress Reports Emailed Tomorrow Students in grades 6-12 receive grades at the mid-point of each

trimester. Comments are always included if the grade falls below a “C” or if the citizenship grade is a “U.” High School student scheduling for trimester 3 will begin next week.

Get Your Auction Tickets Now!

$100 off on tables of ten, if purchased before February 15th.

Auction Hotel Rooms and Child Care Available!

The Marriott is offering a special room rate to auction guests: $139 plus tax for a standard, non-view room. Limited rooms are available. Email to reserve your room today! Child care will be provided for children ages 5-12 the night of the auction. Includes dinner, a snack, arm or leg painting/tattoos, games and movies. Contact Daryl Edwards for rates and to make a reservation.


Auction volunteers needed to:  make calls to people and businesses on the north shore;  pick up and deliver desserts the afternoon of the auction;  add to our donations. It’s time to get creative! If you haven’t donated anything yet, but would like to, please consider purchasing an item or gift certificate from your favorite merchant to donate. AND,

Click HERE for important dates have you asked your friends who have businesses? (Other islands, Mainland are OK). Our Acquisitions team is putting together vacation packages and is looking for dining and attractions in San Diego and San Francisco. Contact Laura Cushnie for suggestions or offerings. 808-645-0959.

Shop for Higher Education at Foodland

Foodland’s Shop for Higher Education program will begin next Wednesday, February 6. Use your Maika‘i card to earn points for yourself and for Island School (code 7532)! Winning schools receive $2,000 to award a college scholarship to a deserving senior.

Thunder Chicken Coffee Mugs are Here!

Just in time for Valentine’s Day. A mug with a 2 oz. bag of ground coffee packaged for Valentine’s Day is now available for $12.00. They look great! Orders are now being taken and you may sign up for these at the school Office where a sample will be on display.

Make Money With Your Art … or show it at a prime spot in Kukui Grove. Students are invited to submit pieces for a show being organized by senior, Griffin Lord. All kinds of art – paintings, photography, sculptures – can be for submitted for consideration. Space is very limited, so submit photographs of your pieces to Griffin ASAP at glord13@ischool. org. The show is part of Griffin’s senior project.

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I.S. Chronicles on a great swim season to the entire team, which also includes: Joy Claypoole, ‘13, Laura Macklin, ‘16, Imara Joroff, ‘15, Sam Goldberg, ‘16, Carlei Rutt, ‘15, Bel Mielcke, ‘16, Alex Macklin, ‘14, Jacob Dysinger, ‘15, and Eric Potter, ‘16.

costumes (dress code rules apply). Permission forms will be available starting next week. COLLEGE UPDATE – Ava Zebzda has been accepted at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. Kimberly McDonough has been accepted at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where she was awarded a Trustee Scholarship, and to DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Kim was also accepted at Pacific University of Oregon in Forest Grove, Oregon where she was awarded an Honors Scholarship.

SECOND GRADE – The entire class flew to Kenya Kindergarters took a ride on the Grove Farm last week, went on a Safari and steam engine. visited a Masai village. Below KINDERGARTEN – Students are journal entries by two enjoyed a trip to the Grove Farm students. steam locomotive. They got to take From Mackenna a short ride and learned about this Tamanaha: “ancient” form of transportation. I saw monkeys destroy a car, a gazelle run into a KIF SWIMMING – Island School tree, lions sing, a skeleton hosted the championships last dance, hyenas laugh, weekend at the YMCA pool. Our an elephant walk up to Voyagers competed in 14 of the 22 the car, wildebeest cross events, placing in the top 3 in five of the muddy river. But the them. In the Boys 200 Yard Medley best part of the safari Relay, Kyle Riddle, ‘15, James was when the monkeys Papa, ‘15, Quinn Hannah-White, destroyed the car. It ‘14, and Kai Anderson, ‘16, placed was funny because the 3rd. In the Boys 200 Yard Freestyle, suitcases were on top of Quinn Hannah-White placed the car. So the monkeys first. In the Girls 200 Yard Individual took some things out of Second graders, on their flight to Kenya with Capt. medley, Kalena Wong placed 3rd. Connie and Co-Pilot Ita. the suitcases. In the Boys 50 Yard Freestyle, James From Julia Barzilai: Papa placed first. In the Boys 500 BIRTHDAY ASSEMBLY – The On January 25, my class went on a Yard Freestyle, Quinn Hannahsafari trip. We saw many animals such entire student body rehearsed today White placed first. Congratulations for tomorrow’s assembly, which as: baboons, hippos, lions, monkeys, begins at 8:20 a.m. in the Wilcox elephants, warthogs, impala, buffalo, Gymnasium. Performances by our laughing hyenas, wildebeest and halau, Na Pua O Kamaile, our Keiki zebras. My favorite were laughing Chorus and ‘Opio Chorus, as well as hyenas. It’s gross because they were taiko drumming by Joyful Noise, will eating a hippo. There was a male lion be featured. Families are invited for in the bushes staring at them. They this 1-hour event. Students will begin sounded like screeching, six month old their ho‘okupu projects immediately babies. To see the animals we got in following the assembly. raised roof Jeeps.

Voyager swim team gathers at their last meet.

SPANISH – Students are having a Middle School dance on Friday, February 15, in the Frear, from 6:309:00 p.m. The theme celebrates the season of Carnival. Students are encouraged to dress up in Carnival

STUDENT GOVERNMENT – School Supplies 4 Africa are still being collected in bins located on campus through Feb. 7th. See last week’s PC for more information or call AJ Ort at 808-634-1402.

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Parent Association

Next PA meeting is Tuesday, February 5, at 1:00 p.m. If you haven’t already, please contact your Room Parents for information regarding February’s Teacher Appreciation plans. (They have something to do with cookies!)

Classified Ads DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES: Dog Fanciers of Kaua‘i Dog Obedience Class Registration, February 9, 2013 in front of Footlocker at the Kukui Grove Mall at 10:00 a.m. Puppy and Novice Classes starting on Saturday, March 2nd and ending on May 4th. $55 for ten weeks of classes each Saturday. Please see Cristy Peeren for more information. 482-1265. WANTED TO BORROW: The third grade needs to borrow electric pancake griddles for their pancake breakfast on Feb. 16. Please contact Debra DeBusca if you have one to lend at Mahalo! NEEDED FOR 5TH GRADE PLAY: The cast of Treasure Island is looking for some fake, life-sized shellfish, fish and tropical fruit to borrow. Please bring to Peggy E. or drop of in the Office (marked with your name). Mahalo. WANTED: Kaua‘ibots wants your broken pop-up tents for parts. (These are the alumninumframed open-sided canopy tents.) Drop them off in the robotics area.

Mahalo to


♥ ♥ ♥ Kathy Richardson, Cristy Pereen, Sue

Macklin, Adie Siebring, Liz Hubbard, Jeff Kozak, Valerie Rivera, Katie Magoun and Lorena Wong, for volunteering at the KIF Championship Swim Meet. It was a long, windy and rainy afternoon!

♥ ♥ ♥ Kaipo Kealalio, Napua Arruda, Jen Pomroy, Robin Pratt, Lauren Hunt, Kathy Conery, Lisa Splittstoesser, Michelle Dressler, Keana Oliviera and Richard Porto for their help this week with Treasure Island. ♥ ♥ ♥ Reouven & Laura Barzilai, Mary Pratt and

True Blue, Inc. for donations to Annual Giving.

♥ ♥ ♥ Bro Halff & David Feather, James & Jan

Landers and Tom & Kelly McGannon for gifts to Tuition Aid in support of the 34th Annual Auction.

♥ ♥ ♥ Bro Halff & David Feather for a contribution

to the 4th year Spanish program.

♥ ♥ ♥ Debra Turner for a gift to the Alaka‘i Chorus. ♥ ♥ ♥ Stephanie DiPalma for a contribution to the

Jeanne Warburton Literacy Clinic.

♥ ♥ ♥ Carol Bennett for painting the Island School

Birthday sign for the Parent Association.

SEVENTH ANNUAL ALL ANGELS JAZZ FESTIVAL: February 1, 2, 3, at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, Lihu‘e. Fri/Sat at 7pm, Sunday at 8 & 10:30 a.m. Info: (808) 245-3796; or RE-ENROLLMENT: Don’t forget to sign and return your contracts for Island School’s 2013-2014 school year. Contact Sean Magoun for more information at WHALE WATCH/SNORKEL TOUR BENEFIT: Sail with Captain Andy on his big trimaran as a benefit for Hawai‘i Children’s Theatre. Sunday, February 10th. Tickets are a $80 donation and support their scholarship funds. Food and drinks provided. Depart from Port Allen in Eleele at 2:00pm for a 4 hour sail. Space is limited, so reserve your tickets today. Call Debra Blachowiak at 639-2437 or log onto www. and reserve your tickets online.

Birthdays - a time to give In honor of Island School’s 36th birthday, our students give back to the community that has been so generous. After tomorrow’s birthday assembly, our students will spend the day on service projects benefitting their school and their community. Here’s what is planned:


6th: Students will volunteer their services at the Humane Society, cleaning cages and playing with the animals. 7th: The class will remove debris from the beach and park areas at Lydgate Beach Park.


Several classes will spend some time working on their auction projects for the Pirate Ball on March 16th.

8th: Students will assist Malama Na ‘Apapa with a beach clean-up at Nukoli‘i Beach on the east side.


PK/5 - Buddies will team up for a 9th: Freshmen will plant orchids and perform clean-up on the Island School/KCC/ grounds maintenance at Lawai International Center. Kilohana bypass road. 10th: Sophomores will build and refurbish picnic K/3 - Buddies will join to visit with tables on campus, and assist elementary students and read to elderly residents at Regency at Pua Kea. with their various on-campus projects. 1st - Students will make plaques to label the endangered Rosewood trees, recently planted on campus.

11th: Juniors will travel to Hanchett Ranch in Moloa‘a to mend fences, plant native trees and shrubs, and care for horses.

2nd - Students will do a campus clean-up.

12th: Seniors will spend the day at Maha‘ulepu, where they will remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs at Makauwahi Caves.

4th: Students will meet with an administrator from Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity (KEO) and learn about We hope you can join us for the assembly, beginning the services they offer. They will make Valentines to go with care packages bound for the homeless on at 8:20 a.m. in the Wilcox Gymnasium. Kaua‘i.

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