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Less than 48 hours until we boogie down!

March 13, 2014


Breaking News Report Cards Going out Tomorrow

Report cards will be emailed to parents on Friday, March 14, in the afternoon. Students in grades 6-12 will also be emailed report cards. If anyone would like a hard copy, please email a request to

Conference Sign-Ups

Student/Parent/Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, March 27, beginning 12:30 p.m. and Friday, March 22, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday is a half-day of classes. School lunch will not be served on Thursday. There will be no classes on Friday. Elementary parents may schedule their conference by signing up on the sheet outside of their teacher’s classroom. Middle and High school parents should fill out the attached form on page 5 to indicate the teachers with whom they’d like to meet. We strongly encourage parents and students to take advantage of this opportunity to touch bases with their teachers and set goals for the next trimester.

Register for Lei Workshops (Sat. March 15 & April 5) Presented by Kaua‘i Museum

Award-winning lei maker Happy Tamanaha will hold workshops on Saturday, March 15, and April 5, for keiki ages 5 - 18. The deadline for Saturday’s workshop is today. See flyer on page 7.

Luck of the Leprechaun March 27 for PK-5 (see page 6)

Student Government will be entertaining PK-5th grade children on the first day of conferences directly after school is dismissed until 3 p.m. Lunch and activities are included. Cost is $10 for one child, $15 for two and a family rate of $20 for three or more. To sign up, stop

by the Office or register online at http:// Scroll down toward the bottom to the payment section and use the “Other” field. After “Please Specify,” note “Luck.” Students wishing to attend Do Drop Inn at 3 p.m. will be picked up by Mr. Dean at that time.

High School Play ‘The Mouse That Roared’ March 21-23 See page 4 for details.

Update of On-Campus Autos

Please do not park on or drive across areas where students can walk or play. Motor vehicles should park outside the boundary poles and never park under trees or within 15 feet of any building at any time. Loading and unloading may be permissible under certain conditions but vehicles are not allowed to remain parked on the grass and must be moved to a designated parking area. Mahalo for your understanding. If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Mike Goto (

Family Work Day Next Week Saturday, March 22

Family Work Day is on Saturday, March 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, with lunch and refreshments included. Please RSVP your attendance and direct your questions to Mike Goto ( Things that need to be done include Music Room sprucing up, Hawaiian Garden beautification, Community Garden hands-on activities and much more.

Stanford University Programs for MS & HS

At Summer Institutes, students 11-17 will engage in 3-4 week intensive singlesubject courses with instructors and

Click HERE for important dates peers who share their talents, passions and interests. Courses range from biotechnology to entrepreneurship and creative writing. At Summer College, students from around the world ages 1619 will choose from more than 125 college courses in 30 academic departments, earning undergraduate credit and an official Stanford University transcript To learn more about both programs, visit:

Recruiting Kamehameha Scholars: Apply by March 31

Current 8th-11th grade Native Hawaiian students may apply for the Kamehameha Scholars program. It focuses on college and career guidance and also offers an opportunity to earn a Merit Scholarship. To speak with a representative, contact Kimo Chun ( Applications are available for download at For more information, please call the Admissions Office at 808-842-8800.

Vote Voyagers as the ‘Team of the Week’

Support spring season sports (track and field, tennis, golf and boys volleyball) and vote a Voyager team to become Grove Farm’s “Team of the Week.” Each week, until the end of the KIF season, Grove Farm will donate $50 to the respective high school that is honored as the “Team of the Week.” To vote and for more information, go to http://www.

Foodland Shop for Higher Education Ends March 18

Each time you shop with your Maika‘i Card, you’ll earn Maika‘i Points for you and our school. The more points we earn, the more scholarships we will receive! Be sure to designate Island School at checkout. Our school code is 7532.

To contact the publisher of Island School’s Parent Connection, email

I.S. Chronicles if they managed to capture any fairy creatures, their coins or pots of gold.

DO DROP INN – Though there weren’t any classes, day care for PK-5th grade was provided during this week’s Teacher Work Days, thanks to Mr. Dean. On Tuesday, the kids participated in a K’Nex rock race next to Wilcox Gym. PK student Sydney Manibog was the victor.

SENIOR UPDATE – Ryan Feather was accepted to Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. Christy Jo Williams was notified by University of Denver that her acceptance included a Dean’s Scholarship.

FIFTH GRADE BIG ISLAND EXURSION – The class is embarking on the annual Big Island trip on Monday, March 17, and returning Friday, March 21. Their adventure starts on the Kona side, where they will visit the Three Ring Ranch Exotic Animal Sanctuary and Hawaiian sites, including the City of Refuge. They will then spend two nights at Volcano House where they plan to hike through and around Kilauea Iki Crater and 6th grade homeroom girls India Davies, explore Thurston Lava Tube. Sienna Martin-Oldfield and Janey Valente The trip will conclude in Hilo holding an almost finished string art project where they will visit the Imiloa that will be donated to the Auction. Astronomy Center, tour the Lyman Museum and wander the Hawai‘i Tropical Botanical Gardens. Wish these kids a safe and wonderful excursion! SOCIAL STUDIES – Ms. Calhoun took her Comparative Religions class to Kaua‘i’s Hindu Monastery in Wailua during Monday’s Teacher Work Day. A guru gave the students a tour of the lush and scenic site, bringing what they learned in the classroom to life.

The PK students make it through the treacherous hula hoop portion of their course. Despite the wet conditions, the kids had a grand time during Friday’s Jog-A-Thon at Po‘ipu Beach Park.

Kindergartner Kaeleb Santiago with his custom-made leprechaun trap in hand during Thursday morning in Ms. Shantelle’s classroom.

KINDERGARTEN – Ms. Shantelle’s class created leprechaun traps in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day. The children have been placing their traps around the classroom this week at the end of the school day, then checking the next morning to see

The 2nd grade and 5th grade having a friendly game of tug ’o war on the sands of Po‘ipu Beach Park during PK-5th grade’s annual Jog-A-Thon last Friday.

Parent Page Parent Association Next meeting: Tuesday, April 8th 1 p.m. in the Teachers’ Workroom Everyone is welcome!

Classified Ads KAUA‘I SOCIETY OF ARTISTS MEMBERSHIP SHOW 2014: Exhibit available until April 18, open daily 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays until 8 p.m., KSA Gallery, Kukui Grove Center. This is their annual “People’s Choice” show. Come cast a vote for your favorite work of art! Closing reception with People’s Choice Awards announced April 5, 5-8 p.m. Contact: R. Eve Solomon, 822-1603 or OPEN CASTING FOR MOTION PICTURE JURASSIC WORLD: Sunday, March 16, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center. Filming on Kaua‘i May 2014. Looking for men, women and children ages 10-15. Must be comfortable on the water. Bring your friends, family and a pen. You may bring a book or quiet activity. No tank tops please. Contact E KANIKAPILA KAKOU 2014 WEEK #9: Monday, March 17, 6-9 p.m., Kaua‘i Beach Resort Jasmine Ballroom. Kamakakehau Fernandez & Band. 6-7 p.m. ‘ukulele hour. Food and drink available for purchase. Contact or visit NORTH SHORE QUILT & FIBER SHOW: Saturday, March 21, and Sunday, March 22, 9-5 p.m., Church of the Pacific. Over 100 quilts will be on display along with many fiber art items. Quilts can be purchased by donating to community organizations. Quilting demonstrations on Saturday. Chocolate making by Koa of the

Mahalo to


♥ ♥ ♥ Mary Castelanelli, Jessica Crowe, Sierra Hampton-Eng and Penny Nichols for chaperoning the middle school dance on Friday night. Also, the Errico ‘ohana for the neon bracelets and necklaces they brought to hand out at the dance. The dance was a huge success! ♥ ♥ ♥ the Errico, Biedermann and Pearson families for contributing a wheelbarrow and gardening tools for the first grade class’ donation to the Annual Gala Auction. ♥ ♥ ♥ Chris Sweitzer, Dora Sloger, Richard Porto and Kyle Riddle ‘15, for their technical and costume help this week (and next week) for the High School play, “The Mouse That Roared.”

Garden Island Chocolate Company. Tickets for entrance are $5, which is good for both days. For more information, contact Jeni Hardy: 808-826-7168 or THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB BY JESSIE JONES, JAMIE WOOTEN AND NICHOLAS HOPE: Directed by Jo Grande. Opens weekend of March 21, for three weekends, Puhi Theatrical Warehouse. Tickets are $20 with $5 off opening weekend and discounts for seniors, KCP members and students. There will be a “Pay What You Can Preview” on Thursday’ March 20, 7 p.m. — no advance ticket sales. To purchase, go to or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006. GIRL’S NIGHT OUT TAILGATE PARTY PERFORMANCE OF THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB: Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m. tailgate supper (bring a dish to share and BYOB) and 7 p.m. performance. $10 from each ticket will be donated to Child & Family Services Kaua‘i. To purchase, go to or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006. For more information on the tailgate party, call Jo Grande: 6528178. PROM DECORATIONS WANTED: Student Government’s Prom Committee is looking for any James Bond or secret agent-themed decorations to borrow or for donation. Contact Alyssa: amedd14@ or 808-651-7566.

High School to Perform “The Mouse That Roared” Tickets: $6 in advance from cast members and the Island School Office; $8 at the door Contact: Peggy Ellenburg 246-0233, ext. 262 or Island School’s talented high school thespians present the ‘60s comedy, “The Mouse That Roared,” adapted by Christopher Sergel from the book by Leonard Wibberley, in the Island School Main Hall on Friday/Saturday, March 21 & 22 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, at 4 p.m. In the story, a young lady of 22 happens to be the present Duchess Gloriana, sovereign of a microscopic country in the Alps founded centuries ago by a roving band of English bowmen. Gloriana, played by Deanna Sloger ‘15, comes up with a unique solution to the near bankruptcy of her tiny domain – declare war on the U.S.! There’s some method to her madness for her study of recent history suggests that the surest way to wealth today is to lose a war with the United States and benefit from that country’s odd reaction to pour aid, relief and rehabilitation on the vanquished. When her declaration is considered a prank, Gloriana decides to escalate! Tully Bascomb, normally a mild mannered forest ranger played by A.J. Ort ‘16, is commissioned to launch an attack on New York City so they can surrender and reap the rewards. Serious-minded Tully, however, upsets all calculations when he and his bowmen do the last thing expected - they win! In the comedy crescendo that follows, including some sharp words against the proliferation of war, this Cold War era comedy uses the magic of the theatre to invite the audience to consider “the impossible.” The cast of amusing characters is played by 24 talented Island School high school and middle school students. Christy Jo Williams ‘14, plays the skeptical and opinionated Count Mountjoy; Ivana Wu ‘14, plays Beston, a man of the people of Grand Fenwick; Quinn HannahWhite ‘14, is the paranoid U.S. General Snippet, along with his two WAC daughters played by Bella Voorhies ‘14, and Hailey Lord ‘14. Kaimana Carney ‘14, plays the brilliant

Columbia University scientist Kokintz, complete with a comical Eastern European accent. Khayman Hamilton ‘15, plays the President of the United States and Zeb Wichert ‘16, plays Mr. Chet Beston, the Secretary of State. Two Island School teachers are also featured actors: English Teacher David Reynolds, debuts as an NYC radio announcer and a U.S. soldier; Physics teacher Jeff Kozak shares a role with Kalena Wong ‘14. Also featured are Kari Whitworth ‘14, Layne Taylor ‘17, Kristina Scheppers ‘14, Amanda Nguyen ‘16, Julia Randolph-Flagg ‘17, Sydney Agudong ‘18, Manule‘a Trujillo ‘19, China Huffman ‘18, Julia Massaro ‘18, Erika CorcoranLewis 19, Corah Callahan ‘20, Maddie Conery ‘20, and Sienna Martin-Oldfield ‘20. Directed by drama teacher Peggy Ellenburg, “The Mouse That Roared” promises to astound audiences with the high caliber of performance given by these young actors. Supporting the students in this grand endeavor is a small team of adult volunteers. Period costumes from the early 1960s have been carefully constructed by parent, Dora Sloger. Art teacher Penny Nichols, along with her students, designed and painted the colorful backdrop for the show. Assisting the director is English teacher Nicole Street. Sound will be run by local actor and KKCR DJ, Richard (Cousin Rich) Porto and Kyle Riddle ‘15. Lighting is being run by 6th graders, Maddie Conery and Sienna Martin-Oldfield, supervised by Chris Sweitzer, of Wildwood Studio. The wit and charm of “The Mouse that Roared” will tickle you to pieces throughout the entire performance, which runs approximately 80 minutes. Proceeds support the Island School Drama Department.

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Trimester 2- SY 2013-2014

Parent-Student-Teacher Conference Sign-Up Grades 6-12 March 27 – 28, 2014 Student Name: ____________________________________________________________________Grade ______________ Parent/Guardian Name: _____________________________________________________Phone: _____________________ Email: ___________________________________________________ Please check✔ off which teachers you would like to meet with. Parents and students will have the opportunity to rotate and meet with teachers checked off below. Due to other school events conflicting with conferences, some faculty may be unavailable to conference with and may need to be contacted separately to arrange a time.

Joan Shaw (College) Friday only

Jessica Crowe (Spanish)

Nick Lynch (Social Studies)

Adrya Siebring (Dean)

Eric Devlin (Social Studies)

Susie Massaro (Math) Thursday only

Norman Acupan (Journalism)

Peggy Ellenburg (Play Prod.)

Kate Mink (Science/Math)

Rose Alfiler (Music)

Nathaniel Evslin (Tech)

Penny Nichols (Art)

Catherine Barale (SS/Chinese)

Mariana Ferrari-Elzaurdia (Spanish)

Jennifer Pomroy (PE)

Jim Bray (SS/English)

Joyce Flagg (English)

Dave Reynolds (English)

Judy Byce (Math)

Sierra Hampton-Eng (English)

Philip Steinbacher (English/Music)

Lauren Calhoun (Social Studies)

Roxanne Haverkort-Yeh (Science)

Nicole Street (English)

Mary Castelanelli (Science/Math)

Kaipo Kealalio (PE/AD)

Traci Sullivan (Science)

Erin Cobb-Adams (Math)

Jeff Kozak (Science/Math)

Emily Thomas (PE)

Joe Corbo (Science/PE)

Mariko Lum (PE)

Lorena Wong (Spanish)

Please rank your choices for approximate START TIMES (#1, #2, & #3) We will make every effort to accommodate your first choice and to schedule your conference times. (Each teacher conference is approximately 10 minutes)

Thur., Mar. 27, 2014

Fri., Mar. 28, 2014

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If you are unable to schedule an appointment during conference days, please see the individual teachers to request a separate conference. Mahalo!


During Conferences School is dismissed right before lunch. At LUCK OF THE LEPRECHAUN, your child will be given lunch & much more!

presents Keiki La Lei Workshops

Award-winning lei maker Happy Tamanaha (assisted by her husband Kats and other Kaua`i lei makers) will be presenting hands-on workshops on SATURDAY, March 15 and April 05, 2014 for keiki ages 5 – 18. The workshop is intended to teach children how to make TWO of six different leis: (types) KUI (to string on a needle), KĪPU’U (knotted), WILI (twisted), HUMU PAPA (sewn on a backing), HILI (plaited) or HAKU (braided). There is a $5 fee per family. Space is limited to 10 participants per lei type. Participants must provide their own lei materials. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This workshop is intended to prepare participants for the Kauai Museum’s May Day Lei Contest on May 03, 2014.


Saturday, March 15, 2014 Deadline: March 13, 2014

Saturday, April 05, 2014 Deadline: April 03, 2014

SESSIONS & TIMES: Session 1: 9:30 – 10:30am Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30am

LOCATION: Kauai Museum Courtyard 4428 Rice Street, Lihue

For more information and registration, call the Kauai Museum at 808-245-6931 or Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service for effective communication or a modification of policies and procedures to participate in this event should contact Lani Kaui at the above information as soon as possible, but no later than March 10, 2014.

Parent Connection: March 13, 2014  

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Parent Connection: March 13, 2014  

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