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October, 25 2012


Breaking News

Solar Project Nears Completion

Halloween Plans

The crew from RecSolar pulled the cable from the solar panels to the box this week as our solar project gets ready to go online. The system will be tested tomorrow and if all is well, we should be online very soon. Pictured below are Jess Crane, Charlie Jeffries, Justin Sanborn, Gary Capozolla, and Nathan Keanini.

All School Pep Rally Nov. 2

Student Government will recognize our KIF fall athletes on Friday afternoon with the year’s first pep rally. As the final day of Spirit Week, students may dress in red, white and blue in honor of the upcoming elections. We will invoke our newly created Assembly Schedule, which creates a 60 minute assembly period at the end of the day by taking 15 minutes from each block.

Island School Announces Yearbook Cover Art Contest For middle and high school students. The winning Island School student artist will receive $50, recognition in the Parent Connection, credit in the yearbook masthead, plus a free copy of the yearbook. Rules are attached to this week’s PC. Contact Judah Freed for more information at judah@ Contest deadline for all submissions is Friday, November 30.

Island School students celebrate Halloween at all grade levels. While regularly scheduled classes are held as usual, the day (and week) is generously sprinkled with costumes and festivities. Na Pua Keiki - Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Costume Parade - 9:00 a.m., followed by the Monster Mash, with games, Halloween activities and dancing. • Lunch graciously provided by the Errico Family. Parents are organizing and leading activities. Elementary - Wednesday, Oct. 31 • Pumpkin Decorating Display: children are encouraged to carve or decorate a pumpkin, fruit or vegetable of their choice and bring it to their class for display. Student Council will acknowledge all creations with certificates. • Bring costumes to school and change after lunch. • Costume Parade - Central Courtyard, 1:15 p.m. with photo ops for parents • Class parties - Immediately following the parade; parents are organizing food and decorations in each homeroom class. MS & HS- Week of Oct. 29 • Spirit Week (see schedule below) • Mock Election: Students will “register” at school and vote online. Results will be announced at the Pep Rally, Friday. • Costume Contest - Oct. 31, during morning meeting. Spirit Week Schedule: Monday: Camouflage (Armed Forces Support) Tuesday: Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness) Wednesday: Halloween costumes Thursday: Aloha Shirts

Click HERE for important dates Friday: Red, White & Blue Pep rally (Afternoon Assembly Schedule)

Online Art Auction

Our online Art Auction continues through 5:00 p.m. on Halloween. It features a select collection of previously donated artwork and collectible items, including pieces by Carol Bennett, Anne Schneider, and Kim Starr. Start your Christmas shopping now - or get a super deal on a beautiful piece of art for your home. Proceeds will benefit the tuition aid program. The auction is open to the general public, so be sure to tell your family and friends! Visit us at http:// to see the variety of items up for bid.

Wrestling Coach Wanted

If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, please contact Sean or Kaipo. Island School presents …

Skinflints and Scoundrels: Moliére's Miser

adapted by Suzan Zeder

Directed by Peggy Ellenburg

Starring: Ian Cowden, Shawna Dinnan, Stephen Foster, Quinn Hannah-White, Imara Joroff, Jeff Kozak, Eric Potter, Raina Silver, Zeb Wichert, Christy Williams, Philipp Zaviryukha, Ava Zebzda

Island School Theatre November 2, 3, 4, 2012 Tickets on Sale from cast members & the Office

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

I.S. Chronicles ROBOTICS – Island School’s First Lego League team is ordering team T-shirts. These shirts conform to our dress code and may be worn to school. (See photos below.) The pre-sale has begun! T-Shirts are $15 each (XXL and XXXL are $18) and are available in Youth S-XL or Adult S-XL. Support our first ever Elementary FIRST Lego League Team. See Ms. Sue (Macklin) to order or email her at (



DRAMA – Fourth graders are preparing a play to celebrate the Halloween season. It’s based on a story by James Stevenson and is called, That Terrible Halloween Night. It will be performed on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 2:10 p.m. in the Main Hall. Parents are welcome.

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL – MS is hosting a dance on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6:30 until 9:00 p.m. in the Main Hall. (Doors close at 7 p.m.) Tickets at the door are $5 with two donated canned goods, or $10 without donated cans. See Eric Devlin for more information. ART DAY – It was another amazing day! Our creative students’ brains were engaged to da max in a variety of activities. Over ?? pieces of art were created in just 5 hours. Photos, incuding the ones at right, are posted on our Shutterfly site. Go to www.islandschool. The password is “islandschool.” Feel free to send the link to family and friends. SECOND GRADE – Students have been giving oral reports on the biographies they have read.

MIDDLE SCHOOL – Students gathered in their na hui for a competition designed to practice team-building skills. Each hui was given paper, pens and tape, and were challenged to use their creativity to build a jack-o’-lantern. The winning pumpkin will be announced next week. Kianalei Kamalani & Lily DeSouza gave reports on Pocahontas and Sacajawea.

Na Pua Keiki visited the kitchen this morning to see how Miss Kim makes musubi.

VIDEO PRODUCTION – If you missed Hiki Nō on Thursday, here is the link to watch it on YouTube. The link will bring you directly to our segment. http://www. F7SVzE6I&feature=player_ detailpage#t=781s.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – 7th grade students Maile Mijares, Kanani Segismundo, Sydney Agudong, and Melia Schneck (pictured below l-r in the front row) taught a class last week. They wrote up a detailed lesson plan incorporating gymnastics as well as ballet!

Parent Page Mahalo to Parent Association Gift Wrap Orders are Here!

Your children were given their orders yesterday and should have brought them home for delivery. Please check to make sure there isn’t any melting chocolate in their packages! If you have any problems with your order, call 800 251 1542 at Great American Opportunities.

Enhancement Awards

Congratulations to First Lego League - Island School Robotics Team AND Island School Drama Department, the first two recipients of the PA Enhancement Awards. These awards are given monthly to provide assistance for activities and items that benefit a broad constituency (students, teachers and/or faculty) at Island School; and to encourage ideas for new activities and programs that enhance the Island School experience. Application instructions are attached to this week’s PC, and may be submitted by students, teachers or faculty of Island School. They are due by the end of each month. Next deadline is Oct. 31st.

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SPANISH TUTORING: On the North Shore - to help Spanish students prepare for finals. Call Mariana at 826-6380, 639-0963. LYDGATE MAINTENANCE: National Make a Difference Day is this Sat., Oct. 27, at the Lydgate Main Pavilion, from 7:30am - Noon. Come volunteer. FINISH THE SET DAY: On Saturday, Oct. 27, all are welcome to come to the Main Hall to finish the set for “Skinflints & Scoundrels, Moliére’s Miser.” Beginning at 9:00 a.m. until we’re done. Contact Peggy at for more information. DONATIONS FOR HEALTH TRAIL: We’re building a family- fitness area and walking path for the Island School ‘ohana along the treeline on the north side of campus. We’re looking for donations of weights and work-out equipment for this area,


♥ ♥ ♥ Phyllis & Martin Albert, Laura & Ralph Cushnie, Cushnie Construction Company, Alan & Monica King, David & Darnney Proudfoot, Dave Reynolds and Kelsey Ritchie (class of 2006) for donations to Annual Giving! ♥ ♥ ♥ Ross Martineau & Jeff Demma and Bill Pratt, for gifts to the Alaka’i Chorus! ♥ ♥ ♥ Richard Porto, Gaye Miller, Laurel Petterson McGraw, Dennis McGraw, Roger & Roberta Cable, Denese Alcott, Sue Macklin and Logan Alcott for their help this week with the high school play, ♥ ♥ ♥ Lori Aragona and her helpers: Brenda Jaeb and Vera Errico for coordinating today’s Staff Appreciation Breakfast. Also to volunteers, Leah Edwards, Heather Biederman, Monica King and Kori King. ♥ ♥ ♥ the amazing Art Day artists: Lori Aragona, Lauren Calhoun, Ambrose Curry, David Dinner, Nathaniel Evslin, Diane Ferry, Steve Goldberg and Licia McDonald, Kelvin and Kathleen Ho, Lea Ingram, Kristina Kenegos, Monica King, Sarah Mangold, Deyana Mielke, Kate Mink, Mary Nakamura, Betty Jean Nativio, Cristy Peeren, Joan Shaw, Jessica Silver, Fred Tangalin, Dean Wakamoto, Takuyo and Peter Williams, Wayne Zebzda; and artists’ helpers: Laura Barzilai, Heather Biedermann, Sandy Catlin, Marjorie De Souza, Utako Fukada, Tanya Gamby, Shannon Ladd, Kathryn Letson, Brian Pearson, Jane Sanacora, Lina Skinner, Karen Summerhays, Claudia Trask, Roberta Cable, Vivian Nickerson and Melissa Egusa; and luncheon organizers: Adeline Sears, Lauren Hunt. ♥ ♥ ♥ Jane Sanacora, Eric Devlin and Keana Olivera for helping Monica King distribute the gift wrap boxes that arrived on campus Wednesday!

♥ ♥ ♥ Steve Dinnan for drilling all the la‘amea gourds in preparation for the hula class making ‘uli‘uli. ♥ ♥ ♥ Jason Blake for donating a Dustbuster and a large industrial extension cord to the music department. including dumb bells, bars, sit-up equipment. Please call the Office and leave a message for Rodney if you have donations or would be willing to help clear the area. He will call you to make arrangements. ON STAGE: WIT presents: An Williams. Last weekend. At nut Marketplace, Fri./Sat. for

Evening with Tennessee WIT’s End in the Coco7pm, Sun. 5pm. Visit online reservations.

On Stage at Island School Fall Theatre Production Runs Nov. 2-4 Island School’s talented high school thespians perform one of Moliére’s funniest comedies, “Skinflints and Scoundrels: Moliére’s Miser,” translated, adapted and arranged by Suzan Zeder, on the weekend of Nov. 2nd at the Island School theatre. This is a French farce and is a “play within a play” taking place in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles outside Paris in the 17th century. Moliére, the playwright, has been hired to entertain the court of King Louis XIV with a theatrical production. He is annoyed with the Assistant Minister of Culture who won’t pay him in advance. He threatens to walk out, but finally agrees to perform a different title, one that draws attention to his stinginess. The Miser centers around Harpagon, who holds very tightly to his money. When his two grown children want to marry, all he sees is dollar signs (well, pistoles and ecus) and he makes it an exercise in spending as little as possible. The cast, directed by Peggy Ellenburg, stars Quinn Hannah-White, ‘14, as Harpagon, the miser. His son, Cleante, is played by Philipp Zaviryukha, ‘13, and daughter, Elise, is played by Raina Silver, ‘16. Other cast members include Christy Jo Williams, ‘14, as the matchmaker, Frosine, Stephen Foster, ‘15, as La Fleche, Zeb Wichert, ‘15 as Valere, Ava Zebzda, ‘13, as Jacques, Imara Joroff, ‘15, as Marianne, Shawna Dinnan, ‘15, as Brindavoine, Ian Cowden, ‘15, as Simon and Dame Claude, and Eric Potter, 16, as the Officer. Adding some

extra spice to the cast will be Dr. Jeffrey Kozak, playing the role of Pierre Pomponne, Assistant Minister of Culture. Providing baroque background music are Kim McDonough, ‘13, on violin, Ava Zebzda on autoharp and Michael Miller, ‘15, on piano. Raina Silver will join them in a traditional song at intermission. Each performance features a “celebrity” duo playing the roles of King Louis XIV and his mistress, the Marquise de Montespan. On Friday night, Philip Steinbacher and Cindy Wortmann will play these roles; on Saturday, Clare Petterson and Rory McClure; on Sunday, Justin Kollar and Sierra Hampton-Eng. ”I first directed this play in 2003,” said Ellenburg. “It has become one of our favorite shows and destined for a comeback. We’re staging it as we did in 2003, on the floor of the Main Hall, with the audience seated on two sides. This allows for the comedic asides and audience interactions that were prevalent in 17th century French court performances.” The show is being produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing, Woodstock, Illinois. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 & 3 at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 4, at 4:00 p.m. at the Island School Theatre in Puhi, behind Kaua‘i Community College. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Family passes for $15 are available in advance. Visit the school office, or contact Peggy Ellenburg, 246-0233, ext. 262 or for tickets and more information.

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