Aloha Waimalu Ohana,
The end of another school year is almost upon us. It’s hard to imagine we’re headed into the final month of the year. The month of April was a busy one for us. Our third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders were busy with taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). This is our “high stakes” test that the U.S. Department of Education uses to determine how we are doing as a school and state. I have confidence in our students, teachers, staff and parents, and I’m sure we’ll do just fine.
Every year at this time, we know that there is a tendency for students to get restless while in school. There are a lot of distractions, along with the excitement of summer vacation right around the corner. I want to ensure all of you that instruction continues until the last day of school, and we will continue to hold our students to the same expectations that we have all year. Please remind your child(ren) of this at home as well, as this will help to reinforce positive behavior until the end of the school year. If you have any questions about expectations, or anything else concerning your child, please feel free to speak with his or her teacher.
I certainly hope that it has been a rewarding and exciting school year for you and your child. It has definitely been a great year. Please have a enjoyable, productive, and fun filled summer. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to stop by the office to see me. My door is always open.
Glen Iwamoto, Principal