Aloha Waimalu Ohana!
The end of the school year is upon us, and we have just a little over four weeks left until summer. It sure went by quickly, and this last four weeks will go by even faster.
We have many exciting things going on to end our year positively. However, I would like to review some exciting things that WE have accomplished this year. We implemented a new social emotional learning (SEL) program this year called Choose Love. We kicked it off with Scarlett Lewis herself sharing her story with us at our Choose Love Parent Night. In December, we held our annual Warrior Dash and Bubble Run. As always, this was a day of healthy fun for all involved. In the third quarter, we were visited by the visiting committee of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The visiting committee was here to measure the progress we have made as a school community since we were awarded a six year accreditation term in 2016. Although the accrediting commission has not informed us of our mid-term status, they had many positive things to say about our school and we anticipate that our accreditation status will continue.
In April, science and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was in the spotlight, and so many of you came out to our Science Night. It was a night of good food, family, fun, and LEARNING. It was so gratifying to see so many of our families enjoying time and learning together. If you have suggestions for future family night events, please let me know. It is always great to get our students and families together.
Although this last month of school is a rigorous one for our students, teachers, and staff, we are looking forward to our May Day Ho’Ike on May 17. It will be a great way to celebrate all the good things that are going on at Waimalu Elementary School.
WE all hope that this has been a rewarding and fulfilling school year. Please have a great ending to the year, and a wonderful summer.
Glen Iwamoto, Principal