Waimalu Elementary

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Aloha Waimalu Ohana!

Can you believe we are in the last quarter of the school year?  It has been a very exciting year, and we’re not done yet! Please remind your children that it is very important to remain focused on their school work and positive attitudes.  We have a lot of exciting things going on, but it is important that everyone remember that school comes first so that we can enjoy all of the activities we have going on.

This quarter, our Choose Love focus is on “Compassion in Action.”  Compassion is understanding the pain and/or suffering of someone else, and acting to alleviate that pain or suffering.  In the previous quarters, we have looked at Courage, Gratitude, and Forgiveness. Compassion requires our students to put all of these things together, as well as adding some empathy to help others that may be in need.  If you would like to learn alongside your child, you can log on to jesselewischooselove.org. Here you will find tons of resources, including “Choose Love at Home,” which contain self paced modules you can do at home with your children.

During the month of March, the visiting committee of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges was here to assess our progress since awarding us a six year accreditation term. The team had very positive things to say upon their departure.  Among some of the commendations were that the school is very open to the suggestions of parents and students, has strong relationships with the community, and is working to improve daily attendance with such programs such as the student store. The committee recommends that administration continue to find ways to involve all of our school stakeholders in the decision making process, and continue to provide more professional learning opportunities for our teachers and staff.  I would like to acknowledge Mrs. Irene Wong and Mrs. Yvonne Okutsu for taking the time out of their schedules to help be a part of the accreditation visit.

If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to speak to

your child’s teacher.  If you would like to see me, please feel free to stop by.


Mr. Iwamoto