Aloha and welcome to `Aikahi Elementary School's website. We are located in Kailua, Hawai'i. Our school services children from Kindergarten through Grade 6 and has a population of approximately 475 students.
Our school focuses on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Our standards-based academic curriculum and instructional design supports the development of critical thinking and communication skills that are necessary for the students to become college and career ready as they transition to intermediate school.
`Aikahi is dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering the whole child for lifelong success.
`Aikahi's 'Ohana provides an engaging, collaborative community where respect and purposeful learning flourish.
Windward District Spelling Bee
Congratulations to 6th grader, Nick Sarji, who won the Windward District's Spelling Bee!
The contest was conducted on Thursday night in the 'Aikahi cafeteria. Private schools and Lanikai Charter also participated in the annual competition.
Nick will go on to represent the Windward District in the upcoming State Spelling Bee!
Congratulations also to Kai M., Grade 5, who also participated in the contest. He was Aikahi's second place finalist.
Was Your Child Born in 2010?
IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN!!!
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BEGINS February 2, 2015
Registration Hours: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year will be held from February 2- February 13, 2015. We encourage you to register at this time to allow our staff sufficient time to prepare for your child. Children who will be five years old by July 31, 2015 may enroll in kindergarten. To enroll a child for the first time in Hawaii's public schools, parents must present proof of their residential address, the child's original birth certificate, and required health and immunization records. For more information on registration requirements, go to: http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org or on our homepage at: http://aikahischool.weebly.com/registration.html.
Career Day Volunteers Needed
'Aikahi's Career Day is coming up on Tuesday, March 3 and Mr. Malina (counselor) is looking for volunteer presenters. If you would be willing to come and speak with the students about your career, please let Mr. Malina know or fill out the flyer (click here) and send it in with your child.
New Teacher Message
Allison Luckett is thrilled to be the new Kindergarten-6th Grade Music Teacher at Aikahi. She is originally from Lemont, Illinois, where she grew up with her sister and parents. Allison graduated from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois in December of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. She is a clarinetist, but also played the saxophone through high school and college in various marching and jazz ensembles. When Allison isn't occupied by planning lessons that are as entertaining and educational as possible for her students, she enjoys spending time with her husband, performing with the Oahu Civic Orchestra, hiking, exercising, catching up with her family, baking, and trying to cook. Allison is excited and grateful for the opportunity to work with Aikahi's students and cannot wait to begin!
Message from Mrs. Kobayashi
`Aikahi Elementary Wellness Policy
`Aikahi Elementary School recognizes the link between healthy bodies and productive minds. To increase the focus on the health and fitness levels of our students at `Aikahi Elementary School we will implement the Department of Education’s Health and Nutrition Education Standards 1 – 5 (www.hawaiipublicschools.org).
Dear `Aikahi School Parent(s) / Guardian,
Your child’s health is important to us. A healthy child is ready and able to learn more than an unhealthy one. We ask for your assistance in helping our children to stay as healthy as possible.
You can help by providing a nutritious breakfast for your child before he or she comes to school, or encourage your child to eat breakfast at school. If you send a lunch from home with your child, please include nutritious items into it.
Parents love to send snacks and treats for class parties, birthday celebrations or special holidays. We are asking that these snacks and treats be nutritional and if you are to send cupcakes, cookies, candies that these treats will be taken home afterschool for your child to enjoy at home. In addition to keeping our students healthy the school wants all students to be safe. There are many children who suffer from severe food allergies such as peanuts, nuts, shellfish, MSG, and strawberries. Choosing nutritional food and refraining from sending the foods that can cause harm to our allergic children is greatly appreciated.
There are alternatives to candy and food; we invite you to consider sending non-food items (i.e., stickers, erasers, gift cards, etc.).
Thank you for helping `Aikahi School keep our children healthy and safe.
Ms. Lynn M. Kobayashi
Protect Our Oceans
When it rains, pollution such as litter, pesticides and household chemicals eventually end up in the ocean. This effects all of us because water is essential for life here in Hawai'i and we spend a lot of time playing in the ocean or eating seafood from the ocean. As a community, we can work together to make sure that our water resources are protected. Our school has a storm water management plan that is available for review at the front office. It is part of the federal government's effort to keep our streams and oceans clean and eliminate pollution discharge.
Message from Mr. Wong & the JPOs
The JPOs and I will be sharing a message with our school's community including a reminder of our playground's safety rules. We have had several injuries this year, including 3 broken bones. Many of the school's safety rules are consistently disregarded when Aikahi staff is not present (mainly after school).
Kailua Revised Tsunami Evacuation Map
Please check the City's Website www.oahudem.org click the link on the website and you will find:
1) Maps for the new Extreme Tsunami evacuation zone.
2) A list of informational meetings conducted by City Officials throughout Oahu's Coastal Communities.
Keeping `Aikahi School’s environment safe for our students and community is a priority! Please be mindful of adhering to safe driving practices as you commute to and from school.
Slow down! You are driving in a school zone. Adhere to the speed limits on all streets, roads and places.
Make a complete stop at a STOP sign.
Yield to pedestrians, as they walk across the street.
Show your Aloha to community members as we share the roads and sidewalks with them.
For detailed information on the upcoming events at our school, click here.
Feb 3 - Choir Begins (see flyer)
Feb 4 - PC Day (no school for students)
Feb 14 - Keiki Great Aloha Run (See Flyer and Information Sheet)
Feb 16 - President's Day (no school)
Feb 21 - Grade 3 Playground Cleanup
Feb 28 - We Love 'Aikahi Night
Mar 3 - Career Day (see flyer)
Mar 13 - End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 16 - 20 - Spring Break