March 2014 Newsletter
Welcome Solomon and family to our Klahanie School community!
Invite a friend to tea.
The Aloha Spirit Law of the Hawaii Revised Statutes
The Aloha Spirit is the coordination of mind and heart within each person. It brings each person to the Self. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others. In the contemplation and presence of the life force. Aloha, the following unuhi laula loa (free translation) may be used:
A Akahai, meaning kindness, to be expressed with tenderness
L Lokahi, meaning unity, to be expressed with harmony
O Olu’olu, meaning agreeable, to be expressed with pleasantness
H Ha’aha’a, meaning humility, to be expressed with modesty
A Ahonui, meaning patience, to be expressed with perseverance
Aloha means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return.
Aloha is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence.
Aloha means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.
By Pilahi Paki (1910-1985)
Welcome Solomon Shaw and parents Theron and Elizabeth to your Klahanie School community! Thank you for sharing such a sweet Valentines sing-a-long celebration! My family was very honored to have a holiday to Hawaii (Oahu and Kaua’i) with all our Tutus (grandparents) where we explored the richness of our own family mixed with the depth of the Hawaiian spirit of people, animals and conservation of native plants and water. Thank you Jordan Beck, Maria Metler, Tavi Black, Jeff Adams and Alejandra Tres for helping in class the last week of February and Ginger Hamilton for your generous backup help! Teachers Lauren and Lisa, thank you dearly for leading the care and consistency of our Klahanie School spirit! My family and I are so grateful.
March Curriculum Topics
- · Hawaii and all the wonders of these rich islands. Kaua’i (the Garden Isle) will be a main focus for the age of the island, how it was created from the big W’s: water, wind, wings as well as Hawaiian vocabulary and focus on the Aloha Spirit and how we Vashon islanders strive too kokua (help, aid, assist, support) a similar spirit.
- · Human Body study (check out when you have time http://www.innerbody.com for great introduction to all the human body systems). In class we will take a basic look at the skeletal system, muscular system, cardiovascular system, digestive and urinary systems as they are more concrete to understand and relate to the children’s daily lives.
- · Water: why our earth and bodies need water and fun exercises to learn about water conservation in our own backyards.
Reminders, Thank-Yous, Dates to Save & Changes
- · DATE CHANGE: March Parent Night Canceled
- · Please keep an eye out for Klahanie Plant & Bake Sale information to support 2014-2015 scholarships!! We will need your help to continue Klahanie School commitment to offer education to all families on island and offer scholarship to two families per year! The funds made during scholarship fundraisers helps to keep tuition reasonable for the upcoming school year as well as support families in need. Sign-up will be posted on the school board this month as well as date for the sale.