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Annual Scholarship Soiree on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at the Ocean Front Oasis by Kathy Ireland.

Annual Scholarship Soiree on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at the Ocean Front Oasis by Kathy Ireland.

This event is benefiting the newly formed Kaiser Complex Scholarship Foundation of the Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce. This year, one large scholarship will be presented to a student at Kaiser High School and another donation will be presented to the Kaiser complex for each of the local schools to support academic and enrichment programs.

RSVP at www.hikaicoc.com

The Hawaii Kai Chamber of Commerce is a group of businesses and professionals who have joined together to support Hawaii Kai businesses and the greater community. It is a non-profit organization, managed by an elected board of directors. The Mission of the Chamber is to promote, perpetuate, and make prosperous the business and civic interests of Hawaii Kai

 

 

Punahou students find companionship in elderly residents at Hi'olani Care Center at Kahala Nui

Punahou students find companionship in elderly residents at Hi'olani Care Center at Kahala Nui

Information courtesy: Becker Communications

Punahou School and Hi’olani Care Center at Kahala Nui start an ongoing program to bridge gap between generations
 
 
Hi’olani Care Center at Kahala Nui, a senior care community that supports and encourages residents to remain active and engaged, and Punahou School, a school committed to social responsibility and community service, initiated a program that brings young children and elderly adults together.
 
Punahou’s youngest spend time at Hi’olani Care Center interacting, communicating and learning with the elderly by playing bingo, paper-based games, reading and doing mild exercises.  Such a buddy program has benefits for young and old.  Elementary-age children learn a sense of responsibility, how to interact with different people, develop communication skills and value the opportunity to make a difference in an older persons’ life.  Interaction and connection with youth can k

Niu Valley Middle School Principal named as finalist in $25,000 School Leadership Award

Niu Valley Middle School Principal named as finalist in $25,000 School Leadership Award

Principal Justin Mew of Niu Valley Middle School was named a finalist in the 2012 Masayuki Tokioka Excellence in School Leadership Awards. One Hawaii public school principal will receive $25,000 (a $10,000 personal cash award and $15,000 towards a school project of his or her choice). The recipient of this year’s award will be announced at the Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation dinner on April 13, 2012 in Honolulu.

The award, which is named after Island Insurance founder Masayuki Tokioka is underwritten by the Island Insurance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Island Insurance Companies.  11 public school principals from across the state are finalists for the award which recognizes outstanding school principals across the state and their efforts to provide high-quality learning opportunities for their students.

One Strong Ohana - Recyle Your Change

One Strong Ohana - Recyle Your Change

The change in your wallet weighing you down? Take a load off and Recycle Your Change to support the Hawaiʻi Children’s Trust Fund’s One Strong ʻOhana campaign which runs April through June 2012 at Whole Foods Market’s Kahala store.

Whole Foods Market’s Recycle Your Change fundraiser kicks off this April, which is also child abuse and neglect prevention awareness month. The Recycle Your Change program gives customers the opportunity to support the campaign by ‘recycling’ their leftover change at the checkout counter.

Additionally, One Strong ʻOhana representatives will be in-store at Whole Foods Market Kāhala, every other Sunday afternoon starting April 1, 2012 through June 24, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to offer advice and discuss ways the community can help prevent child abuse and neglect.

Volleyball @Kaiser - A Fun Night For Your Family

Volleyball @Kaiser - A Fun Night For Your Family

Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5:00 PM at Kaiser High School Gym (511 Lunalilo Home Road)

Congratulations to the young men of our Kaiser Volleyball Team!  They have won their first two matches against Anuenue and McKinley. The support of the Kaiser and East Oahu families who have attended the games is greatly appreciated by all of the players and their parents.

The next set of matches will be at Kaiser High School Gym during the Spring Recess on Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. when Kaiser faces Kailua and Roosevelt.  Enjoy an exciting Spring Break family activity by coming down to join the crowd of fans and family to cheer on the Kaiser men - a great family fun night activity for your ohana!

Team Parent for the Boys Volleyball Blogs at: http://khsboysvolleyball.posterous.com/

Honolulu Waldorf School Announces Renaissance Fair

Information courtesy of The Honolulu Waldorf School:

Waldorfaire 2012, Saturday, March 10, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

Waldorfaire 2012 is Honolulu Waldorf School’s annual Renaissance-theme family fair for families with children of all ages. Waldorfaire will be held on Saturday, March 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 350 Ulua Street in Niu Valley.

Waldorfaire showcases Waldorf education through unique games and activities, including archery and jousting, a puppet show, a talent show, and a children’s toy shop of handmade items.

Parent Support: Parent Project Class - Registration Open

Parent Support: Parent Project Class - Registration Open

10 Fridays at Kaiser High School from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (1st Class begins on March 16, 2012)

Created more than 12 years ago for parents with difficult or strong-willed adolescents, this national program has helped parents refine and successfully use specific prevention and intervention strategies. Whether your challenge is homework, chores, grades, or risk-taking behavior, this class will provide you with ways to refine your strategies. Parents who have attended these classes have told us: