January 15, 2019
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year to you and your family! I hope the transition back to school has been smooth for your keiki at Mililani Waena this week! And, I hope you were able to spend some quality time with your family during break. We had a great first semester and are looking forward to the second semester.
In preparation for our second semester, I begin to think of all that is coming up. We will start our after school tutoring and homework club for our grade 3 to 5 students. In April, these students will take the statewide Smarter Balanced Assessment to measure their reading and math proficiency. During this time, we encourage you to schedule all appointments after your child’s test so they won’t have to make up the test. Our teachers pay close attention to the social/emotional aspect of our students in addition to their academic focus. Although we challenge our young students to excel academically, some of them are not ready emotionally; they struggle even though they have the mental capacity for the academics. So, I ask parents to pay attention to what your keiki shares with you at home. I also ask that they get adequate amount of sleep and start the day with a nutritious breakfast. In May we will be saying good luck to our 5th graders as they move on to the middle school.
Thank you for showing courtesy while drivingand patience during morning drop-off and after school pick up. Please do not allow your child to exitthe car while in the drive through lane. Safety is a major part of having our school be a great place to learn. Please also remember to sign in at the office before entering campus during school operational times.
Thank you for your cooperation on these matters. Thank you for being a contributing member of the Mililani Waena Ohana.
Troy Tamura, Principal