Aloha Pearl City Elementary School Ohana,
As we begin our second month of school, I would like to thank everyone for their well wishes for me being appointed permanent principal. I was overwhelmed with the gratitude and support from parents, students and staff!
On August 29th, we had a welcome back assembly where Ms. Dawn O'Brien from Choose Aloha came out with DJ Aloha and gave an introduction to our students about our new SEL program. The kids had a great time as Aunty Dawn and DJ Aloha were upbeat, loud and super engaging. Students got to see their teachers dancing on stage and learn the four core values of Choose Aloha: Courage, Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion in Action. Courage is our focus for the 1st quarter and students will be taught lessons on courage and how to be brave. Ms Calbero put together a video about courage using the song "Brave" by Sara Bareilles. We are also planning a family Choose Aloha Night in November where parents and guardians can also learn about Choose Love and its impact on schools world wide.
It has been an amazing school year so far and I feel it will only get better. Have a great month of September and as always take care of yourself and others.