The Ho-News

Na’alehu Elementary School

December 4, 2017

A Title I and Migrant Education School

A “Challenge 5 School”--Strive for Less than 5 Days Absent a Year

Ho-New Happenings

  • December 21: Winter Program. More information forthcoming.
  • December 22: Winter break begins
  • January 5. Teacher Work day. No school for students.
  • January 8. Waiver Day. No school for students.
  • January 9. Third Quarter begins for students. COME TO SCHOOL!

Core Value of the Month: Aloha

E ‘ōpū ali‘i *

Have the heart of a chief        

I am enriched by the uniqueness of this prized place. A sense of Hawai‘i is demonstrated through an appreciation for its rich history, diversity and indigenous language and culture. I am able to navigate effectively across cultures and communities and be a steward of the homeland.                        

NES Academic Plan

Goal 2: Staff Success. Nā’ālehu Elementary  has a high-performing culture where employees have the training, support and professional development to contribute effectively to student success.

Enabling Activities 1-4

  1. Continue to expand the New Teacher Academy to provide on-going support and mentoring to assure teacher efficacy. (WASC)
  2. Explore induction and mentoring alternative programs due to lack of substitutes, and explore supports for teacher mentors.
  3. Research and identify strategies to improve school belief/culture that our kids can do it. Seek teachers or grade levels to pilot strategies to make school wide recommendations.
  4. Utilize professional learning communities (PLCs) to provide professional development on instructional strategies and practices to ensure rigorous and effective delivery of core instruction in all classrooms.


Strive for less than 5 days absent for the year!

December has only 14 school days left!! Plan for perfect attendance for the month!!!.  Just do it!!

It takes a Village . . . Community Outreach

  • Parks & Recreation: Tee Ball - Coach Pitch
  • Na’alehu: Monday & Wednesday
  • Ocean View: Tuesday & Thursday

For each location:

  • Tee Ball Practice 3:30 - 4:30
  • Coach Pitch Practice 4:30 - 6:00
  • $30 all players
  • Parks & Recreation Basketball Clinic
  • Grades 4 - 6
  • Na’alehu Gym
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00
  • November 28 - December 19


Positive Action

Word of the Week: Thoughts

Ideas that result from thinking.

“Managing” requires first thinking about it carefully

  • Manage your thoughts
  • Manage your feelings of pride, fear, loneliness, discouragement, thankfulness
  • Manage your time
  • Manage your energy
  • Manage  your money
  • Manage your talents.