Assets School K-8 Principal Blog


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Welcome

Aloha and thank you for visiting my blog!  I have created this space to share some of the incredible learning that occurs here at Assets School, along with how we support the academic, social, and emotional lives of our students.

Most of my posts will be specific to the Assets School community but I hope to also occasionally share thoughts and observations related to the broader field of education.

I invite you to join me here and to share your thoughts, questions, and recommendations.


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Thankful for Assets Community

When I sit down this year at our Thanksgiving table, I will be sharing gratitude for being a member of the wonderful school community we have here at Assets. How fortunate I am to work with such incredible students, a dedicated faculty and supportive families! Continue reading


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K-8 Campus Construction Update (November 2, 2017)

A lot of exciting activity has occurred since our last update.

How’s the “Phase 0” construction going?

Great! The trailer on the backfield has been hauled away and the partial demo of the library and computer lab is complete. Those spaces are a little cozier now but they look fantastic. The land under where the library/lab was demolished has since been graded and grubbed, in preparation for the fire and construction access lane. We anticipate the fire/access lane paving to start tomorrow. Continue reading


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Speaking with Your Child About the Vegas Attack

My blog this week was supposed to be about October being Dyslexia Awareness month and the Dyslexia Awareness Fair that is occurring on campus this Saturday. Instead, I woke up this morning, like many of us, to learn about the horrific mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas. We grieve for those killed, the hundreds injured and the countless friends and family members who are impacted by this abhorrent violence. As educators and parents, we also search for how best to help our children process this tragedy and the media blitz that will follow. Today is Day 1 of news coverage but certainly this story will dominate the news cycle for several days.  How children are processing the news today may be different than in a few days. Continue reading


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K-8 Campus Construction Update (September 20, 2017)

Dear Assets School Community,

As we begin the exciting construction on our K-8 campus, I wanted to share with you information about the project. My goal is to keep you as updated as possible. I’ve tried to respond to the questions that I anticipate are the most common right now: Continue reading


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Our Newest Classroom Has No Walls

Everyone knows that we broke ground last week on our new K-4 Village, which is very exciting. What you might not have noticed is that we already added a new classroom to our campus over the summer – a roughly 850 square foot school garden! Though this classroom doesn’t have a roof or any walls, some of our deepest and most meaningful learning can occur in this type of natural educational setting. Our new garden area is located near the Assembly Area and features garden beds, a wash sink, benches, toolbox storage, compost bins, vermicompost bins and aquaponics. The school has always had classrooms that cultivated their own smaller gardens but this is the first time we’ve had a coordinated, campus-wide garden space. Continue reading