Assets School K-8 Principal Blog

Chinese New Year and Teacher Appreciation Week

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In recognition of Chinese New Year on Monday, we had a couple of celebrations and learning experiences on campus today. We were pleased to welcome the Asian Lion Dance Team to campus for a performance at our assembly. It was extra special because the Asian Lion Dance Team has an Assets connection, as middle-schooler Kaleea and Ms. Chang are both members.

The Team’s leader, Mr. Brandon, explained to us assembled students and faculty the importance of Chinese New Year and the significance of the lion dance. We were lucky to have 3 lions perform, and they danced around so each student could touch them or give a gift.  The lions also stayed after assembly for a class photo.

Class 32 (2nd/3rd grade) also celebrated Chinese New Year with their own homemade lion costume, food and drums. They were nice enough to invite Class 33 (3rd/4th) grade to join them in the kitchen for these fun festivities!

Please take a moment to look at some the photos below.

This week was also Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. Mahalo to the Assets Parent ‘Ohana group, and IMG_2179all the parents, who provided us with wonderful gifts of candy, vegetables, notes and flowers throughout the week. The luncheon on Friday was also fantastic and very thoughtful.

If you read this blog regularly, you’ve seen me write about our Appreciation Station where teachers and students can write notes of thanks for people in our community. We read this aloud each assembly. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, all the appreciation messages at today’s assembly were directed at our faculty. And they were incredibly sweet. It’s  awesome to see and hear students speak so warmly about their teachers and how important they are in their lives. The middle school PBL group that is responsible for the Appreciation Station also set up a special display today where students could write appreciation messages directly on the wall.

We are all lucky to be at Assets School!

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