Assets School K-8 Principal Blog


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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Kūpuna Day 2016

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

I was thinking about this quote from the French novelist, Marcel Proust today as we all continue to bask in the glow from Kūpuna Day. Kūpuna Day is one of my absolute favorite days on the school calendar, and this year we were fortunate to welcome roughly 150 guests to campus! Continue reading


Appreciation and Thanksgiving Dinner 2015

It’s trite to say, “where did the time go,” and yet, I am genuinely stunned that Thanksgiving is this week. I swear the first day of school was only a couple weeks ago. I’m excited though because I love Thanksgiving. I love the food (especially making leftover sandwiches), gathering with family, and of course, the hours of football on TV.  The holiday season also provides us an opportunity to shine our attention on giving thanks. Continue reading


Raising Grateful Children

In truth, O judges, while I wish to be adorned with every virtue, yet there is nothing which I can esteem more highly than the being and appearing grateful. For this one virtue is not only the greatest, but is also the parent of all the other virtues.

Cicero, Pro Plancio (54 BC)

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. It’s a time when we stop, gather with loved ones, and reflect on what we are thankful for. It always serves to remind me of how powerful gratitude is and how we often wished we offered it more in our daily lives. For us as parents and educators, our first focus is always on our children and students, so the season often makes us think about what we can do to support the character development of our youth. Continue reading