Assets School K-8 Principal Blog


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How Teachers Spend Their “Day Off”

I imagine that many of you wonder why we didn’t have school on Friday. What exactly do we do during these days marked as “Professional Development” on the school calendar?  And what on earth could be so important that we make parents find child care on a weekday? I’m glad you asked because this Friday’s activities are worth sharing. Continue reading


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Chinese New Year and Teacher Appreciation Week

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. Continue reading


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A Night of Stars

The highlight for me this week was our Star Gazing event on Wednesday evening.  You may remember that in early December, Jenna Ishii from the Polynesian Voyaging Society visited Assets and spoke with some of our students regarding Hōkūle‘a and the Worldwide Voyage. After these presentations, Jenna stayed and spoke with Assets faculty members, Caitlin Mates, Jason Wagner, and Aina Badua. It was then that they first dreamed up the idea to do a star gazing event for our community, and their vision came to fruition on Wednesday with a night full of activities.   Continue reading