News & Links - Aug. 28, 2014



Hope you all had a tremendous summer! Whether you were rejoicing on Monday morning or bummed that the summer was over, it's hard to believe another school year has started.

A big welcome to all our new families joining the 'Iolani 'Ohana! We are very excited
 and honored that you are joining our 'ohana. We had a wonderful and yummy welcome reception last week for all parents of students new to 'Iolani and enjoyed one of our best turnouts yet! Please remember that as your parent organization, the 'Ohana is here for you and you are part of the 'Ohana.

Because we also are committed as parents, we want to foster relations that help our school community thrive and be the best it can be. Please get to know your 'Ohana class representatives who are your go to parents when it comes to getting involved with a class activity or social event. In addition, please visit your individual class webpages on frequently for pertinent updates.

We are very lucky to belong to a school that encourages and desires parent involvement, so please be as involved as you are able to be. Besides getting a glimpse of what your kids do everyday, there is a secondary benefit to being involved -- what starts as a relationship due to proximity will evolve to a genuine affection for our school community.

So, whether you're starting out with the wonder of a new kindergartner, in awe that your child is now a senior or anywhere in between, I hope you have an awesome year!

Carla Stroh-Palalay
'Ohana President
(Molly '21 and Nigel '25)


Please click to check out the 2014-15 'Iolani School Performing Arts Calendar. It's never too early to save the date for the wonderful performances by our talented students. Please note, however, that changes to the calendar do occur. Therefore, please refer back to this link throughout the school year. You also may call the Performing Arts Office at 943-2244 for more information.


The 'Iolani varsity football team will host the Damien Monarchs tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 29) at Eddie Hamada Field. Kickoff of this ILH opener is set for 3:15 p.m. The team is asking all Raider fans to please wear RED. There also will be a concession stand featuring Waffle Dogs, slush floats, cheeseburgers and more! Go Raiders! One Team!


Jason Kwock '15 is spearheading a pencil/pen drive for the Saint Francis Orphanage in the Philippines. Donations of new pencils and pens will be collected at the Upper School Autoline next Thursday (Sept. 4) from 6:30 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. Jason chose to do this for his Eagle Scout Project because he has friends who grew up in the Philippines. His goal is 777 pencils. Extras will go to elementary schools in our neighborhood. Mahalo!



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