August 8th, 2023
Aloha Parents and Guardians,
Welcome back to another exciting school year at Makakilo Elementary School! We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and high spirits. As we gear up for the start of the 2023 academic year, we are filled with anticipation and enthusiasm to embark on this journey of growth and learning together.
First and foremost, I want to extend a warm welcome to all our new families, teachers, and students who are joining our Makakilo community this year. We are delighted to have you be a part of our close-knit ohana, and we look forward to building meaningful relationships with each and every one of you.
At Makakilo Elementary School, we are committed to nurturing an environment that encourages hard work, kindness, and a growth mindset. As parents and educators, we play a vital role in shaping the future of our students. Let us continue to work hand in hand to inspire our young learners to reach their full potential.
Hard Work: We believe that dedication and effort are the cornerstones of success. This year, we encourage our students to strive for excellence and persevere even in the face of challenges. By instilling a strong work ethic, we aim to empower our students with the skills and resilience needed to overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.
Kindness: Kindness is the glue that binds our school community together. A simple act of compassion can create a ripple effect that impacts everyone around us. Let's teach our students the importance of empathy, respect, and inclusion, making Makakilo Elementary School a place where each individual feels safe, valued, and supported.
Growth Mindset: Embracing a growth mindset is crucial for lifelong learning. When we view challenges as opportunities for growth and mistakes as stepping stones to success, we create a culture of continuous improvement. Let's foster a love for learning that transcends beyond the classroom, empowering our students to explore new horizons and take risks.
Our teaching staff is the heart of our school, and this year, we are excited to welcome Mrs. Samuelu, Ms. English, Ms. Yasuda, Ms. Yamamoto, Mrs. Phifer, Ms. Kaahanui, Mrs. Wentzel and Mr. Yoneshige to our team. Their dedication and passion for education will undoubtedly enrich the learning experiences of our students.
To our new students, we extend a special Aloha. You are now a part of a community that values your uniqueness and is excited to watch you flourish. Embrace what Makakilo Elementary School has to offer.
As we begin this new school year, I encourage you to stay connected with us. Attend our parent-teacher conferences, engage in school activities, and communicate with our educators. Together, we can ensure the success and happiness of our students.
Thank you for entrusting us with the education and growth of your child. We are excited about the possibilities this year holds and can't wait to see the remarkable achievements of our students.
Here's to a year filled with learning, laughter, and growth!
Principal, Makakilo Elementary School