Welcome to my May/June 2018 Principal WEB Message!
Aloha Hickam Elementary School Family, Friends and Community.
As our academic year draws to a close, we have much to celebrate and many happy memories.
Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the outstanding service of Mrs. Reva Dacanay over the past thirty years. As you may know, she is not retiring from Hickam Elementary School, but rather going to her next chapter in life. We hope that she will come and visit us many times, and she will be most welcome.
In my third year as Principal of our school, it has been a great working closely with Reva, as well as the other amazing faculty and staff members during SY 2017-2018.
I would also like to thank the many parents who served as PTO, Rockin’ Readers, Classroom Parents, and so many other volunteer efforts. We value your service and our families’ partnership.
Most importantly our students have enjoyed another fabulous year. They have excelled in so many fields; it is impossible to list them all. I have attended many celebration events and have listened in awe as their achievements have been described. These achievements have been in their academic studies, sports, music, robotics to name just a few, and we are justly proud of them. We had a great PTO and SCC sponsored Curriculum Fair: NGSS Engineering Design Showcase in March 2018. You can see pictures of this event on the Hickam Elementary PTO Facebook page or Hickam Elementary School website. It was great seeing our students show an engineering mindset!
We have been keeping an eye on our values and vision: We commit to providing a positive learning community that will inspire leaders for tomorrow. We have aligned our vision to our students’ and community’s needs, along with our HIDOE State and Radford Complex mission. How we are addressing our students’ needs and continuously improve can be found in our Academic Plan SY 2017-2020, which is posted on our website. We also will be posting our School Design.
Our last day of school will Thursday, May 31, 2018, which is also the date of our last Student of the Quarter 4 assembly. We also are celebrating our Grade 6 students on Tuesday, May 29, and Kindergarteners on Wednesday, May 30.
Over the summer vacation, I will be working with colleagues to put into place a smooth opening to the new academic year and setting the priorities to build upon the successes of the school so that we can improve still further. We should always seek to do better; to challenge ourselves and our students to set the highest standards and achieve our ambitious goals.
We will start back in July with a Back-to-School Fair on July 25, 2018. First Day of school for students is Monday, August 6, 2018. From August 6 to 10, our Kindergarteners will be assessed and have a special schedule.
Our office hours will be 7:30am to 3:30pm during the summer days.
As we move into June, we look forward to a great summer of relaxing and refreshing. Thank you for making SY 2017-2018 a time of togetherness, as we have been saying, One School! One Team Making a Difference!
I would like to wish you all the very best for the summer vacation and look forward to welcoming you all back, refreshed, for what will be an exciting, new academic year.
As always, feel free to contact us at the school with any questions, comments or good news to share. We value your input and always appreciate hearing from you.
E Malama Pono (Take Care)!