Last night was a heartwarming event . . . to see all of the adults and students fill our cafeteria . . . that was awesome! I am reminded of the movie "field of dreams". The main character is told by a retired baseball player that"if you build it, they will come". These words resonate with me, mainly because we have started to build something here . . we are building the culture of our school. Parents are seeing is and our community is seeing it . . and that is why we can continue to expect people to come out and celebrate our students.Read more ...
- Friday, 15 May 2015
Jefferson Elementary's recent sustainabiltiy efforts, spearheaded by Principal Zakahi, was recently featured on the Hawaii Department of Education's Website. Here's and excerpt from the website:Read more ...
- Monday, 30 March 2015
I would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and support with regards to this mornings CAS visitation. CAS and her visitation staff were greeting with a Hawaii Oli from our volunteer gardeners and were presented with flower leis from Student Council. A brief tour of our Hawaiian Garden was followed with a groups photo. The walkthrough team broke up into grade level groups (K-1, 2-3, and 4-5) with our CAS visiting a class from each grade level. Data was collected on our classroom "learning objectives". Areas of focus included: to have a learning objective(s) that aligns with the instructional activities and print environment within the classroom, the learning objective(s) should be posted and clearly identified so that students can easily see them, and learning objective(s) should also be reviewed with students at the beginning and end of the lesson.
President Thomas Jefferson Elementary School