Happy Boys Day
A Happy Boys Day celebration was enjoyed by the St. Joseph E.L.C students on May 5th this year. Pictured here is a graduating student from the Ladybug class,Riddick Asuncion, with a traditional kimono and Samurai doll shared with classmates. The students also enjoyed chi chi don mochi and koi kite crafts.
Later in the week the Mother's Day breakfast was well attend where our mother's and students could enjoy a morning together before work and school.
Then to wrap up the week on May 12th, the preschool took a field trip just down the road to the Hui Noeau Visual Art Center located on Baldwin Avenue. This was once the private pineapple plantation estate and home of Harry and Ethel Baldwin and is now dedicated to education and learning in the arts. The students enjoyed the tour of the grounds, studios and gallery. They partook in the creating of various arts and craft projects as well as a beautiful day outdoors.The students look forward to a close of the months festivities with a May Day program at 10 a.m. on May 20th to showcase the Hawaiian culture through song and dance.
Lahaina Field Trip St. Joseph E.L.C. students took a Field trip to the other side of the island to Lahaina to see Uncle Wayne and the Howling Dog Band in concert at Sacred Hearts Grade school. Uncle Wayne Watkins is a well known island wide children's song writer and performer. He preformed many of his hits such as "All around Maui" and "There's a Mouse in my House".
The free concert was sponsored by HAEYC, Hawaii Public Library System, Ho'oikaika Partnership, Maul Friends of the Library and University of Hawaii at Manoa Children's Center. This event celebrates and promotes -April as "The Month of The Young Child" and "Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month".
After the concert the students enjoyed some play time and a picnic lunch at the Lahaina ball field and park. Pictured here are some students hanging loose on the tier swing enjoying the day. May we all rejoice in the blessings of our keiki.
The Surfing Goat Dairy No Billy Goat Gruff here...
The St. Joseph E.L.C. students got to feed the goats, sample goat cheese and see the milking of the does on the tour of Surfing Goat Dairy. It was a beautiful day for the field trip to the dairy and farm.
Pictured in the photo are some of the students getting a close up look at the animals and feeding dried alfalfa to the goats.
Sr. Fay Pele We were touched by an angel... Sr. Fay Pele FSP form the Daughters of St. Paul in connection with Pauline Books and Media visited our parish for a renewal weekend. She blessed our parish and school with a spirit of humility and sharing.
On Friday, Feb. 20th she joined the Early Learning Center Ohana in a successful Book Fair bringing families, students and staff books, , CDs, DVDs, Bibles and religious articles. On Saturday, Feb.21st she presented the "Theology of the Body" Lenten Retreat, as seen in photo, from 9a.m. to 12 noon.It was well attened and a reflective way to prepare for the lenten journey this year.
On Sunday, Feb. 22nd she presented reading material, and media for purchase after each of the masses. Thank you Sr. Fay Pele and all who made you visit possible, as it brought enlightenment to our community.