Our Jr. Fire Fighters from St. Joseph Early Learning Center had a lot of practice learning and experiencing a day as a fire fighter.
Thanks to the wonderful crew at the Kahului Fire Station, Engine 10, the students enjoyed a complete tour. They got to meet the crew, tour the living quarters, shoot water at a simulated fire, go through a fire truck and even see "Spider Man" descended from the fire station tower on propel ropes.
After the visit the children had some playtime and lunch at Keopulani Park in Kahului.
We pray for all the fire fighters and emergency crews that work hard to keep us safe.
The Kula Country Farms pumpkin patch
St. Joseph Early Learning Center students enjoyed a tour through The Kula Country Farms pumpkin patch and corn maze.
This was a field trip that brought the students an experiences with nature, farming and fun. Each student got to take home a miniature size pumpkin as well as a large classroom pumpkin to decorate for Halloween.
Thank you to all the families that chaperoned the event. Have a blessed Fall season.
Retreat at St. Ann's Church
The St. Joseph Early Learning Center Staff enjoyed a retreat at St. Ann's church in Waihae on Sept. 26.
The theme was the upcoming focus of the year of "Consecrated Life." Fr. Roland Bunda from St. Anthony Parish celebrated mass with the staff and partook in the sharing of his journey to his vocation.
The staff also fellowship at the churches hall after the retreat with a luncheon.
Thank you to Fr. De Lota and staff for the hospitality at St. Ann's Parish and for Sr. Malia Dominica Wong O.P. from the Diocese Vocations Office for the information and resources. Mahalo Fr. Roland Bunda for your time and and spiritual guidance.
Fr. Eric Castro M.S. received a Birthday surprise early in the morning from the students at the St. Joseph E. L. C. on Sept. 9th. The children rang his doorbell and presented their gifts, banner and songs to wish our beloved pastor a Happy 44th Birthday.
The parish also commemorated his birthday with a Birthday bash on Sept. 14th after the 5p.m. mass. It was well attended and Fr. Eric enjoyed the evening with food, fun and fellowship.
Happy Birthday Fr. Eric , God bless you!
Our new school year begins with our “Get to Know You” unit. This theme will help students adjust to the preschool’s routines, environment and new friends.
Each class will be compiling a “Family Quilt” activity that will be a bridge between home and school. We look forward to sharing with you in this new adventure.