Maui Tropical Plantation
The students at the St. Joseph Early Learning Center visited the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapu for their field trip this month.
April is the National Month of The Young Child and the children presented the Plantation with a poster depicting the theme. They also got to take a tram tour of the grounds and feed the fish, ducks and turtles in the pound. After the wonderful time at the Tropical Plantation they took a bus over to Keopulani park and enjoyed some play time on the climbing structures and a picnic lunch.
What a fun and full day in the life of a child. God bless all our children.
Girls' Day - The students and staff at St. Joseph Early Learning Center celebrated Girls Day with fun activities and food.The students got to make their own Girls Day dolls out of paper, sample mochi a for snack and dress in kimonos.
The girls were treated to a day of privilege by being first in line to go on the playground, getting escorted to the snack table by the boys and being serenaded with the song "You are Special" at the start of morning prayer time. The boys now look forward to their Boys Day celebration coming up in a few months.
Happy Hinamatsuri...God bless.
Makawao Post Office - The students at St. Joseph Early Learning Center enjoyed a wonderful morning at the Makawao Post Office on their February 9th field trip.
They walked to the post office to mail out their hand-made Valentine Day cards to their families. They received a tour and a chance to sit inside a mail delivery truck. Pictured are Butterfly Class students Kaeo Varies and Slade Kamaunu presenting to post office staff Uncle Guy and Aunty Mel (Mother of student Victoria Cook) the school's thank you card.
The little cupids also got to a celebrate a Valentines Day Picnic with love ones on Friday, February 12th outdoors in the school court yard.
Thank you to all who made the Valentine events so special.
Makawao County Base-yard - As part of Catholic Schools Week the students of St. Joseph Early Learning Center took a field trip out into their community.
On Feb. 3rd they visited the Makawao County base-yard right across the road from the school and church. They presented the community workers with a thank you poster, songs of prayer and thanksgiving for all they do to keep their neighborhood.The students were then treated to snacks, a tour of the grounds, equipment and they got to take home a souvenir hard hat.
In addition to the weeks events they also served their parish by cleaning the church and trash pick-up in the parking lot, got to enjoy a morning with Parish Pastor Fr. Jaime Jose M.S. and enjoyed a "pajama" day at school.
Thank you to all who support Catholic Schools and education.
Back From Break - St. Joseph Early learning Center students gear up for a new year as the return from their Christmas break ready to learn.
Shown here in the photo are Ladybug room classmates Alexander Kalama,Wyatt Fuqua, and Antonio Lopez. they are working on a tricky domino bridge.
The students look forward to the Catholic Schools Week coming up Jan 29th -Feb. 5th and will be preparing for the Lenten season with St. Joseph's famous malasadas on Fat Tuesday Feb. 9th.
Have a blessed Lenten Season
Christmas Program - The St. Joseph Early Learning Center Christmas Program took place this year at the parish gymnasium on Dec. 17th and it was a hit with the audience.
The students did a wonderful job retelling the story of Christ's birth. The tale of the first Christmas was retold trough the exsprence of two stars that saw everything from up in heaven unfold.
The children were treated after the play to a pot-luck dinner and fellowship. The next day Santa payed a visit to the preschool and passed out presents to all. We would like to wish everyone a blessed New Year!
Malasada Crew - Fr. Jaime Jose M.S. blesses the Malasada Crew before they began to make over 150 dozen of the popular tasty treat.
Fr. Jose blessed all the workers and crafters at the annual Christmas Craft Fair fundraiser to benefit the St. Joseph Early Learning center.
The event was well attended, with food, entertainment by Anthony Sardine and Santa's visit which made for a great way to start the Holiday Season.
Thank you to all who made this event a success...God bless you all.
Halloween Parade - On Wednesday, October 30, 2015 the St. Joseph preschool held it's annual Halloween Parade through Makawao Town. It was a fun way to connect with the community and visit the shops and business. We also held our annual pumpkin carving contest.
The winner this year, pictured, was student Pslam Moriwake from the Ladybug class and her mother Jayna. She won 4 movie passes and a certificate along with barging rights. Her pumpkin was a carving of the class mascot a "Ladybug". The children also exchanged gooddies and participated in some spooktacular games to round off the day.
Our "precious pumpkins" are found at the Kula Country Farm for a pumpkin patch field trip.
They enjoyed a beautiful day of touring the grounds, a run through the corm maze and each student got to take home individual pumpkin as well as a large class pumpkin. It was the purfect end to the month of October and the harvest season.
The students are also gearing up for their up coming Christmas Craft Fair that will be taking place at the parish gym on Sat. Nov. 21st 2015.
It will be our first fundraiser for the year.
Dr. Mike Rockers - The students of St. Joseph E.L.C. enjoyed lunch with Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Mike Rockers on Sept. 9 2015.
His visit happened to be on his birthday and he received a birthday song blessing, a Komoda Bakery apple pie and birthday candle. Dr. Rockers met with Pastor Jaime Jose M.S. and Director Helen Souza as one of several tours throughout the island.
Give Aloha - The students of St. Joseph E.L.C. sit together for a photo to place on their "Give Aloha" banner.
The "Give Aloha" program is a state wide fundraising program for non-profit entities organized and in conjunction with Foodland stores.
The staff and students have been in school for little less than a month and are looking forward to a great year.
The Early Learning Center thanks you for all the suport and blessing from the St. Joseph Parish and community.