New Spring Break Program
By Lyn Bonk
Good news for students and parents: a Spring Intersession Program for students in grades three through 12. The program will focus on providing Reading, Math, S.T.E.M., Hawaiian language and culture, and enrichment activities that include the arts, sports, college and career readiness, and a field trip. The spring intercession program runs from March 20-24 from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The program is open to two age groups. One is Kaunakakai Elementary School third through sixth graders, with parents providing transportation or using the MEO bus. Joanie Tanabe is the site coordinator. The other is Molokai Middle and High school students in grades seven to 12. MEO Youth Transportation will be provided from town to MHS and back. A bus pass required from MEO. Iolani Kuoha is the site coordinator. The program is free and lunch is provided.
The program requires parent participation in a Parent Workshop on “Positive Communication and Growth Mindset” followed by a Family Night celebrating student learning on Thursday, March 24 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Enrollment information will be sent home through your child’s school next week. Deadline for registration is March 3.
This opportunity is a collaborative effort, funded by Children’s Defense Fund; Molokai CORAL, 21st CCLC Molokai LIVE, and Molokai Middle School UPLINK. A summer program for six weeks is also being planned tentatively from June 12 to July 21. Watch for further announcements.