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21st Century Community Learning Centers
Mālama andLōkahi Newsletter Back to School Issue!
Aloha from the Mālama Koʻolaupoko, Mālama Honua and Lōkahi 21st Century Learning Center Teams!
Its back to school again AND a new school year to enjoy, learn and have fun in the “after school” time!
We had the best and most well attended summer ever and are looking forward to the best school year ever going forward.
We continue to be committed to provide all children and youth with the best opportunities in the afterschool time to get additional academic support while also exploring enrichment activities that engage families, community partners and teachers!
A BIG Mahalo to the afterschool staff that have been working hard to provide all of our students with a safe and nurturing environment to expand learning experiences throughout the community. We are already seeing record enrollment which in turn are creating new ideas to keep students inspired in their daily learning journey.
Let’s all pull together for the sake of our children in making this school year a memorable and rewarding experience. They deserve no less! ‘A’ohe hana nui ke alu ia, No task is too great when all pull together. Imua hou!
-Herb Lee, Jr. President, Pacific American Foundation
Mālama 21st Century Community Learning Center at Blanche Pope Elementary School is excited to announce that our Co-Lead Teachers
Maura Lindsey and Tiana Wong
received the Ahonui Aloha Award at the 2022 ‘Aha Lōkahi Hawai‘i CommUNITY Conference!
The award recognizes their outstanding work as after school program leaders. Ahonui means patience, to be expressed with perseverance.
Congratulations to Maura and Tiana from the entire Mālama 21st ‘Ohana!"
The Power of Pilina – A great success!
In partnership with Compassionate Koʻolaupoko, our 21 st century hui helped to organize our first family and community engagement event at Waikalua Loko I’a in Kāneʻohe on Saturday, September 10 th.
Over 150 signed up for the event which brought together keiki, parents, teachers and community partners to help kokua the fishpond which included, native limu outplanting in Kāneʻohe Bay, removing invasive mangrove, building new picnic tables to accommodate more students at the pond, poi pounding, kanikapila music.
We even had three wonderful massage therapist to help soothe the body and spirit!
Next event at Waikalua Loko I’a, Saturday, November 19th .
Lego teaches various soft skills that will shape the way that they work and interact with others including, creative thinking, teamwork, communication, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills!
STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. These four fields share an emphasis on innovation, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
Crafting improves children with coordination and fine motor skills.
It helps them express themselves and makes them more creative and productive. It inspires them to think critically, and it helps them to socialize.
Story time for children provides the opportunity to introduce them to new words, thereby enriching their own vocabularies.
Children also need to listen, sit still, focus, and pay attention to details to follow the story.
Hawaiian studies will focus on learning more about Hawaiian culture and practices.
Teaching children about nutrition and helping them make healthy food and beverage choices promotes important life skills early on. Nutrition education is a great way to help children stay healthy as they grow up.
Art encourages creativity and imaginative thinking, two skills that are increasingly linked with long-term professional success. Art forces children to engage in out of the box thinking and can help them hone their creative problem-solving skills.
Tracy Doane Lead Teacher Amanda Murillo Kindergarten LEGOS Luika Wright 1st grade-STEM Michelle Tavares/Darlene Witherspoon 1st grade-Crafts Shanti Silva 2nd grade-Story Time Naomi Silva 3rd grade-Hawaiiana Emma Alejandro 4th grade-Health and Nutrition Nadia Richard/Darlene Witherspoon 5/6th Art
We hope to encourage and equip you to help your child succeed -- not just at school, but for life. We will try to answer your questions and share resources with you so you can decide what's best for you, your child and family.
Hawaiian Phrase of the Month
‘O ka makua ke ko‘o o ka hale The parent is the support that holds the household together.
Health Tip of the Month September is healthy aging month!
It’s never too early or too late to start taking care of your mind and body - here are some research-based tips to help manage health and maintain a high quality of life for as long as possible.
Locally-grown food travels the shortest distance from harvest to your kitchen, which is good for your health and the environment!
Not all electricity use is the same! Residential electricity consumption peaks between the hours of 5pm-9pm which causes a demand spike on the grid that requires a high burn of fossil fuels. Please take extra care to conserve electricity during this window!
Recipe of the Month! Three ingredient GF Peanut Butter cookies!
These three-ingredient, gluten-free peanut butter cookies are fun for the family to make together, while also simple, tasty, and free of preservatives! The sugar can be reduced, or replaced with honey or applesauce.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Mix peanut butter, sugar, and egg together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Roll mixture into small balls and arrange on a baking sheet; flatten each with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a plate.
YOUR COVID RESOURCES
and Cool Things to Do!
Nationwide Events that celebrate and support afterschool programs.
The Hawai’i Afterschool Alliance will be one of more than 8,000 sites across the nation sending the message that afterschool is key to children’s success and that we must keep the lights on and doors open after school.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 Sign Waving 2:45 pm | Program Starts 3:15 pm
Join Us at the State Capitol Rotunda 415 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96813 RSVP now!
This University of Hawai’i program helps residents learn new skills for jobs in health care, tech and more. Participants learn the needed skills and earn industry credentials. The program is free for most eligible residents. More at: https://uhcc.hawaii.edu/reimagine/
A day to recognize the potential and special gifts of our keiki (children) and ‘ōpio (youth). It is a time for them to shine and share their bountiful energy with their community.
Over 43 million Americans are eligible to receive some form of debt relief from student loans.