LAHAINA - Aloha, everyone. Wooo-hooo! This is the final month of the 2011-12 school year! We are running toward the finish line full force.
It is always a great feeling to see how much we have accomplished during the year when we look back. Our Renaissance Program is consistent, and we thank our Lahaina businesses for your support of our students and their families by being partners with our program.
Thank you to Pat and Richard Endsley, who dedicate most of their waking hours to the LIS After-school Tutoring Program. Thank you to Maui Family and Youth Services for sponsoring the after-school WAVES Program. Thank you to Leilani's on the Beach and Kaanapali Beach Hotel for monthly certificates for our "Staff of the Month" winners. Thank you, Lahaina, for being there for us. We feel your support and love.
Congratulations to all the LIS students who participated in competitions this year. A special congratulations to Kathleen Yagyagan, our Maui District Spelling Bee champion. You all did a fine job in representing Lahaina Intermediate School. We are all very proud of you.
Parents, please don't forget to attend our last parent training for Achieve3000. This is the online reading program that helps build your child's reading comprehension skills. The training will be held in our school cafe on May 9 at 6 p.m. You can help your child with reading during the summer vacation. Practice is essential to raise those skill levels. The program is web-based and available 24/7. Please join us. Parents from other schools are also welcome. There will be light snacks served.
LIS is participating in the Maui Bulb Blitz. We still have more bulbs for anyone who is interested in saving energy. If you still have incandescent bulbs in your house and would like to swap them out for more energy-efficient CFLs, please come by LIS and see Lori Koyama. You may bring in as many incandescent bulbs as you want. There is no limit. The CFL bulbs that we have are equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb. If you have any questions, please call 662-3965.
Have fun during the summer as you spend more family time together. Be safe. Aloha to our graduating eighth-graders - onward to Lahainaluna. Best wishes in the future. IMUA!