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Lahaina Intermediate School PTSA seeks support for Dance-a-thon

By Staff | Oct 14, 2010

Lahaina Intermediate School PTSA board members hope to generate excitement and support for the upcoming PTSA Dance-a-thon at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Nov. 12. Holding a welcoming sign are (from left) PTSA Board Members Lisa Agdeppa, Debbie Arakaki and ShaRon Fredy.

LAHAINA — The Lahaina Intermediate School PTSA board will hold a general meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

The objectives of the meeting are to vote for the PTSA board members for the 2010-11 school year and rally volunteers for the PTSA Dance-a-thon.

The Dance-a-thon will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua on Nov. 12.

Funds raised from the dance will support students at LIS. In the past, money raised was used at Lahaina Intermediate to buy an air conditioning unit and cold water fountains, and provide financial aid to various programs, such as the Lahaina Complex After School Tutor Project.

If you would like to volunteer for the Dance-a-thon but cannot attend the meeting, call Lisa Agdeppa at 281-1547.

Donations for the event are accepted in cash or prizes. To make a donation, call Debbie Arakaki at 283-7214.

Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting, but only active members who have paid their membership dues will elect the new board.

PTSA voting members are encouraged to attend Wednesday’s meeting.

Lahaina Intermediate School PTSA board members to be voted in are: Debra Kruck-president, ShaRon Fredy-vice president, Deborah Marie

Mahuna-treasurer, Liz Bell-secretary, Annie Hayes-membership chair, Lisa Agdeppa-programs and three members at large: Debbie Arakaki, Aurora Matsuda and Lori Shultz.

In related news, students from Lahaina Intermediate’s eighth grade Honors Science class held a car wash to raise funds for their Nov. 12 trip to Oahu.

The 24 students and their teacher, Tony Griffith, will visit the Challenger Center at Barbers Point.

The Department of Education, with help from NASA, will provide a simulated mission to the moon. Students will be given the chance to navigate themselves to the moon, land and return to Earth.

“I am so excited to get a chance to imitate an astronaut’s journey,” said eighth-grader Sophia Fredy.

The students decided that a car wash fund-raiser was a good way to generate donations, but the club is still a bit shy from their goal.

Griffith believes that with the support of the community, they will make it to the program on Oahu.

If you are interested in donating funds to help these students “land on the moon,” Griffith can be reached at 661-3965 or Anthony_Griffith@notes.k12.hi.us.