Scholarship Opportunity, 4/15 Deadline

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Please see the attached information regarding scholarship opportunities for engineering and construction students. These are significant awards ($5,000 each) that often go unused due to lack of applicants. Please share widely to those you think would benefit.

Mahalo

Joseph W. Lapilio III

Cell Phone: (808) 265-3975

Going Green Community Clean-Up Day 3/16 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Hawaii News Now: Sen. Shimabukuro on Early Childhood Education Bill 3/14/13; Update 3/25/13

Hundreds attended the Family & Child Interactive Learning rally on 3/14/13.

Hundreds attended the Family & Child Interactive Learning rally on 3/14/13. Click to enlarge.

(Note: The following excerpts are from Jade Storms’ “Hundreds gather at State Capitol to support early childhood learning,” Hawaii News Now, 14 March 2013. Photos by Sen. Shimabukuro’s staff.)

(Update 3/25/13: Click here for more photos on Sen. Shimabukuro’s Facebook page. You may need to log in to your Facebook account to access the page. To follow Maile on Facebook, click here.)

More than 1,200 children and their families, as well as early education organizations celebrated a day of advancement at the State Capitol rotunda and lawn early Thursday morning to support the bills for early childhood education.

Organizations such as ALU LIKE Inc., Good Beginnings Alliance, INPEACE (Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture), Kamehameha Preschools, Keiki O Ka ‘aina Family Learning Centers and Partners in Development Foundation were all there to demonstrate the importance of early learning experiences that included Family Child Interaction Learning (FACIL).

Maile was presented with a gift by the students and parents of Ka Pa'alana preschool.

Maile was presented with a gift by the students and parents of Ka Pa’alana preschool. Click to enlarge.

Sen. Maile Shimabukuro explained that while some parents are urging lawmakers to invest in the future of Hawaii’s children, the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) is against the bill.

“For HSTA, their reasons are that the Department of Education is really struggling as we all know,” Shimabukuro said. “Some children in my district don’t have textbooks, and at Waianae High School they don’t even have doors in their bathroom stalls. The HSTA is really concerned that precious resources and money will fund private preschools, which is like a voucher program.”

Sen. Shimabukuro hopes the bill will be further molded so that it will also support the Department of Education by having an income limit for households, since as of right now, the bill is open to anyone who wants to send their child to preschool.

Sanoe Marfil from Waianae believes that the people who are against the bill are simply not talking to the right people, and therefore it’s difficult for them to understand why early childhood education is important to parents.

Back row: Ka Pa'alana staff Dolly Naeole, Lehua Lemalu, and Jessie Kamakura. Front row: Ka Pa'alana parent Noah Miller.

Back row: Ka Pa’alana staff Dolly Naeole, Lehua Lemalu, and Jessie Kamakura. Front row: Ka Pa’alana parent Noah Miller.

The house education committee recently passed out all three early learning measures and were approved with amendments, including the family child interaction learning programs in legislation.

Alex Santiago (left), Partners in Development's Legislative Liaison, chatted with Senator Mike Gabbard after the rally.

Alex Santiago (left), consultant to Partners in Development, chatted with Senator Mike Gabbard after the rally.

Good Beginnings Alliance will hold another rally and fundraiser on Saturday, March 23. The fundraiser will be held at Wet n’ Wild Hawaii in Kapolei and will feature the Oscar-nominated film, Paranorman. For more information and tickets, visit www.BeMyVoiceHawaii.org

INPEACE digital storytellers Solomon Alfapada, Nick Smith, and Chad Brown documented the FACIL rally.

INPEACE digital storytellers Solomon Alfapada, Nick Smith, and Chad Brown documented the FACIL rally.

Click here to read the full report at Hawaii News Now.

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La Wahi Hanai – Plant Focus: Beets 3/16, 8-10:30AM

Aloha Kākou,

Come join us for our upcoming Lā Wahi Hānai,

Date: March 16, 2013

Time: 8:00-10:30am

Where: Nānākuli Elementary

Plant focus is Beets!

Please see attached flyer for more details about what to bring. Please share the flyer and invite friends and ‘ohana!

Come when you can; leave when you have to.

Sanoe Marfil, Program Associate

Office: 808.620.9041 Cell: 808.306.8161

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2nd Reminder Wai`anae STEPS meeting 4/1/13

Aloha Mai Kakou!
 
Just another friendly reminder that our next meeting for the Wai`anae STEPS team has been scheduled for April 1, 2013 @ Wai`anae Pizza Hut 12:30pm. If you have any questions or would like to add anything to the agenda please call Kerry Shiroma, Leeward District 619 @ 675-0384 for more information
 
We will be discussing sensory needs, how to identify a child with sensory needs, and how to refer a child with sensory needs.
 
 
Kaleimomi Cezar, MSW
Social Worker / Care Coordinator
Parent Child Development Center Wai`anae
P.O. Box 2873 Wai`anae, HI 96792
696-7657 / 696-7924 fax