Music Equipment Needed!

Aloha Voyager Ohana,

A project has been created at, an award-winning charity to help fund our music program.

We are asking for donations of any size to help purchase musical instruments to benefit the entire school. For the next four days, any donation you make to the project will be doubled (up to $100) by entering the code INSPIRE when making the payment. If you know anyone who is passionate about keiki, music or education, please pass this along. Your donation will help make music at Voyager a reality!
Here’s our school’s request:

You can click on “Project Requests” and then “more” to see the complete project.
To have your donation matched dollar for dollar, enter the promo code INSPIRE on the payment screen. This awesome match offer lasts through September 25.

Mahalo for your support!


Jeff Vilardi


Voyager Public Charter School

Coffee Talks Begin October 1st!

Coffee Talks with parents will be held every 4th Wednesday of the Month (unless otherwise noted below) in the Voyager Cafeteria.


I will be holding monthly Coffee Talks with Parents beginning in October.  These will be held on a Wednesday following Assembly in the Voyager Cafeteria.

There will be two parts to each meeting:

1) Information or Presentation from Voyager School; and

2) Question/Answer Open Forum for Parents.

Usually these last around 45 minutes and provide the parents a voice directly with the principal and PTSO (who will have representation at the meeting). If there are certain topics you wish to discuss, please let Mr. Vilardi know and we will add it to the next agenda.

Coffee Talk Dates:

October 1st, 2014

 October 29th, 2014

November 26th, 2014

December 17th, 2014

January 28th, 2015

February 25th, 2015

March 25th, 2015

April 22nd, 2015

May 27th, 2015

JPO has begun!!!

We are proud to announce that Voyager’s Junior Police Officers have officially begun!


Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Starts September 3rd

Fundraising Update
Kristi Dagdagan
Fundraising Chair 2012-2015


Mixed Bag Designs fall fundraiser

We just kicked off our fall fundraiser – Mixed Bag Designs – on Wednesday, September 3rd. By now you should have received a packet in your child’s backpack that includes an order form, catalog, prize list, and other useful information.

Mixed Bag Designs is a joint fundraiser supporting Big Island travelers from Makalapua grades 4/5 and your PTSO. We are asking students to try their very best to sell five (yep, just 5!) Mixed Bag Designs products. Is your supporter off-island? No problem! You can provide the website ( and our seller number (326535) and they can have their items delivered directly to their home or office! The highest selling class will get a pizza or ice cream party – their choice!

Questions? Click on the list of questions below!

And our sincerest thanks for your continued support!


Big Island Field Trip Parent Information Meeting 9/16/14 From 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Makalapua Academy will be holding its Parent Information Meeting for the Big Island Field Trip on Thursday, September 16th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in our school cafeteria.

If your child is a 4th or 5th Grader, please join us for important information regarding due dates, itinerary and costs for the trip.

We look forward to seeing you there!

A+ After School Care Now Accepting Applications

Kama’aina Kids has hired a new PM staff member and are now accepting applications for after school care.  If you were previously told that there were no spots available and didn’t complete the application and put your name on the waiting list, please contact Chablis at 808-285-8511.

UH Opens on Monday, August 25th!

What does this mean to Voyager?  Well, it means we should expect to see a bit more traffic and possible delays during drop-off and dismissal.

Please plan accordingly and thank you for your continued support.

Instruction begins at 8:00 am SHARP!


Kama’aina Kids and Early Release

Kama’aina Kids after school care will follow the Voyager Early Release Calendar, providing service each Early Release Day starting immediately after school until 6:00 pm.