Pupu Hour Has Been Rescheduled for December 3rd; Coffee Talk will remain 11/26 at 8:30 am.

Voyager apologies for the late notice, but the Pupu Hour scheduled for November 26th at 5:00 pm has been rescheduled due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The new date and time is Wednesday, December 3rd at 5:00 pm.

The topic will remain the same:  Voyager’s Road Map for Success – Strategic Plan for the 2014-2015 School Year.

The Coffee Talk scheduled for November 26th at 8:30 am will continue on, as planned.

BOTH THE 11/26 COFFEE TALK AND THE 12/3 PUPU HOUR WILL HAVE THE SAME PRESENTATION.  If you plan on attending, you’ll only need to attend one session.

Student-Led Conferences – Friday, November 7th

Student-Led Conference Day is a Day of School.  If you have not scheduled your conference time with your child(ren)’s teacher, please do so right away.  Your student(s) will be counted present or absent.  Once the Student-Led Conference is complete, the students need to go home with the parents,unless you’ve arranged care through A+.  Voyager Staff will not be able to watch your child on this day.

What is my role during the SLC?
Encourage your student. Be specific in your praise, comments, and compliments. Listen to what your student is saying and ask follow up questions like What part of this assignment was challenging for you?  Why?  What did you learn from this assignment?  How can I help you with your goal? Respect your student’s ability to lead and share. Allow them to guide you through the Student-Led Conference. Be proud! Your student’s ability to take ownership of their progress and present their goals to you is impressive.

What is my child’s role during the SLC?
Your student will be leading the conference. They will be presenting you with a collection of their work, through a portfolio. As they show your specific assignments and assessments, they will be reflecting on their progress, and identifying strengths and weaknesses. Your student will share the goals that they have developed based on the reflection process.

What is the teacher’s role during the SLC?
The teacher will be circulating among the conferences, providing encouragement and affirmation to the students. While there may be several conferences going on simultaneously, the
teacher may join your conference briefly to help facilitate the process with your student, or to provide additional information about your student’s progress. In order to meet the needs of all students, the teachers will not be able to meet with parents privately during Student Led Conferences.

No School 11/3 – 11/4

Just  a quick reminder that we will not be having school on Monday, November 3rd for Teacher Grading Preparation, nor on Tuesday, November 4th for Election Day.

Our Voyager Front Office will be open from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm on Monday, November 3rd, but will be closed for Election Day on November 4th.

Book Fair – November 7th

We will be holding our Fall Book Fair on Friday, November 7th from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Please stop by the cafeteria either before or after your Student-Led Conference to pick up a few books.

All proceeds go to support purchasing more books for classroom use.

 

Picture Day October 31st

Just a reminder that this Friday, October 31st is Picture Day.  We will be taking Academy Pictures, 8th Grade Pictures, Club Pictures and Individual Student’s Make-up Pictures.  Please see the Picture Packet Information below:

Pictures Packet

Students are permitted to dress down for their picture day; however, we do ask that students do not dress in Halloween Costumes.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Mr. Vilardi

 

Annual Ice Palace Event- November 2nd

Ice Palace, Sunday, 11/2 @ 6:30 PM - Our annual Ice Palace event is being held on Sunday, 11/2! Pre-sale tickets are on sale for $5 – skaters and non-skaters must have a ticket. $8 tickets for sale at the door. Bring a potluck dish to share! Doors open at 6:00 PM. Glowsticks available for purchase!

PTSO General Meeting 10/24

PTSO General Meeting – Friday, 10/24 @ 5:00 PM - Our 2nd PTSO General Meeting is being held on Friday, 10/24. Magician and movie for kids, Habits of Mind presentation and discussion for parents. Doors open at 5:00 PM, meeting starts at 6:00 PM. Bring a potluck dish to share. Free parking available at Lutheran High School of Hawaii. Free street parking available beginning at 6:00 PM. Paid parking available at Diamond Parking on University Avenue and UH off of Dole Street.