Summer Update Final! - Mid-Pacific Institute

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Summer Update Final!

Posted on July 14, 2006

by Scott Yoshinaga on July 14, 2006

Dear Parents of MPI Summer School,

We celebrated the end of our summer program at our closing assembly this morning in the dining room. Every class shared highlights of their experiences — what an array of skills and information! Please go to, click on “elementary school,” and visit the summer school photo gallery, which contains lots of wonderful photos of our assembly described next.

Ms. Leigh’s and Ms. Valerie’s class, Summer n’ Sun, performed a singing rhyme about an alligator and six little monkeys. One Jump Start Kindergarten class, taught by Ms. Kelley, explained their favorite and not-so-favorite healthy snacks, which they learned to make, and created a recipe book. Ms. Vitarelli’s Kinders showed us the books they made about their favorite animals. The Math Workshop class, taught by Mr. Williamson, was delighted to tell us about tangrams, game strategies, measurement, geoboards, and websites for computer math games. Several students in Reading and Writing Workshop, guided by Ms. Hoddick, shared their poetry and essays. Ms. Cotterell’s class, Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, explained how they developed their business and what they learned. Proceeds from their Owl Snack Shop, over $500, will go to the American Heart Association and Girls and Boys Town. One group in the iMovie class, taught by Mr. Harders, showed their movie about a championship basketball game (the students did everything, from scriptwriting and acting to filming and editing). Students in Ocean Explorations, taught by Mr. Black, impressed us with their slide presentation of daily excursions to various hiking and swimming spots on the island, including the aquarium, Bishop Museum, and the Maritime Museum.

Thanks to our faculty and teaching assistants who worked diligently to provide fun and challenging learning experiences for their students.

We hope to see all of our students back next year for summer school. The preschool/elementary office will continue to remain open, 7:00am-3:30pm daily. The first day of school for new and returning MPI students is August 14.

Thank you, parents and families, for your support and encouragement of your children. The summer is still young! Enjoy!

For our children,

Edna L. Hussey