Summer Update: Week Three - Mid-Pacific Institute

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Summer Update: Week Three

Posted on July 7, 2006

by Scott Yoshinaga on July 7, 2006

Dear Parents of MPI Summer School,

It’s amazing how much work the children have been producing and engaging in despite two holidays this week in observance of July 4. The last week will focus entirely on completing reading, math, writing, moviemaking, and business tasks.


We will have an assembly on July 14 at 8:30am in the Dining Room for the students to share what they’ve been learning during their four weeks at MPI Summer School. Every class, from preschool through the upper elementary grades, will be presenting the highlights of their learning.

On Wednesday and Thursday, July 12-13, the Money-Doesn’t-Grow-on-Trees class will be having their business sale in the morning. These entering first, second, and third graders have been working collaboratively on their items and learning the basic components of starting a business. They will be selling strawberry lemonade, s’mores, caramel apples, decorated magnets, and bookmarks with beads at reasonable prices to the entire school (including anyone from the middle school and high school). The children decided on these items after a long discussion and a voting process. Items for sale start at 50 cents. Proceeds from the class sale will go to two charities — The Boys and Girls Town and The American Heart Association. Please support their efforts and encourage your child to purchase something next Wednesday and Thursday.

Thanks for reading the contents of this weekly packet. You should keep all contents and return the white envelope to the classroom. You will be receiving one last packet next Friday, July 14. At that time, you may keep the white packet.

I’m happy to announce that the MPI Preschool & Elementary May Day Program held on May 5 in the gym will be aired on `Olelo TV on the following dates:

  • July 14, 12:00noon, Channel 49

  • July 19, 11:00am, Channel 52

  • July 26, 9:00am, Channel 52

  • July 28, 7:30pm, Channel 49

Please check your TV schedules as programming could change.

The weather has been breezy and mostly sunny — great weather for summer learning. Thanks for being so supportive of your child’s learning.

For our children,


Edna L. Hussey
Principal