Posted on March 15, 2014
No doubt about it. You could see the glee in their shining faces. The students enjoyed a few hours of pre-Spring break fun and frolic at the annual Ho`olaule`a, celebrating the Mid-Pacific community. Under sunny skies, over 1500 students, all faculty and staff, families, and alumni enjoyed the food, games, and rides. Our preschool and elementary children were grouped with parent chaperones who helped students to manage their scrip and kept them safe. I couldnʻt resist the waffle hot dogs (reminiscent of KC Drive-In) and the garlic shrimp bowl. It took every bit of willpower to resist the mochi ice cream, cotton candy, and popcorn! Walking about the Ho`olaule`a grounds, I was content to see our students, families, and MPI faculty and staff relaxed and having so much fun. A perfect beginning for two weeks of recreation, rest, and family adventures.
But just a day earlier, several classrooms were visited by mischievous leprechauns . . . Several children devised traps or potions to capture the leprechauns, but to our childrenʻs dismay, not a single leprechaun to be found. Only remnants of their playful antics as you can see from these photos.
The school office will be open March 17-28 should anyone need to stop in. Our maintenance staff will cleaning, scrubbing, painting, and repairing areas of the campus. School resumes March 31. Over the two-week interim, I am looking forward to catching up on some work, while the faculty are re-setting their alarm clocks for a later wake-up time. Enjoy your children! Plan some explorations and adventures with them. I look forward to seeing all of our students on March 31. Until then . . . spring break here we come!
For our children,
Edna L. Hussey