Alvah Scott Elementary

Highlights from Chorus and Student Council

Na Poki`i O Na Ali`i Singers
A BIG mahalo to each and every one of the Na Poki`i O Na Ali`i Singers for doing a superb job spreading joy and happiness from Alvah Scott School all around Oahu during the holidays.  The Aiea community saw us at Pearlridge Center and in the Community Christmas Parade.  We travelled to Kaneohe on the Windward side to sing and dance for patients in the Ann Pearl Care Home, and also did another public performance at the Windward Mall.  Our finale was held at the Ward Warehouse in Honolulu, where we also enjoyed dinner together at the Old Spaghetti Factory.  Everywhere we went, the crowds loved the spectacular performances with sweet voices and hula dancers, beach bum boogiers, and square dancers.  The hours and hours of practice really made you all look and sound great!

Many thanks to parents, grandparents, and guardians for helping the singers attend rehearsals, learn their songs and dances, and for supporting us at our shows.  I would also like to thank the teachers at Scott School for volunteering their time and energy with helping our children perform their best and keeping them safe.

I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to work with all of you -students, family members, and teachers!  Although our chorus session has come to an end, I hope we can continue our merry music making in the Fall!

Student Council
The Student Council would like to thank the Scott Ohana for being so generous and donating to our Canned Foods Drive in November.  Pulling together, we raised 216 pounds of food for the Hawaii Foodbank.  Way to go, friends!  Our gift is important as it will help to feed Hawaii’s hungry families who have little in their refrigerator.  Mahalo!

In December, we wanted to bring smiles and happiness to other children, especially those who weren’t able to enjoy the holidays the way we could.  Since we weren’t able to visit kids in the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Honolulu (due to their health restrictions), we decided to create some audio book DVD’s for them.  In a combined effort with our savvy Video Club and advisor Ms. Minello and Ms. Watanabe, everything came alive!  The Student Council purchased three books for this project:  Fancy Nancy and the Splendiferous Christmas, Click, Clack, HO HO HO, and Snowmen at Christmas.  The video club recorded voice, picture, and even added sound effects!  WOW!  The project was such a success that we purchased the same books for our own library and will have the DVD available for borrowing by our students as well.  Be sure to check it out, anytime of the year!

Our January activity will be a recreational one called “Spirit Week,” an all-time favorite of many students.  Plans for school spirit week are in the works and will be announced in a separate flyer very soon!

As we look forward in 2016, we will once again work on a “STOP If You Love Me Traffic Safety Campaign” in February, and a Pennies for Patients Drive for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in March.  Elections for next year’s Officers are the focus in April and we’ll see what’s in store in May.

We invite students to contact us with comments or suggestions through communication in homerooms or teachers.  Parents can contact Mrs. Higashihara by calling the school at any time.  Thank you for being a Scott School supporter!