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PARENT INVOLVEMENT

Queen Kaahumanu School's ELL Program has a parent involvement component, "Beyond Open House". It is the program's belief that the school and the home must work together to support the child if the goal of positive student achievement is to be realized. The program provides parents a variety of opportunities to participate in informational meetings, hands on workshops, and other activities to gain knowledge and skills as they strive toward this goal.

First Semester
Dates To Be Announced

ELL Parent Orientation Meeting - To provide information about the ELL Program and the different learning experiences and activities planned. To introduce the ELL Program to teachers and staff members.
ELL Faculty/Staff Meeting - To discuss ELL Program guidelines and requirements with the school faculty/staff. To review the SIOP Model (which was introduced on 2/11/04)
ELL Parent Workshop - To provide suggestions on how to help children at home. To learn how to make a Halloween windsock and how to integrate basic language skills into the activity.
ELL SWAP Meet - To raise funds to support ELL Program activities and projects.
Bilingual Storytelling Hour - To learn about different cultures by listening to stories in English and the native languages.
ELL Parent Workshop - To show how to make some simple books using basic supplies with children at home.
ELL Winter Program - To showcase the communication skills of listening, speaking, and reading through performances of songs of the season.
ELL Parent Meeting - To discuss the upcoming school event coordinated by the ELL Program - CULTURE DAY.

Second Semester
Dates To Be Announced

ELL Coffee Hour - To provide an opportunity for the school's staff to meet the new ELL staff members and to learn more about the ELL Program.
ELL Culture Day Opening Ceremony - Lion Dance
ELL Culture Day - To provide the entire school the opportunity to experience another culture.
ELL Faculty/Staff Meeting - To provide awareness of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model to school faculty/staff. (Book: Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learneers: The SIOP Model). Funding support was provided by Project METALS of the University of Hawaii (educational materials)
ELL Parent Meeting - To give information on the state-mandated tests that will be administered to all grade 3 and grade 5 students.
ELL Community Day - To provide the entire school the opportunity to meet members in the community and learn about their functions.

ELL Parent Year-End Meeting - LEARNING PAST THE BELL - To provide parents with suggestions on how to help their children at home and provide them with the appropriate materials (when available) needed to accomplish the task. To provide suggestions on how to help their children during the summer months.

ELL Speaking/Writing Festival - To showcase the communication skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through impromptu speeches and writing by students.
McKinley Complex Schools ELL Programs Parent Fair - Hosted by Queen Kaahumanu School. Funding support was provided by the McKinley Community School for Adults (buses) and Project METALS of the University of Hawaii (educational supplies/materials)
ELL Parent/Guardian Appreciation Hour - To show appreciation of all the help and support provided by parents /guardians this school year.