Welcome to Kindergarten at Ho‘okele Elementary School! My name is Kristen Maehara and I will be your child's Kindergarten teacher for this 2017-2018 school year. I graduated from University of Hawaii at Manoa with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. This will be my ninth year teaching.. I have taught seven years in Kindergarten, and one year in First Grade. Kindergarten is going to be the foundation of your child's first school experience. It is a time of new beginnings - new friends, new school, and new responsibilities. This year will be educational, challenging, but most of all - fun! I believe that communication between the teacher and parents is extremely important. Please use this website for important reminders and announcements, homework, curriculum for each quarter, etc. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. You may call, email, write a note in your child's planner, or stop by our classroom before or after school. I know that with the cooperative efforts between the school, parents, students, and teacher, we will have an exciting, successful, and fulfilling year! Again, I welcome you to Kindergarten! I am very fortunate and beyond excited to be a part of this experience! I look forward to meeting and working with each and every one of you, as we begin the start of a wonderful school year!
Thank you for your support and cooperation, Ms. Maehara