Assets School K-8 Principal Blog


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Welcome

Aloha and thank you for visiting my blog!  I have created this space to share some of the incredible learning that occurs here at Assets School, along with how we support the academic, social, and emotional lives of our students.

Most of my posts will be specific to the Assets School community but I hope to also occasionally share thoughts and observations related to the broader field of education.

I invite you to join me here and to share your thoughts, questions, and recommendations.

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Summer School 2016 Enrichment

Welcome to week two of 2016 Summer School at Assets! We had a great first week. I saw our students engaged in fantastic learning experiences and making new friends quickly. I especially enjoyed watching new students discover the wonder of Assets for the first time. Viewing the school through their fresh eyes is a real joy.  One of the distinctive features of the school is our Enrichment Program. Your child may have come home talking about it, so I want to share with you a brief overview of what it is and why we do it. Continue reading

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Super Bloom

Death Valley, USA.  That’s what I kept thinking about this past Wednesday evening while at our annual Family Night that features our Art Show, drama performances, book fair, and middle school Project-Based Learning Expo.  Before you think that odd, hear me out because there is something incredible happening there right now, and I think it provides us fabulous insight into who our students are and what they need. Continue reading


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How Teachers Spend Their “Day Off”

I imagine that many of you wonder why we didn’t have school on Friday. What exactly do we do during these days marked as “Professional Development” on the school calendar?  And what on earth could be so important that we make parents find child care on a weekday? I’m glad you asked because this Friday’s activities are worth sharing. Continue reading

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Chinese New Year and Teacher Appreciation Week

In recognition of Chinese New Year on Monday, we had a couple of celebrations and learning experiences on campus today. We were pleased to welcome the Asian Lion Dance Team to campus for a performance at our assembly. It was extra special because the Asian Lion Dance Team has an Assets connection, as middle-schooler Kaleea and Ms. Chang are both members. Continue reading

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