Spring 2010 - Department | News from the ‘Ohana
Parent Volunteers: Priceless
Jo-Lynne Natori, left, and Dr. Stacey Takanishi '84 not only volunteered to head the recent first grade Pilgrim Day Celebration, they also dressed the part.
The benefits of parent involvement are many. Besides giving you an inside view of your child’s school, it also demonstrates to your children that school is an important commitment of your family and, at least in my family, it also says, “If I’m putting in my valuable time then you’d better be putting in your time as well.” And although you may not see the results now, institutions of higher education are seeing the effects of the habits you are passing down.
Kyle Sakumoto and Phyllis Muraoka are serving as 12th grade ‘Ohana representatives.
To the hundreds of parents out there giving back to our school and to the community beyond, know that you truly are appreciated and, in the eyes of the ‘Iolani ‘Ohana, “priceless.”
Barbara L. Watanabe
‘Iolani ‘Ohana President 2010-2011