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Relay for Life

Monday, April 19th, 2010

This year, Hawaii Montessori Schools will be helping save lives from cancer by taking part in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life at the Old Airport in Kailua-Kona on Saturday, June 26 and Sunday, June 27, 2010.  We are hoping you will support us.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives people in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At the Relay For Life, teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event.  Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events up to 24 hours in length.

In addition to helping people celebrate, remember, and fight back, Relay For Life also helps raise much-needed funds and awareness to help the American Cancer Society save lives from cancer.

Please support Hawai’i Montessori Schools in our efforts by clicking on the following link to to make a secure, tax-deductible online donation.

Donate to The Relay For Life

Every donation really does make a difference. I know that times are tighter than normal for many of us, but any amount you can give truly
can help save lives.

You see, thanks to your support, the American Cancer Society can:

  • Help people stay well by helping them take steps to prevent cancer or detect it early, when it’s most treatable
  • Help people get well by being in their corner around the clock to guide them through every step of their cancer experience.
  • Find cures by funding groundbreaking research that helps us understand cancer’s causes, determine how best to prevent it, and discover new ways to cure it
  • Fight back by working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight

Each of us has our own reasons for caring about the fight against cancer; whatever your reasons, we hope you’ll choose to make a difference by making a donation online to support our efforts. Together we can save lives.

Thank you and we will keep you updated on our progress. To learn more about Relay For Life, please visit


May Day Luau Celebration

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

E Ho’oheno O Na Kamali’i — For the love of the children

A Benefit Luau for the Hawai’i Montessori School at Kamuela
Saturday, May 1, 2010 •  5:00 – 8:00 pm

The first Lei Day was held on May 1, 1928 and everyone was encouraged to wear Lei.  Festivities were held in downtown Honolulu with Hula, Music, Lei Making Demonstrations, Exhibits and Lei Making contests.

In 1929 Lei Day was made an official holiday in the territory and continues on today.

The Hawai’i Montessori School at Kamuela PTO would like to continue this tradition and bring the festivities in our own big back yard with hula, lei making demonstrations, a traditional luau of fine foods, exhibits and a Hawaiiana silent auction.  This is one of the Hawai’i Montessori School at Kamuela’s BIG fund raisers for our children to continue their experience here on campus.

The event will take place here at HMS Kamuela campus with Hula by the Keiki (children) and other members of our community, an underground imu (oven), an auction of Hawaiiana Collectibles, Hawaiian Music, Lei Making demonstrations and a whole lot more.  This wonderful event will be on Saturday, May 1, 2010 during the twilight hours in Kamuela (5:00 – 8:00 pm)

Tickets will be available for purchase in Kamuela at Hawai’i Montessori School at Kamuela, Mama’s House Thrift Store and Solimene’s and in Kona at Hawai’i Montessori School at Kona.  Tickets will also be available at the Earth Day – Rummage Sale Celebration at the HMS Kamuela Campus on  Saturday, April 10th.

If you are interested in learning more about this event or about our programs please call (808)885-7683, email: [email protected] or visit our website at

Thank you!


17th Annual Earth Day Community Education and Family Fun Day

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Earth Day – Rummage Sale • Saturday, April 10, 2010 • 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Hawai’i Montessori School at Kamuela is proud to present our 17th Annual Earth Day Community Education and Family Fun Day at our campus on Saturday, April 10, 2010, 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

We have several fun events happening throughout the day.  We begin with our Rummage Sale at 7:00 am – 12:00 noon. At 10:30 am, the Primary Students (ages 3 – 6) will put on a Children’s Performance directed by Miss Hiromi.  The school will be open for tours and to provide information about Hawai’i Montessori Schools programs. Admission is Free.

If you are interested in finding out more about this event or about our programs please call (808) 885-7683 or visit our website at


Spring Regional Teachers Conference

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Spring Regional Teachers Conference
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hosted by Hawai’i Montessori, Inc.
Angeline Geldhof, Executive Director
Kona Campus
74-978 Manawale’a Street, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: 808-329-0700 • Fax: 808-334-0327
Email: [email protected]

PDF Brochure and Registration Form

Early Reading and Montessori Education
Presented by Lillian Kroenke

We know that modern brain research has validated the accuracy of many of Dr. Montessori’s observations of the young child from birth to six. Now we are learning that research has identified additional capabilities. How does this fit with Montessori practice. Montessorians are committed to following the child and providing programs that support the child’s potential development. I will present and review a current program, Your Baby Can Read!® , created by an educator and scientist, which seems to fit the bill.

Infant Toddler Cognition and Brain Development
Presented by Bill Kroenke

Current brain research on young infants relies on advanced testing protocols to study their response to external stimuli. I will review the latest brain research with emphasis on the ability of infants to have a sense of numbers and to answer the question as to whether there is a sensitive period for numbers analogous to the sensitive periods for language and music development. I will relate Montessori education to the latest concepts resulting from what is currently known about infant’s cognitive abilities. Finally, I will show once again that Dr. Montessori was well ahead of her time and briefly touch on the implication of the current brain research to future Montessori programs.

The Registration Fee of $15.00 includes lunch.

09:30 AM-10:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Early Reading, Part 1, Lillian Kroenke
11:00 AM-11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM-12:00 AM Early Reading, Part 2, Lillian Kroenke
12:00 PM-01:00 PM Lunch
01:00 PM-02:30 PM Infant Cognition, Bill Kroenke

Elanbe Publishing Services will display some of their materials.

About the Presenters:

Lillian Kroenke
Lillian Kroenke completed her Montessori certification in 1963-64. She has a B.A. from Kent State University with a major in Chemistry and an M.A. from Case Western Reserve University in Early Childhood Education.

Lillian was the Head Teacher at the Hudson Montessori School in Hudson, Ohio, the 41st Montessori school in the US. She was the Director of the AMS School Consultation Service for five years and lectured for several teacher education programs and at many teacher conferences. She later worked with the Montessori Development Foundation to develop the materials needed for a basic language curriculum for 3 to 6 programs and which are still sold by Nienhuis.

Lillian built a school in Kent, Ohio, with programs for children 3 to 9 and started a business to provide classroom materials. Today she is the publisher of Infants and Toddlers journal and owner of Elanbe Publishing Services which provides vocabulary building and language materials for children from 2 ½ to 7.

Bill Kroenke
Bill Kroenke has a B.S. and PhD from Case Institute of Technology. He has had a distinguished career as a research chemist and material scientist who has authored or coauthored 53 U.S. Patents. However, he has set aside the chemical element for the human element as Associate Editor for Infants and Toddlers Journal. Bill’s current research interest is the academic and social development of infants and toddlers.

Directions from the Kona Airport:
Turn right onto the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy/HI-19. Drive about 3.6 miles to the traffic light at Hina Lani Street. Turn left onto Hina Lani and go all the way up until you come to Mamalahoa Hwy/Hawaii Belt Rd/ HI-190. Turn left at the lights. This road will eventually turn into Palani Rd. Go about 1.5 miles until you come to Uluaoa St. turn right onto Uluaoa and go to the end of the street until you come to Kealaka’a Street. Turn right onto Kealaka’a. Manawale’a Street is the first left once you are one Kealaka’a Street. Go down about a block and a half. HMS is on the left hand side. Parking will need to be on the Kealaka’a Street and you can walk to the school. There are 15 minute loading zones in front of the school.

Arrangements can be made to meet you at the airport and return you to the airport after closing.


4th Annual Kona Brewers Festival Golf Open at the Big Island Country Club – March 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

On behalf of the Hawai’i Montessori Schools and the Kona Brewers Festival we would like to extend an invitation to you to become part of the 4th Annual Kona Brewers Festival Golf Open.  The Golf Open will be held at the Big Island Country Club on Friday, March 12, 2010.

The cost is $150 per individual and $600 for a 4-Person Team.


  • 4-person team scramble using the Peoria Scoring System
  • No Minimum drives
  • $10.00 mulligans and water insurance will be available at time of check-in

To download a registration form go to

The Kona Brewers Festival, an annual event that takes place on the west side of Hawai’i Island, demonstrates how businesses, media, local government, institutions and grassroots groups can effectively collaborate to make a significant positive impact in their community. This  unique fundraiser has become a multiple-day celebration that includes three dinners, a top 5 national Home Brew competition, a 5K/10K run, a golf tournament, and culminates in a signature beer tasting and entertainment event featuring 25 Big Island chefs and 35 microbreweries from around the U.S. In 2009, the Festival donated a record $48,000 – for a 14-year total of $361,000 – to nonprofit educational and environmental organizations of Hawai’i Island.

For more information about the Golf Open or becoming a Tee Sponsor please contact Dianna Lally at (808) 756-0788 or via email at [email protected]

With the generous support of community members like you, we will be able to continue to promote environmental conservation in Hawaii and the education of Hawaii’s children.

The 4th Annual Kona Brewers Festival Golf Open is presented by The Bill Healy Foundation, and Hawai’i Montessori Schools, both 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Your donation may be tax deductible.