Annual Lū‘au Benefit at the beautiful Jacaranda Inn

August 30th, 2012 by Angeline Geldhof

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

The Hawai‘i Montessori Schools Kamuela PTO invites you to join us on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at the beautiful Jacaranda Inn, Waimea for our Annual Lū‘au Benefit.
The event will begin at 11:00 a.m. There will be lei making activities for the children, a Hula performance by the Hawai‘i Montessori Students, live entertainment, a fantastic Lū‘au feast which includes Kalua Pig, poi, chicken long rice, lomilomi salmon, potato-mac salad, sweet potatoes, tossed salad and Mamane Bakery bread, a no-host bar and a fabulous silent auction featuring items from around the state and the mainland.
Tickets will be available for purchase in Kamuela at Hawai‘i Montessori Schools – Kamuela Campus, and in Kona at Hawai’i Montessori Schools – Kona Campus. Cost is Adults: $40.00, Children 6 – 12 years: $20.00, Children 3 – 6 years: $10.00, Children under 3 are free with paid adult. To purchase tickets please call Angeline or Becky at 885-7683 or drop by the office at Hawaii Montessori School located at 64-1058 Mamalahoa Hwy, next to the Big Island Brewhaus.



Kona Campus Newsletter – Summer 2012

June 15th, 2012 by Hawaii Montessori Schools

You can download the latest Kona Campus Newsletter here:

Kona News Summer 2012 (400K PDF)



Kamuela Campus Newsletter – Summer 2012

June 15th, 2012 by Hawaii Montessori Schools

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Kamuela News Summer 2012 (400K PDF)




June 11th, 2012 by Angeline Geldhof

HMS Kamuela Campus will be hosting A Father’s Day Fundraising Car Wash Event this Saturday, June 16th from 8am – 2pm. ALL proceeds go towards our Teacher Continuing Education Programs! Hot dogs and sodas will be available while you wait for your car to be cleaned. Tickets are $12 for a complete wash, or $17 for a wash and interior vacuum! Car wash will be held at the Hawai’i Montessori Schools Kamuela Campus – 64-1058 Mamalahoa Hwy; Kamuela – next to the Big Island Brewhaus. Come on by to support a good cause and get your car cleaned!



Kona Campus Newsletter – May 2012

April 27th, 2012 by Hawaii Montessori Schools

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Kona News May 2012 (1.6 MB PDF)



Kamuela Campus Newsletter – May 2012

April 27th, 2012 by Hawaii Montessori Schools

You can download the latest Kamuela Campus Newsletter here:

Kamuela News May 2012 (1.7 MB PDF)



Kamuela Campus presents it’s 19th Annual Earth Day Rummage Sale

April 16th, 2012 by Angeline Geldhof

Hawai’i Montessori Schools – Kamuela Campus is proud to present our 19th Annual Earth Day Rummage Sale at our campus on Saturday, April 21, 2012, 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

HMS Kamuela Campus is located at 64-1058 Mamalahoa Hwy., in Waimea (next to the Big Island Brewhaus). Items for sale include children and adult clothing, housewares, toys, books, electronic equipment, small appliances, furniture, office supplies, etc. We will also be having a bake sale which includes Mamane Bakery’s Famous Cake Loaves and Portuguese Sweet Breads.

If you have gently used items that you need to pass on then please drop them off beginning Monday, April 16th.

For more information about this event or about our programs please call (808) 885-7683.



Kona Campus Open House on Wednesday, April 11th, 8:30 – 10:30 am

April 6th, 2012 by Angeline Geldhof

Hawaii Montessori Schools – Kona Campus will hold an Open House on Wednesday, April 11th, 8:30 – 10:30 am.

Families of current and prospective students between the ages of 15 months – 6 years old are invited to attend an Open House from 8:30 – 10:30 am., on Wednesday, April 11th at 74-978 Manawale’a Street, Kailua-Kona. Families will have an be able to visit classrooms, meet current families, learn about the school and its programs, including financial aid opportunities, and meet faculty members and administration

Hawaii Montessori Schools has been part of the West Hawaii community since 1980. The school provides quality education for children ages 15 months through 6 years of age using the principles and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. The classroom environments are well prepared and allow the children to develop at their own speed, according to each child’s own capacities in a non-competitive atmosphere. Learning takes place through the child’s own discovery and experience. Observers of Montessori students have described them as having developed self-discipline, self-knowledge, self-esteem and independence, as well as enthusiasm for learning, an organized approach to problem solving, and academic skills. Hawaii Montessori Schools has been recognized on the State and Federal levels as being an excellent provider of early childhood education.

For more information, contact Angeline Geldhof, Executive Director or Maya Wheaton, Campus Director at 329-0700 or e-mail [email protected] To learn more about Hawaii Montessori Schools’ programs please visit our website at



HAWAI‘I MONTESSORI SCHOOLS – KAMUELA CAMPUS ACCREDITED BY NAEYC Joins National Movement to Improve Early Childhood Education

April 3rd, 2012 by Angeline Geldhof

Kamuela, April 3, 2012 – Hawai‘i Montessori Schools – Kamuela Campus has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children – the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

“We are proud to be accredited by NAEYC and recognized for our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards,” said Angeline Geldhof, Executive Director of Hawai‘i Montessori Schools. “NAEYC Accreditation lets families in our community know that children in our programs are getting the best care and early learning experiences.”

Hawai‘i Montessori Schools has provided quality education for the children of West Hawai‘i since 1980. We have enriched environments and trained staff to help each child develop their natural gifts. Dedicated to creating collaborative classrooms and work communities that enhance every individual’s contributions, we provide an excellent start for our young children. Our programs serve children from ages 15 mos. to 6 years of age; Toddler Program (ages 15 – 36 mos.) and Primary Program (ages 3 – 6 years). We are also proud our partnership with the Department of Education to provide an Inclusion Program for children with Special Needs in our Kona Campus Primary Program. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the DOE in the next School Year. The wide range of ethnicities, faiths, abilities and socioeconomic backgrounds of our families gives our school its richness, and allows us to assist in conserving and building community resources for the future.

Our Mission at Hawai‘i Montessori Schools is educating children for life by providing a nurturing, prepared environment where children, parents and staff joyfully develop their esteem, discipline, independence, motivation and community responsibilities to their fullest potential.

NAEYC created its accreditation program in 1985 to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality early education programs. To earn NAEYC’s accreditation, a program conducts a self-study to determine how well it meets the standards. After necessary improvements are made, the program is observed by independent, professional assessors, and then reviewed by a national panel. Programs are accredited by NAEYC for a five-year period. “By earning accreditation, Hawai‘i Montessori Schools has become a leader in a national effort to raise the quality of early childhood education, and to help give all children a better start.”

On the Island of Hawaii there are 14 Early Childhood Programs that are accredited by the NAEYC: All Kamehameha Preschools – Islandwide, Hawai‘i Community College Children’s Center – Hilo, YMCA of Hilo, Hawai‘i Montessori Schools – Kona Campus and now Hawai‘i Montessori Schools – Kamuela Campus.

If you would like more information about any of the programs at Hawai‘i Montessori Schools please contact us at
Kamuela: (808)885-7683, email: [email protected]
Kona: (808) 329-0700, email: [email protected]



6th Annual Kona Brewers’ Festival Golf Open at the Big Island Country Club, March 9th

February 28th, 2012 by Angeline Geldhof

Kailua-Kona, Big Island of Hawaii — The sixth annual Kona Brewers Fest Golf Open tees off at Big Island Country Club Friday, March 9, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The charity golf tournament is the jump start for the 17th annual Kona Brewers Festival to be held the following day, Saturday, March 10.

Golfers of all levels are welcome to play at this four-person scramble. Handicaps will be averaged; no minimum drives. Mulligans will be available for purchase at check-in. Dozens of prizes will be awarded. Big Island Country Club is 30 minutes from Kailua-Kona, Waimea or Kohala Coast on scenic upper Highway 190.

Cost per golfer is $150, which includes green fees for 18 holes of scenic golf, golf cart, welcome bag, continental breakfast, box lunch and awards ceremony with pupus. Preregister by downloading a registration form from the festival website, For more information on the tournament, to learn about sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer, call Danielle Hadjes at (808) 854-4890 or email [email protected]

The Kona Brewers Fest Golf Open is organized by the Hawaii Montessori Schools parent organizations. Hawaii Montessori School is a beneficiary of the Kona Brewers Festival, and funds raised from the tournament benefit the school. The 17th annual Kona Brewers Festival, Presented by the Bill Healy Foundation and sponsored by Community Hero Sponsor: Sunetric, Alaska Airlines, Kina’ole Sponsors: First Hawaiian Bank and Keauhou Veterinary Hospital, is a community fundraising event that promotes the craft brewery revolution in Hawaii and encourages professional brewers and chefs to work together.