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 www.hawaiimontessori.org

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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]

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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, www.KonaBrewersFestival.com. 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.

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You are invited to our Kamuela Campus Open House on Monday, February 6th, 5 – 7pm.

January 30th, 2012 by Angeline Geldhof

Hawaii Montessori Schools – Kamuela Campus will hold an Open House on Monday, February 6th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Families of current and prospective students between the ages of 15 months – 6 years old are invited to attend an Open House from 5:00 – 7:00 pm., on Monday, February 6th at 64-1058 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela. 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 Becky Watkins, Campus Director at 885-7683 or e-mail [email protected] To learn more about Hawaii Montessori Schools’ programs please visit our website at www.hawaiimontessori.org

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You are invited to our Kona Campus’ Open House on Saturday, January14th

January 7th, 2012 by Angeline Geldhof

Hawai’i Montessori Schools’ Kona Campus invites you to an Open House on Saturday, January 14th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

You will have an opportunity to visit the classrooms of our Toddler (ages 15-36 mos.) and Primary (ages 3-6 yrs) Programs, meet current families, learn about the school and its programs including financial aid opportunities, and meet faculty members and administrators.

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]

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12th Annual Keiki WinterFest and Silent Auction

November 30th, 2011 by Angeline Geldhof

Families can kick off the holiday season at our 12th Annual Keiki WinterFest at the Keauhou Shopping Center on Saturday, December 3rd, 10:00 am-1:30 pm. Pre-Sale Coupon Books are available at Hawai’i Montessori Schools Kona & Kamuela Campuses and Los Habaneros – Keauhou Shopping Center.

The event will begin with the Hawai’i Montessori Students’ Holiday Performance at 10:00 am. Children can chose to make an assortment of festive crafts at the craft tables, win prizes at a variety of everyone-wins game booths, play in a party bouncer, slide down a 20ft slide, make their way through an obstacle course, have their face and hair painted and can enjoy horseback rides. The whole family will enjoy browsing the sweets and savories at a sumptuous bake sale as well as the various vendors and businesses of the Keauhou Shopping Center. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be making a special appearance.

We are excited to give you a sneak peek at some of our Silent Auction Items:

  • Imiloa Astronomy Center: Four Tickets to Imiloa
  • Kapoho Kine Adventures: Zipline Through Paradise for Two
  • Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden: Family Membership
  • Huggo’s Restaurant: $25 Gift Certificates
  • The Club in Kona: One Month Membership
  • Sea Quest: Two Rafting / Snorkel Adventure Tickets
  • Ocean Sports Waikoloa: Glass Bottom Tour for 2 adults
  • Body Glove Cruises: Admission for 2 on any Body Glove Cruise
  • Captian Zodiac: Raft & Snorkel for 2
  • Dolphin Quest, Hilton Waikoloa: VIP Program for 2
  • Fair Wind Cruises: Afternoon Snack Cruise for 2
  • Atlantis Submarines: Submarine Excursion for 2
  • ATV Outfitters Hawaii: Ride for 2 on Historical Ocean ATV Tour
  • A Touch of Heaven Massage and Wellness Clinic: $75 Gift Certificate
  • Subway: $25 Gift Certificate
  • Barefoot Wine Collection: Red and White Duo
  • The “Integrity” Fishing Charter: Full Day Charter Private Luxury Fishing Vessel
  • Cynotech Corporation: Gift bag with Spirulina, BioAstin, CardioAstin & more
  • Hollywood Theatres: 8 Admission Tickets
  • Imagination Movers: Autographed CD and Photos
  • Jeanne Marie Imports: Various Exotic Items Tour
  • KBXtreme: Extreme Escape Afternoon Bowling
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants : Gift Certificates
  • Kentucy Fried Chicken Restaurants: Gift Certificates
  • Junior Music Academy: Gift Certificates or One Month of Free Music Classes
  • Patz Pies: $25 Gift Certificate
  • Rhea Foreman Jewelry: One piece of Hand Crafted Jewelry
  • Karen Branum’s Wall-Art: Wall Mural
  • Le Beau Coeau Estate Coffee: One-Pound Bags of Coffee
  • Los Habaneros Mexican Cuisine: $20 Gift Certificate, a T-shirt and Golf Towel
  • Keurig Coffee Machine Compnay: Keurig Quiet Brewer & 1 case K-cup Variety Blend
  • Maui Divers: $100 Gift Certificate
  • Kona Brewing CompanyTV Outfitters Hawaii: 1/2 BBL of any Kona Brew
  • Moo Bettah Frozen Fun: Gift Certificate
  • Mi’s Bistro: $20 Gift Certificates
  • Kiluea Lodge: Gift Certificate for a Brunch for 2
  • Kohala Kayak: SUP Lessons, Kayak & Snorkel Tours and Manta Snorkel Tour
  • KTA Super Stores: $25 Gift Certificate
  • Neptune Charlie’s Ocean Safaries: Gift Certificate for a Safari Tour
  • Leprechaun Farms Coffee: One-Pound Bags of Coffee
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Enjoy fantastic delicacies at HMS’ “Desserts” table at the Kona Coffee Marketplace – Fesitval of Artisits & Ethnic Foods

November 10th, 2011 by Angeline Geldhof

Hawai’i Montessori Schools will be hosting the “Desserts” booth at the Kona Coffee Marketplace–Festival of Artists and Ethnic Foods. Come and join us and other community groups as we offer a variety of ethnic foods and crafts at the Makaeo County Pavilion (Old Airport Events Pavilion) on Saturday, November 12th, 9:30a-3:30p

Attendees will also have a chance to enjoy Hawaiian soulful recording artist Paula Fuga for a 90-minute concert. Paula will be accompanied by Michael Love, guitarist.

A $3 Festival button is required for attendance and will be sold at Makaeo County Pavilion.

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Hallowe’en Fun at the West Hawai’i ‘Ohana Expo

October 28th, 2011 by Angeline Geldhof

An event not be missed, come and join us that the 2nd Annual West Hawai’i ‘Ohana Expo at the Hilton Waikoloa Village 10:00a – 4:00p this Saturday, October 29th. There will be a Hallowe’en Costume Contest, keiki games including a baby crawling contest, entertainment, crafts, exhibits and more.
If you have friends who have toddler or preschool-aged children, please be sure to tell them about it. This is a great event for the whole family, and we’d love the opportunity to introduce them to Hawaii Montessori Schools.

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You are invited to an Open House at Hawai’i Montessori Schools Kona Campus

October 5th, 2011 by Angeline Geldhof

Hawai’i Montessori Schools’ Kona Campus invites you to an Open House on Wednesday, October 12th, 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.

You will have an opportunity to visit the classrooms of our Toddler (ages 15-36 mos.) and Primary (ages 3-6 yrs) Programs, meet current families, learn about the school and its programs including financial aid opportunities, and meet faculty members and administrators.

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]

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Join Us This Sunday at the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll and enjoy the musical stylings of Paula Fuga

September 16th, 2011 by Angeline Geldhof

Join us this Sunday, September 18th at the Kokua Kailua Village Stroll. We’ll be giving away goody bags and balloons for the kids. This Sunday there will also be an additional concert by Paula Fuga from 5-6 pm. If you didn’t know, one Sunday each month from 1pm-6pm, Alii Drive becomes a festive pedestrian-only marketplace with music, artists, shopping, and restaurants. Thousands of residents and visitors are discovering Kokua Kailua is an ideal way to enjoy all Historic Kailua Village has to offer.

If you have friends who have school-age children, please be sure to tell them about it. It’s great fun for the whole family, and we’d love the opportunity to introduce them to Hawaii Montessori Schools.

See you there!

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