Daily Schedule

Thursday, November 14, 2019

7:50 AM – 9:15 AM A Block
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM A Study Hall
9:55 AM – 11:15 AM B Block
11:15 AM – 12:05 PM Lunch
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM C Block
1:40 PM - 3:00 PM D Block

Big/Li'l Suster Event @ Lunch | Great Lawn
Admissions Open House | 4:30 PM | Fountain Courtyard

New Announcements

Students - National Honor Society's Annual Spelling Bee!

Hey La Bee-etra! It's time to bust out those dictionaries and bee-sauruses (bee thesaurus), because it's time for the annual National Honor Society's (Socie-bee, if you will) Annual Spelling Bee! Come support your buzzing school community on Bee-cember (That's Bee December if you didn't catch it) 6th, from 3:00 to 5:30! Plus, pick up a few sweet bee-ats (bee treats!) from the bake sale!

Your class officers might have reached out to your class for volunteers, but if you want to take the opportuni-bee, sign up here

Students - Utensils: Lunch by Moms/Dads

First of all... Let's all thank the PFA for using biodegradable utensils at this week's Lunch by Moms/Dads! While we applaud this effort to help save our environment, we still want to encourage you to bring your own reusable utensils if you are getting Lunch by Moms/Dads this Friday! 

-This message is brought to you by the Nature Appreciation Club.  

Students - Big & Little Sisters

Can you believe we're halfway through Term 2 already? It's time for another Big & Little Sisters event. Please come to the Great Lawn with your lunches today. We have a fun activity planned for you!

Students - 8th grade Fall Bake Sale!

Want some baked goods? Come down to the courtyard at lunch on November 20 and 21! We have cookies, cupcakes, pie, Rice Krispie treats, and other baked goods. Have a fall-tastic day!

Students/Parents - Grandparents Day | Nov 26

On Tuesday, November 26 from 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM at the Gymnasium, we will be honoring our grandparents during the Co-Curricular assembly on campus. It promises to be a wonderful event for grandparents or other special mentors to experience La Pietra through our talent show while spending quality time with their student. All grandparents/mentors who attend will enjoy lunch courtesy of the school.

Please click here to register by November 19.

Should you have questions or require special assistance, please contact Tzana Saldania at 808-922-2744 ext. 107 or email tsaldania@lapietra.edu

Students/Parents/Faculty - Unauthorized person on campus Wednesday 11/13/19 (Resolved)

Wednesday at approximately 2:15 pm, an unauthorized individual was loitering on campus near the gym. It was immediately addressed by Mr. Kinsler and other staff members who approached the individual and escorted him off-campus. Mr. Kinsler's students joined Ms. Murray's students in her room until he was able to return to class.

We did not issue a campus-wide lockdown. HPD was contacted in order to give a description of the individual and provide further awareness of the situation. At our request, they stayed on campus through afternoon pickup so if you saw police cars on campus Wednesday afternoon, this is why. We appreciate all involved faculty and staff for their quick actions and communication.

As a reminder, if any unknown individual is seen on campus, our faculty and staff have been directed to challenge them by asking whether they have checked in at the front office and/or asking their business on campus. If this happens to you, please do not be offended; everyone is simply doing their job. Please contact Dr. Watson (jwatson@lapietra.edu) if you have any questions. 

Upper School - Independent Project Academic Advisor Meeting

Please meet with your Independent Project academic advisor Thursday, November 21, during A Block Study Hall at 9:15 am. Please contact apan@lapietra.edu if you have any questions.


Announcing Auditions for the Grandparent's Day Talent Showcase Nov-11 to Nov-20

It's so great to have an opportunity to thank our grandparents for all that they do for us. One way is by performing for them, and we have just the platform - The Grandparent's Day Showcase on November 26th!

Auditions will be held in the Music Room on 11/12 and 11/13 at lunch with additional times available, if necessary. We welcome soloists, groups, singers, dancers, instrumentalists, magicians, jokesters, hipsters - don't be shy! Let's produce an entertaining show for our wonderful Grandparents!

Sign up sheet is on the door of the Music Room. Please contact Mrs. Lynn with any questions and thank you, in advance, for contributing your time and talent to make this a memorable moment for our families.


The World Series of Innovation (WSI) Contest Nov-04 to Nov-15

The World Series of Innovation (WSI) is an "ideation" competition that invites young people ages 13 to 24 to think big and win cash prizes by submitting their ideas for tackling some of the most important challenges facing the world today. Submissions are due on December 16. For more information on how to compete, visit their website.


TWELFTH NIGHT Audition Dates/Times! Oct-18 to Nov-26

In response to all who have inquired about the audition dates/times for the LP Spring Production of Shakespeare's sparkling comedy, TWELFTH NIGHT, here you go:

Round 1 auditions will be Mon, Dec. 2 and Tues, Dec. 3, starting at 3:15pm in the Gary Room.

Callbacks, should we need them, will be Thursday, Dec. 5, starting at 3:15pm in the Gary Room.

I hope to be able to cast and post the list of actors/roles by Friday, Dec. 6. We will have one full company read-through before the Winter Break.

I'll have a list of scenes and speeches posted on the bulletin board outside the Drama Room for the roles shortly. It would be good to be familiar with them when you come in to audition. You don't need to memorize them, just know what's being said so you can bring the character to life at the audition. 

With aloha, Ms. Murray

Click the following link to download or display the document.
TWELFTH NIGHT audition material in PDF 10.17.19.pdf

Admissions Open House Night Nov-11 to Nov-14

Fall Admissions Open House - Thursday, November 14 at 4:30p

Held for prospective students and families, this Open House event allows guests to enjoy student-led campus tours and receive insight into our academics, extracurricular programs, and the benefits of our unique all-girls environment. Guests meet students, parents, teachers, and administrators to gain additional information on the admission application process. 

Please help us spread the word about La Pietra by encouraging your friends, family, and co-workers with daughters to join us! 

Prospective families may register for this event here

Please contact Megan Meyer, Director of Admission for more information | mmeyer@lapietra.edu


Audition Material for TWELFTH NIGHT - Auditions Dec 2, 3 and 5 Oct-21 to Nov-26

Auditions for the Spring Production TWELFTH NIGHT -  After School Monday, Dec. 2 and Tuesday, Dec. 3rd | Callbacks (if necessary) Thursday, Dec 5.

Auditions will consist of reading from the play. Passages for specific characters attached. In some cases, smaller roles will be cast from these readings. It is recommended that those auditioning be familiar with the material. Please feel free to download and print for yourselves! Copies are available on the table outside the Drama Room.  Happy to answer any text or character questions before the audition, come find me in the Gary Room!

For more information please contact Mrs. Murray 

No Parking in front of Trash Bins Nov-13 to Nov-20

Our trash is picked up twice a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings and signs are posted on the bins.  Please park in the marked visitor parking stalls while on campus.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

NHS Tutors Nov-12 to Nov-15

For the week of 11/12-11/15, NHS tutors Arisa Ching and Kaya Heimowitz will be available to tutor if their assistance is needed. Please email them with the attached emails if you would like their help.


Kaya: kheimowitz@lapietra.edu

Arisa: aching@lapietra.edu


Diamond Head Road Closure Nov-12 to Dec-06

Traffic Advisory:  Diamond Head Road pavement repairs from Tues, 11/12/19 to Fri, 12/6/19.  The work is scheduled from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm on the stretch between 3603 Diamond Head Road, east of Diamond Head Lookout, to 22nd Avenue.  Please plan accordingly.


December Lunch Orders Oct-30 to Nov-19

To order lunch for December, submit the form below along with payment to the main office no later than Tuesday, November 19th at 3:00 pm. Late forms will not be accepted.

Click the following link to download or display the document.
ORDER FORM Dec 2019.pdf

Panther PFA Post - Open House Volunteers Nov-12 to Nov-14

Volunteers are still needed to assist with hospitality for the Admission Open House on Thursday, November 14. Sign up here to volunteer.

Also, just a reminder for those who volunteered to boil pasta for this week's Lunch by Moms and Dads, please pick up the pasta Wednesday, by 3:30, in the kitchen. 

Mahalo to all of our volunteers!! 

Poem Of The Week

Poem of the Week Nov-06 to Nov-29

Hey LP students!

Seniors Mia, Kaya, and Sarah are running Poem of the Week again this year! If you are a poet and you know it please submit an original poem that could be featured in the daily bulletin for a week. This includes work you've written for a class or during your own time.

If you are interested please contact:


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