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Events, Activities, and Volunteer Opportunities
A'ohe Hana Nui Ka Alu'ia
No Task Is Too Big When Done Together...
Please join the ‘Ohana Assocation (‘Ohana)! Together, we can further grow the HPA bond, create great memories, and enhance the HPA experience for all. There are various ways to get involved - from chairing an event, securing a venue for activities, gifting supplies, sharing your talents/skills, or offering a few hours of help. Several volunteer opportunities exist throughout the year. If interested, please send all emails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Lisa Salazar
K-5 Room Parents serve as a liaison between the `Ohana Association and class parents. A Room Parent should have a positive and supportive view of the class, teachers, and HPA community and programs. There are two Room Parents per class (although we welcome as many supporting parents as possible who can lend their time).
- 'Ohana General Meetings
- Waimea Twilight Parade: "Truckers Light Up the Town"
- Ka Makani Korner (Parade Hospitality Tent)
Contact: Karen Goore
The General Meetings for 2018-2019 will be held at the Isaacs Art Center. Open to all HPA parents/guardians. Learn about the upcoming events, listen to the breakout session presenters, enjoy the incredible artwork, and mingle with other HPA administrators and parents. For agendas, click here.
- September 13th, 2018
- January 10th, 2019
- April 18th, 2019
For those unable to attend, live streaming will be available on the HPA Parent Resource Hub (request to join if you are not already part of this group). Questions or comments can be directed. to email@example.com.
Chair: TBASaturday, December 1 from 5:30-6:45pm
HPA joins other community organizations for the 58th Annual Waimea Christmas Twilight Parade. Help adorn the HPA Float (hauled by J&G Trucking), school bus, and golf cart with lights and decorations. This festive Waimea tradition, draws our island community together, reminds us to be grateful for our blessings, and care for those less fortunate during this season of aloha.
Parade Participants: Wear red and plan for rain. Please find us at 3pm, Church Row.
Volunteers: Support is also needed for prep work on Friday and dismantling of float on Sunday. Learn more here to help and join the fun! Upper School students may earn community service hours or work off demerits by signing up on the Participate like above.
Saturday, December 1
‘Ohana hosts a hospitality tent at the Waimea Civic Center Park, across the street from Church row (the starting point of the Waimea Lights Parade). We share our aloha with the community by serving warm drinks and candy canes. HPA also collects donations for the Big Island Giving Tree. Show your HPA spirit and wear any red HPA apparel. Cheer on our HPA float and parade participants as they pass by!
Ka Makani Korner still needs help in set-up, serving, and clean-up crews for about an hour. Baked goods also requested. Click here to volunteer!
Thursday-Friday, November 16-17 (Upper School) from 8:00am - 3:00pm
On behalf of all families, ‘Ohana coordinates this event twice a year to honor our HPA teachers. In the fall, Upper Campus teachers receive spot massages and enjoy homemade goodies while the Village Campus teachers receive Starbucks gift certificates. In the spring, the rejuvenating treats that express our gratitude are provided in reverse.
- Donation Requests/Opportunities: Grab-and-Go homemade finger foods like mini sandwiches, sushi, crudités, and baked goods.
Thursday, April 12 (Village Campus)
On behalf of all families, ‘Ohana coordinates this event twice a year to honor our HPA teachers. Now the Village Campus teachers receive spot massages and enjoy homemade goodies while the Upper Campus teachers receive a Starbucks gift certificates. In the fall, the rejuvenating treats that express our gratitude were provided in reverse. Click here
- Food Requests: Grab-and-Go homemade finger foods like mini sandwiches, sushi, crudités, and baked goods. Click here to sign up!
Saturday, April 21 at Isaacs Art Center
‘Ohana provides support to the Advancement Office for
HPA's FUNdraising gala. Alu Mai 2018: An Evening in Celebration of the Arts benefits HPA's student financial aid program and the K-12 art department!
Enjoy music by incredible local artists and Hawai'i Regional Cuisine prepared by island chefs from across the Kohala coast! Seating is limited so register here today!
Shop online? Then please consider ordering through AmazonSmiles. Simply register your current or new account on AmazonSmile and designate "Hawaii Preparatory Academy "as your charitable organization. Then, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price from your eligible purchases to HPA at no extra cost to you!
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that orders made through AmazonSmile equate to donations to HPA from the AmazonSmile Foundation. These funds are used to supplement 'Ohana sponsored events and supported HPA activities.
Dine at the featured restaurant and HPA earns 20% of sales. Just make sure to mention HPA! Throughout the year, the 'Ohana will send out notifications about the featured participating restaurant so keep an eye out.
- Wednesday, November 15 (3:30 -9:00 p.m.) - Underground Pizza at 64-974 Hawaii Belt Road, Waimea.
- Tuesday, January 30 (8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)- Village Burger and the Noodle Club, Parker Ranch Shopping Center, 67-1175 Hawaii Belt Road, Waimea.
- Wednesday, May 2 (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.) - Umekes Waimea at 64-1055 Mamalahoa Highway, Waimea.
- Wednesday, May 16 (11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.) - PAU Restaurant at 65-1227 Opelo Road, Waimea.
Cut out and collect Box Tops for Education labels from the packaging of eligible products. Click here to view a list of participating products.Deliver cut out labels to the collection bins located in the HPA Village Campus Cafeteria and Upper School Ko Kākou Student Union. Labels can also be dropped off or mailed to:
Hawai’i Preparatory Academy
Attention: ‘Ohana Association
65-1692 Kohala Mountain Road
Kamuela, HI 9674
Events and activities to build relationships, promote HPA pride, and create lasting memories.
Upper School Chairs: MJ Allison and Tori Schneider
- Ka Makani Spirit Week
Friday, September 22 White-Out Day! Spread the HPA school spirit and wear WHITE. Cheer on our Girls’ Volleyball Team at the home game, 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23 Red-Out Day! Wear RED and cheer on HPA Athletics: Cross Country team at 10:00 a.m. Football home game at 2:00 p.m.
- Holiday Lighting Celebration
Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 5:30-7:00pm. The HPA Ko Kākou Student Union is transformed into a winter wonderland. Upper school students are invited to enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, and music. All students are welcome to the pizza dinner served in the dining hall.
Chair: Katherine Groves (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- HPA Booster Club Fuel Station: Quick, healthy snacks for JV and Varsity sports before practice.
HPA’s pilot program needs volunteers to set-up, monitor, and break down station from 2:45-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday. Click here to Volunteer!
Friday, May 25, 5pm
‘Ohana provides financial support for a night of celebration, bringing HPA senior graduates together in a safe, chaperoned environment. Senior parents organize the silent auction fundraiser, monetary support, and the event.
- 4 Chairpersons who plan and coordinate Grad Night activities
- Volunteers: Physical coordination the day of Grad Night
- Contribution Requests: Silent Auction items/services, monetary support.
- Trunk or Treat at Village Campus
- Village Campus Holiday Lighting Celebration
- Village Campus Art Show and Capstone Showcase
November 29, 2017 - Wednesday 3:30pm to 7:30pm
‘Ohana and families transform the Village Campus into a winter wonderland and celebrate the holidays with a lighting ceremony complete with a hot cocoa station, entertainment, crafts and more!
Visit the Sign Up Genius pages below for more information. Send questions or comments to email@example.com
- Welcome Activities
- E Komo Mai - Upper School Campus
- Upper School Registration Breakfast for NEW Students
- Middle School Orientation Breakfast
- Lower School “1st Day of School” Breakfast
- E Komo Mai - Village Campus
In the Hawaiian language, the term e komo mai literally means “come in” or “welcome.” It is a phrase used to welcome a guest into your space. The E Komo Mai activities and events "welcome" you to our island home, HPA, the ‘Ohana Association.
- New Boarder (Upper School) Survival Lei
- New Faculty Welcome Gifts
- All Faculty Welcome To/Back Cards
Day TBD, August at (Time TBA)
‘Ohana sets up a table at HPA's welcome reception in the Taylor Commons and Kennedy Square to greet our new high school families and students. ‘Ohana Board members educate families about the ‘Ohana Association. 'Ohana Board member, Joan Stewart, will be available to address questions for new boarding families.
Monday, August 13 (8:00-9:30 a.m.)
‘Ohana hosts a welcome breakfast of pastries, fruit trays, coffee and tea for NEW parents/students on the first day of school. We share our aloha and greet our new HPA families/students during the Upper School registration.
Monday, August 13 (8:00-11:00 a.m.)
At Village Campus, ‘Ohana hosts the orientation breakfast for ALL Middle School (6-8) families in the Middle School Breezeway by the Library. We share our aloha and serve delicious pastries, fruit trays, coffee and tea as families preview their scheduled classes and meet their teachers.
Wednesday, August 18 (7:45-9:00 a.m.)
‘Ohana hosts the breakfast reception at Village Campus Lower School Parking lot for ALL Lower School (K-5) families. We share our aloha and serve delicious pastries, fruit trays, coffee and tea.
Friday, August 24 from 2:00-4:30 p.m.
‘Ohana sets up a table at HPA's welcome reception at the Village Campus to greet our new high school families and students. ‘Ohana Board members educate families about the ‘Ohana Association.