PAPAKŌLEA’S POSITIVE PARENT ‘OHANA – Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
DOOR PRIZES, INCENTIVES, REFRESHMENTS, AND FUN
It’s time to change the game and get the tools you need to help your keiki be successful as they go through life’s challenges. Todays challenges range homework, bullying, peers, to safety when using the internet and social media. Sometimes we all need a helping hand and may not know where to get it. If you are a parent struggling with the everyday responsibilities of parenting from bedtime to dating. Come to the Papakōlea Positive Parent ‘Ohana Sessions held at the Papakōlea Community Center by Alex Michel. Alex Michel has been oﬀering the Change the Game Parenting Sessions at Lincoln School and Stevenson. Now, we are bringing him to community so that our families can speak frankly and share in a comfortable setting. For more information call 520-8997.
Week 1— 09/28/16
HELPING YOUR CHILD SUCCEED IN SCHOOL
Week 2 – 10/12/16
CHANGES: PRODUCTIVE WAYS OF DISCIPLINING CHILDREN
Week 3 -10/26/16
HOW TO COMMUNICATE IN A HEALTHY WAY WITH CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS TODAY
Week 4 – 11/09/16
ENOUGH! BREAKING BROKEN FAMILY PATTERNS WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE IN OUR CHILDREN
Week 5 – 11/23/16
POSITIVE ATTRACTION: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILDREN MOVE TOWARD POSITIVE INFLUENCES
Week 6 – 12/07/16
FREE AND CLEAN: HOW TO HELP KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Alex Michel, Educator, Crisis coordinator , Alex Michel is a nationally recognized educator who has over 20 years of teaching experience at the middle and high school level, as well as working in crisis support for families and their children. He was a crisis coordinator for the Los Angeles Uniﬁed School District for seven years where he helped many families work with their children to greater success academically and emotionally. He also worked with Kamehameha School’s Kapalama Campus from 2011-2015 to redesign the approach of the Student Support Center to holistically care for students in ways that increased their life skills in addition to their academic performance. For the past four years he has led his “Changing the Game” parenting class for both Lincoln Elementary and Stevenson Intermediate where parents have been supported and equipped to help their children gain greater success academically and socially. Many in our Papakōlea community know him as “Kahu” as he is the pastor of New Hope Town that has been meeting at Stevenson the last ﬁve years. He has worked in community to provide support to the Kula and PCDC, as well as sponsoring and supportingmany of the ‘ohana activities that take place at our park. He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 22 years, and their four children have all attended the schools of our community.
Kula no na Po’e Hawaii After School Program will return to the Papakolea Community Center on September 12, 2016. Program hours will be from 2:30p—6:00 p.m. Monday—Thursday. Homework assistance will be available and tutoring for students struggling with Reading and Math. Leading this program is Asst. Program Coordinator, Leif Mokuahi, joining the program team are staff from the PCDC’s Summer Program, and ‘Iolani Ulii, Kamualii Titcomb. Registration required. For more information call 520-8997.
The community of Papakolea joined together to enter the 100th Anniversary Kamehameha Day Parade. Under the visionary leadership of Faith Kalemau, Cappy Solatorio, Lilia Kapunia, Kalehau Kamauu, Lionel Wright, and Peter Terry, the commmunity created an amazing float to represent this Hawaiian Homestead sharing the cultural practices of hula, lei making, ku’i kalo, and net throwing. The float musicians’ were Papakolea’s own Sam Kaina,and Mahiehie with Daniel Nihipali, Gabriel Kapili Littlejohn and two of Uncle George Holokai’s haumana were featured dancers. Papakolea’s kupuna, makua, and kekei were on the float and walking proudly along side the Papakolea Community Association banner. The legacy of float making for Papakolea lives on. A big MAHALO goes out to all who participated with labors of love, flower, greenery and food donations. IMUA Papakolea.
Papakolea Board and Stone Returns August 2016
Funded by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Atherton Foundation
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About UsKula no na Po'e Hawai'i exists to provide education and health activities to the residents of Papakōlea, Kewalo and Kalawahine Hawaiian Homesteads.