The mission of St. Clement’s School is to provide children with preschool and kindergarten experiences of high quality that will help them in their successful transition from toddler to student. The goal is to help children develop a solid foundation on which they can build – emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically and spiritually. The school is firmly rooted in the Christian faith, as interpreted by the Episcopal Church, and welcomes and respects children of all religious, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
Na `Ohana presents, Imagination: a world of endless possibilities, our second annual silent auction fundraiser. Join us for a live and silent auction, live music and great food and company on Saturday, February 1, 2014 5-9 p.m. at Waialae Country Club! Individual tickets or tables are currently on sale. Hope to see you there!
April 11, 2014
Dear St. Clement’s Parents,
Only seven more weeks until the end of the school year! As I talk with prospective parents for the coming year, it’s apparent the continuum is in motion. One journey is about to begin as others end, only to begin anew, accompanied as always by change. Transitions change the order of things, disrupt expectations, and feel unfamiliar. Not just for the children, but for us parents. Change is natural, and we learn with each change in our journey. Admittedly, it’s also a little scary.
However, change is also transformative. To illustrate, listen to a conversation this morning with a 4-year-old.
The four year old, without prompting, excitedly explained the process of the caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly as she showed me the live display in her classroom.
“Why is the butterfly still hanging and not flying,” she asked.
“Why do you think?” I asked.
“Maybe the wings are wet…not strong,” she replied.
“Hmmm.” I nodded.
Immediately, the child moved to a caterpillar book nearby, enthusiastically talking me through the story. On one page the caterpillar eats cake, candy, pie, and other miscellaneous sweets. “That’s not healthy,” she said, “This is better, eating leaves,” she said, pointing to the next picture and comparing it to the leaves in the live display.
Perhaps this exchange, a meaningful conversation, seems inconsequential. However, eight months ago, this child would have barely articulated an audible “hello,” and stood silent. Today she talked of ideas. She had transformed from a chrysalis, still and immobile, to a butterfly, strengthening her wings.
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