Communications to Parents and Students

August, 1998

Dear Parents,

The screening committee for the G/T program for the visual arts has completed the selection process of all students nominated.

The selection of students was based on multiple criteria, such as the nominator's narrative, a review of the student's portfolio of art products, drawing demonstrations, teacher's inventory of student talent, and a parent inventory.

We are pleased to inform you that your child has been selected to participate in the program for the school year 1998-1999.

The program may include sessions at each Kaiser Complex elementary school.   Generally, sessions wil be held at least once a month and may require your cooperation in the arrangements for transportation.  Several field trips are planned and may occur on Saturdays.

Please sign the accompanying form and have your child return it tohis/her homeroom teacher if you wish to have your child participate in this program.

If you should have any questions, please call me at 397-5800.

Sincerely yours,

Dorothy Pertz, principal

August 27, 1998

Dear Parents and Students,

Aloha and welcome to the Kaiser Complex Gifted and Talented Program for the Visual Arts.  We are looking forward to an exciting year of many new and challenging experiences.

Through the "Art of Seeing" program, the students will make observations while developing an awareness and appreciation of art in their real world, learn to critique art using a critical eye, acquire skills and tools for art expression in different mediums, learn about the art-related careers, and communicate their thoughts and feelinga about art in reflective journals.

Planned activities include going on field trips to observe art in the community and working with artists to learn new skills and techniques.  Some of the activities will be held during the school day, while others will be held after school or on weekends, so that there is minimum disruption of instructional time.  Parents will be asked in some instances to provide assistance with transportation and chaperoning for out-of-school activities.

Our first activity will be a complex-wide student orientation at Hahaione Elementary School on Friday, September 4, 1998, from 10:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Students from Kamiloki and Koko Head will be receiving field trip information.

So that your child can keep the materials during his art experience in an organized manner, we are asking each child who participates in the program to bring a 1" 3-hole binder and a 9"x12" sketch pad.  You may get these on your own, or, if you prefer, we will have them available for purchase for $4.00.  If ordering these from school, please send the cash or checks made out to Kamiloiki Elementary School with the approval form.

Mahalo for your support!


Kaiser Complex GT Resource Teachers

September 1998

Dear Parents of Visual Arts GT students,

What an exciting year we have ahead of us!  Friday's orientation meeting at Hahaione was extremely successful and I'm sure your child informed you of all the activities they were involved in.

Our next big event will be the field trip on September 29th to the Convention Center & McCoy Pavillion with a possibility of Liberty House and/or Neiman Marcus added if we can possibly arrange it.  On this trip we plan to emphasize "Art in Public Places" as well as "Art in Commercial Businesses".

If you wish to meet Mrs. Kiyama, the Kamiloiki coordinator of this enrichment program, her room C-213a will be open during our open house on Wednesday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Sincerely yours,

Dorothy Pertz, principal