Letters of Aloha
Aloha is a powerful word in the Hawaiian language expanding far beyond a simple greeting. Although aloha is most commonly used to say hello or goodbye, it can be used as an expression of love, affection, compassion or kindness. Aloha is the perfect word to encompass the many emotions students and families alike are experiencing as new Sea Warriors say hello to new and exciting opportunities and goodbye to familiarities.
The first couple weeks can be especially difficult for first time students as they are adjusting to a new environment, being on their own for the first time, and making new friends. Offer your student aloha and encouragement during this transitional period. This letter can serve as a great way to say the things you would like to tell your son or daughter but find it too difficult among the chaos of unpacking boxes, attending orientation, or exploring Oahu!
Letters will be delivered to classrooms during the second week of school. In order to ensure all letters make it to the appropriate student, be sure to include your student’s full name and middle initial, hpu e-mail address, and cell phone number. Letters can be e-mailed or sent via US Mail to the address below. If attending New Student Orientation, you will have a chance to write your Letter of Aloha on Wednesday, August 28, 2013.
Aloha and happy writing!
1188 Fort Street Mall, Suite 105
Honolulu, HI 96813