Pearlridge Rotarians hand deliver free dictionaries to Waiau Elementary


Mission accomplished! The Rotary Club of Pearlridge delivered their last batch of free dictionaries for the 2010-2011 school year to third grade students at Waiau Elementary School in Pearl City on Friday, April 1.

The Rotary Club of Pearlridge sponsored dictionaries during their annual Dictionary Project for five (5) schools in the Pearl City and Aiea school districts. Third grade classes from the following schools received donated dictionaries: Lehua, Momilani, Palisades, Waiau and Webling. A total of three hundred thirty (330) dictionaries were presented to five (5) elementary schools.

Ninety (90) dictionaries were distributed to the students and teachers from four third grade classrooms at Waiau Elementary on Friday that also included a class that represented the third grade Hawaiian Immersion program.

Kumu Lahela Igarta and her students welcomed Rotary Club of Pearlridge President, Theo Stiller and a group of Rotarian volunteers with gifts and a heart felt greeting of Aloha that was spoken in Hawaiian.

Waiau Elementary School Principal, Troy Takazono and his third grade teaching staff  assisted the Pearlridge Rotarian volunteers during the 30 minute presentation.

Mahalo to Pearlridge Rotarian volunteers, Dick Mosko, Rick Lau, Gordon Arakaki, Roy Matsuo, Barry Villamil and President, Theo Stiller.

We're all looking forward to next year's Dictionary Project presentations!

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Waiau Elementary School third grade Hawaiian Immersion students greeting Pearlridge Rotarians in Hawaiian on Friday.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Dick Mosko presenting a dictionary to Waiau Elementary School third grade student.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Rotary Club of Pearlridge President, Theo Stiller going over word finding exercises with the students.

                                                             Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Group photo from Friday's dictionary presentation at Waiau Elementary School.