Palisades Elementary, Lehua Elementary receive free dictionaries from Pearlridge Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Pearlridge (RCOP) began their annual distribution of free dictionaries to Aiea and Pearl City third grade students as a part of Rotary International Dictionary 5000 Project.  Pearl City Elementary School was the first of twelve schools to receive their brand new dictionaries from the RCOP on Wednesday, September 7. Palisades Elementary and Lehua Elementary followed with RCOP volunteers presenting both schools with their free dictionaries on Friday, September 9.

Presentations will be made to third graders from the remaining schools within the next two weeks beginning tomorrow at Waiau Elementary School.

2016-2017 Rotary Club of Pearlridge Dictionary 5000 Project Presentation Schedule:

Pearl City Elementary    Wednesday, September 7    8:00am

Lehua Elementary   Friday, September 9    10:00am

Palisades Elementary    Friday, September 9    8:00am

Waiau Elementary    Tuesday, September 13    8:00am

Pearl City Highlands Elementary    Wednesday, September 14    12:45pm

Momilani Elementary     Wednesday, September 14    12:30pm

Gus Webling Elementary    Friday, September 16    8:30am

Pearl Ridge Elementary    Friday, September 16    1:15pm

Our Savior Lutheran     Monday, September 19    8:00am

Alvah Scott Elementary     Monday, September 19    10:00am

St. Elizabeth School     Tuesday, September 20    9:30am

Manana Elementary     Tuesday, September 20    12:30pm



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

RCOP Board Member Gordon Arakaki presents a dictionary to a deserving Palisades

Elementary third grader inside the school cafeteria on Friday, September 9, 2016.

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RCOP Board Member Cheryl Cudiamat received a very warm welcome on Friday.

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Palisades Elementary School third grade students are pictured holding their brand new dictionaries

along with (front row, far left), Vice Principal Jan Kanaeholo, (front row, far right) Principal Gavin Tsue,

(top row, L-R) Pearlridge Rotarians, Gordon Arakaki, Cheryl Cudiamat, and Ralph Portmore.



Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

Photo by Barry Villamil | [email protected]

RCOP Board Member Dick Mosko leads the dicitionary presentation

on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Lehua Elementary School.

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RCOP Board Member Angel Ramos (left) helps pass out the dictionaries to the students.

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Lehua Elementary School Principal Aaron Tominaga, helps

a student find a word and definition in his new dictionary.