Be the change you want to see in this world

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, February 29, 2016

Japan Arts and Crafts Fair - March 12



Tuesday, February 23, 2016

FestPac Literary Arts Publications Poetry Reading Memorable!

The Poetry Reading Begins:  Pictured L-R:  Leiana Naholowaa, Emcee and Poet; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Publications Co-Chair and Poet.

Stars of the FestPac Literary Arts Publications Authors Night pose at Papa's on February 24, 2016.

RIP Dr. Dungca


(May 31, 1940 – February 15, 2016) Lovingly known as "Benit/Dr. Dungca" ~ Of Sinajana was called home by our Heavenly Father at the age of 75… Last Respects will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna from 9:00am-1:00pm. Funeral Mass will be at 1:30pm. Interment will follow at Guam Veterans Cemetery in Piti.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Language Arts Conference a Success!

Enjoy the following snapshots taken during the Annual Regional Language Arts Conference held Feb. 19 and 20 at the Pacific Star Hotel.

Participants at Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera's poetry presentation

PD894 LAC students pose with Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, instructor of record.

Guam IRA participation.  Pictured L-R:  Rose Cruz Castro, IRA Novelties Chair; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, IRA President-Elect and LAC Co-Chair; and Grace Griffin, IRA Newsletter Chair.

LAC Chairs.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Dr. Chris Garcia.

LAC Chairs 2.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Chris Garcia, Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Velma Camacho, and Kathleen Duenas.

LAC Sponsors and Chairs.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Margaruite Smith, Co-Sponsor/Director of Department of Defense Education Activity, Hawaii, and Pacific Sales and Service for McGraw-Hill Education; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair; Norma Tabayoyon, Pacific Sales Representative for McGraw-Hill Education; Dr. Chris Garcia, LAC Co-Chair; and Kathleen Duenas, Administrative Coordinator.

UOG Professional and International Programs participation.  Pictured L-R:  Ray Jualin, PIP Extension Associate; and Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair.

LAC participation.  Pictured L-R:  Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, LAC Co-Chair; and Frances Blanco, LAC participant.


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Parent Training - Manifestation Determination - February 18

Hafa Adai! Parents/Guardians/Family members,

We are excited to provide you with a variety of Parent Trainings.   Please PASS the word....All are invited.  

Please take advantage of this great opportunity to learn current information/trends from our qualified service providers and the privilege to meet great parents like yourselves.

Parent Training - Manifestation Determination
Date:  February 18 (Thursday)
Time:  5:30pm—7:00pm
Place: Chief Brodie Elem. School, SPED Training Rm. 2

**Manifestation determination is a procedure used when a student who receives special education services is considered for suspension, expulsion or any alternative placement due to some behavioral concern. It is a process where the behavior of a student who receives special education is considered to determine if the actions that resulted in the consideration of some disciplinary action against the student were manifestations of the student's disability**


For special accommodations or to register by phone, call DOE SPED Parent Service Office at 300-1322; or E-mail the Division of Special Education at sped@gdoe.net.

Presenters: Tricia Taitague, B.S.W.
Thomas Babauta, Psychologist

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US!! I HOPE YOU SEE YOU THERE!


**GAS CARDS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR PARENTS**

Friday, February 12, 2016

FESTPAC 2016

Lyrics by Peter R. Onedera
Music Arrangements by Benita Mesngon Lizama


What We Own,
What We Have, 
What We Share,
United Voices of the Pacific.

Across the oceans, Pacific places,
these islands lie pride of the earth.
Rise all as one to reach the sky,
with wealth of tongues and hearts abound
We welcome all, our souls profound.

What We Own,
What We Have,
What We Share,
United Voices of the Pacific.

Art and music fill the air,
the ocean waves do declare.
Our languages and cultures, our Pacific share.
We show the world, we come together.
Our voices ring, we honor the ancestors.
Pacific harmony is what we bring.

What We Own,
What We Have,
What We Share,
United Voices of the Pacific.

This gathering of mankind to give and show
of timeless beauty who we are, our legacies bestow.
We stand as one, north and south, east and west
With spirit and pride,
Our heritage is our quest.

What We Own,
What We Have,
What We Share,
United voice of the Pacific.
United voices of the Pacific
United Voices of the Pacific!

2016 FESTPAC
Liriku as si Peter R. Onedera
Finetmåyen Dåndan as Benita Mesngon Lizama


Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta,
Håfa Ta Påtte, 
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.

Gi tasi siha lugåt Pasifiku,
Manggaige todu i nasion,
Mannachu todu gi i mundo
U Hago’ i langet put rason.
Ginefsagan på’a yan kurason todu para unu
In tina finatto kurason-måmi såtton yan uniku.

Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta,
Håfa Ta Påtte,
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.

Åtte yan dåndan un hungok gi aire
I napu kumuentos put fino’ yan kottura
inempåtte ni’ alientos.
In fa’nu’i todu mandanña’ ham
Sunidon-måmi in enra mañaina
Uniku Pasifiku entre ya-håmi.

Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta
Håfa Ta Påtte,
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.

Tinaotao humanidå
In na’i yan in na’annok ginefpa’go.
Nu håyi ham ånti u ma hungok…
Manohge ham lågu yan håya, luchan yan kåttan
put ånimu, irensia, cho’cho’ ni’ ti chå’tan.

Håfa iyo-ta,
Håfa guinahå-ta,
Håfa Ta Påtte,
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.
Dinanña’ Sunidu siha giya Pasifiku.