Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

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

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from around the Pacific!

~Minagof Nochebuena ~Felis Pasgua (CHamoru)
~Maligayan Pasko (Tagalog)
~Peren en Krismas (Pohnpeian)
~Monono ilo raaneoan Nejin (Marshallese)
~Falang e Baynag (Yapese)
~Tok Tapeng (Kosraean)
~Ungil Kurismas (Palauan)
~Pwapwan Kirisimas (Chuukese)
~Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian)
~Ameseighil ubwutiiwel Layi Luugh me raagh fee (Carolinian)

Saturday, November 28, 2020

SOE Alumni Association Library

Much has changed since the SOE Alumni Association Library first offered its resources.  Below is a snapshot of what it initially offered. However, times have changed, and it must move forward and provide various online resources in its library at Among the resources it has found valuable to meet the needs of students, including English Language Learners, are provided below. Enjoy!
Looking back at our original SOE Alumni Association Library

Moving forward with a library of online resources:


This learning site provides standards-based learning on over 2000+ skills in grades K-12 in language arts, math, social studies, science, and more!


This differentiated learning website helps struggling learners to catch up in their academic studies in grades K-8.

Reading A-Z:

This site provides thousands of research based and standards-aligned reading materials that are downloadable & projectable.  Resources are appropriate for all diverse learners in grades K-6.

ESL Lounge:

This interactive ESL site provides thousands of vocabulary, reading, grammar, listening, and exam preparation exercises.

Colorin’ Colorado:

A bilingual site for educators and families of English Learners

6 Essential Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners:

This resource provides best practices in meeting the needs of ELLs.

Top 5 Strategies to Position English Learners for Success This Year:

This site provides effective strategies to help English Learners achieve academic success.

English Learner Infographics:

This site provides you with a variety of infographics for English Leaners.  It empowers ELs with captivating visuals for instructional purposes.

NABE Resources for Bilingual Education:

This site provides various resources to address the needs of ELs, including the Seal of Biliteracy, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) English Learner Toolkit, OELA Newcomer Toolkit, and more!

TESOL Blog:  Judie Haynes:

This blog addresses a variety of ESL topics including ELs’ access to education in STEM, smaller class sizes, back-to-school strategies for ELs, scaffolds to support EL learning, and more!

English Learners Blog:

This blog takes you through an engaging blog journey with Valentina Gonzalez in an effort to improve instruction for ELs.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Biba Ha'Γ₯nen MannΓ₯'i Δ’rΓ₯sia!

Happy Thanksgiving❣️πŸ¦ƒπŸ


Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Happy Veterans Day!

To all of those who have served and continue to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces, so that we may have the freedom that we enjoy, we salute you! *HAND SALUTE* God Bless you all!  HAPPY VETERANS DAY!

Image source:  Jerry Trimble Helicopters

Saturday, October 31, 2020

Biba Kumpleanos Faust!

Biba Kumpleanos to our oldest son in the familia!  You have grown to be a wonderful young man.  May God Bless you always, and continue to live your life to the fullest!  Hu guiaya hao❣️πŸŽ‚πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

GIFLC Fundraiser

Biba Kumpleanos Kinny!

Biba Kumpleanos to our youngest prince in the familia! It’s hard to believe that you’re now 16 years old! God bless you always, Kinny. Hu guaiya hao❣️πŸŽ‚πŸŽΆπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Biba Kumpleanos Julia!

Biba Kumpleanos to our princess of the familia!  We are very proud of you and your achievements, Julia!  May God bless you always.  Continue to live your life to the fullest!  Hu guiaya hao!  πŸŽ‚❤️πŸŽ‰ 🎈

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Thoughts on failure

 Thoughts to ponder on:

"Failure seldom stops you.  What stops you is the fear of failure."

-Jack Lemmon, actor

Sunday, October 04, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Biba Kumpleanos Mom!

Biba Kumpleanos to the most amazing and beautiful mother in the world!  Mom, you have brought so much nurturing into my life with the purest love that exists.  I can’t imagine my life without you, for without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  God bless you always, and enjoy your Special Day!  Hu guaiya hao!  πŸŽ‚πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸ˜˜πŸŽΆπŸŒΊπŸŽˆ❤️πŸŽ‰

Monday, September 14, 2020

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Biba Kumpleanos Dad!

Biba Kumpleanos to the most amazing father in the whole world!  I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for you.  Si Yu’os Ma’ase’ for your unconditional love and support.  May God bless you always, not only on your birthday, but every day.  Hu guaiya hao! πŸŽ‚❤️πŸŽ‰

Friday, September 11, 2020

Monday, September 07, 2020

Friday, September 04, 2020

Student Writing Competition for 8th Grade Students

All 8th-grade students are encouraged to enter this writing competition. Good luck, and stay safe!

Thursday, September 03, 2020

Saturday, August 22, 2020

6th Annual Proa Floating Lantern Ceremony Canceled Due to COVID-19

Hafa Adai GNA family,

With the recent developments concerning COVID19, we hope this message finds you safe. Our island has seen an increased number of positive cases and 2 deaths to this deadly disease. Our Governor has called for stricter guidelines through Executive Order 2020-28 in efforts to contain community spread while ensuring our medical facilities have the capacity to meet our healthcare demands.

The 6th Annual Proa Floating Lantern Ceremony was scheduled to be on Saturday, September 12. Our theme was to focus on the loss our island has experienced due to COVID-19, however considering the uptick in cases, we must prioritize the health and safety of our community and cancel our event. 

We will continue to pray for those we have lost and to their families who are grieving and send blessings to those who are afflicted and pray for their recovery. 

Stay safe, wear your mask and please stay home.

Si Yu’os Ma’Γ₯se’, Domo Arigato Gozaimasu, Thank You and God Bless,

Guam Nikkei Association

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