East Coast Travelers

October 2016

With sincere regret, the East Coast Trip will not occur this school year.  Making it possible through the years have been a team of dedicated educators who did all of the coordination and supervision as a personal commitment of time and expertise without compensation.  Personal responsibilities and priorities prevent their involvement this year.  We sincerely thank them individually and collectively, and also everyone who has supported this amazing learning experience for our 8th grade students, and we hope it might be possible to re-start this in the future, knowing how much it meant to the student participants. 

November 2015

Great News:  Our Thanksgiving IMU is back "ON"!  

Sponsored by our 8th Grade East Coast Travelers and their families, all proceeds from both the imu and pie sales will help underwrite this 11th annual trip May 27-June 5, 2016, to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia to bring 8th grade American History lessons to life. 

Pie Sale: The deadline to purchase tickets for the pie sale has passed. Mahalo to all who purchased pies!


August 2015

2016 East Cost Trip Confirmed May 27-June 5, 2016

Yes! Our 8th graders are again invited on this trip -- for the 11th year -- to Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia to bring 8th grade American History lessons to life!  Still time to register - Please see Miss Laz for trip packet on how to register online. It will be a trip of a lifetime to bring American History to life. The package price includes almost everything including superb guides and chaperones.  

Many fundraising activities are planned by students and families to support this project because participation depends entirely on student and family initiative.  Families are invited to a 6-7 p.m. meeting on Wed., Aug. 26 in W-104 to learn more!      

For more information, see or email Trip Advisor/8th Grade Teacher Miss Laz: Eunice_Lazarus@notes.k12.hi.us 

October 2014

2015 East Coast Trip Confirmed For Spring Break 2015

March 2014


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No Thanksgiving Imu This Year (2013)...

To all families that have supported the WMS East Coast Travelers these many years, I apologize but we will not be having the pie sale or imu this Thanksgiving.  Please stay tuned for future opportunities to support our fundraising efforts.  
Mahalo a nui loa -- Ms. Laz

2011 Annual Thanksgiving Imu- Mahalo To All Who Participated!

PHOTO ABOVE & BELOW:  WMS Students in Washington, D.C. - May 2010

Thanksgiving Imu & Holy Bakery Pie Sale - Please Mark Your Calendar! 

Tickets must be purchased ahead of time from any East Coast Tripper, their families, or come by the school office after Nov. 1. 

Learning to prepare and cook in an imu is one of many lessons students experience -- as part of our annual East Coast Trip fundraising -- with the help of "the uncles."  We are most grateful to these uncles for their help and generosity.  The next imu will be Wed., Nov. 23.  Families and community friends are invited to bring a pan of food -- doubled wrapped in aluminum please -- between 3-5 p.m. that day, then return on Thursday morning between 8-10 to pick it up.  Donation: $25.  Tickets must be purchased in advance from East Coast Trip students and family members, or by coming by the school office after Nov. 1. 

Selling Holy Bakery Pies (below) is a very popular fundraiser -- and ohhhh, so onolicius!

LEFT:  For some of our students, their East Coast Trip begins in the heart of Waipi'o Valley -- pulling kalo -- and helping to replant an ancient lo'i -- the first step in making poi and "the best" kulolo.  This is one of many fundraising opportunities families and students have undertaken to raise funds for the trip -- it's a very meaningful learning experience unto itself.

Special mahalo to the Loo-Murphy 'ohana for welcoming our students to their Waipi'o farm.

Fundraising takes on many forms -- from personal letters to family members and friends -- to selling all kinds of things -- beautiful flowers and plants, Volcano Island Honey, chocolate, cinnamon bread, gift bags, golf tournaments, steak fries, rummage sales, Ho'olaule'a and Waimea Christmas Parade food booths, and more! 
Fundraising must be pre-approved by the school, and also must be a student-family undertaking! 

We thank community friends who generously support our students and families.