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Friday Letter 11/3/23

Upcoming Events


  • Wednesday, Nov. 8 – Friday, Nov. 10: High School Spiritual Retreat (permission form given to students)
  • Thursday, Nov. 9: Preschool/Elementary Veteran’s Day Field Trip
  • Friday, Nov. 10: Veteran’s Day (no school)
  • Monday, Nov. 13 @ 6:00PM: High School Fall Sports Banquet (see flyer below)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22: Student Thanksgiving Celebrations
  • Thursday, Nov. 23 – Friday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Holiday (no school)


  • Friday, Dec. 15: Schoolwide Christmas Program
  • Monday, Dec. 18: Canefire Productions Winter Music Festival
  • Monday, Dec. 18 – Wednesday, Dec. 20: Half Days, Dismissal @ 12:15pm (Final Exams for Jr. High & High School)
  • Thursday, Dec. 21 – Monday, Jan. 8: Winter Break

High School Winter Sports

Parent Corner Link

Canefire Apparel Online Store Open til Friday, 11/3/23!

We have reopened our Under Armour online apparel store through SportsLine! Please view the chart below to see specific dress code details on when items can be worn. The online store will close on Friday, November 3rd!

ItemCan be worn…
Poloson Fridays with jeans or CLA bottoms
Jacketsany weekday

Click to place your order!

Please contact the lower campus at 808-966-8866 if you have any questions regarding Operation Christmas Child.

Family and friends are invited to the CLA High School Fall Sports Awards banquet. The CLA High School Fall Sports Banquet honors all athletes that competed in fall varsity sports: Girls Volleyball, Air Riflery, and Cross Country. The banquet will be held on Monday, November 13th from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Rosie O Pavilion.

We will all share a meal together then honor all of the athletes. The main entree (chicken katsu) will be provided by the CLA athletic department. We ask that athlete families bring something to share.

Girls Volleyball – Drinks

Cross Country – Sides

Air Riflery – Dessert

High School Girls Basketball

The Girls Varsity Basketball season starts on Monday, November 6th. The first practice will be on Monday, November 6th from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM with a parent and player meeting to follow at the gym. There will be tryouts for the team for the week of November 6th, with any cuts to be made on Friday, November 10th.

Players should wear a t-shirt, athletic shorts, basketball shoes (athletic shoes), and bring a water bottle.

*Players need to have a valid Sports Physical on file in the office by 11/15/23.


  • Mon., Nov. 6 3:30-5:00pm (parent & player meeting to follow)
  • Tues., Nov. 7 3:30-5:15pm
  • Wed., Nov. 8 3:30-4:30pm
  • Thurs., Nov. 9 No Practice (Spiritual Retreat)
  • Fri., Nov. 10 1:00-3:00pm


  • Tues. Nov. 28 CLA @ Kamehameha
  • Sat., Dec. 2 CLA @ Ka’u
  • Tues., Dec. 5 Kealakehe @ CLA

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Arakaki at

High School Boys Basketball



  • Tues., Nov. 21 HPA @ CLA
  • Tues., Dec. 5 Ka’u @ CLA
  • Fri., Dec. 8 CLA @ Laupahoehoe

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