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Aloha & Welcome to 5th Grade!

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." 
-Zig Ziglar

 Welcome to Solomon Elementary! My name is Mrs. Enriquez and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to have your child in my class this year, and in a brand new school!  This year will be packed full of learning adventures that I hope will be both exciting and challenging.  Our class motto is “Never settle for anything less than your best”.  I expect each and every one of my students to try new things, ask for help, and never give up.  Those will be the key ingredients to their success in this class.

This year we will be finding adventure in class novels, discovering our nation’s elaborate history, as well becoming scientists investigating hidden worlds and using manipulatives to master math skills with Mrs. Rhoten, who team teaches Math and Science.  

A few facts about me: I grew up on the beautiful island of Guam, where I received my B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Guam, with a specialization in Visual Arts (yes, we will be doing alot of fun art projects this year!). This is my 13th year as a classroom teacher. I have taught in Guam and in different parts of Texas. 

In my free time, I enjoy any activity that allows me to be outside: hiking, SUP, being a beach bum :)  I also enjoy doing arts and crafts, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

ClassDojo - ClassDojo is my primary way of communication.   I will share information and the good stuff through CD. Mrs. Rhoten and I are co-teachers on both accounts so students have the opportunity to earn GLO related points.  At the end of the month, students will choose from a menu of options based on their points. 

 We have an open door, the more we know, the better we can teach your child.  We are strong believers in open communication. If you or your spouse deploys, goes on TDY, or if some kind of change has happened please shoot us a message.   It is all confidential when shared with us, unless you want us to share with other teachers/counselors that work with your child.   

A few of my favorites!:

Color: Rose gold/Teal

Season: Fall

Holiday: Christmas


Place: Target Bullseye Playground :D + Disney World

Drink: Drive Thru Joe’s Hawaiian Tropic Iced lattes w/whip, fruit smoothies, sweet tea

Sport: Volleyball & Basketball

Hobbies: traveling around the world & exploring new places, photography, beach time, artsy things, spending time w/my family & friends

Face to Face and Distance Learning will be our new way until we are instructed otherwise.   Students will meet with me and Mrs. Enriquez for content areas.  Virtual Learning/Distance Learning will be done through Google Classroom and links within the Google Classroom.   The expectation for Virtual Learning/Distance Learning is that the students check in daily.   I will provide specific directions for the students and share information through ClassDojo to parents.   Students are expected to bring their Chrome Books daily to school and maintain a charged working Chrome Book while at home.   It will be a learning skill to make sure we all come to school prepared and leave in case the school is shut down.    

Just a heads up - I do have a precious baby girl and husband that I devote my time to after work.  After school hours, I do not check my school information because I am busy doing "mommy things." However, I am quick to respond in the morning or during the day to any messages.   

We appreciate your patience and support during this time period.  It is ever changing and we are accommodating to ensure the best possible learning environment for all our kiddos.   

Looking forward to an amazing year & best wishes!

Mrs. Enriquez

The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) today launched the nation’s first statewide, comprehensive help desk providing technology support to public school students and their parents as schools offer more opportunities for online and blended learning.

The ʻOhana Help Desk will provide self-service and chat support for families experiencing issues connecting to HIDOE systems remotely from home. The help desk will be able to assist with connectivity-related issues (e.g. network and wifi connectivity), access and security issues, device support (e.g. devices, applications, software updates) and general IT support. 

While some school districts provide tech support to families, HIDOE's help desk is statewide and was designed with a higher level of support, with phone and chat support in multiple languages along with an online portal. The help desk will be able to provide phone support in languages most commonly spoken in Hawaiʻi households – English, Hawaiian, Ilokano, Tagalog, Chuukese and Marshallese.

The ‘Ohana Help Desk will be open to support students and parents:

  • By phone at (808) 643-DESK (3375) Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m. The help desk will be closed on state holidays.
  • Online 24/7 at for self-service support and information.