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Sunday, September 30, 2012

1st Quarter Winners of $50 Gift Card


We appreciate all those who volunteered during the first quarter and who were nominated with a comment in the Hooray for Our Volunteers  and Hooray for Our Hale Kula Staff blogs!

The Volunteer winner for quarter 1 is Sheila Lanier, and the HKES Staff winner is Librarian Michelle Colte.  Their names were randomly selected to win the $50 gift card to Ruby Tuesday generously donated by the Hale Kula PTO.  Congratulations, Sheila and Michelle!

We appreciate all the positive comments which were posted in the blogs!  So many of our volunteers and staff go above and beyond to make school a safe and wonderful place for learning.  Please read the comments in this blog to see how those who were nominated are truly making a difference for our students and their families.


All those who were nominated will be eligible for future quarterly drawings.  In the meantime, we hope to get many more appreciations for our volunteers and our Hale Kula staff.  Please continue to share positive comments about how someone has made a difference in your child's experience in school!

Don't forget to check out the bulletin board by the cafeteria (parking lot side) which shares all the positive comments about our volunteers and our HKES staff.


Finally, a huge MAHALO to the Hale Kula PTO for providing the gift cards for our quarterly winners!

Friday, September 28, 2012

9/28 - 10/13

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 Gates and turns changed again, read below because it probably affects you.
Notice from the military re. the closure of Karsten Thot Bridge: 
These specific lane closures are being instituted to help alleviate traffic congestion on Wilikina Drive while still providing access from Schofield Barracks to Honolulu and North Shore.
     
McNair Gate will be closed to traffic coming from Honolulu and turning left
into McNair Gate from 5-7:30 a.m. and from 4-6:30 p.m., weekdays.

McNair Gate's outbound lane turning left towards North Shore will be closed
from 5-7:30 a.m. and from 4-6:30 p.m., weekdays.

Macomb Gate’s outbound lane turning right towards Honolulu will be closed
from 4-6:30 p.m., weekdays.


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October 1 – 5 All Hawai’i Department of Education Schools are out for Intercession Break
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Sat. Sept. 29       Craft Fair at Leilehua High School - food, drawings, vendors, music & more

Sat. Sun. Sept. 29 & 30  Blue Angel Air Show at Kaneohe Marine Corps Bay

Fri. Oct. 5   EFMP Symposium open house format 10am – 1pm at Bennet Youth Center. Any questions?? 655-4ACS

Sun. Oct. 7  Children & Youth Day 10am – 3pm at the State Capitol and surrounding Capitol district. More than 300 fun, interactive and educational activities for the whole family at this free event. Games and rides, guided tours, food and drink vendors and more. Free parking at all nearby state and city parking lots. For more information call 586-6130

Mon. Oct. 8        NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

Tues. Oct. 9        Students return to school for the 2nd Quarter

Wed. Oct. 10       School is out at 1:30pm every Wednesday

Thurs. Oct. 11      Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14
                      Copy Training at 8:30 in P14 and then we go to D4 (sorry no kids)

Fri. Oct. 12         Dominos for Dinner – Order from the Dominos on post and Hale Kula profits

Sat. Oct. 13        Make A Difference Day – Volunteers come to beautify the campus 8 - 11

Friday, September 21, 2012

9/24 - 10/9

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Notice from the military re. the closure of Karsten Thot Bridge: 
DES is implementing the following gate closures and/or restrictions to alleviate traffic congestion from the Wahiawa Bridge closure:
 Lyman Gate: 
 To alleviate traffic congestion on Kunia Road, when turning right into Lyman Gate individuals will be directed to the right queue lane and then through the structure.  ID card holders to the left lane, visitors to the right lane.
 McNair Gate:
 McNair gate will be closed to traffic coming from Honolulu and turning left into McNair Gate from 0500-0900 M-F for the next six weeks. McNair gate's out bound lane turning left towards North Shore will be closed from 0500-0900 M-F for the next six weeks.

Federal Survey cards
Every child in the state was given a card and they must all be turned in. If you haven’t turned it in then you will receive another card next week. Please fill these out and return as soon as possible.

Winner of Prize drawing
Everyone that took Chaperone Training or updated their training last month was entered in a contest.  And the winner of the $10.00 Wal-Mart gift card is Megan Bennett.   Congratulations, stop by P14 to pick up your gift card.  (FYI this was printed in Sept. Parent Bulletin) Chaperone classes continue to be offered once a week throughout the entire school year. So any time you see it listed in Highlights or this Bulletin just come to P14 for a half hour to get trained.

School Bus Riders:  The office is accepting payment for Quarter 2.  The quarterly fees remain at:  $72.00 rt; $36 ow.  Checks should be addressed to:  Department of Education.  For current riders who pay by the quarter, bring in your bus pass to be punched.  Coupons are available at $12.50/sheet of 10 (cash only).  For questions about the bus, please call the school's office.

Book Fair Programs
Thanks to all the parents that bought classroom books from teacher wish lists. 276 books were purchased for our teachers during the Book Fair! 
Pass the Torch of Reading was a huge success thanks to your generous donations. The class with the most money raised was B2, Ms. Florexil, 2nd place was G1 Ms. Masumoto, 3rd place was H1 Ms. Dunham.

PCS
If you find out that you are leaving Hale Kula, let the office know immediately.  It takes time to process your exit paperwork.
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Mon. Sept. 24      4th & 5th grade Parents Workshop from 8:00am – 9:15am in the cafeteria

Tues. Sept. 25      Chaperone Training at 1:30 in P14

Wed. Sept. 26      Complex Cross Country Competition at Watts Field at 9:00am

Thurs. Sept. 27    Super Eagle Assembly for the Quarter at 5:00 pm in the cafeteria

Fri. Sept. 28        Boxtop 4 Education & Tyson & Campbells Pick up from classrooms
                      Every Friday School Store open in P14 after school. Nothing over $1.00

Sat. Sept. 29       Craft Fair at Leilehua High School - food, drawings, vendors, music & more


October 1 – 5    All Hawai’i Department of Education Schools are out for Intercession Break

Mon. Oct. 8        NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

Tues. Oct. 9        Students return to school for the 2nd Quarter

Monday, September 17, 2012

Appreciating our Volunteers and Our Staff

Please consider nominating a staff or a volunteer who is making a difference at Hale Kula.  We encourage you to check out the comments and add one of your own.  There are many deserving people at Hale Kula who deserve to be recognized.  Consider nominating one of them.  Here are the links:
http://hoorayforvolunteers.blogspot.com/

http://hoorayforhalekulastaff.blogspot.com/


Friday, September 14, 2012

Correction to latest HK Highlights

Due to our school's International Peace Day activities, we have moved the Parent Workshop for Grades 4 and 5 to Monday, September 24, 8:00 a.m. in the library.

I apologize for the misinformation.

Thank you,
Mrs. Iwase, Principal

Thursday, September 13, 2012

9/14 - 9/21


All Star Card Contest
Congratulations to all the participants in our All Star Athlete Card Contest!  These students (and their families) created awesome cards!  They were on display in the library during the book fair and next week, you can view them on the library website! http://halekulalibrary.weebly.com  Each family received All Star Dollars to spend at the fair and a beautiful coffee table sized sports book.  Thank you to the students and families for participating!  You did some great research and created super All Star Athlete Cards!
J2--Hunter Hoffman, gr. K * I4--Wrylee Thomas, gr. K * P5--Kai Martin, gr. 1 * B3--Ben Green & Eliyah Thomas, gr. 2 *  E4--Dylan Dolmuth, gr. 3 *  P12--Sincere Hubbard, gr. 4 *  C4--Seth Swoveland, gr. 4 *  P17--Thomas Green, gr. 5 *  F4--Sorena Jean, gr. 5

Hale Kula Cookbook
Celebrate 50 years of history with this limited edition cookbook. Recipes were collected from past and present staff, parents and students. Some are family favorites and others reflect the cultural diversity of Hawaii. Special price at All Star Family Event is $8.00 each or 2 for $13.00. All proceeds will benefit library programs.

Federal Survey cards
Please turn these in as soon as possible. The office has to call and follow up on every card. Every child in the state was given a card and they must all be turned in.

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Fri. Sept. 14        Dress like an All Star – come to school dressed in sports uniform or shirt to support your favorite sports team. Hats have to be taken off indoors.

                  All Star Family Event  4pm – 7pm (parent v staff volleyball game at 5p) Games and activities for the entire family and last chance to shop Book Fair Hot Dog dinner available for $4.00. Dessert is a Bake Sale to support the 5th grade Hope Garden

Sat. Sept. 15     Girl Scout Yard Sale at the Scout Hut (past the Thrift Store) 8am – 1pm

Mon. Sept. 17       Kindergarten & 1st Grade Parent Workshop from 8:00am – 9:15am in café.
                      School Community Council meeting 3:00 pm in the library

Tues. Sept. 18      Picture Taking for half the school
                      Lei Making class in P14 from 8:00am – 9:00am. Learn to make pipe cleaner lei
                      Jamba Juice & Book Swap - $2.25 for 8oz smoothie. Exchange old books

Wed. Sept. 19      Picture Taking for half the school

Thurs. Sept. 20    Chaperone Training in P14 at 8am
                      Copy Training at 8:30 in P14 and D4 (sorry no kids)

Fri. Sept. 21        4th & 5th grade Parents Workshop from 8:00am – 9:15am in the cafeteria
                      International Day of Peace Celebration in songs.

Friday, September 7, 2012

9/10 - 9/15


Federal Survey cards
Please turn these in as soon as possible. The office has to call and follow up on every card. Every child in the state was given these cards Wednesday and they must all be turned in.

PCS
If you find out that you are leaving Hale Kula, let the office know immediately.  It takes time to process your exit paperwork.

Free &/or Reduced Priced Meals:  
Aloha Parents/Guardians,  Please be aware that if you haven't submitted an application for the 2012-2013 school year, your child's status will automatically revert to full paying as of September 11, 2012 (next Tuesday).  If you have submitted this school year please be aware that we have received a responses for those applications sent in up to August 8th ... the School Food Service office has promised me all applications previously sent in (before September) will be processed by Sept. 10 th ;-).  Generally speaking, it takes between 1 and 2 weeks to process new applications.  Thank you.  Agnes Leinau, Vice Principal

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All Star Book Fair is in the Library all week long from 7:00am – 3:00pm

Mon. Sept. 10       RSVP by today for All Star Family Event to confirm meal count

Tues. Sept. 11       PTO General Membership Meeting at 8:00am in cafe - all parents welcome

Wed. Sept. 12      Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00am

Thurs. Sept. 13     2nd & 3rd Grade Parent Workshop in the cafeteria from 8:00am – 9:15am
                      Last day to turn in $1 and torch for Pass the torch of Reading contest

Fri. Sept. 14        All Star Family Event  4pm – 7pm (parent v staff volleyball game at 5p)
                      Games and activities for the entire family and last chance to shop Book Fair

Sat. Sept. 15               Girl Scout Yard Sale at the Scout Hut (past the Thrift Store) 8am – 1pm

Saturday, September 1, 2012

September Menu

http://www.scribd.com/doc/104485132/September-Breakfast-Lunch-Menu

Several people have asked when the September menu will be posted on our webpage.  Our Media Resource Teacher, Mrs. Cummings, is on maternity leave so  I'm not sure when she'll find the time to post it. 

We'll try to problem-solve and get it up, but in case we don't get it up right away, here's the menu for the month.