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Friday, July 26, 2013

July 31 - August 5

Welcome back to another great school year at Hale Kula. If you have moved we wish you the best of luck in your new school. It’s easy to unsubscribe from this blog so you will no longer receive these emails.

School office is open 7:30 am– 4:00pm. They are processing incoming registrations and exit paperwork.  8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm

School Bus:  Any questions, please call Cheryl in the school's office at 622-6380, x221
If you live a mile or more away from school and will be riding the school bus, please turn in a bus registration form and make payment in the school's office by August 2.  Registration forms and the current bus schedule are available in the office.  Passes will be ready for pick up during the week of 7/29/13.  Fees are:
Annual:            $270.00 round trip,  $135.00 one-way
Quarterly:       $72.00      "       "    $ 36.00  one-way
Bus Coupons:   $12.50 per sheet of 10 (cash only)
Cash (exact amount appreciated) and checks are accepted for annual and quarterly passes. Please make checks to:  Department of Education.  Cash only for coupons.

Wed. July 31       3:00pm – 4:00pm New Parent Orientation in the cafeteria & school tour
                      4:00pm Class Postings (Classes are posted on the cafeteria through the first week of school, so you can come any time to find out what class you are in.)
                      PTO is giving free icy pops to any families that come at 4pm to check class postings. They will give icy pops until they are gone. They will also be selling School T shirts.

Thurs. Aug. 1        2:00pm – 3:00pm – Teacher Meet & Greet. Bring your school supplies to your classroom and meet your new teacher.

Mon. Aug. 5        2013-2014 School Year Begins. School still starts at 7:55am every day

Wednesdays this school year 1:10 will be dismissal

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Registration for 2013-2014

Our office is open all summer for new registrations!  If there are new families who have moved into your area over the summer and have school-aged children, please encourage them to come to the office to register.  Tell them not to wait until the last minute!  New Student/Parent Orientation is on Wednesday, July 31 at 3:00 with class lists posted from 4:00.  Thursday, August 1 from 2:00-3:00 is an opportunity to "Meet and Greet" your child's teacher and to bring in your school supplies.

By the way, I understand that Wal-Mart in Mililani received a shipment of primary composition books which kindergarten teachers are requesting.

Finally, it you can't find your copy of the School Supplies list, we have it posted on our school webpage.  Under the "Parents" tab, scroll down to School Supplies.  You can print out a copy.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Photos of Our Construction Project - July 10

Every so often, we will share photos of our project.  We have a Picasa album with photos from the end of June.  In the last week, so much work is being done to prepare for the actual construction.  To view the album, click on the hyperlink.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

On-Line Application for Free/Reduced Price Meal Benefits

Effective July 1, 2013, the on-line application link for USDA program for free/reduced price meals is open.  This is a new web-based site that provides families with the option to submit an application on-line at

This web-based program will walk parents and guardians through an easy step-by-step application process.  Please remember that military personnel add Base Pay, BAS, and COLA from their LES for a monthly (MO) earned income.  Housing and other benefits are not  counted towards your household income.

We strongly urge you to take advantage of this application process.  Waiting until school begins may delay approval of free/reduced meal prices when most other parents may be applying.  We do have paper copies in the school office if you prefer to submit a hard copy.

Please understand that the school does not keep copies of your application.  We just submit them to the State Office, and they make the determination regarding your child's meal status.

If your child received free or reduced meals during the past school year, there is a grace period of 20 days when their status carries over to the new school year.  Parents/guardians must submit a new application for the 2013-2014 school year.

We strongly encourage you to submit an application even if your child brings home lunch.  This coming year, we do not qualify for Title I funds (a loss of $140,000) because we did not meet the required percentage of students on free/reduced status.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Our Groundbreaking Ceremony

Here's the link to our blog about the groundbreaking ceremony held on Monday, July 1, 2013 which includes a slideshow and a tv report about the event.

Be sure to sign up to follow our progress.  If you're no longer at Hale Kula, you can continue to be updated on our $33.2 million project.  I still can't believe it's happening -- what a wonderful opportunity for our school!