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Thursday, December 12, 2013

12/13 - 12/20

Seeking Muffins
We have the Super Eagle ceremony on December 18 at 8:15am. For this ceremony, PTO is providing muffins for approximately 250 people. If you are willing and able to bake at least a dozen muffins for this event, please email Jennifer Carlin at or call/text 334-345-0193. We are asking that the muffins do not contain nuts to avoid allergies. They can be dropped off at P14 on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning before 8am.
            We certainly appreciate your help because events like these would not be successful without volunteers like you!

Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) sponsored a contest "We are the Face of Computing."  Mrs. Cumming's Media Club was selected from over 600 entries in this international contest!  The poster created by Connor and Lacey from E3, 3rd grade, will be CSTA's featured poster on their website!  Congratulations to Mrs. Cummings & her Media Club students 

Medical Alert
In the last few weeks, Hale Kula Elementary School has had 5 confirmed cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease which is a viral illness characterized by sores inside the mouth and on palms and fingers and soles of the feet.  Children often have a mild fever, sore throat, and rash on hands and/or feet.  There is no specific treatment.  Infected children should stay home from school if they have a fever, diarrhea, or do not feel well.  The best prevention is to promote proper hand washing especially after using the restroom and before eating.
Periodically, we also have incidents of head lice/pediculosis/'ukus'.  The first symptoms are persistent itching at the back of the head or around the ears.  Individuals are contagious as long as lice or nits (eggs) are found on the person or their clothing.  Special medicated shampoos and hair rinses are used to kill the lice and their nits. Lice survive only 1 or 2 days away from the scalp.  Clothing, bedding, and cloth toys can be disinfected by machine washing in hot water and detergent and by machine drying with the hot air cycle.  Hale Kula does inspect the entire classroom if there is reason to suspect 'ukus' may be present.

We have copies of the Department of Health fact sheets on both Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease and Pediculosis (head lice) in our Health Room if you wish a copy. 

Bus Payment
The office is collecting payments for the next quarter which begins after the break.  Cost remains the same:  $72.00 round trip, $36.00 one-way, $12.50 per sheet of 10 coupons.  Cash or checks made out to:  Department of Education are accepted for passes. Bring in your student's bus pass so it can be punched.   Cash only for coupons.  Office is open during the break.

Transferring to another duty station? Or moving into another school district? Please contact the office so that we may have a release packet ready on your child's last day.  We ask for 2 weeks notice so we can gather this info and teachers have time to do a report card.
Fri. Dec. 13         Wear your Hour of Code T shirts today
                      Hour of Code presentation of check by officials in the cafeteria 9:30am
                      Boxtops 4 Education pick up from classroom
                      School Store open in P14 and also items from Holiday Shoppe for sale
                      A Touch of Christmas from the Salvation Army at Kroc Center Hawaii 5:30 – 8:30pm FREE. A night of family entertainment and fun. Families can make their own gingerbread house or decorate a gingerbread man. Games and prizes and more

Sat. Dec. 14        Orchestra of the Hawaiian Islands -  Holiday Pops concert. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, Children are free. 6pm show at Calvary by the Sea Church at 5339 Kalanianaole Highwy. or call 808-315-0885

Sun. Dec. 15        Kokua for the Philippines – live benefit concert and telethon featuring local musicians. Hilton Hawaiian Village – Great Lawn 12 noon – 5pm. Get your tickets now or 808-558-8547

Mon. Dec. 16       Last week of school for the year. Let’s make it a good one.

Tues. Dec. 17       Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books after school

Wed. Dec. 18       Super Eagle Assembly in the cafeteria 8:15 – 9:00
                      PTO Meeting in P14 from 11:30 – 1:00. Everyone Welcome
                      CYS Services Quarterly Parent Advisory Committee Meeting from 12:00 – 1:00pm Great opportunity for parents to meet with CYS Services Coordinator and administrators. Schofield School Age Center Building 1280 on 1885 Lyman Road 655-6476

Thurs. Dec. 19      School starts at 7:55 every day – get tardy slip if not in your class then

Fri. Dec. 20        Last day of school for the first semester
Enjoy your holiday from school. Have fun, stay healthy, ring in the new year and relax

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