Follow by Email

Thursday, December 5, 2013

12/6 - 12/13

Holiday Shoppe - Thank you parents for allowing your children to shop this week We will be opening the Holiday Shoppe on Monday for parents to shop from 8am – 9am, if you would like. Please stop by to help support Hale Kula with some holiday shopping.

Our Hale Kula robotics team, Cyborg Eagles, will be competing in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) State Championships this Saturday, December 7 at the Neal Blaisdell Center.  Everyone is invited to attend.  The robot matches begin at 11:30; however, there will be lots more to see in the exhibition hall with the Jr. FLL Expo and the FTC Challenge.  At 12:00, you can cheer for the team!
1. Parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, friends, classmates, teachers, principals, and the general public are invited to experience three (3) FIRST programs on Dec. 7.  The event opens to the public at 9:30 a.m.  Admission is FREE. 
Hawai'i Jr FLL EXPO - 9:30 - 11 am - Exhibition Hall 
FLL State Championship - 11:30 am - 4 pm - Exhibition Hall
FTC Challenge - 10 am - 4:30 pm Pikake Suite/Exhibition Hall 
2. Parking at the Neal Blaisdell Center is $6. 
3. Entry for the public is from the exhibition hall main glass doors located on the concourse between the arena and exhibition hall. 
4. FLL State Championship schedule for the public is as follows:
11:30            Opening Ceremony
12:00–2:30       Robot Matches
2:30-3:00             Project Showcase
3:15                 Team recognition
3:45                 Awards Ceremony

1 million computer programming jobs go unfilled in the US each year.  
Only 400,000 students graduate with computer programming degrees.  Only 10% of US schools teach coding. and Computer Science Education Week are trying to change these statistics and connect our children with jobs in this lucrative industry.  The Hour of Code, December 9-13, introduces K-12 students to simple programming. Throughout the week, students will be "leveling up" in fun computer coding activities in their classrooms, the library and technology center.  Try it at home too!  
Visit the library website to watch videos, find iPad coding apps for children and click the links to complete the tutorials. 

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.

If you will be 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. 6          Kindergarten gingerbread house decorating in the cafeteria 1pm – 2pm
                      Last chance for students to visit the Holiday Shoppe and wrap your presents.
                      Wahiawa Christmas Parade down Calif. Ave at 6:30 pm

Sat. Dec. 7         Hale Kula robotics team, Cyborg Eagles, will be competing in the FIRST Lego League (FLL) State Championships
All week (9 - 13) classes will experience ‘Hour of Code’ as they create computer programming
Mon. Dec. 9        Library Books are due for the year

Tues. Dec. 10      Greeters Club Holiday Party

Wed. Dec. 11        Jingle Bell Run – bring $1.00 to donate and wear running shoes
                     8:15 AM – 8:35 AM              Pre-School/Kindergarten
                                    8:40 AM – 9:00 AM               1st Grade
                                    9:05 AM – 9:25 AM               2nd Grade
                                    9:30 AM – 9:50 AM               3rd Grade
                                    9:55 AM – 10:15 AM             4th Grade
                                    10:20 AM – 10:40 AM          5th Grade
                      PTO Meeting in P14 from 11:30 – 1:00 – Everyone welcome

Thurs. Dec. 12      Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14

Fri. Dec. 13         Wear your Hour of Code T shirts today (they will be delivered to your class earlier in the week)
                      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

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please keep comments positive. If you have concerns please send an email to and we will respond to you.