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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Virtual School Community Meeting

We'd love to have you join us for a Virtual School Community Meeting on Monday, February 25 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  We'll be getting feedback on our Academic Plan for SY 2013-2014 to improve teaching and learning at Hale Kula.  We have a unique clientele, and most of our families have school experiences from elsewhere.  You may have a suggestion of something that worked at another school which could be implemented at Hale Kula.  Now's your time to give your input!

Go to https://www.facebook.com/halekula.eagles and click on "Hale Kula School Community Town Hall Meeting."  You don't have to be a member of the FB page to join in the conversation or to read the comments.  This is a good time to join, though!  We post lots of updates and photos about school events on this FB page.  It's a good way to find out what's happening at school!

Hope to see you virtually at the meeting on Monday!

Friday, February 22, 2013

2/23 - 3/1


TRIBES Poster Contest
All designs need to have a central theme of TRIBES.  Writing is optional but the word ‘TRIBES’ needs to be incorporated into the design. Remember your TRIBES agreements: Appreciations/ no put downs, Right to participate & right to pass, Attentive listening, and Mutual respect. Poster should be done on 81/2 x 11 size paper (landscape). Your name, grade and room number should be written or typed legibly on back of paper. Due date is Friday, March 1.

Jump Rope for Heart
Thanks to your generous donations we raised $630.00 for the American Heart Association.

Talent Show Auditions
Classrooms are holding talent show auditions before Spring Break.  Ask your teacher when your classroom auditions will be and then show your talent. In April there will be several after school rehearsals for participants.  The school wide Talent show will be on Thursday, April 18 in the evening.
 
Donations of light colored T shirts and tank tops are being collected now in the Hale Kula office. Items collected will be used to make upcycled bags for participants on April 24 Earth day event.

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Sat. Feb. 23        Chinese New Year Celebration 11:30am – 3:30pm, 2:30 is lion dance and martial arts demo. At the Wahiawa shopping and town center (by Longs and Foodland) Welcome the year of the Snake.

Mon. Feb. 25              6:00pm – 7:00pm virtual School Community Meeting. Anyone can join the conversation online, even if you are not a member of our Hale Kula Eagles facebook group. (Although now is a good time to join the group) This is your opportunity to ask questions or provide suggestions on how to improve teaching and learning at Hale Kula. http://www.scribd.com/doc/126153658/FB-Town-Hall-Flyer  or facebook.com/halekula eagles and look for event, “Hale Kula school Community Town hall Meeting” click join

Tues. Feb. 26       Kindergarten field trip to Waimea
                      Parent Workshop on Wellness 8am – 9am in the cafeteria. Food & Prizes
                      Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books

Wed. Feb. 27       Blended Learning informational meeting for parents of 3rd & 4th graders at 1pm in the library
                      Boxtop 4 Education & Tyson & Campbells Pick up from classrooms

Thurs. Feb. 28     Chaperone Training at 8am in P14

Fri. March 1        Read Across America and celebrate Dr. Suess birthday by reading aloud
                      TRIBES poster contest last day to enter to win.
                      Dominos Pizza for dinner – Order from Dominos on post & Hale Kula wins

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Correction!

The Complex Area Fifth Grade Science and Engineering Fair will be on March 7 (not May 7).

I apologize for not checking carefully before posting.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Updates

1)  The fifth grade Science and Engineering Fair has been moved to Friday, February 22 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. due to a conflict with the Wheeler Middle School Informational Meeting for incoming sixth graders and their families.  Student projects will be displayed in their classrooms (A-building and P-17) or in the library (B1 and F4A).  We encourage you to attend and ask questions of our students.  Two projects from each classroom will be selected by the judges to continue to the Complex Area Science and Engineering Fair at Wahiawa Elementary School on May 7. Winners will be announced on Monday, February 25 during the fifth grade lunch period.  Good luck to all the participants!

2)  If you are interested in learning more about the Blended Learning program at Hale Kula and your child is presently in grade 3 or 4, please attend the meeting on Wednesday, February 27 at 1:00 in the library.  If you attended the first meeting in January and intend to enroll your child, please go to the Hale Kula website, click on "Blended Learning," and look for the application form.  Please complete the application and return it to school as soon as possible.  We are date-stamping the applications, and if we have more applicants than spots available, priority will be based on the date and time the form was returned to the school office.

3)  Modeled after the USAG Hawaii Facebook Town Hall meetings, we are hosting our first virtual School Community Meeting.  This is your opportunity to ask questions or provide suggestions on how to improve teaching and learning at Hale Kula.  Directions are available on the flyer:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/126153658/FB-Town-Hall-Flyer

4)  Thank you to all of the students who donated to the American Heart Association today as part of Jump Rope for Heart.  We collected over $625!  If your child forgot his/her dollar today, it's not too late.  Have him/her bring the donation in an envelope labeled with "Jump Rope for Heart" and bring it to the school office.  We appreciate your generosity!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Article in Hawaii Army Weekly

If you are interested in having your child in the Blended Learning program next school year, please read this article in this week's Hawaii Army Weekly.  We will have two classes, one for grade 4 and one for grade 5. Contact Principal Iwase at jan_iwase@notes.k12.hi.us if you are interested in knowing more. 
http://www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com/2013/02/15/hale-kula-offers-blended-learning/

2/18 - 2/23


Enjoy your 3 day week end. See you back in school on Tuesday, Feb. 19

Boxtops for Education
Congratulations to the following classes, they have turned in the most boxtops in their grade level for the month.
5th grade – F4, 4th grade – C2, 3rd grade – E1, 2nd grade – G1, 1st grade – P-6, kindergarten – J4, Pre-School – F3. They were awarded a colorful prize banner this week. This prize will go to the top class in each grade for next month. It could be your classroom next time. And the trophy for the most boxtops in the school goes to G1 for now. Thanks to everyone that supports the boxtop program by clipping and turning them into the classroom all year long.

Dream car art contest.
Toyota Hawaii is looking for young artists to hand-draw their dream cars. Entry forms are available online at toyotahawaii.com. Submissions can be turned in at any Toyota dealer in the state or mailed in. Entries must be submitted by Mon. 2/25/13

Donations of light colored T shirts and tank tops are being collected now in the Hale Kula office. Items collected will be used to make upcycled bags for participants on April 24 Earth day event.

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Mon. Feb. 18        NO SCHOOL – Happy Presidents Day

Tues. Feb. 19        Kindergarten field trip to Audobon – Waimea

Wed. Feb. 20       Chaperone Training at 8am in P14
                      5th grade graduation photos in the cafeteria in the morning
                      Jump Rope for Heart for all grades. Wear good shoes, bring jump ropes

Wed. Feb.20        3:00pm – 6:00pm Live & Learn 101 Festival at Porter Community Center. For the whole family: booths on health, fitness, nutrition, bike safety (bring your bike to be in the bike rodeo), take part in kick boxing, story time and more.

Thurs. Feb. 21      Kindergarten field trip to Audobon – Waimea

Fri. Feb. 22         Kindergarten field trip to Audobon – Waimea

Sat. Feb. 23        Chinese New Year Celebration 11:30am – 3:30pm, 2:30 is lion dance and martial arts demo. At the Wahiawa shopping and town center (by Longs and Foodland) Welcome the year of the Snake.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

1, 2, 3 Magic for Parents

Dr. George Rahaim, clinical psychologist from Project ASSIST, is coordinating training for parents based on  the 1, 2, 3 Magic Program.   Classes will be held at the Schofield Health Clinic on five consecutive Mondays beginning on February 25.  Here's the link to the information:  http://goo.gl/cv6jY

Friday, February 8, 2013

2/9 - 2/15


School’s out at 12:45 all week for Student led Parent Teacher Conferences

Thanks for being on time to pick up your child every day.
Thanks for being on time to your designated conference with teacher.

Traffic Awareness on base
Each TCP will not be impacting more than one lane and will not last more than two days. 
The hours of implementation will be 08:00 to 17:00.  Areas that will require traffic to be contra flowed will have flagmen posted. Normal traffic will resume at the conclusion of each day.
Capron Ave / Menoher Rd (2/8 - 2/11)
Cadet Sheridan Rd / Williston Ave (2/12)
McCornack Rd / Cadet Sheridan Rd (2/12)
Cadet Sheridan Rd / Trimble Rd (2/13)
Elou St / Cadet Sheridan Rd (2/13)
Ulrich Way / Cadet Sheridan Rd (2/14)
Kolekole Ave / Kaiona Ave (2/14)

Lost & Found
A large number of sweaters, sweat shirts, lunchboxes, water bottles etc. are on the lost & found table outside of the cafeteria. Check to see if any belong to your child

Feb. 6 – March 19 visit any Foodland or Sack N Save and designate Leilehua High School (code #7566) Then every time you shop with your Maikai’i Card you earn points for Leilehua to earn money toward scholarships.

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Sat. Feb. 9         Casino Night at Leilehua High School from 6pm – 10pm in the cafeteria. This fund raiser for the Band is an annual tradition with a silent auction. Admission is $30.  at the door to receive your money to gamble with, also prize drawings, pupus, live music and fun.

Mon. Feb. 11        School’s out at 12:45 all week for Student led Parent Teacher Conferences

Tues. Feb. 12       School’s out at 12:45 all week for Student led Parent Teacher Conferences

Wed. Feb. 13       School’s out at 12:45 all week for Student led Parent Teacher Conferences

Thurs. Feb. 14      Chaperone Training at 8am in P14
                      School’s out at 12:45 all week for Student led Parent Teacher Conferences

Fri. Feb. 15         School’s out at 12:45 all week for Student led Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Eagle Eye Award

Our counselors have started up the Eagle Eye Award to recognize students who demonstrate outstanding deeds, great behavior, or good actions in school. These are students who follow the GLO's and the Tribes agreements. We started a blog so we could share these students and their positive actions. As students are added to the list, we will post their names on the blog. These students receive an Eagle Eye certificate and a $1 PTO gift certificate to be used at the PTO school store. We also have a bulletin board in the cafeteria where these students will be recognized. Congratulations to our first Eagle Eye awardees for the school year!
http://eagleeyeaward.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 4, 2013

Kindergarten Registration has Started!

If you have a child or know a child in our geographic area who will be turning 5 years old by December 31, 2013, he/she is eligible to attend kindergarten when the new school year begins.  Come to the office to get a registration packet.  We also plan to have Kinder-Kamp at our school this summer for three weeks; this program is for those children who have not attended a preschool program.  There are requirements in order to register, so please come by to find out what you need to register your child for kindergarten.