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Friday, March 29, 2013

4/1 - 4/5

4th & 5th grade students who posted comments on the Nene Blog & attended Nene Lunch Discussions, are eligible to attend this year's Nene Ceremony.  Unfortunately, we cannot take all students.  Interested and eligible students should complete this form carefully.  Mrs. Colte will select students based on the quality of their responses.  See the library website for more information.

Have you created your character yet?  It's not too late!  Families are invited to "create a character" for the Story Laboratory Book Fair.  Characters must be original and free standing.   Information went home in your child's Wednesday folder before break or find the flier on the library website:  http://halekulalibrary.weebly.com/  Characters will be due in the library by Friday, April 5.

Volunteers are needed for our Story Laboratory Book Fair April 8-18.  Even an hour or two is a BIG help.  Please complete this form on the library website if you are available to help out.


The PTO would like to congratulate classes and school wide winners for February’s Box Tops-Labels for Education collection contest.  We have 1 more classroom pick up for the prize banner to move to another class and that is this coming Monday, April 1. Thanks you for turning in your Boxtops now. The grade level winners for collection are as follows:
Pre-K----------F-2
Kinder--------I-3
1st--------------P-10
2nd-------------G-1
3rd--------------H-1
4th--------------C-3
5th--------------A-1
And our overall school Box Top Eagle Award goes to Pre-K’s F-2 with over 1,100 Box Tops collected!  Congratulations!

Honolulu 5K for kids is on Sunday April 28. This race is 3.1 miles, starting and ending at the Frank Fasi civic center in Honolulu. Proceeds from this race go back to the schools to help fund PE programs. Enter online at www.honolulu5K.org    

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.

Volunteers for Track Meet
On Tuesday, April 30th, we're having our annual complex Track Meet at Leilehua High School. Mr. Bevacqua will be needing between 7-10 volunteers, to help at the finish line and distribute ribbons.  It'll be from 8:30 to 11:30 on that day; with lunch included!!!
     Check your calendar and if you are available to help please email
Jerry_Bevacqua@notes.k12.hi.us

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Sat. March 30      Fun Fest and EarthDay at Weyand Field. Food, games, rides and inflatables from 9am – 2pm. Pictures with the Easter Bunny 10am – 1pm

Mon. April 1        Boxtops 4 Education pickup from the classrooms.
                      Volunteers welcome to clip and count Boxtops 8am – 10am in P14

Tues. April 2        School starts at 7:55 every day – be in your seat before the bell

Wed. April 3        School is out at 1:30 every Wednesday

Thurs. April 4      Chaperone Training 8am in P14

Fri. April 5         Dominos Pizza – Order from Dominos on post all day and Hale Kula profits

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring Break is Almost Over

Reminder:  This is a short week of school.

  • Monday, March 25 -- The office is open, but there is no school. If you know of new school-aged children who moved into your area during the Spring Break, please let them know that they  need to register for school.  If they have all their paperwork in by noon on March 25, they can begin school on Wednesday, March 27.
  • Tuesday, March 26 -- HOLIDAY - (Prince Kuhio Day) - Who is Prince Kuhio and why do we celebrate this day?  Do a Google search to find out.
  • Wednesday, March 27 -- First day back to school for the 4th quarter of SY 2012-2013
  • Thursday, March 28--Meet the Author!  @ 2:10 in the library w/Sue Cowing
  • Friday, March 29 -- HOLIDAY - Good Friday
  • Sunday, March 31 - Easter Sunday
Local author and poet, Sue Cowing, will read her poems and talk with families about being a writer.  From 2:10-3:00 at the Hale Kula Library.  Mrs. Cowing's books will be available for purchase and families who pre-ordered may pick them up.  Mrs. Cowing will sign books from 3:00-3:30.  Learn more about Mrs. Cowing on the library website:  http://halekulalibrary.weebly.com/

Have you created your character yet?  It's not too late!  Families are invited to "create a character" for the Story Laboratory Book Fair.  Characters must be original and free standing.   Information went home in your child's Wednesday folder before break or find the flier on the library website:  http://halekulalibrary.weebly.com/  Characters will be due in the library by Friday, April 5.

The Polynesian Cultural Center would like to invite you to attend the Grand Opening of their new Hawaiian Village (2pm to 8pm) and their Hawaiian Journey (5pm to 7pm) movie experience. It is free and open to the public so they encourage you to visit them on Friday March 29th, 2013. There will be a special concert from 7pm to 8pm with Mana’o Company.  This sounds like a nice opportunity to experience the Polynesian Cultural Center if you haven't already done so.

Enjoy the last few days of Spring Break!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

$33.2 million Project!

Here's a link to a Power Point presentation about our upcoming construction project at Hale Kula.  Can you believe this is happening?  Pinch me . . . I want to make sure I'm not dreaming!

http://www.slideshare.net/jiwase/dodoea-hale-kula-es-jvefmarch-2013final


Friday, March 15, 2013

Spring Break- School returns March 27


Comings and Goings
If you have moved out of the Schofield Inn please bring in your address verification to the office.  If you are no longer living within our housing area and will be transferring to another
school we ask for 1-2 weeks notice to get a release packet together for the next school.

If you will not be returning to Hale Kula next year make sure you turn in a release form as soon as your duty station is assigned. If you are going to 6th grade at Wheeler Middle, no need a form

Loving Solutions, a parent training workshop, is geared for parents having difficulty with their 5 - 10 year old child or children.
The workshop is FREE....FREE...FREE...All participants need to do is register and pay for their workbook, which is $24.00.
Dates:  April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2, and 9, 2013
Location:  Wahiawa Elementary School, Rm. A 1
Time:  5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Deadline to register:  Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Contact: Sandie Ishii...sandie_ishii@notes.k12.hi.us, 228-0170
         There is a possibility of cancellation if there are not enough participants.  So email Sandie ASAP to reserve your spot at this valuable training.

Volunteers for Track Meet
On Tuesday, April 30th, we're having our annual complex Track Meet at Leilehua High School. Mr. Bevacqua will be needing between 7-10 volunteers, to help at the finish line and distribute ribbons.  It'll be from 8:30 to 11:30 on that day; with lunch included!!!
     Check your calendar and if you are available to help please email Jerry_Bevacqua@notes.k12.hi.us

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Sat. March 16      Geek Day at Leeward Community College 9:30 – 3:00 free hands-on workshops on technology and digital life. Bring your own camera and learn great ways to organize and edit in iphoto and much more.  http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/GeekDay

Mon. March 18     School is out for Spring Break

Tues. March 19     School is out for Spring Break
                      ACS offers Home Alone Safety interactive workshop to provide children with tools to make responsible decisions as they prepare to stay home alone. Open to 9 and 10 year olds. Kalakaua Community Center 9am – 3pm. Must sign up with ACS prior to attending


Wed. March 20    School is out for Spring Break
                      R-Word Rally and Pledge Festival. 2:00pm – 5:00pm Weyand Field (where 4th of July celebration is held) Open to the public; many FREE activities for kids including Hula hoop contest, Velcro golf, keiki ID, bouncy houses, performances by 25th ID band and Wheeler Middle performance group. Special guest appearance by comedian Frank DeLima and his lessons with laughter on bullying. A partnership with Special Olympics Hawaii to eliminate the derogatory use of the word “retarded” and promote respect for everyone. www.hi-mwr.com/r.word

Thurs. March 21    NO SCHOOL for Spring Break. Happy 1st day of Spring.

Fri. March 22 – March 26      NO SCHOOL for Spring Break

Wed. March 27    School returns for the 1st day of 4th Quarter. Schools out at 1:30

Thurs. March 28   School is in session. Author and Poet Sue Cowing will be visiting students and afterschool for families in the library. Author will speak on her writings and sign her books.

Fri. March 29      NO SCHOOL for Good Friday

Sat. March 30      Fun Fest and EarthDay at Weyand Field. Food, games, rides and inflatables from 9am – 2pm. Pictures with the Easter Bunny 10am – 1pm

Monday, March 11, 2013

Friendly reminders :-)

Please remember that the parking lot in front of the school is for staff only during designated hours.  There is sufficient parking in the lot across the school near McNair Gate and by the 4-way stop where the JPOs monitor traffic.  Now that the weather is nicer, you may want to start walking or biking to school again.  With all the construction on base, walking or biking can be less stressful than sitting in a long line that inches along slowly.

Also, we notice that the noise level from the hallways is getting louder at the end of the school day.  Please monitor the volume of your conversations so students are not distracted.  Teachers like to bring closure to the end of the day, and it can be challenging when parents are hanging out by the classroom or when the noise level is distracting.  Many schools do not allow parents in the hallways before the end-of-school bell rings.  We have not made that rule, and if everyone cooperates, we won't have to.  I ask that you self-monitor the noise level and keep your little ones under control so teachers can teach and students can learn.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Jan Iwase, Principal

Friday, March 8, 2013

3/9 - 3/15

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ACS offers Home Alone Safety interactive workshop to provide children with tools to make responsible decisions as they prepare to stay home alone. Open to 9 and 10 year olds. March 19 at the Kalakaua Community Center 9am – 3pm. Must sign up with ACS prior to attending

Honolulu 5K for kids is on Sunday April 28. This race is 3.1 miles, starting and ending at the Frank Fasi civic center in Honolulu. Proceeds from this race go back to the schools to help fund PE programs. Enter online at www.honolulu5K.org     

Author Sue Cowling will visit Hale Kula on March 28, 2013.  Students took a flier/book order home in their Wednesday folder.  Please ask your child if he/she would like to attend.  More information on the Library Website:  http://halekulalibrary.weebly.com/author-sue-cowing.html  Order forms are due by Friday, March 15.  

 Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hunter's Education Program will be presenting a special, FREE, 2 Day Hunter's Ed Class at Leilehua High School on April 5 (Friday 5:45-10pm) and April 6 (7:45am-5pm).  Participants must be at least 10 years old, commit to both days and pass a test at the end to receive their license.  For more information call or email Arlene Ogura 808-622-6593 arlene_ogura@notes.k12.hi.us

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Sat. March 9       ACS offers 4 lenses couples class call to reserve your seat 655-4ACS
                      ACS offers Boot Camp for new dads the 2nd Saturday of every month 9am – noon. Sign up online at http://www.himwr.com

                      Kualoa / Hakipu’u Canoe Festival. Learn about the original settlers of Hawai’I and how they came to the islands with educational booths, canoe rides and more. Kualoa Regional Park, campground 49-479 Kamehameha Hwy 10am – 3pm Free 596-8128

Sun. March 10      Makiki Tantalizer Hike. Up in the Makiki-Tantalus area, 18 trails connect in a labyrinth of paths. Don’t get lost and bring plenty of water. Meet at Iolani Palace, mountain side, 364 S. King St. 8am $3.00 per person. Htm-club.org or call 590-0939

                      Bamboo Treasures. Bring your keiki (3-5 years old) to explore the uses of bamboo by hiking through a grass jungle to search for bamboo treasures and then make a bamboo craft. Reservations required. Hawai’I Nature Center Honolulu 2131 Makiki Heights Dr. 9:30am – 11:30am. $10. 955-0100 ext. 118

Mon. March 11      Chaperone Training at 8am in P14
                      ACS Training Center on Schofield 9:30 – 11am, Find your Balance. Learn tips for recognizing and coping with stress. Call today 655-4ACS

Tues. March 12     Spring Picture Taking for half the school
                      Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books

Wed. March 13     Spring Picture Taking for half the school

Thurs. March 14    Complex Basketball Games for our team of 4th & 5th graders at Leilehua High
                      Super Eagle assembly in the café 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
                      PTO General Membership meeting in the café 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Fri. March 15       Last day of school in the 3rd quarter
                       Meet the Author RSVP & book orders due

Saturday, March 2, 2013

3/4 - 3/9


Honolulu 5K for kids is on Sunday April 28. This race is 3.1 miles, starting and ending at the Frank Fasi civic center in Honolulu. Proceeds from this race go back to the schools to help fund PE programs. Enter online at www.honolulu5K.org    

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
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Mon. March 4      School starts at 7:55 every day. Only 10 school days left this quarter.

Tues. March 5      Chaperone Training at 8:00 am in P14

Wed. March 6      Archery and Art after school activity for all families from 1:30 – 3pm

Thurs. March 7     4th &* 5th grade field trip to HTY
                      Complex Area Fifth Grade Science and Engineering Fair at Wahiawa El

Fri. March 8        School Store in P14 after school every Friday – nothing over $1.00

Sat. March 9       ACS offers 4 lenses couples class call to reserve your seat 655-4ACS
                      ACS offers Boot Camp for new dads the 2nd Saturday of every month 9am – noon. Sign up online at http://www.himwr.com