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Friday, May 31, 2013

May Day Program

Thank you to Mrs. Cummings and Mrs. Yamauchi for putting this May Day video together for your viewing. Here's the link:  http://vimeo.com/channels/hkes

Please feel free to provide us with feedback :-)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Final for the year


Have a happy safe summer. If you are moving, we wish you the best of luck in your new school. Hopefully you have found this email helpful throughout the year. It's easy to unsubscribe once you leave, then you will no longer receive weekly updates.

School office will be open during the summer. These are the hours that they are processing incoming registrations and exit paperwork.  8:30am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Cookbook Contest
The contest is over, because the cookbooks are gone. Congratulations to rooms J1 and F4 for the most cookbooks purchased!! The popsicle parties were rewarded and the money $300+ will be given to the library. Thanks to everyone who bought a 50th anniversary cookbook. Hope you are enjoying the many recipes from staff, families and alumni.

Make Time for Reading this Summer!

Hale Kula Library will be closed during the summer, but our online resources are still available to you! 
Click on "Online Resources" from the Library's Home Page to access all these resources. 
User name:  halekula
Password:  eagles
Tumblebooks:  Animated picture books (great for toddlers thru 5th grade)
True Flix:  Information books about science and history/culture
Enchanted Learning:  Activity booklets and information on topics like animals, dinosaurs, languages, countries, famous people and more.
World Almanac Online:  Information, pictures and videos about people, space, United States, and much, much more.

Wahiawa Public Library invites you to "Dig Into Reading" with their weekly stories & programs for kids (toddlers to age 10).
Thursday nights in June from 6:00 - 7:15 pm are Storytime
May 29 - July 3 Summer Reading Program
Children may register at Wahiawa Public Library beginning May 29 and earn weekly rewards for reading.  Weekly story time programs offer students opportunities to meet live animals, learn about growing plants and discover natural science.  It's FREE!

Sgt. Yano Library also invites children to participate in their summer reading program "Have Book Will Travel."
Thursdays 3:00
June 10 - July 13
Register your children at Sgt. Yano and children may earn weekly rewards for reading.  Story times & programs will entertain children with magic, singing, and more.  Free!

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May 29      If you turned in exit paperwork by May 20, your packet will be ready for pickup
              If you turned in paperwork for return of overpayment to lunch account, pick up


Mon. Aug. 5        2013-2014 School Year Begins

Wednesdays this school year 1:10 will be dismissal.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Your Feedback is Important!



The School Community Council has requested your feedback on an important survey to improve teaching and learning at Hale Kula.  The survey is on-line at surveymonkey.com.  We announced this survey over a month ago, and to date, we have had a poor response rate.  We are extending the date for parent input to May 24.  Please go to the following link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8VSLC6 to complete the survey.  It doesn’t take long, and your response will help us to make decisions to improve our school.

Also, the School Community Council is looking for 2 parent representatives.  We had no one volunteer when we asked previously.  If you are interested in serving on the SCC to provide input regarding our Academic and Financial Plan, please email Principal Jan Iwase at jan_iwase@notes.k12.hi.us.  Thank you!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

oops

Who noticed the mistake? What a difference 1 word makes. It should have said "No school  store on  Friday" But I left out the word 'store'. Yes, there is school on Friday and it ends at 1:30. I was trying to say that the PTO will not have their school store open on the last day of the year. Sorry for any confusion, I will blame it on being tired after Water Play Day.

I would like to thank all the great volunteers that helped make Water Play Day a success. Our military partner the 25th HHBN provided 20 great soldiers and I think they had as much fun as the kids.  Our parent volunteers were a big help escorting students around.  Your generous donation of water bottles was very appreciated. And a special shout out to those that filled water balloons as home. Mahalo.

P.S. School ends at 2:10 on Wednesday

Friday, May 17, 2013

5/20 - 5/24


Parent Survey
The School Community Council would like your feedback.  Please go to the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8VSLC6
Those submitting their responses will be eligible for a prize drawing!  Follow the directions.

Change of Schedule for May 22 and May 24
Please be aware that we are changing the dismissal time for Wednesday, May 22 and Friday, May 24.  Classes will be dismissed at 2:10 on Wednesday, May 22 and at 1:30 on Friday, May 24.  We will remind you prior to these dates in case you forget.

Yearbooks are for sale $20 cash only.
Only 20 yearbooks left. For sale after school every day next week until sold out

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY

Cookbook Contest
Hale Kula celebrated our 50th birthday by creating a cookbook. Recipes were collected from students, teachers and parents. Only 2 weeks left of school and we only have 3 cookbooks left for the bargain price of $9.00 each. We have a contest that runs until all cookbooks are gone. The classroom with the most sales gets a popsicle party. To purchase a cookbook, email armyjeans@msn.com leave your name, contact number, how many cookbooks and child’s classroom number. 
ALL proceeds go to the library...support Hale Kula's library. They make great farewell gifts.


Lunch Payments:
We sometimes have money left in our lunch account when school ends. If you are not continuing at Hale Kula next year, your lunch refund will be available in the front office on or after May 29 along with your exit packet of paperwork for your next school.  If you are graduating but want your extra money to go to a siblings account next year, please turn in form soon.
Make sure your child/children has/have enough money in their account to last through Friday May 24.

Comings and Goings
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

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.

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Mon. May 20       School Community Council Meeting 3pm in the library

Tues. May 21       School starts at 7:55  every day

Wed. May 22       SCHOOL IS OUT AT 2:10 TODAY
                      5th Grade Field Trip to Ice Palace
                      Super Eagle celebration for the 4th Quarter from 5pm – 6pm in the cafeteria

Thurs. May 23      Wheeler Middle School Promotion ceremony

Fri. May 24         SCHOOL IS OUT AT 1:30 TODAY
                      5th grade graduation at 8:30am in the cafeteria
                      NO school store today.
                      Last day of school for the year. Have a happy safe summer

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hooray for Our Staff and Volunteers!

This is the last quarter of SY2012-2013.  If you have a special staff member or volunteer whom you'd like to nominate, go to www.halekula.k12.hi.us and click on the link for "Hooray for Our Staff" and "Hooray for Volunteers."  Post your comment about why you appreciate this person by May 20 so we can randomly pick someone to receive the $50 gift card.  Thank you to the PTO for sponsoring this award.  Those who've received the gift cards have been so surprised and appreciative!

Friday, May 10, 2013

5/11 - 5/17

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May Day starts at 9:00am
Sorry for any confusion in saying that it started at 8:30. Our Schoolwide May Day celebration starts at 9am and lasts approx. hour and a half.  Families are invited to come and see the performances every grade level has been preparing.

Water Play is May 17
Every grade will come to the field to play water activities. In order to participate; students can have no outstanding lunch loans or library books.  Students must have complete change of clothes including underwear, towel and rubber slippers are a good idea, pack everything in plastic market bag that can be used to hold wet items. Students should bring water bottles to the field since no water will be available to drink during their 45 minutes of water play.

We will be switching the schedule on the last week of school
Wednesday, May 22 -- School will end at 2:10 & Friday, May 24 - School will end at 1:30.

Yearbooks are for sale $20 cash only.
First come, first served until sold out. May 10 & 17 in P14 at school store.  May 15 after May Day ceremony and after school.

Cookbook Contest
Hale Kula celebrated our 50th birthday by creating a cookbook. Recipes were collected from students, teachers and parents. Only 2 weeks left of school and we only have 3 cookbooks left for the bargain price of $9.00 each. We have a contest that runs until all cookbooks are gone. The classroom with the most sales gets a popsicle party. To purchase a cookbook, email armyjeans@msn.com leave your name, contact number, how many cookbooks and child’s classroom number. 
ALL proceeds go to the library...support Hale Kula's library. They make great farewell gifts.


Lunch Payments:
We sometimes have money left in our lunch account when school ends. If you are not continuing at Hale Kula next year, your lunch refund will be available in the front office on or after May 29 along with your exit packet of paperwork for your next school.  If you are graduating but want your extra money to go to a siblings account next year, please turn in form soon.
Make sure your child/children has/have enough money in their account to last through Friday May 24. Last day to deposit to lunch accounts is May 18 AND NO MORE LUNCH LOANS!  According to State, a student must have no outstanding obligations, as in outstanding lunch loans or outstanding library books, in order to participate in extra-curricular or nonacademic activities such as Water Play Day. 

Schofield Football Association registrations.
Age groups: division 1 is grades 7 & 8. Division 2 is grades 4, 5, 6 and grade 3 with a waiver. Contact: Matthew Lockman 253-230-6590 or Schofield.Patriots@yahoo.com

Comings and Goings
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

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.

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Sat. May 11         Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Put your non-perishable donation in a bag next to your mailbox

Mon. May 13        School starts at 7:55 every day. If late, go to office for tardy slip.

Tues. May 14       Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books
                      Kindergarten Field trip to Polynesian Cultural Center

Wed. May 15      May Day celebration for the whole school performing by grade level 9am

Thurs. May 16      5th graders go to the café at 1pm to hear Wheeler Middle students speak

Fri. May 17         Water Play Day for the whole school by grade level playing water activities
                      Pizza party during lunch for Greeters, JPO, Peer mediators, Student Council

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Updates - May 8, 2013

May Day - May 15, 2013
We hope you plan on joining us on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at the field in front of the school. This is our May Day celebration held every other school year.  Every grade level will be performing a dance number.  It'll be hot so wear your sunscreen, bring a hat, a mat or chair, and water, and be prepared with your camera!  There is very limited parking, so if possible, carpool or walk to the school.  Also, if  you are an individual with a disability, please contact Principal Jan Iwase or Vice Principal Agnes Leinau at (808) 622-6380  to make arrangements for reasonable modifications and accessibility to school events by Monday, May 13, 2013. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your request.

Parent Survey
The School Community Council would like your feedback.  Please go to the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8VSLC6
Those submitting their responses will be eligible for a prize drawing!  Follow the directions.

Change of Schedule for May 22 and May 24
Please be aware that we are changing the dismissal time for Wednesday, May 22 and Friday, May 24.  Classes will be dismissed at 2:10 on Wednesday, May 22 and at 1:30 on Friday, May 24.  We will remind you prior to these dates in case you forget.






Saturday, May 4, 2013

We Need Your Input!

The School Community Council has posted an on-line survey, and we'd like your responses.  If you have a few minutes, please give us your feedback by completing the survey.  Your input will help us to improve our school.  Here's the link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K8VSLC6
Thank you!

Friday, May 3, 2013

5/4 - 5/11


Teacher Appreciation Week May 6 – 10 – Thank your teacher for a great school year

Yearbooks are for sale $20 cash only.
First come, first served until sold out. May 8 afterschool near the cafeteria. May 10 & 17 in P14 at school store. May 15 after May Day ceremony and after school.

Lunch Payments:
We sometimes have money left in our lunch account when school ends. If you are not continuing at Hale Kula next year, your lunch refund will be available in the front office on or after May 29 along with your exit packet of paperwork for your next school.  If you are graduating but want your extra money to go to a siblings account next year, please turn in form soon.
Make sure your child/children has/have enough money in their account to last through Friday May 24. Last day to deposit to lunch accounts is May 18 AND NO MORE LUNCH LOANS!  According to State, a student must have no outstanding obligations, as in outstanding lunch loans or outstanding library books, in order to participate in extra-curricular or nonacademic activities such as Water Play Day. 

Schofield Football Association registrations.
Age groups: division 1 is grades 7 & 8. Division 2 is grades 4, 5, 6 and grade 3 with a waiver. Contact: Matthew Lockman 253-230-6590 or Schofield.Patriots@yahoo.com

Comings and Goings
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

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.

Lost & Found
A large number of sweaters, sweatshirts, 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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Sat, May 4          Aloha Aina Recycling Drive 9am – 12pm Mililani Uka Elementary 94-380 Kuahelani Ave. Items accepted: all types of scrap metal including bicycles and appliances, computers, printers including cartridges and toner, all types of batteries, reusable clothing and household items, paper, corrugated cardboard, hi5 glass bottles & jars, aluminum cans, plastics and more.

Mon. May 6         Teacher Appreciation: High five your teacher day and bring some hand sanitizer to donate to class

Tues. May 7        4th grade field trip to Loi Patch
                      Teacher Appreciation: hug your teacher and bring a box of tissues for class

Wed. May 8        Staff appreciation luncheon in D4 – thank you for your contributions

Thurs. May 9       4th grade field trip to Loi Patch
                      Teacher Appreciation: Bring a card, poem or note and school supply item

Fri. May 10         Every Friday Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00

Sat. May 11         Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Put your non-perishable donation in a bag next to your mailbox

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Here's the link to the breakfast and lunch menu for May.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/138846954/May-Breakfast-Lunch-Menu

Also, please make sure your child has money in his/her meal account.  Your child's time to eat is shortened when he/she has to take a slip to the office to call parents when your child is short of money for lunch. If in doubt, it's best to send money with your child.  Place the money in an envelope, seal it, and make sure your child's name is on the envelope.

Thank you for your cooperation with this issue.  Please remember that your child will not be able to join in the fun for water play day, class parties, or other end-of-the-year activities if he/she owes money for lunch or for a lost or damaged book.  (A Department policy states that students may have no outstanding obligations in order to participate in these types of activities.)

Please ensure that your child will be able to participate by clearing up all of his/her financial obligations.