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Saturday, August 31, 2013

9/1 - 97


Thank you for buying Jamba Juice on Tuesday, sorry that it sold out so quickly. Book Swaps and Jamba Juice happen once a month on a Tuesday and the next one is September 24.  Jamba has confirmed that they will bring many more smoothies so everyone can have one.

Chaperone Training Winner
Congratulations to Melodie Thomas of E4 for winning the $10 Wal-Mart gift card. Stop by P14 to pick it up. Every parent that trained or updated in the first month of school was eligible to win.  We continue to offer Chaperone Trainings once a month throughout the entire year.
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Sun. Sept. 1         4th Annual Rice Festival at Ward Centers, noon – 5pm free.  Come and sample some of your favorite rice dishes from more than 30 rice vendors. Spam musubi eating contest

                      Hawaii Polo Club’s season resumes at Mokuleia, It continues on Sundays through Oct. 27. Gates open at 11am and matches begin at 2pm. $10 open field. 226-0061 or 220-5153                 

Mon. Sept. 2               NO SCHOOL –HAPPY LABOR DAY

Tues. Sept. 3      

Wed. Sept. 4       School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. Sept. 5      Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14

Fri. Sept. 6         Every Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00

Fri. Sept. 6 at 6:30pm & Sat. Sept. 7 at 5:30pm
Auditions for the Fall musical ‘The Little Mermaid’. Tryouts will be held at Applause! Performance Academy at 614 Kilani Ave in Wahiawa. Looking for a large cast of men, women and children (age 5 and up) who can dance, act and sing.  Rehearsals will be held Friday through Sunday nights with the shows in early December.  Auditioners should be prepared to sing 16 – 24 bars of a Broadway or Disney song and should provide their own sheet music for the accompanist. A current photo and performance resume are requested, if available. 622-1272 or ditrdirector@yahoo.com

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-Ups

This year, we are using ptcfast.com to schedule our Parent-Teacher Conferences which will be taking place during the week of September 9-13. We sent a letter home today from your child's teacher with dates to begin signing up. We hope this is a timesaver for everyone. Please follow directions that were included in the letter today. We would appreciate feedback to see if we should continue to use this program for our spring Student-Led Conferences!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Facebook School Community Meeting

Have you signed up to attend our virtual Facebook School Community Meeting hosted by our School Community Council? You can join right up to the time of the event. We'll be posting some questions prior to the meeting. This is an opportunity for anyone to contribute to the discussion of how we can improve teaching and learning at Hale Kula. Hope to see you virtually on Monday, August 26 from 6:00-7:00 pm!


8/26 - 8/30


1st grade children at recess like to color. Asking for donations of gently used coloring books or chalk. You can send it to P6.

Birthdays
The Department of Education has a wellness policy which stresses physical activity and healthy eating.  Schools are discouraged from serving or selling foods that have little nutritional value and contribute to obesity or other health-related conditions.  This year, we are requesting that class parties serve healthy refreshments and that birthdays be celebrated without cupcakes or other sweets. If parents would like to celebrate a child's birthday, please check with your child's teacher. He/She can suggest other ways to celebrate such as donating a book or game to the class.  These items will be enjoyed by the students long after your child's birthday. Please help us comply with the Department health and wellness guidelines.

Visitors on Campus
Other than the 15 minutes when dropping off students and the 15 minutes around picking up students, we do request that visitors on campus, including parents, sign in at the main school office and pick up a visitor's pass.  This is a security issue; we need to know that all adults on campus have a valid reason for being here.  We greatly appreciate your kokua (cooperation/assistance).

Dogs on Campus.
Please refrain from bringing dogs &/or other pets on campus as we have a rather large number of individuals that are allergic to animal fur/dander and very young children often can't resist the impulse to want to pet an animal that might make them sick.  Thank you for your continued kokua
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Mon. Aug. 26       School Community Council hosts a Facebook Town Hall Meeting to discuss ways to improve teaching and learning at Hale Kula.   6:00-7:00 p.m.  Anyone can join our virtual meeting (we opened it to the public).  Go to our Hale Kula Eagles FB page and go to "More" and click on "Events."  Sign up to join our meeting.

Tues. Aug. 27      Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books after school behind the cafeteria

Wed. Aug. 28      PTO Fundraising idea meeting in P14 at 8:00am
                      Show your school spirit by wearing your Hale Kula T shirt every Wed.
                      School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. Aug. 29     Dominos Fundraiser– order from the Dominos on post all day long - We get $

Fri. Aug. 30        Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14 (toddlers are fine at this training)
                      Copy Training at 8:30am in P14 and then we will go to D4 – no kids allowed
                      There will be concrete trucks in the school parking lot from about 9:00-11:30
                      Every Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00
                      Last day to update your Chaperone Training for chance to win prize

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Staff and Volunteer Appreciations!

Please consider nominating a special staff member or volunteer at Hale Kula!  Each month, the PTO will be honoring one staff member and one volunteer with a $50 gift card.  Winners will be selected via a random drawing where all nominees throughout the year are eligible.

Go to our school web page and click on the Hooray for Our Hale Kula Staff or Hooray for Our Volunteers link.  Under "First Quarter - School Year 2013-2014," click on the image of the pencil to post a comment.  We will approve your comment before publishing it.

Last year, we got lots of  nominations!  Let's increase our number this year!

Parent Volunteers -- We Need You!

Here's a link to an infographic about the importance of parent volunteers in our schools.  We want and need your support as we strive to ensure success for every student at Hale Kula!

There are so many opportunities to get involved -- contact your child's teacher, PCNC (Parent Community Networking Center) coordinator Ellen Petry, or PTO President Jeri Duncan for more information.




Tuesday, August 20, 2013

School Community Council Facebook Virtual Meeting

Last year, our School Community Council hosted a Facebook Town Hall Meeting to discuss ways to improve teaching and learning at Hale Kula.  This year, our SCC decided to hold two Virtual meetings via Facebook.  The first one will be next Monday, August 26 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Anyone can join our virtual meeting (we opened it to the public).  Go to our Hale Kula Eagles FB page and go to "More" and click on "Events."  Sign up to join our meeting.  We already have a  number of people attending. We hope you will, too!

Friday, August 16, 2013

8/17 - 8/23


Sat. Aug. 17      Pineapple Parade down California Ave in Wahiawa 9am -10am. 

                   Pineapple Festival at Wahiawa District Park 10am - 6pm. Craft Fair, ono ethnic food, keiki fun with robotics, face painting, balloons, clowns, Xtreme Fun bouncers & rides, shaved ice, cotton candy and more.  Jazz festival on stage from 2:30 - 6pm . 11th Annual Wahiawa Pineapple Festival: The former 'Pineapple Capitol" of the world celebrates its agricultural heritage.

Sat. Aug. 17        Book Sale – Friends of Waialua library have a book sale from 9am – 2pm call 637-8286

Sat &Sun 17 & 18  Made in Hawaii Festival 10am – 5pm Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. $4.00 admission and kids under 6 are free.

Mon. Aug. 19       All kindergarteners attend for first time together in class

Tues. Aug. 20      School Community Council Meeting 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Wed. Aug. 21       Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14

Thurs. Aug. 22     School starts at 7:55am every day – Be in class or go to the office for tardy slip.

Fri. Aug. 23        Field Trip for kindergarten to HTY
                      Every Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

PTO Meeting on August 14

Join us Wednesday Aug 14th at 1:20 for a PTO meeting under the tent outside P14. There will be a raffle drawing for attendees, and we will be voting on the board positions and the budget. Please view our agenda, our budget and our bylaws by clicking the links below

Hale Kula PTO Bylaws


Proposed PTO Budget: click below
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1XKJLfNHqTud0NSQVJLOHVRSEk/edit?usp=sharing
 

Saturday, August 10, 2013

8/12 - 8/17


PTO meeting Wednesday, August 14
1:20pm  - Everyone welcome outside P14. Let the kids play. Let your voice be heard. Meet the new PTO board in their yellow T shirts.

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Mon. Aug. 12       School starts at 7:55am every day –
                      Be seated in your class, or go to the office for a tardy slip

Tues. Aug. 13       Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14 (your kids can come to this training)
                      Copy Training at 8:30am in P14 – (no kids allowed)

Wed. Aug. 14       Field trip for 3rd Grade to HTY (Parent Bulletin listed that 4th grade was going on this field trip, apologize for any confusion)
                      PTO meeting – Everyone welcome at 1:20pm outside P14
                      4pm – 7pm Super Scout Sign Up at the Scout Hut – Girl, Cub & Boy Scouts

Thurs. Aug. 15     Chaperone Training at 10:00am in P14
                      Boxtops 4 Education & Campbelle labels for education pick up from classroom – You can turn labels in any time, remember to put your childs name on the baggie.

Fri. Aug. 16         NO SCHOOL –Happy Admissions Day–Hawai’i became a state. – This is a STATE HOLIDAY

Sat. Aug. 17      Pineapple Parade down California Ave in Wahiawa 9am -10am. 
                   Pineapple Festival at Wahiawa District Park 10am - 6pm. Craft Fair, ono ethnic food, keiki fun with robotics, face painting, balloons, clowns, Xtreme Fun bouncers & rides, shaved ice, cotton candy and more.  Jazz festival on stage from 2:30 - 6pm . 11th Annual Wahiawa Pineapple Festival: The former 'Pineapple Capitol" of the world celebrates its agricultural heritage.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

97% - Keep it Up!

Attendance has been great the first four days of SY2013-2014!  97% of our students have been in school and there are hardly any tardy students! YEAH!

Yes, kindergarten hasn't started yet, but nonetheless, I am encouraged that we will have fewer absent students this year.  One of our goals is to improve attendance because learning is definitely impacted when students are not in school.

By the way, thank you for walking and biking to school!  Traffic improves when fewer cars are on the road!


Friday, August 2, 2013

8/3 - 8/9


August Parent Bulletin is on our school website or you can click this link to see it. http://www.halekula.k12.hi.us/pages/Hale_Kula_Elementary_School/Parents/Parent_News/Parent_Bulletin  Everyone will receive a paper copy of the August Parent Bulletin in their Wednesday folder next week. If you want to receive any other paper copies of monthly Bulletin make sure you turn in Go Green paper you will also get in Wednesday folder

In order to be a Chaperone on any school field trip you must attend Chaperone Training, once.  Classes are: in P14, last 30 minutes, are free and you can come anytime.  If you completed Chaperone Training in the past, then stop by P14  and update your child(rens) classrooms and any phone number changes on your Chaperone Registration Form.
You will receive a chaperone reminder paper and as an incentive for doing this before August 30 you can enter a special prize drawing.
       If you have never come to Hale Kula Chaperone Training, no worries. We offer 5 classes this month. And taking training this month enters you to win the drawing.

Our 33.2 million Construction Project
To receive updates about how buildings are progressing you can sign up at hkesfollowourprogress.blogspot.com then you will receive emails.

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Sat. Aug. 3         Family Fun Fair at Wahiawa District Park 10am – 2pm – games, rides, food

Mon. Aug. 5        First Day of School for 1st – 5th Graders – Let’s have a great year!

Tues. Aug. 6        School starts at 7:55 every day – be in your seat before the bell
                      IPC Annual Night Out against crime for families at Kaena Community Center. 4:00pm-6:30pm. Purpose is to heighten awareness and strengthen participation in local anti-crime efforts.

Wed. Aug. 7        School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. Aug. 8      Chaperone Training 8:00am in P14
                      4:00pm Kindergarten Class Postings

Fri. Aug. 9          8:00am Kindergarten Parent Orientation in the cafe, bring school supplies


School Bus:  Any questions, please call Cheryl in the school's office at 622-6380, x221
If your student lives a mile or more away from school and will be riding the school bus, please turn in a bus registration form and make payment in the school's office by August 2.  Registration forms and the current bus schedule are available in the office.  Passes will be ready for pick up during the week of 7/29/13.  Fees are:
Annual:            $270.00 round trip,  $135.00 one-way
Quarterly:       $72.00      "       "    $ 36.00  one-way
Bus Coupons:   $12.50 per sheet of 10 (cash only)
Cash (exact amount appreciated) and checks are accepted for annual and quarterly passes. Please make checks to:  Department of Education.  Cash only for coupons.