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Thursday, October 31, 2013

11/1 - 11/9



            November 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 

Needed: Adult Lunch Room Supervisors ... 1.5 to 2 hours per day ... $8.00 per hour ... We have 5 of our 6 lunch supervisors PCSing between January and July so would like to interview & select sooner so that incoming supervisors have a chance to sub a few times in order to get familiar with the procedures before they take over full time.  Please call in for an interview ~  Thank you very much, Agnes Leinau, Vice Principal, 808-622-6380 ext 225

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Fri. Nov. 1          Every Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00

Sat. Nov. 2         Leeward Discovery Fair 9am – 3pm. The family-oriented day includes food booths, plant sales and entertainment Admission is free, with ample free parking. Interactive learning activities for the entire family. Mock crime scene investigation, forensic puzzle to be solved. http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/LeewardDiscoveryFair

Sat. Nov. 2         Family Sports Day at Stoneman Athletic Field, Schofield from 9am – 1pm. Sports stations and information booths. Football, soccer, golf, obstacle course, softball, basketball, track & field. Open to all military families. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. 655-4ACS or www.himwr.com/acs 

Mon. Nov. 4        Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14

Tues. Nov. 5      

Wed. Nov. 6        Make Up Picture Day – Bring your pictures back that you want retaken. Students new since September take school pictures for first time to be included in yearbook.

Thurs. Nov. 7      School starts at 7:55 every day - Thanks for being on time.

Fri. Nov. 8          Boxtops 4 Education pick up from classroom – You can turn them in anytime, remember to put your childs name on the baggie. We also collect Campbells labels for education

Sat. Nov. 9         Going Green collecting your recyclables at Ka’ala Elementary School, 130 California Ave. Wahiawa. 9am – 1pm. Collecting canned goods to support Hawaii Food Bank. Collecting scrap metal, bicycles, appliances, computers, printers, cell phones, batteries, usable clothing and household items, used eye glasses and hearing aids, old tennis balls, cat and dog food, towels, blankets.

Sat. Nov. 9         Holiday Craft Fair at Leilehua High School Cafeteria 9am – 2pm. Gifts – Crafts – Ono food – farmers market – plants & orchids – family fun zone – door prizes

Announcements - October 30

Families had a great time at tonight's BYOP event!  Thank you to Parent Coordinator Ellen Petry for the idea and for coordinating the volunteers!

On Monday, October 28, Garrison Commander Whitney and SM Regalbuti attended our School Community Council meeting to address concerns I brought up at the Army School Planning Committee meeting earlier this month.  Our primary issue was safety, and we were told to call the MP office if we have concerns, specifically the following:

  • Cars are not obeying traffic signs, including disregarding the JPOs who are on duty in the mornings and afternoons There are several near-misses each week because drivers or pedestrians are not being mutually respectful of our student JPOs.
  • Cars are parked illegally on the sidewalk in front of the school parking lot where there are No Parking signs along the sidewalk.
  • Children under the age of 10 walking to and from school without adult supervision.
Please do  not put us in the situation of having to call MPs because our parents are not following base or school rules.  We ask that you respect the rules which are intended to keep our students safe.  

Thank you,
Jan Iwase
Principal

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pumpkins and Costumes


Wednesday, October 30 is BYOP – 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the cafeteria. Families bring your own pumpkin. Pumpkin carving tools and templates for fancy carving will be available. Weigh your pumpkin when you arrive and again after carved to see the difference. Families can also visit the spooky touch and feel stations and temporary tattoos.  Check out Mrs. Leinau’s animal skeleton collection and more.

Thursday, October 31 Kindergarten is having their Halloween Parade starting at 1:15 p.m.  Students should come to school in their regular clothes and bring their costume in a bag. The parade starts close to the kindergarten bulletin board.  They will be parading around campus, walking in front of the office, and ending our parade at the 1st grade playground around 1:45 p.m.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10/26 - 11/2


            School Lunch menu changes:  (switching 10/29 & 30 menus)
10/29 -  Creole Macaroni    &  10/30 -  Chicken Nuggets on shredded cabbage

Needed: Adult Lunch Room Supervisors ... 1.5 to 2 hours per day ... $8.00 per hour ... We have 5 of our 6 lunch supervisors PCSing between January and July so would like to interview & select sooner so that incoming supervisors have a chance to sub a few times in order to get familiar with the procedures before they take over full time.  Please call in for an interview ~  Thank you very much, Agnes Leinau, Vice Principal, 808-622-6380 ext 225

The Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Military Mentoring Program supports
children ages 9-17 of active-duty military personnel of all branches and
components including National Guard and Reserve. Youth referred to the
program do not need to be from a single parent home like the traditional Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Studies show that 84% of children involved in the program increase self-confidence and 57% increase in overall academic performance. For more information and to make a youth or adult volunteer referral, please contact Jeff Mullis at jmullis@bbbshawaii.org or 808-695-4554.
http://www.himwr.com/images/CYSS/SSS/BBBS-Hawaii-MMP.pdf


Future Flight Hawaii family exploration program. Parents and their children join together in a unique mission team to explore science in a 2 day weekend program. Eligibility: students in grades 2, 3, 4, 5 (as of Jan. 1, 2014) and one parent. Session 2014F is June 7-8, 2014 at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu. Sat. 8:30 – 3:45 and Sunday 8:30 – 3pm. Tuition is $290 for one child and one accompanying adult (includes: science supplies and tools, future flight T shirts, lunches on both days. Enrollment is presently being accepted. art@higp.hawaii.edu or 934-7261

Haunted Dole Plantation Oct. 12 – Oct. 31. Featuring a haunted house with 13 plantation curses from 10am – 3pm daily. Nighttime scares from 7pm – 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays are the Trail of Terror maze. Nightmare Express train and special haunted house fright nights. Tickets cost $13. at the door. Visit doleplantation.com or nightmareslive.com
Pumpkin Festival at Aloun Farms Oct. 26 & 27  8:30 – 5pm. Free hayrides all day.  Self pick your own pumpkin. Live entertainment. $2.00 admission (kids under 2 are free)  677-9516 or www.alounfarms.com
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Sat. Oct. 26        Wahiawa Botanical Garden 11am – 2pm FREE Bring your picnic basket and wear a costume, you may win a prize. You may bump into Hansel and Gretel or Cinderella or other storybook characters strolling thru the garden

Sun. Oct. 27        Kids Fest at Bishop Museum 10am – 2pm a FREE fun family event. Registration commences at 9:30. Health and wellness workshops, free admission to the Bishop Museum, entertainment from clowns with balloons, free snacks 522-3469

Mon. Oct. 28      School Community Council Meeting 3pm in the library

Tues. Oct. 29      4th Grade field trip to Honolulu Theatre for Youth
                      Chaperone Training at 1:30pm in P14

Wed. Oct. 30      BYOP – 6pm – 7:30pm in the cafeteria. Families bring your own pumpkin and we all carve our own pumpkin. Weigh your pumpkin and check out some spooky stations.

Thurs. Oct. 31      Halloween Kindergarten Parade at 1:15. Change into costumes after lunch

Fri. Nov. 1          Every Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00

Sat. Nov. 2         Leeward Discovery Fair 9am – 3pm. The family-oriented day includes food booths, plant sales and entertainment Admission is free, with ample free parking. Interactive learning activities for the entire family. Mock crime scene investigation, forensic puzzle to be solved. http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/LeewardDiscoveryFair

Sat. Nov. 2         Family Sports Day at Stoneman Athletic Field, Schofield from 9am – 1pm. Sports stations and information booths. Football, soccer, golf, obstacle course, softball, basketball, track & field. Open to all military families. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. 655-4ACS or www.himwr.com/acs 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

10/18 - 10/25


    School Lunch menu changes:  (switching 10/29 & 30 menus)
10/29 -  Creole Macaroni    &  10/30 -  Chicken Nuggets on shredded cabbage

Haunted Dole Plantation Oct. 12 – Oct. 31. Featuring a haunted house with 13 plantation curses from 10am – 3pm daily. Nighttime scares from 7pm – 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays are the Trail of Terror maze. Nightmare Express train and special haunted house fright nights. Tickets cost $13. at the door. Visit doleplantation.com or nightmareslive.com
Pumpkin Festival at Aloun Farms Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27  8:30 – 5pm. Free hayrides all day.  Self pick your own pumpkin. Live entertainment. $2.00 admission (kids under 2 are free)  677-9516 or www.alounfarms.com
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Fri. Oct. 18         Boxtops 4 Education pick up from classroom – You can turn them in anytime, remember to put your childs name on the baggie. We also collect Campbells labels for education & Tyson Project A plus (you can put all in same bag)

Sat. Oct. 19        PetSmart sponsors a Halloween costume party for pets from 9am – 11am at Mililani Town Center, complete with prizes and photos. Call 489-9231

Mon. Oct. 21       Kindergarten field trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Tues. Oct. 22      Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14
                      Copy Training at 10am in P14 and then we will go to the machines in D4      
                      Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books

Wed. Oct. 23      Staff picture at 7:30 followed by club pictures
                      PTO Meeting – Everyone welcome at 1:20 pm outside P14

Thurs. Oct. 24     School starts at 7:55 every day – Be in your class or get tardy slip from office

Fri. Oct. 25        PTO Membership Contest by class ends today. So register now, only $10. Every membership gets a free water bottle. Registering by today helps your childs class to win prize.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Nominations for Volunteer and Staff for the First Quater

Please consider nominating someone for the Hooray for Volunteers or Hooray for our Staff Quarter 1 award.  Surely, there are more volunteers or staff who make Hale Kula a better place.

Go to our school website - www.halekula.k12.hi.us and click on the link on the home page.  Click on the pencil icon and write your comments. They need to be approved before publishing, and that's it!  Your nominee has a chance to win a $50 California Pizza Kitchen gift card!  We'll be doing the random drawing on Wednesday afternoon to give everyone an opportunity to nominate someone.

So far, the following have been nominated:
Volunteers - Ana Murray, Khristine Aguilar, Jennifer Calhoun, and Jeri Duncan.  That's it!  We certainly have more volunteers who have helped around the school!
Staff - Kanani Chang-Viloria and the rest of the custodial staff, Megan Cummings, the counselors, Jerry Bevacqua, Ted Enoki, Mary Anne Souza, Debra Oliveros, Michelle Colte, and Ellen Petry.

Please consider nominating someone!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

10/13 - 10/19


School is out for Intercession Break Oct. 7 – 15. School resumes Wed. Oct. 16
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Sun.  Oct. 13      Hawaii Dog Foundation hosts a ‘meet and greet’ session with its adoptable dogs from noon to 2pm at Mililani Mauka Dog Park, 95-1069 Ukuwai St. Call 782-8387.

Mon. Oct. 14       NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

Tues. Oct. 15       NO SCHOOL – Prepare your backpack & school clothes for school tomorrow

Wed. Oct. 16       School returns for the 2nd quarter

Thurs. Oct. 17      Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14

Fri. Oct. 18         Boxtops 4 Education pick up from classroom – You can turn them in anytime, remember to put your childs name on the baggie. We also collect Campbells labels for education

Sat. Oct. 19        PetSmart sponsors a Halloween costume party for pets from 9am – 11am at Mililani Town Center, complete with prizes and photos. Call 489-9231

Haunted Dole Plantation Oct. 12 – Oct. 31. Featuring a haunted house with 13 plantation curses from 10am – 3pm daily. Nighttime scares from 7pm – 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays are the Trail of Terror maze. Nightmare Express train and special haunted house fright nights. Tickets cost $13. at the door. Visit doleplantation.com or nightmareslive.com

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Super Eagle Assembly and Cardboard Challenge links

Here's a link to an unedited video of our Super Eagle of the Quarter Assembly.  Thank you to our Tech Coordinator, Mrs. Cummings, for videotaping the assembly.  http://vimeo.com/channels/hkes
or go to link on http://www.halekula.k12.hi.us/

Friday, October 4 was Cardboard Challenge Day at Hale Kula!  There are lots more photos -- we need to figure out how to collate them.  It was an amazing day of using our imaginations, problem-solving, collaborating, and sharing!  http://www.slideshare.net/jiwase/cardboard-challenge

Enjoy and feel free to share!

Friday, October 4, 2013

10/4 - 10/18


The Book Fair is open 7 am - 3 pm Friday--please stop by any time during the day!  Can't stop by?  Shop online:  http://goo.gl/HPpXqM

Fun Family Friday
Cardboard Challenge is here, Friday October 4. Students are creating games from cardboard and other recycled materials.   
After school  - Come check out the Cardboard maze outside of P14 after school.  Soldiers are building it and students can go through it.  Friday School store is open in P14. And it’s the last day to shop the Book Fair.

October 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 
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School is out for Intercession Break Oct. 7 – 15. School resumes Wed. Oct. 16

Sunday Oct 6 Child & Youth Day- State Capital 10 AM - 3 PM Food, Booths, games, music and more.

Lego: Travel Adventure
Bishop Museum, runs until Jan. 5 9am – 5pm closed Tuesdays. $8.95 – 19.95. Children are invited to create vehicles capable of flying, driving, and floating or all three.  Bishopmuseum.org

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Mon. Oct. 14               NO SCHOOL – Columbus Day

Tues. Oct. 15       NO SCHOOL – Prepare your backpack and school clothes for school tomorrow

Wed. Oct. 16              School returns for the 2nd quarter

Thurs. Oct. 17      Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14

Fri. Oct. 18         Boxtops 4 Education pick up from classroom – You can turn them in anytime, remember to put your childs name on the baggie. We also collect Campbells labels for education