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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Hooray for Volunteers and Staff!

We have many volunteers and staff members who go out of their way to support our students and their families at Hale Kula.  Every quarter, we randomly select one volunteer and one staff member who have been nominated on our blog to receive a $50 gift card.  Go to our school website at www.halekula.k12.hi.us.  On the home page, there are links to the two blogs -- one for volunteers and one for staff.  Click on the pencil to comment; you can make your comment anonymously or include your name. Once your comment has been submitted, it must be approved before it is published.

The quarter is almost over!  Please consider nominating someone today.

Thank you!

12/2 - 12/6


HELP NEEDED...Please help us make Holiday Shoppe a magical experience for our students. Shifts available Tues through Fri, Morning or afternoon. Please email halekulapto@gmail.com with your preferred shift time.  Thank You

Hour of Code T-shirts are available for purchase but orders need to be turned in by December 2 at noon.  Order forms are available on the library website halekulalibrary.weebly.com and were sent home with students before Thanksgiving. Order your T shirts now and wear them on Friday, Dec. 13 to school

1 million computer programming jobs go unfilled in the US each year.  
Only 400,000 students graduate with computer programming degrees.  Only 10% of US schools teach coding. 
Code.org and Computer Science Education Week are trying to change these statistics and connect our children with jobs in this lucrative industry.  The Hour of Code, December 9-13, introduces K-12 students to simple programming. Throughout the week, students will be "leveling up" in fun computer coding activities in their classrooms, the library and technology center.  Try it at home too!  
Visit the library website http://goo.gl/dcSZCw to watch videos, find iPad coding apps for children and click the links to complete the tutorials. 

December 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 

If you will be transferring to another duty station or moving into another school district please contact the office so that we may have a release packet ready on your child's last day.  We ask for 2 weeks notice so we can gather this info and teachers have time to do a report card.
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All week (3 – 6) students will come shop with their class in the Holiday Shoppe in P14.
When volunteer elfs go to classrooms, students with money will be escorted to the Holiday Shoppe to purchase and wrap their gifts.
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Mon. Dec. 2        ‘Hour of Code’ T shirt orders due today
                      Kindergarten & 1st grade Field Trip to Symphony
                      2nd Grade Field Trip to Hawaii Plantation Village

Tues. Dec. 3        ½ of 4th Grade Field Trip to Iolani Palace and Capitol
                      Schofield Tree lighting at Generals Field – family fun in the evening

Wed. Dec. 4        Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am

Thurs. Dec. 5       ½ of 4th Grade Field Trip to Iolani Palace and Capitol
                      5th Grade Field Trip to Honolulu Academy of Arts

Fri. Dec. 6          Kindergarten gingerbread house decorating in the cafeteria 1pm – 2pm
                      Last chance for students to visit the Holiday Shoppe and wrap your presents.
                      Wahiawa Christmas Parade from Ka’ala El School & down Calif. Ave at 6:30pm

Helemano Farms annual sale of Norfolk island pine Christmas trees (from $40 - $100). On Whitmore avenue. Helemanofarms.com 

Friday, November 29, 2013

December menu

Please click the link to get a copy of the menu for December.
 http://www.scribd.com/doc/188057991/December-Breakfast-Lunch-Menu

Hope you're all having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

11 / 22 - 11 / 30


A huge MAHALO to our Hale Kula faculty, staff, parents, and volunteers who made the first Fall Festival in five years a huge success!! Without all of you none of this would have been possible! Through your donations, hard work, and time, the Hale Kula PTO was able to raise over $3,000 for the school!!!

If you will be transferring to another duty station or moving into another school district please contact the office so that we may have a release packet ready on your child's last day.  We ask for 2 weeks notice so we can gather this info and teachers have time to do a report card.

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. 22        Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00

Sat. Nov. 23        39th Annual Mayors Craft and Country Fair at the Blaisdell Center Exhibition hall 9am – 2pm Free admission. Lions club collects used glasses. Country pies and cookies, jams and preserves contest. 973-7258

Sat. Nov. 23        Holiday Plant and Craft Sale at Lyon Arboretum 9am – 2pm free admission. 988-0456

Sat. Nov. 23 & Sun. Nov 24     Island Heritage Holiday Warehouse sale is at 94-411 Kaoki Street in Waipahu. Sat. 7am – 3pm and Sun. 8am – 2pm. Featuring up to 75% off gifts, books, T shirts and more.  welcometotheislands.com or 564-8800

Mon. Nov. 25      Complex Volleyball tournament at Leilehua. 4th and 5th graders on our team

Tues. Nov. 26      Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books

Wed. Nov. 27      School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. Nov. 28     NO SCHOOL – Happy Thanksgiving

Fri. Nov. 29        NO SCHOOL –Go shopping or avoid it, the choice it yours

                      Helemano Farms opens its annual sale of Norfolk island pine Christmas trees (from $40 - $100). On Whitmore Avenue. Helemanofarms.com

Sat. Nov. 30        Haleiwa Art Walk from 5pm – 9pm in Haleiwa town. Featuring sales, activities and events hosted by dozens of merchants 637-4558

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Great News!

Thanks to Librarian, Michelle Colte, our school will be participating in a global event called Hour of Code.  If you're not familiar with coding, you're in for a treat!  Students have begun learning about coding in the library, and yesterday, some first graders were so excited to show me what they've learned.

Hour of Code week is December 9-13, and every class will have an opportunity to participate in the fun and challenging coding activities in the library or in the classroom.  We will have soldiers from our partner unit, HHBN 25th ID, helping us (like they did for the Cardboard Challenge earlier this school year). Be ready for an exciting week!!

And now, I've saved the best news for last!!  Of all the public schools in Hawaii that signed up to participate in Hour of Code, Hale Kula was selected to receive $10,000 worth of technology and resources!!  Appreciations to Mrs. Colte for having the foresight to sign up all of us to participate!

Because we received this award, we have been asked to invite the media as well as dignitaries to our school for a special event.  We have just begun planning the event, and we will definitely keep you all in the loop.

What an exciting opportunity for our school to share with others across the State!

For more information, check out the Hour of Code link on the Library link on school webpage at www.halekula.k12.hi.us.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Water Quality

The military recently completed a water quality survey at Hale Kula.  This letter explains their findings.  We appreciate the Army for including us in their survey.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/184646159/Water-Sample-Letter-From-Military-Oct-2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

11/15 - 11/22


Please bring your HI plastic bottles and cans to school on Friday Nov.15th, Fall Festival on Saturday November 16th or Monday November 18th.
Dispose of the bottle caps. The cans and bottles can be crushed.
Preschool will have separate bins for plastic and cans so please make sure they are separated. Friday or Monday at the curb - drop off area (between Cafeteria and Office from 7am on) and outside FI or F2 or F3 until 4pm
Mahalo for supporting this Preschool fund raiser.

If you will be transferring to another duty station or moving into another school district please contact the office so that we may have a release packet ready on your child's last day.  We ask for 2 weeks notice so we can gather this info and teachers have time to do a report card.

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Fri. Nov. 15         3rd Grade Field Trip to Polynesian Cultural Center
                      Tickets for Fall Festival - presale bonus tickets for sale afterschool at P14
                      NO School Store today in P14

Sat. Nov. 16        Fall Festival from 1:00 – 5:00 games, vendors, bouncers, food, & more

Fri. Nov. 15 & Sat. Nov. 16      Schofield Arts & Crafts Holiday Sale from 9am – 4pm. Pottery, quilts, jewelry and more at Building 572. For more information call 655-4202

Mon. Nov. 18        School Community Council Meeting 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Tues. Nov. 19       Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am

Wed. Nov. 20      Wear your Hale Kula T shirt every Wednesday to show your school spirit

Thurs. Nov. 21      School starts at 7:55 every day – get tardy slip if not in your class then

Fri. Nov. 22        Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00



Thursday, November 7, 2013

11/8 - 11/16



            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  
(Nov. Parent Bulletin really is there now, I apologize that the link wasn’t active last week. While you are at the school  website explore all the great programs that Hale Kula offers.)
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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

Mon. Nov. 11        NO SCHOOL – HAPPY VETERANS DAY
                      Wahiawa Veterans Day Parade from Ka’ala El to Park up Calif. Ave 10am

Tues. Nov. 12       Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14

Wed. Nov. 13       Turkey Trot – bring canned food item to donate & be prepared to run for fun
                      Tickets for Fall Festival - presale bonus tickets for sale afterschool at P14
                      PTO Meeting in P14 from 11:30 – 1:00

Thurs. Nov. 14      Dominos Fundraiser– order from the Dominos on post all day long - We get $

Fri. Nov. 15         3rd Grade Field Trip to Polynesian Cultural Center
                      Tickets for Fall Festival - presale bonus tickets for sale afterschool at P14

Sat. Nov. 16        Fall Festival from 1:00 – 5:00 games, vendors, bouncers, food, & more

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fall Fest Coming Soon!

Are you planning on attending the Hale Kula PTO Fall Fest on Saturday, November 16 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.?  There will be food, fantastic fun, and  family-oriented games and activities.  Fall Fest is going to be a great event, but we can't do it without your help! If you can give an hour of your time, please let us know. We need people to sell tickets, be floaters to give relief to those running booths, and to help clean up after the event is over. Contact Amanda Pemberton at apemberton79@gmail.com if you can help. Thank you!