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Thursday, August 28, 2014

8/29 - 9-6

Accepting donations of cleaned paper towel rolls and TP rolls. We will use these cardboard tubes for the Cardboard Challenge on Oct. 3.  Bring your donations to P14

Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery inspiring and equipping the next generation of explorers October 25, 2014, Saturday, Punahou School You are invited to join us in a day of science! linking voyages of exploration….past, present, future. Sponsored by Hawaiian Electric, Punahou School, the family of Astronaut Lacy Veach,the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, and the Chatlos Foundation in cooperation with and the support of  Maryknoll School, aio,  and over 200 volunteers from our community.

Students in Grades 4-12, parents, teachers of any grade level
Free Program*on line registration begins September 1, 2015 (limited enrollment)
To register go to:

Major Kai Kahele, Hawaii Air National Guard and Hawaiian Airlines pilot
Selection from 15 science workshops - Interact with 15 displays aio VEX IQ Robotics Tournament - Science is Fun Science Demonstrations

 If there are any questions, please call the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, 956-3138.  We look forward to your learning, exploring, and discovering with us during the 13th annual Astronaut Lacy Veach Day of Discovery - Email:

Fri. Aug. 29        Dominos Fundraiser – Order from Dominos on post and Hale Kula profits$
                      Because of early release there will be no school store today in P14

Sat. Aug. 30               Craft, Gift and Rubber Stamp Sale at the Neal Blaisedell Center 9am – 3pm. FREE. Featuring local vendors selling a variety of crafts, gift items and craft supplies. A large crafter’s clearance sale also.
Mon. Sept. 1        NO SCHOOL – Happy Labor Day

Tues. Sept. 2       Boxtop for Education and Labels for Education pick up from classes

Wed. Sept. 3       Chaperone Training at 8am in P14
                      Fall Festival Planning Meeting at 12 noon  in P14

Thurs. Sept. 4      Breakfast with my Soldier for 2nd & 3rd grade in the cafeteria (BYOB)

Fri. Sept. 5         School Store afterschool in P14

Sat. Sept. 6        5K Swim Aqua Sphere presents the inaugural North Shore 5K Swim and Relay at 8am. From Sunset Beach to Waimea Bay as part of the North Shore Swim Series. A shuttle bus runs from Waimea Bay starting at 6:45am. For details and to register, visit

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nominate Someone for the Staff or Volunteer of the Quarter Award!

Is there a Hale Kula staff member or volunteer who is making a difference for your child or your family?  Is there a special person who goes out of his/her way to do something extra for the school? Do you want to appreciate someone who makes your child or you feel special with just a friendly smile or a high-five?

If so, share what this person has done to deserve the "Hooray for Our Hale Kula Staff!" or "Hooray for Our Volunteers!" award for the first quarter of this school year!  It's easy.  Go to or  Just click on "Comments" and type in why you are nominating this staff member or volunteer.  Your comment will be approved, and it'll be posted for all to see.

Those who are nominated are truly appreciative and humbled that they are being recognized so don't be shy.  Oh, and thanks to the Hale Kula PTO, one staff member and one volunteer will be randomly picked each quarter to receive a $50 gift card.  Thank you, PTO!

Nominate someone today!

Sharing Our Student Achievement Data

This was posted on our Hale Kula Elementary School Facebook page as well.  We are sharing our latest Strive HI student achievement data.

Comments or questions are welcome, and we will be asking for suggestions at our upcoming School Community Council Facebook Virtual Meeting on Monday, September 22 from 6:00-7:00 pm.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

8/22 - 8/29

Hale Kula Elementary is currently in need of lunch supervisors to assist students during their lunch periods between 10:30 and 12:30.  At this time there are 3 positions available.  Pay is $8.00 per hour for 1.5 hours per day.  Please contact vice principal Agnes Leinau 622-6380 or 305-3431 to set up an appointment.

Thank you for filling out the pink volunteer survey form that came home Wednesday.

Fri. Aug. 22        PTO School Store open after school today in P14

School is out all week at 12:45 for Parent Teacher conferences.
Conferences start at 1pm daily. Thank you for being on time for your conference.

Mon. Aug. 25       School starts at 7:55 every day – Be in class ready to learn

Tues. Aug. 26      Chaperone Training in P14 at 8am

Wed. Aug. 27      First Fall Festival planning meeting in P14 at 12 noon – please join in

Thurs. Aug. 28     Field Trip for 2nd and 3rd Grade to HTY

Fri. Aug. 29        Dominos Fundraiser – Order from Dominos on post and Hale Kula profits$
                      Because of early release there will be no school store today in P14

Thursday, August 14, 2014

8/15 - 8/22

Every day in school matters

NO SCHOOl on Fri. Aug. 15 for state Holiday – Admissions Day

Fri. & Sat. Aug. 15 & 16 Auditions for ‘Peter Pan’ at Applause! Performance Academy at 614 Kilani Ave in Wahiawa. Men, women and children ages 4 through adult are encouraged to audition. Actors should be prepared to sing, dance and act and bring with them 16-24 bars of prepared Broadway or Disney songs that best show off their voice. Audition times are 7:30pm Friday and 5:30pm Saturday. Call 622-1272.

Sat. Aug. 16 Boxtops kick off at the commissary from 9am – 1pm. Hale Kula Elementary is being adopted by General Mills! We could win 20,000 BOXTOPS. That equals $2000 that we could use for playground and PE equipment. To win the contest we have to participate in the kick off this Saturday. We need volunteers, parents and children to help cut boxtops and show our school spirit. Please just show up in your Hale Kula gear.. the more spirit the better and help us as long as you can. Let us know on our Facebook page ( Hale Kula Elementary Parent Teacher Organization) if you can help.

Sat. Aug. 16 Family Fun Day at Kapolei Regional Park from 11am – 4pm. Fun for children of all ages with games, arts & crafts, face painting, relay races and more.

Mon. Aug. 18        School Community Council Meeting at 3pm

Tues. Aug. 19       1st bell every day 7:45 – Final Bell 7:55am. Be in class ready to learn

Wed. Aug. 20      PTO Meeting in P14 at 11am

Thurs. Aug. 21      Chaperone Training in P14 at 8am

Fri. Aug. 22        PTO School Store in P14 afterschool this Friday and every Friday

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August Parent Bulletin

In our efforts to go green, we are now sharing the monthly Parent Bulletin through different social media.  Hopefully, we won't have to make many paper copies for parents.

Here is the link to the August Parent Bulletin:

Conference Sign-Ups

Parents, on Wednesday, August 13,  you should be receiving a letter asking you to sign up electronically for the Parent-Teacher Conferences coming up during the week of August 25-29. Each teacher's code is unique, so if you have more than one child, you will have to use different codes to access the different classrooms. My suggestion is to sign up early if you have more than one child so you can schedule your conferences back-to-back. If you need help or don't have access to a computer or mobile device, ask another parent or let your child's teacher know. This year, we are doing our best to reduce the amount of paper we use, and signing up electronically is one way we can go green. Please help us to achieve our goal!

If you haven't done so already, please "Like" our Hale Kula Elementary School Facebook page at  You will receive regular updates anytime we add a post.  This is the best way to keep updated about our school and what is happening!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

8/11 - 8/15

Get your children to bed early on Sunday!  We will have school on Monday, August 11. Thankfully, Hurricanes Iselle and Julio dissipated before reaching Oahu although we did experience some rain and wind.

See you all in school on Monday!

 Let's make it a goal for ALL students to be on-time and ready-to-learn!
Mon. Aug. 11   Chaperone Training in P14 at 8am
Tues. Aug. 12 School starts at 7:55 every day
Wed. Aug. 13   Copy Training at 8am meet in P14 and we will walk to the copy room in D4. No children allowed. Learn to work the copier and laminator so you can help teachers.
Thurs. Aug. 14 Super Scout Sign Up from 4 to 7pm at the Scout Hut on Schofield Barracks!
Meet volunteers from Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts Learn about the Scouting programs in the Schofield Barracks Community and how to sign your child up! The Scout Hut is located on Schofield Barracks on the street just past the Thrift Shop and Outdoor Rec.

Fri. Aug. 15      NO SCHOOL – Happy Admissions Day – State Holiday

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Important Information re. School Closure

Parents should have received a mass message this morning about the closure of all public schools on Oahu tomorrow, Friday, August 8, 2014 due to possible hurricane conditions.  Please listen to the radio for additional information about the weather and school closures.  Unless you hear anything, school will resume on Monday, August 11.

Menu for Monday, August 11 has changed.  The cafeteria will serve yogurt, cinnamon toast, peaches, and apple juice for breakfast and oven baked chicken, steamed rice, broccoli florets and carrots with dip, pineapple, and a roll.

Be safe, everyone!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

It's a Maze!

Due to the upcoming demolition of the old office and library buildings as well as the construction of a dining pavilion, getting around campus is a maze!  We know that we will walk many more steps each day, getting from one side of campus to the other.  For now and the next couple of years, we are implementing some safety rules.

In the morning, please do not walk through the parking lot to get from the administration building to the cafeteria or waiting area.  It is really not safe with cars and buses dropping off students in the drop-off lane and exiting in a quick, orderly manner.  We will have adults opening doors to make the process go faster. We suggest using two entry points to get to the classrooms:  1) through the cafeteria and 2) past the new administration building.  Those routes will get you to the different classroom areas.  We have posted signs pointing out the way to the office.  We will put up additional signs for the cafeteria as well as different buildings.

In the afternoons, students will be sitting on benches by the flagpole while they wait for their parents to come through after the buses leave.  The area will be supervised.  If you plan to pick up your child after school by using the pick-up lane, please remember that we keep the parking lot gate closed until the buses leave (about 10 minutes).  After that, we will allow cars through.  It is important that your child knows where he/she should meet you.  If no one picks up a student after 15 minutes, he/she will be escorted to the office and parents will be contacted.  Students will wait there until a parent or approved contact person picks up the child.

We will have a military presence for the next month or so.  We can certainly use their support!

We appreciate your patience as we work through the kinks.  Your child's safety is our primary concern.