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Thursday, January 30, 2014

1/31 - 2/8


The Hale Kula Book Fair will be open to families February 4-14, from 7:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Parents are invited to shop the fair during the school day.  Students will be visiting the fair with their classes and parents are welcome to join their children to shop.  Please meet your child's class at the book fair. 
         We need volunteers!  If you can help us, please click on this link and add your name to the schedule.:  http://goo.gl/Eto8QY
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To view when your child will be visiting the Book Fair, go to this link:
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The announcement for our annual Love Note has been sent home.  Love Notes are $10 each.  They can include a short note from you to your child and a photo.  Photos must be emailed.  You are welcome to email the note but the note cannot be published unless payment is received, be sure to label your payment with your child’s name.  Love Notes and money are due by Mon February 3rd.  Thank You!   halekulayearbook@yahoo.com

9th Annual Jump Rope For Heart will be held this coming Wednesday, Feb.5th.
Have student dress comfortable with tennis shoes and shorts/T-shirt and bring water bottles.
Please encourage everyone to bring one Dollar, $1, and give to American Heart Association to help children with “Special Hearts”.  Hale Kula’s goal will be to collect $1,000.

Each Grade level will have Twenty (20) Minutes to jump to music.

8:15 AM – 8:35 AM               Pre-School/Kindergarten
8:40 AM – 9:00 AM               1st Grade
9:05 AM – 9:25 AM               2nd Grade
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM               3rd Grade
9:55 AM – 10:15 AM             4th Grade
10:20 AM – 10:40 AM          5th Grade
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Fri. Jan. 31         Love & Logic Parenting Class by ACS in the cafeteria 8:30 – 10am
                      Art Afterschool Pick up your finished art in P14 after school
                      Zumba at Mililani town center 6:30 – 8 Free. Towncenterofmililani.com

Fri. Jan 31 & Feb 1 Chinese New Year celebration at Chinatown Cultural Plaza from 10am – 10pm. Free. Experience lion and dragon dances, martial arts performances, cultural dances, ethnic food, arts and crafts. 779 - 8822

Mon. Feb. 3        Book Fair previews in the library this week – classes come to make wish lists

Tues. Feb. 4        School starts at 7:55 every morning – Be here on time every day

Wed. Feb. 5        Jump Rope for Heart – suggested $1.00 donation to AHA

Thurs. Feb. 6       Breakfast with my soldier for I3 & I4 & J1 in cafeteria
                      Chaperone Training in P14 at 1:30pm

Fri. Feb. 7          Love & Logic Parenting Class by ACS in the cafeteria from 8:30 – 10am

Sat, Feb. 8      FREE Special Education Workshop Time: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Location
: Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Kukui Center; 245 North King Street, Suite 205 (Honolulu)
Topic
: Special Education, what do I need to know?
            Special education in Hawai'i is provided under the Hawai'i Administrative Rules Chapter 60 for all eligible children. Parents and family members who attend this workshop will gain an improved understanding of special education for their child with a disability or a suspected disability. This workshop will help explain the processes from referral, evaluation, determining eligibility and developing an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
            Call the
LDAH office at 536-9684 to reserve your seat at this workshop.
* Learning Disabilities Association of Hawai'i

Sat. Feb. 8  Meeting Dog Foundation hosts “meet and greet” session with it’s adoptable dogs from noon – 2pm at Mililani Mauka Dog Park

Feb. 10 - 14  School is out at 12:45pm for Parent Teacher Student Conferences

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Facebook Virtual School Community Meeting - January 27, 2014

If you missed the Facebook Virtual meeting last night, you missed out on great discussions!  Thank you to all those who participated and shared your questions, suggestions, and concerns!

Here's the link to the Facebook event; you can read the comments, questions, and responses.  Please do not respond to the comments on the FB event because the event is now closed.

https://www.facebook.com/events/684238061610819/?source=1


Saturday, January 25, 2014

1/27 - 1/31



The Hale Kula School Community Council is hosting a Virtual School Community Meeting on Monday, January 27 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  We will have some questions and will be seeking feedback from our parents and staff.  In the past, the participants have mostly been parents with a few staff members including our SCC representatives.  We'd like more staff participation in this event.  If you're a Facebook member, you can join the Virtual School Community Meeting by going to our Hale Kula Eagles page.  Click on "More" in the tab and scroll down to "Events" to join in.  If you're not a Facebook member, you can still join in the on-line discussion by clicking on the following link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/684238061610819/

If you have not already made your $10 PTO donation, make sure you JOIN IN JANUARY and be entered into a drawing to win one of two $25 Post Exchange gift cards. Membership forms available in P14 at any time.
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Mon. Jan. 27       Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am
                      Virtual School Community Meeting 6pm – 7pm on facebook. See above link
                      Workshop on Children’s Challenging Behavior tips and tools by doctors. 6pm – 8pm at Mililani High School. . Register at hawaiibcbagirl@yahoo.com

Tues. Jan. 28       Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books

Wed. Jan. 29       RAP – Families come to school 5:30 – 7:45. Dinner served and families read to

Thurs. Jan. 30     Breakfast with my soldier for G4 & I1 & I2 in cafeteria

                      Art Afterschool part 2 Come back to the grassy area behind cafeteria afterschool, enjoy snacks. Then our art teacher will give instructions on technique and we all finish our art projects that were started last week. Let it dry here over night and return Jan. 31 to pick up your original art.  If you wish to enter it in the Book Fair piñata contest, you can take it to the library with appropriate paperwork.

                      Dominos fundraiser – Order Pizza from Dominos on post all day - PTO profits

Fri. Jan. 31         Love & Logic Parenting Class by ACS in the cafeteria from 8:30 – 10am
                      Art Afterschool Pick up your finished art in P14 afterschool

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Join our Virtual School Community Meeting on Facebook!

The Hale Kula School Community Council is hosting a Virtual School Community Meeting on Monday, January 27 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  We will have some questions and will be seeking feedback from our parents and staff.

If you're a Facebook member, you can join the Virtual School Community Meeting by going to our Hale Kula Eagles page.  Click on "More" in the tab and scroll down to "Events" to join in.

If you're not a Facebook member, you can still join in the on-line discussion by clicking on the following link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/684238061610819/

In the past, we've had a lot of participation and great ideas.  The best part is that you can access the Virtual Meeting from any computer or mobile device.  Hope to see you!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

1/17 - 1/25


Art Afterschool is Thurs. Jan. 23 and 30.  Bright green flier came home this week. We hope many families attend this fun event funded by the HUI.  Come to the grassy area behind the cafeteria after school, enjoy snacks, there will be a short PTO meeting. Then our art teacher will give instructions on technique and we all make art.  Return the following Thursday to paint and finish your creation.  Then let it dry here over night and return Jan. 31 to pick up your original art.  If you wish to enter it in the Book Fair piñata contest, you can take it to the library with appropriate paperwork.

Free training for parents and professionals on Children’s Challenging Behavior: What it is and what you can do about it. 2 doctors provide tips and tools on Jan. 27 from 6pm – 8pm at Mililani High School. Register at hawaiibcbagirl@yahoo.com

January Parent Bulletin is on our school website and 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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Fri. Jan. 17         Love & Logic Parenting Class by ACS in the cafeteria from 8:30 – 10am
                      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. Jan. 18        Wellness Festival in Haleiwa 66-434 Kamehameha Highway from 9am – 9pm. FREE, donations welcome. Enjoy music, yoga, food, art, plants, wellness and dance with sustainability theme. Swap clothing, plants and seeds 637-2117

                      Chinese New Year Celebration at Wahiawa Shopping Center 10am – 1pm. This annual event features many different aspects of Chinese culture. Free lucky drawings, numerology readings and year of the horse gift sales are ongoing  221-2774

Mon. Jan. 20        NO SCHOOL – Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day

Tues. Jan. 21        School starts at 7:55 every day – get tardy slip if not in your class

Wed. Jan. 22       Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am

Thurs. Jan. 23     Art Afterschool Family activity – Stay & get messy creating art 2:10 – 3:30

Fri. Jan. 24         Love & Logic Parenting Class by ACS in the cafeteria from 8:30 – 10am

Sat. Jan. 25        Wahiawa Community Fun Fair 10am – 1pm at Ka’ala Elementary School Field, 130 California Ave. games and activities for the whole family, entertainment and door prizes. For more information call 1-877-973-0712

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Update on Construction Project

Every so often, we'd like to update you on the progress of our construction project.  We have a blog which we encourage you to sign up for if you want updates in your emailbox.  If you will be leaving Hale Kula before the project is complete, this is a way to receive updates.

Here's the link to the latest post:  http://hkesfollowourprogress.blogspot.com/2014/01/january-10-2014.html


Thursday, January 9, 2014

1/10 - 1/17


January 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

2014 Keiki Run on Saturday, Feb. 15 starting at 8:15am. Register online www.kahoomiki.org by Jan. 24. $18 . $22 by Feb. 1 and $25 at packet pick up. You can pick up registration form in P14

Early Bird Whale Watch Cruise – Departs from Aloha Tower Marketplace – pier 8, daily through April 15 8:45am – 10:45am. $24.78 - $30.60 one child free per paid adult. Enjoy the 4 walk around decks. Whale sightings are guaranteed, breakfast served. 983-7827
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Fri. Jan. 10  Parenting: Love & Logic Class offered by ACS in our cafeteria. 8:30 – 10am  
              Every Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00

Sat. Jan. 11 Home Alone Safety Awareness Class at ACS from 9am – 1:30pm. Sign up prior by calling 655-4ACS Ages 8 – 11 welcome. Bring a snack and a drink. Topics covered: fire safety, first aid, anti bullying, stranger awareness and more.

                      Yo-Dama at Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court. Yoyo demos from 10am – noon. Uptown Center Court kendama demos from 1pm – 4pm. Fine-tune tricks with skill-building classes and have a chance to win prizes in competition. 488-0411

Mon. Jan. 13        School starts at 7:55 every day

Tues. Jan. 14       Chaperone Training at 8:00am in P14
                      Copy Training at 8:30am in P14 and D4 – no children allowed

Wed. Jan. 15      PTO Meeting in P14 at 11:30am – Everyone welcome

Thurs. Jan. 16

Fri. Jan. 17         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

Monday, January 6, 2014

Welcome back 1/8 - 1/10 of 2014


Happy New Year 2014. Looking forward to a great finish to the school year at Hale Kula.

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Tues. Jan. 7        NO SCHOOL – prepare your backpack and lunch box

Wed. Jan. 8        First day of school in 2014 – Welcome Back
                      Wear your Hale Kula T shirt every Wednesday to show your school spirit

Thurs. Jan. 9       Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am 

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

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Winners of the Volunteer and Staff of the Quarter Gift Card

The Hale Kula Volunteer of the Quarter is Mrs. Petre who was nominated by Miss Goto in I3.  Miss Goto nominated a number of her parents for helping in the classroom.  We appreciate all of our volunteers!  Thank you for giving your time to support our Hale Kula students and staff, and congratulations to Mrs. Petre.  She wins a $50 Outback Steakhouse gift card!

The staff winner of the $50 gift card drawing is Carmen Pita.  Mrs. Pita is one of our math coaches, and she was nominated for assisting as a First Lego League volunteer judge, helping out with the Student Council. and volunteering with various school activities including the Cross Country Meet and Turkey Trot.  Congratulations, Mrs. Pita!  Enjoy your dinner at Outback Steakhouse!

Please continue to nominate volunteers or staff members on the blog.  Go to the school webpage at halekula.k12.hi.us and click on the link on the home page.  Go to the Third Quarter - 2013-2014 post and add your comment.  We will approve it prior to publishing your comment.

Thank you to all of you who have nominated someone!  We are proud of our staff and our volunteers who make Hale Kula a great place for teaching and learning!