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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Evacuation Drill and VEX IQ Fundraiser

The evacuation drill went quite well today.  We were told that this was the most orderly and efficient school evacuation drill so far :-)  Special thanks to the teachers and other staff for preparing and walking quietly with the students, to Mrs. Leinau for coordinating everything, to the office staff for ensuring that they were prepared, and to the parents for trusting us to take care of their children in case of an emergency.  We got a few suggestions from the military, and we will be changing a few things for next year's evacuation drill.  I hope you all received the mass message we sent out at about 8:45 a.m.

We are proud of our VEX IQ team for qualifying for the World Championship in Anaheim in late April. We have funds for their travel to California, but the team is fundraising to pay for their lodging, ground transportation, meals, and incidentals. If you would like to contribute, the team has set up a website. Please consider supporting the team. 
Here's the link: http://www.gofundme.com/76t5vs

2/28 - 3/7


Hale Kula Student Council's online newspaper is now up and running! Please bookmark the URL. Feel free to read and comment. The 4th and 5th grade students would love your feedback   http://halekulasc.weebly.com/
Will you eat them in a house?  Will you eat them with a mouse?  Will YOU eat green eggs and ham?  We hope so!  Thursday, March 6 we invite students and families to join us for a yummy breakfast and fun activities.  Hale Kula students' meals will be charged to their meal account, but family members' breakfasts will be $2.25, cash only.  7:00 am - 7:45 a.m. 

McTeacher Night is March 6th.  This is the one and only McTeacher fundraiser this year. Swing by Wahiawa McDonalds to get a treat or dinner between 4 pm and 7 pm.  Support Hale Kula and see your teachers "working" at McDonalds! Hale Kula gets 20% of all purchases

~Yearbook~
Yearbook Pre-sale is going on now!  Order forms were sent home and are due back to your teacher or P14 no later than Monday March 3rd.  There will be a limited number of soft cover yearbooks available for purchase in May.  Hard cover yearbooks are pre-order only.  If you have any questions please email halekulayearbook@yahoo.com
Mahalo!
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Fri. Feb. 28         Complex Basketball tournament for selected 4th & 5th grade students
                      Art to Remember order forms and money due to PTO box in office

Sat. March 1        Dole Fun Day - Dole Plantation hosts its annual Family Fun Day from 10am - 2pm. Music, hula, arts and crafts, keiki games, prizes, food, booths and exhibits call 220-4981

Mon. March 3      Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am
                      Yearbook pre orders due today to P14 or the front office
                      Kindergarten field trip to Waimea Valley – J4, I2, 1/3 of I3
                      1st Grade field trip to Hawaiian Plantations Village – P5, P6, H3, ½ of H4

Tues. March 4      Kindergarten field trip to Waimea Valley – J1, J2, 1/3 of i3
                      Annual AVCO Tech Fair will be on March 4th and 5th from 1pm – 6pm at the Audio Visual Company in Aiea Over 20 vendors showing their newest and best. Innovative audiovisual solutions and technology will be demonstrated by our manufacture representatives.. Come see the latest technologies for education, corporate, military, and the hospitality industry. Admission is free. Please click on the link below for details and to RSVP to attend the AVCO Tech Fair.   http://www.theavco.com/avcotechfair

Wed. March 5      WASC focus group meetings 1:30 – 3:10
                      Quarterly PAC meeting at Bowen Child Development Center 3pm – 4pm Discussing our upcoming month of military child events as well as parent involvement opportunities. Provide feedback on programs and meet with CYSS coordinator

Thurs. March 6     Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast starts at 7am. Fun Suess activities follow eating
                      Kindergarten field trip to Waimea Valley for J4, I2, 1/3 of I3
                      McTeacher Night – 4pm – 7pm at Wahiawa McDonalds. PTO makes 20%

Fri. March 7        Every Friday School Store in P14 afterschool – Nothing over $1.00

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Evacuation Drill - Thursday, February 27

Tomorrow (Thursday, February 27), weather permitting, we will be holding our annual emergency evacuation drill.  Students will be escorted to a safe location (Bennett Youth Center), and military personnel will be observing the entire drill so they can provide us with feedback on areas of strength and areas of need.  Please send your child to school with comfortable walking shoes and be sure he/she is on-time.  We want our students in school so they can participate in the drill.  Parents, please do not get alarmed when you see the school evacuating.  This is only a drill so we will be prepared if ever a real-life situation necessitates an actual evacuation.

Here's a re-post of a blog from back in September 2013 re. the evacuation drill.  This was written prior to the first planned date of our drill which was postponed by the military.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Celebrate Reading!

Help Celebrate Read Across America and World Read Aloud Day!

Post your earliest reading memories on our electronic bulletin board.  Share your post with your children and help them post their memories too!  Upload a photo and/or write a brief memory.

Check back to read other Hale Kula families' reading memories and visit the library website to see our Hale Kula teachers' reading memories!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

2/21 - 2/28


1.  We are accepting registration for next years Kindergarten class.  Children must turn 5 year old on or before July 31st.  Registration forms are available for pickup in the office.

2.  Also a reminder if you have moved out of the Schofield Inn please turn in your address verification so the office can update their records.

3.  If you are moving, please tell the office immediately. Final paperwork and grades for your child have to be processed and will not be available for you to take without adequate notice.


RAP is Read Aloud Program
Even if you have missed the first RAP sessions, you can join the fun any time. Hale Kula families are enjoying being read to and winning prizes and having free pizza dinner at RAP. 4 more sessions including this coming Wednesday. Take a night off cooking and check out the fun.

~Yearbook~
Yearbook Pre-sale is going on now!  Order forms were sent home and are due back to your teacher or P14 no later than Monday March 3rd.  There will be a limited number of soft cover yearbooks available for purchase in May.  Hard cover yearbooks are pre-order only.  If you have any questions please email halekulayearbook@yahoo.com
Mahalo!

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Fri. Feb. 21         Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am
                      Buddy pictures for the yearbook afterschool behind cafeteria. $1.00 per person in the picture

Sat. Feb. 22        20th Annual Science Symposium from 7:45 – 11:30 at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu. 21 free and fun, hands-on workshops designed for girls in grades 5 – 8

Sat. Feb. 22        Chocolate Festival 12 – 5pm Toylynx at Dole Cannery at 650 Iwilei Rd.Honolulu. $20. in advance online or $25 at the door. Buy tickets at eventbrite.com

Mon. Feb. 24       School Community Council meeting 3pm in the library

Tues. Feb. 25       1/3 of 2nd grade has a field trip to Honolulu Museum of Art
                      Jamba Juice buy 8oz smoothies for $2.25. & Book Swap for kids books

Wed. Feb. 26       Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am
                      RAP – Families some to school 5:30 – 7:45. Dinner served and families read to

Thurs. Feb. 27     Evacuation Drill in the morning for the entire school

Fri. Feb. 28         Complex Basketball tournament for selected 4th & 5th grade students

Sunday, February 16, 2014

These Girls Rock!

Our team of 3 4th grade girls took on the VEX IQ challenge and came out a winner!  They came in 10th place in the State Competition today and qualified to move on to the finals.  They didn't win the robot challenge, but they won the Design Award which means, they go to Anaheim for the World Championships in April!  Wow!  Our coaches, +Vera Yamanaka and +Tami Sego deserve kudos for guiding the team through the whole competition.   It's fundraising time!


Thursday, February 13, 2014

2/14 - 2/22


20th Annual Science Symposium on Sat. Feb. 22 from 7:45 – 11:30 at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu. 21 free and fun, hands-on workshops designed for girls in grades 5 – 8. A parent workshop on motivating girls in STEM fields is also offered. Workshops fill quickly, register online at http://www.sacredhearts.org/science-symposium or call 734-5058 ext. 232

Soccer Skills Spring Break Camp will focus on footwork, technique, and moves to beat opponents.  Players will improve their soccer skills and develop a higher level of confidence with the ball.
March 17-21  at Central Oahu Regional Park Time: 9am to 3pm  (Drop Off From 8:30am, Pick up till 3:30pm) All boys and girls ages 6-14 welcome
Attire: Proper soccer attire including cleats, shin guards, ball, water bottle, and sack lunch
Registration fee $195  * includes camp T-shirt Jason@HawaiiStreetSoccer.com

~Yearbook~
Yearbook Pre-sale is going on now!  Order forms were sent home and are due back to your teacher or P14 no later than Monday March 3rd.  There will be a limited number of soft cover yearbooks available for purchase in May.  Hard cover yearbooks are pre-order only.  If you have any questions please email halekulayearbook@yahoo.com
Mahalo!
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Fri. Feb. 14         Boxtops 4 Education & Campbells Labels for education pick up from classes
                      Buddy Pictures for the yearbook During morning recess Grades 1st, 3rd, 4th
                      NO SCHOOL STORE in P14 after school. PTO has conferences with their kids

Sat. Feb. 15        Dance party- Leilehua High Parent Boosters host a 2014 benefit from 5 pm– 10 pm at Dot’s in Wahiawa with live music, entertainment, dancing, pupus and great prizes. Alumni and the public are welcome. Tickets cost $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Lhsmules2014@yahoo.com or text 627-5057

Sat. Feb. 15        2014 Keiki Run starting at 8:15am. Register $25 at packet pick up. Hawaii5210.com

Sun. Feb. 16        Cyborg Eagles VEX IQ robotics team will be competing in the State Championship.  Uptown at Pearlridge Center by the escalators.  Opening ceremonies at 9:30 am.

Mon. Feb. 17        NO SCHOOL –Presidents Day Holiday

Tues. Feb. 18       1/3 of 2nd grade has a field trip to Honolulu Museum of Art

Wed. Feb. 19       Wear your Hale Kula T shirt every Wednesday to show your school spirit

Thurs. Feb. 20     4th grade field trip to Plantation Village
                      1/3 of 2nd grade has a field trip to Honolulu Museum of Art
                      Breakfast with my Soldier – H3 & H4 & P4 only

Fri. Feb. 21         Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am
                      Buddy pictures for the yearbook afterschool behind cafeteria. $1.00 per person in the picture

Sat. Feb. 22        20th Annual Science Symposium from 7:45 – 11:30 at Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu. 21 free and fun, hands-on workshops designed for girls in grades 5 – 8

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Spring Student-Led Conferences

Spring Student-Led Conferences are this week!  This is a great opportunity for your child to show you how much they're learning and growing this school year.  Make sure you've signed up; if you don't have a time, ask your child's teacher.  Teachers signed up students/parents manually if they didn't sign up at the ptcfast.com website.  And don't forget -- school is out at 12:45 ALL WEEK!  You should be receiving a mass message reminder today and tomorrow.  Hope all of you will attend!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

2/7 - 2/15


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

February 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

PTO membership contest
Congratulations to the winners of the Hale Kula PTO membership’s JOIN IN JANUARY contest, Paul Heneus and Jen Rodriguez. They each won a $25. Gift card to the Post Exchange. If you haven’t joined the PTO it’s not too late! Stop in P14 to pick up your application today.

Congratulations to the winners of the Book Fair Pinata Contest!
Maulin Heneus from J3 for her Princess Pinata
Kaleb Hawkins from P11 for his Lego Superman Pinata
Jaidyn Franzen from D2 for her Elephant Pinata
Caleb Hagemaster from C3 for his Smiley Face Pinata
Clark Castle from A1 for his Kendama Pinata
and sisters Saydie & Tyler Miles for their "School in Hawaii" Pinatas--a pencil and a pineapple.
          Congratulations to the winners & appreciation to ALL participants for creating amazing pinatas!  See all our AMAZING pinatas in a slide show on the library website:  http://goo.gl/vMSSBz

Book Fair Fiesta
The Hale Kula Book Fair will be open to families February 10-14, 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.
         We need volunteers!  If you can help us, please click on this link and add your name to the schedule.:  http://goo.gl/Eto8QY
                 
To view when your child will be visiting the Book Fair, go to this link:
http://goo.gl/gfnaKu 

~Yearbook~
Yearbook Pre-sells are going on now!  Order forms were sent home and are due back to your teacher or P14 no later than Monday March 3rd.  There will be a limited number of soft cover yearbooks available for purchase in May.  Hard cover yearbooks are pre-order only.  If you have any questions please email halekulayearbook@yahoo.com
Mahalo!


Buddy Pictures for the Yearbook! Cost: $1 per person in picture
During morning recess – in regular recess area
Thur. Feb. 13th Grades K, 2nd, 5th    
& Fri. Feb. 14th   Grades 1st, 3rd, 4th

After School  Friday Feb. 21st 2:10-2:30
Behind the Cafeteria
Afterschool great for kids of mixed grades, siblings or with a teacher
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Fri. Feb. 7          Love & Logic Parenting Class by ACS in the cafeteria from 8:30 – 10am
                      Pre School field trip to Special Olympics

Fri. & Sat. Feb. 7 & 8 Punahou Carnival yearly is a great event that attracts huge crowds. At Punahou school in Manoa,directions: H1 exit Punahou and turn left the school comes up on the right. Parking can be challenging, look for signs. Buy scrip at blue booths throughout the carnival grounds. Scrip sales start at 11am and close at 10:30pm cash only. There are rides, white elephant sale with great deals, yummy local food, live music, silent auction, art gallery and much more.

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

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School is out at 12:45pm Feb. 10 - 14  for Parent Teacher Student Conferences
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Mon. Feb. 10        Book Fair Sales in the library all week long

Tues. Feb. 11        Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00 am
                      Copy Training at 8:30 in P14  – using copier and laminator – No kids allowed

Wed. Feb. 12       PTO Meeting in P14 at 8:00am – Everyone welcome
                      Book Fair in the Library open all day long and afterschool until 6pm today
                      RAP tonight – 5:30 – 7:45 – Free pizza dinner. Come and let us read to you

Thurs. Feb. 13      Breakfast with my Soldier – J2 & J3 & J4 – only
                      Buddy Pictures for the yearbook During morning recess Grades K, 2nd, 5th    

Fri. Feb. 14         Boxtops 4 Education & Campbells Labels for education pick up from classes
                      Buddy Pictures for the yearbook During morning recess Grades 1st, 3rd, 4th
                      NO SCHOOL STORE in P14 after school. PTO has conferences with their kids

Sat. Feb. 15        Dance party by Leilehua High Parent Boosters host a 2014 benefit from 5 pm– 10 pm at Dot’s in Wahiawa with live music, entertainment, dancing, pupus and great prizes. Alumni and the public are welcome. Tickets cost $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. Lhsmules2014@yahoo.com or text 627-5057

Sat. Feb. 15        2014 Keiki Run starting at 8:15am. Register $25 at packet pick up. Hawaii5210.com