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Monday, March 31, 2014

Please vote for our Hope Garden!

Hale Kula Eagles' Hope Garden is competing for the Seeds of Change Grant, we could win up to $20,000 for our school community! Please take a minute to click on this link and vote for us! Voting starts on April 1st and ends April 21st, everyone can vote once a day. To find our garden you will need the following info:

Garden Name: Hope Garden
Zip Code: 96786
City: Wahiawa
State: HI

Thanks for your support!

https://www.seedsofchangegrant.com/

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Volunteer and Staff Winner for the Third Quarter

Congratulations to Sarah Miller who has been randomly selected as the Volunteer for the Third Quarter!  Sarah is the PTO Treasurer as well as an active volunteer at the school and in the classrooms.  Thank you, Sarah Miller, for all you do for our students, staff, and families at Hale Kula!

The 3rd quarter Staff Member, selected in a random drawing, is Vera Yamanaka. Mrs. Yamanaka is one of our Robotics coaches and gives up afternoons and weekends to support our Robotics team. She has also attended almost every RAP session, helps out in the Book Fair, and helps out the teachers as an RTI Coach.

Sarah Miller and Vera Yamanaka wins $50 in Chili's gift cards. Thank you!  You are appreciated!


Friday, March 28, 2014

3/28 - 4/5



Bus Payment: 
Quarter 4 bus riders who pay quarterly, please submit payment to the office.

 Aloha Hale Kula Parents & Guardians, The Spring pictures taken by Lifetouch March 11 and 12 have arrived and have been sent home with your children.   If you do not wish to purchase the pictures, please return them to Hale Kula office at your earliest convenience.  If you do wish to purchase the pictures, there is an envelope in the picture packet that explains the costs - please return your payment in that envelope.  Lifetouch will be coming to the school periodically over the next 2 weeks to collect pictures &/or payments.  Thank you, Agnes Leinau, Vice Principal
New Online Resource!

       The library has purchased a great new online resource perfect for K-5:  PebbleGo!  http://bit.ly/hkesPGo  Students will love the science links where they can learn more about animals, habitats, earth and space.  They'll also learn more about the world & culture via the social studies tab where they can explore topics like holidays, money, U.S. Government, maps, long ago & today, the environment and more.  Remember we have many online resources for our Hale Kula students and families via the library website online resources page.  All resources have the same username and password:  un=halekula pw=eagles
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Fri. March 28      Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00am

Sat. March 29      Festival of Fun with Wahiawa’s young music artists from 10am – 2pm. Wahiawa Shopping Center in Longs Drugs parking lot. Performances by Wahiawa Middle Chorus and Jazz Band (separately), Leilehua Band, Iliahi Ukulele Club and more.

Sat. March 29      Crazy Carnival at Mililani Town Center. 11am – 2pm. Magic show, clowns, Lion dance and more.

Sat. March 29      Rummage Sale at Wahiawa United Methodist Church (right before Leilehua) 8am – 1pm

Sat. Sun. March 28 & 29 Hawaii Robotics Regional Competition at University of Hawaii, Stan Sheriff Center from 8:30 – 4:30 FREE.43 robotic teams from local and international high schools competing for the chance to participate in the World Championships

Mon. March 31     School Community Council meeting at 3pm in the library

Tues. April 1        Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00am

Wed. April 2       Wear your Hale Kula T shirt every Wednesday.
                      Wait in the café until 1:05 – when picking up your children

Thurs. April 3      Breakfast with my Soldier for these classes only B2, B3, B4, G1

Fri. April 4         Kindergarten field trip to Hawaii Theater for Youth

                      Solomon Elementary School Carnival 2:30 – 5:00pm tickets 50 cents each. Games, Bouncers, races, dunk booth, face painting, pie throwing booth, food for purchase solomontcc@yahoo.com

Sat. April 5         Yard Sale Mania on Schofield

Sat. April 5         Kendama Tournament at Praise Chapel – 1203 Whitmore Ave across from the park. Registration 10am Fee: $4.00. tournament starts @noon. 753-8314

Monday, March 24, 2014

Reminders - March 24, 2014

Today was our first day "holding" our families in the cafeteria until 2:05, five minutes before the bell rings to signal the end of the school day. We appreciate all of you for making our job so much easier by remembering; we only had to remind a few parents about this new procedure. We also want to remind you that parking is available in the parking lot across the street. Please do NOT park on the sidewalk by the fence near the construction area. Doing so is unsafe for students who walk or bike to school or for parents pushing strollers. Thank you!

REMINDER - No school on Wednesday, March 26. It is Prince Kuhio day, a holiday in Hawaii. Enjoy the day off!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

3/24 - 3/28


Welcome back to the 4th Quarter of school –
Remember Wednesday is a state holiday so that means NO SCHOOL

Did you know that you can drop off your children at school from 7:15 in the morning and that there will be adult supervision from staff to watch over them?  Just in case you were unaware, so avoid the traffic, and having your children be late for school. The cafeteria starts serving breakfast at 7:15, so students can be dropped at the cafeteria door to get a hot breakfast and then be supervised until the 7:45 bell. Or just drop off your children in  front of the school and EA’s will supervise them.


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.

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/
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Mon. March 24     When picking up your kids, thank you for waiting in the cafeteria until 2:05

Tues. March 25    Kona Ice truck will be here for the first time for after school sales$

Wed. March 26    NO SCHOOL – KUHIO DAY IS A STATE HOLIDAY

Thurs. March 27   Breakfast with my Soldier for these classes only P5, P6, P10, P11

Fri. March 28      Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00am

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Holding Area - REMINDER

Before Spring Break, we sent out a letter to families regarding our implementation of a "holding area" at the end of the school day.  We've asked parents/families to wait in the cafeteria if they arrive at school before 2:05 p.m. (before 1:05 p.m. on Wednesdays).  At 2:05 p.m., we will release parents to walk quietly to wait for their children in the hallways.  Hopefully, this will help teachers to bring closure to the end of the school day without disruptions that are often distracting to students.

I received some concerns from parents and staff about congestion if we waited until 2:10 p.m. to let parents go to pick up their children.  They would be going against traffic which could delay them getting to the classroom in a timely manner.  For this reason, we'll be opening the cafeteria doors at 2:05 instead.

Please understand that at many other schools parents are not allowed onto the campus; they wait for their children to be brought to them or there is a car pick-up system.  I realize this is not possible due to our limited space on our campus.  We feel this is a good compromise.  Teachers and students can have a quiet closure to the end of the school day, and parents can be assured that they are at the classroom to pick up their children once the bell rings.

Thank you for understanding and cooperating with us as we work together to improve safety, as well as teaching and learning at Hale Kula.

Jan Iwase
Principal

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kindergarten Registration is Going on Now!

If you have a child who is turning 5 by July 31, 2014, he/she can attend kindergarten this year.  Drop by the office to pick up a packet and find out what you need to bring in to register.  Remember that this year, there is no junior kindergarten.  Students born on August 1 or later will have to wait until 2015 to register for kindergarten.  This will bring us in line with most schools in other states.

Friday, March 14, 2014

3/15 - 3/21


School’s out for Spring Break the week of March 17 - 21. School returns March 24

Wanted: Substitute Classroom Cleaners
Hale Kula is in need of substitute classroom cleaners.  Classroom cleaners empty pencil sharpeners & trash containers, sweep or vacuum floors, clean dry erase boards, close windows & secure rooms.  They also mop floors twice a week and do not clean rest-rooms.  Substitute classroom cleaners work 3 hours a day when called in and earn $8.00 per hour.  If you are interested in please leave your name and telephone number with Vice Principal Leinau to arrange for an interview.  Thank you.

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.

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/
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Sat. March 14- 16  International Auto Show at Convention Center --tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for military, free to children 12 and under. Military two-fer day is Saturday, buy one $8 ticket and get one free -bring DOD ID. Fri. noon – 10, Sat. 10 – 10 & Sunday 10 – 7pm.

Sat. March 15      Read-aloud day at the Honolulu Zoo. Be one of the first 500 families at the Zoo on March 15 and you could win a free book

Sun. March 16      Waimea Valley Ohana Day from 9am – 5pm. Half price admission for kamaaina and military. The day includes a scavenger hunt, stories, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, cultural demonstrations.

Mon. March 17     Parent child fair at Mililani Town Center marks St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Break from 9:30am – 11:30am 625-0108

Mon. March 17     Home Alone Safety Awareness Class by ACS from 9:00 am – 12:30pm. Interactive workshop that will provide parents and children with tools to make responsible decisions as they prepare to stay home alone. Ages 9 – 12 are welcome. Seating is limited. Please bring a snack and a drink. Must sign up in advance at 655-4ACS

Mon. March 17     Roberts Hawaii School Bus is hiring qualified school bus drivers and school bus aides for 2014 – 2015 school year. 11am – 3pm at Roberts Hawaii Wahiawa Baseyard 220 N. cane Street. Or visit call 539-9414 Mon – Fri.

Wed. March 19     Live & Learn 101 Festival from 2pm – 5pm at Kaena community Center. A great event for the whole family. Hands –on exhibits covering a variety of topics: health, fitness, nutrition, gardening tips, arts & crafts, kick boxing, zumba. www.IslandPalmCommunities.com

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Reminders :-)

Reminder - our fourth RAP night is tomorrow.  Registration begins at 5:00.  Hope to see you there!

We have our 3rd quarter Super Eagle Assembly on Friday, March 14 at 8:30.  We're gong to try and have the whole school attend.  It'll be in the back of the school by the first grade playground.  Parents, please allow time for our students to come out to the field to be seated.  This is our first time trying this with so many students!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Nominate Someone Today :-)

The quarter is coming to an end, and we are looking for nominations for our volunteer and staff member for the 3rd quarter.  Nominate someone who is making a difference at Hale Kula by going to our school home page  and clicking on the Hooray for Volunteers or Hooray for Staff link.  We will do a blind drawing from a list of all names from first, second, and third quarters to select our 3rd quarter winner of a $50 gift card.  (Thank you, Hale Kula Elementary Parent Teacher Organization!) We appreciate our volunteers and our staff at Hale Kula!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

3/7 - 3/15


March 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

The Hale Kula VEX IQ Robotics Team has qualified to compete in the VEX Robotics World Championships in Anaheim in April.  The team is holding 2 fund-raisers to help them get to Anaheim to represent Hale Kula and Hawaii as they compete against other teams from around the world:
1.  Dave & Buster Power Cards are on sale through March 7th ($20 cash for 100 credits)- Power Cards are good for games and simulations. Great for Spring Break!
2.  Donations are being accepted on GoFundMe.com @ http://www.gofundme.com/76t5vs. 
Mahalo for all of your support!   The Cyborg Eagles VEX IQ Robotics Team


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

Mon. March 10     Kindergarten field trip to Waimea Valley I4, G4, G2

Tues. March 11      Spring Picture Taking

Wed. March 12     Spring Picture Taking
                      RAP – Families come to school 5:30 – 7:45. Dinner served and families read to

Wed,, March 12   
Bike Safety Bonanza at 2pm, Wheeler Community Center (100 Vought Ave)  IPC, School Liaison Office and Directorate of Emergency Services (DES), US Army Garrison - Hawaii have partnered together to promote Bicycle Safety.
 Every child is encouraged to bring their helmets and bicycles to this event and learn about the “Rules of the Road” when riding your bike, ride through the” Bike Rodeo Course”, and join a “Ride Along” with the DES Bike Patrol to apply the lessons learned. There will be refreshments and opportunities to win great prizes!  You must RSVP at rsvp@ipchawaii.com

Thurs. March 13    Chaperone Training in P14 at 1:30pm
                      Science Fair for 5th graders in the evening 5-6 is judging, parents 6 – 6:45

Fri. March 14       1st Grade field trip to Hawaiian Plantations Village – P4, P10, P11, ½ of H4
                      Super Eagle Assembly in the back of school 8:30 – 9:30am
                      PTO Meeting in the cafeteria at 9:30am

Sat. March 15      Read-aloud day at the Honolulu Zoo. Be one of the first 500 families at the Zoo on March 15 and you could win a free book
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School’s out for Spring Break the week of March 17 - 21. School returns March 24

Mon. March 17     Home Alone Safety Awareness Class by ACS from 9:00 am – 12:30pm. Interactive workshop that will provide parents and children with tools to make responsible decisions as they prepare to stay home alone. Ages 9 – 12 are welcome. Seating is limited. Please bring a snack and a drink. Must sign up in advance at 655-4ACS

Wed. March 19     Live & Learn 101 Festival from 2pm – 5pm at Kaena Community Center. A great event for the whole family. Hands –on exhibits covering a variety of topics: health, fitness, nutrition, gardening tips, arts & crafts, kick boxing, zumba. www.IslandPalmCommunities.com

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

March Menu (finally!)

I apologize for not having the March menu posted on the website.  Here's the link if you'd like to see what's for breakfast or lunch this month.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/210867627/March-Breakfast-Lunch-Menu

Remember that tomorrow is Green Eggs and Ham Day for those who signed up.  Breakfast will begin earlier than usual so set your alarm clock to get up on-time!