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Thursday, January 29, 2015

1/30 - 2/6

Get involved in our Book Fair Fun:

Book Fair Family Event on February 6 from 2:30 – 4:30:

Sign up for the Parent Volleyball Team:   1 Game will be played on February 6 at 3pm. Staff has  full team but the parent team really needs you.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed. Help students shop in F4:

Balloon a grams
Red balloon a gram papers should have come home this week with every student. There are 4 balloon a grams on a page and sell for $1.00 each. Fill in to and from & return to PTO box in the office no later than February 6. Extra red papers available in main office or P14.

On Friday, February 13 all balloon a grams will be delivered to classrooms.  (your red paper attached to a Valentines balloon)

Fri. Jan. 30         1st Grade 100 day celebration 12:45 – 2:00

Sat. Jan. 31        Living History Day at the Battleship Missouri. 9am – 4pm for FREE. Guests will see and experience a variety of historical exhibits and activities, including displays, presentations, reenactments and more. 1-877-644-4896 or

Mon. Feb. 2        Book Fair Preview in F4 all week long. Classes come to preview the Book Fair

Tues. Feb. 3        Chaperone Training at 8am in P14

Wed. Feb. 4        School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. Feb. 5       Pre K and kindergarten watch performance by HTY in the cafe at 9am

Fri. Feb. 6          Jump Rope for heart is our annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Every grade comes out and jumps rope for about 20 minutes. We request donation of $1.00 per person

Under the Sea Book Fair Family Event from 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Shop the Book Fair, Buy Kona ice, make a rainbow fish, compete in raingutter regatta, guess how many goldfish , watch volleyball game at 3pm and much more

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Parent Bulletin link

Have you gone to the ‘Hale Kula Elementary School’ page? Once you like it you will receive updates about school happenings. 

While you are on the school Facebook page, post a fun, family beach picture in the comments of this post & your family could win a $10 gift certificate to the Under the Sea Book Fair!
-Post your picture in the comments to the post by February 5.
-Include your child's name & room number.
-Winners will be chosen at random

-Winners will receive a $10 gift certificate (one per family) for the Hale Kula Book Fair, Feb. 2-12.

Sunday, January 25, 2015


I realized that I had neglected to announce the winners of the random drawing for the Volunteer and the Staff for the second quarter.  Congratulations to Hilary Lambert, kindergarten teacher, and Stephanie Pugh, a parent volunteer, for winning a $50 Chili's gift card!

Anyone can nominate someone who has made a difference for your child or for you.  At the end of the quarter, we randomly draw a name from all those who've been nominated this school year (but no one can win more than once).

To nominate a staff member for the 3rd quarter, go to Hooray for Our Hale Kula Staff! blog.
To nominate a volunteer for the 3rd quarter, go to Hooray for Our Volunteers! blog.
Add a comment under "Third Quarter." The comment will have to be approved before being published.

We have great volunteers and staff at Hale Kula! Thank you, all, for making a difference at Hale Kula!  Check out our bulletin board by the front of the cafeteria.  We'd love for it to be completely filled with positive comments about our volunteers and staff!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1/23 - 1/30

School office phone number is 305-3400. Please don’t call the old 622 number it won’t work any more. Spread the word the office number has changed.

Recruiting Parents to represent in a volleyball game against Hale Kula staff. This will be a highlight of the Under the Sea Book Fair family event on Friday, February 6. Click on this link to sign up now;    Meet at volleyball net outside P14 at 2:50, game at 3. Bring $ for Kona ice cuz you'll work up a sweat!
Fri. Jan. 23         Kona Ice will be outside P14 and Friday store in P14 will be selling icey pops and snacks 2:00 pm – 2:30

Mon. Jan. 26              SCC Town Hall Meeting on Facebook from 6pm – 7pm. We invite you to join in the on-line discussion. You don’t need a Facebook account to participate.  Please consider joining in the conversation at OR like our Facebook page, ‘Hale Kula Elementary School’ then you can receive school updates and also join the town hall meeting from there.

Tues. Jan. 27       Book Swap and Popcorn sale for 50 cents a bag after school in the cafeteria. Bring a book off your bookshelf and swap it for another. Books in all age ranges available. Popcorn is even better this year with fresh new ingredients.

Wed. Jan. 28       Chaperone Training at 8am in P14

Thurs. Jan. 29     5th grade Science Fair after school

Fri. Jan. 30         1st Grade 100 day celebration 12:45 – 2:00

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

1/16 - 1/23

Bus payment for Quarter 3 is due for students who pay quarterly.  Please bring your payment (exact amount) to the office along with your child's bus pass.
Fri. Jan. 16         Chaperone Training in P14 at 8am
                      There will be NO school store in P14 this Friday. Open next Friday.

Sun. Jan. 18        Waimea Valley sponsors La Ohana (family day) from 9am – 5pm every third Sunday. Half-price admission for kamaaina and military. The day offers a scavenger hunt, stories, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, cultural demonstrations and makahiki games call 638-7766

Mon. Jan. 19        NO SCHOOL – Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tues. Jan. 20       Copy training at 8am – starts in P14 and then go to D4 – no children please

Wed. Jan. 21        PTO Board Meeting in P14 at 11am

Thurs. Jan. 22     Chaperone Training in P14 at 8am

Fri. Jan. 23         School starts at 7:55 every day – Be in your seat or get a tardy slip from office

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Important Reminders

Happy New Year! Some important reminders:

a) Students return to school on Tuesday, January 13.  Let's make it a great day by being on-time! The first bell rings at 7:45 a.m. and students are tardy if they're not in their classroom when the second bell rings at 7:55 a.m.

b)  Our school phone number has changed.  We sent out our new number earlier, but some parents shared that they never got that message.  Our new number is 808 305-3400.  The old number no longer works.

c)  A reminder that school gets out at 2:10 p.m. on M, T, Th, and F and at 1:10 p.m. on W.

d)  Be sure to check out our website at  We post important and updated information. We also have a Power Point presentation about Parent Information for this school year; if you're new to Hale Kula or need a refresher, you may want to review the slides.

e) Here's the menu for January.  You can also access it on the Hale Kula website by clicking the "What's for Lunch?" button.

Enjoy the rest of winter break!