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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Poems & Pizza & Parent Bulletins

Thursday, April 30 is Poem in Your Pocket Day!
Please encourage your child to carry a poem in his/her pocket. 
They can find a poem or write a poem.
The Library website has poetry links:

Find a short poem.
Read a few and let your child choose the poem he/she likes best.
Help your child practice reading the poem. 
Talk about...
            Are there any words you can't pronounce?
            Who is speaking in the poem?  How does that person feel? How can you show that with your voice?
            Are there parts of the poem that should be read loudly?  softly?  slowly?  quickly?
            Read the punctuation--how does an exclamation mark sound?  How does a question mark sound?

Thursday, April 30 is Dominos Pizza Day
 Order from the Dominos on Schofield all day and Hale Kula profits

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hale Kula PTO

April 24, 2015

Aloha, Staff and Parents of Hale Kula Elementary School,

After a meeting with the Hale Kula Parent Teacher Organization Board yesterday, it was agreed that there are irreconcilable differences, and a motion was made and approved by the Board members present to dissolve the PTO effective June 30, 2015.

If you do not agree, please complete this form at We are requesting that you include your name and your child’s name/room number so we can verify that you are a parent or staff member at Hale Kula. If we have strong opposition to this decision to dissolve the Hale Kula PTO, we will regroup to discuss next steps.
We appreciate all of the support from the PTO this past year, and we know that some of the school activities would not have been possible without their volunteer assistance as well as their fundraising projects. This is a difficult decision but one that will hopefully allow for healing.

Thank you,

Jan Iwase


Thursday, April 23, 2015

4/ 25 - 5/3

As the school year winds down {28 more school days as of April 23}, we would greatly appreciate have all library books returned and all lunch accounts balanced.  We can accept checks until May 11th... after that it will be cash only.  All accounts must have the exact amount to cover meals from May 22 through June 3 {last day for students} as we are not permitted to allow overdrafts or give loans over those last few days.  Please keep track of your child's lunch account.  We have a day to day breakdown on the office front counter to help calculate how much will be needed ... breakfast is $1. or $0.30 for reduced, lunch is $2.25 or $0.40 for reduced, extra milk is $0.60 and, if you let us know, we can put a flag in the computer that says no second milk purchases allowed.  Unfortunately, we have had to instigate a policy that students with outstanding debts (usually library books & lunch overdrafts) will not be permitted to participate in the PTO's Water Play days May 28 & 29.... we don't like to punish the children AND it does seem to inspire parents to bring the money owing :-)  Thank you for your cooperation. Agnes Leinau, Vice Principal

If you have put in paperwork with the office and your last day will be June 3rd . Your child’s school packet will be ready for pickup on June 5th.

Spring Portraits should have gone home this week
If you have already paid for your portraits, thank you!
Select your favorites and pay online!
1.   Go to
2.   Log in with your Portrait ID and Access Code, which is on your portrait package insert.
3.   Please return unpurchased portraits to  school.

Orders due by Friday April 24 online or to P14 no later than tomorrow April 24 at 2:30pm. These orders will be at the school by May 26.  Any online orders after that will ship direct to you and postage will be added to your order.

Sat. April 25              Daylong beach cleanup with ocean fun activities at Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park from 9:30am – 6pm. This keiki friendly event features boogie boarding, surfing, canoeing, sailing, swimming and beach activities with the help of the North Shore Lifeguard Association. Free food, drinks and musical entertainment will be available from noon to 6pm. Call 388-0389

Sun April 26        John Kelley Haleiwa Metric Century Ride at 6:30am from Kaiaka Beach Park Haleiwa to Kahuku High School and back. Call 735-5756

Mon. April 27       School starts at 7:55 every day

Tues. April 28      Afterschool Family Creative Crafts and Catapults – come and make and take

Wed. April 29      Chaperone Training in P14 at 12:30pm

Thurs. April 30     Dominos fundraiser – order from Dominos on post all day long – school profits

                   Wahiawa Botanical Garden has a workshop on making Lei Po’o at 9:30am. Fee is $15. Register at 522-7066

Fri. May 1           May Day is lei day in Hawai’i

Sat. May 2         Wahiawa Library Book Sale 9am-3pm in the meeting room.  Prices range from $1.00 for Hardback books, CD's and DVD's. Paperback and Children's books are $.50.  $5.00 for a bag to fill (library book bag).

                      Haleiwa Store Lots has a grand opening of its new community and retail development at 66-111 Kamehameha Hwy from 10am – 2pm. Activities, tours, prizes and entertainment. Call 391-7441

Sun. May 3         Hawaii Comic and Toy Expo from 8am – 4pm at the Ala Moana Hotel meeting rooms. Over 40 dealers of comics, toys, collectibles and fun will be there. Admission is $3.00 (children 5 & under FREE) Cosplayers FREE.

Friday, April 17, 2015

4/17 - 4/24

Check out the great slide show of Hale Kula students and staff wearing Purple on Wednesday. And you can add pictures also.

Fri. April 17         JPO Field Day competition at Kapiolani Park
Kona Ice outside P14 – also Friday Store inside P14 afterschool

Sat. April 18        Bread fundraiser pick up from 9am – noon in front of the cafeteria
                      Plan to drive through to pick up Bread. Bring all your tickets and remind people you sold tickets to pick up Bread. As it says, all bread not picked up by noon will be forfeit.

Sun. April 19        Pole Matches. Hawaii Polo Club hosts matches at 2pm each Sunday at Mokuleia Field. Gates open at 11am and admission is $10 and $8. Call 226-0061

Mon. April 20      School Community Council meeting at 3pm

Tues. April 21       Field trip  for 5th Grade to Honolulu Theatre for Youth
Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00am

Wed. April 22      2nd Grade Field Trip for Earth Day

                  Earth Day celebration at Kalakaua Community Center 2pm – 5pm

Thurs. April 23     Field Trip for 1st Grade to Honolulu Theater for Youth

Fri. April 24        School starts at 7:55 every day

Monday, April 13, 2015

Election Results and Purple Up

Thank you all for voting in the PTO election. The votes have been counted and everyone on the ballot has been notified. 

The new officers for the 2015 - 2016 school year will be
President - Vicki Kirby
2nd VP - Amanda Osuna
Secretary - Sarah Bailes
Treasurer - Crystal Lopez

There are still unfilled positions for next year which will be discussed at the next PTO meeting. They are 1st VP, Membership, Boxtops, Communication. If you are interested in 1 of these positions you are encouraged to attend the PTO meeting this Wednesday at 11am at Kalakaua Community Center.

Wear purple this Wednesday, April 15
April is the month of the Military Child. This is a time to honor and celebrate military connected children and youth. This is a visible way to show support and recognize military kids for their strength, sacrifices and continued resilience.

Friday, April 10, 2015

4/10 - 4/18

PTO voting ends today for the 2015 – 2016 school year of officers. Vote on Friday April 10 before school OR after school at Friday store in P14 OR at PTO family fun, dinner and movie night in the cafeteria starting at 6pm. Voting will end when the movie begins approximately 6:40 ish. Cast your ballot. Let your voice be heard.

Sign up now for events in May

Pine Run – Wahiawa Pineapple Run is set for 7am on May 16. Starting and ending at Ka’ala Elementary School. Entrance fee is $40. Run or walk through the pineapple fields approx.. 6 miles. Sign up at

Triathlon entries are due by May 9 for the North Shore Olympic Triathlon set for 5:45am May 17 at Mokuleia Beach Park and featuring an 800 meter swim, 25 mile bike race and 10K run. For details visit or call 372-8885

Fri. April 10         Field Trip for 2nd Grade classes B2, D2, D3 to Hawaii Art Museum

PTO FREE Family Dinner & Movie Night from 6pm to 8 pm in the cafe.   ALL families and staff are invited! Please come out! Last chance to vote

Fri & Sat April 10 & 11    Iolani School Fair at 563 Kamoku St. from noon – 10:30pm. 24th Annual school fair with food booths, games, rides, crafts, fresh produce, plants, gourmet chef demonstrations, silent auction, live entertainment and more
Going Green Tradition of Recycling Community Clean-Up Day in Wahiawa  9am – 1pm. 
Leilehua High School front parking lot   Recyclable Items Accepted:
Scrap metal, bicycles, appliances - 3 propane tanks, fire extinguishers, heat pumps each - Computers, monitors, printers, scanners –no limit - One TV per car - HI-5 beverage containers - Used household cooking oil - Cell phones, ink cartridges, PDAs, etc. - All kinds of batteries - Usable clothing - Used eye glasses and hearing aids for Hawaii Lions Clubs - Incandescent light bulbs exchange for CFLs, maximum 4 CFLs per car - Prom dresses, accessories for Bella Project - Women’s business suits, accessories for Dress for Success - Canned goods for Hawaii Food Bank - Pet food, towels, blankets for Poi  Dogs and Popoki - Free towing of unwanted cars, call 291-6151
Tires, Paint, Microwave ovens, Motor oil, Cardboard, Paper, Plastics, Wood, Bulky items, Hazardous fluids

Sat. April 11        Trinity Lutheran School Spring Fling from 9am – 2pm at 1611 California Ave. food, games, crafts, entertainment, bake sale and more call 621-6033

Sat , April 11        Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Ala Moana Beach Park McCoy Pavilion from 10am – 6pm. Cost is $1.00 – featuring bagpipes, highland dance competitions, athletic competitions, Celtic foods, crafts, keiki activities and more – 721-0476

Mon. April 13       Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00am

Tues. April 14       School starts at 7:55 every day

Wed. April 15       PTO Board Meeting at 11am at Kalakaua Community Center
                    Purple Up – Wear purple to support military children

Thurs. April 16     Kindergarten Field Trip Polynesian Cultural Center
                     Leilehua Complex Track Meet for selected students

Fri. April 17         JPO Field Day competition at Kapiolani Park
Kona Ice outside P14 – also Friday Store inside P14

Sat. April 18        Bread fundraiser pick up from 9am – noon in front of the cafeteria