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Sunday, May 31, 2015

June 1 and Beyond

Hale Kula's new Makerspace is gladly accepting your donations of arts & craft items. Have a bag of fabric scraps to discard?  Or other craft supplies you would rather not pack?  Are your kids done with their Rainbow Looms or Magnatiles?  See complete list of needs here:  Drop donations in labeled collection boxes in the office or outside G4.  

The Hale Kula Library's online resource page will still be available this summer for families to watch animated books on Tumblebooks, to learn about famous people and events in World Almanac Online or to watch science videos in True Flix and Pebble Go.

The Hawaii State Public Library System and Sgt Yano library have great summer reading programs for children and families. Children receive weekly prizes for tracking their reading and families are invited to special presentations at the libraries. Help your child find a "just right book" and encourage your child to read both fiction and nonfiction.  Choose one of your favorite childhood books for a family read aloud or search online for some tasty new recipes to try this summer.  

Scholastic also has a great summer reading program with incentives and an animated story a week from a famous author.  Click here to learn more.

Yearbooks are available for purchase everyday after school & at every morning assembly this week. Cost is $25.00. Only 30 left
Mon. June 1         Breakfast – Pepperoni Pizza Stix, mixed Fruit, Orange Juice
Lunch – Golden Chicken Tenders on Cabbage, steamed rice, broccoli & carrots, applesauce

Awards Assembly at 8:30 in the cafeteria. Invitation letters went home
                   Perfect Attendance Parties after lunch in the cafeteria

Tues. June 2        Breakfast – Ultra Bread, banana, fruit juice
Lunch – Chicken nuggets on cabbage, steamed rice, mixed green salad, mixed fruit

Super Eagle Assembly in back of school 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Parents bring chairs

Wed. June 3       Breakfast – Whole Grain French toast, pineapple, grape juice
Lunch – Corn Dog, potato smiles, baked beans, diced pears
5TH Grade Graduation in the cafeteria 8:30 am – 10:00 am
                   Kindergarten Water Play Day
                   Last Day of school

Enjoy your summer vacation. 

If you are returning next year, Class Postings is on Friday, July 24 after 4pm and first day of school is Wednesday, July 29

If you are moving, Paperwork should have been submitted to the office last week. Best of luck in your new school & safe travels.
Every week end from now through July 5 is the 50th State Fair at the Aloha Stadium. Week end hours follow: Fridays 6pm – 11pm, Saturdays 4pm – 11pm, Sundays noon – 11pm. Prices vary, wristbands available for rides. Food, midway games, petting zoo, carnival rides, entertainment and more, fun for the whole family

Tues. June 9     Extreme Couponing Workshop FREE. Learn the techniques and secrets to save hundreds each month on your grocery bill. Plus giveaways and door prizes! Pearl Country Club 98-535 Kaonohi Street, Aiea at 3pm & 7pm Register now for this free event:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Menu for June

Since June is such a short month, we won't be printing out the menu.  Here it is, in case you want to make sure you have enough funds for your child.

Here's the menu for breakfast and lunch next week (June 1-3).
June 1 Breakfast:
Pepperoni Pizza Stix
Mixed Fruit
Orange Juice
Golden Chicken Tenders on Cabbage
Steamed Rice
Broccoli and Carrots
June 2 Breakfast:
Ultra Bread
Fruit Juice
Chicken Nuggets on Cabbage
Steamed Rice
Mixed Green Salad
Mixed Fruit
June 3 Breakfast:
Whole Grain French Toast
Grape Juice
Corn Dog
Potato Smiles
Baked Beans
Diced Pears

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

5/27 - 6/3

Yearbooks are available for purchase everyday after school
outside P14 or outside back of the cafeteria. $25.00

Water Play notes
Please send kids to school in bathing suits and rubber slippers (wear clothes over them).
Pack a towel and water bottle. Make sure your child has change of clothes including underwear.
On May 28 - Girls should wear T shirt or lycra shirt over their bathing suit.
Everyone should apply sunscreen at home if prone to sunburn
Water Play Day has many water games to get wet but no water to drink. 
(bring water bottle)
After leaving the field, all students change into dry clothes to finish out the school day.

Parents are welcome to go with their child’s class to the different water activities.
We have soldier volunteers from our military partner 25th HHBN to run the activity stations.

Thursday, May 28                               Friday, May 29
5th  grade    11:00 - 11:45                       kindergarten 11:05 – 11:50
3rd  grade   12:00 - 12:45                         1st grade     12:00 – 12:45
4th  grade    1:00 - 1:45                        2nd grade    1:00 – 1:45

Students with outstanding lunch loans, library book fees or any debt to the school can’t participate

If you volunteered to fill water balloons – Please pick up water balloons in P14 anytime. Bring them back filled on 28th or 29th leave them on the side of H4 – Look for the sign. Mahalo
Wed. May 27       School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. May 28      Water Play in the afternoon for 3rd & 4th & 5th Grade

Fri. May 29         Preschool graduation at 9am in the cafeteria
Water Play in the afternoon for Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade

Every week end from now through July 5     50th State Fair at the Aloha Stadium. Week end hours follow: Fridays 6pm – 11pm, Saturdays 4pm – 11pm, Sundays noon – 11pm. Prices vary, wristbands available for rides. Food, midway games, petting zoo, carnival rides, entertainment and more, fun for the whole family
Mon. June 1         Awards Assembly at 8:30 in the cafeteria. Invitation letters went home last week
Tues. June 2        Super Eagle Assembly in back of school 8:30 am – 9:30 am – Parent invitations going home today or tomorrow

Wed. June 3        5TH Grade Graduation in the cafeteria 8:30 am – 10:00 am
                      Last Day of school

Enjoy your summer vacation. If you are moving, best of luck in your new school, show them aloha.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 16, 2015

This past Wednesday, Hale Kula Parent Teacher Organization members voted unanimously to accept an Interim Board.  Thank you to Katie Horrigan, Amanda Pemberton, Jennifer Calhoun, and Marleen Clarke for volunteering to serve as PTO Board members until an election can be held in August.  The Interim Board will be responsible for the following:  a) Inventory PTO supplies/resources and prepare for the move to P15B; b) Ensure that funds for projects that the PTO Board approved are paid for; and c) Set the guidelines and oversee the PTO Board election in August.  From hereon, we are moving forward and ensuring that the PTO is on firm ground when the new school year begins.

Thank you to all parents who completed the School Community Council survey.  The SCC will be reviewing the results at our meeting on Monday, May 18, and we will share the results with the community afterwards.

Finally, here is a link to a blog about our construction project.   For those of you who will be leaving Hawaii this summer, we welcome you to subscribe to the blog by typing in your email address and then pressing "submit." You and your child can then follow the progress of our construction project.

Thanks, and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

5/15 - 5/22

All library books are due Friday, May 15.  Please ask your child if he/she has returned his/her library book.  Students with outstanding books/damages have received notification papers and teachers have been informed.  If you have questions or need to pay a fine in person, please call/visit the library Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 8:00 - 2:00.  305-3451

Lunch account payments 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 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. Thanks for your cooperation.
Fri. May 15         Yearbooks available for purchase $25. after school in the cafeteria

Sat. May 16         40th Annual Pineapple Run starts at Ka’ala Elementary at 7am. Course goes along Wilikina Drive and through the pineapple fields. Expect lane closures and delays in driving.

Mon. May 18        School Community Council Meeting 3pm in the office conference room

Tues. May 19        School starts at 7:55 every day – thanks for being on time

Wed. May 20       School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. May 21      If you are moving, turn in your paperwork to the office now

Fri. May 22         5th Grade field trip to Bowling Alley

Kona Ice afterschool outside P14

Friday, May 8, 2015

PTO Meeting

We have a PTO meeting scheduled for Wednesday, May 13 from 1:20 p.m. in the cafeteria. The meeting is to vote on whether to put in place an Interim Board until August 2015 when a new election for PTO officers can be held.  We are holding this meeting at a time when both parents and staff can attend to vote on this important issue, and we intend to start promptly at 1:20 p.m. to allow teachers to vote before attending their scheduled meetings.

The Hale Kula PTO has provided much support to our school community, and parents and staff would like to see this organization continue.  An Interim Board will provide the organization to continue, to provide a smooth transition to a new Board, and to start fresh when the new school year begins.

We hope you will be able to attend to vote on the proposal to have an Interim Board in place until a new election can be held in August 2015.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

5/8 - 5/14

Fri. May 8          3rd Grade field trip to Bishop Museum for E1 & E2

                    2nds at Leilehua. 4pm – 8pm many food trucks , so stop by for some dinner

Sat. May 9         Pineapple Festival has been cancelled for this year L

Mon. May 11        School starts at 7:55 every day – thank you for being on time ready to learn

Tues. May 12       Book Swap and Popcorn Sale in the cafeteria afterschool –
Bring a book to swap for another  - 50 cents for fresh popped popcorn

Wed. May 13       Chaperone Training at 8am in P14
                   PTO General Membership meeting to vote on interim board after school in cafe

Thurs. May 14      3rd Grade field trip to Bishop Museum for E3 & E4 & H1

                      1st Grade field trip to Mililani Town Center to learn economics