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Thursday, February 26, 2015

2/27 - 3/6


Thank you for making our Book Fair a HUGE success.  We saw many happy children with books in their hands and all classrooms received books!  Mahalo to the parent volunteers who worked the book fair, created bulletin board displays and another special thanks to Ashley Simonton for painting the photo op shark for our family event.  Thank you for opening a world of possible and putting books in our kids' hands!

We celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday during Read Across America week March 2-6.  As a special treat, soldiers from our military partnership will read to classrooms.  Visit the library website http://halekula library.weebly.com to see pictures of Read Across America Events from previous years and check back soon to see pictures from this school year.

Yearbook looking for pictures
Have you been on any field trips and taken pictures of your child’s class? Or helped out on a class project and taken pictures? The yearbook is looking for candid photos for each classrooms page. Just email them to halekulaelm.yearbook@gmail.com.  Please include teacher name and classroom number.

WOW! THAT'S ENGINEERING 2015 is coming up soon! Come have fun learning
about STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math
Who: Grades (4-9)
This event is focused on getting girls interested in STEM, but boys are welcome too! Parents and educators are also invited for the PEP program
What: A STEM outreach event that introduces participants to the field of engineering through hands-on activities, project displays, industry exhibitions, and more
When: SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2015 (8:30AM - 12:45PM)
Where: University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Center Ballroom, 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
  Registration/ Information: uhm.swe.org [1]
  For more information contact: swe808@gmail.com

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Fri. Feb. 27         Buddy Pictures for the yearbook afterschool outside P14. $1.00 per person in picture
                      Did your family buy from the Dominos on post Thursday? Make sure to turn in your Dominos receipt from the box so your childs class gets credit toward Pizza party


Feb. 27      Applause for the Paws Pet Expo from 4pm – 6pm at Kalakaua Community Center. Bring the family and your beloved Fido for an afternoon filled with lively presentations, information and fun activities gearedto 4 legged family members. Show off your pet’s most amazing trick at 5:00 at IPC tent. Dogs must be on a 6 foot or less leash. Cats must be in carrier and leashed. (808) 275-3159

Feb. 28 – March 28 Volunteers are needed for the annual whale count. From 8am – 12:15 call 725-5917

Mon. March 2      Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00am

Tues. March 3      Copy Training  at 8:00am – starts in P14 and walk to D4 – no kids please
Book Swap and Popcorn sale for 50 cents in the cafeteria

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

Thurs. March 5     Read Across America – soldier readers in the classrooms in the afternoon

Fri. March 6        Complex Basketball Tournament at Leilehua High School – 5th graders on team
3rd grade assembly in the cafeteria as Rotary Club gives dictionaries
PTO Friday store in P14 afterschool

Central Oahu Spring Break Camp 2015  http://www.igotskills.com/
$225.00. The  I Got Skills Oahu Spring Break Camp will focus on footwork, technique, and moves to beat opponents. Camp will also feature guest Freestyle Coaches including 2013 North American Freestyle Champion, Alex Mendoza, and female freestyler Lizzy Calderon. Players will improve their soccer skills and develop a higher level of confidence with the ball.\

March 16-20, 2015 – Central Oahu Regional Park
94 Kamehameha Hwy, Waipahu, HI 96797
Time: 9am to 3pm  (Drop Off From 8:30am, Pick up till 3:30pm)
Who:  All boys and girls ages 6-16 welcome
Attire: Proper soccer attire including cleats, shin guards, ball, water bottle, and sack lunch
* includes camp t-shirt
* Space is Limited

Thursday, February 19, 2015

2/20 - 2/28

2015 Youth Track & Field
Correction to building number to register, they moved and are now in Building 1283 on Schofield. , Hope you found the right place to register. Youth sports for children born 1997 – 2007 sign up now. This includes relay teams, shot putt, hurdles and many timed individual races.$40 per person. Season is May – July. Register at your nearest Army Youth Center

Art to Remember
Our Art teacher comes around to all classrooms on a rotating schedule on Wednesdays. During these recent art lessons she has had students draw underwater scenes. This is drawn with crayon on special paper that can be used by Art to Remember to put on mousepads or cups as you choose to order. If your child was absent when their class drew their picture, they can still complete the project.  Stop by P14 and pick up a few pieces of this special paper. Have your child draw a picture with crayon and fill the entire page. Return it to P14 no later than next Wednesday, Feb. 25, make sure your child’s full name, teacher and classroom are included on separate paper clipped to it.

Central Oahu Spring Break Camp 2015  http://www.igotskills.com/
$225.00. The  I Got Skills Oahu Spring Break Camp will focus on footwork, technique, and moves to beat opponents. Camp will also feature guest Freestyle Coaches including 2013 North American Freestyle Champion, Alex Mendoza, and female freestyler Lizzy Calderon. Players will improve their soccer skills and develop a higher level of confidence with the ball.\
March 16-20, 2015 – Central Oahu Regional Park
94 Kamehameha Hwy, Waipahu, HI 96797
Time: 9am to 3pm  (Drop Off From 8:30am, Pick up till 3:30pm)
Who:  All boys and girls ages 6-16 welcome
Attire: Proper soccer attire including cleats, shin guards, ball, water bottle, and sack lunch
* includes camp t-shirt
* Space is Limited
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Fri. Feb. 20         School Store in P14 after school
                     Buddy Pictures after school outside P14. $1.00 per person in the picture

Fri, Sat, Sun        Mililani High School Carnival all weekend long with rides, games, food booths and entertainment. Hands on robotic educational experience. The entertainment schedule is posted on the high school website. Parking is available all weekend in the lower school lot, along Kipapa Drive at Mililani Waena Elementary and at the neighboring YMCA More information call 627-7747

Sun. Feb. 22        Not your ordinary Garage Sale at McKinley High School cafeteria 8am – 2pm FREE. Annual garage sale with a wide range of unique and interesting items and bargain-priced merchandise 547-6883

Sun. Feb. 22        Hawaii VEX IQ state championships at Pearlridge Center Uptown & Downtown center courts, 9am – 4:30pm FREE. Try robotics with VEX IQ or build your own Brushbots 203-2366

Mon. Feb. 23          School Community Council Meeting at 3pm
                      Boxtop and Labels for Education pick up from classrooms

Tues. Feb. 24       Parent Workshop from 1pm – 2pm on ‘Cooking with Kids’ in F4

Wed. Feb. 25       Chaperone Training in P14 at 8:00am

Thurs. Feb. 26     4th grade field trip to Plantation Village
                   Dominos Pizza fundraiser for the PTO. Order from the Dominos on post today

Fri. Feb. 27         Buddy Pictures for the yearbook afterschool outside P14. $1.00 per person in picture


Feb. 28 – March 28 Volunteers are needed for the annual whale count. From 8am – 12:15 call 725-5917

Thursday, February 12, 2015

2/13 - 2/20

ENJOY YOUR 3 DAY WEEKEND

Thanks for supporting Hale Kula's Book Fair! 
If you didn't get a chance to shop, or still want to look for a favorite title, you can shop our online fair until February 17.  Books will be delivered to your child's classroom within two weeks and there's no shipping charge.

2015 Youth Track & Field
To be a part of youth sports for children born 1997 – 2007 sign up now. This includes relay teams, shot putt, hurdles and many timed individual races.$40 per person. Season is May – July. Register at your nearest Army Youth Center Feb. 2 – 18. Building 556 on Schofield 655-5314


Science symposium for girls and parents at Sacred Hearts Academy on February 28 from 7:45 – 11:30am. FREE fresh, and fun hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For girls in grades five to eight. Register by February 18 at www.sacredhearts.org

Ohana Heroes Project
The University of Hawaii has been selected for a grant to examine the impact of military deployment. Our goal is to determine and develop the types of resources and programs that would be most helpful for military families coping with extended separation. The study will take 4-5 hours over the course of a week to complete. Families with at least one child between the ages of 7 and 17 are eligible to participate. $100 compensation will be provided for families’ time and effort. All data collected will be kept confidential and de-identified. For your convenience and ease, study staff are able to make appointments after school hours and/or weekends for you and your child and can meet you at a location of your choosing, including your home. For more information about the study, please visit www.ohanaheroes.com and call (808-933-3861) or email (contact@ohanaheroes.com) to schedule a screening eligibility call.

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Fri. Feb. 13         LAST DAY OF EARLY RELEASE FROM SCHOOL AT 12:45
NO Friday store in P14 since schools out early and parents are conferencing

                      2nds at Leilehua from 4pm – 8pm. Many food trucks in the parking lot.

Sat. Feb. 14        Keiki Great Aloha Run is a safe, 2 mile run around the Neal Blaisdell Center & Mckinley High School. This is for keiki 12 years and under, their ohana, school staff and supporters. Each finisher receives a complimentary T shirt, a wholesome breakfast & parking pass.  Run starts at 8:15am

Sun. Feb. 15        Ohana Waimea Valley from 9am – 5pm. Half price admission for kamaaina and military families. The day includes a scavenger hunt, stories, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, cultural demonstrations and makahiki games call 808-638-7766

Mon. Feb. 16        NO SCHOOL – Happy Presidents Day

Tues. Feb. 17         Chaperone Training at 1:30 in P14

Wed. Feb. 18         5th grade graduation pictures

                      PTO Board Meeting at 11am in P14

Thurs. Feb. 19      School starts at 7:55 every day

Fri. Feb. 20         School Store in P14 after school
                    Buddy pictures guaranteed in the yearbook - $1.00 per person in the picture

Wheeler Middle School is hosting a career day on February 25th.  They are in need of speakers.  If you or someone you know would like to share information about your career please let them know.  Currently have speakers from the following fields:  Wild Life Inspector, Hula Instructor, Small Business Owner, Graphic Designer, Chiropractor, Pharmacist, Information Technology Specialist from Xerox, Police Officer, Engineer, FBI, Admission Officer.

Looking for at least 50 speakers.  If you or anyone you know can help, please email:  careerday@wheelermiddle.k12.hi.us or contact Ms. Cheryl Lee at 808-622-6525.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

2/6 - 2/15

The first grade teachers would like to thank all of the parents who volunteered to run stations at our 100 Day Olympics.  We'd also like to thank everyone for the yummy cookies and juice.  We could not have done it without all of you.  A big mahalo goes out to Mrs. Yamanaka and Mrs. Sego for helping to set up.  It was a huge success!

Wheeler Middle School is hosting a career day on February 25th.  They are in need of speakers.  If you or someone you know would like to share information about your career please let them know.  Currently have speakers from the following fields:  Wild Life Inspector, Hula Instructor, Small Business Owner, Graphic Designer, Chiropractor, Pharmacist, Information Technology Specialist from Xerox, Police Officer, Engineer, FBI, Admission Officer.
Looking for at least 50 speakers.  If you or anyone you know can help, please email:  careerday@wheelermiddle.k12.hi.us or contact Ms. Cheryl Lee at 808-622-6525.


Fri. Feb. 6          Jump Rope for heart is our annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Every grade comes out and jumps rope. Suggested donation of $1.00 per person
Jump Rope For Heart Schedule
8:15 AM – 8:35 AM               GRADE 5
8:40 AM – 9:00 AM               GRADE 4
9:05 AM – 9:25 AM               GRADE 3
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM               PRE-SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN
9:55 AM – 10:15 AM             GRADE 1
10:20 AM- 10:40 AM             GRADE 2

Under the Sea Book Fair Family Event from 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Shop the Book Fair, make a rainbow fish, create a boat and compete in raingutter regatta, guess how many goldfish, watch volleyball game at 3pm. Kona Ice available for $3 or $4 or $5, free popcorn

Sat. Feb. 7         Chinese New Year celebration at Wahiawa Shopping and Town center 10:30 – 1:30 FREE. Enjoy martial arts demonstration, lion dances, feng shui, destiny consultations and an appearance from the Narcissus court (808)221-2774

All Week long school is out at 12:45 for Parent Teacher Student conferences
Mon – Thursday the Book Fair is open for sales from 7:30 – 2:30 in F4

Mon. Feb. 9        School starts at 7:55 every day. Be in your seat ready to learn

Tues. Feb. 10       School is out at 12:45 this week. Thanks for being on time to your conference

Wed. Feb. 11        Wear your school T shirt every Wednesday

Thurs. Feb. 12      Chaperone Training at 8am in P14

Fri. Feb. 13         NO Friday store in P14 since schools out early and parents are conferencing

                      2nds at Leilehua from 4pm – 7pm. Many food trucks in the parking lot.


Sun. Feb. 15        Ohana Waimea Valley from 9am – 5pm. Half price admission for kamaaina and military families. The day includes a scavenger hunt, stories, hula, lei making, petroglyph rubs, cultural demonstrations and makahiki games call 808-638-7766