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Thursday, September 24, 2015

9/25 - 10/2



We listen to you. Based on feedback, Hale Kula Highlights has a new format.
1st will be Hale Kula calendar for the next week
2nd will be school information and announcements
3rd will be community events calendar
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Fri. Sept. 25        Field Trip 3rd grade Dupont Farm
                      Cross Country Competition at Watts Field 9am – 11:30am
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Book Fair open in F4 Mon – Thurs 7:30am – 3pm and Monday 5pm – 7pm for family event. Parents can shop any time and with their child’s class.

Mon. Sept. 28      Eat Play Build is family STEM event from 5pm – 7pm. Kona Ice and the Book Fair accept debit or credit cards. Hot dog dinners for $3.00 and cupcakes for dessert are cash only. As families circulate together you can build and shoot rockets, play giant jenga, craft with Ben Franklin and of course build games from cardboard. Many classes are celebrating cardboard challenge by having students build games and bring to school to share. If you bring your family's games to the Game Play station in the cafe when you arrive, you can teach a soldier how to play, then others can play during the event. Many supplies on hand to create your families game.

Tues. Sept. 29      Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8:00am – 8:30am

Wed. Sept. 30      Schools out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Hale Kula celebrates the 3rd annual Cardboard Challenge on Oct. 1 & 2. The purpose of the Cardboard Challenge is to inspire children and adults to imagine, build, play and share their creations. Students will all circulate to stations building and playing games that others have created.      For ideas, see pictures from our 2014  Cardboard Challenge 
To view Caine's Arcade, the story that inspired the Cardboard Challenge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U

Thurs. Oct. 1              Cardboard Challenge in the afternoon for  5th grade 11 – 11:45, 3rd grade 12 – 12:45, 4th grade 1 – 1:45. Parents are welcome to walk around with their child’s class

Fri. Oct. 2          Super Eagle Assembly in the cafeteria 8:30am – 9:30am
                      Cardboard Challenge in the afternoon for kindergarten 11:05 – 11:50, 1st grade 12 – 12:45, 2nd grade 1 – 1:45. Parents are welcome to walk around with their child’s class

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School is out for intercession break October 5 - 13.
We return to school for the 2nd Quarter on Wed. October 14
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Federal Survey cards must be turned in for every public school child in the state.. Mahalo for turning them in promptly and completely filled out.

Bus payment reminder for 2nd quarter
Payment for quarter 2 bus passes are now being accepted in the school’s office. Pay by cash or check payable to “Department of Education”. Prices remain at: round trip -- $72. One Way -- $36.00  Coupons -- $12.50.  If you are paying by the quarter, don’t forget to bring your student’s bus pass so it can be punched.

If are moving, please let the office know as soon as possible. It can take 1- to 2 weeks to process your final paperwork

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Fri. Sept. 25        Eat the Street Oktoberfest. 4:00pm – 9:00pm. This is Honolulu’s monthly food truck rally on the last Friday of every month. This month’s theme is Oktoberfest.  677 Ala Moana Blvd.

Sept. 25 & 26      Moon Festival 2015 FREE at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza Friday from 5pm – 10pm Both nights: comedy show at 6:30pm, lantern parade 8pm, live entertainment all evening. Sat. 10am – 10pm moon cake eating contest 10am, food and craft vendors, activities for kids and more. Chinesechamber.com

Sat. Sept. 26       Leilehua Band Fall Craft Fair from 9am – 2pm  FREE in the school cafeteria. Many craft and food vendors, live entertainment and raffle drawings

Sat. Sept. 27       Haleiwa Art Walk from 6pm – 9pm in Haleiwa town. Features sales, activities and events hosted by dozens of merchants. Call 637-8286

Sept. 28 – Oct. 3  Mililani Library pays homage to books that were banned with a free mini film festival. Sept. 28 at 3pm is Footloose. Sept. 30 at 2:30 is Fahrenheit 451. Oct. 1 at 2pm is To Kill a Mockingbird. Oct. 3 at 2pm is Where the Wild Things are. The film festival is intended to raise awareness of the First amendment and issues surrounding banned books. Screenings are open to teenagers and adults. Call 627-7470



Fall Break Soccer Camp   October 5-9, 2015
Central Oahu   Kahala

Teach players to unleash their creativity and give them the confidence to play to their full potential. Offering a fun but structured environment that makes the players want to keep playing, learning, and developing all day long.
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  RSVP NOW





1-2-3 Magic:  With humor, insight and proven success, this 3-week series breaks down the task of parenting into three straightforward jobs.  Schofield Barracks ACS. Thursday, Sept 3, 10 & 17 12-1:30pm
Parenting 101: This class highlights current best practices and provides parents with tips and tools to assist them in reaching their parenting goals. Schofield Barracks ACS.  Every 2nd & 4th Friday 12-1

Register Today for either Parenting class listed above!
Call 655-4ACS or click “Class Calendar” at www.himwr.com/ACS

Friday, September 18, 2015

9/18 - 9/25

Mistake on flier
Your child came home with flier for SCC Virtual Meeting.  The date is Monday, September 21 (not 28). Sorry for any confusion. Hope you can join the conversation on Sept. 21 from 6pm – 7pm

Federal Survey cards must be turned in for every public school child in the state. Please don’t make the office follow up with you. Mahalo for turning them in promptly.

Student drop off
We realize that it is crowded, busy and hectic as everyone tries to get their child to school on time. Parents are not allowed to park in the grassy lot in front of the school. This is reserved for staff. Some driving rules are in place to keep everyone safe and when parents don’t follow these rules it puts people in danger. In the morning, the drop off zone is in front of the cafeteria. If instead you try to let your child off in front of the office, you cause big problems for everyone.

Bus payment reminder for 2nd quarter
Payment for quarter 2 bus passes are now being accepted in the school’s office. Pay by cash or check payable to “Department of Education”. Prices remain at: round trip -- $72. One Way -- $36.00  Coupons -- $12.50.  If you are paying by the quarter, don’t forget to bring your student’s bus pass so it can be punched.

If are moving, please let the office know as soon as possible. It can take 1- to 2 weeks to process your final paperwork

On your mark, get set, go! The PTO membership drive is THEIR Fall fund raiser. The race to the finish line has begun and so far, Ms. Goto's kindergarten class in room I2 is in the lead! Students and teachers, don't forget to turn in your PTO Membership forms so that your class can speed ahead and win the race.  Check out the PTO car race bulletin board on the cafeteria to watch your class car move down the racetrack. The first class from each grade level to reach 80% participation will receive a special goody bag for each student and a popcorn party! Then when each class reaches their goal they will get a popcorn party. Who will be first? With your support it could be your classroom, good luck


Collecting Cardboard for big events the end of this month. Donations accepted in PCNC corner of front office. Gladly take your moving boxes. Will help you unload your car, email Ellen_Petry@notes.k12.hi.us


Fall Break Soccer Camp
October 5-9, 2015
Central Oahu   Kahala

Teach players to unleash their creativity and give them the confidence to play to their full potential. Offering a fun but structured environment that makes the players want to keep playing, learning, and developing all day long.
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  RSVP NOW




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Fri. Sept. 18        Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8:00am – 8:30am
                      Boxtops and Labels for education pick up from classrooms

                      Enter the Book Fair monster contest -due by 2:30 in G4 . Make sure you fill out contest entry form with your monsters name and info. Monsters need to be made out of toilet paper rolls.   For samples and the contest entry form, visit the library website. 

Sat. Sept. 19           Day for kids from 10am – 2pm at Schofield Barracks School Age Center, Bldg. 1280 (corner of Lyman and Hewitt). A great day of fun, entertainment and prizes. Open to military children and youth of all ages. Water slide and activities, shave ice, cotton candy, popcorn, door prizes, talent showcase, live DJ, watermelon eating contest, rock wall, face painting and more. Bring your children in water play clothing and don’t forget your towels.

Sat. Sept. 19           ACS – Home Alone - safety awareness Class from 9am - noon. Topics covered include: fire safety, first aid, calling 911, personal and internet safety. For ages 9 ½ and up. Bring a snack or drink if you want. A parent must attend with their children and should be signed up prior to attending. To sign up call 655-4ACS or go by the ACS building across from the Richardson Pool

Sat. Sept. 19           Book Sale at Waialua Library from 9am – 2pm Call 637-8286

Sat. Sept. 19           Football Kick-Off Fan Frenzy party at Mililani Shopping Center from 2pm – 4pm. Activities, games, a food drive and prizes for the best team cheer or dance. Visit mililanishoppingcenter.com

Sun. Sept. 20       Moanalua 99 Craft Fair from 10am – 3pm FREE. Featuring 75 local vendors and crafters at 1151 Mapunapuna Street. Hawaiiantreasures4u@hawaii.rr.com

Mon. Sept. 21       Book Fair previews in F4 all week long
                    School Community Council virtual FB Meeting 6pm – 7pm

Tues. Sept. 22      Field Trip kindergarten to HTY
                    Fall Picture Taking for half the school

Wed. Sept. 23      Fall Picture Taking for half the school

Thurs. Sept. 24    Field Trip 3rd grade Dupont Farm
Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8:00am – 8:30am
                      Copy Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8:30am – 9:30am or so. No kids at this training

Fri. Sept. 25        Field Trip 3rd grade Dupont Farm

                      Cross Country Competition at Watts Field 9am – 11:30am

Monday, September 14, 2015

Special Events

Tuesday, September 15

Jamba Juice will be sold behind the cafeteria starting at 1:45pm until they sell out. $2.50 for 8oz cup. 2 flavor choices – Strawberry Whirl or Orange Dream

Dot Day, September 15
Dot Day Monster Mashup after school -- sign in at the pavilion to get your informative agenda to explain the day. Enjoy some Jamba Juice with your kids and read the paper together. Then when stations open at 2:20 you will be ready to go. Create Dot art, run a Dot obstacle course & build a monster.  Families can choose to enter their monsters in the Book Fair Monster Contest (see below).  .

Book Fair Monster Contest
It's time to get creative!  The Hale Kula Library invites all families to enter a "monster" in the Book Fair Monster Contest.  Monsters need to be made out of toilet paper rolls, but the fun comes when you add beads, fabric, recyclables and more to personalize your monster.  (Monsters do not need to be scary)  For samples and the contest entry form, visit the library website.  Monsters are due by Friday, September 18 at 2:30 in G4.  Families are invited to start making their monsters at the Dot Day Monster Mashup on September 15 OR they can create their monsters at home.


Thursday, September 17

Book Swap and Popcorn Sale in the cafeteria after school. Bring a book from home and swap it for another. Popcorn available for sale for 50 cents a bag

Thursday, September 10, 2015

9/11 - 9/19

Dot Day, September 15
Did you mark your calendar for the Dot Day Monster Mashup after school Tuesday, September 15?  We hope you'll join us for Jamba Juice, Dot art, a Dot obstacle course & monster making.  Families can start to create their monsters for the Book Fair Monster Contest (see below).   Not sure what Dot Day is?  Watch Peter H. Reynolds' book, The Dot on Tumblebooks.  username is halekula, password is eagles.

Book Fair Monster Contest
It's time to get creative!  The Hale Kula Library invites your family to enter a "monster" in the Book Fair Monster Contest.  Monsters need to be made out of toilet paper rolls, but the fun comes when you add beads, fabric, recyclables and more to personalize your monster.  (Monsters do not need to be scary)  For samples and the contest entry form, visit the library website.  Monsters are due by Friday, September 18 at 2:30 in G4.  Families are invited to start making their monsters at the Dot Day Monster Mashup on September 15 OR they can create their monsters at home.


We are collecting TP rolls and paper towel rolls for fun art projects. Thank you for saving these and dropping them into Makerspace collection boxes in front office or outside F4.

Collecting Cardboard for big events the end of this month. Donations accepted in PCNC corner of front office. Gladly take your moving boxes. Will help you unload your car, email Ellen_Petry@notes.k12.hi.us

Workshops for parents of strong-willed teenagers, with the goal of stopping arguments, improving school performance, finding resources and more. The Parent Project offers weekly workshops from 6pm – 9pm Thursdays starting Sept. 17 – Nov. 19. Location is Wahiawa Christian Church parish hall at 1710 Royal Palm Drive. Workshops are free, while workbooks cost $25. To sign up by Sept. 15 email cindy_sumbad@notes.k12.hi.us

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Fri. Sept. 11         Field Trip 4th grade Bishop Museum (C2, C4, ½ C1)

Fri. Sept. 11         Mililani High School homecoming parade starts at 5pm moving from Mililani Town center to the school stadium via neighborhood streets Call 627-4265

Sat. Sept. 12         Mililani Eat the Street food truck festival for the public from 2pm – 7pm hosted by Town Association . location Mililani Rec center 7 and Mililani Ide Elementary 1333 Lehiwa Drive. kawika@mililanitown.org

Mon. Sept. 14       School starts at 7:55 every day – Be in class ready to learn

Tues. Sept. 15      Dot Day Monster Mashup afterschool for families 2:30 – 4:00. Jamba Juice for sale for $2.50 choice of flavors Strawberry Whirl or Orange Dream

Wed. Sept. 16      Wear your school T shirt to show your school spirit

Thurs. Sept. 17     Field Trip 1st grade HTY

                      Book Swap and Popcorn Sale afterschool in the cafeteria
                     Bring a book from home and swap for another. Popcorn for 50 cents

Fri. Sept. 18        Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8:00am – 8:30am
                   Boxtops and Labels for education pick up from classrooms

Sat. Sept. 19         ACS – Home Alone - safety awareness Class from 9am - noon. Topics covered include: fire safety, first aid, calling 911, personal and internet safety. For ages 9 ½ and up. Bring a snack or drink if you want. A parent must attend with their children and should be signed up prior to attending. To sign up call 655-4ACS or go by the ACS building across from the Richardson Pool

Sat. Sept. 19         Book Sale at Waialua Library from 9am – 2pm Call 637-8286

Sat. Sept. 19         Football Kick-Off Fan Frenzy party at Mililani Shopping Center from 2pm – 4pm. Activities, games, a food drive and prizes for the best team cheer or dance. Visit mililanishoppingcenter.com



1-2-3 Magic:  With humor, insight and proven success, this 3-week series breaks down the task of parenting into three straightforward jobs.  Schofield Barracks ACS. Thursday, Sept 3, 10 & 17 12-1:30pm
Parenting 101: This class highlights current best practices and provides parents with tips and tools to assist them in reaching their parenting goals. Schofield Barracks ACS.  Every 2nd & 4th Friday 12-1

Register Today for either Parenting class listed above!
Call 655-4ACS or click “Class Calendar” at www.himwr.com/ACS