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Monday, February 29, 2016

March Parent Bulletin and Menu online

March Parent Bulletin is on the school website. www.halekula59.k12.hi.us
Under quick links on the right side of main page are Parent Bulletins

Thursday, February 25, 2016

2/26 - 3/5


Green Eggs and Ham breakfast on March 1 is fun way to start the day with celebrating Dr.Suess birthday. $2.40 for adult meals and students meal will be deducted from their lunch account. (exact change is appreciated)  In addition to yummy breakfast, families can make a book mark, touch ooblek and take a picture with the Cat in the Hat. All this before school starts. Breakfast this day only starts serving at 7am and all students should be in class before the bell at 7:55

Yearbook sales continue through the end of March. Order forms available in the office.
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Fri. Feb. 26         Popcorn will be delivered to classrooms that students prepaid

Mon. Feb. 28              School starts at 7:55 every day – Be on time or go to the office

Tues. March 1      Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast – Enjoy breakfast and Suess activities with your family before school starts. Pay in cash, $2.40 exact change is appreciated

Wed. March 2      School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday & wear your school T shirt

Thurs. March 3     Chaperone Training 8:00 –8:30 in PCNC corner of front office

Fri. March 4

Sat. March 5       Honor Bands playing at Leilehua High School


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Community Events

Feb. 27      Haleiwa Art Walk 6pm – 9pm. Call 637-4558

Feb. 27      Stargazing by Hawaiian Astronomical Society.  Free star party with telescopes from 6:35pm – midnight at Dillingham Airfield.  peter@besenbruch.info

Tuesdays and Fridays St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop is open from 9am – 11am. Address --1679 California Avenue phone number is 621-8662


Saturdays and Sundays Art at the Zoo fence from 9am – 4pm. Enjoy art along the outside fence of the Honolulu Zoo and meet the artists. Located on Monsarrat Ave. Free street parking and across street in lot at Kapiolani Park

Thursday, February 18, 2016

2/19 - 2/26

Next Wednesday, Feb. 24 Hale Kula has the opportunity of having a professional sculptor teach us techniques for creating in clay. Families are invited to the cafeteria 6pm – 7:30pm.  Kim Duffett has built large sculptural pieces in many public places . And he will be building a special sculpture to be on display in front of our new library. RSVP no later than Feb. 22 to Ellen_Petry@notes.k12.hi.us

Students in grades 3, 4 & 5 are invited to Thursday Crafternoon, afterschool February 25 from 2:15-4:00 in Hale Kula's Makerspace, F4.  The featured craft will be fancy duct tape wallets and coin purses.  Because we're purchasing fancy duct tape and velcro closures, we will charge participating students $1 for this Crafternoon.  Register your child here:  https://goo.gl/5SSz00  We will email you a confirmation.  Limited to the first 20 students.

Green eggs and Ham breakfast on March 1 is fun way to start the day with celebrating Dr.Suess birthday. Prepay for your meal this week to be a part of the fun. In addition to yummy breakfast, families can make a book mark, touch ooblek and take a picture with the Cat in the Hat. All this before school starts. Breakfast this day only starts serving at 7am and all students should be in class before the bell at 7:55
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Mon. Feb. 22              Jump Rope for Heart – suggested $1.00 donation to American Heart Association. Every grade level comes out to donate and jump rope for 20 minutes.      Wear good jumping shoes and a belt to keep your pants from jumping off

                      School Community Council Meeting at 3pm

Tues. Feb. 23       School starts at 7:55 every day – be in your seat ready to learn

Wed. Feb. 24       Chaperone Training 8:00 –8:30 in PCNC corner of front office
                      Sculptor Kim Duffett 6pm – 7:30pm in the cafeteria. Families will hear presentation about new sculpture and art in public places. Then we get trained my professional in creating our own clay masterpiece.

Thurs. Feb. 25     Copy Training 8:10am – 9:10am meet in PCNC office and walk to D4 to operate machines – No kids allowed at this training

                      PTO General Membership Meeting 1:30 – 2:05 in the cafeteria. Hear about what the PTO had done and what they have planned. Taste samples of bread from Spring fund raiser

Fri. Feb. 26         Popcorn will be delivered to classrooms that students prepaid

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Community Events
Feb. 19-21   Hawaii Collectors Expo at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall – cost is $5.  Offers antiques, paintings, coins, stamps, sports cards, comics and more. Feb. 19 4pm – 9pm, Feb. 20 9am – 6pm, Feb. 21 10am – 4pm.


Feb.17 & 24        Docent Training at Wahiawa Botanical Garden at 11am. Fee is $25. (redeemable after course completion and 12 volunteer hours. Register at 522-7066

Feb. 19-21   Mililani High annual Trojan Carnival. EK Fernandez rides and games, food booths, keiki and kupuna ID and much more.  Hours are 3-11pm Feb. 19- 11am – 11pm Feb. 20 and 11am – 6pm Feb. 21. Call 627-7747


Thurs. Feb. 25     Extreme Couponing Workshop FREE. Pearl Country Club at 98-535 Kaonohi Street in Aiea. 3pm or 7pm. Register now staradvertiser.com/smartshopper

Tuesdays and Fridays St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Thrift Shop is open from 9am – 11am. Address --1679 California Avenue phone number is 621-8662


Saturdays and Sundays Art at the Zoo fence from 9am – 4pm. Enjoy art along the outside fence of the Honolulu Zoo and meet the artists. Located on Monsarrat Ave. Free street parking and across street in lot at Kapiolani Park

Thursday, February 11, 2016

2/12 - 2/21

Thursday Crafternoon!  
Students in grades 3-5 are invited to Thursday Crafternoon, February 18, from 2:15-4:00 in F4. Students who were waitlisted for the last session will be given first priority & will be contacted directly via email. If your child would like to come, please register via this link:  https://goo.gl/zzszMv  Students will be designing pictures for bottle cap magnets and will be able to create other crafts as well.


Thank you for supporting our Peace, Love, Book Fair!
The Book Fair was a great success & we thank you for buying so many great books for the classrooms!  Profits from the Book Fair will support family programs at Hale Kula & help us buy new books for the library.  If we ran out of a book you wanted, you can still buy it on our online fair.  There's no shipping & books will be delivered to your child's classroom within a couple weeks.  http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/halekulaelemschool

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Mon. Feb. 15        NO SCHOOL – Happy Presidents Day

Tues. Feb. 16              Boxtops and Labels for Education pick up from classrooms

Wed. Feb. 17              5th Grade Pictures
                      Teddy’s Bigger Burger in Wahiawa fundraiser all day long

Thurs. Feb. 18      4th Grade Field Trip to Hawaii Plantation Village

Fri. Feb. 19         Chaperone Training 8:00 –8:30 in PCNC corner of front office

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Community Events
Feb. 12-14   Sports, Health & Fitness EXPO at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Many health and fitness booths to explore and pick up your GAR race packet. www.greataloharun.com

Fri. Feb. 12  Kipapa Fun Fair from 4pm – 8pm. Kipapa Elementary is at 95-076 Kipapa Drive. 627-7322

Sat. Feb. 13 Keiki Swap Meet & Extravaganza at Helemano Elementary from 8am – noon. with booths selling new and used items, art and food. In the school cafeteria and walkways. Limited parking.

Sat. Feb. 13 Waialua High & Intermediate School has an Aloha ‘Aina community recycling drive from 9am – noon. Accepting all kinds of items for recycling including newspapers, cardboard, electronics and other hard to dispose of items. 3rs@kokuahawaiifoundation.org

Sat. Feb. 13 Wahiawa Historical Society’s annual meeting at Wahiawa Botanical Garden. Local History Buff Callman Au will be speaking about his family farm near Wheeler AAF and more. Au is a 1950 graduate of Leilehua and taught agriculture there for many years. He has been chairman of the Kunia Orchid Society the last 15 years.

Sun. Feb. 14 Ukulele Picnic at Kakaako Makai gateway Park 9am FREE.  Ukulele players from across the globe gather to share their music. Ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/en

Mon. Feb. 15 Great Aloha Race from Aloha Tower Marketplace to Aloha stadium start time 7am.  Good luck to everyone participating. If you are not racing, suggested to avoid the area.

Feb.17 & 24        Docent Training at Wahiawa Botanical Garden at 11am. Fee is $25. (redeemable after course completion and 12 volunteer hours. Register at 522-7066


Feb. 19-21 Mililani High annual Trojan Carnival. EK Fernandez rides and games, food booths, keiki and kupuna ID and much more.  Hours are 3-11pm Feb. 19- 11am – 11pm Feb. 20 and 11am – 6pm Feb. 21. Call 627-7747

Thursday, February 4, 2016

2/5 - 2/12

February Parent Bulletin is on the school website. www.halekula59.k12.hi.us
Under quick links on the right side of main page are Parent Bulletins. 



Hale Kula Elementary communicates student meal account information with families through white, blue, or yellow slips of papers that are sent home with students.
Slips are typically handed out the day after the print date on the top of the slip.
WHITE slips of paper are a receipt for payment.
BLUE slips of paper indicate that there are 3 meals remaining on your child's account, time to make a payment!
         *You will receive a blue slip every day until a deposit is made.
YELLOW slips of paper indicate a NEGATIVE balance.  We are not permitted to carry negative balances on meal accounts.
         Please send your child to school with a deposit or pack a home lunch.
         *You will receive a yellow slip and phone call / email every day until a deposit is made.
To learn more about the Hawai`i Department of Education meal program and to apply for Free or Reduced meals, see here --> http://goo.gl/TCF3g4


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Fri. Feb. 5          Complex Basketball Tournament for 4th and 5th Graders
                      Kona Ice afterschool behind the cafeteria. They accept debit cards as well as cash

Mon. Feb. 8        Book Fair is open in F4 Mon – Thurs from 7:30am – 3pm

Tues. Feb. 9        Chaperone Training 1:30 – 2:00 in PCNC corner of front office

Wed. Feb. 10              3rd Grade Field Trip to Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Thurs. Feb. 11       5th Grade Science Fair – judging in the classrooms in the morning. Parents invited 2:30 – 4 to the cafeteria for viewing and announcement of winners

Fri. Feb. 12         3rd Grade Field Trip to Polynesian Cultural Center

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Community Events

Fri. Feb. 5   Hoala School hosts an open house from 10am – 2pm. At the school campus 1067 California Ave in Wahiawa call 621-1898

Sat, Feb 6   Wheeler Middle School community yard sale in their parking lot from 8-2.  Many families selling their goods in one central location, making it a one-stop convenient shopping experience for garage sale shoppers!

Sat. Feb. 6  Foster Care Trainings by the Hawaiian Humane Society from 9am – 10am FREE.  Class for those interested in fostering pets at 2700 Waialae Ave call 356-2222

Fri. Feb. 5 & Sat. Feb. 6 Chinatown rings in the Year of the Monkey with a 2 day party at the Chinatown Cultural Plaza. The free festivities run from 5pm – 10pm on Friday and 10am – 10pm on Sat. Expect lots of dancing, food, crafts and culture. Visit chinesechamber.com for more info.

Fri. Feb. 5 & Sat. Feb. 6 Punahou Carnival features food, games, sales, E.K. Fernandez rides and much more. 11am – 11pm. Go to Punahou.edu/carnival for more info.

Sun. Feb. 7         Comic Jam Hawaii at Pearlridge Center, Downtown Center Court from 1pm – 4pm for FREE. Local artists come together to draw, share work and talk story. 203-2366


Wed. Feb. 10              Knitters Group meets biweekly at Wahiawa Library at 6:30pm. Call 622-6345