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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer Items

Thank you for subscribing to Hale Kula Highlights all year long. We hope you have found it useful and its kept you informed. If you are moving this summer, we wish you the best of luck in your new school (it’s easy to unsubscribe from future Highlights emails)  If you are returning next year, have a happy healthy summer break and some dates about next year are listed below.

School office is open all summer long
If your child will be 5 years old by July 31st you can register them for the upcoming school year.  Come to the office to pickup registration forms

This will be the last highlights until July.
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Hale Kula Dates as listed on supply list

Wed. July 27       Class postings at 4:00pm

Thurs. July 28     Meet teacher & drop off supplies at classroom from 1pm – 2:30pm

Mon. Aug. 1         1st – 5th graders start school
                      Kindergarten testing this week until Thurs.

Thurs. Aug. 4      Kindergarten class Posting at 4pm

Fri. Aug. 5          Kindergarten Parent only Orientation

Summer Programs

School Library online resources
User name halekula and password eagles. Take part in the summer reading program

Achieve 3000
Achieve3000 is giving Hale Kula students free extended summer access to ensure they maintain their reading gains. Encourage your students to complete lessons over the summer with our annual 40-Activity Challenge, chance to win one of six valuable prizes of an iPad mini The contest starts the day after school ends and continues through the summer break.

Public Library
Hawai’i State Public Library System has a Summer Reading Program 2016.  Register beginning May 31 at your public library. This years theme is fitness and there are many free programs and activities to strengthen the body and mind of children, teens and adults.

Hawai’i Pacific University
Offers programs in phonics, vocabulary, speed reading, study skills and more 800-903-0162

Summer Day Camps
Kroc Center for grades 1 – 6. 10 action packed weeks of activities. Kroccenterhawaii.org
Camp Kama’aina Kids- Day camp programs for 9 weeks of fun. Kamaainakids.com
YMCA of Honolulu – Day camps, swim lessons, for kids age 6 – 13 www.ymcahonolulu.org

Community Events

May 27 – June 26 50th State Fair at Aloha Stadium. Fridays from 6pm – midnight. Saturdays from 4pm – midnight. Sundays from noon to midnight. Admission is free. Enjoy E.K. Fernandez’s annual carnival with rides, games, food and entertainment. Ekfernandezshows.com

May 28      Idea’s Music and Books at 670 Auahi Street, Honolulu has sidewalk sale from 10am – 3pm. They buy and sell new and used – vinyl records, CD’s, cassettes, Blu-Rays, DVD’s, Books. Special prices all day long  545-5002

May 29      SUP (stand up paddling) Race from Waimea Bay to Surf N Sea in Haleiwa starts at 9:45 Entry fee is $40. Call 637-9887

May 30      Schofield Barracks Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at the Post Cemetery at 10 am. U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii honors Army veterans and members of its sister services who served and died in defense of our country. 656-3160

May 30      Mayor’s Memorial Day Ceremony at Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific 8:30am. The 65th annual ceremony honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation 768-3002

June 3, July 8, Aug. 12 & Sept. 9      Computer Class at Wahiawa Library. Offers introductory computer class at 10am for ages 12 and older. Sign up at 622-6345

June 4       World Oceans Day celebrated at Ocean Fest hosted by Turtle Bay from 11am – 4pm. Everything from shark conservation to ocean safety, games, raffle prizes, food, art, live entertainment, auctions and much more. The event is free, but some activities require on site registration. To view a complete day schedule, visit turtlebayresort.com/content/north-shore-ocean-fest   or call 255-6944

June 8       Chess Tourney at Mililani Library sponsored by Mililani High Chess Club from 3pm – 6pm. Sign up by May 28 at 627-7470

Tuesdays at 10:30am at Mililani Library preschool storytime and crafts. 808-627-7474

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



Be involved and Transplant hope. A second grader at out school is searching for a matching donor for blood marrow transplant. Registry Drive open to everyone age 18 – 44 online at https://join.bethematch.org/Hawaii4Emily

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Final Notes


                       Lunch Reminders for Monday May 23/16

With only 4 more days in the school year, we will not be permitted to give loans.  Please make sure your children have enough funds to cover their meals for the next 4 days.
We send home little blue notes if a student's lunch account is low ~ down to 1 or less meals.  You may also phone us to ask how much is remaining in a given account.
If your child is returning to Daniel K. Inouye Elementary (formerly Hale Kula ;-) any left over funds will be rolled over to the next school year.  Thank you, A. Leinau, vice principal   
          Full Paying Lunches at $2.50 each need $10.00 ... lunch & breakfast $14.40.           Reduced Price Lunches at $0.40 each need $1.60 ... lunch & breakfast $2.80.


Moving this summer?? Hopefully your turned in notice to the office weeks ago. They need time to prepare all your final paperwork. Release packets will be ready on Friday May 27th after 12pm.  The office is open all summer 7:30am - 4pm except on holidays.


Monday, May 23 will be the last Book Swap for the year. Stop by the cafeteria 2 - 2:30 and bring one book and take 2. That's right, I have too many books so if you bring 1 kids book to swap, then take 2  off the table.  Also purchase refreshing icey pops for 50 cents.


Volunteers are appreciated!!! Check out the bulletin board with purple paper on the cafeteria as you are leaving school.  Hopefully we have your name spelled correctly. Please know that all our volunteers are so needed. We appreciate your help with homework check in, field trips, listening to kids read, preparing supplies at home, and so much more.



With final assemblies and graduation the parking lot can be very full. Please give yourself enough time to get parked legally and safely. Then enter the cafeteria where seating might be limited. Thank you for understanding that we all want to see our kids succeed and celebrate their accomplishments. Space might be tight but will be better next year with completion of the covered play court to hold large school events.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5/20 - 5/26

Next week there are 2 award assemblies. If you received a white letter that is for Award Assembly on Monday morning. There are 2 assemblies- 1 for upper grades and 1 for lower. Monday honors Physical Fitness and other yearly awards. If you received folded blue invitation that is for Super Eagle of the Quarter Assembly on Wednesday at 8:30. 2 students are nominated each quarter by their teacher and this is the 4th assembly of the year.

 Yearbooks are sold out. School T shirts are on sale for $6.00 in P15 B

Parents who have students with medication in the health room. Please remember to pick it up for the summer. We cannot hold medications over the summer break. At that time you can also pick up the medication form if you'd like to have medication stored in the health room for SY 2016/17.

Lost and Found items will be donated when school ends. Check out the items outside cafeteria on bench.

After school Friday and all next week - Check out the Volunteer Appreciation Bulletin Board on the outside of cafeteria. Hale Kula appreciates all the 235 parents that have donated their time to making the school and classrooms a better place. 
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Hale Kula Events

Fri. May 20         Field Day from 11am – 2pm for kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades    

Mon. May 23          Award Assemblies for students receiving letter in the cafe

Book Swap and Icey Pop sale in the cafe after school. Bring a book and swap for another. Icey Pops for sale 50 cents

Tues. May 24       School starts at 7:55 every day

Wed. May 25       Super Eagle Assembly in the cafeteria 8:30am – 9:30am

Thurs. May 26      5th grade Graduation in the cafeteria at 8:30am
                      Kindergarten End of Year celebration all day long
                      Last day of school for 2015 – 2016
Report cards go home with all students

Community Events
May 20 – 22              Amazing Hawaii Comic Con returns to Hawaii Convention Center this weekend. Features ‘The Walking Dead’ creator Robert Kirkman, DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee and many more. Plus, expect panels, exhibitors, artists and costumes. amazing@hawaiicomiccon.com

May 21       Emergency Preparedness Fair at Mililani High cafeteria from 10am – 2pm. Featuring experts and resources to help families get ready for disasters. Lessons on building emergency kit and communication plan from the American Red Cross, Fire Department and more. Area schools will perform. Food and drinks available for purchase.768-5009

May 21       Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii Horse Show and Country Fair Fundraiser at Waimanalo Polo Field from 9am – 2pm, Free. Therapeutic Horsemanship of Hawaii hosts its annual fundraiser with plenty of games, food, vendors, pony rides, tack sales, bounce houses and more 342-9036

May 25      Lei making class at Wahiawa Botanical Garden at 1pm. These lei will be used Memorial Day at Punchbowl. Call 522-7066 to register

Tuesdays at 10:30am at Mililani Library preschool storytime and crafts. 808-627-7474


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, May 12, 2016

5/13 - 5/20

Field Day --Students with outstanding library books, lunch loans  or other debt to the school cannot participate. Each grade level comes to the back field and goes to stations like obstacle course, sack race, parachute and more.  No stations getting wet. Students should wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothes to have fun and play in. Students can bring water bottles to the field. Parents can help by donating water bottles by the case by Wednesday.  Parents are welcome to come to the field and go to activities with their children, schedule listed below. 
Thursday, May 19, 2016                          Friday, May 20, 2016
4th Grade    11:00 – 11:40                       Kindergarten 11:05 – 11:50
3rd Grade    12:20 – 1:05                       1st Grade     12:00 – 12:45
5th Grade & O106 & I4  1:15 – 2:00           2nd Grade    1:00 – 1:45

Softcover Yearbooks are available for $25.00 on a first come first serve basis in PTO room P15B 1:30 – 2:30 every day and Wednesday 12:30 – 1:30. 

Be involved and Transplant hope. A second grader at out school is searching for a matching donor for blood marrow transplant. Registry Drive open to everyone age 18 – 44 online at https://join.bethematch.org/Hawaii4Emily

Lost and Found items will be donated when school ends. Check out the items outside the cafeteria on bench.
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Hale Kula Events

Fri. May 13         May Day celebration and performances by the whole school 8:45 – 10:30.  Parents might want to bring chairs to the front field.

Mon. May 16        Boxtops and Labels for education pick up from classrooms. They might expire if you keep them all summer, so turn them in to your classrooms by Monday morning. Over $3000 raised this year.

School Community Council Meeting at 3:00 pm

Tues. May 17             1st Grade Field Trip to Honolulu Theatre for Youth

Wed. May 18             School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. May 19      5th Grade Field Trip to Schofield Bowling Alley
                      ½ 2nd Grade Field Trip to ‘Plastic Fantastic’
                      Kindergarten Field Trip to Polynesian Cultural Center
                      Pre-school graduation in the cafeteria  from  9am – 10am
                      Field Day from 11am – 2pm for 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades

Fri. May 20         Field Day from 11am – 2pm for kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grades

Community Events

May 13       Leilehua High School hosts many food trucks, music and more from 4pm – 8pm. secondsatleilehua@yahoo.com

May 14       Book Sale at the Mililani Library from 9am – 3pm

May 14       Pineapple Run 10K starts at 7am at Ka’ala Elementary and goes on Wilikina Drive past Schofield and through the pineapple fields back into Wahiawa. Expect traffic delays with roads closed for runners and walkers.

May 14       Dodgeball Tournament at iTrampoline Hawaii from 2pm – 9pm. Watch a family friendly dodgeball tournament with both youth and adult teams, plus live entertainment, food, and talent from Hawaii Drum-Science Academy


May 14 & 15 New Baby Expo at Blaisdell Exhibition Hall from 10am – 5pm. $5.50 admission fee. Find everything you could need for your new baby, with booths and vendors. Plus a crawling contest, entertainment, activities and more. Newbabyexpo.com