Friday, March 21, 2014

Learning Showcase 2013-2014

Thank you to everyone for coming and letting us show you what we have been learning about Healthy Teeth and A Healthy Me!  It was fun and exciting.  These are some things we learned about it.

Aloha Parents,

The keiki were thrilled having you visit today to share their knowledge of Dental and Food & Nutrition.  They have learned so much in the past two months and I hope these healthy habits will continue throughout their lifetime. Mahalo for dropping by to witness your children shine in what they do best --- learning and growing academically.

Important April dates:
  • Monday - Friday, March 24th -28th - Spring Break
  • Tuesday, April 1st - Lifetouch photos/payment due
  • Wednesday, April 2nd - Library Books due
  • Thursday, April 3rd - Buddha Day Service. Buddha Day (Hanamatsuri "flower festival" in Japanese) is commemorated on to celebrate the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became enlightened as Sakyamuni Buddha.
    • Please dress your child appropriately for this Temple Service. Boys - collared shirt and shorts/pants.  Girls - dress or leggings/pants outfits. 
Wishing everyone a safe and fun Spring Break,
Mrs. Lee

Friday, March 14, 2014

Kualoa Petting Zoo

Today was the perfect warm and sunny day to spend at Kualoa Petting Zoo.  It was a great place because the docents shared alot of information about the animals. The best part was petting and feeding the goat, cow, horse, rabbit, and sheep. We loved it!


Aloha Parents,

The students are learning all about addition and subtraction.  Please support them at home by downloading apps on your devices and/or having them work with manipulatives at home.

Please remember:
  • Tuesday, March 18th - Kuakini Open House Learning Trip Consent Form due
  • Wednesday, March 19th - Library books due
  • Thursday, March 20th - myON Reader and Book Shares due
  • Friday, March 21st - Healthy Teeth and A Healthy Me Learning Showcase presentations:
    • 9:30 - 9:50am  in the K-1 classroom
    • 10:00 - 10:20am in the Music Room  with Mrs. Ellis 
    • 10:30 - 10:50am in the K-1 classroom
    • 11:30am  - Dismissal for all students.  There will not be any Afterschool Care or FG classes.
    • No Resources classes are planned. Regular instructional time will be throughout the school day.
  • Monday, March 24th - Friday, March 28th - Spring Recess

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Safeway Tour

The Learning Trip walking through Pali Safeway helped us understand what good nutrition is in the foods we eat.
Aloha Parents,

Swimming with Ms. Whitney and Mr. Kimura was a hit on Monday when the keiki enjoyed their first swim lesson together. To make things easier for the swim classes in the future, boys can come dressed in swim shorts and their rash guards or t-shirts before they arrive at school. Please pack a t-shirt and shorts in their swim bag to change into after swim class. Girls may wear their swimsuits under their school attire. Long hair must be pulled back. Sunblock may be applied before school.

Our Learning Showcase will be an exciting event on Friday, March 21st.  The Kindergarten classes will present  Healthy Teeth and A Healthy Me! This is all about Dental Health and Food & Nutrition. Visit us in K-1 as your child shares their knowledge and answers your questions about these two important topics.

Our showcase will be at: 9:30-9:50 and 10:30-10:50.  Classroom doors will open a little earlier (9:15) for your convenience.  Mrs. Ellis will be showcasing Music Class with the K-1 students in the Music Room  from 10:00-10:20, so you may want to visit them, too.

No Resources classes are planned. But, please note that regular instructional time will be throughout the rest of the day. Early dismissal for all HMS students will be at 11:30.  There will no Afterschool or FG classes.

  • Monday, March 10th - Training for  a Superhero Smile Chart due
  • Monday, March 10th - No Religious Education class
  • Wednesday, March 12th - Library Books due
  • Thursday, March 13th - Spring Higan Services in the Temple. It is a memorial service for our ancestors. Higan means 'the other shore'. The purpose of the Higan service is to send merit of the Lotus Sutra and the Odaimoku to the ancestors' spirits on the other shore of enlightenment. We practice the Buddha's teaching in order to cross the river from this shore of illusions to the other shore of enlightenment by holding the Higan service.
    • Please dress your child in appropriate attire.  Boys - collared shirts and shorts/pants. Girls - dresses or pants outfits.
  • Friday, March 14th - Kualoa Petting Zoo Learning Trip
    • Be in school by 7:45am 
    • We'll leave schoolside at 8:00 
    • Attire - HMS t-shirt and athletic shoes
    • Sunblock and insect repellent rubdown before school
    • Home lunchers - Use only disposable containers/bags 
  • Thursday, March 20th - myON Reader and Book Shares due 
  • Friday, March 21st - Learning Showcase. 11:30 dismissal