Friday, April 25, 2014

Earth Day Promises

We celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd so everyone could remember to take care of and appreciate Mother Earth.  What is your promise to help keep the Earth nice and clean?

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Aloha Parents,

It was a great performance at the Matsuri Program this morning.  The keiki danced so well to the fast paced Ninjari Bang Bang song. Arigato gozaimasu to Tamayo Sensei for her help and patience in teaching the children the dance.

Spirit Week is scheduled for next week Monday through Friday, April 28th - May 2nd. Help your child dress up for a fun week!
  • Monday - Magical Monday - Dress like a Disney character
  • Tuesday - Twin Day - Dress up with a buddy
  • Wednesday - Wishful Wednesday - What do you want to be when you grow up?
  • Thursday - Throw Back Thursday - Dress in the past
  • Friday - Olympic Field Day Dress - Dress in swim gear and active wear
Dates to remember:
  • Wednesday, April 30th - Library Books due
  • Thursday, May 1st - Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie. Your child needs to be in school by 7:40. Students will leave the classroom at 7:50. Attire - HMS P.E. t-shirt, sport shoes, and sunblock rubdown before school. Disposables bags, wrap, and bottles are encouraged for those bringing home lunch. We should return to school by 1:30.
  • Friday, May 2nd - Field Day from 8:30-11:40.  Pizza Lunch will follow in the K-1 classroom. Please submit the Parent Consent Form and Pizza lunch payment by Monday, April 28th.
  • Friday, May 9th - Swim Showoffs at 10:00. Watch your keiki showoff their swimming skills at the HMS pool.
  • Monday, May 19th - Legend of Oz: Dorothy's Return Field Trip. Parent permission forms to be distributed on Monday, April 28th.  Forms and payment are due Monday, May 5th.
  • Wednesday, May 21st - Stories at Sunrise Production - The Runaway Rice Cake play performed at 9:00 in Room 31. Continue to help your child practice their parts so they will feel confident. We'll let you know soon what costumes the children will need.
Enjoy the weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Math is Fantastic!

We really enjoy learning and practicing our subtraction through activities!

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Aloha Parents,

Your thoughtfulness and kindness was appreciated by all the students as they received their Easter goodie bags today. They were so tickled and excited to count and open them. Mahalo nui loa!

Families and friends are cordially invited to the K-1 Swim Showoffs on Friday, May 9th from 10:00-10:30 at the HMS pool. Watch your keiki as they dazzle you with their swimming skills. 

Mrs. Cari Lee, the Drama teacher, has been diligently working with the students in preparation for the upcoming K-1 play, The Runaway Rice Cake.  Please review the play at home and help your child memorize his/her part. This would be beneficial since the students have Drama class only once a  week. The date for the performance will be announced soon.

Dates to remember:
  • Friday, April 18th - State Holiday, school closed
  • Wednesday, April 23rd - Recyclable bag due
  • Wednesday, April 23rd - Library books due
  • Thursday, April 24th - myON Reader and Book Shares due
  • Friday, April 25th - Spring Program in the Social Hall, beginning at 9:00am.  Performance order will be shared soon. Attire - black short or long sleeve t-shirt, long black leggings/pants, black socks with black shoes.
  • Thursday, May 1st - Polynesian Cultural Center Learning Trip.  Please be in school by 7:40am. We will leave the classroom at 7:50am.  Attire - HMS gray t-shirt, sport shoes, and sunscreen rubdown before school. Home lunchers - please use disposable containers, bags, and water bottles.
  • Friday, May 2nd - Olympic Field Day, show HMS spirit in swim gear and active wear!
May the gladness and warm tidings of Easter fill your heart with love and joy. Happy Easter to a group of wonderful parents!
Mrs. Lee

Friday, April 11, 2014

Kuakini's Open House

Kuakini's Open House was full of surprises.  It was awesome!

Aloha Parents,

Important dates to remember:
  • Tuesday, April 15th - Student Council Talent Show from 5-6:30pm in the Social Hall.  Kaiden will participate by playing the piano.
  • Wednesday, April 16th - Library books due
  • Wednesday, April 16th - Easter Goodie Bags (optional) due
  • Thursday, April 17th - Easter Goodie bags distributed
  • Friday, April 18th - State Holiday, school closed
  • Thursday, April 24th - myON Reader and Book Shares due
  • Friday, April 25th - Spring Program beginning at 9:00 in the Social Hall.
    • Attire - black t-shirt, black long pants, black socks and shoes.
Mrs. Lee

Friday, April 4, 2014

Jump Rope for Heart

Everyone in the school had lots of exercise for their hearts by jumping rope and going on the obstacle course on our new Greenspace. We wish we could do it more often.

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Aloha Parents,

Our Spring Program will be held on Friday, April 25th, beginning at 8:30.  Remember to arrive early so you'll find a parking space.
Our miniature Ninjas will need to wear black t-shirts, black long pants, and black socks with black shoes. Tamayo Sensei has purchased a mask and orange gloves to complete their outfits.
If your child wishes to share Easter goodie bags/treats with the other keiki, please bring them in by Wednesday, April 16th.  They will be distributed on Thursday, April 17th.
Red letter dates:
  • Friday, April 4th - Jump Rope for Heart envelopes due
  • Tuesday, April 8th - Buddha Day - No School
  • Wednesday, April 9th - Library Books due
  • Thursday, April 10th - Polynesian Cultural Center Consent Form with payment due (PCC Forms to be distributed on Monday, April 7th)
  • Friday, April 11th - Kuakini Health System Open House Walking Learning Trip, 9:00-11:30am. Attire - HMS t-shirt and sport shoes
  • Thursday, April 24th - myON Reader and Book Shares due

Have a nice weekend,
Mrs. Lee

Truly wonderful the mind of a child is.