Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Kindergarten Memories

Kindergarten was the best year yet. We loved school because it was cool and we learned so much. We made many new friends. Hope to see everyone next year!
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Aloha Parents,

This is a close to our Kindergarten school year.  We don't think of it as an end but rather a beginning to your child's lifetime of discovery and learning.
It was nice partnering with you to support your child's development during this crucial time for them as students.
A special mahalo from all the children for the generous goodie bags.  They were a nice surprise and I could see their faces light up with excitement.

All the best,
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Next Year I Hope...

We shared what we liked the most in Kindergarten.  But next year, we'll be a little taller and more adventurous. So we wanted to tell you what we hope for in the coming school year.
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Aloha kakou,

Excitement is in the air for several reasons.  One of them is our anticipation of the upcoming play, The Runaway Rice Cake.  Practice is held daily and it has been fun!  They are hilarious, to say the least.  Mahalo to the parents of Greydan, Brody, Drew, Emma, Jace, and Ella who worked hard to create the fabulous and realistic looking delicacies: noodles, buns, oranges, gau, dumplings, and fish! Your time and effort in making the faux yummies are truly appreciated!

Another reason for all the excitement is the keiki preparing for the end of the school year.  Expect to see blankets, mats,  extra clothes, etc, in your child's bag as many items will be sent home.  Blankets will not be needed any longer.....which means no nap!

Please remember:
  • Monday, May 19th - No P.E.
  • Monday, May 19th - Legend of Oz: Dorothy Returns movie at Ward Theater. Attire - HMS grey t-shirt and shoes. Clamshell lunch will be eaten upon our return.
  • Monday, May 19th - If your child wishes to share goodie bags with his/her classmates, please bring them in by this date.  It will be distributed on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday, May 20th - Kindergarten Luncheon consisting of Chili Hot Dog, fruits, and a drink
  • Wednesday, May 21st -
    • 9:00-9:20  - The Runaway Rice Cake play in Room 31.  All actors should come to school dressed in their 'costumes'.
    • 9:20-10:15 - End of the Year program in our K-1 classroom
    • 10:15-10:25 - Change to swimwear
    • 10:30-11:00 - Free swim for students in the HMS pool
    • 11:00 - Shower and change
    • 11:30 - Dismissal
Malama pono,
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Best Thing about Kindergarten

Sharing is one thing we love to do.  So....we'd like to share the best thing about our Kindergarten year with our families and friends!

Aloha Parents,

Wednesday, May 21st is the last day of school.  You are invited to:
  • 9:00 - Stories at Sunrise Production - The Runaway Rice Cake in Room 31
  • 9:30 - K-1 End of the year program in our classroom
  • 10:30 - Free Swim for the keiki in the HMS pool
  • 11:30 - Dismissal
Hope you will be able to attend these exciting events!

Dates to remember:
  • Friday, May 9th - Swim Showoffs at the HMS pool from 10-10:30
  • Wednesday, May 14th - All Library Books due
  • Thursday, May 15th - Gotan-e Service in the Temple. We celebrate the birth of Shinran Shonin (1173-1262), the founder of Shin Buddhism. Please dress your child appropriately for this Temple service.
  • Monday, May 19th - Legend of Oz - Dorothy Returns movie at Ward Theaters.  Lunch will be clamshelled and eaten upon our return. Attire - HMS t-shirt and shoes
  • Tuesday, May 20th - Kindergarten Luncheon provided for all students (at no charge)
  • Wednesday, May 21st - Year ending events
Happy Mother's Day!
Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~Author Unknown
Mrs. Lee

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Polynesian Cultural Center

Our visit to Polynesian Cultural Center was fantastic.  It was so much fun to learn about other cultures.  We got to see a Hawaiian Journey movie at the IMAX theater. The best part was riding on the large canoe where alot of us could ride at the same time.

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Aloha Parents,

Hope you'll be able to attend the HMS Field Day on campus tomorrow. A Greenspace dedication and Opening Ceremonies begin at 8:30.  Students will be seated on the green space next to a number on the fence.  Families can gather near the classroom around the outside of the Greenspace fence.  Plans are for Bounce House fun, Relays, Family game, etc. for the Kindergarteners.

Families are invited to cool off with some Shave Ice, which will be served on the blacktop. Please have your keiki wear their special K t-shirt for this event. A pizza lunch, with grapes, carrots,  and a drink will be served. Swim class is cancelled.

Please continue to to encourage your keiki to practice his/her parts in the play The Runaway Rice Cake.  Also, feel free to contact me for more information regarding their costumes or props. Their big performance is May 21st!

  • Monday, May 5th - Legend of Oz: Dorothy's Return Parent Consent Form with payment due
  • Tuesday, May 6th - PTO Meeting in the Social Hall beginning at 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 7th - Library books due
  • Friday, May 9th - Swim Showoffs at the HMS pool from 10-10:30
A hui hou,
Mrs. Lee