A Message From Our Principal
Aloha Kalihi Waena Ohana,
Welcome back to another wonderful year at Kalihi Waena. I would like to remind you of our school vision:
Kalihi Waena, a place of excellence, is committed to teaching, guiding and caring for the whole child. We want all of our children to be enthusiastic about coming to school and learn through being engaged and participate actively to grow and become life-long learners. We hope that parents will join us in this vision and also participate actively in many of the events and workshops that we will be offering this year.
As a team, we are going to "Rise Above and Beyond It" this year!!!
A hui hou,
Kalihi Waena's Guidance Theme for the Month of September: BE RESPONSIBLE
Kalihi Waena is focusing on monthly themes to help students with the Six General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) and to support our Guidance Program. The theme for August was to “Be On Time.” This month’s theme focuses on being responsible.
Responsibility isn’t just about doing chores. It’s following through on commitments, answering for their own actions, being reliable and trustworthy, using good judgment, taking care of their own work, and not procrastinating. Children learn that being responsible makes them feel good about themselves, and makes others respect and appreciate them.
Parents, “catch” your child making a responsible choice or behaving in a responsible manner and tell them how much that means to you. “Catching” them being responsible and rewarding them with attention is powerful positive reinforcement!
We would like to say, “Aloha ‘Oe” to our devoted and dedicated educators who moved on this past school year:
Mahealani Santiago – Counselor
Becky Burke – Resource, Pre-K Inclusion
Ashley Hendrix – Resource, Grade 2 & 3 Inclusion
Joseph Rogers – Resource, Grade K & 1 Inclusion
Corinne Steele – Office Assistant
Andre Medina – Grade 4
Also, our 5th graders who have gone on to middle school. We wish everyone the best of luck as they venture to a new chapter in their life.
New Faces in Old Places
We’d like to welcome our new faces on campus:
Jennifer Fukuda – Counselor
Bella Willing – T.A. Vice Principal
Lexter Esteves – Resource, Grade 2 & 3 Inclusion
Russell Tongg – Resource, Pre-K Inclusion
Erika Darr – Grade 3 Inclusion
Last but not least, our new Kindergarteners and others who have just joined us this school year!
MAHALO TO OUR SPONSORS
The Cathedral of Saint Andrew Outreach Committee – school supplies and backpacks
Kalihi Union Church – school supplies
Sean Nakamoto and New Hope’s Men’s Ministry – backpacks and school supplies
Assistance League of Hawaii – community outreach project
Kiwani’s Club – School Supplies
Kapalama Elementary School - backpacks
Date: August 28, 2013
To: All Students, Parents and/or Guardians
From: The Kalihi Waena Office
Starting on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2013, the EXTRA “breakfast cards” will be moved to the office. This is a reminder to all students… PLEASE BRING YOUR BACKPACK WITH YOUR BREAKFAST CARD ATTACHED TO THE CAFETERIA TO EAT/PICK-UP YOUR BREAKFAST. If you do not have your breakfast card (that was distributed at the beginning of the school year in the cafeteria, and tied with a yellow ribbon to your backpack) you will need to come to the office to pick up an extra breakfast card. If you have any questions, please see the office.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Fall 2013 Scholastic Book Fair
“A cool place to
discover hot books!”
SEPTEMBER 5 – 13, 2013
(Closed on Wednesday, Sept. 11)
7:45 am – 2:45 pm
(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday)
Our Scholastic Book Fair theme – Reading Oasis: A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books! – takes students on a journey back to Ancient Egypt to an oasis overflowing with a treasure of fun, engaging, and affordable books kids want to read. Giving kids access to good books and the opportunity to choose their own books will motivate them to read more. And like most acquired skills, the more kids practice reading, the better they’ll get.
Find great books for your children to add to their home library. All of the books have been reviewed and approved for young readers. These books represent the best authors and illustrators in children’s publishing. Your children will be visiting the book fair with his/her class on IRA day. Your child will be allowed to purchase books during that time of visit.
*We accept cash, checks (made out to Kalihi Waena School), and major credit cards. There will be a 4.5% state tax added to each purchase. Your child will be responsible for his/her own money and items purchased. All sales are FINAL: NO returns, refunds or exchanges. The profit we make will be used to purchase books & improve our school library.
2013 FLU VACCINATION CLINIC
DUE DATE for vaccination consent forms is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013!!!
2013 Grandparent's Luncheon
Please meet your grandchild for lunch in the cafeteria at their designated grade-level's lunch period. Thank you!
School Picture Day
School Picture Taking Day is on Tuesday, September 10, 2013. If you are interested in ordering a photo package of your child's picture, please have your Ace Portrait picture envelope filled out, include payment and have it ready with them on picture day.
You are not required to purchase any photo packages, however, EACH student will be photographed on picture taking day for their Student ID Card and with their class for the yearbook's class photo. If you have any questions, please call 832-3210.
Below are the background selections if you are ordering a picture package:
PTA Fall Fundraiser: FINAL NOTICE
Our Portuguese Sausage, Pepperoni Pizza, Pound Cake and Cornflake Cookies sale ends on September 6th and we need everyone’s help to make it a great success!
Remember, the last few tickets that you sell or buy for your own family may make the difference between a good fundraiser and a FANTASTIC fundraiser for our shool.
So please do your best to sell the tickets you have left and consider buying some of them for your own family.
**On Friday, September 6, 2013, please turn in
all monies and unsold tickets to the office.**
PRIZES!!! PRIZES!!! PRIZES!!! PRIZES!!!
All who sell 10 tickets (five entries for every 40 tickets sold--- in any combination)
will be entered in a drawing for a Wii U or
an X-Box 360 with Kinect or a $250.00 Cash Award!
The overall top selling student will receive a $250.00 Cash Award or an X-Box 360
with Kinect or a Wii U!!!
And the overall top selling homeroom will have a party!!!
M A H A L O !!!
Kalihi Waena PTA Board Members WANTED!
Attention: Kalihi Waena PARENTS / GUARDIANS
The Kalihi Waena PTA is looking to hold elections for the 2013-2014 school year for the following PTA Board positions:
•President •Vice-President •Secretary •Treasurer
If you are interested in running for a position on the Board, please come to the office to fill out a “Nomination Form.” If you have any questions, please leave a message with the office for the current PTA President, Ms. Javier.
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE PTA?
The number one reason to join the Kalihi Waena Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help the school! Being a PTA member:
- keeps you connected to what’s going on in the school
- offers a variety of volunteer opportunities
- helps to share ideas, concerns & experiences with other parents and educators in the community through networking
- encourages parents to share ideas on positive changes for the school and be a part of the solution
By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education. If you would like to become a PTA member, please fill out the PTA Membership Application or stop by our school office and sign-up.
*This school year’s membership fee for our parents is $10.00. As a bonus to thank you for becoming a member, you will receive a 50% DISCOUNT on your purchase of a Kalihi Waena T-shirt. All you need to do is bring in your “PTA Membership” receipt when you come to purchase your shirt.
We look forward to your membership!
“Buddy-Bucks” Breakfast Week
September 16 - 20, 2013 from 7:10 – 7:50 am
“Breakfast is BRAIN FOOD” so…
During Buddy-Bucks Week in September, bring a Buddy to eat breakfast with you in our cafeteria and receive a special Kalihi Waena Buddy-Buck. Collect as many Buddy-Bucks as you can (ONE per day if you eat breakfast from our cafeteria) and use them on Kalihi Waena’s TREAT DAY!
*Treat Day to be announced*
Kalihi Waena School "RISE ABOVE IT" Shirts for sale!!!
Youth Sm - XLarge = $ 8.50
Adult Sm - XLarge = $ 8.50
Adult 2XL = $ 9.50
Adult 3XL = $10.50
Please come to the Office to make your purchase.
School Shirts are OPTIONAL and can be worn on School Pride Day (Wednesday),
for P.E., field trips, and other special events.
If you have any questions, call 832-3210.