Kalihi Waena’s Guidance Theme for March: BE EXCELLENT
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 February was to “be healthy.” For March, with reminders posted in various places around campus, students are encouraged to practice excellence.
“Excellence is the gradual result
of always striving to do better.”
-Pat Riley, NBA Coach
“Excellence can be obtained if you:...care more than others
think is wise;...risk more than others
think is safe;...dream more than others
think is practical;...expect more than others
think is possible.”
“Good, better, best;
never let it rest till your good is better
and your better is best.”
MAHALO TO OUR SPONSORS
Kalihi Waena Cafeteria – Green Eggs & Hashbrown Breakfast,
cookie favors, and refreshments for Read Across America hospitality room
Jim Harrow & The Friends of the Library – books
Kalihi Waena Faculty & Staff – Read Across America Volunteers, tour guides, lei makers
Guy Villarosa and Dining Services at Sodexo – Read Across America Brunch
US Coast Guard Partner In Education – Read Across America volunteers
Read Across America Guest Readers:
Honolulu Fire Department: Joe Beam, Estee Okumura, Kiana Kam and Kirk Williams
Honolulu Police Department: Teisa Eteuati and Rodney Uganiza
Heald College: Primo D. Castro Jr., Linza Joab-Musrasrik, Mapuana Mele, Helen M Tuisea, Jonathan Poyer, Keli’i Aoyagi, Olivia Robinson, Brianna Rodriguez and Kelly Primacio
Oahu Worklinks: Lia Burton, Agusto DeCastro, Robert Shank and Tanya Greene
Khon2 News: Justin Cruz
Hawaiian Studies Program: Kumu Aloha Kekipi
Office of Council Member Joey Manahan: Dennis Arakaki
Common Grace & Kalihi Union Church: Kendal Fong
US Coast Guard: Dawna Carlson, Greg Gilmore, Eula Sweet, Yolanda Rowe, Rosemary Nauta, Ivy Terakawa, Brian White, James Koermer, Amanda Hamlet, Lawrence Kemp, Jeffree Craigwell, Jeremy May, Vincent Casaturo, Ryan Dickson, Sandra Stevenshilson, Amanda Hodges, Jalliznett Ruiz, Adrianne Danner, Enedina Robles, Ciara Born-Grissom, John Jaskot, Kenneth Miltenberger, Johnson Knox, Crystal Wiggins, Kayla Abruzzese
Kalihi Waena Talent Show ~ TOP 13
Congratulations to the following acts who made it through the auditions and will be performing in the Kalihi Waena Talent Show on March 15, 2013:
1. Benjalin Strong-Buttel
2. Alannalex Comboy
3. Simeli Iiga
4. Baby & Gideon Mageo
5. CUP 5 (Johnson Kihleng, Maicyn Udani, Anna Marie Rivera,
Hazel Sagucio & Mikaela Gascon)
6. JUNIOR JABS (Patrick Castillo, Leo Aitel, Allen Jay Fernandez,
Hendhel Cabaya, Jayred Aquitania, Christian Pascual & Saikit Saingo)
7. Cassie Ulugalu-Sula & Kyana Kaea
8. Denson Nitaro
9. Raaz John Tabar
10. Elenor Pei
11. 4 MELODIES (Abcde Agapay, Ana Soi, Hope Onosar & John Duran)
12. Annalex Comboy
13. Hannazeh Ata-Afoa
SPRING PTA FUNDRAISER
Our Spring PTA Fundraiser
(Giant Portuguese Sausage, Cinnamon Bread,
Chocolate Chip Cookies & Hot Dog Manapua)
ENDS ON SATURDAY,
MARCH 16, 2013.
The Kalihi Waena Office will be open
on Monday, March 18, 2013
until 4:00 pm
if you still have any unsold tickets or money to turn in.
ALL UNSOLD TICKETS NOT RETURNED
WILL BE VOIDED.
If you have any questions, you may reach
our PTA Board @ 832-3210. Mahalo!
Kalihi Waena PTA Spring Fundraiser PICK-UP
Our Spring PTA Fundraiser pick-up (Cinnamon Bread, Hotdog Manapua, Chocolate Chip Cookies & Giant Portuguese Sausage) is set for Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 1:30 – 5:30 pm in our school cafeteria. Please have your paid fundraiser tickets ready upon pickup. If you have any questions, please call the office @ 832-3210.
Kindergarten registration for the 2013-2014 school year has started at Kalihi Waena Elementary School. Students who turn five-years old ON or BEFORE August, 1, 2013 may enroll in kindergarten. Students who turn five-years old from August 2 through December 31, 2013 may enroll in a junior kindergarten or blended kindergarten class (four and five-year old students).
What you need to register:
- Health records (Form 14)
- Birth Certificate
- Legal Documents
- Proof of current local address
If you have any questions, please contact our school registrar at 832-3210.
All public schools will be having Spring Intersession from March 18 – 22, 2013. We encourage parents to make arrangements for child care. Students return to school on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
Other NON-SCHOOL Days to remember in March:
- Monday, March 25, 2013 – Teacher Directed Leave
- Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – Prince Kuhio Day
- Friday, March 29, 2013 – Good Friday
Read Across America 2013
From February 25 through March 1, Kalihi Waena celebrated Dr. Seuss Week. Dr. Seuss, the author of well-known books such as Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Horton Hears a Who, to name a few, celebrated his 109th birthday this year. For Dr. Seuss’ birthday week, each day’s theme was focused on one of his books. To start off each morning, our Principal, Vice Principal, and some of our 4th and 5th grade G.A.T.E. students read the selected Dr. Seuss stories which were broadcasted through closed circuit so every classroom could see and hear the book. On Read Across America Day on March 1st, our Coast Guard partners helped us celebrate in style, along with all the other special guests who came and read to the students. We also had cat-face painting, career talks and even enjoyed some yummy green eggs and hashbrown for breakfast! Thank you to all who were involved in this exciting week and for sharing your love of reading with the Kalihi Waena Lions!
The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins - "Wear Any Kinds of Hat Day"
Fox in Socks: "One Red Sock, One Blue... Any kind of Funky Socks will do!"
The Sleep Book: "For a sleepover, slumber party or going to bed, come to school in your pajamas instead!"
On Beyond Zebra: Wear Black & White or Zebra Stripes
Cat In The Hat: Like The Cat In the Hat, Wear Red, Black & White
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Dr. Seuss!!!!