The Heart of Haleʻiwa
August 19, 2021 Volume II Issue II
In this Issue...
- Reminder: No school on Friday, August 20th!
- Meet our New Teachers
- Feeding the Pigs and Reducing Waste on Campus
- Summer Campus Beautification project: Painted Benches
- Literacy Corner: New Library Books to checkout this year
- I Wish You More read aloud by Mrs. Wetzel
- Student Showcase: 3rd Grade
- Safe Schools and COVID by Nurse Connie
Meet our New Teachers
I have two boys, ages 7 and 10, that both attend Haleiwa. We also have two dogs, a golden retriever and a chocolate lab. I spend most of my time at the beach with my boys when we aren’t at school.
My God mother who helped raise me was a teacher, and she’s the reason why I always wanted to be a teacher. I love my students like they are my own and I hope that I can instill a love of learning in them that will last forever.
Hi my name is Liane Mori and I was born and raised here right in Waialua. This will be my fourth year of teaching Kindergarten and I’m so excited to be teaching here at Haleiwa so close to home. I also have a daughter who is 4 years old, attending Haleiwa Elementary.
I became a teacher because the people I looked up to the most were my previous teachers. They are the ones who not only taught me education, but also were there for me to guide and encourage me to believe in myself. They are the ones who showed me what an excellent teacher is and what I strive to be.
One wish that I have for my students is to follow your dreams and never give up. You can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.
My family is back on the mainland, but I have found a home here with my boyfriend and cat, Stella.
Teaching was an idea that was always on my mind since I was in Elementary school, but it was not something that I put much thought into. When COVID hit I had the time to think about where I wanted to be and what I wanted to be doing. I realized that spending my time teaching children seemed like a dream so I took advantage of online school options and enrolled in HPU's Masters in Elementary Education Program.
My wish for my students is that they become outstanding members of their community. I want them to learn a lot and have fun. But on top of that I want them to be able to apply their knowledge to their life and understand how to make their world a better place.
Feeding the Pigs and Reducing Waste on Campus
by Ms. Santos
Summer Campus Beautification project: Painted Benches
by Ms. Yonting
Here are a few titles that can now be checked out:
3rd Grade Writing Club
What is Your Favorite Animal and Why?
Safe Schools and COVID
by Nurse Connie
With an increase in COVID cases in the community, we can expect to see more incidences of COVID in our schools. It is not always possible to keep COVID out of our schools. COVID infection can spread from one person to another before there are obvious signs and symptoms or even without knowing a person has COVID. Given this situation, we have good scientific evidence that show COVID spread can be prevented in schools so long as we follow strong infection control practices. We need everyone’s help to keep our keikis and schools safe.
A safe school starts from home. When we stay home for known COVID-like symptoms, or after we find out that we have been a “close contact” to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, we have taken the first step in preventing a school COVID exposure. School exposures lead to sending staff and some students home to quarantine for 10 days.
The impact of COVID-19 in society goes beyond infections. In addition to the obvious loss of learning, other examples of harm include loneliness from having to stay home and being away from others. Younger kids especially need the socialization with their friends to develop their personalities and learn social skills.
Performing our home COVID-wellness checks every morning before coming to school and staying home when needed will help kids stay in school where they learn best.
For a copy of the DOE Wellness Checks, please click below:DOEWellnessCheck