The Heart of Hale'iwa
October 21, 2022 Volume III Issue V
In this Issue...
- Outstanding Safety Award Small Size Government Agency
- Robotics Tournament
- Getting Ready for our WASC Visit
- Halloween March October 31st
- November 2 to November 10: Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Preschool: Transportation
- EOEL: Taking Care of Our Bodies
- First Grade: Garden Beds
- Literacy Corner: Quarter 1 Reading Challenge Winners and The Benefits of Reading
- New Library Seating
Outstanding Safety Award Small Size Government Agency
On October 7, our school was recognized at the 16th Biennial Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference for safety. At Haleʻiwa Elementary, we are a small school with a big heart so our staff are fully committed to do their very best to provide a safe school community.
by Mr. Haiola
This past weekend we kicked off our new season at Makaha Elementary, located on the west side of Oahu. It was so exciting to see so many families in attendance. The cafeteria was noisy, people were having fun and kids from all over the island were excited to kick things off. Although we had our fair share of bumps and bruises along the way, our kids performed very well, taking home four of the six awards given. It was a great start to the 2022-2023 robotics season.
Getting Ready for our WASC Visit
This week, our students in Grades 3-6 were able to go to each classroom to do a presentation about our WASC visit next week.
Halloween March October 31st
We are excited to welcome back parents to our Halloween March. Younger siblings are also invited to attend. Younger siblings must be able to walk on their own (no strollers) and will walk with one of their siblings who attends Haleʻiwa Elementary.
Please RSVP on the link below ONLY if you are bringing a younger sibling to the march. We want to make sure we have enough goody bags. https://bit.ly/HalloweenMarch
November 2 to November 10: Parent-Teacher Conferences
by Mrs. Jessica F.
Our preschool class has been learning all about different types of transportation as a result of our student interest. As a culminating event at the end of our unit, we had a “Race day”. The kids got to race in their vehicles that we made together.
We played red light/ green light and practiced moving in different ways fast/slow, straight/ swerve, etc.
EOEL: Taking Care of Our Bodies
by Mrs. Angelica
We are learning all about the importance of taking care of our bodies! We have been studying healthy and unhealthy foods, learning about the good and bad effects different types of foods can have on our bodies. We all got to pass different fruits and vegetables around to touch and smell, and then got to conduct creative art with them by painting and stamping with them! The students loved this as they got to get messy!
First Grade: Garden Beds
by Mrs. Lee
We transplanted our sunflower and green beans for our ʻĀINA lessons into our 2 garden beds. The kids planted it when we had our parent activity in September. We also planted some seed straight into the garden bed (sunflower and green beans). Here's a short video of what we did:
Literacy Corner: Reading Challenge Winners
Congratulations to our Quarter 1 "Reading Journeys" winners! The students read over 11,649 minutes during this challenge ... that's about 195 hours! Wow! Keep on reading everyday! Remember to add your minutes onto your Beanstack reading log. Our next reading challenge is from October 10 - December 16.
Congratulations, Grade 6! You are the grade level with the highest participation rate of 74% in our Quarter 1 reading challenge! Your grade level logged in 5,853 minutes of reading on Beanstack!
The Benefits of Reading
New Library Seating
Our 5th grade students are working on a project to encourage our students to use the library more. One of the suggestions was to add more flexible seating to our library.
Thanks to our families for purchasing books last April, we were able to use Scholastic dollars to buy some of the seats from Scholastic.