The Heart of Haleʻiwa
April 29, 2022 Volume II Issue XVI
In this Issue...
- Yearbook for Sale
- Pop Up Market
- Fire Department Visit
- EOEL: Milkweed Plants
- Preschool: Virtual Play Date
- Kindergarten: Worms and Garden Beds
- 1st Grade: Good Buddy Lesson
- 2nd Grade: Canyons & Puppets
- I-1: Butterflies
- 3rd Grade Writing Club: Tiny Homes
- Literacy Corner: Hawaii Reads Winners; Read Aloud to Big Kids
- COVID Home Test Kits for DOE Families by Nurse Connie
- Attendance: Be Here Everyday, Haleʻiwa is the Way! by Mrs. Nakamura
- We Can Always Use Your Help by Mrs. Sumbad
- Kākou Connection
- May Menu
Pop Up Market
We hope to have more Pop Up Markets in the future to showcase our science and Project Based Learning projects next school year!
Fire Department Visit
EOEL: Milkweed Plants
by Mrs. Angelica
Preschool: Virtual Play Date
by Mrs. Candy
Our students had fun doing art, music, and drama activities. We used our DonorsChoose Cricut to create our bulletin board, Miss Candy's Zoo: "Our students are colorful and unique."
Kindergarten: Worms & Garden Beds
by Ms. Brooks
Kindergarten had fun on Monday learning all about worms in Hawaiian studies! Thanks to our recent donors choose campaign, each kindergarten class was able to get a worm bin for their garden. Our Hawaiian studies teacher, Kumu Kuʻuipo brought our classes worms, taught us all about them and what they eat. Then, helped us set up our worm bin. We will be feeding the worms scraps from our lunches (vegetarian only).We are looking forward to the compost that our worms will help produce for our garden!
by Ms. Mori
First Grade: Good Buddy Lesson
Second Grade: Canyons & Puppets
by Mrs. Kauffman
by Ms. Onek
by Mrs. Jeanne
3rd Grade Writing Club: Tiny Homes
Literacy Corner: Congratulations to our Hawaii Reads Winners
Remarkable Reader - Rainier
COVID Home Test Kits for DOE Families
by Nurse Connie
All DOE households can now receive 2 free COVID home test kits for every student and staff. These home COVID test kits make COVID testing fast and convenient for families. A letter was sent home earlier this week to advise families that these test kits will be sent to you unless you let the school know you do not want to receive them. Please fill out the “opt out” form that was sent to you if you decide to take this option.
These Flowflex COVID home test kits are simple to use. For accurate results, we need to follow every step written on the product guide. Test kits are to be stored in a cool, dry place where temperature gets no hotter than 87 degrees Fahrenheit at all times. When taking a test, we also need to put a timer on. Reading the test result at the exact time according to instructions will make the result more reliable. To watch a video on how to use your Flowflex COVID home tests, please click on this link: Flowflex Video
As of the date of this writing, the DOE will accept a positive home test result to activate campus response to isolate a COVID case. However, only COVID tests from a CLIA waived or certified test site are acceptable to return to campus sooner than 5 days after symptoms of illness. Haleʻiwa Elementary is a CLIA-waived COVID test site and offers this service to our students and staff to help them come back to campus safely. To participate in our CLIA waived COVID testing program on site, a Hawaii Keiki consent form will need to be completed. For more questions about our CLIA waived COVID test for school return, please contact your Hawaii Keiki school nurse @ 808 282 1064 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attendance: Be Here Everyday, Haleʻiwa is the Way!
by Mrs. Nakamura
Did you know? A student is chronically absent if they miss 15 or more days of school for any reason, which means missing less than 2 days a month. Haleʻiwa Elementary’s overall student attendance is 89%, so do your part in getting your child to school on time and everyday!
School attendance is especially critical at this time because your child in grades 3-6 are taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA), which is mandatory and can affect the schools overall performance. We need your support!
Prepare backpack/materials, clothes, shoes, etc the night before
Have a designated spot for important paperwork to be reviewed and signed
No electronic devices at least 60 minutes before bedtime to calm the mind
Have your child get 9-12 hours of sleep each night (recommended for school-aged children)
Set several alarms in case you or your child don’t hear the first one!
Create a checklist for morning routine to get ready for school
Keep breakfast simple and healthy (yogurt, muffin, fruit, etc)
Leave the house early with extra time to spare