The Heart of Hale'iwa
November 1, 2023 Volume IV, Issue III
In this issue ...
- A Memorable Ho'olaule'a
- Student Spotlights: Menehune Surfers and A Spectacular Performance
- Unity Day
- Halloween March
- EOEL and Kindergarten: HTY "Under the Blue"
- Grade 1: Na Mea Kupono Lo'i
- Grade 1: Virtual Field Trip and Fall Scarecrow videos
- Grade 4: Loko Ea Fishpond
- Grade 6: Ulu Parfaits
- Literacy Corner: Reading Journeys Challenge: Quarter 1 Winners
- Flagpole is Fixed!
- Flu Clinic Information
- Winter Fest - Save the Date
- November Calendar of Events
- Aloha Kakou Newsletter: "Life is Gourd"
A Memorable Ho'olaule'a
Mahalo to everyone who attended our Ho`olaule`a on Friday, October 6. All of our students were MAGNIFICENT in their performances. We are very grateful for everyone’s kindness and respect to each other and to our students. It truly was a magical day that will live in our hearts for many years to come.
Student Spotlight - Menehune Surfers
Student Spotlight - Fire Dancer
October was National Bullying Prevention Month. We wore the color orange on Wednesday, October 18, to show that we are all United for Kindness, Acceptance and Aloha. Mahalo for showing your support. Everyone deserves to be safe in school, online, and in the community ... not only on Unity Day but every day.
EOEL and Kindergarten: HTY "Under the Blue"
The preschoolers and kindergarten students went to see the Hawaii Theater for Youth performance called "Under the Blue". The show is about a girl named Emily and her magical journey into the depths of the ocean. She meets sea creatures that live in each level of the ocean and learns about the importance of taking care our environment.
Grade 1: Nā Mea Kūpono Learning Center
The first graders had a great learning experience at Kumu's Learning Center! The students learned what lo'i, kalo, and canoe plants are. They had an adventure in the lo'i, played Makahiki games, sampled kalo and ulu, and did the "Ono Stuff" dance.
Grade 1: Virual Field Trip and Scarecrow Videos
Click on the photo below to see the scarecrow video ...
Click on the photo below to see the video of 1st grade's Loko Ea virtual field trip ...
Grade 4: Loko Ea Fishpond
The fourth graders visited Loko Ea Fishpond where they studied the ecosystems of how the pond is designed to help the fish live and survive. The students used their engineering skills to build their own Pu'uhonua, or place of refuge for the native fishes. Students brought their own materials which they thought could be useful and durable to build a Puʻuhonua. Their challenge was to use both recyclable and natural materials. They also did some hands-on "hana", or work, by helping to remove an invasive grass that grows over the fishpond. By doing this, they are helping the fishes stay happy and healthy!
Grade 6: Ulu Parfaits
Congratulations to our Reading Journeys Quarter 1 Challenge winners:
Gr. 3 - Trinity C: our overall top reader (2,300 minutes)
Gr. 4 - Justina A: our upper grade top reader (1,120 minutes)
Gr. 2 - Reef O: our lower-grade top reader (745 minutes)
Gr. 5 - Kyrie F: our upper-grade random drawing winner
Gr. 2 - Rebecca E-B: our lower-grade random drawing winner
Congratulations to the 5th graders! They were the grade level with the highest percentage of readers (87%) for our Reading Journeys Quarter 1 Challenge.
Our Quarter 2 Reading Challenge is from Oct. 7 - Dec. 21, 2023.
Our Flagpole is Fixed!
Back in September, the rope and clips were stolen from our flagpole. We are grateful to our State Facilities workers and Mr. Pai for replacing the metal pulley system, rope, and flag clips last Friday so that the Honor Guards can now raise and lower our flags again.
Flu Clinic Information
Every year, the flu creates a burden on the health and well-being of children and their families.
This contagious respiratory illness caused by the Influenza virus known to many as “The Flu,” puts children at a greater risk for complications much more than the common cold. At greater risk for serious complications from the flu are children under 2 and 5 years of age, and children with chronic medical conditions like asthma and diabetes. Healthy children 5 years and older are not at higher risk for serious complications themselves - they can, however, spread the flu to vulnerable groups like infants younger than 6 months, kupuna older than 65 years of age, and people of all ages with chronic medical conditions.
We can help protect vulnerable people at higher risk for serious complications from the flu
(including hospitalizations) by getting our flu shots. The flu vaccine gives our school community the best protection from these known potential serious complications.
Haleiwa Elementary is offering a flu clinic on campus on Thursday, November 16th from 0830-1030 am for parents interested in getting their students vaccinated against the Flu this season.
To participate in our Flu Clinic, please download and fill out the consent form below. Then, turn in all completed forms to the school office.
For more information about fighting the flu this season, please click on the link below:
Hale'iwa Winter Fest
November Calendar of Events
Dates are subject to change.
Aloha Kakou Newsletters
Click on the November newsletter for more information.