The Heart of Haleʻiwa

May 7, 2021

In this Issue...

  • Garden Beds and Greenhouse Updates
  • Read Aloud: What Teachers Can't Do
  • Literacy Corner: May Moʻolelo & Lullaby Series
  • Artist in Residence
  • Sixth Grade's Harvest by Kadin Mikolyski
  • Social Gatherings by Nurse Connie
  • Haleʻiwa HELPS by Mrs. Nakamura
  • Kindness Ambassador

New Garden Beds for Kalo Garden

Mahalo to Kokua Foundation for donating two new garden beds at the front of our school. Our students will plant kalo plants during Summer Hub. We are happy to see what the new entrance to our library will look like when the plants are big and even more excited to see what our students will be able to learn!

Our greenhouse is set up and ready to use!

Literacy Corner

This week's Read Aloud

Mrs. Clark reads What Teachers Can't Do

What Teachers Can't Do

May Moʻolelo & Lullaby Series

Please click on the flyer below to find out information about Nā Pua Noeʻau's summer series.

Date: May 10, 2021

Time: 5:45 - 6:30 pm

Guest Reader: Aaron Mahi

Puke: Maka the Tree Snail Discovers His Worth

Date: May 24, 2021

Time: 5:45 - 6:30 pm

Guest Reader: Sam Kaina

Puke: The Story of Hula

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Artist in Residence

Mrs. Bonnie Kim is our Artist in Residence and is on campus working with students in Kindergarten, first, and second grades. Our school received the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and Arts- Artists in the Schools grant to help pay for this opportunity. During the two weeks, students will make masks and explore different feelings through tableaux and movements. This residency integrates Geometry for students to learn and demonstrate geometric shapes and symmetry in their mask masking.

In the video below, you can see the second graders practice making sculptures with different feelings. They also learned how to use high, medium and low positions with their bodies.

We have also included some fun pictures from Kindergarten.

Second Grade w/ Mrs. Bonnie

Sixth Grade's Harvest by Kadin Mikolyski

We harvested many plants today. There were tomatoes, spinach, and many different colors of beans. There was also a squash, but it wasn’t ripe yet. I helped pick most of the tomatoes and beans. Ms. Tuvera and my classmates picked the rest of the tomatoes and spinach. We got to eat the beans, spinach, and tomatoes. They tasted delicious, because they were fresh from the garden. It was fun.

Farming plants are helpful for the environment. They give us air to breathe. They also give us fruit and vegetables to eat. Without farming, Earth would not be the same.

Social Gatherings by Nurse Connie

Social Gatherings

With the school year near the end, and as we make plans to celebrate milestones with friends – we need to proceed with awareness and caution. Planning and attending social events will require attention to detail in order to make these memorable experiences safe. Here are a few things to consider to help us gather safely:

Prevention: Remember, COVID mainly transmits through people’s mouth and nose when they are close to each other (less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) and especially when indoors with poor air flow.

Wellness Checks before Arrival:

Each guest performs a wellness check at home on the day of the event. Do not attend if you have any symptoms or you are supposed to stay home and quarantine: You may use the CDC screener below and ask guests to show a screen shot or print out when they arrive.

Sign In for Contact Tracing Purposes Upon Arrival:

Have guests sign in and provide their contact information upon arrival in case needed for contact tracing later.

Implement Universal Masking During Event:

Ask everyone attending to bring a well-fitting mask to wear

Mask breaks only when outside and distanced from others

Best Places to Gather:

Outdoors is best

If Indoors: Choose a large, well-ventilated room that allow people to distance

Know your Personal COVID Risk: Risk for COVID is not the same for everyone. Find out yours by clicking on the risk assessment tool below:

Know your Local COVID Spread, Guidelines and Updates:

Updates on Fully Vaccinated Individuals:

Kindness Ambassador: Cassius Manalo-Tantog

Congratulations to first grader Cassius for showing kindness this week!
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