The Heart of Haleʻiwa
August 12, 2022 Volume III Issue I
In this Issue...
- Welcome Message
- Congratulations Mr. Haiola- LMW Teacher of the Year!
- Meet our New Counselors
- Lei po'o making with Mrs. Ching
- Literacy Corner: Summer Reading Winners
- Yearbook Pictures today
- Free home COVID-19 tests
- Monday Funday is Back!
We are appreciative of our parents who have signed up to volunteer this school year. Many of our parents also filled out our student survey so we can get to know our students. If you still need to, there is still time. The link is at the bottom of our newsletter.
Our school newsletter will go out about every two weeks. We hope to share all the great things that are going on around campus!
If there is ever a time that you need assistance or have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.
Congratulations Mr. Haiola- LMW Teacher of the Year!
Meet Our New Counselors
We want to be available to support students when big feelings come up. To help them process and then express and cope with their feelings so they can be active and contributing citizens at Haleiwa Elementary, at home, and in their community. We also want to celebrate and encourage them throughout the school year as they grow and learn. This support will be available in the classroom, 1:1, through small groups, lunch bunches, and possibly recess groups.
We are excited to be here and work with your students, the amazing staff, and hopefully meet all of you! Please feel free to reach out anytime!
Mrs. Tara Rohrbough
Graduated from: Georgetown College (Bachelors in Psychology), University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Masters in School Counseling)
Experience: Been a school counselor since 2009 in a variety of elementary and middle schools including Washington State, Virginia, Hawaii, and New York
Who inspires you: The students I have the opportunity to work with inspire me because they live in a world that is chaotic and they navigate so many new challenges daily BUT their mindset, curiosity, and perseverance constantly amaze and inspire me.
Who is your favorite teacher: I had two favorite teachers - Mr. Miller (SS) & Ms. Meacham (Math) because both were passionate about the topics they taught which was contagious but more importantly because they were truly invested in their students as people. They both took interest in our lives, needs and celebrations, outside of school and were able to incorporate that into how they cared for us in the classroom.
I became an educator because educators were so valuable to me in so many phases of my life.
Mr. Joshua Williams
Graduated from: Albany High, Valdosta State (B.S), Clark Atlanta (Masters)
Experience: Counselor for 5 years
Favorite Quote: You can do anything you put your mind to.
Favorite Movie: Avatar
Favorite Teacher: My mom- she is always caring
I became an educator because children need someone to look up to.
Lei making with Mrs. Ching
First Day of School
Literacy Corner: Summer Reading Winners
Upper-Grade Top Reader: Gr. 6 Jaymin
Lower-Grade Top Reader: Everest
Participation Winners are: Gr. 3 Justina, Gr. 6 Stryker, Gr. 1 Maleko, and Gr. 6 Kaitlyn
Our next reading challenge ...
Social Emotional Learning- Student Surveys
For this school year, Hale`iwa is focusing on three social-emotional components:
Sense of belonging
To help us promote a sense of belonging with all of our students, we need the help of all of our parents. Hale`iwa has created a Parent Survey for all parents to complete so that we can get to know your child better – from YOUR perspective. Please complete ONE survey for EACH of your children at Hale`iwa Elementary.
Even though the deadline has passed, if you still have not completed the survey, please do so now. We would love to see your responses! Your responses will only be shared with each childʻs teacher and the Hale`iwa Leadership Team.