The Heart of Haleʻiwa
April 9, 2021
In this Issue...
- Mrs. Wetzel wins K12 Administrator Award from Champions for Children
- Outdoor Classroom
- Meet our bus drivers
- Literacy Corner: Read Aloud: The Gingerbread Girl Goes Animal Crackers by Lisa Campbell Ernst
- Third Grade Writing Club: Should teachers assign work during Spring Break?
- Kids, School, and COVID-19 by Nurse Connie
- Loving Kindness Meditation for Kids
- Additional Resources
- Thank you for donating to our Spring Fundraiser
Champion for Children: Malaea Wetzel
Below is the interview video for the award in the category of K-12 Administrator.
Get to Know Our Bus Drivers
Aunty Diana shared that "it has been a pleasure working as a bus driver. Many children have come through my bus door as babies. I see many with children of their own. Some of them have children riding my bus today." That is pretty awesome!
Pio and Chantilli
Chantilli is the aide on the little bus. She has been with the company for six years. On her free time, she likes to sleep, go around the island trying different food, and being around her family. If she had a million dollars, she would take a vacation. (Pictured right)
Third Grade Writing Club
Should teachers assign work during Spring Break?
Should teachers assign work during Spring Break? Why or why not? Ms. Felz asked this question and used their responses to help her decide whether to assign work or not. Who do you think won the argument?
Kids, School, and COVID-19 by Nurse Connie
Time and Science have given us a better understanding of how to move forward with care and thought as we continue to experience this pandemic. The best available scientific evidence shows that COVID affects age groups differently. In general, the risk to children is low. Kids going to school in person does not put them at higher risk of getting or spreading COVID compared to kids’ risk outside in the community.
A safe school follows procedures that prevent the spread of infection while children are in school. Important actions include correct universal masking, distancing, improving classroom airflow, hand-washing, cleaning, and the ability to quickly identify close contacts of a person that tested positive for COVID to prevent spread by timely isolation and quarantine.
With the knowledge that all the above actions taken together gives the best level of prevention, the CDC has updated its core recommendations for physical distancing in schools from 6 feet to 3 feet in between young students regardless of the level of community spread. This change allows more students to come to school where they learn best and be with their friends. For more information, please read below:
To add a little "fun" competition, the class that has the most students who gave a donation will win a class prize. There will also be a grand prize winner chosen from that class who will receive an Amazon Fire 7 Tablet that was just donated to us for the fundraiser. Every student is eligible to win the tablet, even if they do not make a donation.
If you have not had a chance to donate yet, there is still time. Please send in your envelope. If you need a new envelope, just call the office and let us know.