Aloha Hickam Families,
We hope your child has enjoyed their start to the 3rd quarter. As we start the month of February, I would like to let you know about the different days observed. There will be no school on these days.
February 5th (Mon)- Radford Complex Waiver Day
February 12th (Mon)- Teacher Institute Day
February 19th (Mon)- President's Day
In addition, we have two parent engagement activities this month. On February 16th, we have our STEAM night from 5-6:30 pm in the cafeteria. For our 6th Grade families, on Wednesday, February 21st, we hope you can attend our PCNC coffee hour from 8-9 a.m. in the L&L. We hope to see you there!
Lastly, thank you for all your support last night at our Panda Fundraising event for our three wonderful students participating in the Amazing Shake Contest in Atlanta, GA. We will be doing one more Panda fundraiser on Friday, February 23rd. We are truly humbled by your continued support. Take care, and we wish you a great month ahead. Mahalo!
Vice Principal's Letter
Aloha HES Ohana,
It is a very busy time of year, and I personally want to say thank you to all of our families for doing such a great job at ensuring your children are prepared and ready for school. As a reminder, if you bring your child(ren) to school after 8:00 AM, it is required for you to park, and walk them into the front office. Please do not drop them off and send them to the office unattended. When you arrive in the front office, our staff will assist you with ensuring they are signed in, as well as provide them with a tardy slip that the teacher will require for them to enter class. Thanks again for your support, and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Have a great February Falcons!
Picture Day 7Feb
Picture Day for:
- 6th Grade Promotional Photos (special dress day per teacher's instructions)
- Clubs (School uniforms)
- Sports (School uniforms)
Valentine's Day Dress Day 14FEB
Students may wear red, pink and or white outfits to celebrate Valentine's Day. All treats brought to class need to be nut and tree nut free and store bought only.
Chinese New Year Lion Dance Assembly 8 Feb
All monetary donations will go to the Sing Yung Dragon and Lion Dance Association.
Ohana STEAM Night 16Feb
This is a preregistration event in partnership with Hardware Science Hawaii. Flyers will be sent home with registration information.
Date: 16 Feb
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Hickam Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Aloha Transition Center (PCNC) Updates
The Parent-Community Networking Centers (PCNCs) serve to create supportive partnerships among our student's home, school, and community for the purposes of supporting their success in education.
Visit our webpage to find information about volunteering opportunities and school-level events.
If you are in need of support or would like to find out what community services are available, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website. We love talking with our families!
PCNC Coffee Hour: Sixth Grade Families
This is a great time to relax and mingle with other families in your grade level. We would love to hear from you! Mahalo Hickam Library Friends for your book donation for our students.
Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024, 08:00 AM
Anchored4Life Quote of the Month!
“ Learn from yesterday, live for today, Hope for tomorrow.”
– Albert Einstein
Anchored4Life Team Leader, Grade 4
Purple Star NORBERT Hawaii Award
The Purple Star School Program is designed to assist and recognize schools that respond to the educational and social-emotional challenges faced by military-connected children during their transition to a new school and their work to keep these students on track to be college, workforce, and community-ready. The award criteria includes having student-led transition services for incoming and outgoing students, addressing key educational transition issues encountered by children of military families, participating and engaging in military partnerships, and having an effective parent and community network program.
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2024, 06:00 PM
L & L
If you would like to join our PTO, please email email@example.com. Membership forms will be sent home soon.
Ice Pop Wednesday
If you're interested in helping with Ice Pop sales after school on Wednesdays! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4bafa622a2fa7-otterpop2?useFullSite=true#/
Fundraising for the National Amazing Shake Competition
Thank you to everybody for supporting our Sweet Success Chex Mix and Panda Fundraiser! All the money that we receive from these fundraisers will go to help support three of our students who will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia in March to attend and compete in the National Amazing Shake Competition.
We will be having one more Panda Fundraiser on Friday, February 23, 2024. It will be available NATIONWIDE all day long!! A flyer will be sent home with your child closer to the event date. Please note that the code is different than the one in January, so please don't reshare the old code. The online order code is 920500.
For those of you who purchased Ono Sweet Chex Mix, Chex Mix will be available for pick up on Thursday, March 14 from 1-3:30 pm in the ATC!
TECHNOLOGY WITH MR. MOORE
Choose Love - Social Emotional Learning Unit
Hickam Elementary School's Social Emotional Learning program is called Choose Love. This quarter we are focusing on Forgiveness. "Forgiveness means choosing to let go of anger and resentment toward yourself or someone else, to surrender thoughts of revenge, and to move forward with your personal power intact."
-Choose Love Movement
After School Club Spotlight: Basketball Teams
Our basketball teams competed in the Radford Complex Tournament at Radford High School last month. Both teams did exceptionally well, playing 5 back to back games requires determination and perseverance. A big mahalo to Coach Bunting and Coach Barrientes for teaching our students the fundamentals of basketball and the more important life lessons of resiliency, hard work, communication, and teamwork. Congratulations on a job well done!
We are still looking to hire part-time positions:
- Substitute Teachers- we are always in need of substitute teachers. Click on the link if interested. https://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/Employment/JobOpportunities/Pages/Substitute-teachers.aspx
- Paraprofessional tutors and part-time teachers. Duties include supporting students with various content areas and assisting with recess and lunch supervision duties. If interested, please use the Contact Us button on the bottom of the school's webpage, hickam.k12.hi.us. Thanks!
Important Dates to Know
Feb 5 (Mon) - Waiver Day - No school for students
Feb 6 (Tue) - PTO General Meeting (6 pm )
Feb 7 (Wed) - 6th Grade Promotion/Club Picture Day
Feb 8 (Thur) - Lion Dance Assembly
Feb 10 (Sat) - Speech Festival at Aliamanu Middle School
Feb 12 (Mon) - Teacher Institute Day - No school for students
Feb 14 (Wed) - Valentine's Day ( Wear red, pink and/or white)
Feb 16 (Fri) - Ohana STEAM Night
Feb 19 (Mon) - Presidents' Day - No School
Feb 21 (Wed) - PCNC Coffee Hour -6th Grade
Feb 23 (Fri) - College T-Shirt Day
Feb 23 (Fri) - Panda Express Fundraiser Night (online order code 920500)
Mar 15 (Fri) - Curriculum Fair