The Heart of Hale'iwa
February 16, 2023 Volume III Issue XI
In this Issue...
- Order your Yearbook
- Last Monday Funday for Quarter 3
- Robotics Parade
- Kindergarten: Love Bugs
- First Grade: Parent Activity
- Second Grade: Engineering
- Third Grade: Makahiki Games
- Waialua Complex Fitness Day
- Sixth Grade: Registration Night
- Literacy Corner: Family Literacy Night
- Choose Love: Forgiveness
- Hale'iwa Outrigger Canoe Club Sign ups
- Keiki Healthy Smiles
- Parent School Quality Survey
Order your Yearbook
Last Monday Funday for Quarter 3
We've had four fun weeks of Monday Funday. Monday Funday will return on April 3rd and will continue for all four weeks in April. If any student is interested in joining a Monday Funday class, we do have a limited amount of spots available. Please contact our school for more information.
We are so proud of our Robotics team for bringing home the state championship AGAIN! We were thrilled to have a small parade for them in our big field and to have the Waialua High and Intermediate Band to play for us! Click on the video below to watch the parade!
Kindergarten: Love Bugs
by Ms. Brooks
Ms. Brooks’ class made love bugs for Valentine’s Day and then wrote about them in their journals. The love bugs were a hit! The bugs were made from fuzzy balls and they attached antennas, wings, heart feet and little hearts around them. The students wrote about what their love bugs looked like, what they could do and why they loved them.
First Grade: Parent Activity
by Mrs. Lee
First graders were able to teach their parents how to make their own butterfly rod puppet.
Second Grade: Engineering
by Ms. Onek
2nd grade worked on engineering this week. Students used critical thinking skills to use materials and make their own design. Then, they got to launch Valentine Candy Hearts.
Third Grade: Makahiki Games
by Mr. Baker
3rd Grade got to experience some Makahiki games with their Kumu Kuʻuipo during Hawaiian Studies. It was a great way for them to learn about Hawaiian culture, and to take a break from class and enjoy some time outside.
Waialua Complex Fitness Day
by Mrs. Villalpando
We had a blast during our fitness day at Waialua District Park. Students participated in different activities such as Javelin Throw, Blender Biker, Huli Chicken, and Yoga. Students were also exposed to the proper way to perform CPR.
Sixth Grade: Registration
Literacy Corner: Family Literacy Night
Choose Love: 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.
There are scientifically proven benefits from those who practice Forgiveness with the Choose Love program.
Check out the visual below to find ways to practice forgiveness this week.
Hale'iwa Outrigger Canoe Club
Calling all ocean lovers! Our fifth-grade teacher and paddling coach, Ms. Felz, announced the 2023 Open House for Hale'iwa Outrigger Canoe Club (ages 9+)! She also revealed a new merit scholarship opportunity for Hale'iwa student-athletes. Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 will receive a flyer with information. You may also direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keiki Healthy Smiles
by Nurse Connie
Preventing tooth decay in children improves overall health and helps children achieve academic success. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, please read about two events below that will help enhance our keikis ability to stay healthy and ready to learn.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) is holding their annual HDS Tooth Fairy Fun Day on Sunday, February 26th from 10am to 2pm @ the Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center. Families can have some fun while keiki can learn how to take better care of their teeth! For more detailed information on this free event for keiki and families, Please click on this link: https://www.hawaiidentalservice.com/toothfairyfunday
Dental Screening and Sealant Event Coming to Our School
Tooth decay and cavities remain the number 1 disease in childhood. I am happy to announce that your child’s school will be offering dental screenings and dental sealants to all 2nd and 3rd grade students on Tuesday, April 11th, 2023. Parents and guardians will receive informational packets and consent forms. For those parents and guardians who would like for their keikis to participate, please look out for the consent forms that will be sent from school and please check yes. Hawaii Keiki’s school based oral health screening program aims to bridge the gap in the prevention of tooth decay in children. Dental sealants can be applied to back teeth (molars) as long as they are healthy so they can be protected from cavities.
For more information, please click on this link https://nursing.hawaii.edu/hawaii-keiki/dental-sealant-program/
There is still time to complete the School Quality Survey for each child that attends Hale'iwa Elementary. Click on the link below, select our school, and answer the questions.
Hawaii State Department of Education School Year 2022-23 SCHOOL QUALITY SURVEY for Parents / Guardians
Thank you for taking the time to complete our confidential survey. Whether your child is physically going to school, attending online sessions, or both, please give us your opinion about your child's school. It will take about 10 minutes to complete this survey (Responses are not saved so please complete it in one sitting.)