Catch the Wind Staff Bulletin

4/4 - 4/8

State Science Fair Winner!

Congratulations to 6th Grader, Mia for winning the first place award in the Jr. Research Division from Hawaii Botanical Society! She received a $120 cash prize! Way to go Mia!

Thank You for Recycling!

Thank you to all of you who came to our Aloha Aina Recycling Drive! It was a great success and we provided a way for our community to dispose of items in an environment-friendly way! Thank you to the staff who helped us too!

This Week's Events

April 4

  • Q3 STAR Party
  • Grade 4 HSA Science Assessment in B1 and the Lab from 8:30 - 11:40 am
  • Core/RTI Team Meeting from 8:15 am - 2:15 pm in the lab. See schedule.

April 5

  • Trisha is out at Renaissance Place training
  • Grade K articulation at 12:30 pm

April 6

  • Grade 3 articulation at 10:15 am in B1
  • Committee meetings at 2:00 pm

April 7

  • Grade 4 articulation at 10:15 am in B1
  • Grade 1 articulation at 12:30 pm in B1

April 8

  • Yellow Ribbon Day Assembly at 8:30 am in the cafeteria
  • Grade 5 and 6 articulation after assembly in B1
  • Grade 2 articulation at 12:30 pm in B1

April 9

  • We Love `Aikahi at 6:00 pm at Kaneohe Yacht Club

Attention GLCs

See Gail's email about POs and closing out the school year.

This Wednesday at Leadership meeting, we will go over the Master Calendar dates for SY 2016-17. Please bring any dates that you know of so far. Melanie Moore, our new PTA President for next year will be there sharing the PTA calendar also.

Curriculum Maps and Peer Visits

Curriculum Map Timeline

  • Personal Q1Math Diary Map due 4/20
  • Grade Level Q1 Curriculum Map due 5/18

If you haven't scheduled a peer visit or need to reschedule one, please let Trisha know who you would like visit.

Smarter Balanced Assessment

Students in grades 3-6 will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) starting the second week of April. A letter will go home in this week's Tuesday folder with your parents with your class' specific testing dates and times.

Library and computer classes will remain at it's usual scheduled time. Elodie and Gayle will be conducting class in your room, unless told otherwise.

Testing Schedule:

  • Grade 3: April 11 - 15

  • Grade 4: April 18 - 22

  • Grade 5 and 6: April 25 - 29

We Love `Aikahi

Tickets for We Love ‘Aikahi are still on sale now. Get dressed up and join us for dinner and dancing at the Kaneohe Yacht Club. Donations for the auction portion of the evening are currently being collected in the PCNC Room. Or if you would prefer, please donate a desert. All proceeds will directly benefit our school and our students through the PTA. Our PTA sponsors our Art, Music porgrams, Classroom Supplies, Enrichment Scholarships and much much more.

Color Fun Run

`Aikahi PTA is hosting a Color Fun Run on Saturday, April 30, 2016. `Aikahi students are free. Parents, teachers, and family will pay a $10 registration fee.

This is a fundraiser for the `Aikahi PTA. The PTA understands that this has been a very active fundraising school year. The 2015-16 school year has brought many new and exciting positive changes. These changes have resulted in many more funding requests for the PTA. Our hope is that with the success of this fundraiser, we can limit the amount of fundraisers for the 2016-17 school year and focus on just a few of our most successful events going forward.

For information, visit

The color run packet went home in last week's Tuesday folder. Gina Salehi is in charge of this event. If you have any questions, email her at

Box Tops Challenge!

The Student Council is hosting another Box Tops challenge. The class that has collected the most Box Top sheets by April 15th will win an Ice Cream Sundae party! If you need any extra sheets, click here.

Upcoming Events

April 11 - 15: Grade 3 SBA Testing

April 12: Report Cards due to Gayle for printing; Grade 4 and 6 FT: HTY

April 13: Q3 Report Cards go home; Grade Level Meeting

April 18 - 22: Grade 4 SBA Testing

April 25 - 29: Grade 5 and 6 SBA Testing