The Heart of Haleʻiwa
September 16, 2022 Volume III Issue III
In this Issue...
- Congratulations to Mr. Jared Haiola -- Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua's Teacher of the Year Nominee
- Special Thanks to our Shirt Sponsors
- Faces of Our School: Mr. Haiola and Mr. Baker
- Spirit Week
- Homecoming Parade
- EOEL: Sense of Belonging
- Kindergarten: If You Give a Dog a Donut Parent Activity
- First Grade: Caterpillar Hunt
- Literacy Corner: Sora app
- Counselor Message: Attendance
- Upcoming Grade Level Parent Activities
Seesaw for Families
Parent Engagement Matters by Mrs. Nakamura
Free COVID Tests
Congratulations to Mr. Jared Haiola -- Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua's Teacher of the Year Nominee
On August 31, we celebrated Mr. Haiola's nomination with a surprise assembly in his honor. Complex Area Superintendent Bob Davis was at the assembly and officially declared August 31, 2022 as "Mr. Haiola Day". We unveiled a very special banner to celebrate Mr. Haiola's achievement. Hopefully you have seen the banner hanging on our fence.
Sadly, the banner was found torn off of the fence on Thursday morning. There was no way that we were going to give our teacher of the year nominee a torn banner. We called Aiea Copy Center, who printed the original banner. We asked them if they could fix the banner that was torn. Instead, they said that they would give us a brand new banner -- free of charge! While it is disappointing that someone would tear down a banner of our teacher who has given so much to our students, it is wonderful to have businesses like Aiea Copy Center who are so generous in helping us to remedy the unfortunate incident.
Congratulations Mr. Haiola!
Thank you Aiea Copy Center!
Special Thanks to our Shirt Sponsors
sponsoring our school t-shirt this year!
Your generous donation has made it possible for all of our students, faculty, staff, and school volunteers to have a shirt free of charge. We’re so grateful for Community Partners like you!
Faces of Our School
Education: Kahuku High School and BYU- Hawaii
Teaching Experience: About 21 years
Hobbies: Window shopping, traveling, chauffeur for his daughter and friend
Favorite Quote: “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard,” by Tim Notke
Favorite Teacher: Mr. Kanemoto (Agriculture): He created engaging lessons that helped me access complex concepts and make connections. He created a learning environment where taking risks was encouraged. No matter how wrong I was at times, I was credited for trying.
What sets our school apart is that we foster students' broader dimensions that are important for overall success. These include social and emotional learning, creativity and innovation, positive attitudes to learning, and citizenship.
3rd Grade Teacher
Education: Bachelors in Finance, Sped and Gen Ed Teacher Certificate
Teaching Experience: 5 years
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Favorite Movie: Lord of the Rings
The book I recommend students to read is Sideway Stories at Wayside School.
What sets our school apart is that we care for our students like family.
We hope everyone had a fun first Spirit Week of the school year!
A special thanks to our chaperones: Mrs. Yamakawa, Mrs. Dolan, Mrs. Terada, and Mr. Williams.
EOEL: Sense of Belonging
by Mrs. Angelica
Kindergarten: If You Give a Dog a Donut Parent Activity
by Ms. Brooks
First Grade: Caterpillar Hunt
by Mrs. Lee
Lately we haven't found many but they keep on looking. We'll make a data chart of how many chrysalis we have and then one for how many butterflies emerged.
Literacy Corner: Reading Aloud at Home
Our current reading challenge ...
Counselor Message: Attendance
Upcoming Grade Level Parent Activities
Seesaw for Families
The Power of Positive, Ongoing Communication
Family involvement is one of the best predictors of student success. Connecting families
on Seesaw opens lines of communication centered on student learning and engages
families to support learning at home. Families can "like" and comment on their child's posts, receive announcements, and privately message the teacher. If you're not connected to Seesaw yet, please view the video below for more information on how to get connected.
If you need a QR code or invite, please let your child's teacher know.