The Heart of Hale'iwa
May 12, 2023 Volume III Issue XVI
In this Issue...
An AMAZE-ing Experience in Dallas
- Robotics Celebration
- Upcoming Schedule
- EOEL Public Preschool Registration for 3 and 4 Year Olds
- EOEL: Our Community
- Kindergarten Registration
- First Grade: Musical Instruments
- Literacy Corner: #808Reads Virtual Summer Reading Challenge
- School Menu App: Nutrislice
- Be Kind to Your Mind Resources by Mrs. Nakamura
- Summer: Ocean Day Keiki Art Contest
An AMAZE-ing Experience in Dallas
When the 6th grade robotics team returned from the VEX IQ World Championship, Mrs. Wetzel asked them what their favorite part of their trip was. The students didn’t even mention anything about the AMAZE award they won. Instead, they talked about meeting people from all over the world … from Taiwan, China, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and many places throughout the Unites States. The students made new friends and enjoyed seeing many familiar faces. They were especially excited to see the Tigerbots - a team from Tara Oaks Elementary in Collierville, Tennessee. Both the Canefires and the Tigerbots were in the same division at last year’s World Championship. This year, both teams were again paired up in the Finals … Match #7 on the Tesla field in the Technology Division. Although they were disappointed with their final score of 184 points, both teams were presented with one of ten awards. The Canefires won the Amaze award and the Tigerbots won the Design award. This was truly an experience that will last a lifetime for the Canefires.
Robotics AMAZE-ing Celebration
The entire school planned a surprise celebration to welcome back and congratulate the Canefires upon their return home from Dallas. Each grade level was able to present a special surprise for our robotics team.
The EOEL Public Prekindergarten Program is provided in collaboration with the Hawai’i Department of Education. The program provides high-quality learning experiences that address children’s physical development and health, social and emotional development, cognition, language and literacy, and approaches to learning.
Next school year, our EOEL Public Pre-K Program will ALSO be serving 3-year-olds who are in the two years prior to kindergarten entry starting in SY 23-24. The priority will still be extended to those who are underserved or in at-risk situations. The application for families is updated and is live on the EOEL website. If you have questions, feel free to contact the office.
EOEL: Our Community
by Mrs. Angelica
We have been working hard in our classroom giving back to different local businesses and organizations! As we are ending our unit on Community, we decided to focus on some special ones in Hale'iwa! We have been painting a driftwood piece for Hale'iwa Outrigger Canoe Club to display at their canoe site, decorating take out bags for Seven Brothers Cheeseburgers, and turned our classroom's pretend center into our very own Rainbow Bridge Gift shop! It is so beautiful to see our students working hard to give back to our community!
If your child is attending Kindergarten next school year, please come to the office soon to register him/her. Our Kindergarten Camp runs June 5-23 and we would love all of our Kindergarteners to attend. They will get to know their teachers, meet their classmates, and begin learning classroom routines that will help them when school begins.
by Mrs. Lee
Last week we read a story about sound and musical instruments. The kids created their own musical instruments with recycled materials and things in nature. Click on the video below:
Join the #808Reads virtual summer reading program to read, learn, & play all summer long!
The virtual program will include a reading challenge, access to the Sora shared eBook collection, live virtual author visits, online book discussions, and other engaging and fun summer activities selected especially for elementary, middle, and high school students by a team of certified school librarians.
Sign up using the link below. Registered participants will receive customized reminders and be eligible for rewards and recognition.
School Menu App: Nutrislice
Our school launched a new interactive digital dining software for our school menus. The app, called Nutrislice, provides users with virtual menu browsing, menu nutritional information, access to a nutritional calculator, menu translations and more. If you are interested in trying out this new platform on your mobile device, please download the free Nutrislice app from the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and search for our school's menu. If you have questions about the software, please contact the HIDOE School Food Services Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access the website here: https://centraloahu.nutrislice.com/menu/haleiwa-elementary
Be Kind to Your Mind Resources by Mrs. Nakamura
Ocean Day Keiki Art Contest
Come celebrate Ocean Day with Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea at Waimea Valley on Saturday, June 10th, 2023, 9am-2pm! This event is free and open to the public.
Keiki up to age 17 can participate in our "Healthy Ocean Habitats" art contest to help bring awareness to the importance of healthy marine ecosystems.
• Art must be submitted on a 22"x28" piece of poster board or cardboard, landscape.
• Medium can be anything (crayon, marker, paint, watercolor, collage, etc.) as long as the poster can be hung without the art falling off.
• Winners will be selected based on theme and creativity in the following age groups: 5-8, 9-12, 13-17.
• All posters must include the following on the back: Name, age, contact phone number, school or area of residence. All art will be photographed and used on various media platforms. Public credit will be given by first name and age only.
• All entries must be submitted no later than June 9th by arranging a drop-off with MPW (schedule by emailing email@example.com).
• Entries will be on display at Ocean Day in Waimea Valley on June 10th and winners will be announced at 1pm. Judging panel includes MPW, Waimea Valley, and Ocean Stewardship representatives.
• The top winners in each category will win passes to Waimea Valley, Gift Certificates to Pūpūkea Grill, MPW swag, and more!
For questions or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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