The Heart of Haleʻiwa

May 27, 2022 Volume II Issue XVIII

In this Issue...

  • Principal's End of the Year Message
  • 6th Grade Graduation
  • A hui hou Mrs. Kauffman & Ms. Yonting
  • Kindergarten Bubbles Activity
  • 1st Grade: Foil Creations
  • Robotics VEX World Championship video
  • Q4 Hawaii Reads Challenge Winners
  • Literacy Corner: Summer Reading Challenge and Sora app
  • Free Summer Lunches at WHIS
  • Happy Summer!

Principal's End of the Year Message

Aloha Hale`iwa Families!

The school year has finally come to an end. The year was filled with MANY challenges as COVID continued to impact our daily lives in school and out of school. But despite the difficulties, we were able to make many wonderful memories. We were able to bring back our annual traditions of the Halloween March, Santa picture taking and our Egg Dash. We also had our first "Pop Up Market", which was our first in person family activity in two years! It was a smashing success and we are already excited about planning another market for next year.

Of course, we cannot close the year out without mentioning the amazing robotics season this year. Not only did our teams win the state championship, but we also made it to the division finals in the Worlds Competition in Dallas, Texas.

We were also able to celebrate an in person graduation for our 6th graders. It was a beautiful day for a wonderful group of young men and women. We wish our 6th graders the very best as they continue their educational journey.

It is with great sadness that we must say "goodbye" to two of our outstanding faculty members. Mrs. Nahibi Kauffman will be relocating to the mainland at the end of this school year. Mrs. Kauffman served as a kindergarten, fourth grade and second grade teacher during her time at Hale`iwa. She made a significant impact on all of her students in the different grades that she taught. Ms. Nicole Yonting, our counselor, will be fulfilling her dream to return to her alma mater, Mililani High School, to serve as a counselor there. Ms. Yonting was very popular amongst all of our students because of her positive energy and willingness to help any student at any time. Both Mrs. Kauffman and Ms. Yonting will be missed. The schools that they are going to will be very lucky to have them!

Finally, I would like to send a huge "thank you" to the faculty and staff of Hale`iwa. They have worked tremendously hard this year and deserve to rest and refresh during the summer. I would also like to thank all of our families for your support and understanding this year. We would not have been able to make it through such a difficult year without your patience and willingness to work with us through the challenges. I hope everyone has a safe summer filled with joy and relaxation.


Malaea Wetzel


Sixth Grade Graduation

Congratulations to our 6th grade students!

A hui hou Mrs. Kauffman

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Mrs. Kauffman will be moving to Virginia to be reunited with her family. She is going to miss everyone at Haleʻiwa Elementary- the students, helpful staff, and the community. She is hoping to return one day!

A hui hou Ms. Yonting

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Ms. Yonting has been working at Haleʻiwa Elementary for the past four years. She is looking forward to her new role as a high school counselor.

Kindergarten Bubbles Activity

by Ms. Mori & Ms. Brooks

The school year has come to an end and we are so proud of all the accomplishments our students have made throughout the year. To celebrate all of their successes, the Kindergarten classes had a bubble activity on Tuesday. Students made their own bubble wands with two straws and a string. Everyone had a blast trying to make the biggest bubble.

First Grade: Foil Creations

by Mrs. Lee

Fun With Foil
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Literacy Corner: #808Reads 2022 Summer Challenge Launch Party

#808Reads 2022 Summer Challenge Launch Party
10-digit student ID # is on your child's report card

Shared eBook Collection via Sora

Check out the Sora Sweet Reads unlimited checkout titles available from May 4th. Sora, the student reading app, provides 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. What better way to engage your student's mind than through reading. Students simply log in with their 10-digit student ID number and instantly access thousands of ebooks and audiobooks on virtually any device. If prompted, the setup code is HIDOE. (10-digit student ID # is on your child's report card) .

Robotics VEX World Championship video- skills competition (programming)

VEX Robotics 2022

Free Summer Lunches at WHIS

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