The Heart of Haleʻiwa

April 1, 2022 Volume II Issue XV

In this Issue...

  • Pop Up Market April 13
  • Haleʻiwa Heart picture
  • Outdoor Learning Classroom
  • Kindergarten: Mural
  • 3rd Grade: Third Grade: Zero Waste Crew
  • 4th Grade: Hula Performance
  • 6th Grade: Recycling & Green Writing - What do you do to live in a green way?
  • Literacy Corner: Vocabulary Fun Winners and Scholastic Book Fair
  • Gratitude Grams
  • Spring FUNdraising Continues
  • Under the Lights at WHIS
  • Kākou Connection

Save the Date: Pop Up Market April 13

We are so excited to finally be able to have our families back on campus! We will have our first in person family activity on Wednesday, April 13 from 3:00 PM until 4:30 PM. Please bring your family to participate in a combination of a student showcase and mini fundraiser. Each class is hosting a different station.

When you come, you will find:

  • Tie dye shirts for sale in Kindergarten
  • Chrysalis, flowers, card, and start up plants for sale in first grade
  • Try a poi smoothie sample in second grade
  • See a zero waste station demo and buy some yummy rice crispy treats with cranberries in third grade
  • Learn all about kalo and design/make your own book cover in fourth grade
  • Stop by the concession stand run by fifth grade for some delicious treats
  • Donate your HI5 Recycle or buy chili pepper water and plants in sixth grade
  • Stop by the cafeteria to shop at Preschool's rummage sale
  • Milkweed starter plants for sale in EOEL
  • Take family pictures in our classroom photo booth
  • Gratitude Grams for sale by our counselors
  • Succulent plants sold by A+ students that they have been growing in our greenhouse
  • Family fun activities- something for everyone to enjoy!

We look forward to seeing you!

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Haleʻiwa Heart

Our school was finally able to take a Haleʻiwa Heart picture together after two years!
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Outdoor Learning Classroom

Our DOE Facilities has been instrumental in helping us add outdoor spaces for learning. During Spring Break, an addition was added to the back of our J-6 classroom to create an outdoor learning space. All of our classes have the opportunity to sign up to use the space. This space allows everyone to not only enjoy fresh air, but also a magnificent view of the ocean and mountains. Oh, and butterflies from the butterfly garden next door!

We would like to send a special mahalo to: Lionel Villarmia, William Crowell, Danny Selga Jr., Bruce Namba, Wendell Cabe, Carl Wilson, and Glen Oshiro for helping in the construction of our outdoor classroom.

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Kindergarten: Murals

The Kindergarten classes have been busy creating beautiful murals for their classrooms. They brainstormed together and came up with ideas on what they wanted to paint. Once the ideas were discussed they all agreed that they wanted to paint an ocean and a rainbow. They practiced with paint and paper a few weeks before starting the mural. They officially started panting the wall after spring break and have done such an amazing job. We are so excited about how it has turned out!
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Third Grade: Is TV Good To Watch?

by Mrs. Felz

Our third graders have started turning our 5-sentence paragraphs into 5-paragraph essays!

Check out Harley Toki's amazing outline and how she transformed it into an essay!

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Fourth Grade: Hula Performance

by Ms. Yonekura

Our 4th Grade Classes participated in a very momentous event in which they dedicated the Kahiko Chant "Liliʻue" to honor our last reigning monarch Queen Liliʻuokalani, who was a very special queen who loved children, song, and dance. This hula was a dance to honor her.

The very special part of this event is that 41 other 4th Graders around the island of Hawaiʻi also simultaneously danced this song together! The 4th Graders practiced daily in school, and at home. Each student was so excited to be part of this special event. With the help of Kumu Kuʻuipo we incorporated Hawaiian Cultural practices and created our own Kiheiʻs with our own Ohekapala artwork. Each studentʻs designed their own kiheiʻs with our school colorʻs, which purple was also a favorite color of the Queen.

This hula performance helped us learn many new skills, and most importantly, we learned the importance of helping each other, dancing together, and creating our sense of ʻOhana amongst our students, families, and staff. Very awesome job 4th Graders! You represented our school, community, and your families well. Mahalo Nui Loa for all that you do.

Please click on the video below to watch the performance.

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4th Grade Hula performance

Sixth Grade: Recycling

by Robert Turley

Our sixth grade robotics team at Haleiwa Elementary is hoping to gather HI5 recycling to fund our trip to the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas. There are six of us on the sixth grade robotics team, and there are many expenses to cover during our travels such as the flight to Texas, the hotel payment, and the competition itself.

All contributions would be a big help. But you won’t just be helping our team, you will also be helping the planet by recycling your waste instead of throwing it away and ending up in landfills or oceans. Collectively, out of the 254 million tons of trash Americans can produce in one year, we recycle about 34.3 percent of it.

Every can or bottle is worth one nickel and anything will help.

We have worked hard to get to the Robotics World Championships in Dallas, Texas. So we want it to be worth it every step of the way.

If you can donate bottles to us, we will be very grateful. So please, consider donating to Haleiwa Elementary School Robotics Team. All the proceeds would go to the robotics team. Any donation will cover some of our expenses. We hope to have our entire robotics team travel to Dallas, Texas. Our parents will appreciate the support to help us go to the championship in Dallas, Texas. It would be very nice if you could donate to us. Not only are you helping us, but you're saving this planet. Each can in the ocean or on land is very harmful for the environment and sea creatures.

Our robotics season has come so far this year and has been very rewarding. It would be even more rewarding if you partner with us by donating to help us. MAHALO!

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Green Writing - What do you do to live in a green way?

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Literacy Corner: Vocabulary Fun Spring Break Family Activities

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our Spring Break Vocabulary Fun activities. We were able to have many winners for our raffle. Congratulations to Mrs. Canon for winning the $25 gift card as well. We hope everyone continues to practice their vocabulary words and also learned some new strategies to learn new words.
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Scholastic Book Fair

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser. Students will be able to purchase their books between April 11 and April 14 from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Our book fair will also be open until 4:30 PM during our April 13 Pop Up Market family activity.

Check out our site:

Families can set up eWallet to pay during the book fair.

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Choose Love: Gratitude Grams

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Spring FUNdraiser

Our Spring FUNdraiser continues! Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to donate. MAHALO!
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Under the Lights April 16 at WHIS

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Kākou Connection

by Mrs. Nakamura