The Heart of Haleʻiwa
December 10, 2021 Volume II Issue IX
In this Issue...
- Robotic Competition: North Shore Vex IQ Tournament
- Haleʻiwa Elementary's Essence/ Choose Love Christmas Tree
- Santa Claus visits Haleʻiwa Elementary
- Literacy Corner: Scholastic Book Fair
- Kindergarten Garden Update by Ms. Brooks
- Third Grade Writing Club: What are your Top 5 Memories from 2021?
- Digital Citizenship
- Haleʻiwa Ohana Nights: Spreading Kindness by Ms. Yonting
- Education as a Social Determinant of Health by Nurse Connie
- Kākou Connection December 2021 by Mrs. Nakamura
Robotic Competition: North Shore Vex IQ Tournament
This past Saturday (12/4/21) both fifth and sixth grade robotics teams had the opportunity to compete at the North Shore Vex IQ Tournament at Waialua High/Intermediate gym. It was our first full day, in person event since January 2020. Although both teams brought their game faces, they represented our school and community with class, while emulating the essence of Haleiwa.
Congratulations to both teams on their top 3 finishes (out of 12 teams). We dedicate our 2021-2022 season to all the families in our community who have been impacted by various challenges in 2021. We are rooting for you.
Mr. Jared Haiola
Canefires and Mililani Mechs receive the Teamwork Champion Award
96712A (Grade 5) Canefires Team
Mr. Haiola - Teacher of the Year; Liam holding the Robot Skills 2nd Place Award trophy; Pressli with the Teamwork Champion and the Innovate Award trophies
Haleʻiwa Elementary's Essence/ Choose Love Christmas Tree
Our students painted wooden ornaments in the shape of: stars, hearts, butterflies, rainbows, taro, plumeria, and of course- ʻiwa birds.
Santa Claus visits Haleʻiwa Elementary
Mahalo! Scholastic Book Fair Fundraiser
Kindergarten Garden Update
by Ms. Brooks
This week they were able to harvest the lettuce and take it home to their families. It was a very exciting day. They can’t wait for their tomatoes and carrots to be ready!
Third Grade Writing Club: What are your Top 5 Memories from 2021?
by Kaleo Jorgensen
by Mason Sebetich
Click on the picture below for more information.
Haleʻiwa Ohana Nights: Spreading Kindness
by Ms. Yonting
Aloha Hale'iwa Families,
For our Hale'iwa Ohana Nights activity, we thought it would be a great idea to do something that your kids are also doing in school and that is spreading kindness. Spreading kindness is like a ripple effect and it only takes one person to be kind to start the effect. For the activity, families can create a sign and post the sign on the fence or in your yard with a positive and kind word. For example, "Spread Aloha," "Stay Positive," "Be Strong," and "Be Forgiving" the list is endless.
The families can also draw a picture and post it in the window of your house or your car for the community to admire while passing. Attached is "Inspiring Words of Kindness" to help you and your Ohana come up with ideas. Have fun spreading love and kindness in our Hale'iwa community. It could honestly make someone's day!
Click on the file below for some inspiring words for kindness.
"Where there is kindness, there is goodness and where there is goodness, there is magic." -Cinderella
Staying in school has shown to improve a person’s long term health, life-expectancy, and economic outcomes for the future. In other words, the better educated a person becomes, the more likely they are to live a healthier, longer life and achieve economic stability.
We currently have a country-wide problem of chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism presents not just missed opportunities for children to learn academically, but also missed opportunities for engagement and interaction that help children grow emotionally and socially.
Common health problems in children today include uncontrolled asthma and mental health considerations. To holistically support a child, schools and healthcare providers can partner in identifying health factors that prevent a child from fully participating and attending school much sooner than later.
It is important for parents to include discussions about their child’s school attendance with their healthcare providers. Together, education and healthcare can enhance children’s potential for successful and productive lives.
For more information on education as a social determinant of health, please click on the link below: