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Friday, December 23, 2016

12/22 - 1/10

Enjoy your Winter Break. Hope it’s happy and healthy.
Those moving, we wish you safe travels and the best of luck in your new school.
Those returning next year, we look forward to seeing you Tuesday, January 10

The office will be open during the winter break.
You can make payment for school buses or to your meal account.

Moving?
If you notify us during the break your packet would not be ready till after teachers return in January.


School Meal Accounts
Our school lunch policy is to permit 1 lunch loan per student.
We send home negative balance slips daily, low balance slips on Wednesday, and also email and make phone call reminders. 
Please update your contact information with the school if it has changed.
Beginning January 2017, we will no longer serve students who owe more than $5.00.  
These students, regardless of age, will spend lunch in the office away from peers who have food. It is a parent’s responsibility to ensure that their child’s meal account is current.
Families who do not correct their debt and are unresponsive to notices will be referred to the Army School Liaison Office in addition to other agencies as we see fit.
If you need assistance with paying for meals please apply for free/reduced meals at https://www.ezmealapp.com/.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact the Army School Liaison Office at 655-8326.

School Happenings

Tues. Jan. 10        School returns for the 2nd semester

Community Happenings

Dec. 4 – 30 Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours leave Ward Village. Cost is $7.75 per person. Take a ride through the city’s most anticipated light show. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Food bank. Check website for hours. Ward-village.com/trolley

Dec. 21 – Jan. 8   Keiki under 48 inches tall are invited to ride a scale-model locomotive at Pearlridge Center Uptown Center Court. Cost is $3.50 per child. Times of availability are listed online. Visit pearlridgeonline.com

Dec. 28      Mililani Public Library presents a free screening of Captain America: Civil War from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. There will be comic book giveaways.  Call 627-7470

Ongoing

Oct. 8 – Jan. 8           Bishop Museum says Let’s Explore space, plants, animals and rain forests with Dora and Diego of the Nickelodeon shows.  Bishopmuseum.org

Wednesdays         Tech Park Mart. Farmers market is open from 9am - 1pm on Wednesdays at 100 Kahelu Ave. in Mililani Tech Park. Features local produce, plate lunches, baked goods, eco-friendly products and more Call (808) 625-8915

Contests


Youth in Central Oahu have until Jan. 31, 2017 to submit entries for the 3rd annual Hawaii Next 50 Contest.  Open to students in grade 4 – 12. Participants must first read former Gov. George Ariyoshi’s book, Hawaii: The past 50 years, The next 50 years.  Entrants must then address the following prompt in an essay, poster or video: “Looking ahead to the next 50 years”  Imagine how we can use current technology or future technology to create more affordable, housing, achieve food sustainability or promote new and innovative industries.  Winners will be honored on the floor of the state House of Representatives, attend a luncheon with legislators and receive a monetary prize.  To request a copy of the book and for contest rules and more information, visit hawaiinext50.com 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

12/16 - 12/21

Payment for Quarter 3and 4 bus service can be made at any time. The office will be open during the winter break.


If you will be PCSsing during the Christmas break please notify the office so that we can have a release packet ready on your child's last day.  If you notify us during the break your packet would not be ready till after teachers return in January.

Federal Impact Aid Forms
We are continuing to collect outstanding Federal Surveys.  We will be sending out forms again for those students that have not returned their form.  Please fill in any missing info and sign and return
the next day. 

Meal Accounts
Students with negative balances cannot participate in fun class activities until their balances are paid off.
Currently we send home low / negative meal balance slips, email reminders, and make phone calls for delinquent balances. Our school policy is to permit 1 meal loan per child ($2.50 for full meals, .40 cents for reduced meals).  For the past month, our daily average is 60 students with negative meal accounts totaling around $300. 
If you have not considered applying for free/reduced meals, please stop by the office to pick up an application or apply online at https://www.ezmealapp.com/. 
Parents who do not correct their debt and are unresponsive to phone calls and emails will be referred to the Army School Liaison Office.

School Happenings

Fri. Dec. 16          PTO Holiday celebration and the school play 5pm – 7pm
        The PTO  invites  you to our 2nd annual Winter Celebration 4:45-7:00pm. A fun evening of spreading holiday cheer with friends! Watch DKIES Winter Play, Toy of the Year performance at 5pm. Enjoy a Pizza meal for $3 (Drink, Chips and Pizza) Other activities to include: Writing Letters to Santa, Holiday Crafts, Photo Ops, Cake Walk, Complimentary Hot Chocolate to take home.
And last but not least: Raffle prizes, this year the DKI PTO will be offering one raffle ticket per each item donated to our wonderful cause; "Fisher House". They rely completely on donations. They need cash, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, Books and games for adults, canned food and toys for children 0 – 13 years old. The Tripler Fisher House is a “home away from home” for families and patients receiving medical treatment at Tripler Army Medical Center and surrounding Medical Treatment facilities in Honolulu, HI.  Active duty, retirees and Veterans from all services are helped in their time of need for more information please visit https://www.tamc.amedd.army.mil/information/fisher.htm.
Mon. Dec. 19       4th Grade field trip to HTY & Chinatown

Tues. Dec. 20       2nd Grade winter Festival Program in the cafeteria at 8:30am
Kindergarten gingerbread house decorating with parents in the cafe 1-2

Wed. Dec. 21       Super Eagle Assembly in play court for honored students 8:30 – 9:30
                           Last day of the school for the 2nd Quarter and the year
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Students return to school on Monday, January 10, 2017
Have a happy safe holiday season!

Community Happenings

Dec. 4 – 30 Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours leave Ward Village. Cost is $7.75 per person. Take a ride through the city’s most anticipated light show. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Food bank. Check website for hours. Ward-village.com/trolley

Dec. 16, 17, 18      Season’s Best Craft Fair at Neal Blaisdell Center over 250 booths..  Fri. 5pm – 9pm, Saturday 10am – 7pm and Sunday 10am – 5pm. Admission is $3.  Seasonsbestcraftfair.com

Dec. 17      Baseball Clinic at Central Oahu Regional Park.  This 17th annual Pilikoko baseball Clinic is for Keiki age 11 and younger from 9am – noon And age 12 and older from 1pm – 4pm.  Participants are asked to bring a canned good donation.  Call 861-2488


Dec. 20 & 23      Christmas Shop at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church on 1679 California Ave. Open for business from 9am – 11am every Tuesday and Friday. Also thrift shop and food pantry.  Call 621-8662

Friday, December 9, 2016

12/9 - 12/16

Parking Lot - Safety first!

Parking is a challenge for everyone, but the front parking lot is for staff only in the mornings. This is to ensure that teachers have parking and can get to their class on-time. Parents parking in the lot and children running through the parking lots are of great concern. Parents can drop off their child by the cafeteria and not get out of their car.

School Happenings


Mon. Dec. 12 Attendance is important. Every day counts.


Tues. Dec. 13 Thank you for getting to class on time every day.


Wed. Dec. 14 Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am


Jingle Bell Run – Donation of $1.00 and each grade level has 20 minute run


Dress in comfortable clothes like shorts/T-shirt, wear running shoes & socks, and bring water bottles.


Pre-School/Kindergarten 8:15 - 8:45


1st Grade 8:50 - 9:20


2nd Grade 9:25 - 9:55


3rd Grade 10:00 - 10:30


4th Grade 10:35 - 11:05


5th Grade 11:10 - 11:40


Everyone is encouraged to donate $1. Our GOAL is to collect $1,000 for Oahu Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to build the new Shelter and Emergency Care/Sterilization Facility. If our school is successful in the collection of $1,000, Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School will be honored by an engraved tile on the entry reception commemorative wall.


Thurs. Dec. 15 3rd Grade field trip to Hawaii Theater for Youth


Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am


Fri. Dec. 16 PTO Holiday celebration and the school play 5pm – 7pm


The PTO would like to invite you to our 2nd annual Winter Celebration on Dec 16th 4:45-7:00pm. A fun evening of spreading holiday cheer with friends! Watch DKIES Winter Play, Toy of the Year performance at 5pm. Enjoy a Pizza meal for $3 (Drink, Chips and Pizza) Other activities to include: Writing Letters to Santa, Holiday Crafts, Photo Ops, Cake Walk, Complimentary Hot Chocolate to take home.

And last but not least: Raffle prizes, this year the DKI PTO will be offering one raffle ticket per each item donated to our wonderful cause; "Fisher House". They rely completely on donations. They need cash, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, Books and games for adults, canned food and toys for children 0 – 13 years old. The Tripler Fisher House is a “home away from home” for families and patients receiving medical treatment at Tripler Army Medical Center and surrounding Medical Treatment facilities in Honolulu, HI. Active duty, retirees and Veterans from all services are helped in their time of need for more information please visit https://www.tamc.amedd.army.mil/information/fisher.htm.

Community Happenings

Dec. 4 – 30 Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours leave Ward Village. Cost is $7.75 per person. Take a ride through the city’s most anticipated light show. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Food bank. Check website for hours. Ward-village.com/trolley

Dec. 9 2nds at Leilehua. Many food trucks in Leilehua High School parking Lot. 4pm – 7pm

Dec. 10 Craft Fair at Leilehua High School cafeteria from 9am – 2pm. FREE admission. Many vendors of crafts and food

Dec. 10 Aiea Community Christmas Parade and Fun Fair. Parade starts at Pearl Ridge Elementary School and ends at Aiea Public Library, 9am, FREE. The traditional holiday parade marches through Aiea, followed by a fun fair with food games and entertainment. aieaparade@yahoo.com

Dec. 10 Aiea Elementary School craft and Gift Fair from 9am – 2pm for FREE. Featuring more than 150 vendors selling food, handmade gifts and much more. aieahsptso@yahoo.com

Dec. 10 Mele Kalikimaka Marketplace at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall from 10am – 5pm. Admission is $3 or $3. A one-stop holiday shop catering to visitors and residents looking for a holiday gift and family activities. Melekalikimakamarketplace.com

Dec. 10 Kapolei Parade of Holiday Lights starts at 6pm on Fort Barrett Road and ends at Kealakapu Street. Kapolei hale has light display, food, cultural entertainment, music and more. 765-6622

Thursday, December 1, 2016

12/1 - 12/10

Looking for loan of the following items for Holiday Drama production. Please contact Mr. Merriam in D1 to bring items.  You can email him at Keith_Merriam@notes.k12.hi.us
A youth size Santa Suit
A youth size Mrs.. Claus suit.
Extra wrapping paper for presents
Couple of larger size dolls (Chatty Cathy, larger than Barbie)
Couple of extra clothes for aforementioned dolls

School Happenings

Thurs. Dec. 1       Copy Training from 1pm – 2pm.  Come to PCNC office, no kids allowed

Fri. Dec. 2           Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am
                                    Leilehua Complex Volleyball Tournament – team goes to compete

Mon. Dec. 5                  Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am
2nd Grade field trip to Hawaii Plantation Village - O101, O102, B3
Hour of Code after school events for families 2:30 – 3:30.
Kona Ice and Popcorn available for sale

Tues. Dec. 6                  Getting Crafty Parent Workshop 8:00 – 9:00 in Q207 – upstairs
2nd Grade field trip to Hawaii Plantation Village – B1, B2, B4

Wed. Dec. 7                  School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. Dec. 8       Kindergarten field trip to Ala Moana Mall and Honolulu Hale City Lights  


Community Happenings

Dec. 2              Mililani High School hosts 1st Friday with dozen of food trucks from 4pm – 8pm

Dec. 2              Wahiawa Town Santa Parade starts at 6:30pm at Ka’ala Elementary and goes up California Ave. to Cane Street.  Santa closes parade and gets off his float in Longs parking lot where rides and activities and live music are set up.

Dec. 3              Mililani Hometown Holiday Parade from 9am – 10:30am. Parade will begin at Mililani High School, travel down Kipapa Drive and end at Mililani Shopping Center, where more festivities are planned. 2016holidayparade@gmail.com

Dec. 3              Mililani Town Center celebrates grand reopening all day long with family activities. Santa will pose for photos 11am – 1pm.  Let it Snow at 2pm – 4pm near Zippys, FREE. Enjoy a snow play zone with 8 tons of real snow, plus crafts, games and a visit from Santa. Mililanishoppingcenter.com

Dec. 3              Honolulu City Lights Parade from 6pm – 9pm S. Beretania and King Streets downtown. Activities on the lawn of capitol and Mission Houses from 4pm – 11pm including keiki rides, food booths and much more. The city stays bright through December.  Honolulucitylights.org

Dec. 4 – 30 Honolulu City Lights Trolley Tours leave Ward Village. Cost is $7.75 per person. Take a ride through the city’s most anticipated light show. Proceeds benefit Hawaii Food bank. Check website for hours. Ward-village.com/trolley

Dec. 4              President Obama’s Neighborhood guided walking tour for FREE. Meet by the Central Union Church sign on Beretania and Punahou streets at 2pm. The final installment of this walking tour of President Barack Obama’s childhood haunts, including the hospital where he was born, his part-time employer, his old hour and more 528-0528 or unclejackinhawaii.com

Dec. 4              Pearl City Christmas Parade starts at Momilani Elementary School and ends at Pearl City Shopping center via Hoolaulea Street starts at 4pm

Dec. 5              Under the Blood Red Sun showing of the movie at Mililani Public Library 5:30pm for FREE.  Commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a screening based on the book by Graham Salisbury. This is for those 8 years old and up. RSVP online at librarieshawaii.org or 627-7470

Dec. 10      Craft Fair at Leilehua High School cafeteria from 9am – 2pm. FREE admission. Many vendors of crafts and food


Ongoing

Oct. 8 – Jan. 8           Bishop Museum says Let’s Explore space, plants, animals and rain forests with Dora and Diego of the Nickelodeon shows.  Bishopmuseum.org

Wednesdays         Tech Park Mart. Farmers market is open from 9am - 1pm on Wednesdays at 100 Kahelu Ave. in Mililani Tech Park. Features local produce, plate lunches, baked goods, eco-friendly products and more Call (808) 625-8915

Contests

Youth in Central Oahu have until Jan. 31, 2017 to submit entries for the 3rd annual Hawaii Next 50 Contest.  Open to students in grade 4 – 12. Participants must first read former Gov. George Ariyoshi’s book, Hawaii: The past 50 years, The next 50 years.  Entrants must then address the following prompt in an essay, poster or video: “Looking ahead to the next 50 years”  Imagine how we can use current technology or future technology to create more affordable, housing, achieve food sustainability or promote new and innovative industries.  Winners will be honored on the floor of the state House of Representatives, attend a luncheon with legislators and receive a monetary prize.  To request a copy of the book and for contest rules and more information, visit hawaiinext50.com