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Thursday, August 18, 2016

8/19 - 8/27

We received confirmation that we need to make checks for meals payable to: State of Hawaii - Department of Education.  On the bottom, where there's a line with For memo, write DKIES and student's or staff's name.
(The Department has been accepting checks payable to Hale Kula or Daniels K. Inouye Elementary, but we've been asked to inform our school community about the change.)

Student Early Release between 10:30 - 12:30pm
Please notify the office in writing when a student will be released prior to the ending of the school day.
If we know you are coming ahead of time, we will have the student ready and waiting at the office.
If parents show up at school during our lunch and recess period (10:30 - 12:30pm)
parents will wait at the office for the student or wait until grade K returns to class for pick up.
This release may take some time so please plan accordingly.We appreciate your assistance

Remind texts
Occasionally school sends reminder texts, sign up -- Text @dkies to 81010 
The wrong info. Was on early Chaperone Training papers this month. Sorry, this is correct now

Do you knit?
We invite any knitters out there to contribute to a project for our new library.  You can download the free pattern from Ravelry via this link: Mrs.Colte is a knitting newbie & after trial & error, she figured this out.  It's easy-peasy & a great way to use up remnants of yarn.  Only requirement?  Bright colors!  Knit one triangle or many & sign up here to indicate your interest!  We'll have a knitting meet-up.  (Link to sign up:

School Happenings

Fri. Aug. 19               NO SCHOOLStatehood Day in Hawai’i
            From our principal, Mrs. Iwase, “This Friday, we celebrate Statehood Day in Hawaii. 1959 was the year that Hawaii became the 50th state. In that same year, the first students walked through the halls of a brand new school, Hale Kula Elementary. Most of you were not even born yet, but I remember the day when Hawaii became a state as a day of celebrations. As a little girl, I wasn't really sure about the significance of this event. I remember parading through Wahiawa up California Avenue from Ka’ala Elementary School to Fred Wright Park with my schoolmates from Helemano Elementary School and lots of other students from neighboring schools. We all waved American flags, and a euphoric mood prevailed amongst the crowd and the participants. Back in 1959, Daniel K. Inouye was elected to represent Hawaii as its first elected Congressman, and today, our school is named after him. Times have changed since that day back in 1959. We continue to celebrate becoming the 50th state with a holiday. Enjoy the day off!”

Mon. Aug. 22           Look for Great American fundraiser paperwork to come home today

Tues. Aug. 23           Book Swap afterschool in the cafeteria -Bring a book and swap for another. Popcorn for sale for 50 cents a bag . No preorder. Just walk through cafeteria and buy a bag of freshly popped popcorn

Wed. Aug. 24            Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am

Thurs. Aug. 25         School starts at 755 every day – Be in class on time. Or get tardy slip from office.
Fri. Aug. 26               Copy Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 9am or so – no kids

Community Happenings

Aug. 19-21   Made in Hawaii Festival at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. Aug. 19 & 20 10am – 9pm & Aug. 21 10am – 5pm. $6.00 entrance fee. More than 400 vendors showcase their Made in Hawaii wares and services. Enjoy giveaways, entertainment and much more.

Aug. 20      Waimea Valley full moon walk at 8pm. Guided moon walk to the falls and back. Cost is $10 per person. 638-7766

Aug. 20 - 28         15th annual Duke’s OceanFest many surf and ocean events in the water’s of Waikiki.

Aug. 21      Family Sunday at the Honolulu Museum of Art ( 900 S Beretania Ave.) 11am – 3pm free admission. The Olympic spirit continues with sporty art activities, biking and a podium photo op. Cycle to the museum and park your bike with the Hawaii Bicycling League bike valet. 808-532-8700

Aug. 27      Matsumoto shave ice turns 65. From 9 – noon shave ice is only 65 cents available in 1 flavor while supplies last.  Entertainment from DJ Shift and Mike Izon until 4pm. Special anniversary T shirts will be available for $6.50   66-111 Kamehameha Hwy in Haleiwa at new store lots.

Aug. 27      Mililani Shopping Centers Summer Festival from 10am – noon. Lots of live music and fun booths.

Aug. 1 – 31  Schofield Bowling Alley has special deal just for kids 16 and under during the following hours. Mon – Thurs. 9am – 5pm, Fri. 9am – 7pm, Sat. 9am – 6pm, Sun. 10am – 9pm. For only $8.00 receive 2 games of bowling, small drink and personal cheese pizza. Walk ins only based on lane availability. Additional charge for extra toppings, shoes not included and special not valid with other offers.

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