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Thursday, September 29, 2016

9/30 - 10/7

Eat, Play, Build family event on Friday, September 30, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Build a cardboard challenge game, shop the book fair, eat a hot dog dinner by the PTO & create at our STEM stations! Build a tinfoil boat, will it float? Create a catapult and try it out.  Families who bring their own cardboard challenge games to be played will be entered to win gift cards from the Children's Community Council.


Donations needed for Cardboard Challenge:  masking tape, scotch tape, dice, bouncy balls, plastic spoons, tinfoil.  Cleaning out your game cupboard?  We'll take any games too!  Drop off at the office labeled for Library. 


Parking Lot Construction Zone

DO NOT walk through the active parking lot construction area.
Even though it seems empty, DO NOT WALK on new blacktop.  It needs to set before having stripes painted on it.  For the safety of adults and children, please heed the direction from the school faculty and staff.

Library Online Resources
While we are busy unpacking our library books, you and your family can still access our online resources from the library website.  http://dkies.weebly.com
         Username:  dkies            Password:  recess     Our students LOVE watching/listening to animated picture books on TumbleBooks & learning about the world around them via PebbleGo, TrueFlix & Science Flix.  Capstone Interactive has a variety of eBooks like how to do magic tricks, fold origami & more.  Check these out!

School Happenings
           
Fri. Sept. 30              Cross Country Meet at Watts Field from 9am – 11am.
                                    Eat Play Build and shop Book Fair family event 5pm – 7pm

Mon. Oct. 3              Book Fair open in the library for sales 7:30am – 3:00pm. Mon – Thurs.

Tues. Oct. 4              School starts at 7:55 every day – be on time in class or get tardy slip

Wed. Oct. 5              Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am

Thurs. Oct. 6             Last Day to shop Book Fair

Fri. Oct. 7                  Super Eagle assembly in the new playcourt 8:30 – 9:30 – by invitation to parents
Cardboard Challenge – Share, discover explore



Community Happenings

Sat. Oct. 1          ‘Food for thought’ at Waialua High School cafeteria from 10am – 2pm. Cooking demonstrations, exhibitions, activities to explain concepts of farming and the community.  waialuaculinary@gmail.com

Sat. Oct. 1          Rocktoberfest at Weyand Field on Schofield from 4pm – 10pm. Annual Rocktoberfest is a blend of German culture and American Rock and Roll featuring live bands, food, specialty beverages for sale, competitions and children’s activities.  Competitions will include individual events like the keg barrel roll and the Mr. And Ms. Rocktoberfest contest which has contestants compete in 4 events to win the title. Come out dressed in your best traditional German garb and enjoy the celebration. (808) 655-0002

Sat. Oct. 1          Hawaiian Humane Society offers free foster care training from 9am – 10am. Learn to help Hawaii’s orphaned animals by becoming a foster care provider. Pre-registration required. (808) 356-2222. Location is in Honolulu at 2700 Waialae Avenue

Sat. Oct. 1          Pearlridge Center Uptown Center court has Canstruction Competition from 9am – 1pm for free. 9 teams of local architects, builders, and design and engineering professionals will “canstruct” giant structures from cans of food. The public can vote for their favorites with donated cans of their own. All donations go to Hawaii Foodbank. Aiahonolulu.org

Oct. 1 & 2   Honolulu Intertribal Powwow heralds Native American culture from 10am – 5pm on Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park. There’ll be plenty of dancing, drumming, singing and more. Plus crafts and other activities. Honoluluintertribalpowwow.com

Sun. Oct. 2         23rd annual Hawaii Children & Youth Day at the state capital and surrounding capital district from 10am – 3pm.  Local entertainment, space exploration, fun and educational activities for the entire family. Accepting clothes donations to support event.  Iolani Palace Cultural activities tours from 10am – 3pm. Free admission to Iolani Palace state rooms followed by a self-guided exploration of the galleries.  Hawaii State Art Museum activities and tours from 10am – 3pm. Entertainment on the front lawn, tours in the art galleries and hands-on activities for all ages.

Tues. Oct. 4        Coloring for adults at Sgt. Yano Library on Schofield. 6:15pm – 7:30pm.  For adults looking for a new activity that will bring stress relief to your busy life.  Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates the brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.  Coloring sheets, color pencils, gel pens will be provided as well as tea and cookies. FREE for adults only, please. 1565 Kolekole Ave. Bldg. 560  (808) 655-8002

Fri. Oct. 7          Mililani High School First Friday. Food trucks in the parking lot from 4pm – 8pm. (808) 307-4323

Oct. 7              Command Golf Scramble at Leilehua Golf Course. 12 noon shotgun start. Check in is 10am – 11:30am. Cost is $50 per player, sign up as a team or individually. Price includes: 18 hole green fee, cart fee, free driving range balls, door prizes, flight prizes, pupus and 2 mulligans per player. Register with payment to hold your spot. (808 655-4653



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

9/23 - 10/2

Parking Lot Construction Zone

Please DO NOT walk through the active parking lot construction area.
Workers are driving trucks and moving equipment from as early as 7am.
For the safety of adults and children, please heed the direction from the school faculty and staff.

We need your help!
Book Fair Volunteers Sept. 26-Oct. 7  Sign up here:  goo.gl/DU2NT1  

Book Fair!
Download the Scholastic Book Fairs app iOS Android
Shop online starting Sept. 26  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/dkies
Sept. 30 shop after school & at the family event
Oct. 3-6 7:30-3:00

Donations needed for Cardboard Challenge:  masking tape, scotch tape, dice, bouncy balls, plastic spoons, tinfoil.  Cleaning out your game cupboard?  We'll take any games too!  Drop off at the office labeled for Library.  

A HUGE Mahalo to the families who are contributing to our Treats for Teachers, Monday, September 26.  Drop off before/after school this week or by 2:00 Monday.  It's not too late to contribute!  The library is accepting $3 monetary donations towards sandwich trays & ice we will purchase from the commissary Monday morning. 

Eat, Play, Build Friday, September 30, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Build a cardboard challenge game, shop the book fair, eat a hot dog dinner by the PTO & create at our STEM stations!  Families who bring their own cardboard challenge games  to be played will be entered to win gift cards from the Children's Community Council.


Waiting Before and After School

Students who are dropped off or ride the bus in the mornings should wait in their designated waiting area in the morning.
Students with families should also wait in the main halls, the pavilion, the designated waiting areas, fronting the library, or cafeteria and not in front of or behind classrooms.
Students on campus must be supervised by an adult.
Thank you for your assistance.

School Happenings
           
Fri. Sept. 23              2nd grade field trip to Hawai’i Theater for Youth

Mon. Sept. 26           Book Fair open in the library for students to preview and sales 2:10 – 3:00

Tues. Sept. 27           Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am   

Wed. Sept. 28           School is out at 1:10 every Wednesday

Thurs. Sept. 29         School starts at 7:55 every day. Be on time ready to learn.

Fri. Sept. 30              Cross Country Meet at Watts Field from 9am – 11am.
                                    Eat Play Build and shop Book Fair family event 5pm – 7pm


Community Happenings

Fri. Sept. 23 & Sat. Sept. 24   53rd Annual Coin Show featuring coin and stamp dealers from Hawaii and the Mainland. Hawaii Convention Center noon – 6pm on Sept. 23 & 10am – 5pm on sept. 25. Admission is free. (808) 377-9377

Sat. Sept. 24       Aloha Festivals Floral Parade starts at Ala Moana Park at 9am. Parade leaves Ala Moana Park and proceeds to Kapiolani Park. Alohafestivals.com

Sat. Sept. 24       Career Expo at Windward Mall from 10am – 6pm.  Meet hundreds of job seekers in one place. For Booth inquiries contact ckamakea@staradvertiser.com

Sat. Sept. 24       Ideas’s Music and Books sidewalk sale from 10am – 3pm at 670 Auahi Street. Savings on cd’s, books, DVD’s & LP’s

Sept. 27     Wahiawa Library sponsors a LEGO Makerspace session at 9:30am. Call 622-6346
Sat. Oct. 1          ‘Food for thought’ at Waialua High School cafeteria from 10am – 2pm. Cooking demonstrations, exhibitions, activities to explain concepts of farming and the community.  waialuaculinary@gmail.com

Sun. Oct. 2         23rd annual Hawaii Children & Youth Day at the state capital and surrounding capital district from 10am – 3pm.  Local entertainment, space exploration, fun and educational activities for the entire family. Accepting clothes donations to support event.  Iolani Palace Cultural activities tours from 10am – 3pm. Free admission to Iolani Palace state rooms followed by a self-guided exploration of the galleries.  Hawaii State Art Museum activities and tours from 10am – 3pm. Entertainment on the front lawn, tours in the art galleries and hands-on activities for all ages.

Fri. Oct. 7          Mililani High School First Friday. Food trucks in the parking lot from 4pm – 8pm. (808) 307-4323

Wednesdays         Waimea Valley hosts Keiki Wednesday weekly with free admission and activities for kamaaina children up to age 12. Call (808) 638-7766

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

Inspired in Hawaii Essay, poster and video contest with $20,000 cash awards. K – 12 grade level prizes for winning students and their teachers. How will you make Hawai’i a better place? More ways to win this year! New categories: digital media, Middle school video Division. More teacher prizes. Contest deadline: November 4, 2016.  www.clarencetcchingfoundation.org 


Oct. 15      Waimea Valley offers guided Moon Walks at 8pm. Cost is $10 per person. Enjoy this full moon walk to the waterfall. A dinner buffet also is available at 5pm in the Proud Peacock. Call 638-7766

Saturday, September 17, 2016

School Community Virtual Meeting

School Community Virtual Meeting
Hosted by the DKIES School Community Council
Monday, September 19, 2016
From 6:00-7:00 pm
A few years ago, the School Community Council discussed ways to increase involvement at these required meetings. At the time, we had about 5 people attending to give input on how to impact student learning. We decided to model this School Community meeting after the US Army Garrison Hawaii Town Hall meetings, and participation instantly increased!
Click on the link to access the event and participate in the discussion. You do not have to be a member of the DKIES Facebook community to join the meeting. Anyone can participate even if you are not a Facebook member!
We will be asking for input, suggestions, and feedback to improve teaching and learning at DKIES.
Here’s the link to the event:


Please join us!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

9/15 - 9/23

Here is the link to the schedule for Picture Days next week. You can see exactly when your child’s class will be taking pictures to be included in the yearbook, so you can make sure they are photo ready


PCSing or changing schools?
Please come by the office to fill out a release form so that we can get a packet ready for your child's last day.  We need more than 1 or 2 days notice to get a packet together.   We normally ask for 2 weeks notice to clear the student and get a report card ready.  Mahalo for your understanding.

Sign up for enrichment classes by Monday next week to guarantee a spot for your child. Some classes might be canceled if enough students don't sign up. Room still available in most classes. 

Parking Lot Repaving
Parking lot in front of school will be closed starting Monday. We ask for your patience and flexibility as the parking lot is repaved for the next 3 weeks. We are all figuring out how to reroute people safely during this temporary period.

School Happenings
           
Thurs. Sept.15          Book Swap after school in the cafeteria -Bring a kids book and swap for another.   50 cents for freshly popped popcorn

Fri. Sept. 16              PTO Kona Ice on campus behind cafeteria after school – enjoy shave ice

Mon. Sept. 19           Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am
                                    School Community Council town hall Facebook meeting from 6pm – 7pm

Tues. Sept. 20           Picture Day for half the school

Wed. Sept. 21           Picture Day for half the school

Thurs. Sept. 22         Boxtops for Education pickup from classrooms

Fri. Sept. 23              2nd grade field trip to Hawai’i Theater for Youth

Community Happenings

Inspired in Hawaii Essay, poster and video contest with $20,000 cash awards. K – 12 grade level prizes for winning students and their teachers. How will you make Hawai’i a better place? More ways to win this year! New categories: digital media, Middle school video Division. More teacher prizes. Contest deadline: November 4, 2016.  www.clarencetcchingfoundation.org 

Sept. 17 & Oct. 15 Waimea Valley offers guided Moon Walks at 8pm. Cost is $10 per person. Enjoy this full moon walk to the waterfall. A dinner buffet also is available at 5pm in the Proud Peacock. Call 638-7766

Sat. Sept. 24       Career Expo at Windward Mall from 10am – 6pm.  Meet hundreds of job seekers in one place. For Booth inquiries contact ckamakea@staradvertiser.com

Sept. 27     Wahiawa Library sponsors a LEGO Makerspace session at 9:30am. Call 622-6346

Wednesdays         Waimea Valley hosts Keiki Wednesday weekly with free admission and activities for kamaaina children up to age 12. Call (808) 638-7766


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

Thursday, September 8, 2016

9/9 -9/17


Lost and Found
We are accumulating numerous items left at lunch and around campus.  Please check the table in the cafeteria closest to the main hallway exit and the office if you have lost any items at school.  We donate unclaimed items to the local thrift stores and non-profits at the end of each quarter.
School Meal Accounts
We send home low / negative meal balance slips every Wednesday.  We also send email reminders for students who owe less than $5.00 and make phone calls for delinquent balances greater than $5.00. Our school policy is to permit only 1 lunch loan per child ($2.50 for full meals, .40 cents for reduced meals).  We do not want to deny our students food, so we serve them when they come through for lunch.  If you have not considered applying for free/reduced meals, please stop by the office to pick up an application.  Parents who do not correct their debt and are unresponsive to phone calls and emails will be referred to the Army School Liaison Offic

School Happenings
           
Mon. Sept. 12           School starts at 7:55 every day – Be in class ready to learn

Tues. Sept. 13           Copy Training 1pm – 2pm – in PCNC office and we go to machines. NO kids

Wed. Sept. 14           Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8:00am – 8:30am

Thurs. Sept.15          Book Swap after school in the cafeteria -Bring a book and swap for another---------50 cents for freshly popped popcorn

Fri. Sept. 16              PTO Kona Ice on campus behind cafeteria after school – enjoy shave ice

Community Happenings

Inspired in Hawaii Essay, poster and video contest with $20,000 cash awards. K – 12 grade level prizes for winning students and their teachers. How will you make Hawai’i a better place? More ways to win this year! New categories: digital media, Middle school video Division. More teacher prizes. Contest deadline: November 4, 2016.  www.clarencetcchingfoundation.org 

Fri. Sept. 9  Movies on the Lawn: Big Hero 6 from 6pm – 9pm at Stoneman Field on Schofield

Fri. Sept. 9         Leilehua High School host 2nds at Leilehua from 4pm – 8pm in the school parking lot. Look for food trucks, music and more. Visit 2nds at Leilehua on Facebook or email secondsatleilehua@yahoo.com

Fri. Sept. 9         Wahiawa Library offers an introductory computer class at 10am for ages 12 and up. Sign up at 622-6345

Sat. Sept. 10              Aloha Wahiawa Arts & Crafts Fair at Wahiawa Town Center, 923 California Ave. from 9am – 2pm, FREE. Browse 30 plus craft booths, live entertainment from Royal Hawaiian Band, Wahiawa Middle School Jazz Band and the US Pacific Fleet Jazz Ensemble and more. Wahiawa Lions Club Food Drive, please donate. 221-2774

Sat. Sept. 10               Kalo Fest at Waimea Valley. Free annual Kalo & awa Festival with plenty of kalo, awa, tastings, farm produce booths and more. Call 638-7766

Sept. 17 & Oct. 15 Waimea Valley offers guided Moon Walks at 8pm. Cost is $10 per person. Enjoy this full moon walk to the waterfall. A dinner buffet also is available at 5pm in the Proud Peacock. Call 638-7766

Sat. Sept. 24       Career Expo at Windward Mall from 10am – 6pm.  Meet hundreds of job seekers in one place. For Booth inquiries contact ckamakea@staradvertiser.com

Sept. 27     Wahiawa Library sponsors a LEGO Makerspace session at 9:30am. Call 622-6346

Wednesdays         Waimea Valley hosts Keiki Wednesday weekly with free admission and activities for kamaaina children up to age 12. Call (808) 638-7766


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