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Thursday, October 27, 2016

10/27 - 11/5

The Big Draw, Thursday, October 27, 2:20-3:30
When the bell rings at 2:10 – help your child change into easy costume (and parents encouraged to wear costumes that express creativity also)    Buy tasty treats from the PTO bake sale! And purchase Jamba Juice smoothies - $5.00 for 16 oz smoothie.  Then register in the cafeteria to get your program and sketch book by 2:30 for short introduction. All stations will open for families to explore art techniques at 2:30. Find photos from The Big Draw here: http://bit.ly/TheBigDrawDKIES

Looking for 2 volunteers to help with Make Up Picture Day on Nov. 4 from 8am – noon.  You will be picking up students from classes that arrived after picture day in Sept. And students that brought back picture packages to have retakes.  If you can help email Ellen_Petry/INOUYE/HIDOE@notes.k12.hi.us

PTO Great American fundraiser orders are in
Pick up the items you ordered last month in P15B before or after school


Drama Teacher, Mr. Merriam is casting a play
Auditions for the DKIES Winter Production, Toy of the Year, will be held on October 31 and November 1 from 1-2:30 in the Drama Room. We will be performing on December 16 during the PTO Winter Family Event. This play has 11 speaking parts and room for extra elves so anyone may audition.
You do not need to audition on both days, you may show up at any time between 1:00 - 2:30, and you may leave at any time for Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences.
Audition forms were sent home in the Wednesday Folders on October 26 (Grades 3, 4 and 5). They will also be available in D-1 and the Office. You must have a signed audition form to participate.

Thanks to everyone that donated to the Turkey Trot yesterday. At the end of the day, we collected 1,349 cans, surpassing our goal of 1,200 cans! Great job, everyone!


School Happenings
                                   
Thurs. Oct. 27          Evacuation Drill for the entire school at 8:30 – walking to youth center and back
                                    The Big Draw afterschool family event at 2:30. PTO bake sale & Jamba Juice

Fri. Oct. 28               5th grade dance event in covered play court in afternoon

School is out at 12:30 all week long Oct. 31 – Nov. 4
for Parent Student Teacher conferences

Mon. Oct. 31                        Kindergarten & Pre-school Halloween costume parade around school 8:30 – 9:30

Tues. Nov. 1             Play auditions after school today and 10/31 1pm – 2:30. Must have signed permission form.

Wed. Nov. 2              Wake Up Wednesday – 7:15am – 7:45am in the covered playcourt –
                                    Come and move with your family to music before school starts
                       
                                    Pre, kindergarten, 1st & 2nd grade parents are invited to sit with their child on covered play court 8:30 – 9:30 to hear enthusiastic author Eric Ode. Learn about his music & the books you can purchase & have personalized via Eric Ode's website:  http://www.ericode.com/

                                    Dominos fundraiser all day long – order from Dominos on base and we get profit

Thurs. Nov. 3           School is out at 12:30 all week long

Fri. Nov. 4                 Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am
                  Make Up Picture taking – Bring back your unsatisfactory picture packet and your child will take new picture ALSO students that arrived after Sept. 21 will take pictures for yearbook, ask teacher for picture order forms.

Community Happenings

Saturdays and Sundays in October      Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe Street. FREE fun for the whole family  808-306-4381

Oct. 28, 29, 30, 31        Scare Hawaii presents a Haunted House in Windward Mall at old Sports Authority. 7pm – 10pm. Admission $15. Or $25 Fastpass in Kaneohe. Scarehawaii.com


Oct. 28      Tropics features Painting a picture with an experienced artist while sipping the beverage of your choice. $35 per person non refundable includes all supplies and a select choice of drinks. Please arrive early to purchase your drinks and food. Class starts promptly at 7pm.  Pre-registration is required - visit Tropics or call 655-5698

Oct. 29      Mililani Public Library invites students in grades K – 6 to stop by and make a cat-themed craft from 10am – noon.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Call 627-7470

Oct. 29      Wahiawa Library sponsors a LEGO makerspace session at 9:30am. Cal 622-6346

Oct. 29      Wahiawa Halloween free keiki fest will take place from 10am – 1pm in Longs Drugs parking lot at Wahiawa Town Center.  Many Games, keiki rides and crafts. A magic show is set for 10:30am followed by a costume contest at noon. Call 221-2774

Sun, Oct. 30         9am to 3pm Working with Waimea Valley Hiʻipaka LLC on a native forest restoration project. This is a hike up to Kalaheʻe Ridge (approximately 45 minute hike) to plant native plants and remove invasive species. Meet at Waimea Valley Botanical Office at 9am 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy RSVP to Hye Jung at hyejung@pvshawaii.org as soon as you can commit.
What to bring? 
Water (at least 2 liters) , Lunch , Gloves , Rain gear (if you have) , Insect Repellent (just for the hike up) , Closed toed shoes , Sunscreen , Hat , Long pants , Long sleeved shirt , Positive attitude

Oct. 31      Zumba class and party in costume 9am at Kaena Community Center. Zumba to Halloween music then share in potluck and fun after hour long class. Thank you for bringing food to share. Spooky decor and lights. Costume contest, goody bags for first 50. http://www.goo.gl/k9lr1e

Oct. 31      Fang-tastic Mililani Shopping Center hosts center-wide trick or treating and a Halloween costume contest from 5pm – 7pm. Mililanishoppingcenter.com

Oct. 31      Schofield Barracks Youth Center features Fright Night Dance and costume contest from 6pm – 9pm for Grades 6th – 12th.  Featured activities: Haunted house, photo booth, pizza party, candy giveaways.  $5. Admission. Non-members will requite a signed parent permission form to attend. 2251 McMahon Rd Bldg 9090 – 655-0451

Nov. 4              Mililani 1st Friday at Mililani High School. Over 3 dozen vendors and over half are food trucks. Bring your family and friends to dinner from 4pm – 8pm. Call 307-4323


Nov. 5              Wheeler Middle School Holiday Bazaar from 9am – 2pm

Thursday, October 20, 2016

10/21 - 10/31

The Big Draw, Thursday, October 27, 2:20-3:30

Families are invited to draw, paint, and construct as you visit different art stations in the cafeteria and library.  When the bell rings at 2:10 – help your child change into easy costume (and parents encouraged to wear costumes also)    Buy tasty treats from the PTO bake sale! And purchase Jamba Juice smoothies - $5.00 for 16 oz smoothie.  Then register in the cafeteria to get your program and sketch book by 2:30 for short introduction. All stations will open for families to explore art techniques after 2:30

School Happenings

Fri. Oct. 21               Yearbook cover competition due today – all students can enter contest 

Mon. Oct. 24              School Community Council meeting at 3:00pm

Tues. Oct. 25                 Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 1:30 – 2:00
                                    PTO General Membership Meeting in the cafeteria 2:30 – Everyone Welcome

Wed. Oct. 26            Turkey Trot – Every grade level will come to the field to run or walk to the music for 20 minutes. Request donation of canned food as you arrive at front field.
Our GOAL is to collect at least 1,200 canned good items for HAWAII FOODBANK.
Students are asked to dress comfortably, wear tennis shoes, and bring water bottles to the field.
Turkey Trot Schedule
Pre-School/Kindergarten              8:10 - 8:40
1st Grade                                           8:45 - 9:15
2nd Grade                                         9:20 - 9:50
3rd Grade                                         9:55 - 10:25
4th Grade                                          10:30 - 11:00
5th Grade                                          11:05 - 11:35

                                   
Thurs. Oct. 27          Evacuation Drill for the entire school at 8:30 – walking to youth center and back
                                The Big Draw afterschool family event at 2:30. PTO bake sale & Jamba Juice

Fri. Oct. 28               School starts at 7:55 every day – Be in your seat or get tardy slip from office

School is out at 12:30 all week long Oct. 31 – Nov. 4
for Parent Student Teacher conferences

Community Happenings

Saturdays and Sundays in October      Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe Street. FREE fun for the whole family  808-306-4381

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

Oct. 21, 22, 23     Season’s Best Craft Fair at Blaisdell Center over 275 booths with artisans, exquisite products, original designs, personalized items. Fresh baked goods.  Huge assortment of beautiful crafts and gift items.. Fri. 5pm – 9pm, Sat. 10am – 7pm and Sun. 10am – 5pm with $3.00 admission. www.seasonsbestcraftfair.com

Oct. 21 and 22     Holiday Job Fair at Pearlridge Center for stores and restaurants.  Oct. 21 from 5pm – 8pm and Oct. 22 from 10am – 2pm at Uptown and Downtown center courts. Call 203-2366 or pearlridgeonline.com

Oct. 22      Spooklife Park at Sealife Park in Waimanalo 1:30pm – 5:30pm.  Admission is $10.31 for haunted theater, underwater pumpkin carving contest, festival games, trick or treating, keiki costume contest and more.

Oct. 22      Zombie Dash at Turtle Bay Resort 4pm – 8pm. $45. Get chased by zombies during a 5K run along Kawela Bay. Those who escape ‘unbitten’ receive a raffle ticket for prizes. 293-6000

Oct. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, 31  Scare Hawaii presents a Haunted House in Windward Mall at old Sports Authority. 7pm – 10pm. Admission $15. Or $25 Fastpass in Kaneohe. Scarehawaii.com

Wed. Oct. 26      Webinar on setting up your child for academic success from 12:00pm – 1:00pm.  Topics include: advocating for your child; creating a homework environment; homework strategies and more Use this link to register – http://bit.ly/2dKrqbX   After signing up, you will receive a confirmation email with more details.

Oct. 28      Tropics features Painting a picture with an experienced artist while sipping the beverage of your choice. $35 per person non refundable includes all supplies and a select choice of drinks. Please arrive early to purchase your drinks and food. Class starts promptly at 7pm.  Pre-registration is required - visit Tropics or call 655-5698

Oct. 29      Wahiawa Library sponsors a LEGO makerspace session at 9:30am. Cal 622-6346

Oct. 29      Wahiawa Halloween free keiki fest will take place from 10am – 1pm in Longs Drugs parking lot at Wahiawa Town Center.  Many Games, keiki rides and crafts. A magic show is set for 10:30am followed by a costume contest at noon. Call 221-2774

Sun, Oct. 30         9am to 3pm Working with Waimea Valley Hiʻipaka LLC on a native forest restoration project. This is a hike up to Kalaheʻe Ridge (approximately 45 minute hike) to plant native plants and remove invasive species. Meet at Waimea Valley Botanical Office at 9am 59-864 Kamehameha Hwy RSVP to Hye Jung at hyejung@pvshawaii.org .
What to bring? 
Water (at least 2 liters) , Lunch , Gloves , Rain gear (if you have) , Insect Repellent (just for the hike up) , Closed toed shoes , Sunscreen , Hat , Long pants , Long sleeved shirt , Positive attitude

Oct. 31      Zumba class and party in costume 9am at Kaena Community Center. Zumba dance to Halloween music then share in potluck and fun after hour long class. Thank you for bringing food to share. Spooky decor and lights. Costume contest, goody bags for first 50. http://www.goo.gl/k9lr1e

Oct. 31      Fang-tastic Mililani Shopping Center hosts center-wide trick or treating and a Halloween costume contest from 5pm – 7pm. Mililanishoppingcenter.com


Oct. 31      Schofield Barracks Youth Center features Fright Night Dance and costume contest from 6pm – 9pm for Grades 6th – 12th.  Featured activities: Haunted house, photo booth, pizza party, candy giveaways.  $5. Admission. Non-members will requite a signed parent permission form to attend. 2251 McMahon Rd Bldg 9090 – 655-0451

Sunday, October 16, 2016

10/16 - 10/21

Bus payment for quarter 2 and 3 now being accepted in the school’s office. Pay by cash or check payable to: Department of Education. Prices remain at: Round trip:  $72.00,  One-way:  $36.00 and coupons: $12.50 per sheet of 10 (cash only)

2nd grade class B1 is collecting baby wipe containers...any size or shape. 


School Happenings
           
Mon. Oct. 17                        Ceremony at 9am to dedicate the new library and celebrate renaming of school

Tues. Oct. 18                        School returns for all students to start the 2nd quarter
                                    4th Grade field trip to Iolani Palace and state capitol - - O201 & O202 & ½ C2
                                    PTO Kona Ice on campus behind cafeteria after school – enjoy shave ice

Wed. Oct. 19              Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am

Thurs. Oct. 20          Boxtops labels for Education – pick up from classrooms
                                    4th Grade field trip to Iolani Palace and state capitol - - C1 & C4 & ½ C2
                                    3rd Grade field trip to Pacific Aviation Museum – ½ the classes

Fri. Oct. 21               Copy Training 8am – 9am – in PCNC office and we go to machines. NO kids
                                    3rd Grade field trip to Pacific Aviation Museum – ½ the classes
                                    Yearbook cover competition due today – all students can enter contest by drawing

Community Happenings

Oct. 16      Comic Jam at Pearlridge Center Downtown center court from 1pm – 4pm .  Visit with a dozen artists – professionals and hobbyists – or just watch this collaborative process.  Pearlridgeonline.com

Saturdays and Sundays in October      Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch at Waimanalo Country Farms, 41-225 Lupe Street. FREE fun for the whole family  808-306-4381

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

Oct. 17      Federal Job Seminar at the Nehelani Conference Center from 9am – noon. This special seminar is on mastering the federal application process for job seekers and priority placement program for military spouses. Register with ACS employment readiness at www.himwr.com/acs (select class calendar)

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

Wheeler Middle School PTSO is accepting vendors for their Holiday Bazaar on November 5. Submit application with $30 fee by October 31 or until space is filled. To get vendor application email PTSO.wheeler.middle.hi@gmail.com


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