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Thursday, April 20, 2017

4/21 - 4/28


April 27 is Poem in Your Pocket Day!
Please encourage your child to find, or write, a poem they can carry in their pocket.
Invite them to practice reading their poem so they are ready to read it to their peers.
Be sure they can pronounce the words, read it clearly & with feeling.  
Invite them to consider how to read the poem--are there parts that should be emphasized, read quickly or s l o w l y?
Video tape & photograph students & their poems.  Tweet them out using the hashtags #pocketpoem #dkies

Meal Payments
Checks will be accepted till May 1, 2017.  Cash only deposits will be accepted till May 19, 2017.  NO OVERDRAFTS will be permitted after May 19, 2017.  Please be sure your child has sufficient funds to last till the end of the school year!
        Reduced Meals = .30 (breakfast), .40 (lunch), .70 (breakfast and lunch)
Regular Meals  = 1.10 (breakfast), 2.50 (lunch), $3.60 (breakfast and lunch)
**NEW**  Online meal payments and reminders are now available!  Please visit https://www.schoolcafe.com  to register your child(ren).
Our school district is called HI-HAWAII DOE (type in Hawaii and it will appear)
Please see the top of your child's most recent report card for their student ID number.  Set up automated payments and reminders!  
Please note there is a 5% convenience fee.

Teacher Appreciation
Our PTO is planning a garden themed week May 1 - 5 to thank our staff for their hard work throughout the year. Asking for help to donate food or time. Either email DKInouyePTO@gmail.com or click on this link www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090945ACA72FA3F85-staff 

Families with children who will be enrolling into kindergarten for the school year 2018-19, including those children affected by the change to the kindergarten entry age, are encouraged to apply.  The POD program provides child care payments to eligible families so that their child is able to receive up to a year of preschool experience prior to their entry into kindergarten.  Funding for POD is limited, priority for program selection are detailed in the POD administrative rules which can be found at the link below:
http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/admin-rules-2/admin-rules-for-programs/DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES NOTICE OF PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS APPLICATION PERIOD 
Pursuant to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 17-799-5, notice is hereby given that the Department of Human Services will be accepting applications for the Preschool Open Doors (POD) program starting May 1, 2017 through the closing date of May 31, 2017. Applications received during this period are for consideration for POD program participation during the period of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
Interested families may request an application beginning May 1, 2017 from the Department’s POD contractor, PATCH, through their website or by calling:


http://www.patchhawaii.org

Oahu: 791-2130 or Neighbor Islands (toll-free): 1-800-746-5620

Applications must be received by May 31, 2017 in order to be considered during the July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018 POD program year at the POD office at:
PATCH - POD
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 218
Honolulu, HI 96817
Or fax (808)694-3066
Or via email at 
PODAdmin@patch-hi.org 
For additional information about the POD program, please contact PATCH at 791-2130 or 1-800-746-5620.
 


If you will be PCSing or changing schools please come into the office to fill out a release form.  We do ask for at least 2 weeks notice.  We will then be able to have a packet ready for you.  For end of school year releases the packets will be ready on June 1st.

School Events

Fri. April 21                Dress up in Purple to celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child

Mon. April 24                        1st Grade Field Trip to Hawai’i Theater for Youth

Tues. April 25                        2nd grade Epic Field Trip to Clean up Ali’i Beach Park and explore Haleiwa

Wed. April 26             PTO General Membership Meeting 8am - 9am in the cafeteria. Coffee and donuts and a chance to meet new PTO Board members for next year and vote them in. Let your voice be heard, come to talk story with new and old PTO members about what you would like to see at our school next year.

Thurs. April 27           Poem in Your Pocket Day - Help your child choose and practice reading a poem to have in their pocket
           Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Fri. April 28                Wear Camouflage to celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child

                                    Last day to turn in all Library Books

Community Events

April 21     Family Movie Night at Kaena Community Center. Bring your family to watch Moana at 6:30pm.  Bring your blankets, chairs and favorite snacks.  Light snacks provided while supplies last.

April 21     Aiea High school presents a Family Fun Fair from 4pm - 9pm. Food booths, entertainment, games, rides, a petting zoo and much more.  A wristband for rides costs $20 and scrips are 50 cents each.  Call 382-7713 or aieahsptso@yahoo.com

April 22     Family Nite - Learn how to make an eyelash yarn lei and a lei made of
ti-leaves with Schofield Barracks Arts and Crafts starting at 4:30 p.m. 
Pre-registration is required.  All supplies included. Children 12 and younger must be
accompanied by an adult. Call 655-4202.

April 22     Mauka to makai environmental expo at Waikiki Aquarium from 9am - 2pm for FREE.  The 10th Annual Expo features crafts, hand-on educational exhibits, live entertainment, plant giveaways, fish releases and more. cleanwaterhonolulu.com

April 22     Earth Day at Waimea Valley from 8:30am - 3pm.Help Waimea Valley malama honua. Pre-registration required at 638-5855 or volunteers@waimeavalley.net

April 23     Lions Club breakfast fundraiser at Ka'ala Elementary school. For $6.00 you get scrambled eggs, sausages, steamed rice, banana bread, pineapple chunks and a drink.  Tickets may be purchased from Lions Club members April 22 at Longs Drugs or Tamuras from 10am - 2pm.  Or call Jack Kampfer at 621-0852

April 24     Employment Orientation — New to the island and looking for employment? This
class at the Schofield Barracks ACS from 10-11:30 a.m. will orientate you to 
employment opportunities on Oahu. Learn about Spousal Preference and the Priority
Placement Program for Spouses (PPP-S) seeking federal employment. Also
offered is information on civilian sector opportunities, contractors, resume
writing classes, career fairs and opportunities to further your career and
education. Call 655-4227 to register.

April 26     Earth Day at Kalakaua Community Center from 2pm - 5pm. Come early and take the Earth Day Passport Challenge. the first 300 kids to complete the passport will receive a great earth friendly prize.  Enjoy hands-on mural painting, make and take planting activity, bike rodeo, keiki ID fingerprinting and more. Bring an old tank top and design a one of a kind tote. Cool exhibits and fun activities for the entire family. www.islandpalmcommunities.com

April 26     Play Mornings at ACS - Meet other moms and dads, share information,
parenting tips, and give your infant/toddler a chance to interact with other
children. Schofield Barracks ACS Office from 10 -11a.m. Call 655-4227.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Summer Programs

Hawaii Pacific University - College of Extended and Interdisciplinary Education. Offers classes in Phonics, Fluency, Comprehension, Love of Reading, Textbook Skills, Speed Reading.
1-800-903-0162

City and County of Honolulu offer Super Fun Programs at over 60 sites across Oahu. June 7 - July 21 8:30am - 2pm. Open to children who have completed kindergarten but not yet entered the 7th grade.  visit www.honoluluparks.com

Friends of the Public Library of Hawai'i. Many summer reading incentive programs at various branches. www.librarieshawaii.org

Camp Kama'aina Kids offer day camp programs with swimming, sailing, weekly excursions, simple science, dancing and more.  For children in grades K - 8. register online at www.kamaainakids.com

YMCA of Honolulu offers day camps, summer school programs, swim lessons and specialty camps featuring hands on learning in sports, art, cooking and more for kids ages 6 - 13.  Also available Camp Erdman weeklong overnight camp adventure for kids age 7 - 17. Kids can hike, surf, play sports, swim, ride horses, get creative with art and gain confidence on a high ropes course.
808-531-9622 or www.ymcahonolulu.org

Soccer Summer Camp at Central Oahu Regional Park May 30 - June 2 from 9am - 3pm.  All boys and girls age 6 - 14 are welcome.  Wear proper soccer attire including cleats, shin guards, ball, water bottle and sack lunch.  I got Skills Oahu Summer camp is for all players who want to improve their soccer skills.  Cost is $225. which includes camp T shirt. Sign up now http://www.igotskills.com/soccer-camps/central-oahu-summer-camp/ or call 808-389-6210

Thursday, April 13, 2017

4/14 - 4/21

If you will be PCSing or changing schools please come into the office to fill out a release form.  We do ask for at least 2 weeks notice.  We will then be able to have a packet ready for you.  
For end of school year releases the packets will be ready on June 1st.

April 19 - Our Color Fun Run is finally here!!!  Prizes will be delivered to classrooms Tuesday April 18.  Parents are welcome to come and run with their child and encourage them.  There are color run items for purchase from the PTO.  All students will have lap card taped to their back and volunteers will mark them as they make each lap.  Students in each grade level that do the most laps will get a prize at the end of the day.  Here is schedule
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

School Events


Fri. April 14              NO SCHOOL - GOOD FRIDAY

Mon. April 17              4th Grade Field Trip to Turtle Bay for service learning (half of 4th Grade)
School Community Council meeting at 3pm

Tues. April 18              Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am

Wed. April 19             Color Fun Run. Each grade level comes to the back field to run and have color fun

Thurs. April 20           4th Grade Field Trip to Turtle Bay for service learning (half of 4th Grade)
Boxtop Labels will be  picked up from classrooms, but turn them in anytime


Fri. April 21                Dress up in Purple to celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child

Community Events

April 14     2nds at Leilehua High School.  Many food trucks in front parking lot from 4pm - 8pm

April 15     Fun Fest Earth Day and LTS Travel Fair. Weyand Field (next door to pool) on Schofield 9am - 2pm.  pictures with Easter Bunny, egg hunts and more.

April 15     Spring Festival of Fun at Wahiawa Shopping Center and Wahiawa Town Center from 10am - 1pm.  There will be keiki rides, carnival games, prizes, balloons and more. An Easter egg hunt for keiki age 3 - 10 is scheduled for 10:30am.  call (808) 221-2774

April 15     Craft, gift and rubberstamp Expo plus crafters clearance sale at Blaisdell Center, Hawaii Suites from 9am - 3pm for FREE.  Featuring local vendors selling a variety of wonderful crafts, gift items and craft supplies.  A large crafters clearance sale also is part of this event.  nanstar@hawaii.rr.com

April 16     Waikele Premium Outlets from 1pm - 3pm The Easter Bunny strolls the center handing out treats and posing for photos.  Find a golden egg and receive a gift.

April 18     EFMP SPEDucation Blitz. 'Behavioral Plans & Evaluations"  10am - 11:30am at Outdoor Rec. Center, Building 2110.  Register at https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii
click on community support.  find and click on EFMP, scroll down to events, click on title of event, click on link below registration info. sign up for event.  When signing up, include in comment section # of participating family members, sponsor name, EFM name, EFM date of birth

April 21     Family Movie Night at Kaena Community Center. Bring your family to watch Moana at 6:30pm.  Bring your blankets, chairs and favorite snacks.  Light snacks provided while supplies last.