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Thursday, January 12, 2017

1/13 - 1/21

January newsletter the DKIES Digest is now online at school website. Click link  (  then on right side of screen click on Parent Bulletins.  Menu is also on website –  click button “what’s for lunch”

Please keep any recess snacks for your child nut free. There are some students with severe allergies.  Healthy snacks are appreciated.

Families that arrive before 7:45 are asked to stay in or by the cafeteria until that first bell rings. Mahalo for your cooperation.

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
If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact the Army School Liaison Office at 655-8326.

School Happenings

Mon. Jan. 16             NO SCHOOL – Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tues. Jan. 17             Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8:00am – 8:30am

Wed. Jan. 18             Kona Ice fundraiser after school by cafeteria
                                    Spacefest comes to DKIES. Grades 2 – 5 students with parent 5:45pm

Thurs. Jan. 19           5th Grade Field Trip to Hawai’i Theater for Youth
Boxtops for Education pick up from classes but turn in labels anytime

Fri. Jan. 20                1st Grade Field Trip to Sea Life Park
PTO General Membership Meeting 8:15 – 9am in the cafeteria

Community Happenings

Jan. 17       Bike Safety session sponsored by IPC. Weather permitting class starts at Moi Street on Schofield in Kalakaua III community off of Lyman Street. Participants should have bikes, helmet and closed toe shoes. Contact Island Palms Community for more information

Jan. 21       Makahiki Festival community event at Kualoa Ranch from 9am – 2pm. Admission is free. Participate in traditional Hawaiian activities like poi pounding, fishing, lomi massage and much more. Vendor space is available if interested.  808-398-3000

Jan. 21       Chinese New Year celebration from 10am – 1pm at Wahiawa Shopping Center. Festivities will feature everything from Chinese readings to an appearance by the Narcissus court. Also on display will be Taoist healers, chi kung and martial arts and calligraphy. Lion dance at noon. Located at 823 California Ave call 221-2774

Feb. 3 & 4  Leilehua High offers FREE class on hunting in Hawaii and conservation issues.  This special 2 day Hunter’s Ed class by Department of Land and Natural Resources is open to the community.  Feb. 3 from 5:45 – 10pm and Feb. 4 from 7:45 – 5pm. Sign up in person and bring picture ID to Mrs. Ogura at P26 by JANUARY 18. Call 808-305-3083 or email to confirm availability. All participants must be at least 10 years old and need to commit to both days. Taking test at the end of the 2nd day earns a certificate.

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