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Thursday, January 19, 2017

1/20 - 1/28

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”

We continue to collect Federal Impact Aid Forms.  If you haven't already done so please complete and sign the form and return to the school office or your child's teacher.  We are missing 80 forms to get to 100% completion.

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

Fri. Jan. 20                1st Grade Field Trip to Sea Life Park
PTO General Membership Meeting 8:15 – 9am in the cafeteria       
            Coffee & Donuts and meet other parents. Everyone welcome.          

Mon. Jan. 23             School Community Council Virtual Meeting from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Tues. Jan. 24             School starts at 7:55 every day – be on time or get tardy slip from office

Wed. Jan. 25             Wake Up Wednesday – 7:15am – 7:45am in the covered playcourt –
                                    Come and move with your family to music before school starts

Thurs. Jan. 26           Book Swap & Jamba Juice in the cafe after school. Bring a book – Swap a book
Fri. Jan. 27                Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am

Community Happenings

Keiki Great Aloha Run costs $20 to participate when signing up before Jan. 27 then increases to $25 and deadline to register is Feb. 6. This takes place on Sat. Feb. 18 for this 1.5 mile course around Neal S. Blaisdell Center and McKinley High School. A portion of proceeds will be donated to our school. Make sure you sign up through form in our office. Our PE teacher has already filled in school code to get credit.  Cost includes T-shirt, complimentary breakfast and free entry to Kaiser Permanente Great Aloha Run Sport, Health and Fitness Expo at the Blaisdell that weekend.

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, Chinese readings, and martial arts and calligraphy. Lion dance at noon. Located at 823 California Ave call 221-2774

Jan. 21       Collection of used prescription glasses from 10am – 2pm at Longs Drugs at Wahiawa Town Center. Lions Club donated glasses will be distributed in developing countries, where eye care is unaffordable and inaccessible. Call 621-0852

Jan. 22      Comic Jam at Pearlridge Center Downtown Center Court. Watch artists collaborate on cartoons, illustrations and sketches from 1pm – 4pm

Jan. 28      Celebrate Cherry Blossom Time in Wahiawa 7pm – 9pm at Wahiawa Hongwanji Mission (1067 California Ave.  This evening features Japanese songs, dance and a variety of performances. Try a Waffle Dog.

Feb. 4               Celebrate Cherry Blossom time in Wahiawa and take a 90 minute trolley ride around Wahiawa to see cherry blossoms. 9am or 11am or 1pm Leave from Wahiawa Ryusenji Soto Mission (164 Calif. Ave.) Cost is $20 for a trolley ride by reservation only call Rene (808) 291-6151 or

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 certificate.

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