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Thursday, March 30, 2017

3/30 - 4/7

Lost and found will soon be donated to the Thrift Store.  If your child has lost a water bottle, jacket or lunch box then please check the steps leading to the stage in the cafeteria.

Looking for a few more parents to help out for Picture Day April 4 or 5.  If you help from 7:50am to the end of school day, you will get free picture package for one of your children. If interested, email Ellen_Petry@notes.k12.hi.us

Before 7:45 bell rings in the morning, students should be in the area near C and F building to be supervised.  Only parents with their children may wait near O building.  When 7:45 bell rings, walk carefully in hallways to get to class before 7:55 bell. 
After School: Parents are asked to please wait in the main halls, the pavilion, fronting the library or the cafeteria and not in front of or behind classrooms.  

School Events

Thurs. March 30     Book Swap and Jamba Juice in the cafeteria 2:00 - 2:30 
                 $5.00 for delicious smoothie flavors Strawberry Whirl or Orange Dream. 
                 Book Swap - bring a book from your home book shelf and swap for another

Fri. March 31     Kindergarten Field Trip to Hawaii Theater for Youth

Mon. April 3  Copy Training from 1pm - 2pm. Meet in PCNC office and go to D4 to use machines

Tues. April 4  Spring Picture taking in Q207
                        Chaperone Training from 12:00 – 12:30 in PCNC office in front office

Wed. April 5   Spring Picture Taking in Q207

Thurs. April 6 School starts at 7:55 every day


Fri. April 7      Dress up in Red, White and Blue to celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child
                  Track Meet at Leilehua High for 5th grade team

Community Events

April 1 & 2     Waikiki Artfest at Kapiolani Park by the bandstand from 9am - 4pm.  Featuring original handmade in Hawai'i apparel, jewelry, woodwork, ceramic, unique crafts and art. Also music, entertainment and food

April 1     YMCA Camp Erdman opens its doors to the public for a special community day from 10am - 3pm.  Enjoy the Alpine Tower and High Ropes Odyssey Challenges, archery, swimming, rock climbing and much more.  Admission is free. Bring swimsuits, towels and sneakers. camperdman.org

April 1     Mililani High School hosts a Garage Sale in the upper parking lot from 7:30am - 1:30pm

April 1     Spring Celebration at Town Center of Mililani. Family fun with free entertainment, activities and special offers from 9:30 - 2pm. Keiki Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30am in Center Court for age 5 and under. Egg hunt for age 6 - 12 from 10 - 10:30 near Pet Smart.  Visits with Easter Bunny, arts & crafts, Balloon art and airbrush tattoos. towncenterofmililani.com

April 2     Wet and Wild season pass available for only $49.99 this limited time offer goes away April 2.  wetnwildhawaii.com

*ACS EFMP 2017 Feedback survey: The Army Community Service (ACS), Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) would like to request EFMP Families complete a survey found on the link below regarding ACS EFMP services. The EFMP survey will assist ACS EFMP in future programming and providing quality services such as activities, classes and support to EFMP Families. If you have direct concerns please contact the ACS EFMP office by calling the ACS main phone number at 808-655-4277 and ask to speak with someone in EFMP. The surveys are anonymous therefore concerns listed on the survey cannot be addressed directly. 
****Please note that this survey is not related to services received through the Medical EFMP offices located at Tripler or Schofield Barracks Medical Clinic******
SURVEY LINK----- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DG7BXX3

Friday, March 24, 2017

3/24 - 3/31

Enjoy your last week end of Spring Break. School returns on Tuesday, March 28

PTO is accepting donations of cardboard boxes and plastic grocery bags at P15B.  These will be used to sort prizes for the upcoming Color Fun Run

School Happenings

Tues. March 28     School returns for the 4th quarter

Wed. March 29     Chaperone Training 8:00am - 8:30am in PCNC corner of main office

Thurs. March 30     Book Swap and Jamba Juice in the cafeteria 2:00 - 2:30 
                 $5.00 for delicious smoothie flavors Strawberry Whirl or Orange Dream. 
                 Book Swap - bring a book from your home book shelf and swap for another

                3rd Grade Field Trip to Polynesian Cultural Center

Fri. March 31     Kindergarten Field Trip to Hawaii Theater for Youth

Community Events

March 24     Spring Fling Carnival at Helemano Community Center at 4pm.  Game booths and prizes, face painting, inflatable slides, Obstacle Course, keiki id's. Complimentary popcorn, cotton candy and hot dogs (while supplies last)

No through April 23     Pearlridge Center Uptown has Butterfly Conservatory.  Hundreds of live butterflies on display. Open Mon - Sat from 10am - 8pm and 10am - 6pm on Sundays. Entry fee is $4.50 per person. pearlridgeonline.com

March 24, 25, 25     Kunia Orchid Show at Leilehua High School Gym. Open from 9am - 4pm each day to purchase and talk about orchids

March 25     Spring Fair with Rummage Sale and Country Store at Wahiawa United Methodist Church from 8am - 12pm. 1445 California Ave. (just before Leilehua High School)

March 25     Prince Kuhio parade on Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki at 10am. Parade ends at Kapiolani Park where the Ho'olaule'ia and Ho'ikeike continue in celebration of Prince Kuhio

March 29     Career Expo at the Neal Blaisdell center Exhibition Hall from 9am - 3pm.  

April 2     Wet and Wild season pass available for only $49.99 this limited time offer goes away April 2.  wetnwildhawaii.com

*ACS EFMP 2017 Feedback survey: The Army Community Service (ACS), Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) would like to request EFMP Families complete a survey found on the link below regarding ACS EFMP services. The EFMP survey will assist ACS EFMP in future programming and providing quality services such as activities, classes and support to EFMP Families. If you have direct concerns please contact the ACS EFMP office by calling the ACS main phone number at 808-655-4277 and ask to speak with someone in EFMP. The surveys are anonymous therefore concerns listed on the survey cannot be addressed directly. 
****Please note that this survey is not related to services received through the Medical EFMP offices located at Tripler or Schofield Barracks Medical Clinic******
SURVEY LINK----- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DG7BXX3

Thursday, March 16, 2017

3/17 - 3/31

Spring Break all next week. School returns Tuesday, March 28

Friday, March 17th is the LAST DAY to preorder your yearbook!  Order now and save some money.  A limited number of soft copy yearbooks will be available for purchase when the preordered books arrive.  They will be $25 (instead of the $20 preorder price) and available on a first serve basis.

School Events

Fri. March 17     Super Eagle Assembly 8:30 – 9:30 in covered Playcourt
                            
Once again, the DKIES Drama Group will be putting on a pair of One-Act Plays on Friday, March 17. Come see our outstanding casts perform in "Nellie's Fishy Fate" and "The Cell".  Audience can get signed in and seated 4:45 - 5. Then plays from 5 to 5:40.  Come support our students that have worked so hard at rehearsals for their big moment on stage to shine. Brief break after the plays to stretch, reset and buy snacks. Snack sale is fundraiser for 5th grade end of year event. Then Let’s all play Bingo.  Fabulous prizes available and there is no cost to play.

Enjoy Spring Break 

Tues. March 28     School returns for the 4th quarter

Wed. March 29     Chaperone Training 8:00am - 8:30am in PCNC corner of main office

Thurs. March 30     Book Swap and Jamba Juice in the cafeteria 2:00 - 2:30 
                 $5.00 for delicious smoothie flavors Strawberry Whirl or Orange Dream. 
                 Book Swap - bring a book from your home book shelf and swap for another

                3rd Grade Field Trip to Polynesian Cultural Center

Fri. March 31     Kindergarten Field Trip to Hawaii Theater for Youth

Community Events


March 21     EFMP Bowling during Spring Break from 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Fort Shafter Bowling Alley.  There will be $2.25 per game per person fee. Reservations required- https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii. Click on 'calendar' to make sure we have enough lanes, please RSVP in the 'comments' section with # of participating family members, EFM name and date of birth

March 24     Spring Fling Carnival at Helemano Community Center at 4pm.  Game booths and prizes, face painting, inflatable slides, Obstacle Course, keiki id's. Complimentary popcorn, cotton candy and hot dogs (while supplies last)

The first Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration will be held April 29, 2017 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.  Free and open to the public (you will have to pay for parking), the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America, has organized a day of STEM workshops, displays, robotics, interactive activities, demonstrations, food, games, opportunity to learn more about Scouting, competitions and a not to be missed sciencepresentation/demonstrations by Jake, a Wizard IV.  On line registration
begins March 1. https://www.scoutingevent.com/104-ODESTEM

Please note that all youth who are in grade 6 and below MUST be accompanied by an adult who is registered for the same workshop. A parent may accompany up to 2 youth, and den leaders or teachers may accompany up to 5 youth. The youth and adult must all be registered for the same workshop in the same time period.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

3/10 - 3/21

If your child will be moving during Spring Break, please contact the office now so they can get together packet for you to take.

Yearbooks:  Time to preorder is quickly flying by.  Preorders available through March 17th.  There will be a limited amount of soft copy yearbooks available when the books arrive - but they will be sold on a first come basis.

Buddy Pics for the Yearbook:  Only 1 Monday left.  Guaranteed to be in the Yearbook.  Photos will be this coming Monday after school, behind the cafeteria.  $1 / per student / per photo.

School Events

Fri. March 10     Leilehua Complex Fitness day – 5th grade field trip to Leilehua High School
                           2nd Grade field trip to Hawaii State Art Museum for B1, O101, O102
                           Last day to turn in pledge envelope for color fun run prizes

Mon. March 13     Buddy Pictures afterschool – Last day to take pictures with friends for yearbook

Tues. March 14     Chaperone Training from 12:00 – 12:30 in PCNC office in front office

Wed. March 15     Dominos fundraiser all day long. Order from Dominos on post & school profits
           2nd Grade Garden Sale from 12:15pm - 1:00pm in the hallway between A & B building. Purchase fresh vegetables grown in 2nd grade garden. Cash sales only

Thurs. March 16     Boxtops Labels for education pick up from classrooms – Turn them in anytime

Fri. March 17     Super Eagle Assembly 8:30 – 9:30 in covered Playcourt
                            
Once again, the DKIES Drama Group will be putting on a pair of One-Act Plays on Friday, March 17. Come see our outstanding casts perform in "Nellie's Fishy Fate" and "The Cell".  Audience can get signed in and seated 4:45 - 5. Then plays from 5 to 5:40.  Come support our students that have worked so hard at rehearsals for their big moment on stage to shine. Brief break after the plays to stretch, reset and buy snacks. Snack sale is fundraiser for 5th grade end of year event. Then Let’s all play Bingo.  Fabulous prizes available and there is no cost to play.

Enjoy Spring Break - No School until March 28

Community Events

March 10     2nds at Leilehua High School. 4pm - 8pm Many food trucks in the front parking lot

March 11     Family Fun Day at Dole Plantation from 10am - 2pm, FREE.  Enjoy a performance by comedian Frank DeLima, plus keiki games, food booths and other activities.  Train tours available for a special rate of $7 - $5.75. doleplantation.com

March 11 &12    Honolulu Festival at 3 locations. Hawaii Convention Center, Waikiki Beach Walk and Ala Moana Center. 10am - 6pm on March 11 and 10am - 3pm on March 12, FREE.  Enjoy cultural performances, music, dance, hands on activities and more. honolulufestival.com

March 11     2nd Saturday at HISAM from 11am - 3pm, FREE. Honolulu State Art Museum celebrates community through collaborative weaving with Hawaii Handweavers Hui, then create your own springtime head lei. susan.m.hogan@hawaii.gov

March 11     Kolekole 10 K Run starts at Leader's Field on Schofield. Registration is $45.00 and T shirt size is not guaranteed. Open to all military ID card holders and sponsored guests.  Runners, walkers, strollers and youth participants are welcome. Children not in a stroller must register to participate. Animals are not permitted.  The course will be 5k up the Kolekole pass and turn around at Waianae side of the top gate to return to Leaders field.  To register  https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii/programs/health-and-fitness-center

March 14     Wahiawa Public Library hosts a game night from 6pm - 7pm. (808) 622-6345

March 21     EFMP Bowling during Spring Break from 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Fort Shafter Bowling Alley.  There will be $2.25 per game per person fee. Reservations required- https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii. Click on 'calendar' to make sure we have enough lanes, please RSVP in the 'comments' section with # of participating family members, EFM name and date of birth

The first Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration will be held April 29, 2017 at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall.  Free and open to the public (you will have to pay for parking), the Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America, has organized a day of STEM workshops, displays, robotics, interactive activities, demonstrations, food, games, opportunity to learn more about Scouting, competitions and a not to be missed sciencepresentation/demonstrations by Jake, a Wizard IV.  On line registration
begins March 1. https://www.scoutingevent.com/104-ODESTEM

Please note that all youth who are in grade 6 and below MUST be accompanied by an adult who is registered for the same workshop. A parent may accompany up to 2 youth, and den leaders or teachers may accompany up to 5 youth. The youth and adult must all be registered for the same workshop in the same time period.




Thursday, March 2, 2017

3/2 - 3/10


March newsletter the DKIES Digest is now online at school website. Click link  (http://www.inouye.k12.hi.us/  then scroll down on right side of screen under Quick Links  -- click on Parent Bulletins. – then choose March Digest  Menu is also on website –  scroll further down to Connect with Us - click button “what’s for lunch”

Parking lot in front of the school is reserved for staff until after 8:15. This will be enforced starting March 6, Someone will be checking before school that every car entering the lot has staff parking placard on dashboard. Thank you for your cooperation in allowing our staff to easily park and get to class on time to teach. 

PTO Color Run has only 8 more days to collect pledge envelopes.  So far over $4000 has been raised so we are on track (with your help) to reach 10,000 by March 10. Make sure T shirt size is on pledge form.  Online pledges and adult T shirts can be ordered at www.dkiesmyfunrun.com 

**NEW**  Online meal payments and reminders are now available!  Visit School Cafe (https://www.schoolcafe.com/initial) to register your child(ren).
Please see the top of your child's most recent report card for their student ID number.  Set up automated payments and reminders!   Note there is a 5% convenience fee.

School Events

Mon. March 6     Buddy Pictures after school behind the cafeteria after school - $1.00 for each person in the picture. Guaranteed to be in yearbook

Tues. March 7     2nd Grade field trip to Hawaii State Art Museum for B2, B3, B4

Wed. March 8     Wake Up Wednesday 7:15am - 7:45am in the covered playcourt. Bring your family to school early to move to the music and exercise before school starts.

Thurs. March 9     Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of main office from 1:30pm - 2:00pm

Fri. March 10     Leilehua Complex Fitness Day - field trip for 5th grade to Leilehua High

2nd Grade field trip to Hawaii State Art Museum for B1, O101, O102

Last day to turn in pledge envelope for Color Fun Run

Community Events

March 3     Ti Leaf Lei Making at Wahiawa Botanical garden from 9am - noon. FREE. learn how to make a ti leaf lei and help reach the city's goal of 5000 ti leaf lei to place on graves at Punchbowl Cemetery for Memorial Day. Pre-registration required at (808) 522-7066

March 3     First Friday at Hawaii State Art Museum from 6pm - 9pm for FREE. The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific performs while the library's exhibits stay open late for First Friday. (808) 586-9959

March 3, 4, 5     Waialua Carnival at Waialua High School.  Fri. 6 - 10pm, Sat and Sun. from noon - 6pm.  Enjoy E.K.Fernandez rides, games, food, live entertainment and much more. Al proceeds benefit the school. Admission is free, with scrips available for purchase.  waialuacarnival.org

March 4      Wahiawa Community Fun Fair at Ka'ala Elementary School Field at 130 California Ave.  Join alohacare and the community organizations of Wahiawa as we celebrate health and wellness. Bring the whole family to this fun and free event.  Live entertainment, food trucks, face painting, interactive games, xtreme fun rides, sports clinic, scholastic book fair and community resources. jwww.alohacare.org

March 4     Hawaiian Hanafuda (a Japanese card game) Learn and Play at the Mililani Public Library from 10:30am - noon for free. Grow your understanding of Hawaiian culture and endemic and indigenous plants while learning and playing Hanafuda. Pre-registration in person required. (808) 627-7470

March 4     Friends of Hanauma Bay Quarterly Cleanup from 8:30am - 10:30am. Tools, gloves, trash bags and snacks provided. friendsofhanaumabay.org

March 5     Sea Life Park Keiki Sunday from 10am - 2pm. 2 children under age 12 are free with paying adult. Sea Life Park hosts a day dedicated to dolphins with activities, presentations, meet and greet, games and more. sealifeparkhawaii.com

March 11     Kolekole 10 K Run starts at Leader's Field on Schofield. Registration is $45.00 and T shirt size is not guaranteed. Open to all military ID card holders and sponsored guests.  Runners, walkers, strollers and youth participants are welcome. Children not in a stroller must register to participate. Animals are not permitted.  The course will be 5k up the Kolekole pass and turn around at Waianae side of the top gate to return to Leaders field.  To register  https://hawaii.armymwr.com/pacific/hawaii/programs/health-and-fitness-center