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Friday, April 28, 2017

May School Newsletter

May 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”

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4/27 - 5/8

Accepting donations of empty toilet paper rolls in the PCNC office. Also partial rolls of tin foil or any kind of tape.

School Events

Thurs. April 27           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
Teacher and Staff Appreciation all week long – 
Thank your teacher and/or support PTO efforts to feed staff

Mon. May 1               4th Grade Field Trip to Turtle Bay for service learning (half of 4th Grade) rescheduled

Tues. May 2               Copy Training 8:15 – 8:45. Meet in PCNC office and go to D4 to use machines
                                    4th Grade Field Trip to Kulaiwi for C1, O201 and ½ O202

Wed. May 3                Chaperone Training in PCNC corner of front office from 8am – 8:30am
                                    Dominos fundraiser all day long. Order from Dominos on post and we profit

Thurs. May 4             4th Grade Field Trip to Kulaiwi for C2, C4 and ½ O202
3rd  Grade Field Trip to Hawai’i Theater for Youth

Fri. May 5                  Happy Boys Day and Happy Cinco De Mayo

Community Events

Sat. April 29     Ho'ala School Rummage Sale from 9am - 1pm. 1067 California Avenue in Wahiawa across from district park. Food and drinks and Mothers Day Gifts and more.

Sat. April 29     Ellison Onizuka Day of Exploration (formerly Makahiki) Blaisdell Exhibition Hall from 9am - 3pm. FREE.  Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America host a STEM event featuring activities including building electric motors, making slime, dissecting heats and brains, investigating fossils and more. 595-0857

sat. April 29     Waikiki SPAM Jam from 4pm - 10pm.  Main stretch of Waikiki for FREE. Sample more than 30 culinary creations celebrating SPAM. Plus watch live cooking demos, take photos at a booth, but SPAM and more.

Mon. May 1     May Lei Day celebration from 9am - 5:30pm in Kapi'olani Park. Free and open to the public. Main stage entertainment Hawaiian Steel Guitar Concert 10am - 3pm.. Lei Contest exhibit 1 - 5:30.

Fri. May 5     Wahiawa Botanical Garden will teach you to make ti leaf lei from 9am - noon.  Completed lei will be placed on grave sites at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific for Memorial Day. Pre-registration required. Call 522-7066

Sat. May 6     Pineapple Festival at Wahiawa District Park from 10am - 4pm.  Parade goes up California Ave. starts at Ka'ala Elementary at 9am and ends at park by 10.  Country Store, vendors, food, handcrafters, entertainment, keiki activities, T shirts.

Mon. May 8     Wahiawa Botanical Garden offers Garden World Tour for keiki and their parents from 10am - 11am.  This free tour highlights plants from Asia. Other activities include a nature walk, crafts and more. Bring walking shoes, insect repellent, rain gear and drinking water. Pre-registration is required, call 522-7066

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  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 or click on this link 

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: 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:

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:
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 218
Honolulu, HI 96817
Or fax (808)694-3066
Or via email at 
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

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.

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

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.

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.