December Newsletter!

Pauoa Newsletter December 2018 rev

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IMPORTANT DATES
12/3-7 Book Fair in the library. Library closed
12/4 Gr. 5 Middle school orientation at Kawananakoa
12/6 Kindergarten: Fire Department visit 10-11:30 am
12/7 Kawananakoa Orchestra assembly preK-5 9:45-10:15 am in the cafe
12/14 Gr. 3 F/T Hawaii Plantation Village 8:30-12:30 pm
12/19 Gr. K F/T to State Library and Honolulu Hale 8:30-11:30 am
12/21 Winter Program 9-9:45 am in the café

School Safety: Please drive with aloha in and around Pauoa and use the crosswalk to get to the other side. We have had several calls from our neighbors regarding speeding and unsafe driving. On 11/27/18, we had an incident where a pedestrian was hit by a car. Luckily, no one was injured. Again, please drive with aloha and always use the crosswalk to get to the other side. Together, let’s make Pauoa Valley a safe place to be.

After school Tutoring and enrichment program –After school tutoring and enrichment program has resumed as of Tuesday, November 13. Please remind your child to attend on their scheduled day(s). Thank you.

November 28 National Blue Ribbon Celebration—Thank to those who were in attendance. We were all treated to a spectacular program put on by our students. We were graced in presence with dignitaries such as Senator Luke and Kidani, Councilwoman Fukunaga, Superintendent Kishimoto, CAS Dilwith, CAS Silberstein, many school partners and faculty alumni’s. View the celebration on our website: Pauoa Elementary School#14BA821. Scroll down below this month’s lunch menu.

DECEMBER 14TH OHANA MOVIE NIGHT—Our next Ohana Night will be Dec. 14th. We will be having a movie night and winter turkey and ham dinner giveaway. We also have a family activity on building your “Drive in Movie Car” for the event. A flyer went home to explain the activity. Anyone who completes the activity will have a front row seat to watch Incredibles 2. Please turn in your RSVP ASAP. See all there.

Make Your Own ‘Drive In Movie’ Car Contest!
The front row on the Great Lawn will be reserved for participants in this contest. Participants must register their car at 5:30pm on Movie Night.
Parade of contestants will begin at 5:45pm and participants may watch the movie in their car.

Instructions: With your family members, construct a car using primarily recycled material (i.e.: cardboard boxes) to hold one, two or your entire family. This is a family activity so get everyone involved in your planning, constructing and designing of your “drive in movie car”.
• How will you design your doors? Will they open?
• How will you get into your car?
• Will there be a roof to protect you?
• Will you attach wheels or draw them?
• Steering wheel?
• Dashboard?
• Seats?
• Lights?
Be creative and have fun with it. This is what family time is all about…

SCIENCE FAIR FEBRUARY 2019 – Looking for students, individuals or small groups, to create and present a science project. This is your opportunity to display your knowledge and represent Pauoa Elementary in the Honolulu District Science Fair in February. An informational meeting will be held on Friday, October 26 in the Library during first recess for students in Grades 3-5.

WORDS TO PONDER – A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~ Saint Basil

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Believe to Achieve! Stand Up! Be Heard! Let’s excel now!
Aloha,
Principal Arakaki

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Cafeteria Menu for December, 2018

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Pauoa National Blue Ribbon Ceremony

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Parent Update 11-27-1018

IMPORTANT DATES

11/27   Flu Clinic  8-2 pm

11/28   National Blue Ribbon Assembly 9-9:45 am in the Café

12/3-7  Book Fair in the library.  Library closed

12/4     Gr. 5 Middle school orientation at Kawananakoa

12/6     Kindergarten:  Fire Department visit 10-11:30 am

12/7     Kawananakoa Orchestra assembly preK-5 9:45-10:15 am in the cafe

12/14   Gr. 3 F/T Hawaii Plantation Village 8:30-12:30 pm

12/19   Gr. K F/T to State Library and Honolulu Hale 8:30-11:30 am

12/21   Winter Program 9 am in the cafe

 

School Safety:  Please drive with aloha in and around Pauoa and use the crosswalk to get to the other side.  We have had several calls from our neighbors regarding speeding and unsafe driving.  Today, we had an incident where a pedestrian was hit by a car.  Luckily, no one was injured.  Again, please drive with aloha and always use the crosswalk to get to the other side.

 

After school Tutoring and enrichment program –After school tutoring and enrichment program has resumed as of Tuesday, November 13.  Please remind your child to attend on their scheduled day(s).  Thank you.

 

November 28 National Blue Ribbon CelebrationWe will be having our celebration on Wednesday, November 28 from 9-9:45 am.  We will be having some VIP guests such as Superintendent Kishimoto, CAS Dilwith, Councilmember Fukunaga, and other school community partners.  Grade 5 and Mana Mele’s ukulele and singing group will be performing.  Parents and community members are welcome.  However, seating is limited.

 

DECEMBER 14TH OHANA MOVIE NIGHT—Our next Ohana Night will be Dec. 14th.  We will be having a movie night and winter turkey and ham dinner giveaway.  We also have a family activity on building your “Drive in Movie Car” for the event.  A flyer went home to explain the activity.  Anyone who completes the activity will have a front row seat to watch Incredibles 2.  See all there.

 

ART AND POETRY CONTEST – Calling all artists and poets! Hawai’i Gas Company is sponsoring an art/poetry contest to promote locally grown, caught, or raised products. This is an awesome opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents. Deadline to enter is November 30.  Entries may be turned in to your child’s teacher.

 

WORDS TO PONDERAll kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them.  By Magic Johnson

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Pauoa Cafeteria Menu for November 2018

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Parent Update #10

PAUOA UPDATE PAUOA UPDATE PAUOA UPDATE PAUOA UPDATE
IMPORTANT DATES

– Oct. 29, 30            1:15 Early Release due to Parent/Teacher Conferences

– Oct. 29-Nov. 2       Spirit Week

– Oct. 30                  5:30-7:00 Ohana Night Pumpkin Carving, Cafeteria

– Oct. 30                  5:30 School Community Council (SCC) General Meeting

– Nov. 1, 2, 5, 8, 9   1:15 Early Release due to Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT – Pauoa Elementary Spirit Week is upon us. Join the fun and show your school pride!  The grade level with the most school spirit throughout the week will win a fabulous prize!

 

Oct. 29 Monday – Black/White Day

Oct. 30 Tuesday – Super Hero Day

Oct. 31 Wednesday – Happy Halloween!

Nov. 1  Thursday – Cartoon Day

Nov. 2  Friday – Beach Day 

 

PTC EARLY DISMISSAL/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM CANCELATION – Students will be dismissed at 1:15 on Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 1, 2, Nov. 5, 8, and 9 to accommodate Parent/Teacher Conferences. Although the A+ program will not be interrupted, all other afterschool programs, tutoring and enrichment programs, will be canceled from Oct. 29-Nov. 9. Wednesday dismissal will remain at 1:30.

 

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – Teachers are looking forward to meeting with parents to share and exchange important information about their students. Conferences have been scheduled at 15 minute intervals. Please be punctual for your conference. Thank you for your involvement and cooperation.

Conference Tips for Parents

 

OCTOBER 30TH OHANA NIGHT – Save the date!!!  October 30, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Please come for a night of fun, excitement and creativity as your child(ren) enjoy activities put on by the Executive Women’s League of Hawaii, pumpkin carving contest and bonding time with your ohana (family).  There will also be our School Community Council community meeting highlighting our plans this school year, recognition received and update of our WASC (Western Association for School and College) report. PAUOA SCHOOL PUMPKIN CARVING FLYER

 

ART AND POETRY CONTEST – Calling all artists and poets! Hawai’i Gas Company is sponsoring an art/poetry contest to promote locally grown, caught, or raised products. This is an awesome opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents. Deadline to enter is November 30.  Entries may be turned in to your child’s teacher. Art & Poetry Contest.pdf

 

SCIENCE FAIR FEBRUARY 2019 – Looking for students, individuals or small groups, to create and present a science project.  This is your opportunity to display your knowledge and represent Pauoa Elementary in the Honolulu District Science Fair in February. An informational meeting will be held on Friday, October 26 in the Library during first recess for students in Grades 3-5.

 

STUDENT PORTRAITS – Picture taking for students who did not take a photo or for students who wish to retake their photo will be on November 20. If retaking a photo, the original photo package must be returned to the photographer on the retake day.

 

WORDS TO PONDER – “What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.”  – Pablo Picasso

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Parent Update #9

PAUOA UPDATE PAUOA UPDATE PAUOA UPDATE PAUOA UPDATE
IMPORTANT DATES

– Oct. 22-25             WASC Accreditation Visit

– Oct. 24                  Unity Day – Wear orange to support anti-bullying

– Oct. 29, 30            1:15 Early Release due to Parent/Teacher Conferences

– Oct. 29-Nov. 2       Spirit Week

– Oct. 30                  5:30-7:00 Ohana Night Pumpkin Carving, Cafeteria

– Oct. 30                  5:30 School Community Council (SCC) General Meeting

– Nov. 1, 2, 5, 8, 9   1:15 Early Release due to Parent/Teacher Conferences

 

STUDENT PORTRAITS – Class photos and student portraits were distributed last week. Make up picture taking for students who did not take a photo or for students who wish to retake their photo will be on November 20. Students who wish to retake their photo return their photo package to the photographer on the retake day.

 

ACCREDITATION VISIT – Throughout the week, we will be hosting a team of educators from across the state and California who will be observing classes and meeting with school staff, students, and parents. The team represents the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) and will be validating the Pauoa’s programs and system for continued school improvement.

 

UNITY DAY – Hawaii’s DOE is encouraging students and staff to join a national movement for inclusive, nurturing learning environments for all. On Wednesday, Oct. 24, wear orange to show you care about safe and supportive schools and communities, and for solidarity during National Bullying Prevention Month. Let’s send a giant ORANGE message of hope and support!

 

OCT. 25 AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM CANCELLATION – After school tutoring with Mrs. Obayashi and Ms. Tatemichi, Arts and Crafts with Ms. Ota and Mrs. Hamada, and Arts and Ceramics with Mrs. Newton and Mrs. Fong will be canceled on Thursday, 10/25.  *Mana Mele Singing Class will be held as usual.

 

PTC EARLY DISMISSAL/AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM CANCELLATION – Students will be dismissed at 1:15 on Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 1, 2, Nov. 5, 8, and 9 to accommodate Parent/Teacher Conferences. All afterschool programs will be canceled from Oct. 29-Nov. 9. Wednesday dismissal will remain at 1:30.

 

OCTOBER 30TH OHANA NIGHT – Save the date!!!  October 30, 5:30-7:30 pm.  Please come for a night of fun, excitement and creativity as your child(ren) enjoy activities put on by the Executive Women’s League of Hawaii, pumpkin carving contest and bonding time with your ohana (family).  There will also be our School Community Council community meeting highlighting our plans this school year, recognition received and update of our WASC (Western Association for School and College) report. PAUOA SCHOOL PUMPKIN CARVING FLYER

 

ART AND POETRY CONTEST – Calling all artists and poets! Hawai’i Gas Company is sponsoring an art/poetry contest to promote locally grown, caught, or raised products. This is an awesome opportunity for students to showcase their artistic talents. Deadline to enter is November 30.  Entries may be turned in to your child’s teacher. Art & Poetry Contest.pdf

 

SCIENCE FAIR FEBRUARY 2019 – Looking for students, individuals or small groups, to create and present a science project.  This is your opportunity to display your knowledge and represent Pauoa Elementary in the Honolulu District Science Fair in February. An informational meeting will be held on Friday, October 26 in the Library during first recess for students in Grades 3-5.

 

SCHOOL SPIRIT – Pauoa Elementary Spirit Week is coming up. Join the fun and show your school pride! See the October Newsletter for more details.

Oct Newsletter

Oct. 29 Monday – Black/White Day

Oct. 30 Tuesday – Super Hero Day

Oct. 31 Wednesday – Happy Halloween!

Nov. 1  Thursday – Cartoon Day

Nov. 2  Friday – Beach Day 

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WORDS TO PONDER – “Wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it. Right is right, even if no one is doing it.”

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2019 Art and Poetry Contest

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