Parent Update #9


– 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 


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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