Pauoa Elementary designated as Blue Ribbon School

 

Pauoa Elementary designated as a Blue Ribbon school.

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Unity Day for Prevention of Bullying – October 24

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Parent Update #8

 

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IMPORTANT DATES

– Oct. 16               Pre K Aloun Farm Field Trip

– Oct. 17               Quarter 1 Recognition Assembly (students only)

– Oct. 22-25          WASC Accreditation Visit

– 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

 

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON RECOGNITION – We are proud to announce Pauoa Elementary is a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School! Our outstanding academic achievement has led to this prestigious recognition. Congratulations to all for your support and dedication to academic excellence. Principal Arakaki and Mrs. Yama, Pauoa’s Curriculum Coordinator, will be attending a special ceremony in Washington D.C. in November to accept the Blue Ribbon Award on behalf of Pauoa Elementary.

 

FIRE SAFETY BOOKLET – Your child was given the 2018 Fire Fighter’s Safety Guide.  Please review the booklet’s safety tips and complete the activities with your child.  Click on the link to watch a short video on planning a home fire escape plan. Fire Safety Minute Video

 

BOX TOPS – Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and drop them off at the office. Please check the expiration date on the Box Tops; expired Box Tops are invalid.

 

ACCREDITATION VISIT – A team of four administrators and teachers from California and schools throughout our state will be on our campus next week to verify our current programs and school improvement process.  The visiting team will be observing classes and meeting with school staff, students, and parents. The team’s visit is an important step to determine an accreditation status.

 

PTC EARLY DISMISSAL – Students will be dismissed at 1:15 on Oct. 29, 30, Nov. 1, 2, Nov. 5, 8, and 9 to accommodate Parent/Teacher Conferences. Wednesday dismissal will remain at 1:30.

 

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 – “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin

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Spirit Week at Pauoa!

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Pauoa Elementary Newsletter – October 2018

PES OCtober 2018 Newsletter

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Pauoa Cafeteria Menu for October 2018

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Parent Update #7

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IMPORTANT DATES

– Oct. 1             Parent Teacher Conference Confirmation sent home

– Oct. 5             End of Quarter 1

– Oct. 8-12       Fall Break

– Oct. 15          Students return to school

– Oct. 17           Quarter 1 Recognition Assembly (students only)

– Oct. 22-25      WASC Accreditation Visit

 

THANK YOU!  – A big mahalo to all the families who attended Pauoa Camp/Movie Night as well as to the generous families who donated items to make these events a complete success. We also appreciate all the volunteers who assisted with the concession and supervision:  Voyager Church, YMCA, and the Girl Scouts. The weather held up, the children had a blast, families spent quality time together, friendships were formed, and funds were generated to benefit our students. Thank you to the Friends of Pauoa parent group for organizing this wonderful event.

 

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON – We are proud to announce Pauoa Elementary is a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School! Our outstanding academic achievement in reading and math has led to this prestigious recognition. Congratulations to all for your support and dedication to academic excellence.

 

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS – We are working to reduce our students’ chronic absenteeism (Ten or more absences per school year). Please do your best to schedule off campus appointments during non school hours. Trips should be taken during school holidays rather than on school days. Numerous studies show a direct correlation between consistent attendance and academic achievement.

 

Pauoa Elementary honors students with perfect attendance every quarter.

 

If your child will be absent, please call the school office at 587-4500 by 8:30 am. Students arriving on campus after 8:00 am must come to the office for a tardy slip. We ask parents to support the school by reinforcing consistent attendance and punctuality.

 

LOST AND FOUND – A number of lost items, such as jackets and water bottles, are in the Lost and Found bin in the office. Writing your child’s name on all personal items can prevent belongings from ending up in the bin.

 

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER – The Pauoa Newsletter will be distributed to families by the end of this week. Look for it in your child’s backpack or login to the Pauoa Elementary website.

 

WORDS TO PONDER – “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  – Aesop

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Please let us know if you prefer not to receive our weekly PAUOA UPDATE.
If you would like the PAUOA UPDATE to be sent to an additional or
alternate email address, please advise us.
Believe to Achieve! Stand Up! Be Heard! Let’s excel now!
Have a wonderful Fall Break!

 

 

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Parent Update #6

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IMPORTANT DATES

 

– Oct. 5             End of Quarter 1

– Oct. 8-12        Fall Break

ATTENDANCE REMINDERS – We are working to reduce our students’ chronic absenteeism (Ten or more absences per school year). Please do your best to schedule off campus appointments during non school hours. Trips should be taken during school holidays rather than on school days. Numerous studies show a direct correlation between consistent attendance and academic achievement.

Every quarter, Pauoa Elementary honors students with perfect attendance.

If your child will be absent, please call the school office at 587-4500 by 8:30 am. Students arriving on campus after 8:00 am must come to the office for a tardy slip. We ask parents to support the school by reinforcing consistent attendance and punctuality.

 

STUDENT PLANNERS Planners have been issued to all Gr. 1-5 students to record assignments. The planner also helps to maintain communication between teachers and parents.  Many teachers require a parent signature to acknowledge awareness of their child’s assignments and upcoming deadlines. To prevent students from forging their parent’s signature, we ask that parents use a pen to sign their name rather than just their initials.

 

STUDENT SAFETY

  • Pauoa Safety Week – Throughout this week, the school will be practicing several drills including a lock down, shelter-in-place, off-campus evacuation, earthquake, and fire drill. Many of these drills will be repeated throughout the school year to familiarize staff and students with safety procedures.
  • Stranger Danger – Caution your child to never talk to a stranger or take an item from a stranger. Children should not walk alone and never get into a stranger’s vehicle. Read more about Stranger Danger precautions: STRANGER DANGER TIPS
  • No Peanut/Tree Nut products – With Halloween right around the corner, we would like to remind parents to not allow their child to bring candies, snacks, or lunch that contains peanuts or nut products. Pauoa has several students who suffer from severe allergic reactions to nuts, and we all need to work together to prevent preventable allergy emergencies.

 

LOST AND FOUND – A number of lost items, such as jackets and water bottles, are in the Lost and Found bin in the office. Writing your child’s name on all personal items can prevent belongings from ending up in the bin.

 

WORDS TO PONDER – “Life begins when you say Yes to experiences.”

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Believe to Achieve! Stand Up! Be Heard! Let’s excel now!

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Menu Change for 9/25

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Parent Update #5

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IMPORTANT DATES

– Sept. 18         Due: PTC forms and online Free/Reduced Meal Applications

– Sept. 19 & 21     Camp Pauoa Sign Up in the Library from 2:30-5:30

– Sept. 28         Camp Pauoa

– Oct. 1             End of Quarter 1

– Oct. 8-12        Fall Break

 

CAMP PAUOA SIGN UP THIS WEEK – Camp site selection will be on a first come first serve basis.  A table will be set up outside the library on both Wednesday, 9/19 and Friday, 9/21 from after school until 5:30. Camp payment (cash only) will be due when you choose your camp site.

Camp Order Form   Camp Site Map

 

Thank you to the Friends of Pauoa Parent Group for organizing this wonderful event! Funds generated from Camp Pauoa will be used for student activities and incentives.

 

DONATION DROP OFF – Please drop off donations for Camp Pauoa to the office by Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Those who signed up to donate pizza may opt to have the school make the order and pick up the pizza. Just drop off money for the pizza at the office. Parents who plan to bring pizza to the camp should do so by 5:00 pm on the day of camp, 9/28.

A few items are still needed:  Pepperoni pizza and hot dog buns. You may use the Sign Up Genius link: PAUOA DONATIONS or call Candace Aimoto at 587-4500 to make a donation.

 

Click on the Sign Up Genius link to donate items for Pauoa School events:

  • Camp Pauoa – September 28 (Donations from Gr. 1)
  • Mele on the Lawn #2 – January (Donations from Gr. 2)
  • Fitness Challenge – February 22 (Donations from Gr. 4)
  • Spring Fling Fair – April 5 (Donations from Pre K, Kindergarten, Gr. 3)

 

Mahalo for your support and generosity.

 

FEDERAL SURVEY CARDS – This is a reminder to turn in a completed Federal Survey if you have not already done so. We are striving for a 100% return of the surveys so that our school can maximize its federal funding.  Congratulations to Gr. 2 for being the first grade level to submit all of their Federal Survey Cards.  Good job!

 

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS – The National School Lunch program is a federally-assisted program based on family income eligibility which provides free or reduced price student meals.  Parents of students who had meal benefits last school year must reapply for the current school year now or your child will no longer be eligible for this service.

Parents/guardians may submit applications online at ezmealapp.com
and enter “Hawaii” to search for school district. The deadline for
online applications is Sept 18.

 

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES – Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Monday, October 29, 2018 thru November 9, 2018.  Conference request forms are due to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

PTC Request Form

 

WORDS TO PONDER  – “Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one.” ― Hans Selye

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Please let us know if you prefer not to receive our weekly PAUOA UPDATE.
If you would like the PAUOA UPDATE to be sent to an additional or
alternate email address, please advise us.
Believe to Achieve! Stand Up! Be Heard! Let’s excel now!

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