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This is a Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTCO) Blog, not the official website for Laie Elementary School. Here you can find lots of great information on what is happening at and in our community. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Question of the Week

Did you read the letter from Mr. Ho this week?  

Let's hear what you think of next year's academic plan including two more mobile computer labs, a part-time music teacher, math fact certification program, and after-school tutoring / learning programs.

Monday, December 13, 2010

PTCO Bulletin 12-13-10


CALENDAR


Thurs., Dec. 16 – 2nd Quarter and 1st Semester end. Students get out at 2:10pm.

Fri., Dec. 17 – NO SCHOOL, Non-Instructional Day

Mon., Dec. 20  - Winter Holiday, NO SCHOOL
           
Mon., Jan. 3 – Teacher Work Day NO STUDENTS

Tues., Jan 4 –  End of Winter Break. Students return to class!

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Dog Found
A dog was found at La’ie Elementary this morning. The owner(s) have yet to be located. If you are missing your pooch, please go to the administration office to claim your dog.

KidBiz Contest
Hawaii Achieve3000 (better known as KidBiz 3000/TeenBiz3000) is running a contest on the students achievements for completing articles with 75% or better.  An email from Hawaii Achieve3000 is included:
“Aloha!
  Your students have already begun progressing toward their title of Hawaii High Achievers! One class in each Complex Area, whose students complete the most multiple choice activities through January 6th, will be chosen as a winner! The highest performing student in the winning class, along with his/her teacher, will be recognized at a special Awards Ceremony at our upcoming Hawaii Leadership Conference on February 17, 2011.”

Our last report about our school standings are :    
   
Grade
Students Enrolled
Students meeting
the 40 Activity Goal
Percentage
2
102
15
15%
3
86
62
72%
4
80
31
58%
5
84
47
58%
6
74
23
31%

         Many letters have gone home to parents with id/passwords earlier this year.  Parents who want to receive id/passwords to their children's account and follow their child's progress can click the attachment below.
        Students who read and do the activities by reading 2 articles a day will become secure with answering questions. Please see attached letter from KidBiz3000. 
Thank you, 
Val Pula



Fall Play DVD's Still Available
This would make a fun Christmas present for family or friends.  If you want a Voyage of theDawn Treader DVD, contact Laura Blum at 293-1893.

Students on the BLOG  
We are opening up the blog to let kids have a public place to publish their writing and art work!  Your child will probably be asked by teachers to submit writing.  Please return the parent permission forms that went home.  Ultimately, parents can decide if they want their children to submit works or not.  If your kids want to write and submit their own stories or poems (maybe a fun activity during the break!), they can email submissions tolaiebulletin@gmail.com with the subject "BLOG."  Please include the child's name, grade, and teacher, and parent name.

Healthy Leis and Parties  
Did your Super Citizen sport a new, fashionable, healthy lei or non-food lei?  Email a picture tolaiebulletin@gmail.com, and your child will be entered to win a free dinner for two at Surfin' Tacos.  Also, think of a healthy holiday treat for class parties this week.  Take a picture, and then the whole class will get entered in the contest!!

Add a Gift to Your Shopping Cart  
The kids at La’ie Elementary are asking for recess equipment for a holiday gift.  As you're out shopping, or if you have any you would donate, you would definitely make Santa's "nice list" this year.  You can deliver your gift to the office to go in the PTCO recess bag.

Here are some ideas:
  • A big plastic garbage can with wheels and a lid to hold all the equipment
  • Rubber balls
  • Kickball plastic bases
  • Tennis balls or handballs
  • Frisbee
  • Jump ropes (large and small)


Geckos are ON-THE-MOVE
Thanks to Megan Hughes, Josh Nead, and the BYUH Med-club for initiating our lunch-time Geckos-on-the-Move track program.  The kids are having a blast running around the field.  There are no winners or losers, but there are prizes for everyone.  Did you know some of your kids run over a mile each time we set up the track? They are learning that ANYONE can run, walk, and groove their way around the track and be healthy with their friends.  If there are any other parents who would like to come once a week during lunch (about 11:15am - 12:30pm) and help pass out cards and count laps, email Emily Bradshaw at bradshaw.e@gmail.com.


Garden Gurus
Jack Johnson's Kokua Foundation is giving La’ie Elementary School a grant to help boost student participation in the garden (MAHALO!).  We are looking for parents, grandparents, or other community members who are willing to come in and work with two or three other parents to take classes to the garden.  The lesson plans are already designed by the Kokua Foundation.  They are fun, hands-on learning experiences for our children.  This is a once or twice a month commitment for two hours each time.  If you are interested, please contact Emily Bradshaw atbradshaw.e@gmail.com.  Spread the word to the gardeners you know!


COMMUNITY

Kahuku Library:
Mon., Dec. 13 – Bookmobile #3, Book Club 11am.
Tues., Dec. 14  “Cricut” Ornament Treat Boxes with Jacob Nihipali at 6:30pm.
Wed., Dec. 15 – After School Club 1pm.
Thurs., Dec. 16 – Keiki Storytime!  10am.

The Ko’olauloa Children’s Chorus
 “Come Let Us Adore Him”
A FREE Christmas Concert
Thursday, Dec 23, 2010
BYU Hawaii McKay Auditorium
7:00 pm (Doors open @6:30pm)
Attire:  Aloha Wear
Please be seated by 6:50pm
Due to live recording, CHILDREN under 5 not allowed.

Special Note:  Those with FREE CONCERT TICKETS will sit in the reserved section. Reserved seats are available on a first come first served basis until seats are filled or until they are open to the public at 6:55pm.  Come early to get your reserved seat.  TICKETS available from KCC singers will help KCC singers as tickets with singer names on back will go into a monetary drawing for singers who will tour China in 2012. To help a singer on the way to China:
CALL Esther Macy @ 387-4522 NOW if you would like FREE TICKETS!

**If you would like to advertise in this bulletin, we are happy to publicize opportunities that enrich our school community. Be aware that Laie Elementary school does not sponsor or endorse any of the listed businesses in this bulletin. Mahalo!**

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

PTCO Bulletin 12-07-10


CALENDAR

Thurs., Dec. 9 – PTCO meeting cancelled. See you in January!
Fri., Dec. 10 – Super Citizen! 8:15am
                      LSCC Meeting at 2:30pm

Fri., Dec. 17 – NO SCHOOL, Non-Instructional Day

Mon., Dec. 20  - Winter Holiday, NO SCHOOL


COMMUNITY

Support the Ko’olauloa Sustainable Communities Plan, Support Envision La’ie
Tues., Dec. 7, Kahuku HS CafĂ©, Tailgate your dinner starting at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.Please be there to show your support. It’s important to get as many people out as possible.  Community members need to be there to register that support so the city planners get a confirmation that they have put forward a plan that addresses the needs of the people who live and work here.  You may sign up to testify, or you can just be there in a blue or white t-shirt.
Please bring your family and friends.  Carpool if possible, as parking is limited. Free blue t-shirts are available through HRI's front office. Ask for Kela.

Also, please go to www.envisionlaie.com and have each of your family members and friends submit a positive comment by clicking on the link there.  It will go to the city and be counted as part of the community input they are collecting on the plan.  While on the website, you can also sign up to receive the newsletter that goes out regularly to keep our supporters fully updated. Mahalo!

HELP SAVE LIVES!
Please help support our bone marrow drive on Friday, December 10, 2010 from 12 noon to 6pm at the entrance of La’ie Foodland. This is an effort to increase the polynesian registry at the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry. To see if you are a match will only require 5 minutes of your time, completion of paper work and a quick oral swab sample. Volunteers must be ages 18 and older and be permanent U.S. residents or US nationals. For more information, please contact Lila Magalei at 780-9553, or via email at magaleil@byuh.edu. Mahalo!
Kahuku Library:
Tues., Dec. 7  Holiday Musical Festival, 6pm.
Wed., Dec. 8 – After School Club 1pm.
Thurs., Dec. 9 – Keiki Storytime!  10am.

The Ko’olauloa Children’s Chorus
 “Come Let Us Adore Him”
A FREE Christmas Concert
Thursday, Dec 23, 2010
BYU Hawaii McKay Auditorium
7:00 pm (Doors open @6:30pm)
Attire:  Aloha Wear
Please be seated by 6:50pm
Due to live recording, CHILDREN under 5 not allowed.

Special Note:  Those with FREE CONCERT TICKETS will sit in the reserved section. Reserved seats are available on a first come first served basis until seats are filled or until they are open to the public at 6:55pm.  Come early to get your reserved seat.  TICKETS available from KCC singers will help KCC singers as tickets with singer names on back will go into a monetary drawing for singers who will tour China in 2012. To help a singer on the way to China:
CALL Esther Macy @ 387-4522 NOW if you would like FREE TICKETS!


Family Fun Zone
UH Home Football Games
Aloha Stadium
South End Zone Parking Lot (adjacent to the Centerplate Tailgate Tent)
Opens three hours prior to kick off.
Features a variety of exciting activities for all ages including inflatable bouncers, keiki rides, and a football toss cage. For more information visit

The LEGO Store Monthly Mini Model Build!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Ala Moana Shopping Center Store
Activity: Christmas Tree
5:00 p.m. until supplies last
One Free Per Child
One day each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it home – for free!
Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every
month and will be specially themed to that month – ask a Store Associate for details! Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children aged 6 to 14 only. Come early as this increases your chances of getting supplies. Call the store at (808) 942-5346 for more information.

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 11, 2011
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. or 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Japanese Cultural Center – Manoa Grand Ballroom
Cost: $20, includes meal, photo with Santa, and a Christmas gift
This annual fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii features clowns, face painting, games, crafts,
costumed characters and more. For more information call 951-0200 or visit

Hawaiian Arts for the Holidays
Second Saturday at the Hawaii State Art Museum
Saturday, December 11, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Free
A family event featuring hands-on learning activities and quick tours of the museum. Learn how to make Christmas ornaments from lauhala, quilting, leather and kapa. Create your own holiday gifts that are handmade with aloha. On hand to demonstrate will be the Lauhala Hui, the Poakalani Quilters, leathersmith Clive Ushijima, and tapa maker Dalani Tanahy. Scheduled art galleries open from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., with art activities scheduled from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 586-0900 or visit http://hawaii.gov/sfca/.

Kaiser Permanente’s
Keiki Passenger Safety (KPS) Program
Car and booster seat inspections.
Participants do not need to be Kaiser Permanente (KP) members. Call the KP Health Education Department at 432-2260 to make an appointment. Questions may be directed to 432-8938 or geila.r.fukumitsu@kp.org

Kamehameha Schools One-Stop-Shop Services
For more information call the Oahu Regional Resource Center at 808-534-3994 or 808-534-3994 or

**If you would like to advertise in this bulletin, we are happy to publicize opportunities that enrich our school community. Be aware that Laie Elementary school does not sponsor or endorse any of the listed businesses in this bulletin. Mahalo!**

Friday, December 3, 2010

More Turkey Fun

Here are more pictures from the Turkey Trot. Thank you parents for your photo submissions!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Math Game 'Top It!'



Let's learn basic math skills by playing games. A simple game to play is called "Top It" (back in the day we called it "War"). You can use a regular set of cards (take out the suits).

A few tips before beginning:
1. Don't split up the deck of cards, just leave them in a pile in the center of the playing surface.
2. Decide how many cards each player will take? 2? 3? 4?
3. Decide what you are going to do with the digits displayed on the cards? Add them? Multiply? Subtract?
4. Decide if the winner is determined by the highest answer? lowest answer?
5. Be flexible with the rules.
Starting the game:
1. Each person draws the pre-determined number of cards. (see #2 above)
2. Each person figures out their answer. (see #3 above)
3. Winner gets all the cards. If there is a tie, draw a new set of cards and repeat the steps. Winner takes both sets of cards.
4. Repeat
5. Have fun!


Courtney Palmer
Laie Elementary Math Coordinator

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

PTCO Bulletin 11-30-10


CALENDAR

Wed., Dec. 1 - Evacuation Drill – LES will conduct a full campus evacuation drill at 8:15am on Dec. 1. Please have your children to school no later than 7:55am.
No one will be allowed on school campus once the drill begins.
In the event of an actual evacuation:
1. No one will return to the LES campus.
2. Teachers will notify parents of the evacuation from the evacuation site after all students are accounted for and instructions are given. (It is important that the school have current emergency contact info.)
3. Parents will be able to pick up their child(ren) from the evacuation site.
Thank you.


Wed., Dec. 1 – LES Christmas Program! 6pm at the CAC. Please be there by 5:30pm to check in with your child’s teacher, and so they can get settled before the performance begins!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE
Children have been reported being seen in the front seats of cars, in the back of truck beds, and most shockingly on the rails of truck beds while being dropped off for school.
Please remember to obey the laws and keep children in the back seat until 12 years old (or 100 lbs). No one under 12 is allowed in the back of a truck, and, of course, on the rails of a truck bed.  
As mandated reporters, teachers and all school personnel are required to report these things if seen, as it is child endangerment.
Thank you.  

Enter to Win Dinner at Surfin' Tacos: 
Take a picture of your super citizen in his or her healthy lei, or take a picture of your healthy class party. Email the photo with the child's name and teacher to the laiebulletin@gmail.com, and we'll post on our PTCO Blog. 
  
COMMUNITY

Kahuku Library:
Tues., Nov 30  Craft Fair sponsored by Friends of the Kahuku Library. 2-7:30pm.
Wed., Dec. 1 – After School Club 1pm.
Thurs., Dec. 2– Keiki Storytime!  10am.

Kahuku Elementary Fun Run/Walk
Kahuku Elementary is proud to announce its first annual holiday 5k/1 mile Fun Run/Walk at Gunstock Ranch on Saturday, December 4, at 7:00 a.m.  Every participant receives a t-shirt and a number for the lucky number drawing for prizes such as a surfboard, a Wii system with three games, a Nikon Camera, an Escape Club Membership at Turtle Bay which includes a one night stay and a round of golf.  Additional lucky number prizes include an iTouch, dinner for two at Palm Terrace, Dave and Buster Power cards and more. You can also purchase lucky numbers for $1 each and you DONT have to be present to win. 
If you would like to buy lucky number tickets, please email Melissa @wilsonm023@yahoo.com or text @ 277-1423 and we will bring them to you and collect your money.

Registration forms for the race are attached and can be turned in on race day for the same price of $20 NOT $30 as the registration form says but you are not guaranteed a t-shirt.  Cash prizes will be given to the top female and top male runners PLUS the top female and male runners in each age category will receive gift cards.


2010 Winter Intersession Day Camps, What a Wonderful World
Camps run from Dec. 20-30. Registration deadline is Dec. 10, 2010. Register early for the Early Bird Special! For camp locations and fees, please go tokamaainakids.com or call 262-4538.

Keiki Kalikimaka contest
Calling all artists ages 12 and below! Kids, help us trim our pages with the holiday spirit. It's time for our annual Keiki Kalikimaka drawing contest. Design an ornament and you'll have a chance at our prizes of $100, $75 and $25 cash. We'll select a daily finalist, to be printed on Page 1 of the section beginning Nov. 26. On Christmas we'll run all 29 finalists and announce the randomly chosen winners. The contest is open to kids up to age 12. All entries must be between 5 and 8 inches wide. No 3-D entries (don't glue on any objects). We must receive your drawing in the mail -- no faxes or e-mails. Ornaments cannot be returned. Attach the entry form at left. The last day to enter is Dec. 20. Click HERE to print the entry form!
PAL Basketball
PAL basketball registration is now open to boys and girls ages 5 to 14 years old.  Register at the HRI office in the Laie Shopping Center.  The fee is $35 a player, families with 3 or more siblings registered pay $30 per child. Parents who volunteer to coach are waived the fee for 1 child.  1 waived fee per family.
Please register now because registration ends the first week of December!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Healthy Snacks in the Classroom

Yvonne Ah Sue's 4th grade class enjoyed a snack of "ants on a log" and celery with dip last week. The kids are looking forward to a potluck of trail mix items as their next snack. Mahalo for sharing your healthy ideas!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Turkey Trot 2010 Part 2

Here is a glimpse of the fun during one of the races. 

video

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Turkey Trot 2010

Mahalo to everyone for supporitng today's Turkey Trot.  Thanks to Luella Mua'ina for organizing the event. While you're here, tell us what you're grateful in our Question of the Week post. 

Don't forget to stop by American Savings Bank.  Opening a free account (or two or three) could win Laie Elementary $100,000.  When you're at Foodland today, planning your Thanksgiving, take a second to sign up!

Many thanks to all students, teachers, and participants,  Mr. Au our fabulous  coach and his team, Luella our fantastic ever ready PCNC leader, our PTTs whose help is unfailing, Mr. Hasegawa our reliable tech coodinator, Ms. Franki for her strong support with music and announcing, and Ms. Heath for her support with keeping our records correct, Ms. Huddy to assure our participants health & care. 

In keeping with our school's focus on healthy living we want to share our special thanks with the following groups and people:
Laie Community Association for the 1st place prize---Turkey
PTCO for the 2nd. place prize---Pies
Principal Matt Ho for the 3rd. Prize---Goodie Bags 



Winners: 
                                Girls                            Boys                        
PreK/Headstart 1st:  Ahri Skipps                  Gabriel Cravens
                       2nd: Naseyah Soliai             Motuleita Katoa
                       3rd:  Mata Kafoa                  Tua Taumoepeau

Kindergarten     1st:  Kathleen Uluave           Clyde Taulapapa
                       2nd: Mele Taumoepeau        Brock Fonoimoana
                        3rd: Maryann Tulele            Gabriel Haiola-Galletes

Grade 1            1st:  Anuhea Aluli                Kalaua Heimuli
                       2nd:  Kirstin Orian                Hunter Hitz
                       3rd:  Milika Langi                 Leonard AhYou

Grade 2`           1st:  Mary Fonoimoana        Nason Coleman
                       2nd:  Eve McCarrey             Ahser Hannemann
                       3rd:   Pilolevu Ungounga       Vaiinupo Fruean

Grade 3            1st:  Kimbrell Kunz              Braxton Cravens
                       2nd:  Hauoli Meyers             Joseph Taufa
                       3rd:   Keania Kaio                Issac Vaka

Grade 4            1st:   Aja Tapusoa                Kalaeloa Orian
                       2nd:   Jane Bradshaw           James Miller                        
                       3rd:    Jeida Toilolo               Kainoa Wood

Grade 5            1st:   Sarah Lukov               Joseph Purcell
                       2nd:   Rachael Tagatauli        Kalel Mua'e
                       3rd:    Laramie Kimball           Kailuna Stant

Grade 6            1st:    Kamalie Aluli               Truman Spring
                       2nd:    Aolele Taulapapa        Stokes Bothelo
                       3rd:     Karly Nikora                Vili Sanft 

Lining up to race. Notice the staging tents in the background.




Proud Mom Rebecca Fonoimoana. Her daughter Mary won a turkey!


A lucky 2nd place runner with his pie.

Send us your Turkey Trot pictures and we'll post them here! (laiebulletin@gmail.com)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Question of the Week




Why are you grateful your kids go to Laie Elementary School? 
What else are you grateful for?

PTCO Bulletin 11-23-10


CALENDAR

Wed., Nov. 24 –
Turkey Trot! Kam Field 8:30am.

Thurs., Nov. 25 & 26 – Happy Thanksgiving!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Question of the week:  For this week, why you are GRATEFUL your kids go to Laie Elementary School?  Just click on "comment" on the PTCO Blog.  You can still comment on last week's question, too.

Enter to Win Dinner at Surfin' Tacos: 
Take a picture of your super citizen in his or her healthy lei, or take a picture of your healthy class party. Email the photo with the child's name and teacher to the laiebulletin@gmail.com, and we'll post on our PTCO Blog. 


COMMUNITY

Kahuku Library:
Mon., Nov. 22 – Kahuku Bookmobile #3.
Tues., Nov 23  Reiki with Alice Anne Parker at 6:30pm.
Wed., Nov 24 – After School Club 1pm.
Thurs., Nov. 25– Library CLOSED. Happy Thanksgiving!

Calling All Moms!
I'm looking for moms willing to do reviews on my blog about products.  Reviewers do not get paid but they will get to keep the product they review, and if a reviewer has a blog we can send more traffic to it.  Specifically I'm looking for moms who like to write/blog, have babies/toddlers/kids younger than 8-years-old and have time to write 2-3 200-400 word reviews a month.  This is a great way to jump into mommy blogging, network more across the mom blogging community, try cool products for families and have your say about them. If you are interested, please contact me atmoanasaves@gmail.com.

Keiki Kalikimaka contest
Calling all artists ages 12 and below! Kids, help us trim our pages with the holiday spirit. It's time for our annual Keiki Kalikimaka drawing contest. Design an ornament and you'll have a chance at our prizes of $100, $75 and $25 cash. We'll select a daily finalist, to be printed on Page 1 of the section beginning Nov. 26. On Christmas we'll run all 29 finalists and announce the randomly chosen winners. The contest is open to kids up to age 12. All entries must be between 5 and 8 inches wide. No 3-D entries (don't glue on any objects). We must receive your drawing in the mail -- no faxes or e-mails. Ornaments cannot be returned. Attach the entry form at left. The last day to enter is Dec. 20. Click HERE to print the entry form!
**If you would like to advertise in this bulletin, we are happy to publicize opportunities that enrich our school community. Be aware that Laie Elementary school does not sponsor or endorse any of the listed businesses in this bulletin. Mahalo!**

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Question of the Week

QUESTION
  • What are some ideas you have seen at other schools that you think might work well at Laie Elementary School?
  • What new ideas do you have for Laie?

Please comment on this post as we would love your input!

PTCO Bulletin 11-15-10

CALENDAR

Wed., Nov. 24
 
-Turkey Trot! Kam Field 8:30am
-LSCC meeting! 3:30pm-5pm in the conference room. We will be discussing the School Surveys that were recently sent home and the Academic and financial plans for upcoming years.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Fall Play DVD's are done!  Come before school this  Wednesday, Nov. 17, or Friday from 7:40 - 8 a.m. to pick them up in the Cafeteria.  Or call Laura Blum at 293-1893, email laurabethblum@yahoo.com.  We are not selling them,  but will accept donations to cover the cost of production and costumes.

Question of the Week  ?????? We want to hear from parents, and sometimes, it seems like everyone is too busy for a face-to-face meeting.  Come talk on the PTCO blog!!  Each week, we will have a question for each of you to reply to.  For this week, what are some ideas you have seen at other schools that you think might work well at Laie Elementary School?  What new ideas do you have for Laie?  Just click here to put in your ideas.  We want the blog to be a forum for parents to share ideas, make suggestions, and contribute pictures and information.  Go see what others have to say! 

Win a dinner for two at Surfin' Tacos!!  Take a picture of your super citizen in his or her healthy lei, and email the photo with the child's name to thelaiebulletin@gmail.com.  We'll post on our PTCO blog.  Also, email pictures of your child's nutritious class birthday or holiday party.  Every time you send us a picture with your child's name, we'll enter your child in a drawing for dinner for two -- thank you to Surfin' Tacos for sponsoring this!  This doesn't mean you have to create broccoli and cauliflower leis (unless you want to).  Healthy leis could be silly band leis, popcorn leis, crayon and marker leis, inflatables -- anything but candy.  Share your pictures!!! Let's get creative in celebrating the healthy way!  ***We assume that if you send us a picture, you are giving us permission to post it on the blog.

IMPACT Award!
This year's IMPACT Award will be starting up again on Nov. 1st! The award will be given monthly and will include grades K-6. Criteria: Students/Teachers may nominate individuals from their respective school who are noticed  doing any of the actions in an exemplary way; Teamwork, Respect, Kindness, Friendliness, Understanding, Service, Support, Protecting, Going the Extra Mile, and Standing Up for Each Other. Please submit your nomination at the front office!

Playground Equipment
Although the playground equipment on the kindergarten area and on Kanahele Field look completed, we are still waiting for the finishing touches and inspections by both the contractor and the DOE. We cannot open the playground until this is completed. Please bear with the inconvenience for just a while longer. Our students have been very patient with the process, but I am aware children are playing on the new equipment during non-school hours. For the safety of everyone, inform your child(ren) no one should be playing on the equipment until it is officially opened. It would be unfortunate if someone got hurt, or the playground equipment gets damaged before it is even opened for our students. Thank you.    ~ Mr. Ho



COMMUNITY

Kahuku Library:
Mon., Nov. 15 – Kahuku Bookmobile #2,
Tues., Nov 16  Holiday Cards with Shawna Bielmann at 6:30pm, Poetry Night with Peggy Baxter-Barnhart at  6:30pm.
Wed., Nov 17 – After School Club 1pm.
Thurs., Nov. 18– Keiki Storytime! 10am

Save Money on Groceries!
Groceries with mainland prices shipped to your home with opportunities for free shipping...reduce your trips to town and save money.
Check out this website and sign up to be a member and save on shipping or if you don't want to become a member, just start shopping for name brand food items and have them delivered to your door!!   http://www.mpbtoday.com/makeendsmeet  If you have any questions at all, please contact Summer Kester at 542-2179
       
**If you would like to advertise in this bulletin, we are happy to publicize opportunities that enrich our school community. Be aware that Laie Elementary school does not sponsor or endorse any of the listed businesses in this bulletin. Mahalo!**