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Monday, October 25, 2010

PTCO Bulletin 10-25-10


Tues., Oct. 26 – Picture Make–up Day

Wed., Oct. 27 – Parent/Teacher conferences start

Thurs., Oct. 28 – FLU SHOT DAY!

Fri., Oct. 29 – Turn in your Box Tops! (at the Café for a prize between 7:30-7:50am!)

Mon., Nov. 1 – NO SCHOOL for Students



Parent volunteers needed for flu vaccines Thursday! If you are available for any chunk of time this Thursday from 8 until noon, we need parent volunteers to help with flu vaccines.  Your job would include getting classes, keeping waiting children orderly, and comforting any kids who are worried about getting the vaccine.  Please email Emily Bradshaw at bradshaw.e@gmail.com or call358-8373.

Message from Mr. Ho
Last weeks unfortunate incident at Wahiwa Elementary School has reminded us that students and adults should be on campus at reasonable times, and when school faculty and staff are present. For the safety of our students, we encourage students to be on campus no earlier than 7:15 a.m., and should leave immediately after school. Although La`ie is a relatively safe and close knit community, we strongly encourage our students to be on campus when there is adequate and appropriate adult supervision. 
Thank you. 
~ Mr. Ho

Peanut Allergies and Raisinets
GLENDALE, Calif.— Nestle USA is recalling some packages Nestle Raisinets that may contain peanuts, putting those with an allergy at risk if they consume them.

 The 10 oz. "fun size" bags were sold to Target, Shop Rite and Don Quixote stores in the U.S. The company says it has received three complaints.

 Nestle says the recall only applies to candy with the 02015748 production code and UPC number of 2800010255.

The company is calculating the number of bags affected. No other Nestle products are affected.

People with peanut allergies are advised not to eat the candy. Purchasers can call Nestle at 1-800-478-5670 for a refund. The company says not to return the candy to stores.

La`ie Elementary has been nominated!
La`ie Elementary has been nominated for the 2011 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools Program. This prestigious program and recognition honors elementary schools that are either academically superior or demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement. 

The Blue Ribbon School's Program recognizes schools that have at least 40% of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that dramatically improve student performance, and rewards schools that score in the top 10% on state assessments. 

We will find out if LES will be identified as one of the three nominees for the State at a luncheon on November 1. To be recognized or even nominated as a Blue Ribbon School is attributed to the dedication and hard work by our faculty and staff, parents/guardians, community members, and students. Cross your fingers and keep up the good work!

 ~Mr. Ho

** The parents and teacher’s would also like to express how excited they are for the nomination, and recognize Mrs. Deborah Voorhies, who helped LES reach it’s nomination goal in 2007, and continued to help the school progress and earn nominations every year thereafter. We would also like to thank Mr. Matt Ho for helping LES progress even more, and providing an even stronger nomination this year! Thank you both so much for all you have done!

Math Facts Competition!
Every year there is an online math facts competition. Speed is the key. Students compete with other math students throughout the USA. It is completely free. Last year our students had a great time. It started October 18th and end on October 27th. 

Check out the website:  http://www.americanmathchallenge.com/

LSCC Approved Minutes for Sept. 2010
(See attachment on Bulletin email)

Did you forget???  We are in the process of collecting and counting money for the Walk-A-Thon.  You can still hand it in if you forgot!  Congratulations to Emmy Ford in Ms. Keliikuli's 4th grade class for winning the t-shirt design competition!  And thanks to Lani Swain for judging!

PTCO Blog!  Have you checked out the blog lately?  There are great Walk-A-Thon pictures and Fall Play pictures up!  Check it out.  www.laienews.blogspot.com

Power Washer -- Does anyone have a power washer that BYU-H students could use to clean the walls and awnings of the school for Make-A-Difference day? (Sat., Oct. 30)  Contact Emily Bradshaw at bradshaw.e@gmail.com.  Mahalo!

Bring in your Box Tops THIS WEEK!
Bring completed Halloween Box top sheets to the cafeteria between 7:30 - 7:50am on October 28th or 29th to get a prize! If you have more box tops than will fit on the sheet turn them in to your classroom collection box.  Each class should have a collection box.  Keep collecting! 

Fall Play DVD:  We have the Fall Play all edited and ready to go, but we have run into trouble with copying it.  Just stay tuned, and know that you didn't miss out.  We will get them to you as soon as they are ready!

Parent Volunteers Wanted!
We are looking for parent volunteers to help with recess activities for the older children that play on Kamehameha field.  The parents will go to their child's teacher for playground equipment and then set up games on the field such as relay races, handball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, frisbee throwing, parachute play.  Parents would sign up for just one day and come on that day every week. They would need to come a little early to set up and then make sure all the supplies get returned to their child's teacher.  If interested please call or email Joanie Ford (legendofthejojo@gmail.com or 561-8352)  Thanks!
We need one parent volunteer from each grade: 4th ,5th , and 6th  Monday – Friday for the times listed! Please contact me!
Here's the recess schedule:
12:00-12:15pm  - 4th grade recess (parents arrive at 11:45 to collect equipment)
12:30 - 12:45 5th and 6th grade (parents would arrive at 12:15 to collect equipment)

Bank for Education $100,000 gift to Hawaii school
-- What could Laie Elementary do with $100,000?  Let's find out!  Between now and Nov. 26, 2010, American Savings Bank is holding its "Bank for Education" competition.  Go to any branch location (there's one at Foodland), and open a free checking account.  FREE!  You can open as many as you'd like.  Once you get your debit card, you must have five transactions on the account for your account to count for our school.  Buy five packs of gum in separate transactions, and you're set!!!  You may close the account for no charge after 6 months.  This is something small parents could do to make A LOT OF MONEY for our school.  We got 4th place last year.  This year, 1st - 3rd places get cash awards.  Let's go for it!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Help your child think of someone at school who has made a difference to the "togetherness" of the school.  Nominate that person for an IMPACT award in the front office.

PROJECTS FOR THE SCHOOL: There are several projects that the school would like to have done.  These make great eagle projects, but would also be good for businesses, families, or youth groups in the area.  If you would like to help, please contact Mr. Ho for some suggested projects, and submit a one-page proposal at the main office.


(Scroll down for the Halloween Section!)

Thinking about a trip to Disney?
(Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line or Adventures by Disney)
Linds is ready help you book your trip and as a bonus- plan your dining and itinerary- no fee!
She knows what specials are going on and will recommend the best times to visit to help you save money.  Go here: www.dealstodisney.com for a free quote!

Introduction to Watercolor Class
Creative and exciting instructor Beverley Louw comes with a wealth of art experience in watercolor painting. This is a great class for artists and non-artists. Sign up with Educational Outreach at 675.3780 or email outreach@byuh.edu. Registration fee is $40/person (not including supplies). Classes will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Aloha Center Ballroom kitchen. Classes will run from November 1-24, 2010.

AYSO - Earn $2,500 for Your Region!
Here's how parents and community show their support:
1. Complete the online course and quiz
2. Credit your Region
3. Connect with friends and family for more support.
Get started at ResponsibleSports.com/Grant!
With just a few minutes of your time to get the ball rolling, you could earn a $2,500 grant!  Don’t delay! The deadline is November 30th, 2010. Have questions? Let us know!
Good Luck!
  Be sure to check the verification email in your inbox, so your crediting our region counts!
     ~ AYSO and Responsible Sports

Kahuku Library: 
Tues., Oct. 26 –
Halloween Fun at the Kahuku Library! Costume contest, pumpkin decorating, etc. @ 6:30pm
Thurs., Oct. 28 – Keiki Storytime! 10am
Island Halloween Events!

Wed, Thurs., Oct. 27 - 28th - Haunted House
Hauula Community Center (across Hauula Elementary)
6:00pm til 8:30pm
Fun for all ages…We will have food, carnival games and prizes!!!
Entry into the House is $1.00
For more information call 293-5116, 293-5564, or 239-8726.

PCC’s Haunted Lagoon
The Polynesian Cultural Center will be having their annual Haunted Lagoon Ride until October 30th !  The Haunted Lagoon is not for the faint of heart, so the PCC also offers milder “keiki canoes” for family members of all ages. Aboard each keiki canoe is a “lost warrior” who carries a mystical light staff that repels monsters or creatures, including the ghostly Lā‘ie Lady. Keikis will also be able to enjoy our feature film presentation, contests, and activities while waiting for the Haunted Lagoon Ride.
Keiki Canoe Rides will run from 6:30pm - 7:30pm.
Please call 293.3333 for more info.

Pumpkin Patch at Aloun Farms
      The Pumpkin Patch will be open to the public the last two weekends in October! There are no scheduled tours, but rides, food, the petting zoo, etc. will be there.
      If you would like to schedule an educational school tour, the cost is $6.50 per person, which includes an educational presentation about Aloun Farms, a hay ride, a coloring book, and a pumpkin from the patch! It is more cost effective to go as a school group, but the rides, food, and petting zoo will not be there yet. See the link for more info, if you would like to set up a school group! http://alounfarms.com/pumpkin-patch.asp

Waimanalo Country Farms:
Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
No entrance fee, but there is a charge for a tractor ride and the pumpkin you pick- it amounts to more than Aloun Farms, but it’s a different experience. Tractor Ride is $6 and includes hayride, walking through the corn maze, face painting, fun game and activities, and getting to see the farm animals. Prices for pumpkins are $4-$8. Food will be available for sale. Please see the link for more info. http://www.waimanalocountryfarms.com

Annual Halloween Bash @ Turtle Bay
Saturday Oct. 30th 5-7:30pm at the Stables at Turtle Bay
Face Painting, Haunted House, Horses, Games, etc.

Imaginarium Show & the Haunted Village
Friday, Oct. 29th 6-8:30pm
$3 per person, plus other fees.
See link for details: http://windward.hawaii.edu/Calendar/2006/2006_Halloween/

**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!**

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