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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PTCO Bulletin 10-4-10


Fri., Oct. 15 – Super Citizen, and
Walk-A-Thon money due!


Last call for Walk-A-Thon money.  Your children may turn in money to their teachers until Friday, Oct. 15th.  Also, there is still time to collect donations!  Feel free to send an email to family and friends online.  You would be surprised how even small donations add up! Every child should be able to raise $30 and get a t-shirt. Anyone can donate through our PayPal account (only a few families have used PayPal so far):
On Facebook, find us at Laie Ptco. Or, go to our BLOG.

Watch The Difference We Made with Box tops!!
Check out this Box Tops video I made for our school.  It’s a fun, inspiring way to celebrate all the good your clipping (and clicking) did last year – and how we can do even more this year.  Please share this video with your friends and family!  Each person who views our school’s video before November 15th can enter for a chance to win 5,000 Bonus Box Tops!  Another simple way to make a big difference.

Fall Play DVDs coming this week!  Thanks to all the parents and students who participated in our PTCO one-week production of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.  It was a huge success, thanks to so many parent volunteers and talented kids.  Special thanks to Laura Blum for overseeing all aspects of the production.  The kids were amazing, learning songs and dances, making costumes and props.  If you didn't sign up for a dvd and would like one, contact Laura Blum at 293-1893.  DVD's should be available this week.  Stay tuned for further information!  And if your kids didn't get involved, plan on jumping in next year!

Parent Volunteers Wanted!
We are looking for parent volunteers to help with recess activities for the older children that play on Kamehameha field.  We need one parent volunteer from each grade level for each day of the week.  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!

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)

Monday - 4th grade parent, 5th grade parent, 6th grade parent
Tuesday - 4th grade parent, 5th grade parent, 6th grade parent
Wednesday - 4th grade parent, 5th grade parent, 6th grade parent
Thursday - 4th grade parent, 5th grade parent, 6th grade parent
Friday - 4th grade parent, 5th grade parent, 6th grade parent

Our School could win $100,000 from American Savings Bank!
Our school could win $100,000!  Last year we were 4th place, but this year we could win.  The school with the most new bank accounts added during American Saving's Bank's new member drive wins!  If you are interested, open an account (or two!--there is no limit) with American Savings Bank.  When you get the debit card, complete five transactions (could be as little as 5 packs of gum, purchased in 5 separate transactions).  The account needs to stay open for 6 months.  You can open an account at any ASB location. We got so close last year.  Let's give it another shot!

We Need your Campbell’s Soup Labels!
There is a canister in the office for collecting Campbell's Soup labels.  These labels allow us to buy supplies for our school.  So if you're buying Campbell's soup, please hang on to the labels and bring them to the office!

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!)

Family Fun Zone at this weekend’s UH Game
If you’re going to this Saturday’s  UH Football game this Saturday, October 16, there’s a Family Fun Zone with bouncers, keiki rides, and a football toss cage in the South End Zone parking lot and it’s free. This Fun Zone is at all UH Home games and is open 3 hours prior to kickoff.

Preschool Nature Hour
Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden
Tuesday, October 19th (Animal faces)
10:30- 11:30am.

Kids Fest at Bishop Museum
Sunday, October 24. Free family event that promotes health and wellness for our keiki through fun health games and activities. Also free admission to the Museum and free snacks and giveaways, while supplies last.

Two workshops at The Green House Oct. 16th 

How Does Your Garden Grow...

Beginning a Garden
Jeremai Cann will guide us in the step by step process of learning the where, when and how of beginning a garden that will sustain you and your family.
10am - noon
Fee $20
Advanced Registration Required
Or call (808) 524-8427

Soup's on...

The Soup Series!
#1 - Classic French Onion Soup
Chef Raul returns to The Green House with a series of three soup sessions to warm your tummies and hearts! Kids ages 10 and up are welcome to join as parent-child teams.
12:30 - 2:00pm
$15 per adult, $8 per child (ages 10-15)
Advanced Registration Required www.thegreenhousehawaii.com
Or call (808) 524-8427

Crosscurrent Concert
Crosscurrent, BYU–Hawaii’s faculty improv ensemble, will perform mixing jazz, Afro-Caribbean, funk, and Pacific Island styles on Friday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m. in McKay Auditorium. Featuring guest artists on a variety of Polynesian instruments and vocal genres, this concert will feature music from the group’s upcoming CD entitled The Pacific Tinge. The performance is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and the general pub
      Turn The Switch & Tap Into Savings,
      October 19th, 6 - 7:30pm FREE
      at WCC, Hale Kuhina, Rm. 115.
      Call 235-7433 to register.

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.
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!

~ AYSO and Responsible Sports
Be sure to check the verification email in your inbox, so your crediting our region counts!

Gunstock Aquatics Fall Swimming Schedule!
Gustock Aquatics is up and running for the fall session! Please see attached information on schedules for swimming lessons, pool rental for parties, pony/pool party rentals, and CPR and First Aid classes, or call Gunstock Aquatics at 293-2026.

Kahuku Library:  
Thurs., Oct. 14 – Keiki Storytime! 10am

Piano Lessons – 2 slots open!
Pianist Stefani Jorgenson is offering piano lessons in her home.  All ages welcome. Lessons are 30 minutes, once per week. Slots available are Mon. and Wed. at 4pm.  $50 per month per student. 
Please call 542-1571.
      New Voilin Teacher in Laie!
Maria Dance, Violin and Viola Instructor
-Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Violin Performance
-BYU-H violin/viola instructor, also Suzuki trained and certified
-Previous member of the Orchestra at Temple Square with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
-Notable performances include soloing with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Philharmonic, Sammamish Symphony, and the Coeur d'Alene Symphony, among others.
Committed to helping each student reach his or her goals and potential, and more importantly, to experience the joy of music!
Currently accepting students of all ages.
Please call/email for more information: 
(801) 380-5090

Hui Na Leo Nani

(Women’s A Capella Choir Est. Oct. 2009)   

We are looking for women interested in joining our A Cappella Women’s choir. Our choir director is May Shumway.  Practices are held at her home (55-451 Naniloa Loop, Laie) every Thursday night from 8-9pm. We buy our own music (which we keep), but otherwise it’s free.  Come join us! Call May at 293-0603 for more information or email her at mayshumway@gmail.com 

Island Halloween Events!

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.

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