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Monday, November 1, 2010

PTCO Bulletin 11-01-10


Mon., Nov. 1 – NO SCHOOL for Students


Through Fri., Nov. 5 – Parent Teacher conferences, school dismisses at 1pm. 


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

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.


Get out there and VOTE!
Please vote on Tues., Nov. 2!  Here's a website that compares where candidate’s stand on issues. It has the Laie candidate options.  http://elections.staradvertiser.com/cifw/election10/main/index/neighborhood/3_17

New Pharmacy Opening
The Ko'olauloa Health and Wellness Center is opening their new pharmacy on Nov. 1.  It is at the location of the former North Shore Pharmacy, located across from the Kahuku Hospital.  Pharmacy hours will be Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  They are cleared to take most insurance plans.  Their phone number is 293-9514. 

Children's Swim Team!
Sponsored by BYU-Hawaii’s Educational Outreach, the children's swim team sessions will take place Fridays November 12, 19, and December 3, and 10, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the BYU-Hawaii pool. The instructor is Joanie Ford and registration fee is $28/person. Minimum of 10 registered participants is required to start the program. Click here for more details. Sign up by calling 675.3780 or email outreach@byuh.edu.

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!

Home Depot’s First Saturday Kids Workshop
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Activity: Spice Rack
9 a.m. – 12 Noon
Local Home Depot Stores Statewide
The workshops are free, how-to clinics designed for children ages 5-12, available on the first Saturday of each month between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at all The Home Depot stores. Children, accompanied by an adult, use their skills to create objects that can be used in and around their homes or communities.
For more information contact your local Home Depot, or type Home Depot Kids Workshop in the search bar of your favorite search engine.

Keiki Swap Meet
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center
Registration Deadline: November 12
Event Date: Saturday, November 20, 2010
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Registration Fee: $3/child with registration by November 12. Late registration $5/child
This event provides keiki with an opportunity to earn extra money by selling old toys, trading cards, clothes, comic books, video games or anything else you think other children would like to buy. Please remember that you can only sell children’s items and that all children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information call 524-5437 or visithttp://www.discoverycenterhawaii.org/events.html

Pohai Nani's 10th Ann. Craft Fair & Bake Sale
Saturday, November 6th, 9am - 3pm,. 45-090 Namoku St., Kaneohe.

Money Saving Website for Hawaii Families
Aloha Deals is a money-saving website for discounts and tips for Hawaii families.
Also on Facebook for more quick tips and advice.

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. For ages 15 and older.

Help us win a $2500 grant for our AYSO 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!

Kahuku Library:  
Thurs., Nov. 4– Keiki Storytime! 10am

Kaneohe Community Family Center Newsletter
Please see the attached newsletter for:
Ways to support your child’s learning, Basket of Blessings food drive, and lots of other fun kids activities at the Kaneohe Public Library!

Get help with applications/forms for Kamehameha Schools and other KS programs.
Assistance will be provided at the following places at the following times on the island of O‘ahu.
Please note that dates and times are subject to change, without notice:  

Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center
Windward Unit
53-516 516 Kamehameha Highway (Hau‘ula)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
November 10, 24, 2010  

St. George Church
41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway (Waimanalo)
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
November 3, 17, 2010  

Windward Mall Shopping Center
46-056 Kamehameha Highway (Kaneohe)
2nd Floor near Sears
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
November 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 30, 2010

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!**

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