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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

PTCO Bulletin 11-09-10


Tues., Nov. 9 – Parent Workshop – Math Algorithms in P-10 @ 12:30pm, for parents of students in 3-6th grade.  (*See note in Announcements about Bonus gift!)

BOOK FAIR – 2:10 – 4pm in the library. (Wed: 12:45 – 4pm)

Wed., Nov. 10 – Parent/Family Luncheon –Flagpole area during lunch. Wear red, white, or blue in honor of our Veterans. “Who’s My Hero” winners will be announced and will read their writings during their lunch recess at the flagpole area.
PReK-K @10:45am, Grades 1-2 @11am, Grades 3-4 @11:30am, Grades 5-6 @ 12:00 noon.
Thurs., Nov. 11 – NO SCHOOL, Veteran’s Day

Fri., Nov. 12 – Super Citizen GLO #2 @ Flagpole area, 8:15am.


Message from Mr. Ho
The La`ie School Community Council (LSCC) is required to hold two community meetings every school year to present school data and seek input in the development of the academic and financial plan. Last school year, the LSCC presented school data and sought parent/guardian input through a survey. 

Last week, the youngest/only child attending La`ie Elementary took home a parent/guardian survey presenting Hawai`i State Assessment scores and some questions seeking input from our parents/guardians. Your information is helpful and important to our school's direction and with the development of the 2011-12 Academic and Financial Plan. Please take some time to review the data and answer the questions provided. Please return completed surveys to your child's homeroom teacher by Wednesday, November 10. Thank you. ~ Mr. Ho 

Let's Do Math A New Way!!!
Our students solve math problems in such weird ways nowadays.
Come see what it's all about.
Bonus: A whiteboard & expo marker you can take home!!!
Who: Parents and Guardians of 3rd, 4th, 5th 6th graders
When: Tuesday, November 9th  
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Laie Elementary P10 NEW LOCATION
Other: It’s okay to bring your little ones too. There will be a babysitter.

Walk-A-Thon Results!
Money is still trickling in, but as of now, we have made over $8,000 with our 30 minute Walk-A-Thon!  That is $3,000 more than last year!! Thanks to all those who participated in any way.  This Friday, we will announce individual and class winners.

Recess DADS
We are still looking for parents to come in and help organize games for kids at recess.  We want to extend the opportunity to all parents.  This might be a good opportunity for a DAD to spend lunch time with the kids once a week.  Activities could include relay games, capture the flag, go-water, what time is it Mr. Wolf? .  . . it's up to you!  Pass this email along.  Recess for the older kids is from 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Come at 11:45 to collect equipment. Email Joanie Ford at 561-8352 or legendofthejojo@gmail.com, if you are interested.

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 checkingaccount.  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.


START - Sports Tactics and Active Recreational Training
Sessions are Sundays Nov. 14, and 21 at Kalaheo High School Gym. Sign ups are 15 minutes prior to each session. 
Ages 4-7 : $ 15 per session 
Ages 8-13: $ 20 per session 
$5 extra for walk-ins. 
Ages 10-13 at 8 - 9:45am
Ages 8-9 at 10 - 11:45am
Ages 6-7 at 12:15 - 1pm
Ages 4-5 at 1:15 - 2pm
Please see the form that was sent home last week for more details! or contact Kama'aina Kids at http://www.kamaainakids.com

PAL Basketball Sign Ups!

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.
 Please contact Lote Foliaki, NSYB President atlotezpukapants@hawaii.rr.com

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. Ages 8 and up.
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!

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

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.

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:  
Mon., Nov. 8 – Kahuku Bookmobile #1,
Book Club 11am.
Tues., Nov 9  Native Plants in your Garden with David Eickhoff at 6:30pm
Wed., Nov 10 – After School Club 1pm.
Thurs., Nov. 11– Keiki Storytime! 10am
Fri., Nov. 12 – LIBRARY CLOSED, Veteran’s Day

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 visit www.orrc@ksbe.edu

**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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