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Monday, December 13, 2010

PTCO Bulletin 12-13-10


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!


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:
  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 :    
Students Enrolled
Students meeting
the 40 Activity Goal

         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!


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!**

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