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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

PTCO Bulletin 1-25-11

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Volunteers Needed for Drug Free Week
The school is asking for parent volunteers to help during Drug Free Week. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, we need parents to help with a jump-rope activity. Volunteers are needed during lunch hour from 11:15 to 12:45 (or some portion of that time). If you can come please email Emily Bradshaw atbradshaw.e@gmail.com

Next Math Workshop
Who: parents and guardians
When: Thursday, February 24th
Time: 5:15 pm – 6:25 pm
Where: Laie Elementary Library
Other: More information to come. Look for a flyer in the coming weeks.

Walk-in Study Hall Grades K-3 Now OPEN!
After-school math homework tutoring has begun! It is open for the first 30 minutes after school in the cafeteria (side furthest from the stage) on Mondays, and Tuesdays. Courtney Palmer will be there and a few kids from the math club will also be there for peer tutoring.


Hertz Connect
The Hertz Connect website is up and running. Click HERE and select BYU-Hawaii at the bottom of the page. Please ensure that you select BYU-Hawaii and NOT BYU Provo when you enroll. Select “Choose Connect.” The promo code ‘BookandDrive’ must be entered on page two to waive the membership and application fee. For further inquiries, please call BYU-Hawaii Purchasing at 675-3952.

Performance Series Event
The world-renowned South African group Ladysmith Black Mambazo is coming to perform at the CAC on January 27th at 8:00 p.m. They won an award in the 47thGrammy Awards and also performed with Paul Simon in the album called “Grace Land.” This is a great chance to see one of the greatest a cappella groups in the world. General admission is $10.00, BYU-Hawaii and PCC faculty is $7.00, and all students $5.00. For further inquiries, contactperformanceseries@byuh.edu

Women’s Organization Luncheon
The BYU-Hawaii Women’s Organization Luncheon will be moved back a week to January 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Ballroom. We look forward to hearing from Charles and Helen Goo who recently returned from serving as president and matron of the Hong Kong Temple. Our Chinese New Year Celebration will include a traditional lion dance and a menu featuring Sis. Goo’s Chinese chicken salad and char siu. The cost is $8/person, with $1/child babysitting available next door. Please RSVP by January 24th to salts.anjeny@gmail.comor 293-5025.

Kahalu’u Little League Baseball Registration
Registration is open to boys and girls, league ages 7 through 16. (League age is determined by player’s age on April 30, 2011.) Registration dates are as follows:
Jan. 22 1:00-5:00 pm at Times Temple Valley
Jan. 23 1:00-5:00 pm at Times Temple Valley
Jan. 29 1:00-4:00 pm at Hau’ula Community Park
Birth certificates, address verification, and payment of fees required at time of registration. Financial aid discount is also available with proof of participation in your school’s Free Lunch program. Please review the information and online registration available at:http://www.eteamz.com/kahaluulittleleague
*New coaches are also always welcome. For questions please contact the League’s President, Glen Kiyabu, at 393-6926 or e-mail: kahaluubaseball@hawaii.rr.com

START Speed and Agility Clinics!
Sports Tactics and Recreational Training clinics: Sunday, Jan. 23, 30, and Feb. 13, 20, & 27.
Held at Kalaheo HS gym, and Hokulani Elementary.
Sign ups are 15 minutes prior to each session.
Ages 5-7: $15 per day, or $40 for all 3 sessions.
Ages 8-13: $20 per day, or $55 for all three days.
$5 extra will be charged for Walk-ins.
Age group Schedule:
Ages 10-13: 8am-9:45am
Ages 8-9: 10am-11:45am
Ages 5-7: 12:15pm – 1pm
Call 262-4538 or emailstart@kamaainakids.com for more info.

Home Depot’s First Saturday Kids’ Workshop
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Activity: Heart Shelf
9 a.m. – 12 Noon at your local Home Depot Store
This an award-winning program that has been offered at The Home Depot stores since 1997. 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. The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill in them a sense of accomplishment and to build self-esteem. Additionally, the program allows for invaluable one-on-one time between adults and children. For more information contact your local Home Depot, or type Home Depot Kids Workshop in the search bar of your favorite search engine.

Parent Child Fair at Windward Mall Shopping Center
Saturday, February 5, 2011 from 10:00am to 12:45pm, Free!

Self Constructed - Honolulu Academy of Arts Family Sunday
900 South Beretania, Honolulu
Sunday, January 16, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with activities stopping at 3:00 p.m.
See groundbreaking prints, sculpture, paintings and drawings of Self-Construction: The Art of Kobashi
Yasuhide, then make your own "self-constructing" sculptures and moveable art. For more information
visit HERE or call 532-8700.

Math for Girls
On Saturday, February 5 from 8 to 10am on the Sacred Hearts Academy campus the annual Math Power 4 Girls + Parents will be held. Girls in grades Junior Kindergarten to grade 4 and their parents are invited to attend. There is no fee. Registration materials are available online atwww.sacredhearts.org Registration deadline is January 24th. If you have questions contact Renee Ortogero at 734-5058 ext. 262 or email at rortogero@sacredhearts.org
Gunstock Aquatics Swim School for 2011
We are getting ready to start up our Swim School for 2011. We hope you will find us this year for your swimming instruction, parties, and CPR or First Training/Recertifications. Here is what we have going so far this year:
Swimming Lessons
MWF Jan 31-Feb 18 (between 3:00-5:00pm)
MWF Feb 23-Mar 14 (between 3:00-5:00pm)
MWF Mar 16-Apr 4 (between 3:00-5:00pm)
T/Th Feb 1-Mar 1 (between 3:00-5:00pm)
T/Th Mar 3-31st (between 3:00-5:00pm)

Private lessons are $90 (one-on-one, nine ½ hour lessons)
Semi-private are $75 (2 swimmers of similar skills, nine ½ hour lessons)
Preschool classes are $65 (3 swimmers, nine ½ hour lessons)
Other Classes are $65 (4 swimmers in a class for levels 1 & 2; 4-5 swimmers in a class for levels 3-5, nine 45 minute lessons)
15 minute private lessons are $60 (one-on-one with teacher, ages 2 ½ - 3, nine 15 minute lessons)
Baby-N-Me class coming soon! We’re waiting on warmer weather conditions. Call if you are interested and we’ll put you on our call list.

Miracle Swimming or Teen/Adult with Fear in Water swimming classes: Kyndra Smith is now a certified Miracle Swimming Instructor. This course is specifically designed to heal fear of water for the teen and adult swimmer. Did you know that 32% of adults are afraid to put their heads under water? 46% of American adults are afraid in water over their heads in pools and 64% are afraid in deep, open water. (Gallup Poll, 1998) If they’re afraid, they don’t understand how the water works. They often can’t keep themselves from panicking in unforeseen situations. The Miracle Swimming system, a true paradigm shift in teaching, and works for everyone. Comfort and control are taught first. Without this knowledge, learning to swim comfortably and remain at ease in deep water are impossible. You can learn to swim the same way you learned to walk. It can't possibly fail: all your questions are answered and no steps are skipped. The system is gentle, fun, and simple. Heal fear instead of managing it!
For more information on the Miracle Swimming techniquie please visit this website.  Kyndra has been teaching and using this tecnique for the past 5 years and has completed her training and certificaiton with this program this past year.  We are ready now to bring these classes to Gunstock Aquatics.  If you know an adult who would like to heal their fear in water ,please check out THIS website and contact us for a class.  

Gunstock Aquatics is teamed with American Red Cross a wide variety of training and certification courses.  We are prepared to come to your workplace or you can come to our faciltiy.  We offer class( minimum of 5 students), review, or challenge formats.
American Red Cross is now offering a 2 year certification on the CPR/AED  Certification.  
We offer the following Certification Courses:
- Emergency Responder
- Wilderness First Responder
- CPR / AED  (Adult, Infant, and Child)
- CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer
- First Aid

PARTIES:  You can host your party with us.   We have the pool (rental fee includes two certified lifeguards), pavillion and playground, ponies/horses.  Any of these areas can be rented and makes for a fun party spot.  Call now for prices and booking.

Kyndra Smith
Gunstock Aquatics

Swim Team Starting!
We are excited to start swim team again on January 27th.  It will run from January 27-March 17th on Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m at the BYUH pool. The cost is $60.  With this new season, we hope to continue working on strokes and endurance.  Our last class will be a swim meet where we will invite families to come and participate in our relays and swim races. Please contact CITO office to sign up, 675-3780.
Thank you, Joanie Ford  

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