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Monday, February 14, 2011

PTCO Bulletin 2-14-11


FEB 14-18: Drug Free Week
·       Monday: “Drugs Destroy Wishes” presentation
Students, Parents, Family and Friends encouraged to attend Valentine luncheon during lunch hour
·       Tuesday: “Give Drugs the Slip” - Students are encouraged to wear slippers to show their commitment to staying drug free (cookies given out during morning recess to those wearing slippers)
·       Wednesday: “Jump Rope for Heart” - American Jump Rope for Heart activities during lunch recess
·       Thursday: “It takes heart to be a hero and keep friends and family away from drugs”
·       Friday: “Don’t Monkey Around with Drugs” - Students are encouraged to wear yellow to be like the Man with the big yellow hat

FEB. 18: Evacuation drill (more info below)

FEB 21ST: President’s Day (No school)



Evacuation Drill
There will be a full campus evacuation drill (tsunami) on Friday, February 18 beginning at 8:15 a.m. (weather permitting). The entire LES student body and faculty and staff will be walking off campus to the field area behind the LDS Temple on Lanihuli Street. 

The LES campus will be closed for the duration of the drill--no one will remain on campus. Please have your child(ren) at school on time. Tardy students are to go directly to the evacuation site. 

Students are encouraged to dress appropriately, and shoes are highly recommended.

Math Workshop
Let’s review the Math HSA (State Testing) content!!! We will focus on the content found on the State Math Test. There will be time set aside for you to ask math questions too.
*Bonus: All participants will receive a whiteboard & expo marker.
Who: Parents and Guardians of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th graders
When: Thursday, February 24th   
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Where: Laie Elementary Library

WANTED: Nylon stockings new or used (cleaned).
PSAP at Laie Elementary School is in need of this for a student project. Please contact either Aunty Faye or Aunty Clairesse at 293-8965, ext. 279, if you have them available.  Arrangements will be made to obtain them.  Mahalo.

Display Case
We are still looking for someone to make a simple cabinet for the Avard Fairbanks sculpture that was donated to the school.  If you or anyone you know would be interested, please email bradshaw.e@gmail.com.  With so many kids in the community looking for service and scouting projects, feel free to pass this email along.  It would definitely make a lasting difference to the school.  Mahalo!

Volunteers Needed for Drug Free Week
We are also STILL LOOKING for parent volunteers to help with "Jump Rope for Heart" this Weds., Feb 16.  Please email bradshaw.e@gmail.com if you could make yourself available anytime between 11:00 for Kindergarteners and 12:45 for the older grades.  You may help with just a part of the time.

New Meal Prices
Effective March 1, 2011, new meal prices for student breakfast and lunch will be charged in the cafeteria. A document with the breakdown of what the new prices are was sent in the weekly bulletin.


World Math Day is March 1, 2011.
World Spelling Day is March 3, 2011.
Students register online at home and can start playing today. Students take part in real-time mental arithmetic and spelling challenges. Students play live with other students around the globe. FREE. All you need is internet access.
Register today and start playing. Feb 28th is the last day to register. March 3, 2011 is the last day to play.

“Keep It Green” Contest
PACT has a writer’s contest & winning entry from every grade (1-12) will be printed in the Honolulu Star Advertiser and receive a $100 award. Suggestions for students:

For younger children
-What does green mean? (Are banana peels “green”? Are car tires “green”? Are light bulbs “green”?)
-How do plants help the earth?
-How can you help keep the ‘aina green?
-How can you help keep Hawai’i green?
For older children:
-Greening your life. Green living. Going green. What does all of this mean to you and how would you do that?
-The three Rs: Re-duce, Re-use, and Re-cycle

Entries may be stories, poems and/or artwork about “Keep It Green” (This implies you can mail in an artwork and a written work.) Each entry must be the original work of a student currently in grades 1-12. Written work should be no longer than 300 words. Artwork should be no larger than 18”x24”. Each entry must have complete information printed on the back: Student’s name, address, phone number, grade level, school and teacher’s name. All entries become the property of Parents and Children Together. Submission of an entry implies consent to have work published. *It would be better that you send a permission form to insure submission before you send it.

Deadline for entries is 5:00pm on Friday March 11, 2011. Please close your participation date a week before deadline. This ensures when you mail it in entries will be there on time.
Mail to:
Parents and Children Together Keiki Day, PACT
1485 Linapuni St., Suite 105
Honolulu, HI 96819
If you have questions please contact Norma Splerings at 847-3285 ext. 711. Go to wwwpacthawaii.org for more information.

2011 Spring Intersession Oahu Day Camps
March 14-18, 6am – 6pm
Kama’aina Kids day camps are for children grades K-6 at Windward locations of Enchanted Lake and Ben Parker Elementaries as well as specialty camps at Bishop Museum, Sea Life Park and SPIRIT Adventures. Fees and registration information available at kamaainakids.com or call 262-4538.

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