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Sunday, February 6, 2011

PTCO Bulletin 2-6-11


FEB 10: Spring Pictures
FEB 14-18: Drug Free Week
·       Monday: “It takes heart to be a hero and keep friends and family away from drugs” - 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: “Drugs Destroy Wishes” presentation
·       Friday: “Don’t Monkey Around with Drugs” - Students are encouraged to wear yellow to be like the Man with the big yellow hat
FEB 21ST: President’s Day (No school)



THANK YOU to all those who came and supported my sister in our bake sale on Friday!  It was such a healing process for me because I was overwhelmed by the love and support of our community.  From the small donations to the large donations, they ALL made a difference!  I can't thank all of you enough, and my sister sends her gratitude as well.  Laie is such a special place, and that is because of people like YOU!  Thank you.
-Mrs. Elkington

Display Case
Last year, a plaster replica of the Hamana Kalili bust was donated to the school.  This is a duplicate of the bronze sculpture that is on display in the BYU-H library.  It was done by Avard Fairbanks, the same artist who sculpted the friezes on the Hawaii temple. Hamana Kalili is the man who is given credit for initiating the "shaka" sign - he is one of Laie's sons.  Due to the nature of this particular bust - it is plaster - it has not been displayed yet due to the ease in which it could be damaged. Even putting it in the library poses a risk - even a paper clip could do damage. We are looking for a volunteer to make a simple display case for the sculpture, so the kids can actually view this treasure.   If you or someone you know is able to help on this project, please contact Emily Bradshaw at bradshaw.e@gmail.com or call Ann Alisa at 227-2043.

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 at bradshaw.e@gmail.com

Families for R.E.A.L., a DOE family support program located at Benjamin Parker Elementary School. Classes for parents & young children are held once a week for approximately 1 ½ hours for a ten week session.
Upcoming Session: March – May 2011
For more information & to register, call 235-9189
Cost: FREE!


“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.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Free Books each month mailed to each child from 0-5 years old in families that live between Kahuku and Kahaluu (Temple valley) or in Waimanalo. The books are through a collaboration with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Kamehameha Schools. Please call Aunty Faye or Aunty Clairesse at the Laie Elementary School PSAP room, 293-8965, ext. 279 for information and/or applications.
Preschool Nature Hour Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden
45-680 Luluku Road in Kaneohe
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 (Birds)
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Free; Reservations Required
Activities designed for children 3 -5 years old include reading a story, nature craft and a garden walk. Participants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch for after the program. Come prepared for rain, mud and mosquitoes – covered shoes recommended. Reservations required. For more information or to make a reservation call 233-7323.

Kahuku Library Bookmobile
Route #1: Monday, February 7, 2011
Route #2: Monday, February 14, 2011
Route #3: Monday, February 28, 2011

Kamehameha Schools One-Stop-Shop Services
Provides assistance in completing KS forms and application for various KS programs. Assistance will be provided at Windward Mall Shopping Center, 2nd floor near Sears 9am-5pm on February 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 and 28.

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