2013- 2014 KAHALU'U
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KANEOHE CHRISTMAS PARADE & UKULELE BAND PERFORMANCE @ WINDWARD MALL
-Every first Saturday in the month of December is the Kaneohe Christmas Parade, an annual tradition here on the Windward side and for the last several years Kahalu'u Elementary has entered the parade with a float that has often been 'the talk of the town'. This year is no different, under the direction of Mr. Nakaoka and his minions the float is currently 'Under Construction'! We can't wait to see what they will come up with this year....but, if you're a little or a lotta 'niele' you can contact Auntie Melanie to find out how you can help our float 'come along' or even join us on our march down Kamehameha Hwy. on this Saturday. And if that wasn't enough, don't forget that our very own Ukulele Band has a performance in the Windward Mall Center Stage that very same day!!!
2010 Kahalu'u Elementary Float @ the beginning of the parade route.
3RD GRADE FIELD TRIP TO KUALOA RANCH
-YEE-HAW! The 3rd Graders are heading to Kualoa Ranch for the day. Did you know that Kualoa means 'long back' or 'long spine' in Hawaiian and was named after the legend of Mokoli'i (the giant Mo'o) and his confrontation with Pele's sister Hi'iaka! and that the ranch brand is the number '33' because it was the 33rd ranch here on the island of Oahu! It also sits in 3 different Ahupua'a's and is approximately 4200 acres of privately owned land. There's so much to learn at Kualoa Ranch....enjoy you're time out there 3rd Graders, but don't have too much fun, because tomorrow you have......
11th & 12th
3RD GRADE HSA READING ASSESSMENT
-With a fantastic field trip done it's now time to get focused on our HSA Reading Assessment. Parents and families make sure you encourage your student to do well and provide them with the means to succeed. Studies have shown that a good nights rest the night before and a balanced breakfast help students to concentrate and focus more when taking exams or tests. So help us and together we can 'surpass expectations with pride and achievement'!
-Our Junior Police Officer's (JPO) work hand in hand with their advisor Ms. Nattie to keep the students and teachers of Kahalu'u safe, whether it's in the hallways are by the bus depot. Officers please see Ms. Nattie for further details on this event.
GINGERBREAD MAKING/ PRE-K
-Families are invited to come and join your child as we read together the story of the Gingerbread Man, followed by creating a Gingerbread Man of your own!! A fun and delicious way to come and support literacy in the schools while making a tasty treat.
SCHOOL FITNESS ASSESSMENT
-On your mark, get set....GO! It's that time of year again for the second of our three fitness assessment days this year. Be sure to get a good nights rest, stretch in the morning, eat a healthy breakfast, wear your athletic shoes and shorts and get ready to give it your all! Just remember boys and girls....'All it takes, is all you got!'
-Those students completing the majority of their R.I.S.E entries are invited to attend the R.I.S.E Dance during school. So don't miss out on the fun, make sure you get those reading logs filled out so that we'll see at the dance.
MODIFIED BELL SCHEDULE/ SCHOOL RELEASE IS 2:10PM
GINGERBREAD MAKING/ KINDERGARTEN & 1ST GRADE
END OF SECOND QUARTER AND FIRST SEMESTER
-Check with your child's teacher to see if there are any outstanding projects or work that need to be turned in/submitted before this date!! Let's go for those ME's (Meets with Excellence)!!
23rd- Jan. 3rd
WINTER INTERCESSION/ NO SCHOOL
-This Winter Break, whether you're going far or staying near, please enjoy your time off and stay SAFE! Find opportunities to help those in need, cheer someone else up, offer a hand, give service, be kind and you will find out that these actions will help you to feel good and happy with yourself. We know that our student's at Kahalu'u are capable of GREAT things...enjoy this Holiday Season & Winter Break and we will see you in January!
Teacher Work Day/ No School
-Teachers report back to school, but student's get one more day off! Student's take this day to prepare yourself to return back to school, find your backpack, folders and books, get a good nights rest and finish your R.I.S.E! We will see you tomorrow!
Students Return to School/ Third Quarter Begins
-The Second Semester has started and that means only the 3rd & 4th Qtr. left! C'mon Kahalu'u hang in there and finish strong! Let's have a great week...and oh yeah! WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
Martin Luther King Jr. Day/ No School
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood for many different things, yet he is often remembered as a leader who fought for the civil rights of all people. He often organized rallies and marches and encouraged supporters to demonstrate tolerance to those who had differing opinions and to do this with non-violence and patience. Dr. King's famous address , ' I Had A Dream' can be accessed by clicking on the link below. As you enjoy your weekend and holiday, think and act in ways that can show 'Aloha' to others around you.
Report Cards Go Home
-Parents/Guardian's look for the 2nd Qtr. Report Cards to be coming home. Any questions please email/contact/call your child's teacher.
100th Day of School
-More information coming soon.
Second Quarter Awards Assembly/ Cafeteria
-Once again, come and join us as we celebrate the hard work and efforts of our students at the 2nd Qtr. Assembly! Notification of student's who will be receiving awards, should be sent home, prior to this date. Don't forget your camera and we'll see you there.
*3rd Graders- 6th Graders Assembly will start @ 12:30pm
*Pre-K- 2nd Graders Assembly will start @ 1:15pm
-Though not officially a holiday, Valentine's Day can still be a lot of fun. Check with your child's teacher to see if their class will be having activities surrounding this day. Initially this day was given to celebrate the sacrifice of Saint Valentine's, and was not considered a 'romantic' day until around the 18th Century when author Geoffrey Chaucer used it in promoting courtly love. For more information on Valentine's Day and St. Valentines, click the link below:
PRESIDENT'S DAY/ FEDERAL HOLIDAY/ NO SCHOOL
-President's Day, which initially was instituted by Congress in 1879, was originally known as George Washington's Birthday. It is often observed every 3rd Monday in the month of February. For more information on this holiday and the changes that have occurred over the years, click the link below:
END OF THE THIRD QUARTER
SPRING BREAK/ NO SCHOOL
KUHIO DAY/ STATE HOLIDAY/ NO SCHOOL
18th Good Friday/State Holiday- No School
26th Memorial Day/ Federal Holiday- No School
29th END OF FOURTH QUARTER AND SECOND SEMESTER
LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS
30th Last Day For Teachers
*Events and Activities found posted here are the ones that affect the majority of Kahalu'u Elementary School. Teacher's field trip information, project deadlines, classroom performances or other independent activities may be found on the teachers webpage (which may be accessed by clicking on the 'Teachers' tab on your left, followed by clicking on your student's teachers name in the next screen).