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March 13, 2017

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FRIENDLY REMINDER

No school for students this Friday, March 17.  

Professional Development day for teachers also St. Patrick’s Day.

A GLIMPSE OF LAST WEEK AT KALAMA

Kalama School’s WASC visit was finished up this past week.

Kalama Band-O-Rama was this past Thursday at Kalama.

Ukulele Had a Kanakapila Saturday at Kalama

Our Track team took 2nd overall at the Kiwanis Track Meet – Congrats!

Parents of 7th and 8th grade students-

PLEASE complete the School Quality Survey (SQS) online or via the mail.  

The online parent survey link is https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017MiddleHighParents

Mahalo!

SPIRIT WEEK

March 13-16

Monday- Sports Day

Dress up in your favorite team attire or your own sports team

Tuesday- Pajama Day

Come to school in your pajamas/sleep clothes

Wednesday- Disney Day

Dress up as a Disney character or wear a Disney shirt

Thursday- Free Dress Day

You must follow the school dress code everyday.  If you are not wearing clothes according to the day’s theme, you must wear a uniform. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are NOT free dress days.

“KALAMA’S PU’UWAI”

The event thrown by the 8th graders this semester is called, "Kalama's Pu'uwai."  The students brainstormed the topic of "Hard Times" that face our Upcountry community.  Heart health was a topic that came up frequently.  They teamed up with the American Heart Association to come up with an event that they hope will bring heart health awareness, fun and a tradition to our campus.  

The event is on Thursday 3/16 after 8th grade lunch (12:39p-2:05p)

Q Field will host a Flag Football and Soccer Tournament. 

Q-202 and Q-203 will host gaming tournaments: Super Smash Bros and Mariokart video game tourneys and a Magic the Gathering card tournament.  See Guzman for sign ups

Quad will host food booths (prices between $1-$5) and music.  

(Monies made by some of the food booths will help support 8th grade bus & DJ costs)

The American Heart Association will have CPR demos and jump rope areas.  

The main stage will have activities TBA.

HAWAIIAN IMMERSION

Aloha mai kākou,

Our annual Hawaiian immersion fundraiser festival, Ho'omau, is LESS then 2  weeks away on Saturday, March 25th at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. This year is the 30th annual!

If you are interested in attending, tickets are $15 each. 10 and under are free. Our Kaiapuni o Kalama students will perform at 10:15am-10:30am.

Please let me know if you need tickets and how many if you have not gotten yours yet. I can exchange tickets for payment here at Kalama, please email kiani_yasak@notes.k12.hi.us or joy_au@notes.k12.hi.us

There are a few outlets in town, U'i Gallery and I believe Native Intelligence that are also selling tickets.

KALAMA UKULELE

Mahalo for supporting Kalama Ukulele

Thank you for attending 2 great days of music with Kalama Ukulele.

Kanikapila Saturday and the Maui Ocean Center were great fun and  wonderful learning experiences

Special Thanks to Brenda Waikiki Auntie Princess, Gale Holley , Norene Manoa, Leola Waikiki, Zelda Harrell, Donna Montalvo, Analu Okimoto, Joel Houck, Renee Adams, and The Kalama school familes. Great thanks to Lori, Rhonda, Val, and Lorna (our great office staff) and all the other wonderful supporters of Kalama Ukulele.

Next performances

Subject to change

MATH OLYMPIAD - UPDATE

The final of the five monthly math olympiad exams will be held this Wednesday.  On the last results, Olympiad 4, Sean currently leads by one point over Lyn and Kai.  

SPRING CLEANING?

The 6th grade TX store is looking a little sparse.  We would be more then happy if you could donate

your spring cleaning box to the TX store.  Please put in your box anything you think a 6th grader would like.  If you don’t know, just throw it in there anyway.  We will go thru the box and sort it out.

Lot’s of times we can even give your items to teachers who may need them in their classroom.

Anything left over that we cannot use, we will donate to one of the many organizations that can use the items.  Please drop at the front office labeled “TX store”….Thank you

OLD TELEPHONE BOOKS

Don’t throw them away!  Please bring to Kalama!  We will once again be participating in telephone book recycling.  You may bring them to the front office labled “PCNC”.

Winners receive cash prizes for their school.  More info to come.  You can start dropping those telephone books off now at our school.  If you work in a business and have a whole bunch of books, please contact me –PCNC- to arrange for a pick up.  (just reply back to this email)

KALAMA TRACK TEAM

CAME IN 2ND OVERALL – CONGRATULATIONS!

KALAMA PANTHER’S YEARBOOKS

Yearbooks now on sale in main office for $30. Don't miss this memory of Kalama Panthers at their best!

Don’t wait; order your yearbook now to make sure you get one.   (cash only please)

ONLY 130 128 YEARBOOKS LEFT

CALENDAR

March 13-17  .Sprit Week – more info to come.

March 17  …  PD waiver day – (no school for students)

March 17  …  3rd quarter ends

March 17  …  St. Patrick’s Day

March 20-24  …  Spring Break (no school)

March 27  …  Prince Kuhio Day (no school)

APRIL

  1. …  Kalama C.A.R.E.S Night – Keiki summer information and sign up night
  1. …  KSCC (Kalama School Community Council) meeting 3:30

12 …  6th Grade Standards Night – more info. to come

14 …  Good Friday (no school)

16 …  Easter

TEACHER WISHLIST

  1. COFFEE CANS AND LIDS … Please bring to the front office labeled “PCNC”
  2. Art teachers need newspaper, paper towels, Kleenex, liquid hand sanitizer – can be dropped off at         the main office labeled for “ART TEACHER”
  3. Art teacher – needs twist ties (used are fine) please label “Ms. Lutz” and drop at front office.
  4. Navy, Royal Blue & White yarn – leis for 8th grade send off.  Please label for “Ms. Harrel – Library”

MAHALO

Realtors wishing well – for their donations of T.V’s and chairs

Parents – for your donations of coffee cans with lids (we still can use more)

KALAMA CLUBS & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

MURAL CLUB

Bring yourself, your ideas and your skills to the wall.

Wednesdays

2:10 – 4:00

Art Room – Building “E”

We are planning a large school mural and WANT your help!

Questions??? Please see Ms. Lutz in Building “E”

MATH TEAM

The math team weekly meetings have changed and will now be

every Wednesday from 2:15  - 4 pm in room H204.  

Any questions please contact:

Lin ter Horst

808-419-8680….Mahalo!

CHESS CLUB

Chess Club will meet every Thursday starting January 12th after school from 2:10 - 3:00  in O-205.  All students are welcome!

MATH TUTORING

I am offering After School Math Tutoring for grades 6-8

- Days offered:  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

- Time:  2:05 - 3:30pm

- Location:  Room H103

Requirements:

  - Must come with work to do.

  - Have arranged for transportation after tutoring.

Mahalo,  Ms. Okuhata

AGRICULTURE CLUB

Agriculture club is meeting on  Thursdays only after school 2:15-3:30 in P-6 and will be helping support our monthly farmers markets scheduled - to be held once a month on a Thursday.  

KNITTING / CROCHETING CLUB

Knitting/crocheting club will be meeting Thursdays after school.  All students and abilities are welcome!! Parents and staff: we are looking for donations of yarn and/or any needles you may have tucked away at home. Please contact Miss Spicola in room G-202 if you have any questions or just show up.

FHA CLUB -

Future Homemakers of America  

Friday Ms. Montalvo’s room D-205 from 2:15 to 3:30

 

FISHING CLUB

April 8 – Ma’alaea Tournament

May 6 – Beach Clean Up – Kahului Harbor

May 12-13 – Salt Water Tournament

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

 3/13, Mon        1,2,3,4,5,6

3/14, Tue        7,1,2,3

3/15, Wed        4,5,6,7

3/16 Thur        3,4,5,6,7, ACTIVITY

3/17 Fri                NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS

QTR 3 BUS PAYMENTS:

Bus payments for 4th quarter are being accepted in the office--CASH ONLY.

ROUNDTRIP QUARTERLY                                     $72.00

ONE WAY QUARTERLY                                        $36.00

BUS COUPONS (SHEET OF 10 ONE WAY)            $12.50

LOST AND FOUND

We have 2 locations to check if you are missing any items.

  1. Please come to the café and check with security
  2. Please check at the front office

If you have found an item please turn into the front office or security.

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION

We collect Box Tops and Labels for Education.  Please put them in an envelope or ziplock bag with:

1. child's name

2. grade

3. homeroom teacher

and turn them into the office or to the homeroom teacher.

We just received a check for $341.60.

THANK YOU for saving Boxtops for Kalama!

 

ALL VISITORS 

must sign in at the main office and obtain a Visitors Pass before proceeding to any area of campus including permission for scheduled meetings and appointments, or walk-in registration.

If your child is in the Health Room, please check-in at the office first.

Parents who are dropping off items to students, may leave these at the office for student pick-up.

Parents wishing to speak to a teacher may leave a message with the office, or may send an email to the teacher. A Staff Directory with email addresses may be found on the About Us menu of the school website at
kalamaintermediate.com

An early release from campus should be called into the office at least 2 hours prior to picking up a student. Please note that anyone who is NOT a Parent or Legal Guardian must be listed on the student's Emergency Contact list in order for the student to be released to this person.

Mahalo!  We appreciate your cooperation for the safety of our students.

Check your child’s grades online at:

https://hawaii.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/hawaii.jsp

call Kalama School office and they will assist you in signing up.

It’s easy-peasy and well worth the 3 minutes it will take you to sign up.

573-8735

With this one time sign up you will be able to:

Related imageKALAMA INTERMEDIATE HAS AN APP NOW

To download the app go to

kalama.appsites.com or go to the app store and just search kalama intermediate

IT’S FREE

Related imageCHECK OUT KALAMA’S NEW WEBSITE - kalamaintermediate.com

KEKAULIKE COMPLEX NEWS

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten registration is now open at the elementary schools.

Please stop by your elementary school office during regular school office hours to pick up your kindergarten packet.

Child must be born between August1, 2011 and July 31, 2012

 

KING KEKAULIKE HIGH SCHOOL

PARENTS- Please consider being a judge for KKHS senior projects.  This is a great opportunity to see what your child will be doing as a senior.

Mahalo to all who volunteered to proof read senior projects.  We have enough volunteers….THANK YOU!

update

Seeking Senior Project Judges.

We've almost met our goal of 300 community members. We need more judges, especially from 2-3pm

King Kekaulike High School is proud to present the Senior Projects for the Class of 2017. Community volunteers are invited to sit in and judge these presentations on March 17, 2017 between 2:00-5:00 on the KKHS campus. It is not necessary for volunteer judges to stay for all presentations. 

Mahalo to NHS and our Culinary Club for hosting the free dinner at 5:00pm and the PTSA for sponsoring snacks. Call the librarian at 727-3527 with any questions.

Please sign up at this addresshttp://bit.ly/kkhs_seniorproject

Thank you for making this event possible! 



        

FOODLAND SCHOLARSHIPS

● Update on Foodland Shop for Higher Education!  

Kahuku advanced to 1st place this week over Baldwin.  All the high schools are vying for these (100) $2,000 scholarships.  Thanks folks for supporting our school & our seniors!  Remember when you shop at Foodland, Sack N Save & Foodland Farms, be sure you designate King Kekaulike (#7554) with your Maika’i Card  THANK  YOU!! The program runs through Tue, March 28, 2017.

Foodland's Annual Shop for Higher Education Program began Wed, Feb. 15, & will continue for 6 weeks until Tue, March 28, 2017. It's a wonderful program to help encourage our seniors to go to college, by giving away (100) $2,000 college scholarships. 

Remember to designate King Kekaulike #7554 when you shop with your Maika’i Card at Foodland, Foodland Farms & Sack N Save!  We need to designate every year.  

KKHS is ranked #7 now, but only through your help can we get higher.  Top (5) high schools with the most Maika’i Points gets the most scholarships!  Foodland will give online reports on the number of designations & total Maika’i Points for each high school on Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30.

BLOOD DRIVE

You can save 3 lives by donating blood!  

Kekaulike will be having it’s annual Blood Drive on Monday, April 24, 2017 in our gym.  If would like to schedule an appointment, please contact the Blood Bank of Hawaii or Ronnie Kihara <ronnie_kihara@notes.k12.hi.us> or visit tinyurl.com/kekaulikeblooddrive

STEM – PUKALANI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Pukalani STEM Imagineers won the STEM Research Project award at the Hawaii State VEX IQ Robotics Championship and an invitation to the VEX IQ World Championship in Louisville, Kentucky in mid April.  The team is in need of raising $25,000 within the next 2 months to send all 14 students and their coaches.  Please help us afford this trip so we may have the opportunity to represent Maui and the state of Hawaii and most of all make you proud!!!  For the third year in a row, our robotics team is headed to the VEX IQ World Championship. We have only 3 returning members and 11 new students who were inspired by the teams before to step up and take on this challenge!

We need your help to bring this inspiring, learning opportunity to our students. They are our future citizens that are learning skills and work habits that will benefit our world! If you are unable to make a donation at this time, please share this information with your friends and family.

www.gofundme.com  - VEX IQ Robotics Championship

COMMUNITY NEWS

(Not sponsored by DOE)

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN GAME NIGHT

Legal Resources and Communication for Grandfamilies – Grandparents raising Grandchildren

What: Grandparent/Grandchild Workshop - Legal Resources and Communication for Grandfamilies

When: Tues Mar 21, 9-12noon

Where: UH Maui College Campus, Community Services Building

Who: Grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren & the grandchildren they are raising

Cost: FREE, but registration is required

Register: Call/email Heather Greenwood-Junkermeier, 244-3242 ext 226, heather8@hawaii.edu

For more information go to https://goo.gl/RGOApV

The primary topic is legal resources for grandparents raising grandchildren. Hands on learning activities are also provided for the grandchildren during the legal discussion, then grandchildren and grandparents come together for an activity, and then we have lunch of chili, rice, and salad. It is FREE, but registration is required.

We also hold a monthly Grandfamily Game Night for the same audience - grandparents raising grandchildren & their grandchildren. Itʻs always the 2nd Saturday of each month on the UH Maui College Campus. Dinner and games are provided. Itʻs an opportunity for grandfamilies to meet, have fun, and build community. The March and April flyers for Grandfamily Game Night are also attached.

Upcoming Events:

March 21, 9am-12pm - Legal Resources & Communications for Grandfamilies WORKSHOP 

(includes lunch) - for more information go to https://goo.gl/mDzR9K

April 15, 5-7pm - Grandfamily Night & Spring Celebration 

(Dinner provided) - for more information go to https://goo.gl/wNOGQr

MAUI UPCOUNTRY BASKETBALL
NJB CHAPTER UPCOUNTRY HOOPS - Sign ups

2017
Spring League Registration Opens January 16 - March 17

Open to all boys and girls grades 3rd - 8th.

    Online
Registration at
 www.maui-njb.com.prod.sportngin.com 
 Scroll to the top of this page &  click on "create account". (To sign up
you must first “create an account.”)  You will get to a page that has a discount
code box
.  When you register for NJB make sure you put the discount code,
FEEWAIVER so you don’t have to pay the $13.50 fee.

Follow the registration Instructions. (It has been updated)  

  Questions?
Contact - Steve Dumlao, League Director, at
steved.mauinjb@hotmail.com 
(This is not sponsored by the Dept. of Education.)

 

Maui Police Department’s - 2017 Summer Leadership Program

June 5 -July 14, 2017

7:45 am – 3:15 pm

Application to be completed and sent to Maui Police Dept. by 4/7.  Please come to the office for more information and packet.  Please reply back to this email if you would like me to email you the packet.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENU’S

If you would like to receive the automatic monthly breakfast and lunch menu, please reply back to this email and let me know.

FREE & REDUCED LUNCH

The lunch account system has recently changed.  If you are looking to apply for free and/or reduced lunch, please access the application here: hionlineapps.primeroedge.com
If you had already applied for free/reduced lunch for this school year, there is no need reapply.

Have a good day!

Monica Heller-Hackett

Kalama Intermediate – PCNC

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