Aloha Kalama Families,
All NEW information every week in kNotes will be in RED.
I am hoping this will make it a bit easier for you to skim thru them.
Remember as always if you have any questions you can reply back to this email
or you can call the office at 573-8735.
~NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, Sept. 22 – Teacher Waiver Day~
Piano Club will be starting in Quarter 2, after school on Fridays. Limited to 10 students. You may pick up and return applications to Kalama School Office. You will be contacted to confirm your slot.
100 BOOK CHALLENGE CLUB
Kalama Library is starting the 100 Book Challenge Club this week! All students are invited to share their love of reading and support their classmates as they challenge themselves to read 100 books while enrolled at Kalama. Meetings will be held every 3rd Tuesday during extended homeroom in the library. Happy reading!
(library hours are from 7:30 to 2:45 plus recess & lunch.)
Does anyone have any buttons laying around that they don't want/need?
Please drop off at front office labeled for “Ms. Dibiase”….Mahalo!
Does anyone have empty soda cans?
We will use empty soda cans for a lab in both 8th grade science classes. Please wash out and drop at
Front office labeled “Ms. Sipman” ….Thank you.
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS:
Anyone interested in playing basketball during morning recess? Come sign up at H-102 during morning recess on Thursday 9/14 and Friday 9/15.
Practice for the boys has been from 4:00 - 5:30 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Haliimaile Gym. Girls have been going 5:30 - 7:00.
KALAMA FISHING CLUB RESULTS
Congratulations for the following students on last Saturday fishing tournament:
1st Place Wayne Puha 2.14 lb Hinalea
2nd Place Jencie Valoroso 1.14 lb Papio
3rd Place Kamryn Perry 1.12 lb Papio
4th Place Waianuhea Doyle 1.8 lb Kumu
5th Place Keawe Makekau 10 oz Papio
6th Place Jayden Garcia 7 oz Kupipi
7th Place Lelah Vargas 4 oz Hinalea
Please submit Disney Deposit not later than Sept. 19th…Mahalo
Kalama Ukulele at the Festivals of Aloha
Queen Kaahumanu Center
Friday Sept. 22, 2017
Meet time 5:00 PM Across of Starbucks(5:30- 6:00 PM)
Do not block door ways of the stores.
If you are late, come on stage.
Queen Kaahumanu Center
Sat. Sept. 23
Meet time 6:30 Across Starbucks (7:00-7:30 PM)
If you do not have an ukulele you are expected to come.
· Navy blue shirt
· dark pants
· No short shorts or ripped jeans
· covered foot wear
Oct 7- Maui Fair Special Events Stage 7:00 PM
Oct. 15- MAAC Maui/Hawaii Ukulele Festival TBA
Oct. 28- Senior Fair War Memorial Gym 9:00 AM
Nov. 11 Maui Ukulele Guild Queen Kaahumanu 12:00 PM
Kalama School uniforms are sold at the front office throughout the school year.
Did you know you can access your child's grades (and much more) online at
http://hawaii.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/hawaii.jsp? (all letters need to be lower case)
1. SEE YOUR CHILD’S GRADES
2. SEE HOMEWORK COMPLETED/UNCOMPLETED
3. SEE TEST AND QUIZ SCORES
4. SEE ATTENDANCE
5. EMAIL YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER RIGHT FROM THIS SITE
6. SAME SIGN UP STAYS WITH YOUR CHILD THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL
7. SEE ALL YOUR CHILDREN (6TH – 12TH) ON ONE SIGN UP
Sign up is simple! It’s FREE
HERE’S HOW TO GET STARTED
Call the school office 573-8735 to get a username and password.
If you need help we can walk you through the sign up process….no worries AND it doesn’t take long
1) I would like to notify you that we are making a slight adjustment to our bell schedule that started Tuesday 9/12/17. Tomorrow, The beginning of the school day will start 8 minutes later than normal. That means that homeroom will start at 7:58a instead of 7:50a. This change is due to a necessary adjustment to make sure that we are in compliance with all BOE, DOE, and contractual obligations.
The late start will only happen on the following Tuesdays:
9/26, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/27, 3/6, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, and 5/22. There will be no change in bus pick up or drop off times, breakfast service, or any missed instructional time in school. Everyday not listed above will have a regular school start time of 7:50a. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.
2) Any parent/community member that is willing to volunteer for our Fright Night on
Oct 27 and 28, please email Mr. Shim at email@example.com
If your child(ren) qualified for free or reduced lunch last school year (SY‘16-‘17), student’s meal status will expire on September 19. You will need to reapply for this school year. You must have a social security number, your child(ren)’s Student ID number (contact me at 573-8735 if you need this ID number), and a SchoolCafe account to apply online. If you don’t have a SchoolCafe account, it’s free AND easy to register by following these directions:
1. Click on this link: SchoolCafe or go to https://www.schoolcafe.com/
2. Click on [Register].
3. Select [I’m registering as a parent}. Click [Next].
4. State- Select [HI- Hawaii] from the dropdown menu
5. School District- Type [Hawaii DOE]. Click [Next].
6. Enter your First Name, Last Name, and contact information. Click [Next].
7. Set up your username and password.
8. Select and answer security question. Click [Next]
9. Add your student(s)- Enter the student ID number and select the school.
Once you have a SchoolCafe account, you can submit a Free and Reduced Price Meal Application:
1. Sign-in to SchoolCafe or go to https://www.schoolcafe.com/
2. Under the “Eligibility Benefits” module, click [Apply].
3. Follow the instructions and submit the application.
4. Once you submit the application, your application number will appear.
5. Please keep the application number as a referrence to inquire about your application.
6. Processing may take up to 10 working days. The school will send home a results letter with your student(s).
Title I & Testing Coordinator
Parents and Community Supporters,
Middle Schoolers, as you probably know, have a crazy appetite. We are trying to start a fund called "Rewards and Recognition", where we can purchase healthy food items that can be given to students in school as incentives for motivation and hard work. If you are able to contribute financially or by donating healthy food items (granola bars, fruit snacks, etc) please do. The school cannot use state or federal money to purchase food items. We can only use donated money. However you can help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Monica Heller-Hackett if you are able to support
Over the past couple weeks, Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Family Reports have been gathered, tracked-down, sorted, and some even printed! You can expect these score reports to come home after your child has filled out his/her goal setting sheet during homeroom. This goal setting sheet is being provided by our new Curriculum Coordinator, Ann Saucier. Mahalo e Ann!
Mahalo nui for your patience,
KALAMA UKULELE RUMMAGE SALE
Kalama Ukulele Band will be doing a Rummage Sale Fundraiser on October 14 from 7am-1pm.
We will welcome any donations of clean, useable items.
No large/bulk items such as appliances, couches or large furniture.
Drop-offs may be made to Kalama Intermediate School from now till Oct. 13th from 9am – 2pm.
Please check in at the main office when you arrive…..Thank You!
PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Please take the time to drop off and pick up your child in the designated places at school.
1. curbside at front office
2. 6th grade “O” building – remember if you drop off early there students must go to the quad.
3. Eddie Tam upper parking lot by tennis courts. Gate by boys and girls club is open.
Please do not drop off your child on Makani Road
Kalama Intermediate School Renaissance Program
The Renaissance Program recognizes students for their academic excellence and community service. A presentation about the program and criteria was presented to the 6th graders through their Language Arts classes. Please click here for more information…. "Renaissance Flyer"
Questions, contact Laura Ujiie, Student Services Coordinator at 573-8757 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
KALAMA SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT
Substitute Education Assistant Positions available. Come in to Kalama's school office for an application from Lorna Ramon. Call Lehua Singh, Special Education Department Head, if you have questions. 573-8735.
If you need to pick up your child early from school….
· Please call the office and let us know
· Send a note with your child in the morning and have them bring it to the office.
· Early release students must also report to the office before leaving school
If you let us know what time you will be coming to pick them up we can try and have them
in the office ready for you when you come.
If you just show up to take your child out of school the wait time could be up to 20 minutes. Thank you!
6TH GRADE TX STORE
Our 6th grade TX store will be opening shortly. Approximate date of opening will be Sept. 7th.
We are looking for volunteers to help with this.
· TX store open only every other Thurs.
· Open only during morning recess
· Volunteer time would be 9:00am to 9:45am
· For 6th graders only, but, any parent can help
What is the TX store?
The TX store at Kalama is a 6th grade incentive program for getting signatures, homework done in class, respectful behavior, etc. They can use their completed TX cards for "purchases" in the TX store every other Thursday.
The store is stocked strictly with donated items. We kindly ask you to check out your home and spread the word to see what you have to contribute to this cause, gently used or new.
Please drop off donations at the front office clearly marked with your name and "TX STORE". Thank you for help that is desperately needed to keep our TX store up and running and an exciting incentive for our students. If you're not sure send it anyway and we'll pass it on for another use if not appropriate for the store.
Please call Monica, PCNC, if you have any questions. 573-8735.
We appreciate your continual support for your child and all Kalama students.
22 … Waiver Day – No School for students
9 – 13 … Fall Break
27 ….. Fright Night
28 …. Fright Night
Monday – Friday
7:45am - 1st bell
7:50am - school day starts
2:05pm - school day ends
9/18, Mon 1,2,3,4,5,6
9/19, Tue 7,1,2,3,4
9/20, Wed 5,6,7,1,2
9/21, Thur 3,4,5,6,7
9/22, Fri Waiver Day
PARENTS / GUARDIANS – LOOKING AHEAD
Please keep these dates in mind as Kalama will be having these sports too.
Volleyball – approx. start date Octber 17 – December 12
Cross Country – approx. start date January 8 – February 24
Futsal Indoor – start date for practice has not been determined – Games April 4 – May 5
Any student interested for this after school club can pick up an application in the front office and turn them in there. Space is limited. Currently offering just once a week, Fridays from 2:05 - 3:05
Start date to be announced.
KALAMA FISHING CLUB CALENDAR 2017
September 26- Club Shirt Drawings due at meeting
November 18 - Ma’alaea Tournament
December 16 – Beach Clean Up – Kahului Harbor
December 18 – Maui Ocean Center field trip
(Next Year’s Calendar will be given at December meeting
Including a camping trip to Lana’i)
YOU are INVITED To Join the Kalama
100 BOOK CHALLENGE Club!
Who: any Kalama Student
What: read 100 books (or more!) while enrolled at Kalama
Where: meet in the library every 3rd Tuesday during extended homeroom
· September 19th
· October 17th
· November 21st
· December 19th
· January 16th
· February 20th
· March 20th
· April 17th
· May 15th
How: Get permission from your homeroom teacher &
Bring your iPad or smartphone to the first meeting
Always check into your homeroom before coming.
Questions? Please see Mrs. Brown in the library if you have any questions.
KALAMA BAND – CHECK THIS OUT!
Flask sell for $25. Great for keeping cold drinks...COLD! and Keeping Hot Drinks Hot. To purchase see
Mr. Queja in the Bandroom or come to the front office.
To see a picture of the flask "CLICK HERE"
Short Bread cookies for sale. Baked just this past Saturday.
10 cookies in a bag for $6.00. You may buy from a Kalama Band member or contact
Mr. Queja – Band Teacher at email@example.com
KALAMA SCHOOL UNIFORMS
We will gladly accept donations of school uniforms, PE shirts & shorts throughout the school year.
1. Fright Night – Oct. 27 and 28. Students my get community service also.
2. Boxtop counter – student may do this for community service
Please reply back to this email if you would like to volunteer….Thank you!
TEACHERS WISH LIST
· YOGA MATS – for Jazz dance class – please drop at front office and label “for Ms. Coombs-Todd”
· ART TEACHER - needs volunteers with carpentry skills to help rebuild tables in art room….please reply back to this email if you can help.
· YARN To be use for 8th Grade Send-Off (Graduation) white, light gray, navy, or blue preferably: worsted-medium 4. drop off IN library at check out counter….Mahalo!
· A Huge THANK YOU to our families who donated yoga mats!
· Pagco ohana – for there donations to the 6th grade TX store.
· To everyone who attended our Open House nights!
We had a fantastic turnout and we hoped you enjoyed the night.
Click here for...."SEPT. BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MENU"
Free and Reduced Lunch Application
Making it faster and easier for families to apply for free or reduced priced meals.
New Lunch account APP “School Cafe”
*Check your child’s school lunch account
*Pay for you school lunches thru the app
*The APP is FREE - it will be a green app
*Sign up online www.schoolcafe.com/initial
*Sign up on your phone with the APP
*All DOE schools - our district is HAWAII
*Student ID - 10 digit number on report card
KONA SHAVE ICE
Welcome back students and staff! Security would like to let you know...
beginning Monday, Aug. 14 and every Monday after that, Kona Ice will be starting up again after school located by the library so don't forget to bring your money.
Prices are $3.00, $4.00 and $5.00 with ice cream.
Enjoy your treat and please pick up your trash and don't miss your rides home.
Jamba juice will be on sale after school every Thursday after school, starting Aug. 24. We will be located outside of the cafeteria near the bus stop ramp. There will be orange dream and strawberry on sale for $5.00. Please be respectful of the campus & throw your covers & straw wrappers in the trash.
Our school collects Box Tops. We would love your support in collecting them too. Box Tops are located on many items. All you have to do is cut them out and send them to school with your child.
Box Tops help our school raise money. Each Box Top collected is worth 10 cents. That might not seem like much, but they will add up quickly. Please send boxtops in ziplock baggy or envelope with your child’s name on them…..Thank you for your valued support!
OFFICE DEPOT/MAX – “GIVE BACK TO SCHOOLS”
Office Depot/Max will be participating in our "Give Back to Schools" promotion. Schools are credited 5% of the qualifying purchases every time schools, teachers, students, parents and school supporters give a school's Give Back to Schools program ID number when buying school and office supplies at Office Depot and Office Max. Schools that earn $10 or more in credits will receive a merchandise certificate to use for free supplies.
The Give Back to Schools program is valid all year! Credits for schools are tallied and issued quarterly:
KALAMA SCHOOL’S ID # - 70027379
Our local store can also look up school ID numbers at each register just in case you forget to bring the number.
Last year, Office Depot/Max provided over $17,000 in store credit for participating schools in Hawaii.
So don’t forget to mention Kalama School at the to help get KALAMA SCHOOL FREE supplies!
(NOT SPONSORED BY THE DOE)
NEXT Workshop is Sept. 21st.
The GRANDcares Project is a strengths-based
intervention designed to provide education,
support and mentorship for grandchildren,
grandparents, and service providers.
GRANDcares includes three components:
· A grandparent program
· A youth program, and
· Service provider webinars
· Enhance grandparents' parenting skills and
· Promote youth participants' self-efficacy
and leadership skills, and
· Strengthen service providers' ability to
support resilience in grand families
Please click here for more "GRANDcares Project"
POP WARNER FOOTBALL
Want to participate with Pop Warner Football and Cheer?
There is still time to register for the 2017 season.
Please click here….. "POP WARNER FOOTBALL FLYER"
FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 6TH – 12TH
On Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 8am-1:30pm, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine will be hosting the first Joint Healthcare Opportunities Conference. This conference will be an opportunity for your students, grades 6-12 to learn more about various careers in the healthcare field. Through hands-on activities, informational presentations, and a career fair students will have the chance to experience and be exposed to the many options that await them in the healthcare field.
Registration is FREE and will be on a first come, first served basis. Please help us by spreading the word about this event to your students, fellow faculty, and parents. Attached you will find a flyer for the event. The link to register for the event is on the flyer.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (808) 692-0809 for any questions.
Mahalo for your time and we hope to see your students on September 30, 2017!
4H FALL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
I would like to share an upcoming program for the Fall that is open to ALL middle school students:
AG Camp….4H FLYER (click on the word flyer)
Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club
Fall 2017 condensed new student program!
Open to students in GRADES 7-12 from all schools.
Work with students from other schools to make short films about Maui’s environment and enter them
In national film festivals."Huliau Environmental Filmmaking Club"
AYSO – SOCCER FOR GIRLS AND BOYS
Online registration for AYSO soccer is still ongoing http://ayso.bluesombrero.com/region818
*Although every age division is still open, U6 in Haiku Boys and Girls are especially still needed.
And we are still looking for a few more 14 and under boys.
Kalama Intermediate - PCNC