Sunday, February 27, 2011

Book of the Month for March/April

The Principal's Book of the Month (March/April) is "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman and illustrated by Caroline Binch.  Grace is amazing indeed!  She has boundless imagination and loves to act them all out.  When her class plans a production of Peter Pan, Grace knows she wants to play the lead.  Classmates tell her she can't do the role.

A saddened Grace relates the day's events to her mother and grandmother.  They tell her she can be anything she wants to be, if she puts her mind to it.  Inspired by a weekend ballet performance by a Trinidad dancer, Grace's indomitable spirit is renewed.  She auditions for the part of Peter Pan.  She shines during her audition and wins the lead, hands down!

The IB Learner Profile which is demonstrated is being a risk taker, thinker and inquirer.  The IB attitude which is highlighted  is enthusiasm. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Spring Fundraiser Reminder

Spring Fundraiser Reminder

Joint Venture Education Forum

Keone`ula Elementary would like to thank the Joint Venture Education Forum (JVEF), A Partnership of the Military Community & Hawaii Public Schools, for the opportunity to apply for various grants. Last year, we applied for the JVEF Curriculum grant and was awarded this grant. The funds will be used for professional development of teachers in the International Baccalaureate Program. We appreciate the military's support in our schools and well as their service to our country.

Parent Letter - Hawaii Gun Free Schools Act

KES Gun Free Parent Letter

Hawaii Gun Free Schools Act

HI Gun-Free _ Attach B - 2010 Flyer

Hawaii Gun Free Schools Act

HI Gun-Free _ Attach A - 2009 Flyer

Book Fair

Spring Book Fair

Reading Log for Grades 3-6


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hawaii Covering Kids

Hawaii Covering Kids Flyre

My Favorite Teacher Contest - Barnes and Noble

my favorite teacher contest

Spring Fundraiser

Don't forget the Spring Fundraiser will be on Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  This will be the only pick-up date.  All items not picked up will be donated to charity. There will be no refunds!  If you would like to volunteer for the Spring Fundraiser please contact Charol Danielson, PCNC at 689-1380.

Reading Log for Grades K-2


Seagull's Preschool Movie Night

Movie Night

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Flu Season


Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming to Keone'ula beginning Tuesday, 2/22 through Friday, 2/25.  The Book Fair will be held in the library.  Don't miss out on this chance to purchase books!  Reading is Fun!  We love to read at Keone'ula!

March Parent Newsletter

We will not be sending home a Parent Newsletter for March.  Please be sure to check our school blog for up-to-date information.

Monday, February 14, 2011

School Quality Survey for 4th and 5th Grade Parents

Reminder -4th and 5th grade parents don't forget to submit your School Quality Survey. You can mail the survey or submit the survey back to the school.  If you have any questions you can contact Ms. Obra, Vice Principal.

Friday, February 11, 2011

School Calendar for SY 2011-2012

We have posted the School Calendar for 2011-2012 which has been approved by the Board of Education.  We will be putting together a Keone'ula Calendar which will include our waiver days. We have attached the calendar so that you can plan ahead and review the holidays and school breaks for the next school year.

B.O.E. Approved School Calendar for SY 2011-2012

CalendarSY20112012 BOE APPROVED 02032011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

100 Days of School

Happy 100 Days! We've been in school for 100 days! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Borrowing of School T-Shirts

If your child borrows a school t-shirt, please have your child return the shirt to the front office the next day. The t-shirt should be washed. 

1st Semester Awards Assembly

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kindergarten Registration for 2011-2012

 Don't forget Kindergarten Registration is taking place now for the 2011-2012 school year.  All other grade levels will be able to register at a later date.

February Book of the Month

The February Book of the Month is "The Color of Home" by Mary Hoffman.  The book is illustrated by Karin Littlewood.

Hassan, a recent immigrant from Somalia, is homesick on his first day of school in America.  Though, the teacher is nice and the children are friendly, adjusting to a new culture, especially a different language, is a struggle.  When the teacher distributes art supplies, Hassan discovers a way to communicate and is able to share his story about his life in Somalia and his hope for the future through pictures.

Why do you think Hasaan’s choice of colors for his pictures change over the course of the story?  Does the change reflect his gradual adjustment to or acceptance of his new home?

Grade 1 students will be reflecting on their prior experiences.   They will also be reflecting on the following questions:  Do they know family or friends who have had to adjust to a new culture?  What kinds of things do they think someone like Hassan has had to learn? If a student is new to Keoneula Elementary School was it difficult to adapt to a new school and to new classmates?