Early Release Day – April 9, 2014

Aloha e Nä `Ohana,

This is a reminder that Wednesday, April 9th is an early release day for the 2013-2014 School Year.  Dismissal is as follows:

12:10 p.m.:     K-6 terminal bus riders

12:20 p.m.:     K-2 car pick up students and their siblings in grades 3-6

12:30 p.m.:     All other students in grades K-6

Please note that all students will be served lunch prior to dismissal.

The following is a schedule for pick up and shuttles to the terminal and rural areas:

TERMINAL SHUTTLE

12:20 p.m.: Terminal Shuttle (Students not picked up by 12:50 p.m. will be taken to Kama`äina Kids.)

CAR PICK UP

K-2 Car Pick Up Dismissed at 12:20 p.m.

(If you have students in K-2 and siblings in upper grades, upper grade students will be picked up with K-2 at the Nahi`ena`ena Island Car Pick up)

12:20-12:35 p.m.: Grades K-2: Nahi`ena`ena Island Car Pick up (siblings in grades 3-6 should go to the Nahi`ena`ena Island Car Pick up at 12:20 p.m.)  Cars must exit through the main gate or Puna Gates only.  Officers will have the traffic flow outlined for you and be available to assist.  Please abide by their instructions.

Please do not enter the car pick up area early.  This creates a traffic jam and if other cars behind you have been loaded, you will be asked to move to the back of the line to expedite the process.  All are asked to respect the instructions of KES staff when asked to do so.

KS BUS SERVICE

12:45 p.m.      Early Bus Shuttles: (Kaneohe A/Kahaluu, Mililani A, Waianae A, Waimanalo A/Kailua/Enchanted Lakes, Pearl City A)

12:55 p.m.      Late Bus Shuttles: (Ewa A, Hawaii Kai, Kaneohe/Kahaluu/Kaaawa, Kapolei A, Makakilo, Nanakuli A, North Shore, Waipahu, Wahiawa/Haleiwa)

NO SWIM SHUTTLE

Swim Club will begin at 3:00 p.m. but students are NOT ALLOWED to stay on campus between dismissal and swim club practice. You will need to make arrangements for their transportation home and then return to campus for Swim Club or enroll in Kama`äina Kids (limited space available).

Early bus shuttles will leave directly from elementary. Please be at your child’s bus pick up location no later than 30 minutes after the KES departure time. Late buses will proceed to middle school and high school for student pick up before leaving campus. Please be at your child’s bus pick up location no later than 60 minutes after the KES departure time. Please keep in mind that traffic at this time of day is different and these are approximations of travel times.

KAMA`ÄINA KIDS

Kama`äina Kids will again provide services to those students who are currently enrolled on a regular basis.  They will also accept applications for the day (though space is limited).  Please contact them at 842-8042 for details.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 842-8383.

Mahalo,

KES Office

Ho`olokahi and Parent Technology Workshop – May 2, 2014

Ho`olōkahi `Ohana Letter 2014

WHAT: KES Ho`olōkahi Program

WHEN: May 2, 2014 (Friday)

TIME: 9:00-10:30 AM

WHERE: Kekūhaupi`o Gym

Our Ho`olōkahi program will be on May 2nd this year. We are looking forward to welcoming you on to campus for this special event from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at Kekūhaupi`o Gym.

LIVE-STREAMING

We would like to continue to offer live-streaming for our families who cannot attend the program, however this year we may not be able to do so. The KS Varsity volleyball team will be in a tournament in early May and depending on their performance, they may have a game in Kekūhaupi`o on May 1st. If this game takes place, there will not be enough time to set-up the equipment needed to live- stream the program. Unfortunately, we will not know the status of this until about a week prior to the performance date.

We will keep you informed on this via email blast.

PARKING INFORMATION

Although there are about 500 parking stalls in the parking structure adjacent to Kekūhaupi`o gym,

Hale Ho`oku Ka`a, there are 752 students at KES. Therefore we are limiting each family to one parking placard, which will be mailed home. Please be sure to display this placard on your dashboard, for easy access onto campus.

The parking structure will open at 6:00am, once that is full, we will be utilizing various locations on campus for parking, in the following order:

Hale Ho`oku Ka`a (parking structure)

• Princess Drive

• Ka`iwakīloumoku Cultural Center and gravel lot across the street(There will be a bus shuttle from Pāki to/ from Kekūhaupi`o gym)

Please follow the directions of KS security personnel on where to park, as each parking area will only open up after previously utilized areas have been filled.

DISMISSAL

At the conclusion of our Ho`olōkahi program, students will be dismissed first, so please allow our students to exit Kekūhaupi`o to board buses or walk back to KES. Once our haumana have left, we will dismiss `ohana who are parked in the structure. It is a full day of school for students, so please refrain from taking your child home early. Taking your child home after the program will result in an unexcused absence for your child.

PARENT TECHNOLOGY WORKSHOP

Our Media Specialists, Ms. Nozomi Fong and Ms. Ruby Redona, will be presenting a Technology Workshop immediately following Ho`olōkahi. Please find more information in the flier below, including information on how to sign-up for the workshop.

MORE INFORMATION

Grade level attire requirements for Ho`olōkahi will be sent out at a later date. If you have any questions about Ho`olōkahi, please contact our Student Activities Coordinator, Ms. Shelley Wee at shwee@ksbe.edu (843-3585).

Parent Technology Workshop

Purpose: We want to teach parents how to use web resources that our school provides, understand internet safety, and understand your role as a parent when it comes to technology.

Date:  Friday, May 2nd (right after Ho`olokahi)

Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Where:  Location will be announced to attendees via email

RSVP:  Please to to the following link to reserve your spot http://goo.gl/saH1zKLimited space.  Deadline is Friday, April 25, 2014.

Presenters:  Nozomi Fong and Ruby Redona, KES Library Media Specialists

*This is a hands-on workshop. We will provide loaner devices for the first 45 people who sign up. You may bring your own device such as an iPhone, iPad or laptop, and access our filtered network / wifi.

*We would appreciate it if young children are not in attendance, so participants can fully engage and learn from this workshop.

Registration: Greg Tang 3/4/14 Math Parent Workshop – RSVP by 2/28/14

Aloha mai kākou.  Please review information about a free mathematics workshop being offered to all KES parents. 

DATE:                     Tuesday, March 4, 2014

TIME:                     5:00 – 6:15 pm

PARTICIPANTS:       KES parents

LOCATION:             Princess Ruth Keʻelikōlani Performing Arts Complex

TOPIC:                    Mathematical Thinking (NOTE: workshop content is new and is not a repeat of the September 2013 parent workshop)

PRESENTER:             Greg Tang is the author of several bestselling, innovative picture books that teach math in a whole new way. His books and workshops encourage participants to use creativity and common sense to solve problems, rather than formulas and memorization.  Parents attending the workshop will gain confidence, learn effective computational and problem-solving skills, and develop a new appreciation for math. Greg’s goal in each session is to show parents first-hand how fun and rewarding problem-solving can be. His lively sessions are fast-paced and interactive, and participants often leave truly inspired about math.

CHILDCARE:            Kama`āina Kids will extend their care for the day to 6:30pm.  Your KES child may attend Kama`āina Kids directly after school, until the end of the parent workshop.  If your child is not a registered member of Kama`āina Kids, the $5 drop-in fee will apply.

If you would like to drop off you non-KES keiki (minimum age of 5 years old) to Kama`āina Kids for the duration of the workshop, you may drop them off at 5:00pm.  The $5 drop-in fee will apply for these keiki as well.  If you have any questions regarding child care for March 4th, please email our Student Activities Coordinator, Shelley Wee, at shwee@ksbe.edu.    

REGISTRATION:     We are able to accommodate 650 parents at this event, however registration will help us adequately prepare for the parent workshop.  Please complete the following Surveymonkey link by Friday, February 28, 2014.  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KESparent_3_4_14

  A confirmation email will be sent prior to the event.

Mahalo for supporting your child’s education.

Early Release on December 19, 2013

Aloha e Nä `Ohana,

This is a reminder that Founders Day is on Thursday, December 19th.   

Students are required to wear their special events uniform (pages 26-27 of Student Parent Handbook):

 Boys:  Long Uniform Pants, White Uniform Polo Shirt, Athletic Shoes with white socks and belt (grades 3-6)

Girls:  Uniform Skirt, White Uniform Polo Shirt, Athletic Shoes with white socks

School will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m.  Dismissal times are as follows:

11:10 a.m.:     K-6 terminal bus riders (bus departs @ 11:15 a.m.)

11:20 a.m.:     K-2 car pick up students and their siblings in grades 3-6

11:30 a.m.:     All other students in grades K-6

Please note that all students will be served lunch prior to dismissal.

The following is a schedule for pick up and shuttles to the terminal and rural areas:

CAR PICK UP

K-2 Car Pick Up Dismissed at 11:20 a.m.

(If you have students in K-2 and siblings in upper grades, upper grade students will be picked up with K-2 at the Nahi`ena`ena Island Car Pick up)

11:20-11:35 a.m.: Grades K-2: Nahi`ena`ena Island Car Pick up (siblings in grades 3-6 should go to the Nahi`ena`ena Island Car Pick up at 11:20 a.m.)  Cars must exit through the main gate or Puna Gates only.  Officers will have the traffic flow outlined for you and be available to assist.  Please abide by their instructions.

Please do not enter the car pick up area early.  This creates a traffic jam and if other cars behind you have been loaded, you will be asked to move to the back of the line to expedite the process.  All are asked to respect the instructions of KES staff when asked to do so.

TERMINAL SHUTTLE

11:15 a.m.: Terminal Shuttle (Students not picked up by 11:50 a.m. will be taken to Kama`äina Kids.) 

KS BUS SERVICE

11:40 a.m.      Early Bus Shuttles: (Kaneohe A/Kahaluu, Mililani A, Waianae A, Waimanalo A/Kailua/Enchanted Lakes, Pearl City A)

11:50 a.m.      Late Bus Shuttles: (Ewa A, Hawaii Kai, Kapolei A, Makakilo, Nanakuli A, North Shore, Waipahu, Wahiawa/Haleiwa, Kaneohe/Kahaluu/Kaaawa)

NO SWIM SHUTTLE

There is NO swim club on December 19th.

KAMA`ÄINA KIDS

Kama`äina Kids will again provide services to those students who are currently enrolled on a regular basis.  They will also accept applications for the day (though space is limited).  Please contact them at 842-8042 for details.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 842-8383.

Mahalo,

KES Office