Dictionaries for All!

The Rotary Club of Hilo paid a visit to Papa ‘Ekolu today with gifts for everyone… dictionaries! In their mission to help the community, the Rotary Club distributed this handy tool to our haumana to help them further their acquisition of knowledge. Students also learned that members of the club, rotarians, help to fight against a disease called polio by providing vaccinations. Their club has over 1.2 million members worldwide in 34,000 clubs. We are so thankful for their kindness and generosity.

Mahalo nui loa, Rotary Club of Hilo for all you do for us and the community!

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Hāweo Awardees are Recognized

Congratulations to Kahiau and Kalia for receiving the Hāweo Award for the month of March! These two students are wonderful examples of student who have demonstrated hoʻoulu. They have grown in so many ways this school year.

Mahalo to the awardees’ ‘ohana for joining in on the celebration which was held at lunch last week!

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Ho’omaika’i

Our awesome students were honored today at a special luncheon for being great learners and teachers to others in school. We are proud of them for demonstrating A’o. Ho’omaika’i, Dara and Kalā!

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Students Soar

Hoʻomaikaʻi to our students that were recognized for their hard work and achievements at the 2nd Trimester Awards Assembly. We cheered on students for their academic success and perfect attendance. Check out these pictures to see who received the awards.

Hawaiian Value awardees, Cadence and Reece, for demonstrating A'o

Hawaiian Value awardees, Cadence and Reece, for demonstrating A’o

Principal List Haumana, Damien, Lucas, and Tehani

Principal List Haumana, Damien, Lucas, and Tehani

Nylessia, Kahele, Lucas, Damien, and Kāhili had perfect attendance

Nylessia, Kahele, Lucas, Damien, and Kāhili had perfect attendance

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Sidewalk Chalk Art

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JRFH

Last week Friday was Jump Rope for Heart. Our kula ha’aha’a had a fabulous time jumping rope to raise money for a worthy cause. Students collected donations to help the American Heart Society in their mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Great job, keiki!

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Market Day Fun

Papa ʻEkolu Students did a wonderful job in opening up their own businesses. Check out the smiling faces, cool products and fun that we all had at Market Day 2015. Mahalo to our families for helping out with the production of the fabulous products!

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Awesome Students

Yesterday two students from our Kula Ha’aha’a 3B classroom were honored for receiving the Hāweo Award for the month of January. Cadence and ‘Ailani both consistently demonstrate the Hawaiian value “A’o” by being active and engaged learners in their classroom. Hoʻomaikaʻi e na haumana!

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Speech Festival Results

Ho’omaika’i to our Third Graders for participating in our annual Kula Ha’aha’a Speech Festival! Those moving on to the semi-finals are:

Damien and Kāhili
Reece and Kalia
Lucas and Chayden
Cadence and Kahele
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Good luck on Wednesday!

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Huakaʻi to Hilo Farmers’ Market

Papa ‘Ekolu students took a trip to downtown Hilo to visit the Farmers’ Market. Students are currently learning about the economy and were able to contribute to our economy by being consumers. They had a limited budget to buy items such as breads, fruits, vegetables, and more! In addition, students observed how the various vendors run their businesses. The students studied the way items were displayed, priced and packaged. This is in preparation for their own Market Day that is being held in February. It was an enjoyable day of outdoor learning!

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Ho’omaika’i e Nā Haumana

A’o- to learn; to teach.

Our students honored at today’s luncheon were Kahele and Lucas. These two awesome students are perfect examples of A’o. They appreciate the opportunity to learn here at school and take their studies very seriously. Both Haumana are excellent role models for their peers. Congratulations, Kahele and Lucas!

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