Week of Jan. 28 – Feb. 1

IMUA Week: Next week is IMUA week. The school has generously printed new ‘Ōiwi Edge Shirts for all of our keiki here at the kula hahaha’a. They will be sent home tomorrow with your keiki. We are requesting everyone to show their school pride as we kick off I Mua Week by wearing our new ‘Ōiwi Edge t-shirt next week Monday, 2/4/19. Here is the schedule of events:

End of Tri. 2: Tri. 2 will end on Feb.13: Can’t believe that we are fast approaching the end of the second trimester. It is amazing to see the growth in each keiki. We have just completed MAP testing in the area of math and individual reading assessments. Students will begin working on their e-portfolio in preparation for upcoming student-led conferences.

Spelling List: 1) no, 2) know, 3) could, 4) people, 5) tell, 6) fell, 7) sell, 8) well, 9) smell, 10) spell

Specials: Monday; PE/Hawaiian, Tue; Hawaiian/ Music, Thurs.; Hawaiian/PE, Fri:Art

Week of Jan. 22 – 25

Kumuola: We will be going to Kumuola this Wednesday. As usual, please have them come in clothes that can get wet, ok to wear slippers. If your keiki has tabis or reef shoes, please bring too. We are kindly asking that your pack your keiki’s extra change of clothes in their backpacks. We are hoping that having the keiki carry their own backpacks will be more efficient as far as loading bus and cutting time for keiki to find their change of clothes. Please kōkua and make sure your keiki cleans out their backpack of anything that is not necessary. I will make sure that they unpack their planners and leave it on their desk on Wed.

Pilina ‘Ohana Luncheon: Today is our second pilina ‘ohana luncheon. Pilina ‘ohana luncheon continues every Tuesday through Feb. 5.

Charles Reed Bishop Convocation on Friday. Please make sure your keiki comes dressed in their uniform dress whites.

Aloha Wear Day is this Thursday.

Kupuna Project: As we begin our writing project on their kupuna videos, I may as keiki to come home to confirm spelling on their kupuna’s name. Mahalo for your kōkua.

Spelling: 1) write, 2) go, 3) see, 4) number, 5) men, 6) hen, 7) pen, 8) ten, 9) then, 10) when

Specials: Tues: Hawaiian/Art, Thurs.: Science, Fri.:Music/Library

Week of Jan. 13 – 18

MAP Testing: MAP testing will be held on Tuesday. This is our winter math assessment. Scores will be shared with you during our 2 trimester conferences. Please make sure your keiki gets a good nights rest and please make sue they have breakfast on Tuesday.

Reading Assessments: On Friday, I will be conducting reading assessments with our papa 1. Our keiki will have a sub for the day so that I may work with each keiki independently.

Language Arts: We will begin focusing on Non Fiction Text (informational text) as it compares to Fiction. A goal is that our keiki will understand that fiction text tells a story and non fiction shares information. We will also be focusing on the major features of non fiction text. We will also start a mini unit on Poetry as we prepare for our upcoming Lamakū Speech Festival.

IXL issues: Mahalo nui of all ‘ohana who shared their iPad issues last week. For some reason, everyone was unable to log on. I am currently talking to our tech kumu to find a solution to this problem by this Thursday. Mahalo for your patience.

Pilina ‘Ohana Luncheons: Pilina ‘Ohana Luncheons for papa 1 begins this Tuesday and for the next 3 Tuesdays. Mahalo for turning in your rsvp letters, this will enable us to provide an accurate head count for lunch. If you haven’t turned in your rsvp, please do so:)

Kumuola: We will have a second visit this month to Kumuola, on Wed. Jan. 23. Please have your keiki mākaukau. I will remind everyone again next week.

Spelling: 1) has, 2) look, 3) two, 4) more, 5) red, 6) bed, 7) fed, 8) sled, 9) fled, 10) shed.

Food Bank Collection: In celebration of a 100th day of school, we will be collecting can goods for the Food Bank. Our goal is to collect a 100 pounds of can goods. Please read the announcement going home with your keiki today.

Week of Jan. 7 – 11

Welcome Back: Aloha kākou and welcome back to school! I look forward to the New Year ahead!

Important Announcements: Please check your keiki’s folder tomorrow for important announcements/info. coming home. Hālau Kupukupu Summer School catalog, Ho’olaule’a Packet, and MAP Testing schedule will be coming home with your keiki.

Kumuola on Wednesday: On Wednesday, we will be going to Kumuola for our monthly visit. Like previous huaka’i there, please make sure they come dressed in clothes that can get wet and pack extra clothes. Students may come to school with slippers. If your Meiji has tabis, have them bring to huaka’i. As much as possible, please make sure that your keiki’s things are labeled with their names.

Spelling List: 1) like, 2) him, 3) into, 4) time, 5) pet, 6) get, 7) wet, 8) let, 9) met 10) jet

Specials This Week: Monday; Hawaiian/Music, Tuesday: Hawaiian/PE, Thursday: Art, Friday: Science