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December 5, 2013
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Sign Up Now for eScrip!Help the Parent Association raise funds to continue providing special events such as Fall Round-Up, educational seminars, teacher appreciation events, PA Enhancement Awards and more. Its easy to enroll. Visit www.escrip.com. With your Safeway card, you can help earn money for our students. Look for the group - Island School Parent Association, ID 7282482.
S/P/T Conferences Next Thursday and FridayStudent/Parent/Teacher conferences begin next Thursday, Dec. 12, at 12:30 p.m. and continue on Friday from 8:00 - 3:30 p.m. If you have not yet signed up, heres how: Grades PK-5: sign up with your
childs homeroom teacher. Sign-up sheets are located outside each classroom
Middle & High School: sign-up forms were emailed to you before Thanksgiving Break. Please contact the Office if you have any questions.
Classes are dismissed before lunch on Thursday, Dec. 12Dismissal for all students is 11:15. Buses depart at 11:25. Late bus leaves at 5:15. Santas Workshop from 11:15-3:00. Do Drop until 5:15. There will be no classes on Friday, Dec. 13.
Pizza Night at Bobby VsHelp the Island School chorus raise funds for their trip to Oahu for the Hoolokahi All-State High School Cho-ral Festival. Tonight, Dec. 5, Bobby Vs Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria in Kapaa will donate 25% of patrons lunch or dinner tabs to the fundraising efforts of the Island School Chorus. Located on Kuhio Highway across from the Foodland plaza, Bobby Vs serves reasonably priced, authentic Italian meals prepared with the freshest lo-cally available ingredients. Stop by on your way home from school or work and pick up dinner! Diners must turn in a flyer (see page 5) in order for the chorus to receive the donation.
Slipper Tree Needs SlippersEach year, the Island School ohana donates new slippers to decorate our Norfolk pine in the elementary courtyard. This idea came to Joan Shaw from a friend back east whose school collected mittens in a similar way. Slippers can be of any size or color and will be donated to Hale Hoomalu for distribution to needy families. Slippers may be dropped off in the front Office.
The Mnoa ExperienceYou are invited to attend an informational meeting about the University of Hawaii at Mnoa (UHM) on the island of Kauai. Learn about academic programs, campus life, and the many opportunities UHM
has to offer. Saturday, December 7, at the Kauai Beach Resort from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and heavy pupus will be provided. Prospective students need to register for the reception and can register directly online at manoaexperience-kauai.eventbrite.com.
Santas Workshop for PK-5Student Government is organizing lunch and a festive holiday afternoon for children in PK-5. Registration deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 11 by 3:30 p.m. in the Office or at the table in the elementary courtyard. Online registration is also available at http://diamondmindinc.com/island.html by midnight on Dec. 11. Just fill out the information on the top, scroll down to Other in the payment section, and specify SANTA. For more information, see the flyer on page 7.
Tomorrow - Last Day for Book Fair Open until 3:30 p.m. Get your holiday gifts and support the 5th graders trip to the Big Island.
Gimme a Beat! Choral Concert Dec. 11Gimme a Beat! Christmas 2013 showcases over 120 students from grades 4 through 12. Tickets are available at the Island School Office and at the KCC box office December 11, if space permits.
Tri 1 Report Cards Emailed Friday, Dec. 6PK-12 parents and 6-12 students. Check your inboxes tomorrow afternoon.
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ROBOTICS Over Thanksgiving break, our LegoMasters met at school to work on team building, which is one out of three judging categories at the State Lego Tournament this coming Saturday on Oahu. Thanks to Traci Sullivan for creating the practice activities. Watch this space for news on how they fare at the tournament. LRC In addition to the fish mobiles made by our PK students, the LRC is currently displaying Rainbow Fish paintings made by the Kindergartners. Stop by and have a look!
INTERACT CLUB Interact Club will begin selling T-shirts to raise money for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Sales will begin on Monday. They will also shop for and wrap presents for Nanas House on Dec. 10, in cooperation with Poipu Rotary Club. On Saturday, Dec. 14, the gifts will be presented to
Nanas House for distribution to needy Kauai families.
MIDDLE SCHOOL Kims Academy has teamed up with the Verbal Judo Institute to provide a comprehensive bully prevention program. It is a set of tactical communication lessons that go hand-in-hand with a martial arts curriculum. The goal of Verbal Judo is to redirect negative behavior and reduce conflict through verbal communication. Verbal Judo will equip students with the skills they need to prevent verbal attacks from escalating. Classes will be taught during middle school homerooms to grades 6-8.
SENIOR UPDATE Alex Macklin has been accepted at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR, and at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Angelique Silvestre has been accepted at University of Portland, in Oregon, where she was awarded a Presidential Scholarship. Ivana Wu has been accepted at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Hailey Lord has been accepted at Menlo College in Menlo, CA, where she was awarded a Deans Scholarship. Kari Whitworth has been accepted at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO and University of Hawaii, Hilo.
FIRST GRADE This week has been devoted to gingerbread! Each reading group has been reading, The Gingerbread Man. Then each student is writing his or her own version of story to be displayed in a gingerbread man jacket that they will design and decorate.
Rounding out the week, the class will make gingerbread cookies on Friday.
MARINE VOYAGERS Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive this Weekend. All SCUBA certified Island School Staff and students are invited to attend a Peak Performance Buoyancy Clinic sponsored by Kauai Down Under this Sunday at Koloa Landing. Divers whove mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart as they glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. Those signed up for the Advanced Class will earn credit towards their Advanced Open Water Certification. Divers of all certifications and skill levels are welcome. Meeting time at Koloa landing is at 8 a.m. Preregistration is required. Contact Joe Corbo for details ([email protected]).
Getting in shape! 7th grade girls run back to school from the YMCA pool.
LegoMasters worked on team-building skills over Thanksgiving break. l-r are: Nate Sullivan, Ema-Lani Ebesu, Bonnie Lee and Colin Bedwell.
Na Pua Keiki learned about fire safety from the team from PMRF
Our elementary Thanksgiving feast was a successful team effort!
We are thankful for faces like these!
Mahalo to all who donated food to the Thanksgiving Food Drive.
TUTORING: Island School grad (class of 2011) and geology major at Carleton College, Jeremy Randolph-Flagg available to tutor after school and during winter break. Can tutor math up through calculus AB, English, geology, physics, basic chemistry, etc. $15.00/hour. Contact(808) 652-3084 or email [email protected]
BOY SCOUTS SELLING MOVIE TICKETS: If you are plan-ning on going to the movies in the near future, please purchase a ticket from Mike Goto. The cost is the same as if you bought the ticket at the win-dow, but Kukui Grove Cinema is donating a portion of each pre-purchased ticket sale to the Kauai scouts. See page 6 for movies and dates. Contact Mike at [email protected]
MONTESSORI HALE ELEMENTARY OPPORTUNITIES:Holiday Gift Workshop - students ages 6-12 on Satur-day, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 21, 22, and 23. Large selections of crafts that can produce precious hand-made gifts are being offered while parents have the chance to get their chores done. Choose your days. One time $10 material/admission fee. The cost per day is $50. Outdoor Adventure Vacation Week - Hik-ing, fishing, exploration in nature and lots of healthy exercise await participants during Winter Break. Children have the chance to be out of the classroom and away from technology as they immerse themselves in nature. Monday, Dec. 30 - Friday, Jan. 3. Contact Noreen Dougherty for information and/or registration at [email protected]
KAUAI SINGS CHRISTMAS: Get beyond your holiday shopping and celebrate the season on Saturday, December 21, at 7pm. This is one of the great events where you can get dressed up if you want (though board shorts are fine, too!) AND it is a fundraiser for one of Kauais most innovative and tried and true nonprofits, Malama Pono! Advanced ticket purchase is HUGELY recommended, so call the agency now to book your ticket at 246-9577 OR purchase your table or tickets online by clicking this link http://malama-pono.org/kauai-sings/#!/~/category/id=7076682.
MASSAGE: Open for business! Massage gift certificates make lovely holiday gifts. Help me make the world a better place...one massage at a time. Please spread the word to family and friends and dont forget to treat yourself! If interested, please contact Lulu at 635-6779 or through the Front Office at 246-0233.
FURNITURE FOR SALE: 6 ft. Couch, easy chair, entertainment center, solid wood headboard and more. Contact Susie Massaro at [email protected]
Tim Atkins, Department Manager and Floor Man-ager of Home Depot for helping offset the cost of planter box TREX material that will be used in our Community Garden.
Duane Shimogawa and Cody & Eugemar Manibog for providing Norfolk trees for our Slipper Tree and for several classrooms.
Kaua` i Island Utility Co-op (KIUC), Ohana Real Estate Investors LLC and Richard B. Roberts for dona-tions to support the Island School halau and Hawaiian Studies. Kenny & Karen Agudong, Kurt & Arlene Bosshard, Judy Byce, Sirena Castillo, Mr. & Mrs. Samuel A. Cooke, Joe Corbo, Helen Cox & John Latkiewicz, William Har-man, Ashley Hirano, Ralph T. King, Fr. Bill Miller, Keke Papa, Robert & Joan Pariani, Mr. & Mrs. James Parker, Brian & Gina Pearson, Dr. S.C. & Joanne Pearson, Kat Rogers, Sarah Shaw, S&S Business Machines, Philip Steinbacher & Jason Blake, Nicole Street, Hiroko Tana-ka, Stacey & Lorena Wong, Broke Henninger, Mary Pratt and Drs. Robert Teichman & Geri Young for donations to Annual Giving, and to Douglas McBryde Kinney for a dona-tion to Annual Giving in honor of Kathy Richardson.
Maureen Steiner and Camille Davidson for a gift to the Jeanne Warburton Literacy Clinic.
Colleen Johnston Keegstra and Bob & Gail Rosen for donations to the Alakai Chorus.
David & Lisa Breen, Matt & Rochette Dahler, Kevin & Enny Glick, Alan & Monica King, Joan Maas, and The Parent Association, for contributions in support of Art Day!
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December 5, 2013
Tuesday, December 10Interact Club Shop & Wrap for Nanas House
High School Interact Club work with Po ipu Rotary to shop and wrap gifts for distribution to Kauais needy families.
Wednesday, December 11Gimme a Beat Holiday Choral Concert
KCC Performing Arts CenterIsland Schools four choral ensembles, together comprising the Island School Chorus, take center stage to present their sixth annual holiday concert. Showcases over 120 students from grades 4 through 12.
Thursday, December 12Santas Workshop
Student Government event during conferences for PK-5. See flyer on page 7 for sign-up information.
Monday, December 16Carolling at Puakea
Third Grade and Kindergarten buddies visit the residents at the Regency at Puakea to sing holiday songs.
Thursday, December 199th Annual ISAA Holiday Reception Alumni Event - 5-8 p.m. At Kauai Beer Company, 4265 Rice Street
Friday, December 20All School Pep Rally 2:00 in the Wilcox Gymnasium Honoring our Winter KIF AthletesHoliday Parties for PK-12
Check with your childs Room Parent for details.
Secret Santa Gift Exchange PK-5 students will choose a name on Tuesday and bring in their Secret Santa gift by Dec. 17. Details will be sent home. Middle School students have adopted one family and High School students have adopted two Kauai families in cooperation with Pam Chock of Child & Family Service. Instead of exchanging gifts among themselves, they have been meeting in class groups to design ways to make the holidays a little more cheerful for their families. If your student is participating in this voluntary activity, their unwrapped gifts are due on December 20. If you have any questions, contact Liz Hubbard at [email protected]
Tis the Season to be BusyWhat holiday activities are we up to at Island School?
First graders show off their gingerbread boys
When: Thursday, December 12, 11:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Where: Island School Main HallFor: Students in Pre-K thru 5th GradeCost: $10 per child/$15 for two/$20 for three or moreDescription: Price includes lunch, crafts, & festive activities
DEADLINE TO REGISTER:Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Elementary Quad after school or in the front Office by 3:30 p.m. Or online at http://diamondmindinc.com/island.html by midnight
Sponsored byStudent Government