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Kahala Elementary School

News and Announcements

Hawaii State Public Library Summer Reading Program

Aloha KES Ohana,
The Hawaii State Public Library Summer Reading Program starts soon. Preregistration begins May 23rd @ librarieshawaii.org. Then stop by your community library beginning the week of June 4th to receive your mystery sign-up bonus, while supplies last
See attachment for more information.
Happy reading!
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School Open Tomorrow - Wednesday, May 17

Today, our school was closed temporarily due to a strong odor that made some children nauseous. The Honolulu Fire Department has confirmed that the source of the odor (off our campus) has been removed, and it is safe for children to return to school. If you have any questions, please email or call Principal Gardner.
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Scholastic Book Fair – BOGO – Buy One get ONE Free

The Scholastic Book Fair opens in the library May 15th - 17th (Monday and Wednesday 7:30-3:00 and Tuesday 7:30-4:00). If you are interested in volunteering, please stop by and see Mrs. Weisz in the library or email at gweisz@kes.k12.hi.us. For more information click on the link below.
Thanking you in advance for supporting the book fair.
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Show Your School Spirit - It's Wacky Week!

Wacky Week runs from April 3 through April 7. It's a fun way to show our school spirit! Here are the plans for the week! Monday - Harry Potter Day, Tuesday - Sports Day Wednesday - Wacky Hair Day, Thursday - PJ Day, and Friday - Nerd Day.
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Aloha, SASA Michelle Kalahiki

Today, we bid aloha to our amazing SASA as she embarks on a new journey in her career. Michelle Kalahiki has been such an important part of our school. Her professionalism, compassion, and positive disposition will be missed.
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PERSISTING - Habit of Mind for the New Year

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they never quit.
—Conrad Hilton

Efficacious people stick to a task until it is completed. They donʻt give up easily. They are able to analyze a problem, and they develop a system, structure, or strategy to attack it. Because they are able to sustain a problem-solving process over time, they are comfortable with ambiguous situations.
Students often give up when they donʻt immediately know the answer to a problem. They sometimes crumple their papers and throw them away, exclaiming " canʻt do this!" or "Itʻs too hard!" Sometimes they write down any answer to get the task over with as quickly as possible. They need to develop strategies to persist through these challenges, and we will continue to teach our students multiple ways to attack a difficult task.
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Our Cafeteria to Remain Open

Great news! School Food Services (SFS) announced that our cafeteria will NOT be closing! Your attendance at the community meeting and your written support made a tremendous impact. SFS will take the next year to review their decision, and Brad, Rose, and Stephen will continue to be an integral part of Kahala School. A big thank you to everyone in our Kahala ʻohana!
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4th Annual Science Showcase, January 18

Our 4th Annual Science Showcase on Wednesday, January 18 will feature class, individual, and group projects from grades K-5. All students in grades 3-5 and selected students in grades K-2 will present their projects to parents and guests in the cafeteria from 12:45-1:25pm. We invite our entire Kahala ‘Ohana to join us as we showcase our students’ amazing work. Please check in at the cafeteria upon your arrival. We look forward to seeing you then!
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