On Wednesdays, teachers convene from 2:00 - 4:00 to learn about the latest in curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies. Recently, our teachers took part in a professional development session to learn more about Next Generation Science Standards using the 5E Model. They constructed a SUPER INSECT using a lesson from our science curriculum, StemScopes.
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This September, Foodland will match a portion of your donation to Kahala Elementary School when you use your Maika'i Card at Foodland, Foodland Farms, or Sack N Save. Check your child's Friday Folder for more information. Mahalo for your participation!
Next week Friday, September 7, will be our School Picture Taking Day. House of Photography will be here in the morning to capture our awesome smiles! Order forms go home this week in Friday Folders. All children will take a photo and receive an ID. SAY CHEESE!
We need YOU this Saturday - September 1 - at 8:00 AM, for our first Garden Party of the year. We will be preparing our garden beds for the lessons our children will take part in this year. Please wear covered shoes and a hat - and bring water and a healthy snack to share. We are also still in need of volunteers for grades kindergarten and four. If you are interested in helping us, please contact Ana Chang Purdy.
In 1968, Congress passed the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA). This law requires all K-12 schools to be inspected to identify any asbestos-containing building materials. The law further requires the development of a management plan based on the findings of the inspection. The plan outlines our intent in controlling the potential for exposure to asbestos fibers in our school. According to section 763.84 of the AHERA Act, our school is carefully inspected every six months for hazardous materials. This inspection has been completed and our school is free of any friable materials. The inspection is another means of assuring the public that Kahala Elementary School has a commitment to provide a safe environment for all members of our school community. A copy of each school’s management plan is on file at the Honolulu District Office at 4967 Kilauea Avenue. A copy of our individual school plan is on file in our Administrative Office. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call Principal Gardner at 733-8455.
T-Shirts are now available. This year’s design winner is Grace Miles from third grade. Congratulations! Order forms were sent home in Friday folders, and there are extras in the front office. The form is also attached here for your convenience. For more information, contact our PTO. These are the shirts students are required to wear on field trips and can be worn on Wednesdays for School Spirit Days. Kids Crew $17 Adult Crew Cut $20
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides parent(s)/guardian(s) of a HIDOE student, the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and if the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so their qualifications. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. You have the right to ask for the following information about each of your child’s classroom teacher(s). 1. Whether the teacher has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she provides instruction. 2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived. 3. Whether the teacher is teaching in the field of discipline of their teacher certification. 4. Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications. If you would like to receive any of this information, please contact our school office.