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Mark your calendar! Scholastic Book Fair - October 22-26

The Scholastic Book Fair will be held during the week of October 22-26 in the library. Use this link https://tinyurl.com/hkkmkwo to find out more about: the hours, shopping online and the Book Fair App. If you are interested in volunteering, stop by and see Mrs. Weisz in the library or email – gweisz@kes.k12.hi.us
Look forward to seeing all of you at the Scholastic Book Fair.
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Teachers Participate in Science Professional Development

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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Foodland Give Aloha!

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!
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School Picture Taking Day

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!
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COME TO OUR GARDEN PARTY!

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.
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Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act

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.
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Order Your School T-Shirts!

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
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Notice Parents' Right to Request Teacher Qualification

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.
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Open House - This Thursday - August 16

We look forward to seeing you to share our programs activities, curriculum, and expectations for the new school year. Space is limited, so please have keiki stay at home. Playgrounds are off-limits for safety reasons. On-street parking along Kilauea Avenue and Pahoa Avenue is available, but limited, so please come early. For more information, see attached flyer.
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Welcome Back!

School begins on Tuesday, August 7. Our teachers have spent many hours getting their classrooms ready to receive our students, and we hope our keiki are excited to come back, too! A new school year means new experiences, new friends, and new opportunities to grow!
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