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Kahala Elementary School

News and Announcements

Scholastic Book Fair

Mark your calendars! The Scholastic Book Fair will be held during the week of February 26th- March 2nd in the library. Click on the link below to find out more about: the hours, volunteering, shopping online and the Book Fair App. If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up online or stop by and see Mrs. Weisz in the library.
Look forward to seeing all of you at the Scholastic Book Fair.
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Hearing Clinic

Kahala Elementary School will be hosting a hearing clinic Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 8:00 AM to10:00 AM. This clinic is sponsored by the Koko Head Lions Club. The clinic will be available, at no cost, to students in grades PreK -2. This is a voluntary clinic designed to help detect potential hearing problems. Children who choose to participate will need to bring their signed consent form the morning of the clinic.
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5th Annual Science Showcase, January 17

Kahala School’s Annual Science Showcase is FIVE this year! Selected students in grades K-2 and all students in grades 3-5 will present their projects to parents and guests from 8am-8:20am in their homerooms. Class, individual, and group projects will be on display and open to our entire Kahala ‘ohana in the cafeteria from 12:45pm-1:25pm. We look forward to seeing you!
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Preparations Underway for Our Carnival!

Lots to do for our annual carnival later this month! Please review the packet that was sent home and reach out to our PTO at pto@kes.k12.hi.us for ways you can help. We still need more donations for our White Elephant Sale. Gently used items may be dropped off at our office during normal business hours. Happy New Year!
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Lockdown Drill

Today, our school conducted a lockdown drill at 1:00 p.m. This drill helps us practice how quickly we can secure our buildings and account for all of our students and staff in case of an emergency. This was an unannounced drill to test how quickly we can shelter our students in the nearest secured room and communicate attendance to the office. Our campus was secured in less than a minute. We were able to account for each student and adult shortly after that. In real life, for example, we might go into lockdown if there were an intruder on campus.

We do several unannounced drills throughout the year to practice how to calmly mobilize our student body for various scenarios. We do monthly fire drills, an annual lockdown, a shelter-in- place drill (either in the classroom or in the cafeteria), and a mass evacuation drill. In the near future, we will be having a mass evacuation drill, where we relocate to another site. For our school, our off-site location is Kahala Community Park. By having these regular, unannounced drills, our children and staff know what to do should a real emergency arise.
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Kaimuki Christmas Parade - December 7

Join us as we participate in the Kaimuki Business Professional Association's 2017 Christmas Parade. The parade will go east on Waialae Avenue from Chaminade to Koko Head Avenue. Featuring over 50 units and over 2,000 marchers, dancers, walkers, floats and things! Meet in quadrant two by 5:30 p.m. All students must be accompanied by an adult.
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Turkey Trot - Wed., November 22

Turkey Trot 2017 is one week away! Students will run along a course that winds around Kahala Community Park, and will participate in field games and other activities. The festivities begin at 8:15am and end at 10. See you there!

If you would like more volunteer or sponsorship information, please contact the school office.
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Aloha To Our Tree

This tree, which is almost 80 years old, will be chopped down tomorrow afternoon. Sadly, the tree has been infected by a disease, and the prescribed treatment was not successful. Stay out of the playground area around the tree, as some branches may be unstable.

This is a beautiful tree, so please spend a few minutes today sending it your love.
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Box Tops for Education Deadline is 10/31/2017

Help us earn money for our school! Every year we raise hundreds of dollars through the Box Tops for Education program. You can find boxtops on many household products, and support Kahala School with products you already buy. Please bring boxtops to the office NO LATER THAN 10/31. For more information about the program and the many ways you can help, visit the website http://www.boxtops4education.com
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