.Aloha Grade 5 students and families,
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and was able to enjoy and relax during their time off. It has been a while since I've posted an update so this will be a long one! Lol
We were so sad to say goodbye to two of our classmates Landon & Princeton. Landon and his family have moved to the mainland and Princeton has moved to another school. We will miss Landon's bright smile and fun personality and we will miss Princeton's humble spirit and basketball skills (wink, wink). Both boys will be greatly missed and we wish them the best in their future endeavors.
I'd like to welcome Taylor Pacual and Connor McDougal and their families to our Ho'okele Ohana! Tayor is joining us from Holomua Elementary and Connor is joining us from Oregon. Both students fit in perfectly with our grade 5 family and we have enjoyed making new memories together.
The students enjoyed our field trip to The Pacific Aviation Center on Tuesday 11/24. We learned so much about the history of aviation in our islands and about the brave aviators and support personnel who defended our freedom in the Pacific Region. Among the many experiences, the students visited a former seaplane hangar that survived the December 7, 1941 attack and another hangar that still had the glass windows with the bullet holes that were left by the Japanese attack! The students were also able to become a WWII pilot during the combat flight simulator experience. They had so much fun flying their planes off a runway to take off and then return back and then "dog fighting" with an enemy. So cool! Check out our pictures on our Photos page.
On Wednesday 11/25 our entire school practiced a fire drill immediately followed by an off campus evacuation. The grade 5 students did an awesome job following procedures and setting an example for the rest of the students. Thank you, grade 5 students, for showing mature behavior and practicing safety first!
Congratulations to our Grade 5 students on Ho'okele's first ever basketball team: Blaine, Tommy, Jonah, Taylor-Rose, Sierra, Shea, Chayne, Kaitylyn, Kawika, Kanoelani, Jazarae, Solomon, Jazmin, and Kaleinani. They did a fantastic job representing Ho'okele at the Kapolei Complex Basketball Tournament last week Friday 12/4 at Kapolei High School. Ginormous shout outs and thank you's to Mr. Yamamoto and Mr. Watson (Kalei's dad!) for taking time out of their busy schedules to coach, mentor, and motivate these students. The students had an absolute blast and learned so much!
Congratulations to Rylee who was a winner in the Kapolei City Lights Keiki Art Contest! She won a prize and will have her art displayed at Kapolei Hale! Way to go, Rylee!
This week the students are taking their iReady Winter Diagnostic Reading & Math assessments. The students will be receiving their scores following each test and will be calculating and tracking their growth from their August assessments. I will be sending home the results from both assessments for you to see. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
“Dreams don't work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell
Thank you for all you do!
- iReady Winter Reading Diagnostic Assessment
- PLC Rotation: Art, Hawaiian Studies, and P.E.
- 5:30 pm Spacefest Science Night
- After School Hula and RTI classes 2:15-3:00 pm
Upcoming Week: 12/14 - 12/17
No PLCs or RTI this week.
No Hula and after school iReady classes.
- 8:30 am Ho’okele CARES awards assembly
- 2:05 Student Release! (Change in schedule with Thursday)
- Last Day of Quarter 2
- 12:40 pm Student Release
Friday 12/18: No School-Winter Break!
**December 18-January 5: Winter Break
Tuesday January 5: Teacher Work Day
Wednesday January 6: Students return to school
Aloha Grade 5 students and families,
I'd like to welcome Michelle Witherow and her family to our Ho'okele Ohana! She is joining us from Mokulele Elementary and has already bonded well with our fifth grade class. The class has been enjoying her cheerful and fun personality!
I'd also like to welcome Miss Kaila Kaawaloa to our Ho'okele Ohana! She is a student participating in the "Exploration in Education" program at Kapolei High School. She will be joining us in class observing and working with the students and myself. She has already been an awesome support and we are all thrilled to have her with us.
There have been new activities introduced at recess such as soccer and football. However, the students are reminded that there are NO contact games allowed. In soccer, students are allowed to line up the balls and shoot at the goal. In football, students are allowed to pass across to one person only. The administration is adamant that if the students cannot follow the rules, these optional activities will be taken away.
Let's continue to follow our TRIBE agreements and practice safety first always. Let's continue to be a Quality example for the rest of the school, fifth graders!
“There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison
I look forward to an awesome week with you all!
Monday 11/16: IPA Performance of "A Thousand Cranes" 9:30 (Cafeteria)
Tuesday 11/17: Flu Clinic 8am
Thursday 11/19: First Day of After School RTI (Library)
Friday 11/20: First Day of After School Hula Club (Outdoor Stage/Piko)
Monday 11/23: Lockdown and Shelter in Place Drills 8:30am
Tuesday 11/24: Field Trip to the Pacific Aviation Center
Wednesday 11/25: Fire and Evacuation Drill 8:20am
Thursday 11/26: Happy Thanksgiving!!! No School
Friday 11/27: No School
Aloha Grade 5 Students and Families,
The grade 5 students did an AMAZING job at our school's dedication ceremony on Friday. Thank you, students, for behaving exceptionally well and for following our Tribe Agreements all the way until the very end! That is the way to set the example for the rest of the school. We are all so proud of you!
Our hula dancers did an incredible job dancing on the stage in front of hundreds of people at our dedication ceremony. I had chicken skin! Thank you to Bea May, Taylor, Rylee, Mya, Jonah, Angel, Sanoe, and Sierra for sacrificing your recess time to practice and for doing a fantastic job. We are all so proud of you!
Our Ho'okele Grade 5 RoboRayz did a phenomenal job at their very first VEX IQ Tournament at Pearl City High School this past Saturday. The extraordinary amount of effort, hard work, and teamwork shown was evident to everyone there and as a result the team won the Elementary Excellence Award! Congratulations to a great first tournament and we all know that you will do an awesome job the state tournament in Janurary 2016. Keep up the Quality work and dedication, RoboRayz!
Thank you to our Grade 5 families for supporting Ho'okele's first fundraiser. Your support will help fund many curriculum and technology needs to help the students reach their full potential.
“Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucious
I look forward to an awesome week with you all!
Wednesday 11/11: NO SCHOOL Veterans Day Holiday
Thursday 11/12: November 24th Field Trip forms and money DUE