Dates to Aloha all,
As we continue to drive towards school improvement in 2012, Kekaha
February Elementary School would like to thank our community and partnerships who
support us in preparing students for college and careers. Special thanks to E’
8 – Sweetheart Ola Mau, Waste Management Hawaii, and Syngenta for their continued
Luncheon support for education.
20 – Presidents Thank-you to all the parents who attended our Math night with Math
Day Investigations consultant Mr. Mike Wong. We have heard positive
comments regarding the information and learning activities which were
21 – SCC Mtg shared that night. We will continue to provide more parent learning
2:30 p.m. opportunities in the future.
27 – 29 Here are some learning activities for parents to do with your child at
HSA Testing home:
March Action math:
Have your child turn math word problems into mini-skits to act out. For
1-8 instance, “Annie had five apples; she gave three to Dan; how many does she
HSA Testing have left?” She would gather five apples use dolls to represent Annie and
Dan, and create a silly dialogue.
Science/Math Block out:
Gotcha Night Use graph paper to boost spelling and vocabulary skills. Draw a 15X15 box
on the paper, and take turns writing words crossword-style until no more
9 – Directed Lv words will fit. Score one point for every letter you fill in. High score wins
No School Describe this:
Choose an object, set a time for one minute, and have everyone list words
12-16 – Spring that describe it. For a rock, your child might write, “gray, hard, round,
Recess rough.” When time’s up, players compare lists and cross off duplicates.
Whoever has the most words left is the winner.
26 – Kuhio Day Try these educational activities at home, it works and improves learning!
Please join us on February 8th for our Sweetheart Luncheon, see you there.
Parents to ensure the safety of all our children please use the proper
drop off and pick up sites on campus. We need to all work together to
keep our children safe.
Until Next Time,
2011-2012 District 50 Hawaii Lions Club Sight Is Beautiful Poster
Aloha, everyone! It is my pleasure to announce that Kekaha School did GREAT in this year’s Sight
Is Beautiful Contest, taking 16 of the 24 winning slots! Congratulations go out to the following talented
Grade Award Student Teacher
K 2nd Place Nekaila Pedro Ms. Tsuchiya
K 3rd Place Liana Hasegawa Ms. Fujii
1 *1st Place Aries Labanon Ms. Mecham
1 2nd Place Cambria Morgan Ms. Sakai
1 3rd Place Wailea Berg Ms. Mecham
2 3rd Place Sassaley Aviguetero Ms. Minia
3 *1st Place Momilani Martins Ms. Waalani
3 2nd Place Raylee Samio Ms. Waalani
3 3rd Place David Rickards Ms. Malone
3 4th Place Celine De Leon Ms. Waalani
4 *1st Place Chyna Fernandez Ms. Ishida
4 2nd Place Tommy Lee Kamauoha Ms. Ishida
4 3rd Place Cyrus Smrekar Ms. Fern
4 4th Place Jas Henrickson Ms. Fern
5 *1st Place Samantha Bostick Ms. Schott
5 4th Place Sarah Santos Ms. Schott
In addition, those who won 1st Place in their divisions are now entered into a Zone Contest (being
judged in February). Those who win there will be entered in the District contest. All prizes will be
awarded at the end of the school year.
Good job doing art from a place of “Ah – h – h – h – h!” - - and good luck to those whose art is moving
on to the other competitions! Smiles, Mrs. Akita
A big mahalo to Mrs. Akita, art teacher. Because of her teaching and encouragement, our students
excelled beyond our expectations. Maikai loa.
A big mahalo nui loa to the families, guests and vendors that came to support our Winter Celebration. The
children’s performances were outstanding, the food, craft and wares the vendors sold were wonderful and
especially the support of the families. You were all instrumental in making this event a huge success.
I would like to especially thank Kupaa Iloko Kona Lima Worship Team for a wonderful opening to our
evening. Mr. Gerard Martin for his help with set up and breakdown and campus beautification, Gerry Pascua
for the use of his sound system, Syngenta Seeds for providing lights, Kauai County Parks and Recreation Dept
for the use of the ball field for parking and our Secret Santa for taking time out of his busy schedule to be a part
of our event. As always, a mahalo to the Vaivao Ohana, Castaneda Ohana and Ohana of Kupaa Iloko Kona
Lima for all the behind the scenes kokua the give to our events.
Mahalo nui loa, Connie “Tano” Castaneda, PCNC
Na Olelo Noeau – Hawaiian Words of Wisdom
“Ua ola loko I ke aloha.”
Love is necessary for life.
Love is imperative to one’s mental and physical welfare, especially so for our children. They are our greatest gift.
February 8, 2012
11:00 – 12:35
Kekaha School Café / Lawn
This is a great day to come and dine with your special valentine
Families welcomed to purchase school lunch or bring your own.
Bring your lawn chairs and mats to dine out on our beautiful campus.
Tropic Care Kauai
“Free Health Care for All”
February 28 – March 9, 2012
West – Kauai Soto Zen Temple Zenshuji (by Hanapepe Armory)
Central – Kauai Community College
East – All Saints Episcopal Church (Kapaa)
Services: Physical Exam, Vision Check & Glasses, Dental Care, Nutrition/Physical Counseling
For more information, call 241-3387
1/26 LOVING SOLUTIONS - 6wks classes at Waimea Canyon Middle
-For parents of difficult children 5- 10 years old; also addresses the needs of children with ADD and ADHD.
Classes provide guidelines for parents to determine when they need a “rule,” when to negotiate, how to use
time outs properly, and improve their relationship with siblings.
Eula – WCS - (808)338-6830 Connie “Tano” Castaneda – Kekaha Elementary – 337-7655 ext. 140