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Welcome to Grade 4, Room 34!
 

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Oahu Island Field Trip 5/12/17

We will be going on our Oahu Island Field Trip this Friday, May 12.  Please be sure your child comes to school on time, has a disposable home lunch, and with the necessary supplies as listed on the field trip flyer.  It is strongly recommended that the students apply sunscreen and mosquito repellent at home.  The bus will be leaving at 8:15am.  Pick up time will be at 6:00pm at the front of the school. 

Field Trip on 12-16-16

We will be going on our first field trip of the year on Friday, December 16.  We will be seeing a play put on by the Hawaii Theater for Youth called Plantation Celebration.  Students need to wear a PURPLE Pearl City Elementary shirt and covered shoes.  Students also need to bring a home lunch and a drink, as the cafeteria will be closed by the time we return.  Permission forms will be coming home soon.

Mass Evacuation Drill 11/30/16

We will be having a Mass Evacuation Drill tomorrow, 11-3-16.  We will be practicing evacuating to Walmart.  (don't be alarmed when you see all of us walking there or are staged there)  Please have your child wear shoes, apply sunscreen at home, bring a water bottle, and a hat (optional). 

Dominos Night-Thursday

Grade 4 will be having another Dominos Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 17.  We will receive a percentage of the day's sales.  We are planning on using the funds we receive to subsidize the cost of the Oahu Island Study Tour in May.  Please help us by encouraging your friends and family to eat at Dominos on Thursday.  Thank you!

Science Testing next week

Our class will be taking the first of three Science HSA test next week Tuesday and Thursday.  Please be sure that your child gets a good night's sleep, eats a good breakfast, and is at school on time.  Thank you!

HSA Science Testing

Grade 4 students will be taking the Hawaii State Assessment in Science 3 times this year.  The first round will be in 2 weeks.  We will be testing on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 17, 2106.  Please have your child get a good night's rest, a healthy breakfast, and come to school on time.  Thank you for your support!

Week of Nov. 7-11, 2016

Just a reminder that school will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 7 for Election Day and Friday Nov. 11 for Veterans' Day.  Thank you!

Harvest Fest Tonight

The Harvest Fest is tonight from 5-7pm.  If you pre-ordered dinner, it will be served at 5pm.  Don't forget to bring your pumpkin and tools to carve it!  See you there!

Fall Intersession Assignments

The students will be bringing home their Fall Intersession packets for ELA and Math today.  If the students are attending the school sponsored tutoring session during the break, they do not have to complete the packets (just the poster).  They may also complete Kidbiz and iReady lessons on the computer during the break.  They have their passwords.  Thank you for your assistance.

Sight Is Beautiful

Students have been asked to participate in the "Sight Is Beautiful" poster contest, sponsored by the Lions Club.  I am sending this home over the break so that they students have more time to work on it.  I have attached the rules/directions for the creation of the poster.  Thank you!

Fall Intersession

Next week we will on Fall Intersession.  The students will have assignments for language arts, math, and art.  Please check their planners to see what they are responsible for completing.
 
Those students attending the tutoring sessions during the Fall Intersession do not have to complete the language arts or math packets.  However, they still need to complete the art project.

Parent-Teacher Conference Confirmations

Parent-Teacher Conference Confirmations have been distributed.  Please indicate whether or not you will be able to attend the conference or will need to reschedule it ASAP.  Thank you!

Luau

We will be having a luau tomorrow for the 4th graders.  Lunch will be Hawaiian food.  Please have your child bring a drink (please stay within our school's healthy food guidelines).  If your child does not like Hawaiian food or is not sure if they like Hawaiian food, please pack a home lunch for them.

Oahu Island Tour-May 25th

Our Oahu Island Study Tour will be on May 25th.  Please review the parent letter that was sent home last week (see below for a copy of the letter). Please send your child with a home lunch and drink.  
 
As a reminder, the bus will be leaving at 8:15am and will return to school between 5:30-6:00pm.  Please be sure to be on time to pick your child up.  Thank you!
 

Waimea Valley Activity

Important Information

 

Dear Parents,

 

            On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, our 4th grade classes will be visiting Waimea Valley to participate in the Ahupua’a-Mountain to the Sea school program. In the program Ahupua’a—Mountain to the Sea, students learn about life in an ahupua’a through fun, hands-on activities that focus on resource management and native Hawaiian plants and their cultural uses. Students are introduced to the ahupua’a of Waimea through a creative game that helps students identify the various native species that live here. As part of their activities, students also learn to identify many Hawaiian plants and discover their cultural uses. In addition, students participate in making a Hawaiian tool and learn the value of taking care of resources.

            The entire field trip will take place outdoors and we will be doing a lot of walking, digging, observing, and enjoying the natural wonders of Waimea Valley.

 

On the day of the field trip, please send your child with a full lunch and drink (avoid plastic storage containers).   Other suggestions to help ensure your child has an enjoyable day would be to send your child to school on time and by making sure your child has the following (please be sure to label everything with your child’s name):

  1. Raingear (i.e., rain jackets or ponchos)
  2. A cap or hat
  3. Clothing that can get dirty
  4. A change of clothes & footwear in a large plastic bag
  5. Closed-toe shoes (no slippers or crocs) that can get muddy
  6. Sunscreen & Mosquito repellant (applied at home)
  7. Disposable cameras (optional)

 

We look forward to a day filled with fun and discoveries in the great outdoors. Please call the school or Waimea Valley (638-5859) if you have any questions about the field trip.

HSA Science Test - Round 3

Room 34 will be having our last round of HSA testing for science on Wednesday and Thursday (May 18 & 19).  Please be sure your child has a good night's rest and a good breakfast.  They can also review the science study guide that Mrs. Apo gave them.  Thank you for your help!