Aloha Haʻaheo Community, Family & Friends,
We’re quickly coming to the close of the third quarter as this school year is moving by so quickly. We will be rolling into the fourth quarter with March being another short month with Spring Break and the Prince Kuhio holiday.
If you havenʻt done so already, please complete and return the School Quality Survey (SQS) to your child’s teacher by Friday, March 15th. Survey results helps with school planning and improvement so your response is encouraged.
On Friday, March 1st, we celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday. This year, we welcomed athletes from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo baseball and volleyball teams as they read to all of our students. This has been one of our annual community partnerships with UH Hilo and Read Across America.
On Saturday, February 16, we had a weekend garden clean up day organized by our garden teacher, Noe Waters. Our garden looks great thanks to all those that helped. Mahalo nui loa to all who came down to kōkua! We recently harvested our kalo in the front of our school at the bus ramp. Through garden classes, all students were able to have some as our crop was quite impressive. For many students, this was the first time tasting kalo and some went back for seconds and even thirds! During this garden lesson, students learned about ethnobotany and facts about this special staple. Ono i ke kalo!
Please join us in supporting our Spring Book Fair, happening now through Friday, March 8. All classes have a scheduled time to shop at the book fair during the week. Through previous book fair proceeds, each student will be able to choose one book ($5 value) to take home. These books will be sent home with your child at the end of the week. You may also accompany your child(ren) before or after school. Please remind your child(ren) that they are allowed to spend their money only for themselves and they should not be buying anyone else anything or lending/giving out monies. We remind the students at the mound, but home support would be greatly appreciated. Book Fair proceeds will be used to support our students and school activities.
Please feel free to call or stop by, as my door is always open.
Mrs. Jennifer Sueoka
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