Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary School Newsletter

December 2016

Wilikoki 4319 Hardy St, Lihue, HI 96766 http://www.wilcox.k12.hi.us

Upcoming Events

Season Greetings to all! Our school year is flying by. I can’t believe its December already! We are continuing to have an amazing school year with many bright spots to celebrate. Some of them include our Lokahi, Malama, Ho’oponopono and Laulima Assemblies, our walk-to-school days, Robotics Competition, Let’s Have Lunch, Creative Arts Program and especially our amazing students, teachers and staff. We have a lot more exciting events planned and I hope you will be part of it. Our student council recently had a Toy Drive to help students and families in need. Toys donated were brought to YWCA, KEO and Samaritan’s Purse International. I would like to thank the many families who donated toys for this great cause. I want to wish all of you a great Holiday Season and a fantastic start to the 2017 New Year. I am looking forward to seeing everyone back on January 9, 2017. Thank you very much for your continued support! Mahalo Nui Loa, Corey Nakamura, Principal

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December 7 School Spelling Bee December 9 Let's Have Lunch Grade 2 December 13 PTSA Meeting 5PM December 16 Kuleana Assembly December 22-January 6 Winter Break -No School January 9, 2017 Back To School - 7:45 a.m.

Contact Information Main Line: 274-3150 Principal: Corey Nakamura ext. 102 Vice Principal: Ray Carvalho ext. 104 Leila Kobayashi ext. 179 Counselor grades K-2 Jonel Elias ext. 184 Counselor grades 3-5 Tori Shimabukuro ext. 195 PSAP Kathleen Matsuda ext. 182 Health Aide Kimi Ramos ext. 106 Kama’aina Kids A+ office Dr. Millie Johnson 274-3158 Faculty E-mail address’ [email protected]

December 2016

Hawaiian Value Award

LAULIMA - To Work Together! Pre –School Ka’aina Texeiera Kindergarten Keano Ramos Angela Delos Santos Drake Vigilia Kodee Schiffer Jazzmine McGlaughlin Trytin Troche Isaac Hickey Tori Bukoski Ayla Agena Andrei Jayronn Pascua Haelee Maus Cruise Butac-Sagucio Lilinoe Lee Marc Cadiente First Grade Nathan Pescador Jade-Anne Parsonson Nina Lorenzo Davian Chiba Trina Gambeng Kaden Planas Kason Pinzon Daysha Longboy Sateki Hakaumotu Kaimalie Kinimaka Lucus Crowe

Megan Rose Tsubukihara Second Grade Emma Badua Titan Leong Evie Oishi Kalae Sahut Francesca Rosas Jonas Delos Reyes Massen Gayagas Reece Palalay-Mariano Braydee Tice Caleb Faford Taynen Layosa Malia Foster Third Grade Caylee Garma Jonny Canha Madelyn Gregerson Kelsey Rivera Jordan Mendez Krista Kawamura Jorey Ellamar Trey Nakamura Kelii Silva Breanna Jovanovic Wyatt Idica Kekoa Miyasato

Fourth Grade Rees Jenkins Rylee Fabiana Taira Samiano-Oliveira Hailee Omi Nainoa Hirokane Zyan Lopez Hannah Asuncion Tatiyanna Taguas –Savage Heiley Kikuchi Kailer Chow-Agor Leia Mokiao-Higashi Miguel Munoz Fifth Grade Ceanne Baliaris Zayden Oliveira Roselie Marquez Cyrus Clement Christopher Dela-Cruz Vianca Gonzalez-Sanchez Taylor Visaya Steeler Burley Margaret McLeod Aukai Arruda Kaumaka Sanchez Kasen Sotelo

Wilcox Elementary Student Council Presents: Community Food Drive Please donate new food items to help our community. Example of items needed are on this flyer. *Collection dates: December 5-9 Student council members will pick up donations from homerooms. *Prizes for classes with the most donations!

*Your support is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Does Your Child Ride the Bus? If you answered YES, 3rd Quarter payments are due. If you have NOT made a payment yet, please come to the Office and do so. 3rd Quarter payments are due on or before December 22, 2016. Should you have any questions, please call the office. 274-3150 Thank You!

Attendance During December is Important! December can be a busy month. With the holidays just around the corner, families are busy with shopping, parties, special events and even travel plans. It may be tempting to take your child out of school, but if you do, your child will miss out on valuable learning opportunities. Try these tips to manage the holiday rush and still keep your child in school: Get a big calendar. Write all your family activities on it. Be sure to include school events and test days. Avoid over-committing your child. Stick to a regular schedule. If you allow your child to stay up later on school nights, getting to school on time the next day may be more difficult. Schedule study time before activities. Extra activities may leave your child too tired to do homework. And kids who haven’t finished their homework are less likely to want to go to school. Be firm. Your child and even family members may say it won’t matter if your child misses a day of school. Don’t give in. Say you value education and take the responsibility of making sure your child is in school every day seriously. Work with the teacher if you cannot avoid having your child miss a day of school.


A FREE Community Health Event SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017

Wilcox Medical Center 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

FREE DIABETES RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR KEIKI t)FBMUI8FMMOFTT8PSLTIPQT - Healthy Active Lifestyle - Exercise and Nutrition - Demonstrations


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No Walk To School Day in January! Come walk with us on February 2,2017

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Traffic Safety Reminders Aloha Wilcox Ohana, Some safety reminders when coming to and from Wilcox Elementary School: *Please drive slowly and be aware there are JPO's (Junior Police Officer) students helping in crosswalk and drop off areas. *Please use designated crosswalk areas on the cafeteria and office side. *Please refrain from cell phone use when driving. It is the law. *Please have children exit and enter curbside from your vehicle. *If waiting to pick up a child, please do not leave your curbside vehicle unattended. *If you need to leave your vehicle, please find a designated parking stall to park your vehicle. *To help traffic flow and ease traffic congestion, please pickup and drop off students curbside in front of the office area and curbside in the designated area behind the cafeteria. Please follow campus traffic signs. Thank you for your support in keeping our Keiki safe at Wilcox Elementary!

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Mindful Eating

During the holiday season, Americans gain about an average of one to two pounds. While this weight gain isn’t dramatic, research shows it tends to stay and accumulate over the years. To help us avoid this, being aware of why we are eating, what we are eating, and what is happening around us while we eat may help. Mindful eating is all about helping us understand our eating habits and creating a positive relationship with food. We should base our meals on physical cues, such as our body’s hunger signals instead of emotional ones like eating for comfort. Mindful eating is more about how we eat instead of what we eat. Studies have shown that being mindful of what we eat benefits those with cardiovascular disease, depression, chronic pain, and cancer. How to become more mindful as you eat: • Eat slower. Take the time to enjoy your food. This will help you realize when you are full and prevent overeating. • Pay attention to the color, smell, flavors, and textures of your food. • Express your feelings when eating. • Take away distractions like television or talking on the phone while you eat.

Remember to make sure you don’t skip meals during the holidays. Many prepare for the BIG dinner by thinking that if they skip meals earlier in the day, this will allow them to eat more later. This is setting us up to over eat. Most of us see all the delicious food on the table and want to consume more than what will make us satisfied. Therefore, continue with your daily eating routine during the holidays and listen to your body so you stop eating when you feel satisfied.


Healthy Substitutions



• Instead of butter, use vegetable or olive oil. • Instead of white breads, use whole-grain breads. • Instead of frying vegetables, bake, grill, or steam them. • Use herbs and spices like rosemary to flavor dishes instead of salt or butter.

• Instead of butter, use equal parts cinnamon-flavored, no sugar added applesauce. • Instead of whole or heavy cream, use low-fat or skim milk. • Instead of sugar or butter, use vanilla, almond, or peppermint extracts to add flavor. • Tips:


• Eat reasonable portions. Use a smaller plate to help control the amount of food you take. • Go easy on the toppings, gravy, and dressings. These are usually packed with sugar or have a higher fat content. • Be aware of what you are eating. The more calories you consume, the more energy you would need to expend to maintain weight.

• Use spices, like cinnamon and cloves instead of adding sugar to sweeten cider. • To add flavor to water, try adding fruits like lemons, limes, oranges, strawberries, or watermelons.

REFERENCES: Anselmo C. From diet to discipline: The power of yoga. Food and Nutrition. 2016; 5: 30-31. Deanna. Healthy christmas treats. Mirabelle Creations. http://www.mirabellecreations.com/

2013/12/holidays-healthy-christmas-treats.html. December 19, 2013. Accessed October 28, 2016. Harris C. Mindful eating – studies show this concept can help clients lose weight and better manage chronic disease. Today’s Dietitian. March 2013; 15: 42. Holiday healthy eating guide. America Heart Association. http://www.heart.org /idc/groups/heartpublic/@wcm/@fc/documents/downloadable/ucm_455757.pdf. 2016. Accessed October 25, 2016. Matheny M. Naturally flavored water. The Yummy Life. http://www.theyummylife.com/ Flavored_Water. May, 26 2012. Accessed October 28, 2016. Tribole E, Resch E. Creating a healthy relationship with food, mind and body. www.intuitiveeating.com. 2013. Accessed October 25, 2016.

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Let’s Have Lunch 2016-2017 Schedule Join your child for “Let’s Have Lunch!” Watch for your child to bring home a note to let you know when tickets go on sale for their grade.

2nd Grade - December 9,2016 1st Grade - February 10,2017 Kinder garten/Pre-School - March 10, 2017

Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary is a Title I school. Title I is Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 is a federal aid program for schools. Funding is allocated to eligible Title I schools to implement a Title I Schoolwide Program, which is a comprehensive reform strategy designed to upgrade the entire educational system. The goal of the program is to ensure that all children, especially those furthest behind, have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and meet challenging academic standards. For more information on Wilcox Elementary's Title I program, please contact Alicia Miyashiro, Title I Coordinator at 808-274-3150.

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