Sunset Beach Elementary School’s Monthly Newsletter

November 2016 Tiger Shark Pride

One S.U.R.F. Demonstrating


(Self-discipline, Unity, Respect, & Friendship)

Important November Dates for your Calendar: Nov.8 Election Day – No School Nov.11 Veterans Day-No School Nov.18 Ice Cream Friday Nov. 24/25 Thanksgiving-No School Coming up in December: Dec. 2 31st Annual Surf Night 6pm Dec. 8 PTCA Mtg 2:30 pm in Lib. Dec. 9 Science Fair in Library Dec. 10 Holiday Craft Fair 9-3pm Dec.16 Ice Cream Friday Dec.21 Qtr.2 Ends/Winter Program Dec.22 – Jan.6 Winter Break!!! Students RETURN to school on January 9th, 2017 p

School Vision Statement

*Develop caring, well-rounded citizens who are contributing members of society. *Provide a challenging, relevant, & differentiated curriculum using 21st HO century tools TODAY! *Inspire & empower students to become rade lifelong learners & problem solvers in our ever changing society.

ATTENDANCE UPDATE….. Aloha Families! Having all of our students in school, every day is one of our main goals at SBES! Learning is a continuous and progressive process where each day builds upon the previous days activities. Having

students participate daily in classroom discussions plays a significant role in student success. When students are in school they are not only learning academically, but socially and emotionally as well. If your child is sick please call the front office to let us know. We are still working towards achieving 95% student attendance every day! Mahalo, Ms.Nicole

What is the Battle of the Books? The Ko’olauloa Battle of the Books is

an afterschool, extra-curricular program for North Shore area elementary school children that makes reading social. It’s similar to a child’s version of a quiz game show where teams of students compete for prizes to answer the most questions correctly books from preselected reading lists. It is organized by the Kahuku Public and School Library and implemented by parent volunteers and supported by participating school staff. This is the only multi-school, face to face, interactive reading competition in Hawaii for 1st to 6th grade elementary students organized by a public library. Last year, four schools participated: Kahuku, La’ie, Homeschool and Hau’ula Elementary Schools. This year we would like Sunset Beach Elementary to participate!! Our school PTCA has already funded and ordered extra books for our library to help with this competition!! Battle of the Books registration forms went out to students in grade 1 – 6 last week to be turned in asap in

order to get our grade levels teams started and ready for the competition on March 17 or 18th!!! If you need a registration form, we have extras in the office. The deadline to turn in forms will be Wednesday, November 23rd

Science Fair Judges Needed!! If you or someone you know has a science and/or education background and are willing and able to judge our school science fair on the morning of Friday, December 9, 2016, please be in touch with Ms.Cummings. Thanks! [email protected]

Reducing Lunch Waste We are striving to reduce the waste produced during breakfast and lunch in our school cafeteria. If your child brings reusable flatware to school to use during breakfast and lunch, that is one less single use plastic fork getting thrown away at each meal. Thanks for thinking green!!

Call for Old SmartPhone Donations! If you have a SmartPhone that still has a charger and is working, but you no longer need it, we are looking for donations to be able to use our Virtual Reality devices. We would like to have the students experience 360 degree environments and learn about places that we might not be able to physically travel. If you have a device that you are willing to donate, please drop it off at the school office. Thank You!!

Scholastic Book Fair Mahalo…… Thank you to the parent volunteers and all of you who shopped at our Scholastic Book Fair. We raised $3,000.00 in credit towards books from Scholastic. Over the next few months, we will be filling our shelves with new fiction and non-fiction titles for students to borrow. Also, don’t forget to try out our shared ebook collection located on the school web site. If anyone has questions, you are welcome to stop by the library in the mornings before the bell. Keep reading Sharks!! Ms.Patty and Ms.Howes.

SBES Drill Week Sunset Beach Elementary completed the following drills: Bomb Threat, Fire Drill, Lock Down and the Tsunami/Off Site Evacuation Drill. Good Job to all the students, faculty and Mission Volunteers for assisting with the Tsunami Drill. Well done Sunset Beach Sharks!!!

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION Mahalo for everyone who turned in Box Tops for our November submission!! With your help our school earned $107.50!!! Good Job to all of you!! Please keep the box tops coming in the front office. Our next submission is in March of next year. Go SHARKS!!

HELP NEEDED!!!!!! AFTER SCHOOL ROOM CLEANER & LUNCHROOM SUPERVISOR We are still in need of lunch supervisors in the cafeteria between the hours of 10:45 am to 12:15pm @8.00/hr. You will be supervising 3 lunch periods. Also we are in need of after school Room Cleaners for 3 hrs a day/$8.50 per hr. If interested please inquire in the Front Office. VOLUNTEERS are greatly appreciated as well, please make sure you fill out a Parent Volunteer Packet with a copy of your ID and a TB Clearance. THANK YOU!

PTCA NEWS We are currently taking part in the HIC Surf Pro Contest by selling their merchandise and snacks/beverages during the contest days. Our school gets part of the proceeds from all the merchandise sales. The holding period is October 27 – November 10 at Sunset Beach. Volunteers will be contacted to help with the merchandise booth!! So please come help support! Also…get ready for our 31st Annual Surf Night which will be on December 2, 2016 at 6pm in the school cafeteria. Also come ready to SHOP till you DROP at our 21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday December 10th at 9:00am to 3pm.

**Safety Reminders for BEFORE and AFTER School*** MORNING and AFTERNOON Supervision: We have very limited early morning supervision. Please do not drop your child off before 7:15 am or allow your child to come to school early. If your son or daughter is joining us for the

breakfast program (7:15 am to 7:45 am), he/she should remain in the cafeteria. STUDENTS ARE ALSO EXPECTED TO CLEAR CAMPUS WITHIN 30 MINUTES OF DISMISSAL. We have been having AFTER SCHOOL incidents with students who are still left on campus or on the City and County playground UNSUPERVISED well past the end of the school day. Please make after school arrangements for students to get home safely and in a timely manner. Thank you!!

Grade 3 Mrs.Shanahan: Thanks to the volunteers at Garden Club on Tuesdays at lunch….Ed Shanahan and Chris Reed. They come faithfully every week and support our garden projects..BRAVO! Thanks also to Jon Perry of Oahu Tree Works who delivered chip for our mulch pile!

Tripod Student Perception Survey In November or December, your child will be asked to complete the Tripod Student Perception Survey, a confidential survey that serves as one of several measures used for the evaluation of teachers. Your child’s responses to the survey represent his/her perspective on his/her experience in school and in the classroom, classroom behaviors, and interactions with other students. Each student’s answers are confidential, will not be identified with the individual student, and will be processed at the survey company’s facility. Summaries of students’ responses are reported to the DOE’s leaders and your child’s teacher to improve educational practices. A permission form will be Sent home for your child to take the Tripod Survey or not. Thank You!!

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