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Posts from July 2012

July 31, 2012 | 7:57 am

Parking Lot Kokua to Ease Congestion

Our School Parking Lots were not designed for student drop-off and pick-up. Hence the congestion. Please drop off on the curbs of Halemaumau or Kanau Streets. We need to facilitate staff parking and drop off of students with disabilities (parents have placard). After 8:00 a.m., you may enter our lot and find the first available stall. Volunteers, when volunteering, you may enter our lot at any time.

July 31, 2012 | 7:51 am

School Food Service Alert: Low Participation. Low Balance

We have noticed a lower than usual participation in our school food service program, as well as a higher number of students being turned away due to a low account balance. Parents/Legal Guardians, please ensure that your child has sufficient funds. Secondary Schools are prohibited to provide loans. Insist on your child having a balanced meal. This is the age group for growth spurts and continued brain development.

July 30, 2012 | 6:11 am

Mahalo, Motorists! Keiki Crossing Safely

While traffic was backed up beyond the city bus stop on Kalanianaole Hwy from our school, motorists showed patience, and Aloha. No cars were whipping by the Mayan Ruins (aka, "statues.") Parents were not encouraging jaywalking and modeled proper crossing techniques. Our students were so focused on the first day of school, lugging bags of school supplies, and motorists were focused on their safety. Mahalo nui! We are off to a positive start.

July 30, 2012 | 5:36 am

Campus Beautification Pre-empted by Primary Elections

The widely supported Campus Beautification efforts of The Friends of Niu Valley Middle School will be rescheduled. Voting for the Primary Elections will be held in our school cafeteria from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thank you for supporting our school through your participation in Campus Beautification efforts. Thank you for supporting our Civic Responsibility by voting! Stay tuned for the new Campus Beautification date.

July 29, 2012 | 4:58 pm

Parent Notification Letter: NCLB Status

The Parent Notification Letter may be downloaded from this website. Hardcopy to follow in Wednesday's Communication Envelope. Pursuant to NCLB (Federal Law, No Child Left Behind), all status schools must provide a copy of this letter and attachments by July 30, 2012. Per Preliminary Results of the Spring 2012 Hawaii State Assessment, we missed Adequate Yearly Progress by one cell. The results were analyzed by staff and deemed as accurate. Thus, we will not be filing an appeal. Our expected final NCLB status: Corrective Action.

July 27, 2012 | 10:51 am

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Acknowledges Team A Grade 6 Class of 2018 for Gift

In School Year 2011-12, The Class of 2018 of Team A did an IB Unit, The Power of One. The essential question was, "How Can I Make a Difference?" in the context of Altruism. Team A students proceeded under the IB Area of Interaction, "Community and Service" to discourse on and select an organization to help. The student team who advocated for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital convinced Team A to vote for them. Proceeds from the culminating activity, Global Village Market Day, totaled $1,514.24 and was sent to the Hospital. In his thank you letter, Mr. Richard C. Shaydac, Jr., CEO, told the story about a child to reach other people, "...People like you who care about helping children survive... no child should die in the dawn of life... I could never thank you enough for all that you do to help children in need."

July 24, 2012 | 11:44 am

Meal Planning! School Menu Available for Download

School Food Services Manager Ms. Diane Shimabuku has planned for our famous breakfast and lunch menus for July and August 2012. The food has been ordered. Staff has the kitchen readied and duties assigned to serve the first meals on July 30th. One must nourish and hydrate the body to maximize thinking, growth and development. Check out DOWNLOADS for the July-August 2012 menu.

July 20, 2012 | 10:31 am

Faculty Notice: First Day of Work

Aloha Certificated Staff. In an effort to conserve on paper, and to save on postage stamps, electronic notifications are being made via Lotus Notes, Text Blast (HI Broadcast) and this website. Many of you have been coming in to school and have been informed. Please report to the Business to Sign In, then be ready by 8:00 a.m. for Administrative-Directed day of Workshops.

July 20, 2012 | 6:32 am

Flags Being Flown at Half-Staff to Respect Victims of Violence in Aurora, Colorado

HONOLULU – Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all national flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai'i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff as directed by President Barack Obama. Mr. Obama made the Presidential Proclamation “as a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado.” The United States flag shall be lowered to half-staff beginning today until sunset, July 25, 2012. The flags flown at Niu Valley Middle School have been lowered.

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