Join Us at the Next PTO Meeting on Feb 11

w1PTO Board Meeting
Date: February 11, 2016 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
Location: MES Library

Please join us for a PTO Board meeting on Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the MES Library.  The board meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

A lite dinner will be provided with refreshments.  Please RSVP/email to Robert Robinson if you are attending the PTO board meeting.  He will need an accurate headcount for dinner: hockeyplayer017@yahoo.com


 

RAP (December/January)

Kung Hee Fat Choy!  This is the Year of the Monkey and we want to be like monkeys and climb to the top.  There were many holidays and vacation time during this reporting period that our work slackened a bit.  We had 551 students out of 625 do their RAP (88.2%) with 12 classes having 100%.  We also ended our 1st semester and participation was quite outstanding since this meant doing their RAP for 4 months straight.  495 students out of 604 did it (82%) with 10 classes having 100%.

Here are the 100% classes for Dec ’15 – Jan ’16 RAP:
Grade PS/Kindergarten:  K5 (Ms. Wong); K1 (Ms. Tamashiro); K3 (Ms. Koide)

  • Grade 1:  A2 (Ms. Robinson)
  • Grade 2:  B3 (Ms. Imai)
  • Grade 3:  A9 (Ms. Kamikawa)
  • Grade 4:  B9 (Ms. Boushey); B10 (Ms. Kanetake)
  • Grade 5:  A1 (Ms. Yamashiro); A6 (Ms. Cobb)
  • Grade 6:  P2 (Ms. Pontes); P3 (Ms. Hayashikawa)


1st Semester 100% classes are as follows:

  • Grade PS/Kindergarten:  K5 (Ms. Wong); K1 (Ms. Tamashiro); K3 (Ms. Koide)
  • Grade 1:  A2 (Ms. Robinson)
  • Grade 2:  B3 (Ms. Imai)
  • Grade 3:  A9 (Ms. Kamikawa)
  • Grade 4:  B9 (Ms. Boushey); B10 (Ms. Kanetake)
  • Grade 6:  P2 (Ms. Pontes); P3 (Ms. Hayashikawa)

We are in our 2nd semester of the school year and there will only be three more months of RAP.  Let’s strive for 100% in each classroom.  Please encourage your classmates.  We want to go out with a big bang!  Check out the RAP bulletin boards for some outstanding work.

Maker Space Workshop

Maker Space Workshop #3 at the Block Kids Event
“Unleash Your Genius for Creative Innovation” 

At the Block Kids Competition on January 20th, during the judging phase competitors were not allowed to stay at the build area in the Cafeteria.  Block Kids participants were escorted to the Library to indulge in Maker Space activities.

The Kids enjoyed experimenting with many household items, paper goods, office supplies, crafts, and even PVC pipes.  There were also educational kits available for physics exercises, engineering, electronics, magnetism, and more LEGO’s.  Free exploration is the goal at this workshop to expand their imagination, creativity and critical thinking.  

Block Kids participants returned to the Cafeteria after judging concluded for the announcing of competition winners.

Thank you to the families below for helping monitor kids at the Maker Space Workshop:

Alan Wiederholt
Christine Hanakawa
Grant and Julie Gurtiza
Craig Chang
Stanley Lau
Gladys Lin
Chio Matsudo
Carol Hayashi
and all the other supporting parents in attendance.

Special thanks to PTO President Rob Robinson, Budget & Finance Chairperson Candace Fujishima, and Romy Nochi for setup and manning the pizza & refreshment station.  Also, Much Mahalo’s to Principal Lynda Galera, Vice-Principal Jeffrey Wong and PCNC Susie Okamura for their continued support.

Sincerely,
Lito Patague & Alan Wiederholt
Co-Chairpersons
MESPTO – STEM Enrichment Programs

Moanalua Athletic Club (MAC) Baseball Registration

mac logo blueThe MAC baseball program is primarily for youth residing in the Moanalua area (Fort Shafter to Red Hill and mauka of the freeway), or attending Moanalua Elementary or Middle Schools.

If you are participating in other sports which conflict with our season (April through July), please understand that baseball will take precedence. PAL will not allow a player to participate in concurring baseball seasons. If you cannot make this commitment, please do not register your child.

Tryouts

There are no tryouts. All registered players will be assigned a team. There are no designated A or B teams. You will be notified by your head coach when he/she is ready to begin practices.

Registration

  • Online Registration period is 2/1/2016 – 3/3/2016 ABSOLUTELY NO LATE REGISTRATIONS (RETURNS ON UNIFORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED) 
    Go to: https://macsports.herokuapp.com/
  • In-person Registration will be held on Tues, 2/16 and Wed, 2/17 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Moanalua Pavilion (between the Elementary and Middle schools)
    Sample uniforms will be available for sizing. (RETURNS ON UNIFORMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
Age Divisions:
  1. Jr. Pinto (5/1/2009 – 4/30/2011) [5 & 6 years old]
  2. Pinto (5/1/2007 – 4/30/2009) [7 & 8 years old]
  3. Mustang (5/1/2005 – 4/30/2007) [9 & 10 years old]
  4. Bronco (5/1/2003 – 4/30/2005) [11 & 12 years old]
  5. Pony (5/1/2001 – 4/30/2003) [13 & 14 years old] ** depending on interest **

Block Kids Competition

On Wednesday 1/20/2016, MES Parent Teacher Organization STEM Enrichment Programs hosted the Block Kids Competition brought to you by the National Association of Women in Construction(NAWIC).  Michelle Sakamoto served as NAWIC spokesperson and Master of Ceremonies conducting the event activities.  Participants were given a zip lock bag containing 80 pieces of Legos, aluminum foil & a length of string.  The competitors instructions was to build a structure using their imagination, creativity and logic.  

20+ judges were from the NAWIC including V.I.P. judges:

Senator Donna Mercado Kim
Council Chair Ernie Martin
City Council Carol Fukunaga’s Representative – Roelle Torres
Hawaii Construction Career Day President – Melanie Martin

Congratulations to:

3rd Place went to 3rd grader Ben Perez.  His build theme was “A windmill with rotating blades generating electricity.”

2nd Place went to 6th grader Jeffrey Chang.  His build theme was “A crane building a half-finished house with construction materials.”

1st Place went to 5th Grader Nicole Patague.  Her build theme was a “Space Station on Mars with solar panels & zip line transportation”.  It will be submitted to and reviewed for the National Competition.

Special thanks to PTO President Rob Robinson, Budget & Finance Chairperson Candace Fujishima, and Romy Nochi for setup and manning the pizza & refreshment station.  Also, Much Mahalo’s to Principal Lynda Galera, Vice-Principal Jeffrey Wong and PCNC Susie Okamura for their continued support.  Most importantly, thank you to Michelle Sakamoto and the NAWIC for coordinating, running the event and the thoughtful goodie bags for all participants.

Mahalo to all that help and supported the event.

Sincerely,

Lito Patague & Alan Wiederholt
Co-Chairpersons
MESPTO – STEM Enrichment Programs