‘Aikahi Elementary Technology Drive

‘Aikahi ‘Ohana,

We have a specific need next year for technology. The letter below provides complete information. We welcome you to share this donation opportunity with family and friends. This is a big endeavor and we all need to pitch in to make it happen!

Me ke aloha pumehana,

Tina, Katina, Christian, and Molly
Your 2014-15 PTA Board

.pdf version of this letter, for your convenience.


Twenty Dollars Per Student
That’s all it will take to raise $10,000 to ensure our students have access to a great technology asset for our school.

‘Aikahi is in need of a Chromebook Cart, which will provide 30 Chromebook laptops and the necessary mobile charging station. ‘Aikahi made their first purchase of one cart that began circulating this year, but a minimum of two carts are needed to provide consistent access for all grade levels. Due to DOE budge cuts, our school cannot purchase a second cart unless we as parents step in and help out. This is why we have the PTA – to bridge the gap between what the DOE can provide and what our students and teachers need.

Our goal is to raise $10,000 before the start of the next school year.

Please donate $20 for each child you have attending ‘Aikahi Elementary in the coming school year if possible. Family and friends can also donate at http://www.aikahipta.org. There are no fundraising incentives, no prizes, no parties, just the knowledge that 100% of your donation will go to purchasing these needed laptops.

‘Aikahi PTA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Your donations are always tax-deductible. If we are fortunate enough to surpass $10,000, the money will be applied toward technology maintenance and other technology-based needs.

To learn about the other valuable programs that our PTA funds, please visit our website at www.aikahipta.org or join us at our next meeting. Thank you!

Sincerely,

The ‘Aikahi Elementary PTA Board

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More on Chromebook Carts: Chromebook Carts have proven to be an efficient way to deliver technology opportunities to students. Laptops are charged, protected, and transported in a single unit, can be checked out by teachers or rotated through classrooms, and are inexpensive to maintain. They can be used for research projects, subject matter enhancement, and educational software programs such as typing lessons, graphic arts, and more. While many schools across the country have a 30-laptop Chromebook Cart per grade-level that is checked out by a classroom for an entire day, or even one laptop per student, ‘Aikahi rotated a single cart through 20 classrooms this year. This provides limited access, at best, to a valuable technology experience.

Gearing up for 2014-2015!

Aloha Parents, Friends, and Family! It is hard to believe we are in the last few weeks of summer! The Aikahi front office has asked for our help in putting together Welcome Back packets. The more hands the lighter the load! If you are around please join us Thursday, July 17 at 9:00 a.m. at Aikahi. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to Aikahipta@yahoo.com. Mahalo!

Final Morning Announcement

Thursday, May 29, 2014

S1:    Good Morning Aikahi!  I am 5th grader, Malia Gady.

S2:       And I am 5th grader, Abigail Kung. Today is Thursday, May 29th, 2014. These are your last announcements for the year!

S1:       Please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance (wait 10 seconds) Ready, begin: I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

S2:       Please pause for a moment of silence and think about how you can be responsible by having your name tag at lunch (wait 10 seconds and then…) Please be seated (Wait 10 seconds.)  Our lunch menu for today is: Sandwich Surprise!

S1:       Please return all borrowed library books, return all textbooks to your teachers, and make sure to pay any outstanding money you might owe for lost textbooks or on your meal tracker account.  These responsibilities need to be taken care of to receive your report card today!

S2:       Any 4th or 5th grade students who want to be a JPO or 3rd, 4th or 5th grader who want to run for the Student Council next year need to turn in their applications today!

S1:       Keeping you safe on recess duty today will be Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Campbell, Ms. Bodner, Mrs. Ono, Mr. Ogan, Mrs. Mah, and Ms. Kim (pause) Have a fabulous day and a restful summer!

Morning Announcements

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

S1:    Good Morning Aikahi!  I am 5th grader, Malia Gady.

S2:       And I am 5th grader, Abigail Kung. Today is Wednesday, May 28th, 2014. These are your announcements.

S1:       Please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance (wait 10 seconds) Ready, begin: I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

S2:       Please pause for a moment of silence and think about how you can be responsible by having your name tag at lunch (wait 10 seconds and then…) Please be seated (Wait 10 seconds.)  Our lunch menu for today is: Spaghetti with meat sauce, spinach and romaine salad, pineapple chunks, and French bread.

S1:       Please return all borrowed library books, return all textbooks to your teachers, and make sure to pay any outstanding money you might owe for lost textbooks or on your meal tracker account.  You have 2 more days to take care of these responsibilities!

S2:       Any 4th or 5th grade students who want to be a JPO or 3rd, 4th or 5th grader who want to run for the Student Council next year need to pick up an application from the front office.   Applications are due by Thursday!

S1:       Keeping you safe on recess duty today will be Mrs. McDonald, Ms. Goergen, Ms. Nagli, Mrs. Meyers, Mr. Ikeda, Mr. Malina, and Mrs. Egan (pause) See you at the Awards Assembly this morning and have a fabulous day!

Morning Announcements

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

S1:    Good Morning Aikahi!  I am 5th grader, Malia Gady.

S2:       And I am 5th grader, Abigail Kung. Today is Tuesday, May 27th, 2014. These are your announcements.

S1:       Please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance (wait 10 seconds) Ready, begin: I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

S2:       Please pause for a moment of silence and think about how you can be responsible by having your name tag at lunch (wait 10 seconds and then…) Please be seated (Wait 10 seconds.)  Our lunch menu for today is: Chicken Patty on whole-wheat bun, lettuce & tomato, oven fries, and orange wedges.

S1:       Don’t forget your jumping shoes today when we have our Jump Rope for Heart event.  Teachers please check your e-mail for the details. Students with Jump Rope for Heart t-shirts are being asked to wear them, as we jump into summer!

S2:       Any 4th or 5th grade students who want to be a JPO or 3rd, 4th or 5th grader who want to run for the Student Council next year need to pick up an application from the front office.   Applications are due by Thursday!

S1:       Keeping you safe on recess duty today will be Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Marshall, Mr. Ogan, Mrs. Schell, Mrs. Piercy, and Ms. Ruppe. (pause) Have a fabulous day!

Morning Announcements

Friday, May 23, 2014

S1:    Good Morning Aikahi!  I am 5th grader, Malia Gady.

S2:       And I am 5th grader, Abigail Kung. Today is Friday, May 23rd, 2014. These are your announcements.

S1:       Please rise for the Pledge of Allegiance (wait 10 seconds) Ready, begin: I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

S2:       Please pause for a moment of silence and think about how you can be responsible by having your name tag at lunch (wait 10 seconds and then…) Please be seated (Wait 10 seconds.)  Our lunch menu for today is: Asian Chicken, steamed rice, vegetable medley, peaches and whole-wheat roll.

S1:       The Aikahi Spring Fling is today! There will be lots of fun for everyone!  We have a water slide, bouncy house,      dunking booth, silent auction, bake sale, craft vendors, carnival games, food, and much, much, more!  If you didn’t have a chance to get your pre-sale scrip, we will have more scrip available at the Spring Fling.  For those of you that purchased pre-sale scrip, your scrip will be delivered to your classrooms today.  See you there!

S2:       Reminder:  the parking lot will be closed this afternoon for the Spring Fling.  All students being picked up after school must go all the way down to the end of the cafeteria on the front sidewalk to wait for their rides. A+ students will      meet in the cafeteria by the stage. We have early release today at 1:20.  

S1:       Don’t forget your jumping shoes on Tuesday when we’ll be having our Jump Rope for Heart event.  Teachers please check your e-mail for the details. Students with Jump Rope for Heart t-shirts are being asked to wear them, as we jump into summer!

S2:       Any 4th or 5th grade students who want to be a JPO or 3rd, 4th or 5th grader who want to run for the Student Council next year need to pick up an application from the front office.   Applications are due by next Thursday!

S1:       There is a Media Club meeting today at lunch. Lunch will be provided. :) Please come straight to the library at lunch. There is no Media Club meeting afterschool.  Keeping you safe on recess duty today will be Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Kiyohara, Mrs. Sacman, Mrs. McCreedy, Mrs. Joy, and Ms. Heupel.  Just a reminder, both lunch recesses will be on the back playground so we can set up the Spring Fling in the front. (pause) Have a fabulous day!