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Parent Newsletter

Princess Miriam K. Likelike Elementary School

1618 Palama Street Volume 19, Number 1
Honolulu, HI 96817 August 2010

Principal’s Corner
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Welcome back to another exciting school year! I hope your summer was full of fun and family. Here at
Likelike, our summer was filled with a wonderful ELO (summer school) program for our students. Our
students participated in reading, math, yoga, science, PE and the arts classes. We also had cooking and
banking classes for grades 2 and 3 respectively. Overall it was a great experience for both students and
We received excellent news this summer. Likelike made AYP and has returned to the NCLB status of Good
Standing Unconditional!! I would like to thank everyone in the Likelike Ohana: teachers, students, parents,
community members for all their hard work and support this past school year! It was difficult with
renovations, furloughs, etc. but everyone was able to pull together and focus and I believe that made the
As we begin this year, we must bid a fond aloha to Mrs. Lynne Tagomori. Mrs. Tagomori retired after many
dedicated years at Likelike Elementary. She touched many, many lives working in several grade levels.
Mrs. Tagomori will be missed dearly and we all wish her much happiness in her retirement!
We do have some new faculty and staff members, please help me welcome them. Our new kindergarten
teacher is Ms. Jenna Neely. Ms. Neeley is starting her career with us at Likelike and we are looking forward
to working with her. Ms. Esther Lee is also a new teacher starting her career here; she joins the Special
Education department. Ms. Lee comes to us with many different experiences and we are fortunate to have her
on board. We have Mr. Wilisoni Fatafehi as our counselor intern this year. Mr. Fatafehi most recently spent
time at McKinley High School as a counselor. In the cafeteria we have Ms. Rowena Supnet as our new
cafeteria helper. Ms. Supnet comes to us from Lanakila Elementary. I am very excited about all our new
faculty and staff members as they all have so much to offer Likelike and will be able to add diversity and
different perspectives.
The year promises to be great. The faculty is committed to remain focused and continue to work hard towards
both NCLB and school goals. We all look forward to the year!


Stacey S. Oshio
Strive for Perfect Attendance

No Absences
No Tardies

Students who have perfect attendance for the entire year with no absences or tardies will
participate in a special perfect attendance activity!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Likelike School Attendance Policy

It is absolutely necessary for your child to come to school everyday if he/she is to make
progress and keep up with the class. Doctor or dentist appointments should be scheduled
during non-school hours. Family trips should also be planned during non-school days.

Your child’s education, health and safety are important to us. If your child is ill and will be
absent from school, please call the office at 832-3370 ext. 400 and leave a message. Inform
the office clerk of your name and your child’s name, grade and teacher’s name.

Please make your best effort to have your child in school and on time daily.
In addition to improving student achievement, we are teaching our students to be responsible.
Breakfast and Lunch
Meal Tracker System

Likelike School is on the Meal Tracker system for breakfast & Lunch services.
This system requires families to pay in advance for their child/children’s meals. Deposit
envelopes are on the front counter of the office, please make sure to have exact monies. If
you submitted a new application for free/reduced meals for this SY 2010-2011, letters are
being sent home with the student once eligibility is determined. Monies must be received in a
timely manner to avoid interruption of regular meal service to your child. Another option is to
pack a home lunch for your child until a deposit can be made to their meal tracker account.
Any questions/concerns, please inquire with our school office. Thank you for your continued

Envelopes are in the office



Regular student breakfast $ .95

Reduced price student breakfast $ .30
Second and subsequent student breakfasts $1.90
Adult breakfast $1.90


Regular student lunch $2.20

Reduced student lunch $0.40
Second student entree $1.75
Second and subsequent student lunches $4.40
Adult lunch $4.40
Parent Workshop
“What Resources Are Available To Me As A Parent”

Presented By: Kumon Center, All About Kids, & Palama Settlement Tutoring Program

WHEN: Thursday, August 19, 2010

WHERE: Likelike Elementary School Cafeteria
TIME: 2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Light Refreshments
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parent Workshop

Picture Taking
Friday, September 10, 2010

Picture taking for child’s school portraits, ID’s, and class photos will be taken on Friday,
September 10. 2010. All students will be photographed. Please complete the forms and
indicate your package selection(s), enclose payment and send to school with your child on
picture day
Health Room Reminders From Ms. Anicia

• Please keep your appointments for immunization shots with your doctor.
• DO NOT SEND A SICK CHILD TO SCHOOL. If your child is well he/she should be in school.
• The school does not give medication to sick children, unless form SH36 was provided by a
licensed doctor and approved by our supervised nurse. The forms are available in the Health
Room, if you need one.
• Please call the office when you know that your child will be absent The number to call is 832-3370
ext: 400
• Emergency cards are to be updated whenever your telephone number(s) change.

If you need further information and we can assist you, please let me know. My extension is # 227 or
leave a message at the office

Effective July 1, 2010

Schools under the jurisdiction of School Food Services Branch(SFSB) cannot substitute a non-dairy
beverage for fluid milk to students without recognized disabilities for the following reasons:

1. Juice and water do not qualify as a substitute for fluid milk.

2. Currently, qualified milk substitute (such as lactose-free milk) are not available in single serve,
half-pint containers.
3. Reimbursement can only be claimed for meals that contain a beverage substitute that is
nutritionally equivalent to fluid milk (under the Offer vs Serve option, a meal without fluid milk
may be reimbursable.)

SFSB suggests that schools communicate this decision to all households at the beginning of the
school year to minimize the number of written requests submitted for non-dairy beverage

Students with a recognized disability as described in the current Hawaii Standards and Procedures for
Free and Reduced-Priced Meals, Attachment J-Special Dietary Needs will be provided a beverage
substitute based on the written statement from a licensed physician.
NOTE: Parent/Guardian must accompany child to sign consent form


Tuberculosis Testing
1700 Lanakila Ave. ( Ground Floor)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Return in 2 to 3 days for skin testing
reading to get your TB clearance card.

CHEST X RAY: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 7:45 am-3:00 p.m.

LOW COST & FREE MEDICAL CLINICS (Please call for an appointment)

Aloha Medical Mission /Clinic (ONLY DENTAL)

(Please call for appointment) PH: 841-4489
810 N. vineyard Blvd. ( Palama Settelement) Monday –Friday, except Holidays

Kalihi Palama Health Clinic:

915 North King St. PH: 848-1438
Dental Clinic: 89 S. King St. PH: 792-5560

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children

1319 Punahou St.
Outpatient Pediatric Clinic PH: 983-8641
Out Patient OB & GYN. PH: 983-8653

Kokua Kalihi Valley Health Center & Dental Clinic

2239 N. School St. PH: 484-0976
(For Kalihi Valley residents only)

Queen Emma Clinic

Punchbowl Street PH: 547-4970

Buddhist Tzu Chi Free Clinic (No Immunizations)

100 N. Beretania St. Suite 122 PH: 550-8608
Monday-Friday, except Holidays 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Waikiki Health Center
277 Ohua Avenue PH: 922-4787
The Medical Corner
(No insurance or appointment needed) Open: 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 7 days a week
Airport PH: 836-39 00 Kailua PH: 266-3900
Kapolei PH: 6765000 Waikiki PH: 943-1111
Dates to Remember

11 First day for Kindergarten

19 Parent Resource Workshop (2:15-3:30 p.m. in the Café)
19 School Community Council Meeting (SCC) (4:30-5:30 p.m.)
20 Statehood Day (Holiday No School)
25 Open House ( 5:30-7:00 p.m.)

6 Labor Day
10 Picture Taking
16 School Community Council Meeting (SCC) (4:30-5:30 p.m.)
21 Frank Delima
Lunch With Parents

School Schedule: Start Dismissal

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m.- 2:15 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

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