The date for our annual community service day is Friday, March 13, 2020. In order to prepare your child for this exciting and fun filled educational event, we are asking that you complete the following field trip and waiver forms as soon as possible. We realize that this is very advanced notice, however, we would like as many participating as possible and not having to remain behind because their forms were not filled out in time. Another notice will be sent home as the event draws near. Without it signed (FIELD TRIP FORM & WAIVER) and filled out by yourselves, your child cannot attend the event and will remain behind for Mop Up.
Some other important information that you will need is as follows:
1. A refillable water bottle and sack lunch (Your child also has the option of purchasing a school lunch as we will be back in time for lunch)
2. Work clothes that you do not mind getting dirty - a change of clothes may also be helpful for afterward
3. Covered shoes (WITHOUT SHOES YOUR CHILD WILL REMAIN BEHIND FOR MOP UP!)
4. Gloves if you do not want your hands to get dirty.
5. Hat and sunscreen
If you have any questions feel free to contact your child’s PTP/L teacher (266-7900) or myself, Mrs. Peters (ext.2256), during non-class time. We would also love it if you would like to participate and attend this event as well, simply add a comment to your child’s permission form!
The freshman class worked in cooperation with Hui o Ko'olaupoko at Heia Fishpond, one of their many restoration projects. The mission of Hui o Ko'olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the 'aina: mauka to makai.
The sophomore class worked in cooperation with the University of Hawaii's Department of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences at their Sustainable and Organic Farming Systems Laboratory in Waimanalo. The mission of the program is to maintain agriculture's link with the ecology and biological cycles of our Island home.
The junior class worked in cooperation with Hika'alani at Ulupo Heiau. Their mission is to perpetuate the cultural and spiritual practices of Native Hawaiians, restoring agricultural and ecological productivity within the Kawainui marsh area.
The senior class worked in cooperation with the Department of Land and Natural Resources Kawai Nui Marsh on Hamakua. Their mission statement is to: "Enhance, protect, conserve and manage Hawaii's unique and limited natural, cultural and historic resources held in public trust for current and future generations of the people of Hawaii nei, and it's visitors, in partnership with others from the public and private sectors."