Mar 052013
 

Hel­lo,

It looks as if we had some hard­work­ing par­ents and stu­dents help­ing out in our beau­ti­ful gar­den on a warm Tues­day after­noon!  Thank you to the stu­dents and par­ents for com­ing out and break­ing a sweat on a week­day, we very much appre­ci­ate it!! And thank you to Arlene Liao (newslet­ter edi­tor) and Tony Con­sil­lio for their great pic­tures!

 

Gar­den Par­ty — Feb. 26, 2013
Feb 122013
 

Isn’t it amaz­ing how won­der­ful the gar­den beds look on cam­pus?  The sun­flow­ers are just so beau­ti­ful!  We’d like to con­tin­ue enhanc­ing the love­ly area on Tue. Feb. 26 from 2:30 — 4:00P.

We will:

  • Har­vest, com­post and mulch the ‘AINA IS gar­den beds
  • Turn the com­post piles
  • Build an out­door gar­den hale
  • Light snacks and water will be pro­vid­ed (Please bring your own water bot­tles)

Items to bring:

  • Tools labeled with your name: shov­el, buck­et, hard rake, and wheel­bar­row (if you have them)
  • Closed-toe shoes, hat, clothes that can get dirty, gloves
  • Sun­screen (we will be work­ing out in the sun!)

To join in the fun, please click on the link below for more infor­ma­tion and sub­mit the form by Fri., Feb. 15!

2013Aina

Oct 222012
 

Good morn­ing!

We hope that every­one had a great week­end and are ready for anoth­er week of school.  Just a reminder that for the next 2 weeks, school dis­missal is 1 hour ear­li­er because of the Par­ent Teacher con­fer­ences.

In case you may have missed the ‘Aina in the Schools event, please click below on the image and view some pic­tures that show how much fun (and work) was had at the event!  Sor­ry that the pic­tures are so late!

Enjoy your week!

‘Aina in the Schools
Aug 292012
 

Liholi­ho Ele­men­tary School is col­lect­ing the plas­tic cov­ers from water bot­tles, sports drinks and soda con­tain­ers. Those plas­tic bot­tle caps are often times thrown away and they end up in our ocean. Birds bring them back to their nests and feed them to their young. The plas­tic caps also wash up on our shores and break down into tiny pieces of plas­tic and they pol­lute our beau­ti­ful shores.

Accept­ed are caps and lids with the sym­bol 2 (HDPE), 4 (LDPE) or 5 (PP). These include caps from drinks, sham­poo, food prod­ucts, deter­gent, med­i­cine, sup­ple-ments, spray cans, tooth­paste and cof­fee cans.

Not accept­ed are met­al, Sty­ro­foam or clear lid cov­ers from drink­ing cups, pumps or sprayers, and any caps that are dirty.

Please rinse them out and bring them to Liholi­ho and we will be hap­py to recy­cle them. Please don’t throw them away. You can send them in with your child and label it: “To: Mrs. John­son” or place them in my mail­box in the school office.

For your infor­ma­tion, we’ve col­lect­ed 135.5 lbs of caps and lids from Jan. — Aug. 2012!  Thank you for pro­tect­ing our pre­cious envi­ron­ment!

- Mrs. John­son

Aug 192012
 

Over a hun­dred school and com­mu­ni­ty vol­un­teers came down yes­ter­day to par­tic­i­pate in our very first Liholi­ho ‘Aina Gar­den Par­ty! Liholi­ho com­mu­ni­ty con­trib­u­tors worked inter­de­pen­dent­ly to build six 4′ x 12’ raised gar­den beds, a green com­post struc­ture, and paint­ed beau­ti­ful signs to label gar­den beds for each grade lev­el. Alto­geth­er, we moved 7,900 pounds of soil! Now we are ready to start plant­i­ng!

Spe­cial thanks to com­mu­ni­ty vol­un­teers from Kokua Hawaii Foun­da­tion, Hands in Help­ing Out (HiHO), 12th Ave. Grill, Hula Grill Waiki­ki, and UH Manoa Mas­ter Gar­den­ers Pro­gram who took time out of their three-day week­end to help with Liholiho’s gar­den pro­gram.

ATTENTION: If you are inter­est­ed in vol­un­teer­ing with our ‘Aina in Schools pro­gram to teach and inspire envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship or child­hood nutri­tion please con­tact Ms. Shimizu, ‘Aina Team Coor­di­na­tor, in the Con­tact Us page using the sub­ject line “Aina in the Schools”.

- Lori Shimizu

More pic­tures will be post­ed lat­er!

Garden Party

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