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Update to the Enrichment Activities 3/30 - 4/3/2020

Hi everyone,
      I hope you all are doing well in this time of social distancing. I just wanted to keep you updated with what is happening at Makalapa Elementary School. Next week, we are having a Spirit Week. Please read the description below and feel free to participate.

Makalapa’s Spirit Week 4/6-4/9 - link for photo sharing

Please share this message with your families for next week:  

        In an effort to stay connected from home you are invited to join Makalapa Students and Staff @ home for “Spirit Week!” For fun you can dress up each day or pick your favorite day to participate. You can post your photos all dressed up on our Facebook page for your friends to see you and you see them.                                                                                                            Monday - Inside out & Backwards Day

Tuesday - Crazy Hair Day

Wednesday - Pajama Day                             

Thursday - Sports Team Day

Please feel free to contact me at

Aloha for now,

Christine Dung


Enrichment Activities

Dear Parents,
Listed below are three suggested activities to do with your child(ren) for the week of March 30 - April 3, 2020. 
On this link Continuity of Education, please click on the Students tab to find the appropirate grade level and review the 5 day schedule. Please feel free to do what you feel you child is capable of doing.  
Secondly, encourage your child(ren) to spend at least 20-30 minutes per day on Imagine Learning and Literacy.  The username and password are the same, which is your child's ID number.  If a site code is required, it is 150030.
Lastly, please visit our Makalapa Elementary School Library for a variety of ebooks. Under  Library and Media center there are ebooks, resources for larning and World Book. The ID and Password are makalapaes. Please feel to write a summary of the book, your favorite part and why, or draw your favorite part.
Below is a link from the articulation teacher.
If you would like to contact me, please do so at
Aloha and take care of each other,
Christine Dung

WIDA Testing

Thank you all so much for preparing your child(ren) for the WIDA Testing. The testing is now complete and we will be returning to our regular schedule. The results will be distributed to the school some time in May.  At that time, I will be having a parent meeting in the library to distribute the results. Thank you so much for all you do and for all the support you give.  Once again, please encourage  your child(ren) to do their Imagine Learning at home on a daily basis.
Thank you,
Christine Dung

Welcome Back

I hope all of you had a wonderful time over the holiday break.  I am also hoping by now your child(ren) has/have given you the papers regarding the upcoming WIDA ACCESS 2.0 test.  We are in the beginning stages of introducing/reviewing the WIDA format.  Some of you have asked for the information as well.  You will need to type in DRC Portal in order to get in.  They  might also call it Insight.  It is the same thing. In the upper right hand corner it may ask you to log in.  You do not have to.  At the bottom of the page you should see a Test Demo and Test Practice.  Please feel free to open up any and all of the tabs you can. At any time please feel free to call if you have any questions or concers. 421 - 4111 x252    

Happy Holidays

Seasons Gretings to all.  I truly hope that you have a very happy holiday season. I wish you and your family the best for the new year in 2020.
During this Winter Break time, please encourage your child(ren) to do their Imagine Learning and Literacy for at least 20 minutes per day. Our WIDA  test will be coming up in January and February 2020. More information will be sent home on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
Have a safe and pleasant holiday.
Christine Dung

Homework Help

Just a reminder that our After School Homework help will be ending this Thursday, December 5, 2019.  Please encourage your child(ren) to continue their daily use of the Imagine Learning and Literacy Program for 20 minutes per day.  Thank you for all that you do.
Mrs. Dung

Welcome Back!

I am so excited to start off another school year.  I have visited your child in their classroom and have had the opportunity to meet my new students.  Thank you for all of the quick responses on the EL Attachments B forms that I have received back.  I look forward to a new and wonderful school year with your child.  Please feel free to contact me if there are any questions. Our phone number is 421-4111 x 252. 
Thank you,
Christine Dung

End of the First Quarter

Can you believe this first quarter is coming to a close?  I am hoping by now your child(ren) have told you about taking the Imagine Learning and Literacy placement test. During this Fall Break please encourage your child(ren) to use the program for at least 20 minutes per day. If asked, the site code is 1500030.  This may appear when the child logs in for the first time.   Please stay safe and have a great week off.  

Parent Power Hour 5-21-19

On Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 2:15 - 3:00, I will be having a Parent Power Hour in our Makalapa Library.  At this time, I will be explaining the results of your child's WIDA test they took in January and February.  Your child was given a form to fill out today, Monday, May 13, 2019. If you are unable to attend, then the reports will be placed in their report card envelope that will be given to them on the last day of school. Please encourage your child to continue using the Imagine Learning and Literacy over the summer.  Their license will expire on July 19, 2019.  It will be renewed for the following school year.
Thank you for your support,
Christine Dung

Ending of Third Quarter

A big thank you to all of the parents who prepared your child(ren) for the WIDA test.  The children came to school on time, well prepared, and had a positive attitude.  The results will be coming out in the beginning of May.  We are planning on having a Parent Power Hour on May 9, 2019.  More information will be sent home as the date draws closer. Have a great Spring Break.

WIDA Testing

The WIDA testing demonstration and practice tests for the students has now been completed.  The actual testing dates are from January 16, 2019 - February 27, 2018.  A paper explaining the test was sent home with your child.  A half sheet of paper will be sent home as the date gets closer.  Please have your child go to bed on time to wake up feeling refreshed.  Please make sure they eat a good breakfast and come to school on time.  Lastly, your child may need to bring a jacket to school on their testing dates since the library does get a bit chilly.  Thank you so much for your support.

As the quarter winds down, I would like to take some time to say thank you.  Thank you for all of the work you, as parents, do for your child. When we return from the Winter Break the WIDA test will be fast approaching.  Please have your child work on his/her Imagine Learning and Literacy during the break. This program is very helpful and useful to them. Have a great holiday season.

Stamp It Thank You

Thank you to all who came to our Parent Power Hour last Friday.  Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.  Mrs. Hahn and I saw some very creative work by our students, as well as our parents. Have a great Thanksgiving Holiday and remember to do your Imagine Learning and Literacy.

Welcome Back

I hope everyone had a wonderful Fall Break.  As you know, After School Tutoring will begin today from 2:00 - 3:30.  Most grade levels will stick to the Tuesday and Thursday schedule.  There are meetings and other activities that may interfer with the days, but the teacher will inform you of any changes that need to be made. Thank you so much for your support.

Upcoming Parent Power Hour Stamp It

Just a reminder to have your child turn in the form reagrding our upcoming Parent Power Hour entitled Stamp It.  The deadline for the form is Tuesday, November 13, 2018.  Stamp It is on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 4:00 - 5:00 in P - 6. Please join us for an hour of fun.  Thank you!

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