Friday, July 26, 2013

Splash Party Potluck July 30th

Calling ALL Homeschoolers!
This coming Tuesday July 30th will be a Kickball Splash Party/Pool Party at Keaau Shipman Park. We will start at 10am, followed by a potluck. Please bring a dish or pupu to share, plus swimsuits!  Meet at the Pavilion! Aloha and see you there!

Photos taken by Kellie Wykel of Paradise Delights Hawaii Photography

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Don't miss Beauty and the Beast!

Beginning July 12 thru July 28th, the Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network will be performing their annual summer musical of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast!" 
For more information, please call 982-7344, email or check out KDEN’s Facebook page. Reservations can be made by calling 982-734.

Bubblesnakes Tuesdays

This coming Tuesday, July 16th we will be doing something different at Kickball! Yay for fun novelty!
Emily, (mama to Ocean and Forrest) has volunteered to help the kids make Bubblesnakes! Much like these ones here.
She asks that everyone please bring a plastic water bottle with the end cut off and and old sock to slip on the bottle. Thick socks work better than thin socks, she says.
I'm personally really excited, as we've never done this before! Thanks Emily for volunteering your time, energy, and care for our keiki! See you all Tuesday at 10am at Keaau Shipman Park.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Volcano Rain Forest Run

Saturday, August 17, 2013 will be the 4th Annual Volcano Rain Forest Run half marathon, 10k, 5k, and Free keiki yard dash in Volcano Village. All runs will start and finish at the Cooper Center on Wright Road. All distances are open to runners of all ages and abilities. Runners will be traversing through the lush rain forest of quaint Volcano Village on the slopes of Kilauea Volcano, at 4,000 feet elevation! This is said to be one of the most beautiful and tranquil rain forest runs on the planet, right here on our island!
Registration for this event has already begun, so if you want to get the best deal on entry fees, register now! The keiki can sign up on the day of registration for the 100 or 200 yard dash for free. The keiki races start at 1oam, and all participants are winners!
 After the running events are pau, runners, their families, and the community can enjoy a fun-filled day at the Cooper Center! The Hiccup Circus will be entertaining everyone with juggling, face painting, unicycles, and balloon animals plus there will also be craft booths, food booths, a silent auction, live entertainment and much more. Sounds like a fun family day!

For more information and to register, click here
Click here for a fun video from last year's Volcano Rain Forest Run!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tuesday "Splashball" July 9th!!

This Tuesday let's try and beat the summer heat and get a little wet!  Instead of regular kickball, we're going to try kickball with a splash! 
Wear your swimsuits and be ready to splash, jump, and slide on the kickball field. Players won't go home with a dry spot on them so parents remember to bring towels and extra clothes if you want. Aloha and see you there!

*Tuesday July 9th at Keaau Shipman Park, 10am
**This is a rain or shine activity so If it's raining, even better!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Fall Etiquette Training Classes-Registration Time!

Great Manners are the Key to Your Child’s Future Success!
Summer Classes are Coming to an End. Register for Fall Classes Now!
8 Week Etiquette Training
Children’s (ages 5-12) and Teens (ages 13-17)
Our youth will learn manners and communication skills with a strong focus on respect and value for others, integrity and putting people at ease.
Fun, warm, kind instruction
Quick pace to keep students engaged
Conversational style involves students in discussion
Classes filled with games and activities geared toward topics
Content is geared toward life today.

Sign up before July 15, 2013 and receive a 10% discount on first child. Other discounts apply for multiple siblings. For details on courses, fees, and registration go to:

Classes in Puna
Hawaiian Paradise Park Owners Association Library
15-1570 Maku’u Drive, Keaau
Children’s - Thursdays August 1 – September 19, 2013 from 2:45pm-3:45pm
Teen’s – Fridays August 2 – September 20, 2013 from 2:45pm-3:45pm

Classes in Hilo
The Hawaii Innovation Center
117 Keawe St. (Conference Rm.), Hilo
Mondays August 5 (excluding Labor Day Sept 2) – September 30, 2013
Children’s - 2:45pm-3:45pm
Teen’s – 4:00pm-5:00pm
Astania Caputo, Certified Etiquette Coach                                 
Have Questions? Call Today: 345-3191

Kickball Tuesday Revival

Aloha friends!
It's been awhile since I've posted about kickball meetups! This is probably because I put up the summer schedule , which seemed  good enough, but now I'm thinking we need a reminder revival! I was also thinking we might even need a Tuesday-game revival! 

  • (revival--an instance of something becoming popular, active, or important again. ------Websters online Dictionary)

We've been playing kickball every week since January 22, 2013, which makes an amazing 6 months of  super-Tuesday kickball! Yaya!
 Is anyone sick of it yet?
The keiki don't seem to be! Plus more and more kids keep on coming! However, I feel we could use something novel to keep our motivation going...or at least mine..... haha.
Let me know if you would like to take over any one of these Tuesday dates below. You could volunteer to run any sports, games or activities of your choice. We will be there to support you in your efforts as you share your talents with our homeschool community. 
The kickball games have been about 45 mins to an hour, with the rest of the time for free play, eating lunch, and hanging out, just to give you an idea of what we've been doing.
July   23, 30
Aug 6, 20, 27

Mahalo! Let me know what dates you'd like to take! All others will be...kickball!
One of my favorite pictures from kickball last week. Thank you Tony Valadon for taking shots of the kids!