Ke Awawa o Waimea - Mid-Pacific Institute

3/4 Montes

Ke Awawa o Waimea

Posted on February 24, 2017

by Ms. Montes on February 24, 2017

Dear Parents,

On Thursday, March 9th, our class will be visiting Waimea Valley to participate in the Ke Awawa o Waimea (the Valley of Waimea) school program.

Students will listen to the history of Waimea, see rare Native Hawaiian plants, discover Kau Hale (their traditional living site), explore Kamananui Stream, experience a Hawaiian game site and spend some time with Waimea Valley's Hawaiian specialist learning about the native wetland animals in the valley.

The entire field trip will take place outdoors, and we will be doing a lot of digging, walking, observing and enjoying the natural wonders of Waimea Valley.

On the day of the field trip, you can help ensure your child has an enjoyable day by sending your child to school on time and well rested. Please make sure they have the following:

  1. A water bottle. Please label it with your child's full name.
  2. Raingear.
  3. A cap or hat.
  4. Clothing that can get dirty (please wear an old Mid-Pacific t-shirt).
  5. Closed toe shoes (no slippers or crocs) that can get dirty.
  6. A snack.
  7. A backpack.

*Please come to school with sunscreen and mosquito repellent already on.

**Lunch will be provided that day for everyone by Waimea Valley ( see attached menu).

Since we will be traveling to the north shore and have a full day planned with fun discoveries in the great outdoors, we will not be back on campus until 3pm.

Dismissal for all 3/4 students will be at the upper outline from 3-3:15pm. All other students will go to after school care.

We look forward to an action packed day!

If you have any questions about this field trip, please contact your child's teacher.


Tiffany Byrne

Arlene Holzman

Lucy Masa

Torry Montes

This is the lunch menu for the day:

Lunch Buffet

Garden salad with cucumbers, carrots, cherry tomatoes

Ranch or Papaya seed dressing

Waimea Valley Pasta Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad


Kalua pig sliders

Fresh made tuna salad

Turkey and cheese

Avocado, lettuce and Tomato

Lemonade and Pog Juice

* Waimea Valley has been informed of all student allergies

Important Reminder for the Coming Week:

Monday, 2/27 - Book Fair Visit.

Students will have an opportunity to purchase books. If your child plans on purchasing new books, please send your child with either money or check made out to Mid-Pacific (leave the amount blank). The book fair staff will fill in the amount on the check and send home a receipt with your child.

Tuesday, 2/28 - Manoa Stream Learning Trip.

*Wear clothes that can get dirty and possibly wet.

*If your family has felt bottom Tabis, please send them to school even if they are too big. These are the best shoes for the work they will be doing in the stream.

*Send your child to school with thick socks (If they do not own Tabis they will be borrowing a pair from Mr. Yap that might be a little bit big. The socks will help.)

*Change of clothes (Just in case. Students will most likely not be getting wet past their knees).

*Water bottle

*Apply bug spray and sunscreen before coming to school.

Friday, 3/3 - Grandparents╩╗ Day.

Please have your child wear their Mid-Pacific collared polo shirt to school. Please DO NOT send your child to school in free dress on this day. Thank you.