Our Cookie Dough Fundraiser was a success! We raised over $1400.00, and had just about every child at the school involved in the project, which to me is just as important as the money we made. We learned a lot doing this project, and we hope everyone who bought cookies from us loved them!
We've got cookies on the brain here at Ta'iala! The orders for our Cookie Dough Fundraiser have been "rolling" in, and we've got a great cookie crew working day and night. All orders will be done by tomorrow, so it's "crunch" time.
We've got 171 orders of 2 dozen cookies so ... 342 dozen means ... 4,104 cookies!!
It's too late to order cookies, but we'll be selling our extras.
If you'd like to donate to our cookie crew, it would be really "sweet"!
The Department of Health has this fabulous program where they come to the schools to do dental check-ups, cleanings, fillings, and even extractions--right there at the school!
This week was our turn. On Monday a crew of wonderful dental technicians set up their make-shift clinic in our kindergarten room. We were all excited to see the tools and supplies here--even the cool reclining dental chair!
And that picture of Neal (6th photo)--I asked him "Are you scared?" He said, "No, I'm brave."
Thank you to our Dentists and the DOH!
On Friday March 2, Ms. Nia took the third through eighth grades to the Jean P. Haydon Museum and to Fatumafuti to learn about Samoan legends and artifacts. They had a great time and learn a lot!
The wonderful museum staff helped our students and parents learn about traditional weaving, and all the student came back with things they had made themselves. Some students practice their skills at recess with the plants we have here on campus.
The folks from KVZK showed up at the museum just in time to interview some teachers and students about their field trip. So Ta'iala Academy was featured on the local news program!
Fa'afetai tele lava, ma Malo lava le tapua'i to Ms. Nia, Ms. Semo, and Ms. Ailen who supervised, Ms. Tasi and Ms. Vida who packed lunches, and Ms. Lana and Ms. Lisa who chaperoned and helped with this fun field trip!
Ms. Temple, for now