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Health and Wellness

Does your child need mental health services?

The Help Your Keiki website is officially promoted by the Department of Education
as a resource that parents can refer to if their child is struggling with mental health
problems. The Help Your Keiki website is a website for parents, created in collaboration
with a wide variety of mental health experts, by parents, that promotes best practices to students with mental health needs.

Click on>> http://helpyourkeiki.com if your family is looking for resources regarding mental
health issues for your child.

Pono Choices: A Culturally Responsive Teen Pregnancy and STI Prevention Programs

Grades: 6-8
The Pono Choices curriculum is funded through a federal Office of Adolescent Health grant
awarded to the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa Center on Disability Studies. The
overarching goal of Pono Choices will be to reduce the number of teenage pregnancies and
incidences of sexually transmitted infections (STIs); increase positive bonding in the school and
community; increase sense of self-identity and self-efficacy; and improve expectations for the
future. The project was designed to develop, implement, and study the impact of a first-of-its-kind teen pregnancy and STI prevention curriculum developed exclusively for youth in Hawaii.

Please see the attached PDF for community resources for Sexual Health and Wellness.

MARCH Newsletter: Breakfast is Brain Food!

Children who eat breakfast have improved concentration,alertness, comprehension, memory and learning.  Eating breakfast contributes to academic success!  Please click on the March_17 Newsletter link to read more!

APRIL Newsletter: Turn Off the TV!

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screen time for kids should be limited
to one or two hours a day. Screen time applies to television, movies, computer games, cell
phones, and web-browsing. Children who watch more than two hours of TV a day are
more likely to be overweight and often suffer from irregular sleep patterns. So let’s give
our children the best chance for health!  Please click on the April_17 Newsletter link to read more!

MAY Newsletter: Summer Challenge

Summer is quickly approaching!  We would like our students and their families to remain happy and healthy throughout the summer.  In the May newsletter, you will find some simple ways to adjust your lifestyle to make healthier choices!  Please click on the link to read more!

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