KMS Update 02/23/18


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Mon    Feb 26      WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges)

                            Committee campus visitation
Wed    Feb 28     BRAT free-dress day
Thu     Mar  1      Geographic Exception (GE) Request Forms due

Fri       Mar  2      KMS Band performs – Punchbowl Ensemble Festival @ Stevenson Middle School
Fri       Mar  9      8th Grade Career Shadow field trip
Fri       Mar  9      KMS Band Concert @ KMS 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Fri       Mar 16      SQS Parent Survey due – must be post marked no later than 03/16/18

Fri       Mar 16      End of 3rd Quarter
Mon    Mar 19      Spring Break – No school March 19 through 23

Mon    Mar 26      Prince Kuhio Holiday – No school
Tue     Mar 27      4th Quarter begins
Fri      Mar 30       Good Friday Holiday – No school

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accreditation Committee will be visiting the KMS campus from Monday, February 26 
through Thursday, March 1.  The accreditation process involves an in-depth self-study and is a valuable part of ongoing efforts for school improvement that focuses on student achievement and support.

EVERY CLIP COUNTS! Students, please remember to turn in your Box Tops  to your AA teacher and help your class win a pizza party!  

Box Top coupons can be found on the packaging of many items that are usually purchased at the supermarket (food stuffs and household cleaning items). 

Check your cupboards at home, clip the Box Tops, put them in an envelope or plastic sandwich bag with your name and AA room number and then turn it in to your AA teacher before the expiration date listed on the Box Top.

Proceeds from Box Tops collections will help fund the purchase of booksand reading incentive prizes for our KMS students. Last year, the clipped
Box Tops earned $800.00 – please help our school reach this goal again!

BRAT FREE-DRESS DAY – Wednesday, February 28th
Congratulations to all students with no Behavior Referrals, Absences,or Tardies during the month of  February.  These students will be awarded a free-dress sticker which must be placed on the back of their ID card.

Free-dress day students are not required to wear their KMS uniform t-shirt, but must still adhere to the KMS dress code (see page 10 ofthe Student Planner). Again, congratulations for displaying good behavior and perfect attendance.

LEAVE IT ALL ON THE MAT!  Cheer on our wrestling team as they grapple in their first tournament at King Intermediate, tomorrow,  Saturday,February 24 
from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Go Ali’i Warriors!

Thank you to the family of Diamen Brown, who donated paper cups for Team 7B,  a book for Mr. Lee.  and boxes of facial tissue for Team 7A  and Ms. Guardino’s classes.

Parents, please know that our teachers are all deeply appreciative of your generous donations and support of our school programs. 

TEACHERS’ WISH LIST – Help our teachers, help our students!
Ms. Lulla (English) requests boxes of facial tissue (Kleenex) for her classroom.

Ms. Guardino’s (English Language Learners )classes are also in need of facial tissue  as well as new or gently used Dictionaries, English-to-Chinese/Chinese-to-English as well as English-to-Tagalog/Tagalog-to-English.  

Mr. Lee (English) needs new or used chapter books of all reading levels for his classroom library.  

Team 7A teachers (Ms. Bott, Ms. Sepulveda,and Ms. Togashi) are requesting boxes of facial tissue (Kleenex).  

REFLECTION – “Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”
                                           ~ The 14th Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet

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Ka na`auao me ke aloha – Knowledge and wisdom with compassion 

Enjoy the weekend! 
Ann M. Yasui
Parent-Community Networking Center (PCNC) Facilitator
Kawananakoa Middle School
49 Funchal Street
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
(808) 307-0300

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