KMS Update 03/14/2019




Thu Mar 14 – Last day of school for 3rd Quarter

Fri Mar 15 –  No school – Teachers’ Planning/Collaboration day

Fri Mar 15 –  SQS parent survey due – must be postmarked no later than March 15

Sat Mar 16 –  KMS Wrestling Team at King Intermediate 9:30 am

Mon Mar 18 – No school – Spring Break March 18 through 22

Mon Mar 25 –  First day of 4th Qtr

Tue Mar 26  – No school – Prince Kuhio Day holiday

Mon Apr 1-25  SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) English and math testing

Fri Apr 5  – PTSA – KMS Fest (see info to below)

Sat Apr 6  – KMS Advanced Chamber Orchestra competes at the 30th Annual
Parade of Orchestras 3:45 at the Pearl City Cultural Center.

Fri Apr 19  – No school – Good Friday holiday

Fri Apr 26 –  Summer Programs Fair – Library (more info to follow)
Fri Apr 26  – Title 1 STEAM Showcase – Cafeteria (more info to follow)

Mon Apr 29-30  Gr 8 HSA (Hawaii State Assessment) science testing

Tue Apr 30 – BRAT-Free Dress Day

Sat May 25  – PTSA Campus Beautification

Mon May 27  – No school – Memorial Day holiday

Thu May 30 – KMS Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony and Class Banquet

Fri May 31 – BRAT-Free Dress Day

Fri May 31 – Last day of school for students

CONGRATULATIONS MR. SUGANO! – 2019 Hawaii Outstanding Vice Principal
KMS is proud to announce that Mr. Michael Sugano will be honored as the
2019 Hawaii Outstanding Vice Principal by the Hawaii Elementary and
Middle School Administrators Association. Mr. Sugano will be recognized
at a special program in April, which also honors Hawaii’s Distinguished
District Principals. Mahalo Mr. Sugano for your hard work and dedication
to our school.

LAST DAY TO MAIL IN SQS – postmarked no later than tomorrow, March 15
KMS is asking all families to please submit their School Quality Survey (SQS)
by the March 15 deadline. Everyoneʻs feedback is critical to improving our
school. If you need another SQS packet, please request one at our school
main office, Building A, second floor – it is open tomorrow, 3/15.

PTSA KMS FEST 2019 Coming to KMS Campus April 5th – Save the date!
Join in on the fun, food and fantastic buys at this upcoming PTSA fundraiser
and celebration of our KMS family. Open the attached flyer below and read
about some of the food and fashion vendors who will be joining us for an
afternoon and evening of revelry.

                                         PTSA KMS FEST 2019
                                                 Friday, April 5
                                    2:45 to 7:30 in the evening

PTSA is in need of volunteers and there are a variety of ways to help, so if you
are available, please contact Takemi at

If you have medical credentials and are interested in assisting in the First Aid
booth, please let PTSA know. If you are an active duty police officer, please
consider helping with the event security. We look forward to hearing from you.


Thank you to the family of Bryson Rubio, for their generous donation of
disinfecting wipes for use in Team 7A (Ms. Guardino, Mr. Reed, Ms. Togashi,
Mr. Waterman, and Ms. Yamane) classrooms. The teachers are very appreciative
of your efforts to support them in the classroom.

TEACHERS’ WISH LIST – Please help our teachers, help our students!
Team 7A teachers (Ms. Guardino, Mr. Reed, Ms. Togashi, Ms. Yamane,
Mr. Waterman-Reilly) are in need of disinfecting wipes to clean surfaces
in the classroom.
Please consider donating environmentally friendly wipes such as Simple Green
or Seventh Generation, but of course any donation will be deeply appreciated
and used in the classroom. Please bring all donations to the school main office.

KMS would like to extend a warm mahalo to the twelve community partners
who allowed our 8th grade students to visit and learn about their work sites
as an early step in developing their curiosity about career planning.
Thank you to:

Belt Collins
First Circuit Court
First Hawaiian Bank
Nordic PCL Construction, Inc.
ʻOlelo Community Media
Outrigger Waikiki Hotels and Resorts
REHAB Hospital of the Pacific
Royal Hawaiian Movers
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Territorial Savings Bank
Whole Foods Market

Remember to occasionally view our KMS website for menus, important dates,
events, policies, KMS Updates and the quarterly newsletter (in color!) and more.

Please note that some of the website information is available in multiple language
translations. Just press the “Translate” button on the bottom right hand corner
of the page.

Everyone, please enjoy a safe and restful spring break!

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.”

                   – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and statesman

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