KMS Update 08/31/18


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:                                                                              
Mon     Sept   3                Labor Day Holiday – 
No school
M-F Sept 10-14         KMS Spirit Week – Students should listen to 
                                     the daily bulletin for more info                  

Thu Sept 13               PTSA  sponsored “Thirsty Thursday”  (see below
                                       for details)

Fri       Sept  14               Last day of PTSA Fall Donation Drive competition

Sat      Sept  15               KMS Cross Country team competes at Kualoa Ranch 

Tue     Sept  18               Free/reduced price meal applications due

Fri       Sept  28               Student study hall binder check

Fri       Oct    5                End of 1st Quarter

All KMS students received a letter this week  from DOE Superintendent 
Dr. Christina Kishimoto regarding the impact of the recent natural 
disasters on our schools.  Please ask your child to share the letter with 
you or open the link below.

DOE Post Lane

KMS is pleased to announce our transition to the SchoolMessenger 
mass messaging system which allows for automated attendance messages 
as well as safety alerts, school closures, and event reminders to be sent to 
parents and guardians via phone, email and/or text message.  

To ensure correct delivery of all school messages to you, please make 
sure that your contact phone numbers and email addresses are kept 
updated with our school registrar.

Parents may have already received an invitation to “opt in” on their mobile 
phones to receive text messages.  The message should have read: “Hawaii 
Department of Education messages.  Reply Y to confirm, HELP 4 information.  
Messages and data rates may apply.  Message frequently varies.”

If you did not reply “Y” to the above text message, but would now like to 
opt-in for the text message alerts, please see the the attachment below 
or go to DOE – Schoolmessenger to read more about the opt-in for 
text messages.

SchoolMessenger Flyer

Your child also received a letter from the DOE regarding SchoolMessenger 
in their AA class this week.  Please ask them to share the letter with you or 
open the attachment below.
DOE 2018_08_28_12_00_10

TRAFFIC COURTESY – Drive with Aloha
Please help us keep all of our students safe by practicing alert and 
courteous driving while dropping off and picking up your child. Please

  • Students should only be dropped off in one of the two designated

     drop off lanes.

  • Please do not drop off or pick up students on Funchal Street, Pauoa

      Road, or Nuuanu Avenue.

  • Be aware that students are in the vicinity when you are driving on and

      near the campus.  

  • Please be patient and courteous toward other parents as they also

      drop off or pick up their child from school.  

  • All students waiting for parental pick up after school should wait

      on the sidewalk fronting the cafeteria. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

WHAT’S COOKING’ AT KMS?  September breakfast and lunch menus


FLAG FOOTBALL – Calling all girls and boys!
If you are interested in being a part of the KMS flag football team,
please go to classroom E201 to sign up and pick up required forms
from Mr. Stephens now.  Practices are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays
after school.  Covered shoes are required.  Cleats are encouraged, but
not required.  Join coach Stephens and the team and have fun! 

CYBERPATRIOTS – Be a part of the KMS team!
CyberPatriots is a  national cyber security competition which will start
on Tuesday, September 4.  Practices are held at school on Tuesdays 
and Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Last year, KMS CyberPatriots
placed 2nd in the state!

If you are interested, please see Mr. Hankins (K302) or Ms. Miyata (K301)
during non-class time.  Students must be available for weekend competitions.

REMINDERS FROM YOUR KMS PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association)

  • Fall Donation Drive – In order to continue to grow PTSA’s support of

      KMS school programs, PTSA asks for your donations.
      Fall Donation Drive packets were distributed to all students this week.
      If you are able to contribute, please submit cash/check (checks payable
      to “Kawananakoa Midddle School PTSA”), with your donation form, and 
      return it in the  brown manila envelope, with your child’s name and AA 
      room number, to the school’s main office (Bldg A, 2nd floor) or AA class.

      If you prefer to make your donation online, please go to: 
     Paypal donation to KMS PTSA .  Please include the student’s name
      and AA room number in the “notes” section of the site.

      Friday, September 14, 2018 is the deadline to qualify for prizes:
      – Student with the highest total donation amount – wins a Chromebook!
      – AA class with the highest participation – wins a pizza party for the class!
      – Team drawing of participating students – wins a $25 gift card!

  • Thirsty Thursdays! – A thirst-quenching fundraising event organized

      by KMS PTSA.  Teapresso will be on campus on Thursday, September 13 
      from 2:25 pm to 3:30 pm, next to the cafeteria, to sell cool and delicious 
      milk tea, honeydew tea, strawberry/lilikoi lemonade boba and rainbow jelly. 

  • Dri-Fit Shirts  – Thank you for your orders.  Shirts will be distributed

      to the students’ AA classes in mid-September.       

Thank you for your support!
Kawananakoa Middle School PTSA

Thank you to the family of Tylin Nakasato for their generous donation
of boxes of facial tissue to be used in Team 8A classrooms.  Our teachers
deeply appreciate your generosity.

REFLECTION – “It is your character, and your character alone, that will 
                            make your life happy or unhappy.”

–  John McCain, former U.S. Senator

KMS has been flying the American flag at half-staff in honor and 
remembrance of the late Senator John McCain.

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alternate email address, please advise us.

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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