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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
NOW – URGENT Please don’t delay – Free/reduced price meal
applications are due NOW.
Last day to submit online applications is Sept 18.
NOW – URGENT Federal Surveys are due in AA – Everyone must
turn in a completed and signed form (see below).
Fri Sept 14 Last day of PTSA Fall Donation Drive competition
(see below for details).
Sat Sept 15 KMS Cross Country team competes at Kualoa Ranch.
Sat Sept 15 Kaka’ako Clean Up – 8th Grade Science – Must have
signed up with Mr. Hankins in order to participate.
Sat Sept 15 KMS Flag Football @ Kalihi Valley District Park noon
Sun Sept 16 Ala Moana Beach Clean Up – Must have signed up
with Mr. Hankins in order to participate.
Mon Sept 17 KMS Flag Football @ Kalihi Valley District Park 6:30 pm
Thu Sept 20 PTSA Thirsty Thursday (see below for details)
Fri Sept 28 Student study hall binder check
Fri Sept 28 BRAT free-dress day (see below for details)
Sat Sept 29 PTSA Campus Beautification – Please volunteer!
Sign up online – see below
Fri Oct 5 End of 1st Quarter
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
The National School Lunch program is a federally assisted program
based on family income eligibility which provides free or reduced
price student meals. Parents of student who had meal benefits
last school year, must reapply for the current school year now
or your child will no longer be eligible for this service.
Parents/guardians may submit applications online at ezmealapp.com
and enter “Hawaii” to search for school district. The deadline for
online applications is Tuesday, September 18.
Please don’t delay – late applications cannot be accepted.
FEDERAL SURVEY FORMS DUE NOW – Required for Maximum Funding
On Wednesday, September 5, your child received a US Dept of Education
Federal Survey Form. KMS is striving for 100% completion and return of
all forms by our families so that our school can receive much needed
maximum federal funding.
Parents should carefully complete and sign the Federal Survey immediately
and have your child return it to their AA class. If your child did not bring
home a form, please have them come up to the main office (A bldg, 2nd
floor) to pick up another form. If you need assistance in completing the
form, please contact our school main office at (808) 307-0300.
Tips for proper completion of the form:
1. Please complete the survey using blue or black ink (or typewritten).
2. Please write street number and street name for all addresses on
survey. Do not list PO Box information.
3. Under Name of Employer, the company name needs to be listed
(Example: “construction” is not acceptable for name of employer).
If not employed, you may write N/A. If self-employed, please enter
name of company or your name.
4. Address of Employer (Job Location) must be a street address (not
P. O. Box). If parent works on a federal property, please write complete
street address and building number.
5. Legal parent/guardian must sign and date the bottom of survey.
6. Please return completed and signed survey to your child’s AA teacher now.
Thank you for submitting this extremely important survey.
TRIPOD SURVEY LETTER AND DECLINATION FORM
On Friday, August 31, your child received a Tripod Survey informational
letter and Declination Form in AA class. The Tripod Survey allows students
to share their perceptions about their learning experiences within their
classrooms and school. Research shows that the Tripod Student Perception
Survey results are highly correlated with student achievement in school.
If you choose not to have your child participate, please complete the
Declination (to “opt-out”) form and have your child return it to AA class
as soon as possible. Please open the attachments below to read the letter
and print the declination form. Translations in Chinese, Chuukese and
Marshallese have been provided.
FROM YOUR KMS PTSA
Sign up now for Campus Beautification Day
KMS PTSA is organizing and recruiting parent and student volunteers to
help with the upcoming:
Campus Beautification Day
Saturday, September 29
8:00 am to 11:00 am
Each student received an informational flyer and sign up sheet in their
AA class. Please ask you child to share it with you or open the attachment
Please note that there will also be a prep day on Friday, Sept 28, from
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, to pressure wash the areas that will be painted on
Saturday. If you have a pressure washer that the PTSA may borrow, please
contact the PTSA (see below).
For more information or to donate supplies, please contact:
Wendy Kondo, PTSA Programs chairperson, at email@example.com
or call (808) 383-8220. Mahalo.
To sign up online, please click https://www.signupgenius.com/
Thirsty Thursdays! rescheduled – A thirst-quenching fundraising event
organized by KMS PTSA has been rescheduled to next Thursday, September 20.
Teapresso will be on campus from 2:25 pm to 3:30 pm, next to the cafeteria,
to sell cool and delicious milk tea, honeydew tea, strawberry/lilikoi lemonade
with boba or rainbow jelly.
BRAT FREE-DRESS DAY – Friday, September 28
All students with no Behavior Referrals, Absences, or Tardy days during
the month of September 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 pages 14-15 of
the Student Planner). Let’s all try to display good behavior and attain
FLAG FOOTBALL – We want a touchdown!
Cheer on our Ali’i Warrior flag football team as they take the field on
Saturday, September 15 at noon and Monday, September 17 at 6:30 pm
at Kalihi Valley District Park (near Dole Middle School and Kalihi Policie
Station). Be there and support Coach Stephens and the team!
CROSS COUNTRY – Go Ali’i Warriors!
Our KMS cross country runners, coached by Mr. Flatt, will travel all
the way to Kualoa Ranch on Saturday, September 15, to compete.
Start time is 2:00 pm.
A MESSAGE FROM KMS BAND BOOSTER CLUB – Foodland Maika’i Card
Please support the KMS Band Booster Club by designating it for a donation
whenever using your Foodland Maika’i card.
Anyone with a maika’i membership card who shops at Foodland in the month
of September will be able to donate monies to the Band Boosters directly and
Foodland will match a percentage of the donation and give to the boosters as
well. To donate, use the school code (78945). If you forget the code, it’s on
the Kawananakoa Band Booster Club Banner in the School Street Foodland.
Mahalo from the KMS Band Booster Club
REFLECTION – Thoughts on Teamwork
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
– Michael Jordan, former NBA All-Star
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
– Helen Keller, author and activist
WE are Kawananakoa Middle School!
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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