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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Fri Oct 5 End of 1st Quarter
Fri Oct 5 Cross Country @ Kapiolani Park 3:30
Sat Oct 6 Flag Football @ Kalihi District Park/Dole MS
Double header – games at 9:30 am and 10:30 am
Mon Oct 8 Flag Football @ Kalihi District Park/Dole MS
Double header – games at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Oct 8 through 12 Fall Break – No school
Sat Oct 13 Cross Country @ Punahou School 8:00 am
Mon Oct 15 2nd Quarter begins
Fri Oct 19 6th Grade Career Day
Fri Oct 19 Cross Country @ King Intermediate 3:30 pm
Sat Oct 20 Last day to order your Christmas Tree – see below
Wed Oct 24 1st Quarter Report Cards will be distributed in AA class
Fri Oct 27 Math Team @ ‘Iolani School – Sullivan Center 1-4 pm
Wed Oct 31 BRAT free-dress day
Wed Oct 31 KSA organized activities – Fall Dance/Movie
NEW LEADERSHIP AT KMS
With the recent retirement of Principal Ann Sugibayashi, the Hawaii Department
of Education has begun a search for a new principal to lead Kawananakoa Middle
School. Our school was very fortunate to have Ms. Maureen Dunn, on temporary
assignment, to guide the school during this first quarter of the school year.
Effective October 8, Ms. Veronica Victor will assume the same role until a permanent
principal is selected. All students received a letter in their AA class from HIDOE
Complex Area Superintendent, Ms. Linell Dilwith, regarding the temporary
assignment of Principal Victor. Please have your child share the letter with you or
open the attachment below.
CONGRATULATIONS MR. HANKINS!
The State of Hawaii Department of Education recently announced the selection
of KMS science teacher, Mr. Sam Hankins, as the 2019 Honolulu District
Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hankins will be recognized, along with other district
winners, at a special ceremony at Washington Place. Thank you Mr. Hankins
for your outstanding dedication to our school and students.
FIRST QUARTER KMS NEWSLETTER was distributed to all students on Wednesday.
Please ask your child to share it with you.
MAHALO FROM KMS PTSA – Thank you for volunteering!
The PTSA Campus Beautification project was an overwhelming success with
over 100 students, parents, faculty and community organizations giving up
their Saturday morning to clean, paint, weed and spruce up our campus.
Special thanks to Boy Scout Troop 201 and International Union of Painters
and Allied Trades District Council 50 led by Mr. Ryden Valmoja, for joining
us in refreshing our campus buildings and grounds.
We hope everyone is enjoying the new splash of red paint on the cafeteria
and A building. This is just the beginning of a PTSA three-year project to
spread our school colors across the whole campus.
Please join us at future events!
KMS Parent Teacher Student Association
PTSA CHRISTMAS TREE FUNDRAISER – Order your tickets now, until Oct. 20
KMS PTSA has partnered with Habilitat to provide the freshest trees available
for your holidays and raise funds for PTSA. A portion of the proceeds go
to KMS PTSA and each tree sold will include a LED Slingshot Helicopter.
The deadline to order is Saturday, October 20. So share this information
with friends, family and co-workers.
Purchase online at www.HawaiiChristmasTrees.com/
or check (payable to Kawananakoa Middle School PTSA) in an envelope, with
student’s name and AA room number, to the school’s main office or AA room.
Any questions? Please email Takemi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets to pick up the trees will be distributed in mid-November, and trees can
be picked up anytime after December 1 at various locations on Oahu. Please
see flyer below for more details.
PTSA 2018 Order Form
PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to assist with the school
Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, November 1. Adult volunteers will help
with signing in and directing students to the clinic.
Please sign up for either or both of two shifts: 7:45 am to 9:45 am
9:00 am to 11:45
Just send a reply to this email (name, phone number and email address)
or leave a message for Ann Yasui (PCNC) at (808) 307-0300. It’s an easy
and quick way to get involved with our school. Please join us!
THINGS TO DO ON FALL BREAK
- Remember to clip Box Tops to turn in to your AA and help your class
win a pizza party!
- Go to your neighborhood public library – borrow books, DVDs, CDs,
e-Books, cassettes, and VHS tapes for FREE! The library system also
offers free Wi-Fi and use of computers.
- Remember to go online at www.HawaiiChristmasTrees.com/
to order your ticket for a Christmas tree in support of KMS PTSA.
- Plan some family time together and enjoy Fall Break!
REFLECTION “Children need models rather than critics.”
– Joseph Joubert, French philosopher
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If you would like the KMS UPDATE to be sent to an additional or
alternate email address, please advise us.
Ka na`auao me ke aloha – Knowledge and wisdom with compassion
Enjoy Fall Break!
Ann M. Yasui
Parent-Community Networking Center (PCNC) Facilitator
Kawananakoa Middle School
49 Funchal Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813