KMS Update 10/05/18



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

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.

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 or turn in cash 
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
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!


  • 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.  

           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

Please let us know if you prefer not to receive our weekly KMS UPDATE.
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
(808) 307-0300

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