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KMS Update 10/19/18

 

 

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Sat Oct 20     KMS Volleyball Team @Kaiser High School Gym 8:30 am to 11:30 am

Wed Oct 24  1st Quarter Report Cards will be distributed in AA class

Thu Oct 25   Last day to order your Christmas Tree – see PTSA below

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/Games

Thu Nov 1     Flu shot clinic – Only those students who previously turned in a flu shot form will receive a shot.

Tue  Nov 6    Election Day – No school

Mon Nov 12  Veterans’ Day – No school

NOTICE OF LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE
If you have difficulty understanding English, you have the right to receive language assistance at no cost to you.  Please contact our school’s Principal at (808) 307-0300 for more information.

Notice of Language Assistance 

KMS WEBSITE – Quarterly Newsletters, KMS Updates, Menus, and more
If your child did not share the quarterly newsletter with you, please go to ourwebsite https://kawananakoams.org.  You can read more about our school andhave access to important links and downloads.

Please also note that a portion of our website can be easily translated to a numberof other languages.  Just click on the Select Language drop-down box at the top left-hand corner of any page of the website to choose an alternate language.

PTSA CHRISTMAS TREE FUNDRAISER – Order your tickets NOW, until Oct. 25
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 online is Sunday, October 28, so share this information with friends, family and co-workers now.

Purchase online at www.HawaiiChristmasTrees.com/shop 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 kawananakoams.ptsa@gmail.com. Tickets to pick up the trees will be distributed in mid-November, and trees can be picked up on December 1 at various locations on Oahu. Please see flyer below for more details.

PTSA 2018 Order Form

PARENT/GUARDIAN VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist with the school Flu Shot Clinic on Thursday, November 1.  Adult volunteers will helpwith 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!

KEEPING OUR INFORMATION SAFE
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  KMS faculty and staff are all reminded to keep our student information safe and secure. Here are a few tips that  can help  all of us  keep our information secure:

  • Be cautious of emails asking you to update passwords, provide account information, or asking you to click on a link to an unfamiliar site.
  • Keep your passwords secure; do not share them with others or post them where others can see them.
  • Make sure your computers are up-to-date with security patches.
  • Keep your mobile devices safe by locking them with a password, PIN, or pattern security.

 
REFLECTION – “You will also find that help will always be given… to  those who ask for it.”

                                                       – Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
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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
(808) 307-0300
ann_yasui@notes.k12.hi.us

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