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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Fri Dec 14 TONIGHT! KMS Band Winter Concert 6:30 pm in KMS
Auditorium – FREE
M-F Dec 17-21 Spirit Week 2 (See special dress days below)
Wed Dec 19 PTSA Reflections Awards Night and General Membership
Meeting (see info below)
Thu Dec 20 Grade 7 and 8 (next school year) registration cards due to
Thu Dec 20 AVID fundraiser – Kona Ice truck (shaved ice)
Pizza, beverages and other snacks will also be on sale from
Thu Dec 20 KMS Orchestra Winter Concert 6:00 in KMS Auditorium – FREE
Fri Dec 21 Grade 8 Movie Day!
Fri Dec 21 End of 2nd Quarter
Mon Dec 24 Winter Break – No school through January 7
Tue Jan 8 Students return to school – Beginning of 3rd Quarter
Mon Jan 14 No school – Teachers’ Planning/Collaboration day
Wed Jan 16 2nd Qtr Report Cards distributed to students in AA class
Mon Jan 21 No school – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
Thu Jan 31 BRAT-Free Dress Day
HOLIDAY MUSIC IN THE AIR
Join the talented musicians of our KMS Band, under the direction of Mr. Guy Lum,
as they share musical selections of the season TONIGHT:
Band Winter Concert
Friday, December 14, 2018
6:30 in the evening
FREE admission to all!
SPIRIT WEEK 2 – KSA urges everyone to get into the SCHOOL SPIRIT!
Students will celebrate our school, December 17 – 21, in this second Spirit Week of
the school year, by dressing in special fun attire for the designated days:
Monday – Super Hero day
Tuesday – Disney day
Wednesday – Bikers vs. Surfers day
Thursday – Throwback Thursday
Friday – Grade colors day: 6th grade – Yellow and White
7th grade – Blue and White
8th grade – Black and White
Please remind your child that these special dress days are a privilege that should
not be abused. Although the KMS uniform t-shirt will not be required for those
participating in this fun event, the standard dress code still applies (see page 14
of the Student Planner). NO masks, props and weapon look-a-likes please.
Students should also make sure to wear and have their KMS student ID visible
at all times.
STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION – Please continue to drive with aloha and extreme
caution as the Funchal Street construction project continues for a few more weeks.
KMS thanks everyone for their patience and cooperation.
PTSA REFLECTIONS AWARDS MEETING AND GENERAL MEETING
Please join the PTSA as they celebrate KMS students’ work in literature,
and photography at:
Reflections Awards: ” Heroes Around Me”
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
5:00 in the evening
Special performance by the KMS Symphony
(Combined Band and Orchestra)
Click on the link below and sign up to attend.
BOX TOPS WINNERS! – Congratulations to Ms Ishida’s AA class for their outstanding
effort in clipping Box Tops to help raise funds for our school. J101 AA students
enjoyed their prize-winning pizza party today!
The Box Tops competition will continue through the second semester, so students
should keep on clipping and help their AA win next semester!
Mahalo to Ms. Lulla for organizing this competition/fundraiser.
HOLIDAY MUSINGS – Our KMS faculty and staff share their thoughts, remembrances
and plans for the season:
Ms. Lulla (English) – “Every year my family goes out to this beautiful tree farm
(in Pennsylvania). They take us out to the field in a wagon pulled by two giant
Clydesdale horses. Then, we pick out a tree and each one of us uses the hand saw
to slice it down, saying it’s fulfilling its Christmas destiny. We finish out the day
with homemade hot chocolate and the tree dance (putting it in the corer/shaker).
What a perfect day!”
Ms. Izumoto (English) – “My holiday wish for everyone is to enjoy the time they
have with family and friends.”
REFLECTION – “We know what works. Freedom works. We know what’s right.
Freedom is right.” – 41st U.S. President George H.W. Bush,
in his 1989 inauguration speech
The Kawananakoa Middle School flags will continue to fly at half staff through
the month of December in honor of and respect for President George H.W. Bush
who passed away on November 30, 2018.
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Ka na`auao me ke aloha – Knowledge and wisdom with compassion