KMS Update 12/14/18





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
AA class

Thu Dec 20 AVID fundraiser – Kona Ice truck (shaved ice)
Pizza, beverages and other snacks will also be on sale from
3:00 pm

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

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
                                           KMS Auditorium
                                                  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.

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 

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