KMS Update 3/16/18


Fri       Mar 16     SQS Parent Survey due – must be post marked
no later than 
today, Friday,  03/16/18

Fri       Mar 16     End of 3rd Quarter

Sat      Mar 17     KMS Wrestling Team @ King Intermediate 9:00 am to 

                           1:00 pm

Mon    Mar 19      
Spring Break – No school March 19 through 23

Mon    Mar 26      Prince Kuhio Holiday – 
No school
Tue     Mar 27      4th Quarter begins

Wed   Mar 28    “Coco” Movie Night sign up/parental permission slips 
                        due in school main office       

Thu   Mar 29    PTSA Cybersecurity Presentation and
Students’ Movie Night – 
“Coco”  (see below for more info)

Thu   Mar 29    BRAT free-dress day

Fri     Mar 30    Good Friday Holiday – No school

PTSA CYBERSECURITY PRESENTATION – Thursday, March 29, 6:00 – 7:50 pm
Please join our KMS PTSA for an open discussion on what parents can do to safeguard our children from the dangers of the internet.  Mr. Loren AquinoKMS parent, KMS alumnus, COO and Principal Analyst at HI Tech Hui cybersecurity consulting firm, will share ways to keep the family cybersecure.  Please don’t miss this important and intriguing PTSA event in the KMS library.

STUDENTS’ MOVIE NIGHT “COCO”  – Thursday, March 29, 6:00 – 7:50 pm
While parents and guardians are in the cybersecurity presentation in the library, students are invited to enjoy the movie, “Coco”, in the cafeteria.  

(See attached file: 2018 KMS PTSA Movie and Networking Night Flyer with Sign-up – updated 2018-03-29.pdf)

Sign up/permission forms were sent home with students today.  Please note that only those students who turn in a signed permission form to the school main office by March 28, may attend. This is a PTSA sponsored event.

8th graders will begin HSA Science testing during the week of  April 2.  Please help us ensure that your child(ren) does well on the test by having them get lots of rest the night before, encouraging them eat a nutritious breakfast and making sure that they come to school on time.

A CALL FOR HELP!  May 18Friday, from 12:30 to 2:00
Parents, guardians and other family members of our KMS ohana who would like a chance to help our students in the classroom, here is a great opportunity. 
Team 8B teachers (Mr. Chin, Mr. Fahy, Mr. Hankins, Mr. Lum and Ms. Ullian) have planned an exciting interdisciplinary unit about fisheries for their students. The teaching team needs adult volunteers on FridayMay 18 from 12:30 to 2:00,  to guide students through some of the hands-on activities such as throwing fishing nets, tying fishing knots and making fish prints. 

If you are interested in helping with this Team 8B activity, and even learning a little about fisheries yourself, please contact Mr. Chin at or call the school’s main office at (808) 307-0300 and leave your name and phone number so that Mr. Chin can return your call. Mahalo for supporting our teaching efforts!

EVERY CLIP COUNTS! Students, please remember to turn in your Box Tops  to your AA teacher by May 4 and help your class win a pizza party!  

Box Top coupons can be found on the packaging of many items that are usually purchased at the supermarket (food stuffs and household cleaning items). 
Box Top for Education

Check your cupboards at home, clip the Box Tops, put them in an envelope or plastic sandwich bag with your name and AA room number and then turn it in to your AA teacher before the expiration date listed on the Box Top.

Proceeds from Box Tops collections will help fund the purchase of books and reading incentive prizes for our KMS students. Last year, the clipped Box Tops earned $800.00 – please help our school reach this goal again!

MAHALO PARENTS – KMS Families continue to show support
Thank you to the family of Kalei Johnson their generous donation of board games for Ms. Teixeira’s students. Team 7B teachers send their thanks to the family of Natalie and Rosalie Heine for supplying them with much needed paper cups.

TEACHERS’ WISH LIST – Help our teachers, help our students!
Ms. Ishida 
(Special Education) is in need of facial tissue (Kleenex) and paper towels.
Ms. Teixeira (Counselor) requests new or slightly used board games and other quiet activities like Lego building blocks to promote positive social interaction in her classroom.

Ms. Turbeville’s 
award winning speech team would like to replace their small stash of cookies which was taken from their storage space.  If you would like to help them, please donate packaged cookies (hint: they really like Oreos and chocolate chip!).

Ms. Lulla 
(English) requests boxes of facial tissue (Kleenex) for her classroom.

Ms. Guardino’s 
(English Language Learners )classes are also in need of facial tissue  as well as new or gently used Dictionaries, English-to-Chinese/Chineseto-English as well as English-to-Tagalog/Tagalog-to-English.

Mr. Lee 
(English) needs new or used chapter books of all reading levels for his classroom library.

Team 7A 
teachers (Ms. Bott, Ms. Sepulveda,and Ms. Togashi) are requesting boxes of facial tissue (Kleenex).

From the Faculty ad Staff of Kawananakoa Middle School
        Have a safe and happy SPRING BREAK!

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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

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