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KMS Update 3/23/18

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Mon    Mar 26      Prince Kuhio Holiday – No school
Tue     Mar 27      4th Quarter begins – Welcome back to school!

Wed   Mar 28     Sign up/parental permission slips due in school 
                        main office for “Coco” PTSA Movie Night.      

Thu   Mar 29     PTSA Cybersecurity Presentation for parents 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

Mon   Apr  2      HSA Science testing begins for 8th graders (4/2, 4/4, 4/5, 
                         and 4/6).

Thur  Apr  5      3rd Quarter Report Cards will be distributed to students in AA.

Sat    Apr  7      Speech Team competes at Punahou Tabulated Speech Festival 
Sat    Apr  7      KMS Advanced String Orchestra at Parade of Orchestras Festival

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 Aquino
KMS 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 last week.  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.

HAWAII STATE ASSESSMENT – 8TH GRADE SCIENCE 
8th graders will begin HSA Science testing during the week of  April 2.  Tests will 
be administered on April 2, 4, 5, and 6. 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 18, Friday, 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 Friday, May 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 (gyotaku). 

If you are interested in helping with this Team 8B activity, and perhaps learning a 
little about fisheries yourself, please contact Mr. Chin at jason_chin@notes.k12.hi.us 
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). 
 

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!

REFLECTION
“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet:

You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself.”
                
                – Mrs. Wasit of Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time
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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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