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KMS Update 3/28/18

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Thu   Mar 29    PTSA Cybersecurity Presentation and
Students’ Movie Night  
“Coco”  – only those students 
                        who have turned in a parental permission form may attend.

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
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
                         (see below for more info)

Wed  Apr 18    PTSA Fund Raiser – Dave & Buster’s Power Card order forms 
                       and payments due in AA
Fri    Apr 27    Power Card order pick up  at the PTSA Market Day (more info 
                      to follow)

TONIGHT! PTSA CYBERSECURITY PRESENTATION –  March 29, 6:00 – 7:50 pm
Please join our KMS PTSA tonight 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
Also tonight, while parents and guardians are in the cybersecurity presentation in 
the library, students are invited to enjoy the movie, “Coco”, in the cafeteria.  

Parents must sign in their child(ren) at the beginning of the movie and are asked to
pick them promptly at the end of the movie which should be 7:50 pm.  There 
will not be any adult supervision after the end of the event.

(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  may attend. This is a PTSA sponsored event.

MORE FROM OUR KMS PTSA – Dave & Buster’s FUNraising Power Cards
In order for the KMS  PTSA to continue to support  our students and teachers 
with events like Students’ Movie Night, Parents’ Cybersecurity presentation, 
Campus Beautification, Career Day, as well as  provide equipment and supplies 
for the classroom, they have to raise FUNDS!  

Please support the Dave & Buster’s Power Card fund raiser by purchasing
$10 and/or $20 Power Cards – a great gift for birthdays, graduation and
appreciation. Packets will be distributed to all students on Thursday, March 29.

Power Card order forms and payments will be due on April 18 in AA.  Pick up of
cards will be on April 27 at the KMS Market Day (more info about this event will
follow).

Mahalo from your KMS PTSA!

SAVE THE DATE – DON’T MISS THE 2017 PARADE OF ORCHESTRAS
Enjoy the music of some of the best in school string orchestras, including our
very own KMS Advanced String Orchestra directed by Mr. Danny Mew.

What:    Hawaii String Teachers Association – Parade of Orchestras Festival
Where:  Pearl City Cultural Center
When:   Saturday, April 7 – Kawananakoa will perform at 2:00 pm
Cost:    $3 general admission/$1 children ages 5-9/FREE children 4 and under

Please join the KMS orchestra ohana and support our talented students!

KMS SPEECH TEAM GOES FOR THE GOLD
Let’s cheer on the KMS Speech Team as they compete in their final tournament 
of the school year on Saturday, April 7 at the Punahou Tabulated Speech Festival.

WHAT’S COOKIN’ AT KMS? – April breakfast and lunch menus

(See attached file: APRIL LUNCH 2018.pdf)(See attached file: APRIL BREAKFAST 2018.pdf)

BRAT FREE-DRESS DAY – Thursday, March 29
Congratulations to all students with no Behavior Referrals, Absences,or 
Tardies during the month of  March.  These students will be awarded a 
free-dress sticker which must be placed on the back of their ID card.

Free-dress day students are not required to wear their KMS uniform 
t-shirt, but must still adhere to the KMS dress code (see page 10 of
the Student Planner). Again, congratulations for displaying good
behavior and perfect attendance. 

PARENTS, YOU ARE NOT ALONE – The middle school years can be especially
challenging for parents as well as your young teens.  See the attached “Middle
Years” for some practical tips on working with your child for a successful
school year.

(See attached file: Middle Years 0418E.pdf)

MAHALO to the family of Jonah Villanueva who generously donated 10 
boxes of Kleenex to his very appreciative teachers.  If you would like
to support our faculty, please see their wish list below.

TEACHERS’ WISH LIST – Help our teachers, help our students
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.

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

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/Chinese-to-English as well as English-to-Tagalog/Tagalog-
to-English.

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

REFLECTION  
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible’.
                                   
                                                  ~ Audrey Hepburn, actress

Only 43 more instructional days left in this school year – do your best!
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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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