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KMS Update 4/20/18

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Mon  Apr 23    SCC nominations for Parent and Parent-Alternate position due

Fri    Apr 27    Power Card order pick up  at the PTSA Market Day  

Fri    Apr  27    PTSA Market Day – 2:15 to 7:00 pm KMS cafeteria

Fri    Apr  27    STEAM Showcase – 5:00 to 6:30 pm KMS cafeteria

 
Fri  Apr 27     Summer Program Fair – POSTPONED; new date TBA

Mon  Apr 30   Summer School registration/payment due


Mon Apr 30  BRAT-free dress day


SAVE THE DATE – All on Friday, April 27
PTSA Market Day/STEAM Showcase2:15 to 7:00 pm –  PTSA Market Day  is a fundraising event to include
  food trucks, crafts, fashion and food booths.  Click on the PTSA link for

  a list of the wonderful vendors that will be on campus.
  Join the fun!  KMS PTSA
   
5:00 to 6:30 pm –  STEAM Showcase  will celebrate some of the
  outstanding work produced by our students in all academic and 
  artistic disciplines including  S cience,  T echnology , E ngineering,
  the  A rts and  M ath. Enjoy the bright spots of achievement and 
  creativity on display. SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT (SBA) TESTING  continues on MondayApril 23 through Wednesday, April 25.  Students will be on a modified bell schedule on the Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays of the remaining
two weeks of testing.  

  (See attached file: Modified Schedule 4_9-4_27.pdf)  
Please help us ensure that your child does well on the tests by encouraging them to be well rested, well nourished and  on time for school .

A MESSAGE FROM KMS PTSA – Dave & Buster’s 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, PTSA must raise FUNDS!  The Power Card order forms and

payment deadline has been extended to Monday, April 23 in the school office .

Pick  up your order on April 27 at the  KMS Market Day. 

Mahalo from your KMS PTSA!

SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL (SCC)  invites parents to send in nominations
(with the nominee’s consent) or volunteer themselves for the parent or alternate
positions on the SCC for next school year 2018-19.  The SCC meets once a month 
on a Monday evening, from 5:00 pm in the school library. Please see the school 
website  kawananakoams.org  for more information about the SCC.  

All nominations must be received by Monday, April 23  in the school main office
or email to ann_yasui@notes.k12.hi.us.  Please provide your name, who you are 
nominating (including yourself), and your email address and phone number. 

MEAL ACCOUNT POLICY 
According to  DOE Policy SP 46-2016 , unpaid meal charges should not exceed 
the cash equivalent of seven days of lunch.  Therefore, students who pay full 
price cannot exceed a negative balance of  $25.20 . Students who pay a reduced 
price cannot exceed a negative balance of  $4.90 .  Additionally, students who 
receive free lunch cannot exceed a negative balance of $5.50, which is the cost 
of a second meal.  Furthermore, schools will disallow the charging of a la carte 
or extra items, such as extra milk or snacks, by any child with a negative balance.  

To deposit money into your child’s lunch account, please bring a payment (cash only) 
to the school main office (Bldg A, 2nd floor) and fill out a meal deposit form.  An 
office staff member will write a receipt for the payment.

Mahalo for your cooperation

KMS SUMMER SCHOOL  information booklets and application forms are 
available now in the school main office (Bldg A, 2nd floor).  

Completed and signed forms along with full tuition payment in check
or cash, must be received by Monday, April 30.  Please follow the
registration procedure as noted in the registration booklet.

The summer term begins on Tuesday, June 5  and ends on Tuesday,
July 3.

(See attached file: 2018KMSsummerBrochure.pdf) (See attached file: 2018KMSsummerschoolApp.pdf)

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  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. 

If you are interested in helping with this Team 8B activity, and even 
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!

TEACHERS’ WISH LIST – Help our teachers, help our students 
Ms. Ishida  is planning for her summer school arts & crafts class.  She 
requests origami folding paper for her summer session students.

Ms.Turbeville ( Speech Team) requests four to six folding or stackable 
stools or chairs for the speech team’s practice room.

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.

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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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