KMS Update 4/27/18


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

Fri      Apr  27   TONIGHT! Power Card order pick up  at the PTSA Market Day  
Fri      Apr  27   TONIGHTPTSA Market Day – 2:15 to 7:00 pm KMS cafeteria

Mon   Apr  30   Summer School registration/payment due

Mon   Apr  30   BRAT-free dress day

Thu    May 03   Summer Programs Fair – KMS Library 2:15 – 3:30 pm

Market Day –  Vendors will be stationed in and around the cafeteria 
from 2:15 until 7:00 pm.  Enjoy foods and fashion for sale – mini donuts, milk 
teas, shrimp plates, Mexican food, Filipino food, poke bowls, clothing, make up,
jewelry, and nail wraps. Our KSA and AVID  student groups will host exciting game 
booths and other fun activities for the whole family!  This is a much needed fund 
raising event organized and sponsored by the KMS PTSA to benefit all of our 
Kawananakoa students.

Click on the PTSA link for a list of the wonderful vendors that will 
be on campus.  KMS PTSA
STEAM Showcase will celebrate some of the outstanding work 
produced by our students in all academic and artistic disciplines 
including Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. 
Enjoy the bright spots of achievement and creativity on display. 
Check out the exhibits and mini musical performances in the cafeteria 
from 5:00 – 6:30. We are so proud of our students and want to show
off the results of their hard work and talents!

Dave and Buster’s Power Cards – Pick up your Dave and Buster’s 
order at the PTSA table on Market Day.  Thank you for your support!

SUMMER PROGRAMS FAIR – Thursday, May 3, 2:15 to 3:30 

The Kawananakoa School Summer Programs Fair (originally schedule for 
today) has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 3 from 2:15 to 3:30 pm 
in our school library.  

Summer will be here before you know it, so help your child have a super
summer of learning and recreation by planning ahead.  Come to the 
Summer Programs Fair to gather information and application forms, and
ask questions about some of the great summer programs found right here
in our community.

Participating programs include:  Kawananakoa Middle School
                                                  Roosevelt High School
                                                  Boys and Girls Club Hawaii
                                                  Liliha Library
                                                  Lyon Arboretum
                                                  Palama Settlement
                                                  Parks and Recreation Summer Fun
                                                  Police Activities League (PAL)
CYBER CAMP – Apply Now!
Applications for Summer CyberCamp are currently being accepted. Students 
will learn about  proper computer usage and cyber defense including protecting 
computers and computer networks from hacking.   

Students from last year’s class participated in the statewide competition of
CyberPatriot teams and earned second place state honors! 

Tentative schedule  for the camp:
Tuesday, June 12 – Friday June 15
8:00 am – 1:30 pm Tues – Thursday
8:00 am – 12:00 noon Friday

Monday, June 25 – Friday June 29
8:00 am – 12:00 noon

CyberCamp is FREE, and open only to KMS Students.  Students are expected 
to attend all sessions .  Students who are  also be enrolled in KMS Summer School 
Enrichment programs will be excused from their enrichment classes during 
CyberCamp days.  

Please see Mr. Hankins in K302 or Mrs. Miyata in K301 during non-class 
time for more information and application forms. Students will be notified around 
May 14 if they are accepted into the CyberCamp program. 

In order to participate in upcoming student events, student fees ($30) and other
financial obligations (lost library and text books, negative meal accounts) must
be paid in full and kept up to date.  Please come in to the school main office
to settle your account in  cash before the day of the student event.

May  22      6th grade class day
May  24      7th grade class day
May  30      8th grade Promotion Ceremony and Banquet

Mahalo for your cooperation.

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

(See attached file: MAY BREAKFAST.pdf)(See attached file: MAYLUNCH 2018 – Copy.pdf)

BRAT FREE-DRESS DAY – Wednesday, February 28th
Congratulations to all students with no Behavior Referrals, Absences,or 
Tardies during the month of  February.  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. 

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, should 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)

PARENT VOLUNTEERS and TENTS NEEDED – 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. 

The 8B teachers would also like to borrow five pop-up tents to house
some of the activities. Please contact any of the teacher if you have a
tent that they may use. 

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!

MAHALO to the family of Noah Iyamatsu for donating a large bag of
books for Mr. Lee’s classroom library. Your generous donation will
help to encourage reading as a quiet time activity. 

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.

REFLECTION – “The home is the child’s first school, the parent is the 
child’s first teacher, and reading is the child’s first subject.”
                                 ~ Barbara Bush, former first lady of the United States

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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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