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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Thur Apr 5 3rd Quarter Report Cards were 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)
Mon Apr 9 SBA testing begins (see more info below)
Mon Apr 9 School Community Council (SCC) Meeting 5:00 pm in KMS Library
Wed Apr 11 Punchbowl Festival – KMS Advanced Band performs
Thu Apr 12 Punchbowl Festival – KMS Beginning Band performs
(see below for more info)
Wed Apr 18 PTSA Fundraiser – 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
Fri Apr 27 Summer Programs Fair – 2:15 to 3:30 pm in the KMS Library
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
Mon Apr 30 Summer School registration/payment due
SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT (SBA) TESTING begins on Monday,
April 9 through Wednesday, April 25. Students will be on a modified
bell schedule on the Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays of the three
weeks of testing.
Please help us ensure that your child(ren) does well on the tests by
encouraging them to be well rested, well nourished and on time for school.
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
(The event starts at 8:00 am)
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 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,
SCHOOL COMMUNITY COUNCIL (SCC) MEETING
The SCC meeting will be held on Monday, April 9, from 5:00 pm in
the school library. Please see attached agenda.
(See attached file: SCC Agenda 4.9.18…doc)
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, 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 were distributed to all students but additional forms
may be picked up at the school main office (Bldg A, 2nd floor).
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!
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.
KMS BAND SCORES HIGH
The Kawananakoa Band participated in the Punchbowl Ensemble
Festival on March 2, at Stevenson Middle School. This joint event
with Stevenson MS and Central MS gave students the opportunity
to perform a short ensemble piece and then receive constructive
feedback from respected judges. Fifty-seven KMS band students
earned scores high enough to be awarded medals. Concert band
trumpet quartet (Dillon Ishimi, Abby Kiyosaki, Tyler Kuwabara,
and Austin Taniguchi) earned the only perfect score of the event.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Jason Chin, band director,
and his hard working students, on a job well done!
PUNCHBOWL BAND FESTIVAL
Please join our Kawananakoa Middle School band next week
as they join Stevenson MS and Central MS for the Annual Punchbowl
Band Festival. There will be two nights of exciting music at the
Hawaii Theater from 6:30 pm.
Wednesday, April 11 – Advanced Bands
Thursday, April 12 – Beginning Bands
Admission is FREE!
SAVE THE DATE – All on Friday, April 27
Summer Programs Fair/PTSA Market Day/STEAM Showcase
2:15 to 3:30 pm – Summer Programs Fair in the KMS library brings
together representatives from various summer programs in our community
(Roosevelt HS, PAL, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA, Liliha Library, Booth Park
Summer Fun, Lyon Arboretum, Palama Settlement and more) to share info
and application forms with our KMS ohana. If you haven’t decided what your
child will do this summer, please walk through our fair and pick up
information and forms.
2:15 to 7:00 pm – PTSA Market Day is a fundraising event to include
food trucks, crafts, fashion and food booths. Join the fun!
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 Science, Technology, Engineering,
the Arts and Math. Enjoy the bright spots of achievement and
creativity on display.
MAHALO to the family of Kari Kaita who generously donated
a large bag of Lego for Ms. Teixeira’s students. If you would like
to support our faculty, please see their wish list below.
TEACHERS’ WISH LIST – Help our teachers, help our students
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
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. 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-
Team 7A teachers (Ms. Bott, Ms. Sepulveda,and Ms. Togashi) are
requesting boxes of facial tissue (Kleenex).
REFLECTION – “Reality is created by the mind; we can change our
reality by changing our mind.” Plato, Greek philosopher
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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