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KMS Update 8/10/18

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Welcome to a new school year at Kawananakoa Middle School!
In our continuing effort to encourage communication between our
families and school, we have created the 
KMS Update which is an
email that will be sent directly to you every Friday afternoon with
important alerts, handy reminders and updates to keep you informed
and connected to our school.


IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:  

Thur     Aug 16         KMS Open House (see below for details)
Fri        Aug 17         Statehood (Admission) Holiday – 
no school
Fri        Aug 24
        Teachers’ Complex day – no school                                              
Mon     Sept 3          Labor Day Holiday – 
no school

WELCOME NEW INTERIM PRINCIPAL
It is with great pleasure that we welcome 
Mrs. Maureen Dunn who 
will be guiding our school until a permanent principal is selected.  
After 40 years of dedicated DOE service, former principal, Mrs. Sugibayashi 
is  now enjoying a well deserved retirement.  Warmest mahalo to both 
Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Sugibayashi. 
 
PLEASE JOIN US:                        

OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, August 16, 2018
KMS 
Auditorium
5:00 to 7:00 in the evening

Your child received an Open House 2018 Aud informational flyer (bright orange)
in AA today.  Please have your child complete the 
Student Schedule
portion (backside of flyer) and make sure to bring it to the Open House.

Open House Schedule 2018 Aud

Please be advised that  a few teachers are unable to attend Open House, 

but handouts will be available in the cafeteria for most of those classes.  

ALSO AT OPEN HOUSE:  Meet your PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Associ-
ation). Complete a membership form and help support Kawananakoa
Middle School.
PTSA MEMBERSHIP FORM 2018 – FINAL

PTSA Volunteer Form 2018 – FINAL

FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS
The National School Lunch program is a federally assisted program
based on family income eligibility which provides free or reduced
price student meals.  Student who had meal benefits last school
year, 
must reapply for the current school year.

Parents/guardians may submit applications online at 
ezmealapp.com  
and enter “Hawaii” to search for school district.

You may also pick up a paper application from our school main office
(Bldg A, 2nd floor).  Processing deadline of applications
 is September 18,
so submit you applications early and 
allow at least ten (10) working days
for processing.

WHAT’S COOKIN’ AT KMS? – August Breakfast and Lunch menus

Breakfast and Lunch menus August 2018

Mr. AbilleKMS Cafeteria Manager, and his staff have some great meals 
planned for August along with healthy snacks that are available for 
purchase during recess.

PLEASE TURN IN NOW TO AA 
The 
Parent-Student-School Compact which was distributed to all
students on August 7, is 
due immediately.  Parents should read, sign
the form and then have your child return it to their AA teacher now.  

Mahalo!

PARENT.STUDENT.SCHOOL COMPACT rev. 8_30_17


CALLING ALL ROAD WARRIORS!  Boys and girls cross country practice 
begins on  Monday, August 13,  from  3:00 to 4:00 pm. Please meet under 
the big tree near the school auditorium.  Please see Mr. Flatt in H202 to ask 
questions and to sign up.

STUDENT ID (on CLIP or LANYARD) IS REQUIRED
Students 
must wear their KMS ID on a lanyard or clip at all times during 
school hours.  The visible student ID helps ensure that only authorized 
students are on our campus and is part of our school’s effort  to keep our 
students safe.

Lost or damaged IDs must be replaced and can be purchased for $5.00
in the main office (Bldg A, 2nd floor). Replacement clips or lanyards can 
be purchased for $1.00.  Students who forget to bring their IDs to 
school should request a temporary ID from the school office before 
school begins.

Not wearing a school ID is considered a dress code violation and 
may result in detention (see page 14 of the Student Planner).

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM OUR KMS PTSA:
PTSA dry-fit t-shirt  sale –  These shirts are recognized as an approved 
alternative to the school cotton t-shirt uniform. Order forms and 
payments are due on Thursday, August 16

2018 KMS dry fit tshirt Order Form 070618 final

PTSA fall fundraiser – Coming soon!  Please be on the look out for
a PTSA packet (brown envelope) in your child’s school bag!

MAHALO TO OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS!
KMS would like to give a big thank you to 
Blessed Sacrament Church 
for their very generous donation of school supplies for our students.  
Community supporters such as Blessed Sacrament Church help to ensure 
the success of our school.


REFLECTION:  
“A smile is the universal welcome.”  — Max Eastman

Welcome to our school!         
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Please let us know if you prefer not to receive our weekly KMS UPDATE.
If you would like the KMS UPDATE to be sent to an additional or
alternate email address, please advise us.

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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