Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from the teachers and staff members of Keone'ula!  

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The calendar is up and running.  You can access the school calendar at the bottom of the blog.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy Holidays

From the teachers and staff of Keone'ula, we would like to wish you a Happy Holidays!  Enjoy this time with your family! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lokahi Tree

We have 40 more Lokahi ornaments on our Christmas tree.  We would like to fulfill all Lokahi requests.  Come to the front office to check out our Lokahi Christmas tree and select an individual request and donate an unwrapped item. 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

KES Curbside Recycling Drive

Don't forget we will be conducting a curbside recycling drive beginning December 8 through December 10.  KIC members will be at the drop-off and pick-up area to collect HI 5 plastic/glass bottles (non-alcoholic) and aluminum cans.  If you are unable to drop off items during the scheduled time you can drop off items in our blue bins that are labeled.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

December and January Calendar of Events

The calendar (at the bottom of the blog) is not working properly.  Until the problem can be resolved here are important December and January dates:

December 8-10 - KIC Recycling Drive
December 9 - Parent Teacher Conference Forms Due
December 16 - End of 2nd Quarter/First Semester
December 16 - Kindergarten Activity:  Gingerbread Houses
December 17 - Furlough Day: No School
December 20-January 3 - Winter Vacation

January 4 - Students return to school
January 11 - Vision Screening for Grade 3
January 13-25 - Spring Fundraiser
January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday:  No school for students
January 26 - Parent Teacher Conferences:  Students Dismissed at 12:30
January 27-28 - Parent Teacher Conferences:  No school for students

Lokahi Tree

Our Lokahi Tree is located in the front office.  Donations will be accepted from now until the morning of December 16, 2010. 

Lokahi Tree

Lokahi Tree

Flu Season


Monday, November 29, 2010

Box Tops for Education

If you are avoiding the crowds at the malls this holiday season and are purchasing gifts online you can help us earn money for our school.  The Box Tops for Education website has links to various online stores such as Walmart, Macy's, Old Navy, Ann Taylor, Lands' End, JC Penny, Toys R Us, Target and Nordstrom to name a few.  We would like to encourage you to go through the Box Tops for Education website to make your purchases through their links.  Our school will get credited points without any additional costs to you.  The website is:  Also, clip Box Tops from hundreds of your favorite products!  For a full list of participating products, please check out the Box Tops website to view the listing.

Great American Can Round Up

Help us recycle and win money for the school.  Keone'ula has entered the Great American Can Round Up.  We are being challenged to see how aluminum cans we can recycle between now and Earth Day in April 22, 2011.  KIC will be spearheading this challenge.  Stay tuned for more information.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Haseko Christmas Card Winner

Congratulations to Michelle from Ms. Matsuura's class.  Michelle won the Haseko Christmas Card Contest.  Her design will be featured on the company's Christmas card.  Good job Michelle!

Happy Thanksgiving

From the teachers and staff of Keone'ula, wishing all of our families a Happy Thanksgiving!

There is no school for students on Thursday, 11/25 & Friday, 11/26.  We will see students back at school on Monday, 11/29.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Parent/'Teacher Conferences

Don't Forget - On December 1, the "Notification of Parent/Teacher Conference" forms will go home with the youngest and only child.  The form will be due on December 9.  Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for January 26, 27 and 28.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on January 26.  There is no school for students on January 27 & 28.

Tour of Ewa Makai and December Menu

Invitation and Menu

Reading Campaign Buttons

Reading Campaign Buttons

Friday, November 19, 2010

Volunteer Training

Volunteer training will be taking place on November 30 and December 7.  If you are interested in volunteering and attending the training session please contact Charol Danielson, PCNC, at 689-1380.

Transforming Hawaii's Public Schools

Transforming Hawaiis Public Schools Flyer FINAL

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Reading Campaign - Quarter 1

Reading Campaign 1st Quarter results

Congratulations to the following Grade Levels for meeting the 1st quarter reading campaign goal of 85%.

FSC (1 classroom) -             88%
Pre-School (2 classrooms) - 100%
Kindergarten (7 classrooms)- 86%
Grade 2 ( 6 classrooms) -  91%

(Percentage shown reflects  the average of all classrooms on the grade level.)

The 2nd quarter goal is 89%.

Coffee Hour - 11/23

Coffee Hour

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

From the students, teachers and staff members of Keone'ula Elementary School - Thank you to all veterans for your  service! Happy Veterans Day!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Dismissal Next Week

Our Family Fun Fair is right around the corner!  The schedule for next week is as follows:

Monday, Nov. 8 - Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 9 - Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 - Students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11 - Veterans Day - No school for students.
Friday, Nov. 12 - Students will be dismissed at 1:10 p.m.

Storm Water Info - Car Washes

MS4 City Car Wash Fact Sheet

Storm Water Info - Residential Tips

MS4 City Residential Fact Sheet

Storm Water Info - Home & Garden

MS4 City Home and Garden Fact Sheet

Stick It to Storm Water Pollution

MS4 DOT Stick It to Storm Water Pollution Booklet

November Menu

November Menu

Storm Water Info - City Auto Fact Sheet

MS4 City Auto Fact Sheet

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Family Fun Fair - Scrip

Scrip Flyer2

Kama'aina Kids - Winter Program

Christmas Break is right around the corner.  Kama'aina Kids will be providing a Winter Program beginning on December 20 and ending on December 30.  Stay tuned for more information.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

PC Day & Election Day

Don't forget - November 1 is our PC Day and November 2 is Election Day.  There is no school for students on these days.

Halloween Parade

Don't forget - We will be having our Halloween Parade on Friday, October 29, 2010.

Flu Clinic

Don't forget our Flu Clinic is right around the corner on Tuesday, October 26, 2010.

Kama'aina Kids - Thursday Pick-Up

If your child attends Kama'aina Kids afterschool program, this is just a reminder that the students will be on the field by F Building (2-story building).  You will need to pick up/sign-out your child by the field and not in the cafeteria.  This is only for Thursday, October 21.  Thank your for your assistance!

Monday, October 18, 2010

T-Shirt Design Contest

Military Child Walk Run

Make A Difference Week & Canned Good Drive

Don't forget this week is Make A Difference Week and our Canned Good Drive. 

Rotary Club - Dictionaries for 3rd Grade

Third graders received dictionaries from the Rotary Club today. 

AYP Banner

For meeting AYP, we received a banner which is displayed at the front of the office. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

Group Make-Up Picture Taking

The following classes will be taking their group make-up picture on Tuesday, October 26:

Grade K - Mrs. McGuire's Class
Grade 1 - Ms. Manliguis' Class & Mrs. Camacho's Class
Grade 3 - All grade 3 classes
Grade 6 - Ms. Coffin
Kids Initiating Change

Scrip Flyer

Scrip Flyer

Family Fun Fair - Release Schedule

Fun Fair Letter

Family Fun Fair

Script and Food Ad

Parents as Partners: A Writing Workshop

Don't forget to RSVP for the Parent Workshop.  The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 20. The Parent Workshop will be taking place on Thursday, October 28.

Class Treats

Parents - Please make sure you notify the teacher when you will be sending your child with a class treat.  This will ensure that there are enough treats for the students.

Fire Lane Parking

Parents - We are asking for your assistance.  When dropping off or picking up your child do not park in the fire lane. Thank you for your assistance.  

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Make-Up Picture Taking

Make-up picture taking has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 19.  Students who plan on retaking their pictures need to submit their previous picture taking envelope.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lost and Found

Please label your child's belongings so that items can be returned to your child.  All lost and found items can be claimed in the front office.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Make a Difference

Our Kids Initiating Change (KIC) will be conducting a Make a Difference Day from October 18-October 22.  The KIC group will be collecting items for the Ronald McDonald House of Charities.  Please see the attached for more information:

Canned Food Drive

Don't forget our Canned Food Drive will be held from October 18-October 22.  This canned food drive will help the Hawaii Food Bank.  Canned goods may be dropped off in the labeled boxes located in the front office.  See attached for more information.

Running Club

The Keone'ula Running Club is open to all students in grades K-6.  The club will focus on proper running technique, nutrition, hydration and safety.  The Road Runners Club of American Kids Run the Nation curriculum will be used for the program.  Each session will be 8 weeks long.  The Running Club is $30 per year (Jan. 1-Dec. 31).  There will be an informational meeting on November 4 at 2:15 p.m. in the library.  See attached for more information.

Canned Goods

Friday, October 1, 2010

Tutor.Com for Military Families

Military families be sure to check out  It is a free online service providing tutoring.  See the link for a video of how works: will be on the island of Oahu in October. There will be a series of family events at libraries and locations on the military installations. We encourage our military families to see the service and hear guest speakers. A list of events, locations, and times can be found on the Facebook page at

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October Menu

Fall Break

Don't forget Fall Break starts on October 4th.  Students return to school on Tuesday,October 12, 2010. 

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fundraiser Pick-Up

Don't forget the Fall Fundraiser (cinnamon bread, banana-mac nut bread, portugese sausage) Pick-Up will be on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Fundraising products will not be available after Saturday's pick-up.

Parking in Handicap Stalls

We are asking for your assistance.  Please do not park in a handicap stall unless you have a handicap placard.  The parking is reserved for cars with handicap placards.  We appreciate your assistance with this matter.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Voting Begins

Help us win $20,000 for our school. Go to beginning September 20 through November 12 and vote for Keone'ula Elementary School. The school with the most votes will win.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Family Reading Night

17th Annual Children & Youth Day

Mark your calendars - Sunday, October 3 is the 17th Annual Children & Youth Day from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  For more information see the following links:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bank for Education

During the period of September 18 through November 26, 2010, Keone'ula will receive a $25 award for each qualified account opened at American Savings Bank.  All of your family and friends need to do when they open one of the qualified accounts is ask American Savings to designate $25 to Keone'ula.  For more information about the Bank for Education Program refer to the following link:

Family Reading Night

Thank you to all who came out to the Family Reading Night activity!  It was a great turn out and there were alot of colorful and creative posters made.  The posters will be displayed around the campus.  You can view the posters in the library alcove, E, G and F Building.  You might find a family's favorite book that intrests you to read.
Thank you again to our families, military partner Navy Munitions Command Asia Division Detachment Pearl Harbor, and KES Staff for making this event a success! Stay tuned for video and pictures from the event.

Canned Food Drive

We will be holding our 5th annual canned food drive during the month of October.  During the month of October, we would like to encourage all students to bring in canned foods to be donated to the Hawai'i Food Bank.  Canned foods may be dropped off at the office or at your child's classroom.