Sunday, November 27, 2011

Storm Water Information

Each year we are required to share information about our storm drain system and water pollution tips.  Please check out our school website for information about our storm drains. We have included resources for families. You can help us take care of our storm drains to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy our oceans too!  Go to our school website: Click on Programs. Click on Administration. Click on Storm Drains.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Ewa Makai Middle School Band

Students in grades 4-6 were treated to a performance by the Ewa Makai Middle School Band under the direction of Mr. John Iyoki.  Students enjoyed the performance!  We also enjoyed welcoming back former Keone'ula Elementary School students!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


We would like to wish our students and families a Happy Thanksgiving. There is no school for students on Thursday, 11/24 & Friday, 11/25.  We will see students back at school on Monday, 11/28.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

School Traffic

We need your help!  During our morning and afternoon traffic hours, please be on the look out for students crossing the streets.  We are still without a traffic crossing guard. Together we can ensure that our students get to and from school safely! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

We Have School on Monday, November 7

We have school on Monday, November 7, 2011. Students should report to school.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Energy Saving Tips for the Week of October 30, 2011

Energy Saving Tips for the Week of October 30

Energy saving tips for families.

Here are energy saving tips for the Week of October 30:
Home Cooling Tips
  • Set your air conditioning thermostat to the warmest comfortable setting.  Each degree above 75 degrees F saves approximately 3% of the energy used to cool your home.
Water Heating Tips
  • Lower the setting on your water heater to 120 degrees F to 12 degrees F.  Reducing the water heater temperature saves energy by reducing heat loss.
  • Shorten showers.  Cutting just two minutes per shower could save up to 1,533 kWh and $460 per year.
Refrigerator Tips
  • Consider doing without an ice maker and ice dispenser.  Automatic ice makers through-the-door dispensers increase energy use by 14% to 20% and raise the purchase price $75 to $250.
  • Look for a refrigerator with automatic moisture control, which prevents moisture acumulation on the cabinet exterior without the use of a heater.
  • Set refrigerator temperature between 37 degrees F and 40 degrees F in the refrigerator section and 0 degrees in the freezer.
Lighting Tips
  • Choose Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) as they typically use 75% less energy and last up to 10 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs.  Changing one regular 100-watt bulb to an energy saving CFL, can save 80 kWh and more than $24 per year per bulb, when used 3 hours a day.
  • Consider three-way lamps as they make it easier to keep lighting levels low when brighter light is not necessary.
  • When possible, locate floor, table, and hanging lamps in the corner of a room to reflect more light rather than against a flat wall.
Clothes Washer Tips
  • Use cold water wash whenever possible.  Water heating accounts for 90% of the energy used by your washing machine.
  • Set the correct water level on your washer for the size of the load for optimal efficiency.
For more energy saving tips, look under Programs. Click on Administration and click on Hawaiian Electric Home Energy Challenge.  Energy tips taken from 101 Ways to Save Money. 

Emergency Alert System Test - November 9

As part of their ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for all hazards, and that the U.S. public can receive critical and vital information, should it ever be needed.  The first nationwide test will be conducted Wednesday, November 9 at 2 p.m. ET.  This test may last up to three and a half minutes, and will be transmitted via television and radio stations within the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii, the territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. Similar to local emergency alert system tests, an audio message will interrupt television and radio programming indicating: “This is a test.” When the test is over, regular programming will resume.  For more information about the nationwide Emergency Alert System test, please visit and <> .   On November 9 at 2 p.m. EDT, please remember: Don’t stress; it’s only a test.