Thursday, August 23, 2012

Give With Target

Thank you to everyone who voted for Keone'ula on the Give With Target application on facebook!  We won $325 in Target gift cards for our school and placed 2nd in the State of Hawai'i.  The contest has ended early as Target has reached their goal.  Monies received from this contest will be used for our Outdoor Learning Center. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

KES School News Blog

Check out our KES School News Blog!  Ms. Firestone's 6th Grade Class will be updating the blog and sharing news about our school.  To access the new blog, click on additional KES blogs and click on KES School News Blog. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

KES Outdoor Learning Center Blog

Check out our KES Outdoor Learning Center Blog for pictures and videos of our completed Native Hawaiian Garden.  In the upper right hand corner of the blog, click on the KES International Peace Garden Blog link.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Mobi Gear Up and Give Back Program

Keone'ula families you are invited to visit any Mobi PCS retail store or Authorized Dealers during store hours between July 19 and August 31, 2012 and vote for Keone'ula using a custom-designed web application. No purchase is necessary and only one entry per e-mail address will be accepted. The school with the most votes on August 31 will receive a cash donation of $10,000. The second and third place schools will each receive donations of $5,000. Help us win money for the school! 

Disclaimer - Participation by schools is strictly voluntary. Publicity related to the program is not an endorsement of the company's products or services.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Hawaiian Electric Home Energy Challenge

Last year, we participated in the Hawaiian Electric Home Energy Challenge and we won 3rd place! We were awarded $3,000 which we will be using to start an aquaponics system at Keone'ula Elementary School this school year. We are aiming higher this year and would like to win first place in the HECO Home Energy Challenge! Help us win $10,000 for our school by signing up today to participate in the challenge! See our school website for more information

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Native Hawaiian Garden

We will be working on our Native Hawaiian Garden on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in joining us plese e-mail Ms. Obra at by July 18, 2012.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


Ms. Correia's Class had their vermicast harvest on May 21, 2012.  During the harvest, they separated the vermicast/worms from the unprocessed chunks.  After the harvest, students were able to separate the worms into 3 more additional worm bins which will be used by Mrs. Lactaoen, Mr. Matsuura, and Ms. Tasha Firestone's classes next school year.  The students had a fun time at the harvest!  The vermicast will be used in the school's Native Hawaiian garden.  Thank you to Mindy Jaffe, Waikiki Worm Company and the City and County for their support of this project!  Stay tuned for more information next school year! 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Congratulations to the Sialana Family!

Congratulations to the Sialana family who participated in the Hawaiian Electric Home Energy Challenge! They were entered into the Kumu Kit drawing and were chosen as the winners of the photovoltaic system!  Congratulations! 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

National Teacher Appreciation Week

National Teacher Appreciation Week runs from Monday, May 7, through Friday, May 11.  Join the DOE in celebrating our teachers and extending a warm mahalo to all of Hawaii's educators for their commitment, dedication, and hard work preparing public school students for college and careers.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New Recycling Bin

We have a new recycling bin on campus. Currently, the bin is located in our lower parking lot near our rubbish bins.  You can now place all recyclable materials into one bin. You do not have to sort your recyclable materials.  The bin will take the following recyclable items:  plastic bottles, glass bottles, newspapers, office paper, cardboard, aluminum cans and bi-metal cans.  We cannot take magazines, gloss paper, telephone books, ceramics, polystyrene foam, plastic bags, toys, confetti, shredded paper or trash. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

School Blogs

Check out our other school blogs.  Our Running Club just participated in the Global Youth Service Day with KIC Members.  Check out what the Running Club members have been up to this school year. Also check out Ms. Correia's class blog and see what they have been doing this quarter.  Last but not least check out our KES Peace Garden Blog to find out the progress of our Native Hawaiian Garden. KIC members have been busy starting up the garden and have been posting pics and their student reflections.  Awesome job students!  :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Community Recycling Bin

During the week of June 18-June 30, our community recycling bin will be removed from our campus. The City is phasing out the service contract for the Community Recycling Bin which will end on June 30, 2012. We are hoping to participate in a pilot program. Stay tuned for more information.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hawaiian Electric Home Energy Challenge

Thank you to all the KES families who participated in the Hawaiian Electric Home Energy Challenge! We just found out that we won 3rd place in the challenge! We look forward to participating in the challenge next school year! Results Keoneula Rev 1

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Earth Week Activities

KIC members are preparing for Earth Week activities. They have posted recycling facts around the campus. KIC members are planning a recycling drive and other activities during the week of April 16. Stay tuned for highlights.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Planner Contest Winner

Congratulations to Caitlyn Fu who won the 2012-2013 Planner Contest. Her artwork will be featured on next year's planner. Congratulations Caitlyn!
Planner Winner

Friday, March 30, 2012

Take Charge of Education - Shop at Target

Do you shop at Target? Do you have a REDcard? Sign up for Target’s REDcard and 1% of your REDcard purchases will be donated to Keone’ula Elementary School. So far, Target has donated $181 to Keone’ula. Thank you to everyone who has shopped at Target!

Earth Month: Mauka to Makai Clean Water Expo


Congratulations Roman and Macceybelle

Congratulations to Roman and Macceybelle!  Roman won 2nd place and Macceybelle won 3rd place in the 2012 International Aviation Art Contest.  Good Job!

Macceybelle's Picture - 3rd Place

Roman's Picture - 2nd Place

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Kokua Hawaii Foundation Grant

We were fortunate to get a Kokua Hawaii Foundation Grant which allowed Mrs. Morgan, Kindergarten teacher to attend an Early Worm Workshop. Her classroom recently investigated garden and composting worms. Enjoy the video!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spring Book Fair 2012

Spring Book Fair 2012

Honolulu 5K Run

5k Run Parent Letter

Thursday, February 16, 2012

School Quality Survey for Grade 4 & 5 Parents

Parents of 4th and 5th grade students don't forget to submit your School Quality Survey.  Watch a video about the School Quality Survey:  You have until March 30, 2012 to submit your survey.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Spring Picture Taking

Spring Picture taking will be taking place on February 16.  Students may wear free dress for picture taking.  Please follow dress code for free dress attire. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

January Box Tops for Education Contest

A big congratulation goes out to the following classes for bringing in the most box tops for the month of January:

K - E101 Mrs. Carlos
1 - G102 Mrs. Oakley
2 - F102 Mrs. Camacho
3 - F111 Ms. Lopez
4 - F201 Ms. Fong
5 - F209 Ms. Bagaosian
6 - H101 Ms. Coffin

Thank you to everyone who submitted box tops for the month of January!  The winning classes will get an extended recess.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Pennies for Patients

Beginning February 6, we will be participating in Pennies for Patients.  Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country.  The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  The collection will end on February 16, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Clothing Drive

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Clothing Drive!  Thank you to Grade 5 for organizing this service project!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kindergarten Registration SY 2012-2013

Register your child today for kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year.  For more registration information, go to our website at  Look under parents. Click on office information and click on registration information.  Registration time is from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hawaiian Electric Home Energy Challenge

We have received our mid-program results from the Home Energy Challenge.  For the months of October, November, and December, Keone'ula families have had a reduction of -11%.  We have about 2 more months to go with the challenge so we encourage you to continue with your conservation efforts! 
Remember that any family that has an overall reduction in their energy use at the end of the program (whether our school wins or not) will be able to participate in the drawing for a free photovoltaic system know as the Kumu Kit, courtesy of Hawaii Energy Connection.
Don't forget you can go to and download energy conservation tips from 101 Ways to Save and Power to Save.  Also be sure to review your electric usage on your monthly bills.  Pay attention to the kWh and not the dollar amount!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

School Quality Survey for 4th and 5th Grade Parents

Parents of 4th and 5th Grade Parents - On February 1, 2012, we will be sending home a School Quality Survey (SQS).  Results from the survey help us develop our School Improvement Plans.  Survey responses are strictly confidential.  The deadline for completing the survey is March 30, 2012.  Be on the look out for more information.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

School Blogs

Be sure to check out our other school blogs to see what our students are up to. If you look to the right of this page, you will see KES Additional School Blogs.  We have blogs for our Running Club, Ms. Correia's 4th Grade Class, and Kids Initiating Change.  Check it out today!