At Pu’u Kukui we inspire a legacy of excellence
by creating a safe, positive, and respectful learning ‘ohana
where we BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, and LEAD.

"This institution is an equal opportunity provider."

Notice of non-discrimination and anti-harassment

EZ Meal application
EZ Meal applications - available 7/15/2016

PKES Wellness Policy

Family Handbook new

Sept. Breakfast/Lunch Menu
Schoolyear 16-17 Calendar
Non-instructional Days
Pu'u Kukui on District Map
A+ Registration (2013-14)
EZMeal Application
Department of Health Notice

(letter from Mr. Okamoto)

Pueo Pride

Dresscode & Uniform Policy
"My Choice Mondays" - To address Monday absence concerns, a change has been made to our student uniform policy. Our free-dress day is moved from Friday to Monday. Now, "My Choice Mondays" will be the one day each week students may wear clothes other than school uniforms. Tuesdays-Fridays the uniform policy will be in effect. For more information Visit the Family Handbook available here on our school website. This will be enforced starting the week of August 22nd. - Thank you,
Vice Principal Dillon


If you'd like to order Pu'u Kukui T-shirts they're now available at Automatic T-Shirt Printing.
<Student order form>

<Staff order form>

We would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to graphic designers Jessica and Jennifer Matsumoto, of Matsumoto Studio, who so generously donated their time in creating our school shirt and school logo design.


To share the history of Pu`u Kukui - Kumu Lahela (our Kindergarten teacher, Dawn Augustin) has prepared a brief history for our `ohana. Brief History of Pu`u Kukui

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If you're shopping Amazon, you can use the Shop Now! button below to earn money for our PTSA.Earn for Us - Shop Amazon Now

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Preschool Supplies-rev. 6/16
Kindergarten Supplies-rev. 5/16
Grade 1 Supply List-rev. 5/16
Grade 2 Supply List-rev. 7/16
Grade 3 Supply List-rev. 6/16
Grade 4 Supply List-rev. 5/16
Grade 5 Supply List-rev. 5/16


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Announcements - SpaceFEST - September 22nd and Movie Night, September 23rd.

Movie Night9/19/16 - The PTSA will be showing Angry Birds at the first Family Movie Night, this Friday, September 23rd. Doors will open at 5:30 and the movie will begin at 6:15. Please bring your own chairs and/or blankets. The PTSA will be providing free popcorn and will have candy and water for sale. Hope to see you there!

9/19/16 - If you signed up for SpaceFEST and received a confirmation receipt please remember to come on Thursday, September 22nd with your 2 liter bottle filled with water. Registration begins at 5:45 and the event ends at 8:00. If you got a confirmation and are not able to attend please contact the school at 727-3000 and leave a message for Shari Okada so that your spot can be given to another family on the waiting list. We are limited to 90 pairs (one adult and one child - grades 2-5).

Panda Flyer9/12/16 - PANDA EXPRESS Fund Raiser to help our 4th grade classes. On Wednesday, September 14th, the PTSA will be sponsoring a PANDA EXPRESS FundRaiser from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. You need to present a flyer to get credit for our school. <download flyer>

9/9/16 - IMPACT AID - Please help us collect federal impact aid funding for ourimpact aid school. An Impact Aid survey form was sent home this week and we are asking all families to complete the form and return it as soon as possible, even if you are not federally connected. <flyer with more information and details>

9/7/16 - Registration has been closed for the September 22nd SpaceFEST. Confirmation/waitlist flyers will be sent home with students on Friday, September 9th. If you sent in a registration form but didn't get a confirmation or a waitlist notice please contact Shari Okada @ 727-3000 and leave a voicemail message.

9/1/16 - School Closure - Due to weather conditions, Pu'u Kukui School will close on Friday, September 2nd at 12:00 noon. School lunch will be served following an adjusted time schedule. All students will be dismissed at noon. There will be no A+ and all school related activities will be cancelled. Buses will transport students home after school.

9/1/16 - Space FEST - is coming to Pu'u Kukui Elementary (Families Exploring Science Together), on Thursday, September 22nd. Art and Rene Kimura will be on campus to host a night of Family Science activities. A flyer was sent home on 8/31 with more details. The program begins with registration from 5:45-6:10 p.m. in the school cafeteria and will end at 8:00. Students in grades 2-5 may sign up to attend. Each child needs to be with one adult. We ask that younger siblings not be brought to the program. Please fill out and return the registration flyer that came home with your child or you can download a flyer here and complete it and return it to school as soon as you can <flyer and registration form>. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis and we are able to take 80 pairs. So get your registration turned back in to your teacher a.s.a.p.

Bricks4kidz8/17/16- Bricks4kidz is ready to begin again at Pu'u Kukui Elementary. Trigger your child's imagination and build his/her self-confidence through hands on STEM activities withLEGOs. Sign up at the Bricks4kidz website (click on View Classes). The first session begins on Tuesday, September 6th.

8/17/16 - The PTSA will be hosting a Membership and EZ-Meal application drive August 22-26th.  There will be prizes for the top participating classes including popsicle parties, a shave ice party, and possibly a school wide lunch bunch!  A flyer with more info and the PTSA membership form will be sent home. You may also find more information by clicking the PTSA website link on this page. EZ Meal application can be filled out online at  Thank you for your participation!

8/10/16 - We're getting ready to start our school service clubs. In addition to regular classroom service clubs we will be having the following clubs beginning in early September:

Students can read more details about the service clubs by looking at the Leadership Classified Ad. If students are interested in participating in a service club they can get a copy of the application form (or download it here) from their teacher and return it to the library by Thursday, August 18th.

8/4/16- Picture Day Aloha Pu'u Kukui Ohana! Thinking with the end in mind we wanted to let you know that picture day is coming up on August 17th and 18th. Picture Packets will be coming home soon. If you want to be proactive we have the price list on our school website <price list>

8/01/2016 - EZ Meal Applications Click on the link or visit our office if you need help applying online.

8/01/2016 - Job opportunities

Campus Plants6/2/2016 - Our 4th graders and our video/photography club worked this year to research and document the different plants that we have on our campus. Many are native, while others were introduced by the early Polynesians. The links below will take you to examples of their work.

Mystery Plant Game - Can you guess the plant from the clues that are given?
Spring Video Class - using the Picturing Science Process
Step into our Gardens - this is a movie slideshow featuring some of our favorite campus plants.

Habits of Happy Kids8/1/16 -
Checks now accepted! Pu`u Kukui School has begun accepting personal and business checks for payment. (Note: The Department of Education shall assess and collect an additional service charge of $25.00 for any dishonored (bad) check in accordance with Chapter 40-35.5 H.R.S.) Pu`u Kukui School will also maintaina list of individuals and organizations that have presented dishonored (bad) checks for payment. Check writing privileges will be suspended. Reinstatement of check writing privileges would be subject to administrator's approval.

Message from Mr. Okamoto

Mr. OkamotoAloha and welcome to Pu`u Kukui Elementary School!

Pu`u Kukui Elementary was named after the summit of the West Maui Mountains and can be defined as "hill of enlightenment."  Our goal is to create an environment where learning for all is of priority.

You are now an official Pu`u Kukui `Ohana (family) member.  Welcome to our family!  We will do our best to keep you informed, working together to assist your child to exceed their potential.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions or concerns.

This website will be used as a communication tool where you can find information about the school.

Successful children have families that make education a priority and participate in the school in some way.  If you are interested in getting involved in our school community, please let us know.  There are many ways to get involved.

Please click on the contact link on the website if you have any questions or need assistance.  We look forward to developing a positive relationship with you and hope to see you soon!


Chad Okamoto
Pu`u Kukui Elementary School     

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"Parental Right to Request Teacher Qualifications" - "As a parent/guardian of a Hawaii Department of Education student, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher(s) and the educational assistant(s) who instruct your child. Federal law allows you to ask for certain information about your child’s classroom teacher(s) and educational assistant(s) and requires us to give you this information in a timely manner upon request." Please contact our school office (727-3000) if you need the following information:

1. Whether the teacher has met licensing criteria and has earned the designation of Highly Qualified for the grade levels and subject areas in which he/she teaches.
2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived.
3. The teacherʻs college major, whether the teacher has any advancdd degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees; and
4. Whether any teachersʻ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.