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by creating a safe, positive, and respectful learning ‘ohana
where we BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, and LEAD.

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"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

March 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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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 - No school Friday, March 10th-Planning and Collaboration Day for Teachers

Leadership Events coming up. Parent Night - March 9th and Leadership Day - March 17th

LEAD3/6/17 - Leadership Day is an opportunity for students to improve leadership skills and share the 7 Habits with community members and families.  Students will share song, dance, acting, class projects, hospitality, speaking skills and more!  

Leadership day is NOT about pageantry or’s about GROWING!!!

Parent Night - March 9th from 6:00-7:00 - everybody welcome - skits, songs, speeches
Leadership Day - March 17th - during school hours - community members by invitation only

Important Reminders for March 17th:

If you have any questions please contact Kristen Stafford, Leadership Coordinator @ 727-3016 or

Movie Night3/1/17 - Movie Night coming this Friday, March 3rd. The Pu'u Kukui PTSA will be playing Trolls in the cafeteria on Friday, March 3rd. Doors open at 5:30 and the movie begins at 6:15. Popcorn is free and water and treats will be sold. Blankets only in the front rows. Low back chairs in the middle rows. High-back chairs in the back rows.

Spring Fling2/13/17 - PKES Yearbook sales will run from February 13 to March 3. Order forms were sent home with your child. Yearbooks cost $15 each and can be purchased with cash or check. You can also order a yearbook online at

2/3/17 - Thank you to everyone who helped with the SPRING FLING. It was a lot of fun (even in the rain)

SPRING FLING - The PTSA is hosting its 3rd Annual Spring Fling event on Saturday, February 11th on the school grounds. The fun will kick off at 2:00 p.m. with a silent auction, student-run arcade, free field games, bouncing castles, food trucks, keiki I.D.s and a craft fair. The money raised from the Spring Fling will go directly into the classrooms to help fund a variety of activities the PTSA provides for the school. Auction items include: hotel stays, recreational activities, gift certificates to Maui's fabulous restaurants and much more, thanks to generous contibutions by our local community. The event is expected to end at 6:00 p.m. It's sure to be a fun filled day for the whole family! Hope to see you there!

Tickets for the games will be pre-sold on February 9th and 10th before and after school, in front of the office and the cafeteria. Buy your tickets early and save! 25 tickets for $20 - during the pre-sale only. Tickets at the event will be $1 each.

STEAM Exploratory1/27/17 - Thank you to everyone who helped and attended our K-1 STEAM Exploratory!! Click on the image to the right to see a video of highlights from the evening. Participants had the opportunity to view Kindergarten and First Grade Science Projects, visit STEAM stations and learn more about the 7 Habits for Happy Students. <download STEAM station descriptions and links to resources>

1/19/17 - Flu shots will be given on Monday, January 23rd for those students who signed up to get their shot at school. If you are getting a flu shot be sure to eat a good breakfast and drink plenty of water in the morning before you go to get your shot.

1/17/17 - We're having a STEAM Exploratory for students (and their parents) in Kindergarten and First Grade. Please join us on Thursday evening, January 26th (between 5:30 and 7:00) in our school cafeteria for an exciting STEAM evening. Doors will open at 5:30 and they will close at 7:00. Come anytime in between 5:30 and 7:00 for hands-on activities, student work displays and an opportunity to learn more about the 7 habits. Click on the flyer below to print off an RSVP form and to see more information. Please try to return all RSVPs by Friday, the 20th so that we have an idea of how many people will be attending.

STEAM Exploratory Flyer

12/16/16 - There have been several cases of the mumps in our complex area schools. Please read the following memo for more information. <Mumps Information>

bricks4kidzIn addition to our after school Programming and Robotics program, Bricks4Kidz will also be offering their after school program on Wednesdays beginning on January 11th. The focus for the next Bricks4Kidz session will be Pirates Quest. For more information see the Bricks4Kidz flyer.

Bricks4Kidz flyer

10/18/16 - Your Rights under the McKinney-Vento Act (Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001) see the flyer

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

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 teacher╩╗s college major, whether the teacher has any advancdd degrees and, if so, the subject of the degrees; and
4. Whether any teachers╩╗ aides or similar paraprofessionals provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.